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What a spectacle! 

20 Nov 17

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Birmingham Updates launches job platform for the city.  

20 Nov 17

Birmingham Updates (BU), the regions most engaged news source , is pleased to announce the launch of a new jobs platform for the city.


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Members of the public and police officers save a man who had jumped from a motorway bridge on the M5. 

20 Nov 17

Well done to some quick thinking members of the public and police officers whose actions helped to save a man who had jumped from a motorway bridge on Friday evening (17/11).


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Man found with over 50 stolen mobile phones following Royal Blood gig at Arena Birmingham 

19 Nov 17

A man, aged 22, has been arrested after over 50 mobile phones were reported stolen during a Royal Blood gig held at Arena Birmingham on Saturday night (18/11).


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Birmingham City University is looking for students to join their Nursing courses. 

15 Nov 17

Whether you’re looking for a career in Nursing or just thinking about a change of direction,   Birmingham City University’s Nursing courses start in January 2018 and could be the perfect option for you.


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Kings Norton man sentenced to six years imprisonment for raping a teenager.  

15 Nov 17

A man who befriended a teenage girl before raping her has been sentences to six year imprisonment Fesal Aidarus, aged 17 at the time, from Kings Norton, took advantage of the teen after meeting through a mutual friend one evening in October 2015.


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Firefighters extinguish fire inside a grade II-listed building in Harborne. 

15 Nov 17

Firefighters were dispatched to the former cinema and bingo hall on Harborne High Street, at around 7:30AM this morning (15/11), to reports of a smoke coming from the building.


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Guns and a stash of ammunition seized during a dawn raid in Billesley.  

14 Nov 17

A handgun, sawn-off shot gun and a stash of ammunition have been recovered by West Midlands Police during a dawn raid on Colemeadow Road in Billesley, at around 5.15AM this morning (14/11).


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Cat found wandering the streets looks like legendary detective Hercule Poirot.  

14 Nov 17

The RSPCA Birmingham Animal Centre has a kitten in its care with a rather impressive moustache similar to that of the legendary detective Hercule Poirot.


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The award-winning Indian restaurant Lasan has re-launched in the Jewellery Quarter 

14 Nov 17

On Friday the 27th of October, the luxury Indian dining restaurant Lasan reopened for business.


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Mayor Andy Street travels to Finland to see how they are tackling homelessness and rough sleeping. 

14 Nov 17

West Midlands metro mayor Andy Street travels to Finland to see how they are tackling homelessness and rough sleeping.


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Be dazzled by the Magical Lantern Festival in Kings Heath Park this Christmas 

14 Nov 17

The Magical Lantern Festival in Birmingham is returning this Christmas between November 24th and January 1st and will be located in the stunning grounds of Kings Heath Park.


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Passengers advised to plan their travel as the city gears up for record Christmas crowds 

14 Nov 17

The start of the famous Frankfurt Christmas Market signals the start of the busiest time of year in Birmingham and passengers are being urged to plan their journeys and allow extra time when travelling by train.


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Kick-start your kid’s career with the help of The Skills Show 

13 Nov 17

We spend years investing into our children and we often ask them what profession they want to pursue, be it hairdressing, engineering, construction etc.


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Police cars damaged whilst officers attended a Remembrance parade in Erdington 

13 Nov 17

Chief Superintendent Kenny Bell, from Birmingham East Police, is appealing for witnesses after two police cars were damaged as officers attended a Remembrance parade in Erdington on Sunday (12/11).


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Major training exercise held in Bullring and Grand Central in the city centre. 

13 Nov 17

West Midlands Police, West Midlands Ambulance Service and West Midlands Fire Service took part in a live play training exercise at Bullring and Grand Central in the city centre on Sunday (12/11).


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Police patrols stepped up ahead of Frankfurt Christmas Market arrival 

10 Nov 17

Our policing patrols have been stepped up as we prepare for the arrival of the  Frankfurt Christmas Market, which opens on 16th November.


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Arts minister visits the Library of Birmingham 

10 Nov 17

The Library of Birmingham’s role in supporting innovation and creativity was praised during a visit by the Government’s arts minister on Wednesday (08/11).


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Indulge yourself and enjoy one of the top five treatments at the Malmaison Spa 

9 Nov 17

Everyone loves a spa treatment and more importantly, everyone needs a spa treatment.


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Woman sadly dies following a hit and run in Handsworth. 

9 Nov 17

Sgt Alan Wood, from the West Midlands Police collision investigation unit, is appealing for information after a woman, aged 62, sadly died following a collision involving a car which failed to stop in Handsworth.


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Big, big plans are afoot at the Custard Factory. 

9 Nov 17

If you look across the country in search of for bright spots, you will find that Birmingham is beaming stronger than it has done for decades, possibly centuries.


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5 Advent calendars from John Lewis you absolutely need to be opening this December 

9 Nov 17

I know it’s only the beginning of November, but let’s be honest we’re all already excited about Christmas.


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Incredibly lucky escape after railing penetrates side of car in Smethwick. 

8 Nov 17

A man has had an extraordinary escape from serious injury after a metal railing penetrated the side of the car that he was in.


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Assistant Chief Constable of West Midlands Police suspended. 

8 Nov 17

A senior West Midlands Police officer been suspended after being summonsed for an offence under the Official Secrets Act.


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Man sadly dies in hospital after firework attack at his home in Tile Cross 

7 Nov 17

A man who was injured in a fire caused by a firework at his home in Tile Cross has sadly died in hospital.


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Lord Mayor of Birmingham will lead the Remembrance Day Service in Victoria Square 

7 Nov 17

Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Anne Underwood, will lead the Remembrance Day Service and Parade on Sunday 12th November in Victoria Square.


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Actor and comedian Adil Ray OBE appointed as patron of Acorns Children’s Hospice 

7 Nov 17

Acorns Children’s Hospice is delighted to announce the appointment of Adil Ray OBE as a Patron for the charity.


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Woman who posed as a police officer charged over a series of distraction burglaries 

7 Nov 17

West Midlands Police has charged Derrol Flynn over a series of distraction burglaries in which it’s alleged she posed as a police officer to trick her way into people’s homes.


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Help make Christmas extra special for care leavers this year. 

7 Nov 17

Organisers of a Christmas Day dinner for care leavers in Birmingham have launched an appeal for donations, presents, volunteers and transport to help make the magic happen.


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University of Birmingham launches campaign to bring cycle hire scheme onto campus 

6 Nov 17

The University of Birmingham has today (06/11) launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign to bring cycle hire scheme onto campus.


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Man sentenced to six years following a fatal collision in Selly Oak 

6 Nov 17

A speeding driver Luke Harrington, from Longbridge, has been sentenced to six years after being involved in a fatal collision in Selly Oak.


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Bear Grylls to open an epic £20M adventure centre in Birmingham next year 

6 Nov 17

Merlin Entertainments has this morning (06/11) announced the next chapter in its growing portfolio of exciting attractions with The Bear Grylls Adventure.


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Teenage girl taken to hospital after being attacked in the city centre. 

3 Nov 17

A girl, aged 17, has been taken to hospital this evening after she was reportedly attacked by a group of teenagers inside Boots on High Street in the City Centre.


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Don’t Miss ‘Killer’ Cocktails at The Sky Bar in Resorts World. 

3 Nov 17

Somebody told us that The Killers are coming to the Genting Arena on the 6th and the 7th of November.


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A group armed with weapons launch a targeted attack on Witton Lodge Road. 

3 Nov 17

An investigation is underway following reports of disorder outside a restaurant on Witton Lodge Road just after 9.15PM on Thursday night (02/11).


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Burglary suspect caught on camera in a tight spot in Handsworth 

3 Nov 17

A suspected burglar bit off more than he could chew when he got stuck in an extractor at a takeaway for SEVEN HOURS and had to shout to passers-by for help.


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Remember this famous question? What do you want to do when you’re older? 

2 Nov 17

It may seem like a distant memory but it’s one which many young adults and children are faced with as they make their way through education, and it can be daunting.


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Owners of The Nightingale nightclub fined after an employee fell down a lift shaft 

1 Nov 17

Owners of The Nightingale nightclub have been fined £10,000 at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today (01/11), after an employee fell 13ft down a lift shaft at the club.


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The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is coming to town next month. 

1 Nov 17

You’ve seen the Coca-Cola Christmas truck on TV… now see it in real life! The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is coming to town on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December.


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Shots fired at a kebab house on Soho Road in Handsworth. 

1 Nov 17

An investigation has been launched after shots were fired at a kabab house in Handsworth on Tuesday night (31/10).


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Investigation underway after fireworks were thrown into moving traffic in Moseley. 

1 Nov 17

An investigation is underway after a group of people, believed to be teenagers, were captured on video throwing fireworks into moving traffic on Alcester Road in Moseley.


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Cure Leukaemia, Elegant Entertainment and Malmaison team up for the biggest and best music quiz of the year!  

31 Oct 17

We all love a good quiz, and the music round is always a big hit, but how about getting the West Midlands’ premier entertainment group to do it all live? Cure Leukaemia ,  Elegant Entertainment  and  Malmaison  Birmingham are teaming up for …


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Ten things you might not know about degree apprenticeships 

31 Oct 17

Degree apprenticeships are the new way to get a degree and professional experience by learning on the job.


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The Peaky Blinders Series Four Premiere In Birmingham 

31 Oct 17

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the BBC has finally announced that the first episode of Peaky Blinders Series 4 will be aired on Wednesday the 15th of November, on BBC 2 at 9 PM.


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Fourteen off-roaders and quad bikes seized following a series of dawn raids across the region 

31 Oct 17

Suspected bike menaces got a rude awakening on Monday (30/10) as West Midlands Police executed 28 dawn raids in an operation targeting louts who plague communities and intimidate road users.


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Five Ways MyBull Can Help You Keep Warm This Week 

30 Oct 17

It’s Monday, the clocks have just gone back and it’s flipping freezing outside.


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Have you used Street Link to help a rough sleeper? 

30 Oct 17

Have you used Street Link to help a rough sleeper? Please spread the word so others can too.


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Investigation launched following a reports of a woman threatened with a knife near New Street Station 

30 Oct 17

Officers, from Birmingham Central Police Station, have launched an investigation after receiving a report that a woman was threatened with a knife, at around 3AM this morning (30/10).


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Birmingham derby between Birmingham City and Aston Villa passed without major disorder 

30 Oct 17

The Birmingham derby between Birmingham City and Aston Villa passed by without major disorder on Sunday afternoon (29/10).


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Birmingham to travel back 100 years for the premiere of Peaky Blinders. 

28 Oct 17

This Monday (30/10) fans from Birmingham, the Black Country and beyond are donning on their flat caps for the premiere of Steven Knight’s critically acclaimed Peaky Blinders.


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Teenager sadly dies following a serious collision in Yardley. 

27 Oct 17

A boy, aged 17, has sadly died following a serious collision involving a car and a van on Church Road, near Swan Island, in Yardley on Thursday (26/10).


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Here’s 10 reasons why you should visit Resorts World Birmingham this weekend 

26 Oct 17

Resorts World is the perfect destination for a day out this Winter.


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Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Police working in partnership for a safer Christmas in Birmingham 

26 Oct 17

Birmingham City Council is working in partnership with West Midlands Police and traders from the Frankfurt Christmas Market to install security measures ahead of this year’s festivities.


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The UK’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event is coming to the NEC 

26 Oct 17

From the 16th to the 18th of November the UK’s largest skills and careers event is coming to Birmingham’s NEC.


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Birmingham is one of Britain’s top 10 smartest cities in the second UK Smart Cities Index 

25 Oct 17

Birmingham is one of Britain’s top 10 smartest cities in the second UK Smart Cities Index, commissioned by Huawei UK and conducted by Navigant Consulting The report is based on evaluations of 20 cities and their strategies, key projects and overall…


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Skills shortages the biggest obstacle to growth, says Chambers of Commerce report 

25 Oct 17

Skills shortages are the biggest obstacle to economic growth in Birmingham, a major new report published today (25/10) has revealed.


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Man hit over the head with a baseball bat during a robbery in the Jewellery Quarter 

25 Oct 17

Detectives are appealing for information after a man was hit over the head with a baseball bat during an armed robbery in Jewellery Quarter.


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New signs rolled out at hotspot sites across the city to warn fly-tippers they are being watched 

24 Oct 17

New signs warning potential fly-tippers of Birmingham City Council’s approach to the problem are being rolled out at hotspot sites across the city.


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Top Five Places to Eat and Drink with MyBull This Week 

23 Oct 17

During a hectic week of work it is important to allow some time to treat yo’ self, which is why I (Sally Farrant ,  Lifestyle Editor at Birmingham Updates) have hand-picked 5 amazing bars and restaurants for you to experience.


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Teenager charged with terrorism offences after being arrested at Birmingham Airport 

23 Oct 17

Detectives from West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit have today (23/10) charged a Birmingham teenager with terrorism offences.