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Runway closed at Birmingham Airport after emergency landing. 

16 Jun 18

Birmingham Airport has closed its runway after an emergency landing.


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McDonald’s set to swap plastic straws for paper straws from certified sustainable sources. 

15 Jun 18

McDonald’s, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Big Mac burger earlier this year, has announced today (15/06) that it will be replacing all of its plastic straws with paper ones.


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Digbeth to welcome The Mill a new bar and event space complete with roof-top garden. 

15 Jun 18

The Mill will open in September, offering a brand-new and amazingly spacious venue.


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Record 140,000 Muslims attend Eid Mubarak celebration in Small Heath Park 

15 Jun 18

Our wonderful city welcomed a record-breaking 140,000 Muslims today (15/06) for Europe’s largest Eid celebration – the day to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.


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Smarties embrace the Unicorn craze by releasing limited edition pastel packs. 

14 Jun 18

From onesies to gin, the Unicorn craze is showing no signs of slowing down as Smarties gallop onto the bandwagon! The fairy-tale creature has gained its only limited edition pack to call its own with delicate colours in its honour.


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Loaf collaborate with Lap-fai Lee for far-eastern flavour themed pop-up Team Rice. 

14 Jun 18

The 12 th July will see Loaf Bakery and Cookery School host #TeamRice where city famous chef Lap-fai Lee will cook up an absolute storm with a mouth-watering menu, in the suburbs of Stirchley.


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Birmingham City Football Club has renamed its stadium to St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium. 

14 Jun 18

With immediate effect, Birmingham City Football Club stadium will be renamed St.


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A huge late night food and drinks market is announced for Digbeth to mirror famed European set-ups. 

14 Jun 18

Boxxed on Digbeth’s Floodgate Street is set to transform into a late night food and drinks market, Boxxed Social, as the music venue, as is, will shut up shop in June, ready for transformation in order to mirror similar set-ups in the capital and …


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A new ping-pong bar is coming to town perfect for a wind-down after work. 

13 Jun 18

Serve is set to be the newest of battiest ventures coming to town in the near future.


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Beer Day Britain is coming this Friday and MyBull has got you covered. 

13 Jun 18

This Friday, Beer Day Britain returns which means many a post-work pint is on the way.


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David Attenborough is urging you to ‘save the bees’. 

13 Jun 18

Bees are amazing and fulfil a vital role in our ecosystem, (if you don’t believe me then watch Bee Movie!).


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Joe Lycett scores Channel 4 show ‘Got Your Back’ thanks to his famed catalogue of hilarious consumer complaints. 

13 Jun 18

Following a successful pilot of the show Channel 4 have decided to commission a full series that will follow comedian Joe Lycett as he uses his nurtured skill for complaining to gain consumer justice on behalf of the UK public.


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Recycling is really important in creating a cleaner, greener Birmingham and we can all play a part, says Birmingham City Council 

13 Jun 18

Recycling.


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Bring your squad to Resorts World as they kick-off the World Cup with amazing deals on their food and drinks. 

12 Jun 18

Lads and ladies rejoice! The World Cup is coming, the weather is fine and the World Bar and Sports Bar at Resorts World invite you and your squad to watch those all-important games with no-fuss food and drinks deals, ensuring you remain fed and …


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Love Wine Festival is coming to town this autumn and is set to go down well with plenty of tasting involved. 

12 Jun 18

Remember, remember the 10 th of November, as The Burlington Hotel will be hosting a day that only wine lovers have dreamed about! Love Wine Birmingham is an event that brings together enthusiasts to taste, learn and buy wines of fantastic quality.


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Capstone Foster Care answer the most common questions surrounding foster care and appeal for families to get involved in providing their children a brighter future.  

12 Jun 18

Capstone is a Midlands based independent fostering agency.


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Jaguar Land Rover to move production of its Discovery model from Solihull to Slovakia.  

12 Jun 18

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that is will be moving production of its Land Rover Discovery SUV model from the Solihull factory to Slovakia from next year.


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Tuck into this huge variety of cheesy of treats at these fabulous restaurants. 

12 Jun 18

You’d be hard pushed to find a person who doesn’t love a chunk of cheese.


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West Midlands Police urges drivers to help combat car crime 

12 Jun 18

West Midlands Police are urging car owners to use visible deterrents such as steering wheel locks to protect their vehicles – after the crime-fighting kit has successfully helped to combat thieves.


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Father’s Day is fast approaching and here are some tips on where to take him for hearty treats galore. 

11 Jun 18

What better way to treat your pops, than by spending some quality time with him this up and coming Father’s Day (17/06).


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Why hay fever is so bad this year and what you can to do to help 

11 Jun 18

If, like me, you suffer from hay fever then I do not doubt that you have been particularly suffering this year.


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Police to introduce new roadside breathalyser technology allowing for on-the-spot proof of drink driving. 

11 Jun 18

The government has announced tougher measures on drink-driving in order to improve road safety.


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Investigation launched after cyclist was seriously injured in a collision in Bordesley Green 

11 Jun 18

Sgt Alan Wood, from Collision Investigation Unit at West Midlands Police, is appealing for information after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision in Bordesley Green on Sunday night (10/06).


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McDonalds are releasing tasty share-boxes filled with your favourites just in time for the World Cup. 

11 Jun 18

The share-boxes will launch on 14 th June and will be available to McDonalds McDelivery customers, in partnership with Uber Eats.


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Man charged with two counts of sexual assault on board buses. 

11 Jun 18

Detectives investigating reports of sexual assaults on board buses in Birmingham have charged a man.


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Krispy Kreme relaunch in Selfridges Birmingham 

8 Jun 18

Krispy Kreme, the creator of the ultimate indulgent doughnuts, has officially re-launched its concession in Selfridges Birmingham today, with a UK first.


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Make the most of World Gin Day with MyBull this weekend. 

8 Jun 18

On Saturday (09/06) World Gin Day returns for its 10 th year and to celebrate we rallied together our amazing MyBull partners to bring you some exciting offers exclusive to MyBull members .


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Head chef and owner of Original Patty Men crowned ultimate burger champion by M&S  

8 Jun 18

Chef and owner of Original Patty Men, Scott O’Byrne, has been crowned champion by MS in a UK wider burger competition.


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Ten topiary dinosaurs to provide a roarsome summer in the city 

8 Jun 18

Families visiting Dippy the Dinosaur in Birmingham this summer will be able to continue their prehistoric adventure by hunting down the ten eye-catching topiary dinosaurs across the city centre shopping area.


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Europe’s largest portable golfing facility tees off for a summer trial period in Sutton Park. 

8 Jun 18

Europe’s largest portable golfing facility is now temporarily home at the Town Gate in Sutton Park.


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Police release shocking collison images to warn dangers of drink & drug driving 

8 Jun 18

West Midlands Police have today (08/06) released pictures of a horrific crash to warn the consequences of driving under the influence.


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National Express West Midlands now accepting payment by contactless bank card on every one of its 1,600 buses. 

7 Jun 18

National Express West Midlands bus passengers can now pay for their journey with just a tap of a bank card.


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Real Bodies: The Exhibition featuring perfectly preserved human bodies is coming to the NEC this week. 

7 Jun 18

The NEC and Imagine Exhibitions have announced that   Real Bodies: The Exhibition will make its debut at the NEC on this Friday (08/06) for a limited time, ending in August.


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Woman injured after a group of masked and armed men storm Aldi supermarket in Bearwood. 

7 Jun 18

Police were called to an armed robbery at Aldi on Bearwood Road in Bearwood, just after 11AM this morning (07/06).


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Music mogul and award-winning chef pay tribute to Birmingham’s Spaghetti Junction 

7 Jun 18

Love it or hate it, Spaghetti Junction (officially named Gravelly Hill Interchange) is a major landmark for the Birmingham area.


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Scandinavian style arrives in Harborne courtesy of lifestyle store Kin Home. 

6 Jun 18

Kin Home has arrived in leafy Harborne to the excitement of those who love all things pretty.


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Birmingham Trading Standards warns football fans preparing for the World Cup to be careful when buying England merchandise.  

6 Jun 18

Today (06/06) is World Anti Counterfeiting Day and Birmingham Trading Standards is warning football fans preparing for the World Cup 2018 to be careful when buying England merchandise after seizing counterfeit England shirts.


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Highways England gear up for motorway lessons for learners 

6 Jun 18

Highways England is geared up to support a law change from 4th June 2018 which means learner drivers can take motorway driving lessons to help improve road safety.


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The Gin in the City weekender has been announced for July and it promises to be a spirit lovers dream. 

6 Jun 18

‘Gin In The City’ is the ultimate weekend for gins lovers.


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Man wanted after an elderly woman was left seriously injured in her South Yardley home.  

6 Jun 18

West Midlands Police CID has issued an appeal for a man they want to speak to after a woman, aged 86, was seriously assaulted in her own home in South Yardley on Tuesday (05/06).


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Go large at a Kevin and Perry themed brunch rave at a secret Birmingham location next month. 

5 Jun 18

If you can believe it, Kevin and Perry Go Large was released a whopping 18 years ago this year and to celebrate street-food kings Taste and Liquor will be hosting a Brunch Rave in their honour, this coming July (14/07).


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The pop-up Pug Café returns to Digbeth to celebrate Disney’s pawfully hilarious new release. 

5 Jun 18

On 30 th June, the Pug Café will open at Kanteen to celebrate the release of Patrick.


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UK taxpayers lose £2.1 billion on Royal Bank of Scotland share sale. 

5 Jun 18

Over £2.5 billion worth of government-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) shares were sold on Monday night (04/06), reducing the government’s shareholding by 7.7% to 62.4%, as part of the government’s policy to return the bank to private ownership.


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Artist impressions of what the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Village could look like. 

5 Jun 18

The transformation of north-west Birmingham will be significantly accelerated thanks to the housing legacy from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.


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Awake your inner child as Crayola have released a new cosmetics range exclusive to ASOS. 

4 Jun 18

You may already be familiar with Crayola, the world-renowned arts brand.


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Bafta Award-Winning Blue Planet II is coming to Birmingham live in concert. 

4 Jun 18

Music from composers Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and David Fleming of Bleeding Fingers Music will come together in an operatic performance at the Genting Arena on 16 th March 2019.


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An open-air cinema is coming to the Custard Factory this weekend and they are showing all of your favourites. 

4 Jun 18

Archway Birmingham opens to movie lovers this weekend at the Custard Factory complex.


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Huge haul of counterfeit goods recovered by police in Witton 

4 Jun 18

A huge haul of almost 1,800 counterfeit goods including football shirts and fake brand named handbags have been recovered by police in Witton.


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Kevin Keegan will visit Resorts World for special Q&A – perfect for a World Cup warm-up. 

1 Jun 18

Legendary ex-England footballer Kevin Keegan arrives for an evening of antics set to impress the city’s football fanatics, just a week before the World Cup kicks off, on 7 th June at their well-stocked Sports Bar! The over-18s only event is free to…


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Havana or Nirvana? The choice is yours when spending a night or two in a suite to suit with Malmaison. 

1 Jun 18

Malmaison, tucked up beside the city’s sophisticated Mailbox space is the perfect place to enjoy some ‘me’ time, that’s for sure.


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Don your flat-caps there is an all immersive Peaky Blinders Festival coming to Digbeth this autumn. 

1 Jun 18

During the month of September, (2930/09) visitors to the Peaky Blinders Immersive Festival will be transported back in time, to the turn of the twentieth century.


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Lorry driver arrested after boy sadly dies in collision on the M6 motorway.  

1 Jun 18

An eight-year-old boy has sadly died following a collision on the M6 southbound on Thursday night (31/05).


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Supermarket Morrisons is now offering a Big Daddy, 17 piece breakfast for just £6. 

31 May 18

It’s the go to for us Brits, especially on a weekend.


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Resorts World’s Santai Spa, featuring an outdoor Jacuzzi with lake views, swimming pool and mosaic hot stone loungers, has undergone a makeover. 

31 May 18

Resorts World’s Santai Spa, located on the second floor, has undergone a makeover.


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90s kids assemble and hit The Alchemist this weekend for their special edition ‘Saved by the Brunch’. 

31 May 18

The Alchemist will be opening their doors this weekend for the ultimate fun brunch! 90’s kids in particular will enjoy this energised event which offers attendees delicious food, drinks and music, we promise, you’ll be fighting the urge to get on…


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Birmingham City Council issues advice ahead of heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast for the city and beyond. 

31 May 18

A number of areas across the city experienced flash flooding over the bank holiday as a result of extreme weather conditions, with some areas receiving a month’s rainfall in the space of an hour.


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Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council delighted to announce the return of Concerts in the Park at Sutton Park 

31 May 18

Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council is delighted to confirm the full programme for Concerts in the Park on Saturday 30th June along with a world-class conductor and soloist.


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The quirkiest food and drink items you can find on your local supermarket shelves. 

31 May 18

For too long the food of the UK has been ridiculed for its lack of adventure and experimentation.


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Murder investigation underway after teenager stabbed to death in Wolverhampton 

30 May 18

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Mallett and his team have launch a murder investigation after a boy, aged 15, died following a stabbing in Wolverhampton.


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Channel 4 shortlists West Midlands as location for new headquarters. 

30 May 18

Channel 4 has today (30/05) announced that the West Midlands has been shortlisted to be the home for the broadcaster’s new national HQ.