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Blow Ltd launches in Birmingham – delivering hair and make up services to your door on demand. 

25 May 17

Blow LTD , which delivers hair and make up services to your door on demand, via very intuitive app has launched in Birmingham this week.


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The FA Cup Final will be showing on the biggest screen in Birmingham. 

24 May 17

Shooters on Broad Street will be showing the FA Cup Final on their enormous 5M LED screen – the biggest TV of any bar in the city and beyond – this Saturday (27/05).


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Gold medal for the Birmingham City Council garden at Chelsea Flower Show. 

24 May 17

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the sixth year running, in the floral category, with a display that celebrates the work of Birmingham* artist, cartoonist and inventor Rowland Emett OBE – famous for his Chitty…


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West Midlands Police steps up armed and unarmed patrols across the region. 

24 May 17

At around 10pm on Tuesday (23/05), the Prime Minister Theresa May raised the national security state to critical.


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Man has been arrested following a disturbance near a vigil in Victoria Square. 

23 May 17

A man has been arrested following a disturbance near a vigil in Birmingham city centre this evening (23/05).


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Police officers save the life of a man who sliced off his own nose while high on Black Mamba. 

22 May 17

Six West Midlands Police officers have received awards for saving the life of a man who sliced off his own nose while high on Black Mamba.


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Hundreds of bears to arrived in Bear-mingham this summer. 

22 May 17

After months of hi-bear-nation, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Wild in Art are pleased to announce Birmingham’s The Big Sleuth will launch on Monday 10th July.


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Stourbridge child abduction claim is false, says West Midlands Police 

22 May 17

An extensive investigation into claims a 12-year-old girl was abducted outside school in Stourbridge last week have shown the allegation was made up.


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Michael Parker named Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2017 

19 May 17

Michael Parker took the overall title of Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) last night (Thursday 18th May) as guests from the city’s business and professional services sector attended BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship awards ceremony…


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Stratford Road cordoned off after a man suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder. 

19 May 17

Police have launched an investigation after a man, aged 22, suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder on Braithwaite Road, Sparkhill at around 11.30pm on Thursday night (18/05).


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Man banned from driving following a crash that resulted in the death of a teenager. 

18 May 17

Stephan Russell, aged 26, from  Streetly, has been banned from driving following a crash last year that resulted in the death of a teenager.


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Armed officers intercept a taxi in Moseley following reports of passengers with a firearm. 

17 May 17

Armed officers were dispatched to Alcester Road in Moseley, at around 7:30PM on Tuesday (16/05), following reports passengers in a taxi may have been possession of a firearm.


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National Express West Midlands raises almost £2K for Birmingham Children’s Hospital 

17 May 17

Bus company National Express West Midlands has presented Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity with almost £2,000 to help young patients and their families when they need it most.


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Man sadly dies after being struck by a coach on the M5 motorway. 

16 May 17

Emergency Services were called to the incident on the southbound carriage of the M5 between junction one and the link with the M6, shortly after 2.10PM this afternoon (16/05).


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Aston Expressway to remain closed whilst bomb disposal experts make a WW2 German bomb safe. 

16 May 17

Aston Expressway is expected to remain closed for most of today (16/05) while bomb disposal experts make safe an unexploded WW2 german bomb.


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BBC Drama Village is opening its doors to the public for an exclusive open day around the set of Doctors. 

16 May 17

The BBC Drama village is opening its doors to the public for the first time ever on 7th June! Fans of daytime drama Doctors, will be flocking to the city from all over the country to get an exclusive behind the scenes open day.


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Aston Expressway to remain closed following the discovery of a WW2 German bomb. 

15 May 17

The Aston Expressway is expected to be closed until Tuesday morning (16/05) while bomb disposal experts make safe an unexploded WW2 shell.


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Aston Expressway cordoned off following the discovery of a WWII explosive device. 

15 May 17

An area of Aston has been cordoned off after an unexploded WWII explosive device was uncovered at a construction site in Priory Road today (15/05).


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New Mayor and combined authority back bid to host Commonwealth Games 

12 May 17

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), with new Mayor Andy Street at its helm, issued an emphatic endorsement today (Friday May 12) of Birmingham’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.


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Tick it off your bucket list with Buckt subscription box 

12 May 17

Buckt is the UK’s only tickets and activities subscription box.


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Harry Potter prequel stolen during a burglary in Kings Heath. 

12 May 17

Police have issued an appeal after a rare Harry Potter prequel, handwritten by the author J K Rowling, was stolen during a burglary in Kings Heath.


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Man charged with drone drug drop into Birmingham prison 

11 May 17

Michael Tovey, aged 27, formally from Erdington, has been charged with using drones to fly drugs and mobile phones into Birmingham prison − the first such prosecution secured by West Midlands Police.


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Two Birmingham acts will take to the stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull. 

11 May 17

Last night BBC Radio 1’s MistaJam and Huw Stephens will announce the line-up for the BBC Music Introducing Stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull and there are two BBC WM Introducing acts who have been chosen – both from Brum.


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Teenage boys praised by police after helping officers to trace a missing girl in Dudley. 

11 May 17

Two teenage boys have been praised by West Midlands Police after helping officers to trace a missing girl in Dudley.


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Emergency services rescue schoolboy trapped under a car in Acocks Green. 

11 May 17

West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics and firefighters, from Haymills Fire Station, joined forces this morning (11/05) to free a boy who became trapped under a car following a collision.


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We must try to understand when people reach their limit. 

10 May 17

After a rush-hour incident on the M6 this morning (10/05) , mental Health champion, Cllr Paulette Hamilton, calls for more compassion for people struggling to cope.


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Aston Expressway and M6 closed during morning rush hour after a woman was spotted on bridge. 

10 May 17

The Aston Expressway and the M6 between junctions 5 and 6 was closed this morning (10/05) after a woman was spotted on the wrong side of a motorway bridge.


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Chemical leak at Four Dwellings Academy: Several pupils and a teacher taken to hospital. 

10 May 17

Six pupils and a teacher from Four Dwellings Academy in Quinton have been taken to hospital after a chemical leak during a science lesson this morning (10/05).


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Girl airlifted to hospital following an incident at Drayton Manor Theme Park. 

9 May 17

A girl, believed to be aged 11, has been airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, following reports that a child had fallen from Splash Canyon.


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Woman handed a community order after lying to get a council house. 

9 May 17

A woman has been handed a community order for 12 months at Birmingham Magistrates Court after lying to try and get a council house.


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Two men charged over attempted robbery during which a man was shot in Jewellery Quarter. 

9 May 17

Detectives have charged two men over an attempted robbery during which a man was shot in the arm.


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Shooters bar on Broad Street to host BAMMA live public weigh ins. 

8 May 17

BAMMA returns to The Genting Arena on Friday 12th May, but before the powerful extravaganza of full bloodied fighting, fans will have a chance to get a preview look at the fighters at Shooters in the Bierkeller Entertainment Complex on the afternoon …


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The Rainbow Pub in Digbeth is closing down at the end of the month. 

8 May 17

Lee McDonald, founder of The Rainbow Venues, has announced that  The Rainbow Pub on Digbeth high street will be closing down on 28th May.


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Two men posing as police officers in a stolen unmarked BMW police car. 

8 May 17

Two men posing as police officers in a stolen unmarked BMW police car.


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Student pulled over during test because driving instructor didn’t have insurance or MOT. 

8 May 17

A student, who was in the middle of her driving test, was pulled over in Tile Cross, because the vehicle didn’t have insurance or MOT.


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HSBC UK tops out new head office in the city centre 

5 May 17

HSBC UK’s new head office in Birmingham will be officially ‘topped out’ today (05/05), an important milestone in the bank’s creation of its new head office at the heart of the UK.


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Sandwell College to host a series of pop-up ‘plan-your-future’ evenings. 

5 May 17

Sandwell College is hosting a series of pop-up ‘plan-your-future’ information evenings, which are ideal for those who haven’t decided what to do after they leave school in July – and their parents – are every Tuesday and Thursday, 4.30PM to …


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Birmingham schoolgirl Anu shows friends her new sports blade. 

3 May 17

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Become a BME Paramedic with West Midlands Ambulance Service. 

3 May 17

‪Are you a paramedic or training to be a paramedic and come from a Black Minority Ethnic community? If so, West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) want to hear from you.


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Man pleads guilty to attempted murder of a father injured in a triple stabbing in Stourbridge. 

3 May 17

Aaron Barley, aged 23, of no fixed abode, has pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of a father injured in a triple stabbing which left his wife and son dead in Stourbridge.


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RSPCA officer bounces into action to rescue a wallaby in Walsall. 

3 May 17

The 2.5ft-tall wallaby was spotted on Chester Road on Sunday (30/04) by a member of the public, who – unable to believe their eyes – contacted the animal welfare charity.


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‪West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner introduces Living Wage for all West Midlands Police staff. ‬ 

3 May 17

Over 180 of the lowest paid staff at West Midlands Police will receive a pay rise as the force adopts the real Living Wage.


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Hippodrome launches fundraising campaign to raise £5k for young local dancers. 

2 May 17

Birmingham Hippodrome has today announced details of a new fundraising campaign which aims to raise over £5,000 to put a spring in the step of local young dancers.


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McDonalds has created a tool that turns your fries into a fork. 

2 May 17

McDonalds has created the Frork that turns your fries into a ‘supremely superfluous’ fork.


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Homeless man found dead outside Lloyds Bank in the City Centre. 

1 May 17

Emergency services were dispatched to Lloyds Bank on New Street, around 6AM this morning (01/05), to reports of man found unresponsive.


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Investigation underway after a man was shot in Bartley Green. 

1 May 17

Detectives are investigating a shooting in Bartley Green on Sunday afternoon (30/04) that left a man in hospital with a gun-shot wound to his arm.


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Have YOUR say on £3.4bn of new transport schemes being built over coming decade. 

28 Apr 17

The public is being asked to give its views on a transport blueprint that will see £3.4 billion of tram extensions, new suburban rail lines, cycle routes and motorway improvements built over the coming decade.


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Woman robbed of her handbag as she walked down Hagley Road 

28 Apr 17

DC Amanda Winter has today released CCTV images of a man she would like speak to after a woman was robbed of her handbag last month.


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Deliveroo, the on-demand food delivery service, launches in Sutton Coldfield. 

27 Apr 17

Deliveroo, the on-demand food delivery service, is today (27/04) launching in Sutton Coldfield.


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Victoria Road in Sutton Coldfield closed after an elderly woman was hit by a bus. 

27 Apr 17

Emergency services were called to Victoria Road in Sutton Coldfield, at around 1:10PM this afternoon (27/04), following reports a woman had been hit by a bus.


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NCA warns that synthetic drug linked to deaths could be present in heroin supplies across the UK. 

27 Apr 17

A deadly synthetic opioid recently detected in heroin supplies in the north east of England could be present in drugs around the UK, the NCA has warned today (27/04).


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St Mary’s Hospice launch beautiful installation of forget-me-not flowers in the heart of Brindleyplace. 

27 Apr 17

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice has launched a beautiful installation of forget-me-not flowers in the heart of Brindleyplace.


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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to relocate to new offices in the city centre. 

26 Apr 17

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has announced today (26/04) that it will be relocating hundreds of staff to new offices in the city centre.


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Teenage car-jacking suspects arrested during morning raids across Birmingham. 

26 Apr 17

Three more teenagers suspected of being involved in car-jackings across Birmingham have been arrested during morning raids as West Midlands Police ramps up its pursuit of those behind the attacks.


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Petition to keep Moseley Road Swimming Baths open 

26 Apr 17

Moseley Road Baths is a much loved Grade II* Edwardian swimming pool in Balsall Heath.


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CEO of NEC group apologises for ticketing issue at Bruno Mars concert. 

25 Apr 17

NEC Group CEO Paul Thandi has this afternoon (25/04) apologised after a number of people were affected by ticketing issues at the Bruno Mars concert in the Barclaycard Arena last night (24/04).


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Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko fight will be showing on the biggest screen in Birmingham. 

25 Apr 17

Shooters, which opened on Broad Street late last year, will be showing the Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko fight on their enormous 5M LED screen – the biggest TV of any bar in the city and beyond – on Saturday 29th April.


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Man “consumed by jealousy” jailed for attempted murder in Sandwell. 

25 Apr 17

A jealous ex, who stabbed a man several times at a railway station in Sandwell after mistakenly thinking he was his former girlfriend’s new partner, has been jailed for 19 years.


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Deliveroo expands to Bournville and Stirchley so you can get the food you love, delivered to your door. 

24 Apr 17

As of today (24/04), Residents in Bournville and Stirchley will be pleased to hear they can now use   Deliveroo  to get their favourite restaurant meals delivered to their door.


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Actor Chris Evans to read superhero bedtime story on CBeebies 

24 Apr 17

Chris Evans, star of Gifted and Captain America, has been revealed as the latest in the stellar-line up of CBeebies Bedtime Story readers.