Birmingham news and blogs Tuesday 26 September 2017
Advanced
Careimages website hosting sponsor

 

Birmingham Updates

1963 stories

RSS feed for Birmingham Updates

 

News
New Alexandra Theatre opens its doors to local and international businesses.  

25 Sep 17

The city’s New Alexandra Theatre is offering local and international businesses the chance to partner with the venue for the first ever time after it recently launched its brand new Corporate Support scheme.


News
ICC Birmingham named best UK conference venue 

25 Sep 17

The ICC Birmingham has been named ‘Best UK Conference Venue’ at the 2017 CIT Awards, the definitive awards for B2B events.


News
Four women charged with conspiracy to defraud John Lewis.  

22 Sep 17

Four women have today (22/09) been charged with conspiracy to defraud after an investigation found that false refunds were being issued at John Lewis in Solihull.


News
Appeal to trace a Vauxhall Astra following a hit-and-run in Sheldon 

21 Sep 17

Police investigating a hit-and-run in Sheldon want to trace a light coloured Vauxhall Astra in connection with the collision.


News
The High Court has ruled in favour of refuse workers fighting for their jobs 

20 Sep 17

The Unite Union took Birmingham City Council to the High Court to challenge the 106 redundancy notices sent out to staff – 2 weeks after a deal was allegedly made through ACAS by the former leader of Birmingham City Council Cllr John Clancy to take…


News
Young woman involved in a serious sexual assault in Brindleyplace. 

20 Sep 17

Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault in Brindleyplace are appealing for information.


News
Fire inside disused premises in the city centre is being treated as suspected arson. 

19 Sep 17

Emergency Services were dispatched to the disused premises on Pershore Street, near Chinatown, at around 6:18AM, following several 999 calls reporting the blaze.


News
Umbrella hands out 100,000 condoms to students during Birmingham Freshers’ Week 

18 Sep 17

Over 100,000 condoms are to be handed out at Freshers’ events over the coming weeks to new college and university students by Umbrella , the sexual health service for Birmingham and Solihull.


News
Man found lying on Bristol Road following a collision with a car. 

18 Sep 17

A man, aged 23, has suffered multiple injuries after a collision with a car in the early hours of this morning (18/09).


News
Ambulance that was on its way to 999 call overturns in West Bromwich. 

14 Sep 17

An ambulance overturned this morning (14/09) whilst it was on its way to a 999 call in West Bromwich.


News
Major investigation underway after a man was shot dead in Hockley. 

14 Sep 17

A major police investigation is underway involving officers and specialist teams following the fatal shooting of a man on Wednesday night (13/09).


News
Four teens arrested after a stabbing in Longbridge. 

13 Sep 17

Emergency services were dispatched to the JobCentre Plus on Bristol Road South, at around 11AM this morning, after being called by staff.


News
National Express West Midlands named the safest transport company in the country. 

13 Sep 17

National Express West Midlands has been judged the safest transport company in the country.


News
Three men sentenced to a total of 65 years for attempted murder Saltley 

13 Sep 17

A man and two associates have been sentenced to a total of 65 years imprisonment following an attempt to murder the partner of his ex-girlfriend.


News
Man found guilty of planning to travel to Syria and engage in terrorism 

12 Sep 17

Ismael Watson, aged 27, has has today (12/09), been convicted of planning to travel to Syria to engage in terrorism.


News
Birmingham’s biggest festival – Birmingham Weekender – returns 

12 Sep 17

Birmingham Weekender 2017 returns on Friday 22nd September bringing over 160 scheduled performances, 600+ artists and 26 new commissions all demonstrating the cultural ethos and spirit in the city as we celebrate that Birmingham is the candidate city…


News
Major plans to modernise the Council House and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery take a step forward 

11 Sep 17

Plans for major modernisation works to the Council House complex and redevelopment of Birmingham Museum Art Gallery have taken a step forward with a contractor-led design team being appointed to conduct a feasibility study for the project.


News
Man charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed at a church in Aston. 

11 Sep 17

Police investigating a stabbing at a church in Aston on Sunday morning (10/09) have charged a man with attempted murder.


News
Attach MyBull to your keys and unlock the best the city has to offer. 

10 Sep 17

MyBull, a handcrafted keyring made in the heart of Birmingham, brings you great offers from independent restaurants to high end hotels and from great bars to fantastic experiences.


News
Investigation underway after a teen was stabbed after getting off a bus in Great Barr 

9 Sep 17

Sergeant Amardeep Uppal and his team from CID, have launched an investigation  after a teenager was stabbed shortly after he got off a bus in Great Barr on Friday (08/09).


News
Birmingham Updates launches partnership with Malmaison at the Mailbox.  

7 Sep 17

Birmingham Updates, the regions most engaged news source , has today announcement a lifestyle partnership with the  Malmaison boutique hotel at the Mailbox.


News
Detectives granted more time to question four soldiers on suspicion of terrorism offences. 

7 Sep 17

Detectives have this morning (07/09) been granted more time to question four men, who are members of the Army, on suspicion of terrorism offences.


News
22 reasons why Birmingham should host the 2022 Commonwealth Games 

5 Sep 17

With the decision due soon as to whether an English Bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be submitted and, if so, whether it will be Birmingham which becomes the UK’s Candidate City, the bid team has today compiled a list of 22 reasons as to …


News
Alleged members of banned neo-Nazi group arrested on suspicion of preparing acts of terror. 

5 Sep 17

The men − a 22-year-old from Birmingham, a 32-year-old man from Powys, a 24-year-old from Ipswich and a 24-year-old from Northampton, have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of …


News
Teenager sentenced to four years after igniting an explosive device in Sainsbury’s. 

5 Sep 17

A teenager has been jailed for more than four years after causing an explosion in toilets at a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Blackheath in May.


News
Swoope in and Swoope out with your lunch from your favourite restaurant. 

4 Sep 17

Swoope, which was founded in Birmingham, is an app that offers the ability to preorder your food and drink, pay for it, and collect it when it is ready.


News
West Midlands businesses missing out on sales from ‘card-first’ shoppers. 

4 Sep 17

High streets across the West Midlands could be given a boost if more local businesses accepted card payments, according to a new study released by Square today (04/09).


News
‘Ready, steady, go!’ Brand new £7.5million leisure centre opens in Erdington 

4 Sep 17

Residents in north Birmingham will want to be quick off the mark to experience their superb new sports facility which opens to the public today (04/09).


News
Bin strike resumes as Birmingham City Council issues redundancy notices. 

1 Sep 17

The long-running Birmingham bin strike, which started in June and is costing taxpayers around £40,000 a day, has resumed today (01/09) after Birmingham City Council announced it was issuing redundancy notices to workers.


News
Police appeal for information to trace a dark coloured people carrier following a fatal collision in Edgbaston 

31 Aug 17

Police are appealing for information to trace a dark coloured people carrier car after a taxi driver suffered fatal injuries in a collision in Edgbaston in the early hours of Tuesday (29/08).


News
Police launch appeal to trace arsonist following an attempted murder 

31 Aug 17

Police are appealing to trace a man caught on camera setting fire to a car in Adderley Road on Tuesday 4th July.


News
Stop and searches to become quicker and more efficient thanks to the launch of a new app. 

30 Aug 17

West Midlands Police stop and searches are set to become quicker and more efficient after the force launched a new ‘app’ for officers.


News
Man who started a major fire at the Wholesale Markets has been sentenced to five years imprisonment.  

30 Aug 17

A man who started a major fire at the Wholesale Markets in digbeth, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment following a joint investigation by West Midlands Police and West Midlands Fire Service.


News
All aboard for Cadbury World’s big red bus tour 

30 Aug 17

It’s ‘All Aboard’ the latest chocolate creation going on display at Cadbury World, as the popular attraction celebrates all that is ‘Great’ at some of Britain and Northern Ireland’s top tourist sites.


News
Next phase of bus lane enforcement cameras are set to go live in September. 

29 Aug 17

The next phase of bus lane enforcement cameras are set to go live – with a clear warning to motorists: cross the line, pay the fine.


News
Banned driver sentenced to two-and-a-half years imprisonment for dangerous driving.  

29 Aug 17

Banned driver, Kamar Farooq, who tore along streets in Birmingham and Solihull at speeds reaching 115mph has been sentenced two-and-a-half years imprisonment Farooq, aged 30, from Aston, travelled at almost four times the legal limit – at times on …


News
A man has sadly died following a collision with a car in Edgbaston 

29 Aug 17

A man has sadly died following a collision with a car in the early hours of this morning (29/08).


News
Man arrested on suspicion of firearm offences following road rage incident in Erdington. 

28 Aug 17

A man, aged 29, has been arrested on suspicion of firearm offences following a suspected road rage incident on Sunday evening (27/08).


News
Investigation launched following an incident ‘involving a knife’ in House of Fraser. 

25 Aug 17

Police have launched an investigation after an incident ‘involving a knife’ in House of Fraser on Corporation Street in the city centre this afternoon (25/08).


News
Man taken to hospital after reports of gunshots and disorder in Dudley.  

25 Aug 17

A man, aged 36, has been taken to hospital after reports of gunshots and disorder in Dudley at around 10PM on Thursday night (24/08).


News
Window cleaner sentenced to more than two years imprisonment after stealing from a pensioner. 

25 Aug 17

A window cleaner who stole money from a woman, aged 86, has been jailed for more than two years, after West Midlands Police snared him on a hidden camera set up at her home.


News
10 things you might not know about the Black Country Living Museum 

24 Aug 17

The Black Country Living Museum opened in the ‘70s and since then the Museum has grown into a literal working village which includes over 50 shops and houses and spans 26 acres.


News
Six people arrested in Aston as part of the on-going crackdown to tackle gun crime in the city.  

24 Aug 17

Six men are currently in custody after being arrested as part of the on-going crackdown to tackle gun crime in the city.


News
INTRODUCING MyBull – The most exciting lifestyle product our amazing city has ever seen.  

24 Aug 17

Today (24/08) is the day we launch the most exciting lifestyle product the city has ever seen.


News
Two men sentenced to 40 months imprisonment for flytipping across the city. 

23 Aug 17

Two Perry Barr men who ran an unlicensed waste collection service received prison sentences totalling 40 months after admitting to 16 offences at Birmingham Crown Court today (23/08).


News
Stars of screen and sport back Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

23 Aug 17

Hollywood stars Julie Walters and David Harewood are joining with over 60 top sports stars to back Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.


News
Stars of screen and sport back Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

23 Aug 17

Hollywood stars Julie Walters and David Harewood are joining with over 60 top sports stars to back Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.


News
Two people arrested as part of a West Midlands Police investigation into the exploitation of eastern european workers. 

22 Aug 17

Two people have today (22/08) been arrested as part of a West Midlands Police investigation into the exploitation of eastern European workers for cheap labour.


News
Kentucky Fried Chicken delivered to your door thanks to Deliveroo.  

22 Aug 17

Deliveroo, the on-demand food delivery service, has partnered with KFC so people in South Birmingham can now satisfy their chicken cravings and get it delivered straight to their door.


News
Man charged with attacking a woman while armed with a knife in Sutton Coldfield. 

21 Aug 17

A man has been charged with attacking a woman while armed with a knife in Sutton Coldfield.


News
‘Threat is global and only by working together can it be defeated’, says UK Counter Terrorism Policing Lead. 

18 Aug 17

Mark Rowley, UK Counter Terrorism Policing Lead, has said: “Threat is global and only by working together can it be defeated” following the Barcelona terror attack on Thursday Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley: “Our thoughts are with Spain, …


News
Man sadly dies following a collision involving a lorry and a van on the M6 motorway. 

18 Aug 17

A man has sadly died and a second has been taken to hospital following a collision between a lorry and a van on the M6 this morning (18/08).


News
The Great Escape with Foreign Currency from John Lewis Finance in Grand Central. 

18 Aug 17

Make the most of your money on your great escape with reliably great rates and the reassurance that comes with ordering from John Lewis.


News
Eurostar arrives in Birmingham as training for high speed rail college 

18 Aug 17

Birmingham has welcomed a symbol of the city’s and region’s future employment prospects with the delivery of a newly refurbished Eurostar power car – the latest arrival at Birmingham’s new world-class further education institution, the …


News
Teenager taken to hospital after being stabbed on Pershore Road in Edgbaston. 

18 Aug 17

Emergency Services were dispatched to Pershore Road, near the Bellevue junction, at around 9:30PM on Thursday (17/08), to reports of three teenage boys being assaulted.


News
Cheeky Nandos on the house for all students who got their A Levels results. 

17 Aug 17

Breathe a sigh of relief, the exams are over! To celebrate and wave the stress goodbye, Nandos is giving away a free Complimentary 1/4 Chicken or Fire-Starter to anyone who got their A Level/Higher results today.


News
Murder investigation launched after man dies from head injuries 

16 Aug 17

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man found with serious head injuries in the city centre last month has died.


News
The long-running Birmingham bin strike has been suspended. 

16 Aug 17

The Birmingham bin strike which has resulted in a back log of uncollected refuse since June has been suspended.


News
Two of Birmingham’s most iconic statues – Boulton, Watt and Murdoch and Iron: Man – are on the move. 

15 Aug 17

Two of Birmingham’s most iconic statues – Boulton, Watt and Murdoch and Iron: Man – will be temporarily removed from their familiar sites, to allow ongoing transformation of the city centre to progress, in the coming weeks.


News
Three people charged with conspiring to steal more than £50,000 from ticket machines.  

15 Aug 17

Cornel Naida, aged 32, Alin Grijincu, aged 31, and Ancuta Grijincu, aged 25, from Tyseley, have appeared in court charged with conspiring to steal more than £50,000 from tram and railway station ticket machines.