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April is National Stress Awareness Month and we have some handy hints to help ease the symptoms. 

19 Apr 18

Modern life seems to be creating quite the hot-bed for stress across the globe.


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Birmingham’s new health and well-being clinic are inviting Marathon runners to Show Your Medal for a discount on their healthcare treatments. 

18 Apr 18

Marathon season is soon to be upon on us with the Chocolate 5k, various Race for Life events, The Great Birmingham 10k and the London Marathon taking place across the city and beyond over the next few months.


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The Electric Cinema are showing Grease over the weekend to celebrate the musical’s 40th anniversary. 

18 Apr 18

This feel-good film, with one of the most notable soundtracks in the world turns 40  this year and there will be celebrations taking place all-year round to mark this special occasion.


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RSPCA launch an appeal for information after a cat was reportedly thrown from a block of flats in Frankley.  

18 Apr 18

Inspector Mike Scargill and his team at RSPCA are appealing for information after a cat was reportedly thrown approx.


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Birmingham to host a spectacular “Homecoming” celebration for Team England’s stars of the 2018 Commonwealth Games 

18 Apr 18

Birmingham will host a spectacular open-air “Homecoming” celebration for Team England’s stars of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Victoria Square on Saturday 21st April.


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Business leaders welcome ‘encouraging’ job figures 

17 Apr 18

A drastic fall in the number of people out of work and a surge in employment will hopefully signal the start of an upward trajectory for the region, business leaders said today.


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Deep breaths! There is a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate festival taking place later this year. 

17 Apr 18

We can hardly contain our excitement for this event, taking place in a secret Birmingham location later this year (17/11).


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Birmingham City Council Appoints Project Director for Birmingham 2022 from Gold Coast 2018 

17 Apr 18

One of the key figures delivering the 2018 Commonwealth Games has been appointed to the Project Director role for Birmingham 2022 within Birmingham City Council.


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Justin Timberlake brings The Man Of The Woods Tour to Arena Birmingham. 

16 Apr 18

Following the release of his highly anticipated album Man of the Woods and his epic Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show performance, Justin Timberlake has announced European and U.


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Jaguar Land Rover to cut 1,000 agency jobs at its Solihull plant.  

16 Apr 18

Car manufacture Jaguar Land Rover, which currently employs 3,200 people at Castle Bromwich and 10,000 at Solihill, has announced that it will not be renewing contracts for around 1,000 agency staff at its Solihull plant.


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Your guide to some of the best beer gardens perfect for soaking up city sun. 

16 Apr 18

Us Brits love to dart to the local beer garden as soon as the first signs of sun appear! Don on the shorts, slap on the lotion and enjoy yourself a beer as the summery seasons begin.


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National Express West Midlands driver saves baby girl’s life 

16 Apr 18

National Express West Midlands bus driver Steven Welsh saved the life of a 17 month old baby girl who had stopped breathing.


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We caught up with the The Whisky Club who are introducing an exclusive UK Trio Tasting board for £10 with My Bull. 

13 Apr 18

The Whisky Club neighbours the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, perfectly placed, just the right setting for an evening of tasting luxury tipples, a treat for any lover of the spirit whatever your preferences.


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There’s a Peaky Blinders themed Murder Mystery coming to a city centre pub next week all for a great cause. 

13 Apr 18

If you dare then dust off your flat-cap as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and UCB present ‘A Peaky Murder Mystery’ at the Malthouse pub in the centre next week (19/04).


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Man stabbed in car park outside Birmingham Women’s Hospital 

12 Apr 18

Emergency services were dispatched to Birmingham Women’s Hospital this morning (12/04), following reports of an incident.


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Adam Woodyatt aka Ian Beale brings his NEAT Gin to Resorts World 

12 Apr 18

You may recognise Adam Woodyatt as long-standing actor Ian Beale on Eastenders.


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Spot of tea this Spring? Head to The Malmaison for some deliciously quirky treats at their Afternoon Tea. 

12 Apr 18

Popular hotel Malmaison, based inside the Birmingham’s iconic Mailbox is certainly the place to be for an Afternoon Tea to remember.


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Rogue metal collector sought in connection with robbery in Sheldon 

11 Apr 18

Police are appealing for information after a rogue scrap metal dealer threatened a woman in Sheldon and stole her car.


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Go The Distance – Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games handover details announced 

11 Apr 18

Full details announced for Birmingham 2022 Handover, which takes place on Sunday 15 April, 2018 First ever fully choreographed live handover across two continents in the history of the Commonwealth Games Tune in to BBC 2 on Sunday 15 April, from 11am…


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Brew Dog give pup owners the chance to wine and dine their pet with a special doggy dinner date. 

11 Apr 18

On 18 th April, Brew Dog bar are inviting pet pooches and their owners to ‘A Dog’s Dinner’ where they’ll will be serving their usual human fare along with a dog-friendly meal for your furry friend! From 12pm-10pm on this special date, those …


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Photographs and their photographers who are capturing our city beautifully. 

10 Apr 18

I’m sure we can agree that Birmingham is one of the most beautiful cities here in the UK, if not the world! A mix of modern and classic architecture, rich greenery and stunning sky-lines combine as the back-drop for our wonderful home.


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Antiques Roadshow values a Faberge sculpture at £1m at the Black Country Living Museum 

10 Apr 18

An ‘incredibly rare’ pear blossom sculpture made by Faberge has been valued at £1m on BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow.


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Bournville Food and Drink Festival is happening over this weekend with plenty street-food street in store. 

10 Apr 18

Set at Row Heath’s Pavilion is the ever-successful Bournville Food and Drink Festival.


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A retro gaming and ‘crazy crazy’ golf bar Joe Joe Jims is opening in the south of the city towards the end of this month. 

9 Apr 18

We have been promised lots of surprises in store as Joe Joe Jims Bar host an official launch at the end of April (27/04).


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Here’s a breakdown of the much talked about Digbeth Dozen and why the area is proud to have them. 

9 Apr 18

You may have seen this new mural across your social media pages over the past week, or in the flesh if Digbeth is your stomping ground.


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The Indian Brewery introduce their second space in Solihull. 

9 Apr 18

After a successful expansion at Snowhill earlier this year The Indian Brewery have  widened their wings again, welcoming their second spot in Solihull.


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National Express West Midlands has joined Mayor’s Homelessness Task Force. 

6 Apr 18

National Express West Midlands has joined up with Mayor Andy Street’s Homelessness Task Force to help get rough sleepers to where they can access help.


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Latin Motion present weekly Cuban Salsa Classes at Revolucion De Cuba 

5 Apr 18

Brand spanking new bar and eatery Revolucion De Cuba will be inviting dance enthusiasts through their doors each Wednesday for energetic Salsa Classes thanks to experts Latin Motion.


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This Morning Live is coming to the NEC next month with Phillip and Holly and all of your favourites. 

5 Apr 18

Next month from 17 th – 20 th May ITV’s iconic day-time fixture This Morning Live is coming to the NEC.


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Tasty lunch haunts across the city to brighten up your work-break. 

4 Apr 18

Kanteen This Digbeth one of a kind offers hearty, yet healthy foods.


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School children reveal Optimus Crime as latest crime fighting weapon 

4 Apr 18

Optimus Crime, Zeus and Copzilla are three of the names being given to new West Midlands Police vans by local school children.


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Hop on and let National Express West Midlands take you across the region to these cracking Easter half-term activities 

3 Apr 18

There are plenty of activities to keep you and the kids captivated this Easter half-term across Birmingham and far beyond.


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The Alchemist invites you to ‘Down into the Lab and Keep Walking’ for some premium whisky tasting this month. 

3 Apr 18

On the 18 th April, The Alchemist, in partnership with Johnnie Walker welcome whisky fans to ‘Down into the Lab and Keep Walking’ for a luxury tasting event.


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Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch Rum and Cocktail specialist Ian Burrell is coming to the MAC to host a masterclass next month. 

3 Apr 18

You may have seen Ian Burrell on your screens with the Sunday Brunch gang creating cocktails and sharing his expert knowledge of the versatile spirit.


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Harvey Nichols set to host a one-off Butchers Social kitchen take-over with an amazing menu. 

3 Apr 18

The department store will team up with the Butchers Social Chef Director Mike Bullard for a one-night kitchen take-over.


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Landlord fined £25,000 for breaching housing regulations in Stockland Green.  

3 Apr 18

Anthony Freeman, aged 58, from Sutton Coldfield, has pleaded guilty to failure to obtain a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licence and numerous breaches of the HMO Management Regulations.


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Sweet treat havens around the city perfect for puddings, desserts and shakes. 

2 Apr 18

You must throw caution to the wind every now and again and treat yourself to something sweet when you most deserve it.


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A one-day festival celebrating street culture is coming to Digbeth this Easter Sunday. 

30 Mar 18

This Is Street is a one-off, full-day festival presented by the forces of Digbeth Dining Club and MOHO.


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George Cadbury has been voted the city’s top Brummie 

30 Mar 18

George Cadbury has been voted the city’s top Brummie and will be honoured at a unique art installation created by a local hospice.


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The ultimate Breaking Bad cocktail making experience is back. 

29 Mar 18

Renowned mixologist Rob White of Smultronstalle invites fans of the cult classic TV programme to the Heisenbar, found on Digbeth’s Milk Street for another interactive cocktail masterclass based around the critically acclaimed show.


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The world’s biggest adult bouncy castle is coming to Birmingham this September complete with an adult ball-pit, street-food and cocktails. 

29 Mar 18

The Monster will be arriving in Birmingham this September (21-23/09).


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Disney on Ice begins tonight! There is still time to nab tickets and we’ve got a special tip for transport! 

28 Mar 18

Every child’s dream, and every adult’s too, if we’re honest! Disney on Ice begins tonight, just in time for the beginning of Easter half-term! Over the weekend (28 th March – 1 st April) your favourite characters will take to the ice in a …


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A World Gin Day Cruise will be setting off from Birmingham this summer. 

28 Mar 18

This one-off event organised by Away2Dine is set to be hugely popular with the gin fiends of the city! And we know, that is a lot of you! This World Gin Day Cruise sets sail, across the Birmingham canals from Brindley Place (adjacent to The Handmade …


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Man charged over death of schoolgirl following collision in Castle Vale. 

28 Mar 18

Nicholas Buck, aged 53, from Kinghurst, has been charged following the death of a schoolgirl after a collision in Castle Vale last year.


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If you are eager to make active Easter plans then get heading to Cannon Hill Park. 

27 Mar 18

This year is heating up in more ways than one! Hopefully we are over the worst of the weather, just as we approach the fourth month of 2018.


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There’s a festival celebrating all things cheese coming to Digbeth next month. 

27 Mar 18

Sign us up! The Bond’s seasonal market will kick-off its first themed occasion this Spring.


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Twins from Handsworth Wood sentenced 10 years after £450,000 charity tax scam 

27 Mar 18

Arfan and Imran Ali, aged 30, who set up bogus charities to steal more than £450,000 in Gift Aid repayments, have been jailed for nearly 10 years.


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Flint + Flint are offering treatments and a giveaway exclusively to MyBull members. 

26 Mar 18

Our friends at Flint + Flint are experts at skin care.


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Detectives appeal for information after gunshots were fired at a house in Ladywood 

26 Mar 18

Detective Inspector Richard Marsh, West Midlands Police CID, is appealing for information after gunshots were fired at a house in Ladywood on Sunday evening (25/03).


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Your guide to the most egg-cellent Easter treats from gin flavoured to avocado shaped gifts. 

26 Mar 18

There is just under a week to go until Easter Sunday so we suggest you get cracking if you haven’t had chance to pick up that all important chocolate token yet.


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The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 – what the new legislation means for the citizens of Birmingham. 

26 Mar 18

Cabinet Member for Housing and Homes, Councillor Peter Griffiths, sets out what the new legislation means for the citizens of Birmingham: Over the past few years there has been a dramatic increase in homelessness across the country and this has been …


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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits Queen Alexandra College in Harborne. 

23 Mar 18

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Queen Alexandra College (QAC) on Tuesday (20/03) to see the support Lattitude Global Volunteering volunteers from Ecuador give to students at the specialist college.


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Dance your weekend away at the most lively spots in Birmingham. 

23 Mar 18

Birmingham is a fun-time wonderland.


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Three schoolboys injured following a disorder near St Edmund Campion School 

23 Mar 18

Emergency services were called to Sutton Road, near St Edmund Campion School, in Erdington, at around 3:45PM on Thursday afternoon (22/03), to reports of a disorder.


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Selfridges Birmingham opens the ultimate destination for shoes outside London 

22 Mar 18

Selfridges Birmingham is promising to put its best foot forward with the opening of the ultimate destination for women’s shoes since the opening in 2010 of the store’s famous Shoe Galleries in London.


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2,000 bright orange bikes given away as part of the wider Birmingham Cycle Revolution 

22 Mar 18

Today saw the latest tranche of free bikes being handed out in the Big Birmingham Bikes giveaway.


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Family fun at Birmingham Museums this easter 

21 Mar 18

It wouldn’t be an Easter school holiday without a jam-packed schedule of delights and surprises at Birmingham Museums.


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Investigation underway after a man was shot in the leg in Erdington 

21 Mar 18

Sergeant Simon Hanlon and colleagues from West Midlands Police CID are investigating after a man was shot in the leg in Erdington this morning (21/03).


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Sir Frank Price, who was a key figure in the Modernist redevelopment of Birmingham in the 1950s and 60s, has sadly died aged 95.  

21 Mar 18

Born in a back-to-back court in a Hockley slum in 1922, Sir Frank Price, who has died aged ninety-five, was a key figure in the Modernist redevelopment of Birmingham in the 1950s and 60s, and was the last of a remarkable group of self-made and …


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The most flavoursome Far Eastern Feasts across the city. 

21 Mar 18

Wing Wah This has been a go to for many seeking authentic Chinese cuisine for a number of years now.