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Review: Imelda May 

30 May 17

When Simon Hale visited Symphony Hall he had no idea how poignant the night would prove.


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General Election 2017 – Peace Policies and Foreign Follies 

30 May 17

People in Iraq, Libya and Yemen are desperate for strong and stable government.


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Tales of the expected 

30 May 17

Storytelling festival returns for Midsummer at Martineau.


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A trillion reasons to query your candidate 

29 May 17

There’s a politician at the door.


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Drop dead letter to Sir Howard Elston 

29 May 17

This missive from my kids (Petunia, Aelfred and Derek) arrived at the foot of my cave today.


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Back to school with Black Sabbath 

29 May 17

Tony Iommi announces scholarship – and existence of legendary Sabbath and Led Zeppelin recordings.


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Rocking at the Robin 

29 May 17

As ever, a good night is guaranteed at Bilston’s prime live venue this week.


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State of flux 

29 May 17

Local group to debate the state of the region’s arts scene.


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Screengrab: Mitch, weed and the hard desert 

27 May 17

 Richard Lutz picks the best movie on tv this week and makes with the film noir and Robert ‘Old Smokey’ Mitchum  Much have I  travelled in the realms of noir… Or something to that effect.


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Communities urged to celebrate Year of South Asian Culture 

26 May 17

Groups invited to stage their own celebrations for Utsav, the Year of South Asian Culture, across Birmingham this summer.


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Critics choice 

26 May 17

Fancy a trip to watch films? Read on.


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Top tenor for Sutton 

26 May 17

International singer added to Sutton Park concert bill.


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Happy Birthday dear Affie 

25 May 17

Stephen Pennell goes to a special party.


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Community comes together to transform Rolfe Street 

25 May 17

Diverse groups adopt railway station.


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A lesson they’ll never forget 

24 May 17

Solihull students win masterclass from rugby legend.


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Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up. 

24 May 17

Flying displays to form centrepiece of RAF Cosford show.


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Lawyers raise £40,000 for Tiny Tots appeal 

24 May 17

City baby unit to benefit from fundraising.


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Review of Vice Versa at Stratford: ‘madcap but not sharp enough…’ 

23 May 17

  Richard Lutz takes his pew for a new comedy by The Royal Shakespeare Company   The streets of Stratford seem awash in blood and mayhem these days as the Royal Shakespeare Company rolls out its Rome Season with the help of  Big Jules, Tony, Cleo …


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General Election 2017 – The anti-drubbing strategy 

22 May 17

Not quite a suicide note, but will Theresa May’s manifesto turn epic-sized victory into something rather less asks Steve Beauchampé? I’ll use a footballing analogy: You’re 4-0 down with thirty minutes remaining and you’re playing for pride, …


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Birmingham teenage refugee wins inaugural Diana Legacy Award 

22 May 17

Inspirational reward for changing the lives of others.


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British Airways take off from Birmingham again 

22 May 17

Airline returns after ten year absence.


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Finger painting and other tales 

21 May 17

Poet Pauline Bailey Richard Lutz  reviews his seven days…this week in and out of museums  Interesting that printmaker Jonnie Turpie calls his exhibition Printed Portraits.


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The Elston Report: Trump trip triggers trouble 

20 May 17

Sir Howard Elston, our Mid East correspondent, outlines what will happen when Doughball Trump lands in Saudi Arabia for his first summit Saudi Arabian democratically elected despots will be told by Prez Trump that the Royal House of Saud  is not …


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Drama at the stadium 

19 May 17

New Rep production brings football to the stage.


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Review of The Who’s Tommy: relentless songs that runs out of puff 

18 May 17

Richard Lutz takes his pew for the anthemic play about a kid who plays a mean pinball..


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Teen casualty figures bring road safety education call 

18 May 17

Figures show extent of road casualties.


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Forgotten local hero honoured with blue plaque 

17 May 17

Birthplace of Winter Olympics gold medallist commemorated.


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Love Your Vote scheme launched 

17 May 17

Innovative voting passport to help disabled people to vote in Birmingham.


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England manager backs cycle epic 

17 May 17

Cure Leukaemia charity ride boosted by support from Gareth Southgate.


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Film festival nominations wanted 

16 May 17

Will heroes beat the villains on the big screen at Brindleyplace? It’s the ultimate battle between good and evil at this year’s Brindleyplace Film Festival as heroes will face villains in a public vote for the final line-up on the big screen.


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Countdown to jazz festival 

16 May 17

Jewellery Quarter gears up for weekend of music.


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British Airways back in Birmingham 

16 May 17

New schedules herald return to airport.


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The royal blue rollercoaster 

14 May 17

Andy Munro looks back at Blues’ season.


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Where history sleeps 

13 May 17

Richard Lutz gets lost in Shakespeare country.


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Boldmere Junior School photo 1962 

19 Sep 15

Boldmere Junior school 1962 Boldmere Junior school 1962 Boldmere Junior school 1962 Boldmere Junior school 1962 Boldmere Junior school 1962…


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Brighton A27 bypass under construction 

25 Mar 15

At the moment the pictures are not in time-line order.


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Brighton A27 bypass 

25 Mar 15

A record of Patcham in Brighton before the bypass was constructed Bypass under construction click here…