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Jeremy on Jeremy 

21 Jun 18

Brian Donaldson talks to comic Jeremy Hardy.


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New street fair to launch in Digbeth 

21 Jun 18

Sunday Share aims to encourage diversity and wellbeing.


Business
New company to run Metro 

21 Jun 18

Savings and new fares as TfWM launches West Midlands Metro.


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Once in a Lifetime 

20 Jun 18

Richard Nevin watches David Byrne at Symphony Hall.


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Refugee Week Festival 2018 launches in Birmingham 

20 Jun 18

City-wide festival set to mark worldwide commemoration.


Business
Mayor calls for Clean Air Revolution 

20 Jun 18

Response to city council’s proposal for clean air zone.


Business
Stakeholders sit down and relax with West Midlands Trains 

20 Jun 18

Passenger groups given preview of rail company investment.


Business
Wakes week 

19 Jun 18

Leading UK contractor brings volunteer programme to Birmingham.


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Balsall Common pub changes wine list to aid charity 

19 Jun 18

Parlez Vous brings links with the Lions.


Business
Solihull salon carries off mational hair award 

19 Jun 18

Aesthetics in Solihull are winners.


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Birmingham to host future stars final 

19 Jun 18

SoundWaves Music Competition this Saturday.


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Hosts confirmed for Concerts in the Park 

19 Jun 18

Two weeks to go until Sutton Park extravaganza.


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Oh Suzanne 

18 Jun 18

Leamington date for legendary songwriter.


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Petition launched to keep Elgar archives in Worcestershire 

18 Jun 18

Call to reverse decision to hand collection to the British Library.


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Birmingham Jazz presents… 

17 Jun 18

Same time, same place at the weekend.


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Then’s the Vagueries 

15 Jun 18

Simon Hale is entranced by French band Nouvelle Vague at Birmingham Town Hall.


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Rising Birmingham band for new city festival 

15 Jun 18

Ivory Wave join the line-up for Shiiine On: Birmingham.


Business
Living with a stammer 

15 Jun 18

Adam Black writes about how his life was changed.


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Birmingham concert hall renamed following donation 

14 Jun 18

Million pound gift from local businessman will improve students’ musical education.


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Opening nights 

14 Jun 18

New and experimental music concludes Part One of Conservatoire’s Opening Festival.


Business
Railways deal for region renewed 

13 Jun 18

Benefits for passengers the target through Chiltern Railways, TfWM and West Midlands Rail partnership deal.


Business
Wolverhampton ad agency marks rebrand with new contracts 

12 Jun 18

Harley Davidson amongst new clients as agency expands.


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Supermassive Muse film comes to Light House 

12 Jun 18

Wolverhampton date for acclaimed concert documentary.


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Fathers Day gift ideas from Sutton Coldfield Town Hall 

12 Jun 18

For when you’re struggling for inspiration.


Business
Mayor warning for region’s bosses 

12 Jun 18

Lack of diversity amongst bosses risks damaging the economy and wider society.


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The Greyhound – Letcombe Regis 

12 Jun 18

We visit a little-known part of the country that’s definitely worth visiting.


Business
Birmingham manufacturer lands major training award 

12 Jun 18

Praise for apprenticeships offered by company.


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Birmingham Jazz presents 

11 Jun 18

Another quality evening in the Jewellery Quarter.


Villa
Established 1874 

10 Jun 18

Dave Woodhall reflects on an eventful week at Villa Park.


Business
Channel 4 move – regional chiefs meet 

9 Jun 18

Creative chiefs collaborate to convince Channel 4 to move to West Midlands.


Business
Airport 2018 

9 Jun 18

The decision to expand Heathrow shows that passengers needs come last says Steve Beauchampé.


Business
Good Food Show and Gardeners’ World Live returns 

8 Jun 18

Food and gardens combine at the NEC.


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Legendary figures to headline Birmingham International Piano Festival 

7 Jun 18

Big names performing at Conservatoire showcase.


Business
New holidays take off from Birmingham Airport 

6 Jun 18

Montenegro route opens for summer.


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The best things in life are… 

6 Jun 18

Celebrate a football-themed Father’s Day at Cadbury World.


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Rolling back the years 

6 Jun 18

Richard Nevin watches the Rolling Stones hit Coventry.


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Family fun and free events at Lichfield Festival 

6 Jun 18

Puppet parade to head festival highlights.


Business
The Ambassador for Sandwell 

5 Jun 18

Time to address the ‘women in STEM’ shortage says leading local businesswoman.


Business
Birmingham transatlantic flights suspended 

5 Jun 18

Airline blames service halt on delay to new aircraft.


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Birmingham Jazz presents… 

5 Jun 18

Another night of quality music awaits.


Business
Wolverhampton firm drives for charity 

4 Jun 18

Pallet-Track golf day tees up £8,000 for Marie Curie.


Business
Housebuilder partners Birmingham interior design firm 

4 Jun 18

Link up to form sales and showhomes partnership.


Business
Birmingham firm moves into new areas 

4 Jun 18

JS Wright appoints first prefabrications manager.


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Rocking at the Robin 

4 Jun 18

There’s plenty to rock out to at the Robin 2 in Bilston this week.


Villa
Summer fun 

3 Jun 18

Dave Woodhall talks about Villa in 2017-18 and what’s to come.


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The world of (wrong) facts 

2 Jun 18

Why Everything You Think You Know About the World Is Probably Wrong, warns writer Will Mapplebeck Let’s start with a question.


Business
Commonwealth Games “once in a lifetime opportunity” 

2 Jun 18

City council hears plans to build on Games’ legacy.


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Resident MAC band to play arena 

1 Jun 18

Outdoor performance for young musicians.


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Peaky Blinders festival to be launched 

31 May 18

Authentic event inspired by hit TV series.


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Line-up confirmed for Sutton Concerts in the Park 

30 May 18

World-famous artists to perform in open-air extravaganza.


Business
Birmingham’s tourism sector sees most successful year 

29 May 18

Value of city’s visitor economy reaches all-time high.


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Lunar festival opening night line-up announced 

29 May 18

Making hay while the moon shines.


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One week until Birmingham starts dancing! 

29 May 18

Countdown continues to dance festival.


Villa
Third time lucky 

27 May 18

Dave Woodhall on Villa’s Championship play-off final defeat to Fulham.


Villa
Save the date 

24 May 18

Villa are off to Wembley and Dave Woodhall is getting a bit excited at the prospect.


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Mayor launches Faith Action Plan 

23 May 18

Faiths unite to help Mayor tackle key issues.


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Beatles anniversaries to be celebrated in Kings Heath 

23 May 18

Tribute act to recreate the glory years of Beatlemania.


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Prosecco deal for weekend at Mailbox venue 

23 May 18

Celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend with Tom’s Kitchen.


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The Conservatives’ Brexit Divide 

22 May 18

Extending the timescale for Brexit could work to the Conservatives’ electoral advantage suggests Steve Beauchampé.


Business
Data protection help for small businesses 

21 May 18

Innovation Birmingham start-up launches online platform to help businesses cope with GDPR.