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Win a ticket to a night of West End and Broadway classics at Symphony Hall 

14 Dec 17

Weve got a ticket for four to give away to Musicals in Concert: Leading Ladies…


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City centre pub to offer FREE meals to homeless for Christmas 

14 Dec 17

The Old Crown in Digbeth will open on Christmas Eve to feed the homeless and those in need…


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Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra Ibiza Classics is back in 2018 – here’s how to get tickets 

13 Dec 17

Iconic dance music from party isle is re-imagined with orchestra and visual effects…


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Secret underground Peaky Blinders Speakeasy bar opens in city centre 

13 Dec 17

A new underground bar has opened in tribute to the BBC show…


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The best pre-Christmas sales at House of Fraser, Debenhams, M&S, John Lewis and more 

13 Dec 17

Deals on hampers, gifts, partywear, beauty and more…


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Relatives pay tribute to ‘much-loved’ grandfather killed in crash as he walked home 

13 Dec 17

Lloyd Reeves was crossing the A34 Walsall Road when the collision happened at around 12.25am on December 10…


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Quaint 1940s vintage tearoom opens in Great Barr 

13 Dec 17

Pigeons Parlour officially opened with owner Deborah Hopkins paying homage to the 1940s…


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Peter Kay tickets were still being advertised for £900 each – after the whole tour was cancelled 

13 Dec 17

Ticket reseller Get Me In advised Peter Kay fans to ‘hurry’ with purchases…


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Mum-of-three reveals how much she saved by feeding family on only frozen food for a week 

13 Dec 17

Felicity Hannah decided to see if she could feed her family using only frozen food for a week…


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Gang who used drones to smuggle £370k worth of drugs into prisons JAILED 

13 Dec 17

Remote-controlled drones, equipped with a fishing line and hooks, were flown to cell windows where inmates used tools such as an extendable broom handle to retrieve smuggled items…


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Ticketmaster issues advice to Peter Kay fans over tickets and refunds 

13 Dec 17

All 2018 and 2019 shows on the UK tour have been cancelled…


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Peter Kay tour cancelled: Eventim has given customers this over tickets 

13 Dec 17

Will these shows be rescheduled? Will I receive a refund and what will be refunded…


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Watch: Frantic search after Land Rover found submerged in freezing canal 

13 Dec 17

Emergency services rushed to Sneyd Wharf, Bloxwich to see if anyone was inside vehicle…


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Review: Jack and the Beanstalk at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre: Festive fe-fi-fo fun for all the family 

13 Dec 17

This classic panto will leave you with a beaming smile and a warm glow, says Mat Kendrick…


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Peter Kay live tour cancelled here’s how to get a refund on your tickets 

13 Dec 17

The dates were April 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, and May 1, May 2, May 5, 6 and 7…


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Peter Kay CANCELS entire UK tour – full statement 

13 Dec 17

This is his statement in full…


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How Walsall nurses ploughed through snow to care for most vulnerable 

13 Dec 17

Even the teams leader, who was off-duty, forwent her hot chocolate and slippers and jumped in her 4×4…


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Here’s the top 10 ridiculously cute children’s Christmas jumpers we could find 

13 Dec 17

Find out how long you have to pick them up too in the last few Christmas delivery dates in stores…


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The Apprentice’s Alana Spencer urgently recalls Ridiculously Rich cakes over allergy risk 

12 Dec 17

Return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund…


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Worker hit with HAMMER as gang of armed robbers steal £250k in terrifying jewellery shop raid 

12 Dec 17

The raiders stuffed a haul worth 250,000 into plastic bags after one posed as a customer to trick staff into opening the door at SP Green in the Jewellery Quarter…


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Police appeal after football fans confront each other at Bescot station in Walsall 

12 Dec 17

‘Racist’ element to the language used, officers said…


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Police hunt rival football fans after disorder at Walsall train station 

12 Dec 17

Officers were faced with Walsall FC and Shrewsbury Town football fans chanting at each other across the platforms…


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Mums given £200 vouchers from Asda and Tesco to breastfeed their babies 

12 Dec 17

It’s thought that incentives may encourage breastfeeding…


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Walsall hospital ward OFF LIMITS due to lasting norovirus bug 

12 Dec 17

It remains closed after the stomach bug spread across THREE wards at Walsall Manor Hospital last week…


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Best Christmas jumpers 2017 including Aldi, Next, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Amazon 

12 Dec 17

Super-cool designs this year include Star Wars, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones – and matching jumpers for pets…


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This is how you can get FREE TICKETS to Star Wars: The Last Jedi 

12 Dec 17

The Last Jedi is the official title for Episode VIII in the series…


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Walsall bin collections CANCELLED again due to severe ice 

12 Dec 17

Both Walsall Council tips at Fryers Road and Merchants Way remain closed…


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Geminid meteors return this week – here’s when best to see them 

12 Dec 17

This year’s is predicted to be one of the most dazzling ever…


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12 Christmas party games to play on Christmas Day 

12 Dec 17

From crazy wrapping races and Santa belly limbos to more sedate mystery stockings and Christmas tray games, here are lots of ideas for all the family to enjoy…


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Here are the major road and rail schemes and more coming to Birmingham and the West Midlands 

12 Dec 17

Want to know how billions of pounds is being spent in the West Midlands? We have the details.


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These schools will be closed in Staffordshire on Tuesday 

11 Dec 17

With snow still on the ground and temperatures set to plummet many schools across the Midlands have taken the decision to close on Tuesday December 12.


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Video shows city of snow in a whole new light 

11 Dec 17

View from train shows Digbeth rooftops looking timeless and pristine in the snow…


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Manchester United goalkeeper still wanted by Aston Villa on permanent deal – Steve Bruce 

11 Dec 17

Steve Bruce reckons Sam Johnstone has come on leaps and bounds at Villa…


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Poor dog left crippled in 2kg DREADLOCKS after years of neglect 

11 Dec 17

Paul Padmore pleaded guilty to failing to meet the needs of the Yorkshire terrier…


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Every rush hour bus services across Birmingham and the Black Country still affected by snow 

11 Dec 17

National Express West Midlands says most services are running as normal but has listed a large number hit by weather…


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Severe ICE warning for Walsall as temperatures set to fall to MINUS seven degrees 

11 Dec 17

Temperatures could rise slightly by Wednesday and Thursday…


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11 things to do when the kids are off school because of the snow 

11 Dec 17

Lots of fun things to do on an impromptu day off…


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Christmas food last ordering dates at Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S, Waitrose and Morrisons 

11 Dec 17

Last day to order your Christmas food from supermarkets including Tesco, MS, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons…


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Slam Dunk 2018: Good Charlotte announced as co-headliner for festival at NEC 

11 Dec 17

Band join Jimmy Eat World as well as new additions includin PVRIS and Frank Carter The Rattlesnakes…


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How to get into Thinktank and National Trust attractions for FREE this week 

11 Dec 17

All you have to do is take a lottery ticket…


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Thirty firefighters battle major Walsall blaze 

11 Dec 17

Drivers asked to stay away and buses diverted…


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Cirque du Soleil brings OVO show to Arena Birmingham – how to get tickets 

11 Dec 17

OVO is a colourful carnival inspired by insects with music from Brazil – and it’s crawling with fun…


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These National Express West Midlands bus routes are RUNNING this morning 

11 Dec 17

Website crashes as passengers clamour for information…


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Solihull schools to close on Monday after snow brings region to a standstill 

10 Dec 17

The council announced the decision concerning its own establishments this afternoon and urged academies to follow suit…


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How to to get FREE food and drink from restaurants and supermarkets 

10 Dec 17

It’s possible to eat and drink for FREE – and here’s how to do it…


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Snow blizzards force closure of almost SEVENTY Walsall schools – full list here 

10 Dec 17

And some will remains shut on Tuesday as big freeze hits region…


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101 Dalmatians at Birmingham Rep: A clever and beautiful production 

10 Dec 17

How do they get 101 Dalmatians on stage? That was the question we were all asking…


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Restaurant to serve up the ‘world’s SPICIEST Christmas dinner’ 

9 Dec 17

The Dilshad, in Cannock, will serve up the spicy dish to lovers of hot curries as a festive treat on Christmas Day…


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Watch how to make B&M’s recipe for Maltesers Christmas Pudding 

9 Dec 17

This eye-catching alternative Christmas Pudding is sure to impress the family…


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intu Merry Hill: 5 useful things you probably didn’t know 

9 Dec 17

The shopping hub has a strict code of conduct which people must follow…


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YOUR favourite places for breakfast and brunch in Birmingham 

9 Dec 17

The places Birmingham people love – from greasy spoons to posh bottomless brunches…


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How many jobs will Commonwealth Games 2022 bring to Birmingham 

8 Dec 17

Latest hurdle to becoming host city jumped as councillors agree final bid…


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Huge new play centre opens in Walsall and it has a controversial name! 

8 Dec 17

Little Hooligans will be situated in the new Quarter development in Walsall…


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Driver saves passengers after dramatic bus fire in Walsall 

8 Dec 17

Fire crews were called to Bloxwich Road at 9.45am on Friday (December 8…


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Watch: Bus bursts into flames in dramatic blaze in Walsall 

8 Dec 17

Thick, dark smoke can be seen billowing out from the single-decker bus in Bloxwich…


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All of the schools closed in Sandwell due to snow 

8 Dec 17

Here are the full list of school closures in the Sandwell area on Friday…


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All of the schools closed in Walsall due to snow 

8 Dec 17

Here are the full list of school closures in the Walsall area on Friday…


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Walsall hospital closes THREE wards after norovirus outbreak 

7 Dec 17

The Trust did not say how many patients are confirmed to have the virus…


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MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis’ trick to get bottle of prosecco for £1.50 this Christmas 

7 Dec 17

If you’re sick of paying through the nose for your fizz, you’re in luck…


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Jess Phillips says Labour has problem with women in leadership 

7 Dec 17

Phillips, a long-term campaigner for women’s rights, said her party and all others in the Houses of Parliament were more concerned with politics, power and position…