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This is when your part of the West Midlands will get snow today 

26 Feb 18

The maps issued by the agency this morning has shown which areas of the region will experience the white stuff – and when…


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There are major traffic delays on M6 northbound in the West Midlands today – here’s why 

25 Feb 18

Severe delays have been reported between J6 (Birmingham, A38(M)) and the J8 (M5 interchange…


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Police smash ‘industrial-sized’ £1m cannabis factory in Rolfe Street, Smethwick 

22 Feb 18

Massive set-up featured row-upon-row of plants…


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‘Big changes’ ahead as Plough and Harrow pub in Sutton Coldfield closes for 28 days 

22 Feb 18

The Plough and Harrow, on Slade Road, will close on Sunday…


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Birmingham chef moves to world renowned restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham 

22 Feb 18

MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Louisa Ellis has left The Wilderness…


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Did you know these Birmingham chain restaurants are halal? 

22 Feb 18

The branches of Nando’s, KFC, Pizza Express and more which serve halal in the city…


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Grieving dad failed by mental health trust sent text saying: ‘I’m sorry, I love you all’ before killing himself 

22 Feb 18

Brandon McDonalds body was discovered in a woodland last September…


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Chilling moment ‘weird guy’ tried to break into young woman’s car 

22 Feb 18

Demi Hatfield, 23, was stationary on Wednesbury Road, Walsall…


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Mum shares worrying Creme Egg picture as warning to other parents about what’s inside 

22 Feb 18

Get ready for the upcoming sugar-fest that can come in the Easter holidays…


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Ex-Newcastle United and England ace Kieron Dyer praised for revealing this harrowing story 

21 Feb 18

The winger has recently released a new book which contains this story…


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Boohoo launches seven days of deals with items as little as £1 

21 Feb 18

From dresses, skirts, winter essentials and prep for the summer- bag a bargain…


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Get an exclusive £20 discount on Moonpig, eFlorist and Hotel Chocolat for Mother’s Day 2018 

21 Feb 18

Chocolates, flowers and a card/wine combo are all women need to make them happy…


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8 hidden beaches worth driving to from Birmingham 

21 Feb 18

Some are accessed via farms or on foot through fishing villages, others require a walk down steep steps but all are worth the effort…


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Massive cannabis factory found in Kitts Green Road 

21 Feb 18

Police say; ‘Wow, what a result…


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The TRUTH behind Peaky Blinders: They didn’t have razor blades in their caps – but Birmingham’s real gangsters were just as brutal 

20 Feb 18

Birmingham historian Carl Chinn says the city’s gangs of the 1920s and the real Billy Kimber were stylish, cunning and ruthless…


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Motorcyclist hit by lorry near Lichfield 

20 Feb 18

Incident happened in Croxall outside Oakley farm…


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The Entertainer is giving away vouchers worth up to £100 at reopening of Solihull store 

20 Feb 18

LEGO Batman and Robin will be at grand reopening – and there’s chance to win a trolley dash for free toys…


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Couple spend just £700 transforming rooms inside this gorgeous 7-bedroom house 

20 Feb 18

Here’s howthey did it…


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What is Lent and when does it end in 2018? 

20 Feb 18

When is Lent 2018 and what date does it start and end this year – here’s all you need to know…


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Brummie TV chef Aktar Islam to open new city centre restaurant this spring 

20 Feb 18

The celebrity chef tells BirminghamLive I’m going back to the kitchen where I belong…


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Cheerleading team offers free lessons with hopes to conquer world championships 

20 Feb 18

The group one day want to reach shows in Florida…


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Body of murder victim was discovered by husband and step-children 

20 Feb 18

Sarabjit Dhanda, 38, was last seen alive by her company director husband Gurpreet on Friday morning…


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Waitress denies murdering Toby Carvery chef Philip Rolph who she stabbed in the heart 

19 Feb 18

Georgina Henshaw has admitted stabbing 65-year-old Philip Rolph but denies his murder, a jury has been told…


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Indian Brewery to open second restaurant in Solihull 

19 Feb 18

The new restaurant opens in August…


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Police name woman who died after being “attacked inside her own home” in Wolverhampton 

19 Feb 18

Sarbjit Kaur, aged 38, was discovered unconscious by family members in her house in Rookery Lane at 4pm last Friday, February 16…


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Asda launches hot cross buns in Belgian chocolate, fudge and berry flavours – plus one for vegans 

19 Feb 18

Easter buns unveiled in new range of flavours along with a Free From version that’s suitable for vegans…


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Birmingham Pride 2018 – dates, tickets, line-up, parade details and more 

19 Feb 18

When is Birmingham’s gay pride festival in 2018? Here’s all you need to know…


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We tried to do a weekly shop at B&M and here’s how it went 

19 Feb 18

When I compared my bill to a major supermarket, there was a big difference…


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These are the things you NEED to know when shopping at Lidl 

19 Feb 18

Where else can you find a cleaning robot at this price? Lidl is the fastest-growing supermarket in the UK – this is why…


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Bongo’s Bingo is back in Birmingham – and this is when you can play it 

19 Feb 18

Bingo meets rave in ‘insane mix’ that’s returning to city for first set of 2018 dates over Easter break…


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Justin Timberlake adds extra date for Arena Birmingham – how to get tickets 

19 Feb 18

Justin Timberlake fans get a second chance to see the American star in Birmingham…


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Life captured on the wholesale market as traders prepare to move on after four decades 

19 Feb 18

We join the traders on the Wholesale Market weeks before it is due to close…


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The incredible story of Lorenzo’s Restaurant and the stars who loved it 

18 Feb 18

Secrets of the city’s leading celebrity restaurant revealed after its demolition…


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Colourful Chinese New Year celebrations as Birmingham welcomes the Year of the Dog 

18 Feb 18

Thousands gathered in Hurst Street to enjoy the festivities…


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What it’s like living with Rett Syndrome – by the mum of a little girl who became locked in her own body 

18 Feb 18

Livvy Meredith, from Walsall, suffered from the rare condition that affects just one in 12,000 girls…


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An Early Man ‘secret cave’ has launched at West Midland Safari Park 

18 Feb 18

West Midland Safari Park also has an interactive trail all based on the Early Man film…


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Pirate and Princess getaways at Alton Towers – here’s what to expect 

18 Feb 18

Alton Towers is holding Pirate and Princess half-term getaways for families this February – we tried it out.


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This popular children’s farm attraction is about to get bigger 

18 Feb 18

Ash End Childrens Farm in Tamworth is building a new mini beast centre and all-weather horse care demo area…


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How to get Twycross Zoo tickets for £5 this half term 

17 Feb 18

There’s a special half term deal at the Leicestershire zoo…


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The 17-year old Sicilian hairdresser who became the godfather of Birmingham dining 

17 Feb 18

The chairman behind the San Carlo Group Carlo Distefano said people thought he was mad to open his first restaurant in Birmingham…


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13 independent shops you have to visit in Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade 

17 Feb 18

You can get everything from Peaky Blinders style caps, skateboards and unicorn shoes to natural skincare and handmade chocolates…


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Who is Jorja Smith? All you need to know about Drake’s pal and rising star 

16 Feb 18

Brits Critics’ Choice Award-winner just loves to chill in Walsall…


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Son claims human rights are infringed because he can’t build edge on dad’s grave 

16 Feb 18

Case said to be of ‘significant wider public interest to Muslim community…


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Jo Malone is offering you £90 worth of products – for absolutely free 

16 Feb 18

Jo Malone is renowned for its range of candles, diffusers and homeware products.


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Ronan Keating is coming to the Ricoh Arena – how to get tickets 

16 Feb 18

The ex-Boyzone singer will perform at the Ericsson Indoor Arena in Coventry…


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Celebrate Chinese New Year with a FREE Chinese takeaway – here’s how 

16 Feb 18

Get your favourite Chinese fast food dishes for free here…


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The developments bringing new shops and restaurants to Birmingham 

16 Feb 18

Retail Birmingham reveals why 2018 is going to be great for shoppers…


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New 50 seater Chinese restaurant Oodles is opening in Birmingham with half price food on opening day 

16 Feb 18

Oodles Chinese opens new Birmingham fast casual restaurant serving starters and mains in boxes…


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Fishcakes urgently recalled by Young’s over fears they contain metal and plastic 

16 Feb 18

Youngs is recalling its Chip Shop Fish Cakes 6 pack…


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Why Shrek the Musical is great fun at the New Alexandra Theatre 

16 Feb 18

The show runs until February 25…


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First images of what riders can expect on new Alton Towers rollercoaster Wicker Man 

16 Feb 18

Wooden rollercoaster will send riders through a huge blazing Wicker Man structure…


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Mum creates genius ‘teddy bear trick’ to stop her leaving child in car 

15 Feb 18

Forgotten Baby Syndrome happens when parents have been convinced they’ve dropped their kid off at childcare…


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Smyths Toys shoppers urgently warned over recalled product 

15 Feb 18

The chain has issued a product recall notice…


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Revealed: How social workers in Birmingham are under more pressure than ever 

15 Feb 18

The average social worker in our region was dealing with 17 children as of 30th September 2017, compared to 15 the year before…


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See inside Birmingham’s Green Lane mosque 

15 Feb 18

Have you ever wondered what it was like inside a mosque…


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Take a look inside Birmingham’s Green Lane mosque 

15 Feb 18

We were invited inside Small Heath’s Green Lane Masjid to take a look inside.


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First look inside Loki wine tasting house and deli in Edgbaston 

15 Feb 18

From the people behind the original Loki in Great Western Arcade…


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Health Futures University Technical College helps students prepare for a healthier career 

15 Feb 18

Health Futures University Technical College (UTC), based on West Bromwichs High Street, prepares students aged 14 to 19 for a range of health related careers.


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15 Mother’s Day gift ideas from as little as £3.50 

15 Feb 18

From lollipops to purses, cushions to cookies, notebooks to nights out, there are some great options for every mum (and nan, for that matter…


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Teens wielding ‘meat cleaver’ arrested after terrifying Castle Bromwich street robbery 

15 Feb 18

Officers were called to the scene shortly after 8pm on Valentines Day…