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Queues at Lifford Lane Household Recycling Centre in… 

14 Mar

Queues at Lifford Lane Household Recycling Centre in Stirchley Visitors to Lifford Lane Household Recycling Centre have experienced queues in recent days.


Putting Birmingham in the shop window at MIPIM in Canne Leader… 

14 Mar

Putting Birmingham in the shop window at MIPIM in Canne Leader of Birmingham City Council, Cllr John Clancy, looks at why events at MIPIM in Canne this week could have a major impact on the future development of Birmingham.


British Transport Police wrap a train to celebrate the third… 

14 Mar

British Transport Police wrap a train to celebrate the third anniversary of the innovative 61016 text number.


Teens among six bailed following Wolves v Birmingham disorder 

14 Mar

Two teenagers are among six people who have been bailed following a 'small disorder' after yesterday's derby between Wolves and Birmingham.


Danny Batth proud of Wolves’ shut out 

14 Mar

Captain Danny Batth was proud after a young Wolves defence ground out a clean sheet at home to Birmingham City.


Craig Birch’s 60-second Wolves update – Mar 14 

14 Mar

Digital sports journalist Craig Birch discusses the latest coming out of the Wolves camp after a goalless stalemate at home to Birmingham City.


West Highland Terrier wins Crufts 

13 Mar

A West Highland Terrier wins Best In Show at Crufts at Birmingham's NEC for the first time in 26 years...


Huge turnout at St Patrick’s Day parade 

13 Mar

St Patrick's Day celebrations in Birmingham have gone ahead with flying colours despite no funding from the council.


Easter trains set for major disruption as Wolverhampton to Birmingham line closes 

13 Mar

Rail users are being warned of major disruption as the line between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street closes for six days over Easter.


School chief bans use of ‘Trojan Horse’ 

12 Mar

Birmingham's education commissioner says he has banned the use of the term "Trojan horse" to describe the allegations of attempts to take over schools in the city.


Old hand grenade found in skip 

12 Mar

The army's bomb disposal unit has been called to a street in Birmingham where an old hand grenade was found.


Local business leaders head to MIPIM for world’s biggest property showcase 

12 Mar

Business and civic leaders from the Black Country and Birmingham are set to make a big splash when they turn up at one of the world's largest property trade fairs on the French Riviera.


Too few CQC inspectors completing Mental Capacity Act training, watchdog admits 

11 Mar

Too few CQC inspectors have completed training on the Mental Capacity Act, despite providers’ practice in this area being a key plank of the regulator’s inspection regime.


One of the earliest surviving copies of the Qur’an on display at… 

11 Mar

One of the earliest surviving copies of the Qur’an on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.


Investigation underway after a man sustained serious injuries… 

11 Mar

Investigation underway after a man sustained serious injuries following a disorder in Yardley.


WATCH LIVE: Day two of Crufts 2016 at Birmingham’s NEC 

11 Mar

Today marks the second day of Crufts 2016 - and thousands of pooches and proud owners will again be descending on Birmingham's NEC for a series of displays and contests.


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Comment »

Budget 2016: No end in sight to the Age of Austerity 

14 Mar

The motto for George Osborne’s Budgets so far might be to expect the unexpected.


MIPIM: Putting Birmingham in the shop window 

14 Mar

Leader of the Council, Cllr John Clancy, looks at why events in the South of France this week could have a major impact on the future development of Birmingham.


Solihull Faiths Forum ECO group to hold its 7th ‘Go Green’ Fair 

14 Mar

Beryl Moppett (Solihull Town Centre Chaplaincy) draws this event to our attention: (Below: flyer with details) She adds: “This is the seventh year of the ‘Go Green’ Fair, which will be held as usual in Mell Square 10.00am – 4.00pm.


Banking: Birmingham’s first MP, John Clancy & a Conservative MP 

14 Mar

Thomas Attwood, Birmingham’s first MP, was a local or country banker.


– Memoriam, Death Metal Veterans, Birmingham. 

13 Mar

Memoriam , Death Metal Veterans.


Taxing business 

12 Mar

Birmingham city council are unlikely to receive as much rental income as expecetd, warns Alan Clawley.


NHS Birmingham evening session at Bournville College, March 16th 

11 Mar

NHS Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group ‘Different Anglez of Society’ radio presenter Charmaine Burton will host a Question and Answer session and the discussion will be recorded for broadcast on New Style Radio 98.7FM.


Dale’s Diary: Councillor Rip Van Winkle and the LEP where time stood still 

11 Mar

How much longer can Councillor Stewart Stacey’s beard grow before special measures are required to keep it safely in place? The Birmingham cabinet member has always had a bit of...


Banking on Birmingham’s future 

11 Mar

Just under one year ago HSBC announced that it was moving its headquarters for a new ringfenced UK retail and commercial banking business to Birmingham, http://www.


Greater things from hard work 

10 Mar

The University of Birmingham's motto is Per Ardua Ad Alta and it has never been truer as it has shown in recent months both in the conditions for learning and research and the product of these conditions.


Devolution Deals: informal governance or a pig’s breakfast? 

10 Mar

As the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) proudly announces that the seventh and last of the “original” local authorities has formally agreed to become a member, Chris Game from the University of Birmingham’s...


Trio being touted for deputy police role ahead of election 

9 Mar

Three contenders are in the frame following rumours that deputy police commissioner Yvonne Mosquito will be replaced after May 5 vote...


Trio being touted for deputy police role ahead of election 

9 Mar

Three contenders are in the frame following rumours that deputy police commissioner Yvonne Mosquito will be replaced after May 5 vote...


Protest against Osborne’s cuts budget 5-6 pm Wednesday 16 March 

9 Mar

Birmingham Against the Cuts is organising a protest on Wednesday 16 March from 5-6 pm outside Waterstones (next to the Bull Ring).


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City-centre news »

Next Drop-in Session 

14 Mar

This Tuesday, 15 March,  members of the CCNF Committee will be holding a Drop-in session in the Library of Birmingham from 6pm onwards.


Trainspotting in Digbeth 

14 Mar

When: Wednesday 23 March – Saturday 2 April Where: Rainbow Venues, Unit 5, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, B9 4AG Tickets: from £15 (info here) Following last week’s news that filming for the long-awaited sequel to 90s cult classic Trainspotting ...


Live Music Round Up 

13 Mar

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


Wish You Were Here? 

12 Mar

We all know that Digbeth is a fine destination, but now you can send a friend or loved one a postcard to tell them exactly how much fun you are having! Originally made for Home For Waifs and Strays’ closing … Continue reading...


Safer Travel Partnership 

11 Mar

An explanation of a service that keeps passengers on public transport safer...


on+on 

11 Mar

When: Sunday 13 March, 06:00–12:00 Where: Club PST, 71 Lombard Street, Digbeth, B12 0QR Tickets: available online here If you’re out this Saturday night, and are in need of an afterparty to take you right through to the start of … Continue ...


SS16: The Top Spring Trends to Stick With 

11 Mar

These are the Spring Summer 2016 trends that aren't going anywhere, so splash the cash and stick with them...


SS16: The Top Trends to Stick With 

11 Mar

These are the Spring Summer 2016 trends that aren't going anywhere, so splash the cash and stick with them...


Special Offers at Stag Barbers 

10 Mar

When: until 23rd March 2016 Where: Stag Creative Barbers, Gibb Street, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA If you’re anything like me, you’re probably still feeling that January pinch in your wallet (yes – I know it’s March…), so nothing ...


Appeal after man is left in a coma after Yardley pub incident 

10 Mar

A 68-year-old man has been left in a coma after an incident at a Yardley pub.


Celebrations as Birmingham City University’s hockey team secures promotion 

10 Mar

Members of Birmingham City University’s men’s hockey team are celebrating after achieving promotion.


An Invitation from Archbishop Bernard Longley 

10 Mar

Archbishop Bernard is inviting parishoners across the Archdiocese to attend a faith renewal course piloting on two Saturdays in May at Oscott College.


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Aston Villa »

I’m a tired fan 

14 Mar

This season has been a seemingly never-ending free fall from game week one.


Dear Brian Little – Welcome Home! 

14 Mar

Dear Brian Little - Welcome Home! Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:14/03/2016 10:52:00 DJFRANCE says: Welcome home Brian Little...


HK – Soccer Sevens Return For Villa 

14 Mar

HK - Soccer Sevens Return For Villa Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:14/03/2016 10:17:00 Villa's youngsters will again return to the annual Hong Kong Soccer Sevens tournament this May.


Garde Goes Green 

14 Mar

Garde Goes Green Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:14/03/2016 09:59:00 Manager Remi Garde gave youngster Andre Green his first senior appearance in yesterday's loss to Tottenham Hotspur.


Garde – Our Reaction Was Good 

14 Mar

Garde - Our Reaction Was Good Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:14/03/2016 09:35:00 Manager Remi Garde has spoken about the loss to Tottenham Hotspur yesterday and as well as the normal soundbytes figuring, he also said he was pleased with the response...


S is for… 

13 Mar

Dave Woodhall mulls over a week of drama and defeat at Villa Park.


Audio – Poor Again For Garde 

13 Mar

Audio - Poor Again For Garde Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:13/03/2016 19:14:00 Manager Remi Garde has again reflected on a poor defensive performance following defeat to Tottenham Hotspur earlier today.


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Birmingham City FC »

BIH Announcement: Endgame in sight? 

14 Mar

Birmingham International Holdings made an announcement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange this afternoon to confirm it had come to an agreement with Carson Yeung and had brought the company a step closer to having the suspension of trading of ...


Birmingham take up option on Davis 

14 Mar

Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett thinks David Davis can be crucial to their play-off chances after the club extend midfielder's deal.


Birmingham City’s parent company BIHL reach agreement with Carson Yeung 

14 Mar

Birmingham City’s parent company Birmingham International Holdings Limited has reached an agreement with Carson Yeung, an announcement has revealed.


Opinion: Activating David Davis’ contract is a good move 

14 Mar

Opinion: Activating David Davis' contract is a good move Vitalfootball:Birmingham:14/03/2016 12:46:00 Tom Heslop discusses the recent news about the club activating a one year option in Davis' contract...


Play-offs still very much in the balance- Rowett 

14 Mar

Play-offs still very much in the balance- Rowett Vitalfootball:Birmingham:14/03/2016 12:26:00 Gary Rowett speaks after yesterday's stalemate at Molineux...


Blues Match Class of 92’s Unwanted Record 

14 Mar

Blues Match Class of 92's Unwanted Record Vitalfootball:Birmingham:14/03/2016 09:05:00 Rob Wildey takes a look at the last Blues team to go five away games without a goal.


Competition: Win an Art of Football TF Print 

14 Mar

I've teamed up with Art of Football again to once again offer a lucky winner one of their fabulous prints to a lucky OP reader.


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Sport »

Match report – Sat 5th Mar 2016 

14 Mar

Sandbach RFC 50 pts v Sutton Coldfield 3 pts...


England Put World Cup Woes Behind Them Against Wales 

14 Mar

Sports writer, Scott Nash, reports on a feisty encounter between England and Wales in the Six Nations rugby competition The post England Put World Cup Woes Behind Them Against Wales appeared first on Redbrick .


Exciting Benítez needs different skills to save Newcastle 

14 Mar

Spaniard has a tough start at Leicester but not much time to improve his new team 14 March ~ When Steve McClaren was appointed manager of Newcastle United following the club's final day escape from relegation last season, it was seen as an...


Get with the programme ~ Preston v Swansea, 1964 

14 Mar

FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park 14 March ~ This was an all-Second Division tie on a boggy pitch in the days when both FA Cup semi-finals were played at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon.


SPARKHILL RETURN TO WINNING WAYS 

14 Mar

Full match analysis including team statistics and player ratings available at TeamStats...


ACADEMY TRIALS AT EASTER 

13 Mar

Are you leaving school this summer or about to complete your first year of college? Do you want to Study, Train and Play football full time...


Howard: Sharapova Career Bombshell 

13 Mar

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova tells our sports editor Sir Howard ’Ace’ Elston about her change of direction following the row over her drugs use.


LAST GASP GOAL GIVES ROYALS AN AWAY WIN AT HYDE 

13 Mar

After their excellent win last weekend...


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High Court grants injunction against former staff using individual LinkedIn profiles 

14 Mar

A BIRMINGHAM recruitment agency has obtained injunctions against three former employees for continuing to use their individual LinkedIn profiles - because the court agreed the information was owned by...


Acquisition is just the ticket for theme park firm 

14 Mar

BIRMINGHAM-based theme park and attraction ticket specialist, Attraction World, has strengthened its operation after a strategic acquisition funded by a new finance agreement.


Attraction World expands with online acquisition 

14 Mar

Birmingham ticketing specialist buys Day out with the Kids to expand its offering...


Finance Birmingham backs On-Power 

14 Mar

Birmingham-based electrical services contractor secures new finance package with the aim of doubling in size over next three years...


Stoford unveils new development plans at £38m site 

14 Mar

Birmingham developer is working Liberty Property Trust on the speculative project in Staffordshire...


New name for Birmingham office development 

14 Mar

Bruntwood unveils what it will call the revamped Two Cornwall Street in the Colmore Business District when it opens later this year...


UBS Wealth Management expands Birmingham team 

14 Mar

New client adviser joins city centre team of financial services firm...


International mergers grow corporate finance firm 

13 Mar

CORPORATE finance advisers Clearwater International has created a 200-strong firm after merging with companies in France and Germany.


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Business columns »

Marketing Birmingham bolsters Executive Management Team 

10 Mar

New directors to boost services to region.


Boost for city centre shoppers 

10 Mar

Three hours of complimentary parking at Mailbox this March.


Total Freelance announces affiliation with IPSE 

8 Mar

Boost for freelance workers in Birmingham.


Lettings agency launches new enterprise 

8 Mar

Property brothers expand business.


West Mids exports rise in 2015 

4 Mar

Region is third-largest exporting area in the country.


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Events »

New Show? The Hunna 

14 Mar

We’re pleased to announce that Kililive will be bringing The Hunna to the HH on Tuesday 31st May.


Selfridges goes green for St Patrick’s Day 

14 Mar

Selfridges turns the skyline green to mark St Patrick's Day...


Stallholders at the April Market 

14 Mar

Photo credit Phil Banting Hello!  Our stallholders line up for the April market has been confirmed below.


The Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club, 15 Mar 2016 

13 Mar

15 Mar 2016 - Comedy at Dark Horse We have two acts who normally headline at other comedy clubs at the Cheeky Monkey comedy club on Tuesday 15th March...


Bounce, 14 Mar 2016 

12 Mar

14 Mar 2016 - Club at 6 on Broad Street...


Frankie Ballard | Monday 14th Mar 2016 7:00 pm 

12 Mar

The post Frankie Ballard appeared first on O2 Institute Birmingham .


Oh Wonder | Tuesday 15th Mar 2016 7:00 pm 

12 Mar

The post Oh Wonder appeared first on O2 Institute Birmingham .


Striking Matches + Max Milner & The Community | Wednesday 16th Mar 2016 7:00 pm 

12 Mar

The post Striking Matches + Max Milner & The Community appeared first on O2 Institute Birmingham .


Dead Prez to Play the H&H this Wednesday 

11 Mar

Beats Bars will be bringng Florida-based political rap duo Dead Prez to the HH this coming Wednesday 16th March.


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Music blogs »

Arts preview: Birmingham Opera Company’s #DnA 

14 Mar

For their latest visionary production, the fearless experimenters of the Birmingham Opera Company … Read more The post Arts preview: Birmingham Opera Company’s #DnA appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


We’ve been here B4… 

14 Mar

Waking up from a prolonged period of hibernation one of Brum’s great ‘lost’ bands The Bourgeois Four are back, back, BACK with this slow burning gem of a track that lulls you gently into dreamy reverie before ripping off your ears and mincing...


Festival Preview: Lollapalooza Berlin 

14 Mar

Georgie Deaville is Berlin bound for the legendary Lollapalooza festival.


Festival Preview: Y Not Festival 

14 Mar

A reasonably priced festival in Derbyshire has got Nathan Smith thinking Y Not.


Call Me Unique: Better make time… to grab that chance. 

13 Mar

The big break? How and why? Let me count the ways...


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999 »

Six Arrested at Wolves v Blues derby 

13 Mar

West Midlands Police have praised the majority of football fans following the local derby football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City football clubs this afternoon (Sunday 13 March).


Pair jailed after cannabis farms discovered across Birmingham and Derbyshire 

11 Mar

Two men who ran cannabis farms across Birmingham and Derbyshire have been jailed for nine years after a joint investigation by West Midlands Police and the National Crime Agency.


CCTV image released following attempt armed robbery in Yardley 

11 Mar

Police have released a photo of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attempted armed robbery in Yardley, Birmingham yesterday (10 March).


Police appeal after pub disorder leaves man in coma 

10 Mar

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sustained serious injuries following a disorder at a Yardley pub.


Appeal for man who requires urgent medical treatment 

10 Mar

Police are searching for a man who requires urgent medical treatment.


Ground-breaking car cruise ban continued by High Court 

9 Mar

A ground-breaking injunction banning car cruising in the Black Country has been permitted to continue.


Birmingham gun gang to spend extra 47 and half years behind bars 

9 Mar

A gang of men from Birmingham who were jailed for supplying guns and ammunition to criminals across the country are going to spend an extra 47 and a half years in prison following a decision by the Court of Appeal today (9 March).


Concerns grow for missing Sheldon teenager 

9 Mar

Police are searching for a teenager who has gone missing from the Sheldon area of Birmingham.


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LocalGov »

Pothole, 14th March 

14 Mar

Pothole at the junction of Chester Rd North and Roylesden Crescent-just as you turn in Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Roylesden Crescent, Sutton Coldfield Report on FixMyStreet...


Financial & Workforce Efficiencies 

14 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to J Taylor on 14 March 2016 .


Lifford Lane HRC – service update 

14 Mar

The following is a statement on services offered at the Lifford Lane Household Recycling Centre (HRC): A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “The first decent weekend of weather this year inevitably saw an increase in visitor numbers...


MIPIM: Putting Birmingham in the shop window 

14 Mar

Leader of the Council, Cllr John Clancy, looks at why events in the South of France this week could have a major impact on the future development of Birmingham.


BCC – List of schools in Area 

14 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to Wayne Pearsall on 14 March 2016 .


Birmingham City: Unauthorised FPN / Convictions 

14 Mar

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by Sara Goode on 14 March 2016 .


Birmingham men urged not to miss out on FREE health MOT 

14 Mar

A growing number of Brummies are signing-up for a FREE health MOT that can identify the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.


Parking Data Feeds from council run car parks 

14 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to Prem Gyani on 14 March 2016 .


Birmingham City: Unauthorised FPN / Convictions 

14 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to Sara Goode on 14 March 2016 .


Inspection cover collapsing, 14th March 

14 Mar

Inspection cover collapsing in middle of highway Alcester Road south near Woodthorpe Road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Alcester Road South, Kings Heath Report on FixMyStreet...


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Social media »

the best of me and you 

13 Mar

Effective and harmonious team working.


This UK podcast is making money – and employs 4 people 

11 Mar

Andy Nugent In a guest post first published on his blog , Joe Norman talks to the team behind The Anfield Wrap, a UK podcast which manages to employ four people through a subscription-based business model.


Game of Thones : Facebook vs Youtube for video 

10 Mar

Tuesday night niche parts of the internet went a little bonkers when the season 6 trailer of Game of Thrones was released, a week earlier than any fan anticipated.


An open letter to Rupa Huq, MP, regarding official Parliamentary videos 

10 Mar

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what I have learned from being a head of communications for two years 

9 Mar

Leading a team can be tough, lonely and thankless.


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