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

10 Mar 16

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


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Celebrations as Birmingham City University’s hockey team secures promotion 

10 Mar 16

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


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Colony of penguins settle in to new home at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham 

10 Mar 16

A group of penguins have travelled thousands of miles to make their home in Birmingham.


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Birmingham cycle training group offers free sessions to encourage more people to get on their bikes 

10 Mar 16

A Birmingham cycle training group is urging more people to get in the saddle by holding free training sessions to improve their skills.


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Passengers evacuated from Birmingham-bound train after brake pad problem 

10 Mar 16

A Birmingham-bound train was forced to make an emergency stop this morning after smoke began billowing from it.


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Birmingham security guard’s marathon effort to help him become a kidney donor for his wife 

10 Mar 16

A Birmingham security guard is fighting to stay fit so he can donate a kidney to his wife.


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Protesters in Perry Barr call for new independent greyhound racing regulator 

10 Mar 16

Protesters in Birmingham have called for the creation of an independent greyhound racing regulator.


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Stars return to Birmingham for Betway Premier League Darts at the Barclaycard Arena 

10 Mar 16

Stars of the darts world will return to Birmingham next month.


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Birmingham Spiderman gets into Belgian schoolbook 

8 Mar 16

Birmingham Spiderman   becomes the real life superhero in a schoolbook in Belgium.


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Go to Jail: In prison at Birmingham Library 

4 Mar 16

Go to Jail at Birmingham Library | Photos by Ion Mates An arts organisation has set up a pop up prison, so you can get the inside story on prison life.


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Go to Jail at Birmingham Library 

4 Mar 16

Go to Jail exhibition by Rideout at Birmingham Library  | Photo by Ion Mates An arts organisation has set up a pop up prison, so you can get the inside story on prison life.


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Homeless charity St Basils to benefit from lip-sync event organised by Birmingham City University students in Digbeth 

3 Mar 16

A group of students from from Birmingham City University are hosting a lip sync battle to raise money for charity.


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University of Birmingham student launches appeal to fund “life-changing” electric wheelchair 

2 Mar 16

A Birmingham student has launched an appeal to help fund a new electric wheelchair.


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WATCH: Birmingham Eastside launches new Faith section 

29 Feb 16

Birminham Eastside  is launching a new  Faith  section .


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Jeremy Loops reflects on ‘raucous’ Birmingham show ahead of album release 

26 Feb 16

In November 2015, Twenty One Pilots sold out the O2 Institute in Birmingham, kicking off their UK tour.


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Protected: How Birmingham’s bleeding for blood donors 

22 Feb 16

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Chief executive of charity Sense says new £14million Touchbase Pears centre will make a real difference 

20 Feb 16

A new community centre for the deafblind in Selly Oak will make a real difference to the lives of many people, according to the boss of charity Sense.


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Artist Mark Goodman talks about his company, Mostly Curious Games 

12 Feb 16

Full-time dental technician by day and steampunk craftsman by evening and weekends, Birmingham artist Mark Goodman  shares the history of his company, Mostly Curious Games, and his sculpting skill set.


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Vintage fashion trends spark revival in Birmingham charity shop 

12 Feb 16

By Megan Radcliffe A Birmingham charity shop worker has claimed that charity shops are appealing more to the younger generation of shoppers, with vintage clothes being in high demand.


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Birmingham City University kickboxers set for Fight Night in Digbeth 

10 Feb 16

Birmingham City University’s kickboxing students are set to show off their skills later this month as they compete in the first ever BCU Fight Night later this month.


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Women of Sparkhill and Sparkbrook are urged to attend free breast cancer screening 

10 Feb 16

The women of Sparkhill and Sparkbrook are being urged not to miss their breast cancer screening appointments.


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Two months left before final decision on Birmingham City Council 

9 Feb 16

Birmingham City Council has been under pressure to improve since 2014 Birmingham City Council has just two months left to prove that it is equipped to run itself effectively.


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AUDIO: Birmingham race professor – “UK film and television diversity getting worse” 

9 Feb 16

A professor in race and social studies from Birmingham City University claims that the problem of diversity in the UK film and television industry is worsening.


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WATCH: Birmingham leaders want a city united against racism 

5 Feb 16

Local leaders expressed disapproval of far-right group Pegida UK march to take place in Birmingham.


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Birmingham organisations rally against racism 

5 Feb 16

Local organisations  Birmingham Unite Against Fascism and Stand Up to Racism organise an anti-racism rally tomorrow to oppose Pegida UK march   on the same day.


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Birmingham entrepreneur launches “jobs for homeless” crowdfunding campaign 

4 Feb 16

Jake Hollier says sheltering the homeless is not enough A Birmingham entrepreneur has launched a crowdfunding campaign in a bid to set up a job scheme for Birmingham’s homeless.


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Tuesday Talk comes back to Birmingham Cathedral 

28 Jan 16

Tuesday Talk event has come back to Birmingham Cathedral after more than half a year of a break.


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Partnering for a better Birmingham 

28 Jan 16

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19 more Syrian refugees arrive in Birmingham 

28 Jan 16

A second group of Syrian refugees arrived on Wednesday morning in Birmingham, where the City Council has pledged to welcome a total of 50.


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Green fingered Brummies offered discounted waste collection 

26 Jan 16

Birmingham City Council are offering local residents the chance to sign up for a fortnightly garden waste collection.


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Panic! at the Disco secure chart success ahead of Birmingham show 

26 Jan 16

Panic! at the Disco have made a successful return to the UK and international charts, just months before they headline Slam Dunk Festival in Birmingham.


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Spaniards look for opportunities in Birmingham 

24 Jan 16

María’s room in her student accomodation.


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5 small steps towards a healthier lifestyle 

23 Jan 16

Conor Bentley , Senior Research Practitioner at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, tackles the prevalence of obesity and overweight in the United Kingdom.


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“There is not quick fix for obesity” – says Senior Research Practitioner on Nutrition and Dietetics 

23 Jan 16

A Senior Research Practitioner at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital has revealed that he believes modern day life is a contributing factor to the high number of obesity in the United Kingdom.


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Do Birmingham communities work together? 

22 Jan 16

A local human rights charity is hosting an event to look at whether Birmingham’s diverse communities get along with each other or ignore each other.


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AUDIO: Islamic school teachers agree with Cameron’s comments 

22 Jan 16

Two senior staff members at Wisdom Academy Islamic faith school in Birmingham agree with David Cameron’s comment that people should make more of an effort to learn English.


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MULTIMEDIA: Islamic faith school welcomes all cultures 

22 Jan 16

A young faith school in Birmingham, Wisdom Academy puts British values and the Islamic faith on the same page.


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Jargon fest: the West Midlands Combined Authority 

22 Jan 16

This week Birmingham City Council announced that the period of consultation has begun on the West Midlands Combined Authority – the most inspiringly named local government body yet.


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Chinese economic slow-down could ‘lead to job losses in Birmingham’ 

22 Jan 16

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Pupil Premium in Birmingham 

22 Jan 16

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AUDIO: Water lot of fuss over nothing 

21 Jan 16

Birmingham’s main source of water is the Elan Valley aqueduct.


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Gallery: Birmingham Jazz Festival exhibition at New Street 

21 Jan 16

Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival exhibition at New Street station An exhibition of photos taken at last year’s Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival  has proved so popular its stay at New Street Station’s been …


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Birmingham makes Stonewall’s list 

21 Jan 16

Every year the LGBTQ+ rights charity Stonewall   release their list of the top 100 employers to work for if you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual or transsexual.


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3 local start-ups among the most creative in England 

21 Jan 16

Three start-ups from Birmingham made the “Creative England 50” list, an index launched last year to recognize the work of creativie companies that have “turned a bright idea into a commercial success.


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Jewellery Quarter proposes its own boundaries 

20 Jan 16

Residents have objected to the Local Government Boundary Commission ‘s proposal to merge Jewellery Quarter and Winson Green Ward.


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The Boys Project offers art jobs to deprived young men 

20 Jan 16

An upcoming recruitment day will offer deprived young men in Birmingham the opportunity to join social and art activism campaign The Boys Project .


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The force is very much with The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham 

20 Jan 16

With Star Wars fever already running high, The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham has welcomed seven Sarlacc Jellyfish to its ever growing family of weird and wonderful sea creatures.


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Shadow Mental Health Minister praises West Midlands Police triage scheme 

20 Jan 16

Luciana Berger Labour’s Shadow Minister for Mental Health ‘Triage scheme must be adaptable.


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Local artist paints portraits of pets on commission 

20 Jan 16

In the age of “digital pet immortalization” through GIFs, memes, looping videos, and YouTube compilations, could “oil on canvas” be an appealing option? Claire Brierley, and artist from Stratford-upon-Avon, has set up a small business based …


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Friends of Library of Birmingham call for trained staff and opening hours 

19 Jan 16

Friends of Library (FoL) of Birmingham  gathered together against the impact of budget cuts to library services and to debate the future for Birmingham’s public libraries.


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Shock tactics: Cybercrime prevention by West Midlands Police 

19 Jan 16

Law enforcement and ex con preventing cybercrime together.


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AUDIO: How crime has changed and what WMP is doing about it 

19 Jan 16

Now that some of the most dangerous criminals are the ones comfortably sitting before a computer looking for accounts to crack, the police needs to change its methods accordingly.


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Classical ballet meets contemporary dance at Midland Dance Hub 

18 Jan 16

Midlands dancers and choreographers got together for the first   Midland Dance Hub .


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MAPPED: How cuts affect Birmingham libraries 

18 Jan 16

The Birmingham City Council budget for 2016/17 includes a new cut of £1.4m in the community library service .


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Blue Monday accused of ‘trivialising’ mental health by Birmingham charity 

18 Jan 16

Birmingham mental health charity Mind Blue Monday’s being criticised by Birmingham mental health charity Mind  who say there’s “no credible evidence” to back it up and depression can strike on any day.


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Birmingham brewery to turn Moseley bank into kraft beer venue 

18 Jan 16

Site of new Dares bar, Moseley.


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The Beatles: most edited UK-related article in Wikipedia’s history 

15 Jan 16

Wikipedia shared a list of the 1000 English-language articles that have been edited the most in its 15 years of existence, that the collaborative encyclopaedia celebrated on Friday, 15th January.


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Podcast: Birmingham scientist asks you to Ask For Evidence 

15 Jan 16

This is a podcast from Birmingham Skeptics in the Pub event.


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WATCH: Help for the homeless in Birmingham City Centre 

15 Jan 16

On his way to work, a few days ago,  Inspector Gareth Morris , with Birmingham City Centre Police , stopped when he noticed a homeless woman passively begging in the street.


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Grateful parents raise funds to help families at Heartlands 

15 Jan 16

A local couple has raised £3,500 for the hospital they were treated at in memory of their baby boy, Micah, who was stillborn in 2012.