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Queues at Lifford Lane Household Recycling Centre in… 

14 Mar 16

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


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

14 Mar 16

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.


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British Transport Police wrap a train to celebrate the third… 

14 Mar 16

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


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

11 Mar 16

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


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Investigation underway after a man sustained serious injuries… 

11 Mar 16

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


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HSBC’s relocation from London to Birmingham is a… 

10 Mar 16

HSBC’s relocation from London to Birmingham is a ‘significant boost for the Midlands’, says Economic Secretary.


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Schools, colleges and businesses rewarded for cycling and… 

10 Mar 16

Schools, colleges and businesses rewarded for cycling and walking efforts Schools, colleges and businesses across the West Midlands have received recognition as being some of the most bike and pedestrian-friendly places in the region.


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Man hit over the head with a hammer in a Sheldon public house…. 

10 Mar 16

Man hit over the head with a hammer in a Sheldon public house.


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Open Day at South and City College Birmingham. Discover all that… 

9 Mar 16

Open Day at South and City College Birmingham.


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Flooding on railway lines between London Euston and New Street… 

9 Mar 16

Flooding on railway lines between London Euston and New Street during morning rush hour.


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Timelapse of the £500 million Paradise regeneration scheme. This… 

9 Mar 16

Timelapse of the £500 million Paradise regeneration scheme.


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Colony of Canadian Gentoo Penguins arrive at The National Sea… 

9 Mar 16

Colony of Canadian Gentoo Penguins arrive at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham.


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BREAKING: Investigation launched following a fatal collision on… 

8 Mar 16

BREAKING: Investigation launched following a fatal collision on Park Street in the City Centre.


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MISSING TEENAGER: Have you seen Alesha Timby?Alesha Timby, aged… 

8 Mar 16

MISSING TEENAGER: Have you seen Alesha Timby? Alesha Timby, aged 15, from Erdington, was last seen at around 6PM last Thursday (3 March).


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Birmingham prepares for St Patrick’s Day ParadeThis year’s St… 

8 Mar 16

Birmingham prepares for St Patrick’s Day Parade This year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Birmingham on Sunday 13th March, when the theme will be the phoenix.


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Teenager hailed as a hero after helping pregnant woman who had… 

8 Mar 16

Teenager hailed as a hero after helping pregnant woman who had been stabbed in Sutton Coldfield.


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Former scout leader sentenced to over five years imprisonment… 

7 Mar 16

Former scout leader sentenced to over five years imprisonment for abusing young boys.


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Greater Birmingham’s ‘Today, Tomorrow and Beyond’ showcased to… 

7 Mar 16

Greater Birmingham’s ‘Today, Tomorrow and Beyond’ showcased to investors in Cannes.


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Council joins forces with two charities to help improve the… 

7 Mar 16

Council joins forces with two charities to help improve the lives of homeless people.


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Emergency Services are currently taking part in a large training… 

6 Mar 16

Emergency Services are currently taking part in a large training exercise in Solihull.


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BREAKING: Man charged with two counts of attempted murder after… 

6 Mar 16

BREAKING: Man charged with two counts of attempted murder after a pregnant woman was stabbed in Sutton Coldfield.


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Extra time to question man after a pregnant woman was stabbed in… 

5 Mar 16

Extra time to question man after a pregnant woman was stabbed in Sutton Coldfield.


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Lord Mayor welcomes GB Davis Cup Team to BirminghamBirmingham’s… 

4 Mar 16

Lord Mayor welcomes GB Davis Cup Team to Birmingham Birmingham’s Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall has welcomed the Aegon GB Davis Cup Team to Birmingham for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group.


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BREAKING: A man has been arrested after a woman was stabbed in… 

4 Mar 16

BREAKING: A man has been arrested after a woman was stabbed in in Sutton Coldfield town centre.


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CCTV images released after a man was driven into at a BP petrol… 

4 Mar 16

CCTV images released after a man was driven into at a BP petrol station in Weoley Castle.


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Commissioner gets cross-party support for campaign against… 

3 Mar 16

Commissioner gets cross-party support for campaign against ‘zombie knives’.


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Birmin-gum cleans for The Queen this weekendA campaign to get… 

3 Mar 16

Birmin-gum cleans for The Queen this weekend A campaign to get people out and about cleaning up their communities is being backed by Birmingham City Council.


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Pull the plug on hair straighteners before it’s too… 

3 Mar 16

Pull the plug on hair straighteners before it’s too late.


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Metal theft has plummeted following a crackdown on the illegal… 

3 Mar 16

Metal theft has plummeted following a crackdown on the illegal scrap trade.


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Shakespeare’s Life and Legacy Interactive map unveiled in… 

2 Mar 16

Shakespeare’s Life and Legacy Interactive map unveiled in Library of Birmingham The one-of-a-kind touchtable map features famous interpreters of Shakespeare including Helen Mirren, Orson Welles and Peter Hall On Thursday March 3, Director of BBC …


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Bogus beggars in Birmingham believed to be earning between… 

2 Mar 16

Bogus beggars in Birmingham believed to be earning between £100-£500 a night.


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Elderly man in a critical condition following a collision in the… 

2 Mar 16

Elderly man in a critical condition following a collision in the City Centre.


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Drugs previously used to fight epilepsy could treat cancer…. 

2 Mar 16

Drugs previously used to fight epilepsy could treat cancer.


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Help identify a man who was stabbed multiple times in… 

1 Mar 16

Help identify a man who was stabbed multiple times in Sparkhill.


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Almost 70% of students get their first secondary school… 

1 Mar 16

Almost 70% of students get their first secondary school place choice.


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The Formal handover of Sutton Coldfield civic regalia has taken… 

1 Mar 16

The Formal handover of Sutton Coldfield civic regalia has taken place at Birmingham Council House.


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Support Blind Dave Heeley’s Escape from AlcatrazThe… 

1 Mar 16

Support Blind Dave Heeley’s Escape from Alcatraz The father-of-three from West Bromwich, who is nicknamed Blind Dave, is the first blind person to complete the seven-marathon challenge.


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Two men who stole phones from fans at Libertines gig have… 

1 Mar 16

Two men who stole phones from fans at Libertines gig have sentenced to three years imprisonment.


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Northfield man sentenced to five years imprisonment… 

29 Feb 16

Northfield man sentenced to five years imprisonment for possession of firearms and ammunition.


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Sunday morning fire in Bordesley Green caused by a cannabis… 

29 Feb 16

Sunday morning fire in Bordesley Green caused by a cannabis farm.


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Food businesses must take control to avoid kitchen… 

29 Feb 16

Food businesses must take control to avoid kitchen nightmares Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, on what food businesses should do to protect their premises from pests and avoid kitchen nightmares.


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Stand Up To Cancer with Zizzi’s £1 pizza day. To celebrate the… 

29 Feb 16

Stand Up To Cancer with Zizzi’s £1 pizza day.


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Couple who committed a spate of burglaries over a two year… 

29 Feb 16

Couple who committed a spate of burglaries over a two year period have been jailed.


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Birmingham has the highest quality of life of any English city… 

27 Feb 16

Birmingham has the highest quality of life of any English city outside London.


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Birmingham City Council and partners introduce Housing… 

26 Feb 16

Birmingham City Council and partners introduce Housing Birmingham.


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Deliveroo driver suffers leg injury following a collision with a… 

26 Feb 16

Deliveroo driver suffers leg injury following a collision with a car.


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New Street Station scoops ‘station excellence’ award at… 

26 Feb 16

New Street Station scoops ‘station excellence’ award at the Rail Business Awards.


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Appeal for information after a girl was sexually assaulted on… 

26 Feb 16

Appeal for information after a girl was sexually assaulted on the number 74 bus.


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Police called after two men got trapped in stolen cherry… 

25 Feb 16

Police called after two men got trapped in stolen cherry picker.


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Two Cornwall Street to feature Birmingham’s largest… 

25 Feb 16

Two Cornwall Street to feature Birmingham’s largest private roof terrace.


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Local charity donates £4,000 machine to help patients with… 

25 Feb 16

Local charity donates £4,000 machine to help patients with breast cancer.


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Katie Road walk-in centre hours extended until 10PM, seven days… 

25 Feb 16

Katie Road walk-in centre hours extended until 10PM, seven days a week South Birmingham GP walk-in centre is now open from 8am-10pm, seven days a week.


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Birmingham creatives open the 2016 Brit Awards with a stunning… 

25 Feb 16

Birmingham creatives open the 2016 Brit Awards with a stunning visual display.


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Third group of Syrian refugees have arrived safely in… 

24 Feb 16

Third group of Syrian refugees have arrived safely in Birmingham.


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National Express bus company backs Birmingham pollution… 

24 Feb 16

National Express bus company backs Birmingham pollution trial National Express, which operates most of the buses in the West Midlands, has welcomed the new government trials to improve air quality in Birmingham.


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Man arrested after a teenage girl died following a collision on… 

24 Feb 16

Man arrested after a teenage girl died following a collision on Birmingham Road.


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Teenage girl seriously injured following a collision on… 

24 Feb 16

Teenage girl seriously injured following a collision on Birmingham Road.


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Three people charged in connection with the murder of Tanveer… 

24 Feb 16

Three people charged in connection with the murder of Tanveer Iqbal.


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Visitors from around the world review the Library of… 

23 Feb 16

Visitors from around the world review the Library of Birmingham.


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BBC to stage three major debate programmes in the run-up to the… 

23 Feb 16

BBC to stage three major debate programmes in the run-up to the EU referendum.