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Demolition of Birmingham Central Library in Paradise captured… 

5 Apr 16

Demolition of Birmingham Central Library in Paradise captured with a drone.


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Don’t lose your right to vote in the upcoming elections on… 

5 Apr 16

Don’t lose your right to vote in the upcoming elections on Thursday 5th May.


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Man charged with murder after a body was found at a hostel in… 

5 Apr 16

Man charged with murder after a body was found at a hostel in Sparkhill.


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Cultural Investment Inquiry to find new ways to invest in arts… 

4 Apr 16

Cultural Investment Inquiry to find new ways to invest in arts and culture across Birmingham.


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Van driver trapped for 45 minutes following a collision on M6…. 

4 Apr 16

Van driver trapped for 45 minutes following a collision on M6.


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Newborn rhino calf at West Midland Safari Park is already… 

4 Apr 16

Newborn rhino calf at West Midland Safari Park is already running circles around his mum.


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Two people arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism… 

4 Apr 16

Two people arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.


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Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was… 

4 Apr 16

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was found dead at a hostel in Sparkhill.


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Drug dealer sentenced to over five years imprisonment after… 

4 Apr 16

Drug dealer sentenced to over five years imprisonment after being found with £266,700 worth of heroin.


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BREAKING: Police have cordoned off Cambridge Street in the City… 

1 Apr 16

BREAKING: Police have cordoned off Cambridge Street in the City Centre, due to an incident at the Library of Birmingham.


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Centro signs deal to convert Midland Metro trams to run on… 

1 Apr 16

Centro signs deal to convert Midland Metro trams to run on batteries.


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Three people taken to hospital following a collision during rush… 

1 Apr 16

Three people taken to hospital following a collision during rush hour on M6.


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BREAKING: An endangered species has been spotted on Kings Heath… 

1 Apr 16

BREAKING: An endangered species has been spotted on Kings Heath High Street A member of the public spotted the endangered species (pictured) on Kings Heath High Street at around 10:15AM this morning (01/04).


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Edmunds Fine Dining in Brindleyplace fined over £7K for Food… 

31 Mar 16

Edmunds Fine Dining in Brindleyplace fined over £7K for Food Safety and Hygiene offences.


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Amazing footage of a baby rhino being born at West Midlands… 

31 Mar 16

Amazing footage of a baby rhino being born at West Midlands Safari Park West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley has today (31/03) released this amazing CCTV footage of a southern white rhino calf being born in the park on Friday 25th March.


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Staggering amount of waste dumped in Northfield – Help find… 

31 Mar 16

Staggering amount of waste dumped in Northfield – Help find those responsible.


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Woman suffered serious injuries after falling down a 25ft lift… 

31 Mar 16

Woman suffered serious injuries after falling down a 25ft lift shaft in Solihull.


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Giant eggs provide egg-stra special Easter for charity…. 

30 Mar 16

Giant eggs provide egg-stra special Easter for charity.


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National Express leads the way on Living Wage While the… 

30 Mar 16

National Express leads the way on Living Wage While the Government’s new National Living Wage becomes law this week, hundreds of National Express West Midlands employees have enjoyed a higher rate of pay since the beginning of the year.


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Two men injured after a quad bike collided with a wall in… 

30 Mar 16

Two men injured after a quad bike collided with a wall in Handsworth.


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Investigation underway after a man was shot in Handsworth… 

30 Mar 16

Investigation underway after a man was shot in Handsworth Wood Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was shot on Weeford Drive, Handsworth Wood, just after 5AM on Monday (28/03).


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Over 100 firefighters tackle severe fire… 

29 Mar 16

Over 100 firefighters tackle severe fire in Saltley.


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Intoxicated man filmed jumping into canal at The Mailbox. A man,… 

29 Mar 16

Intoxicated man filmed jumping into canal at The Mailbox.


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Appeal for information after a teenager was assaulted at a house… 

29 Mar 16

Appeal for information after a teenager was assaulted at a house party in Erdington Detective Constable Sean Miley is appealing for witnesses and information after a girl, aged 14, was assaulted at a house party on Pype Hayes Road in Erdington on …


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MISSING TEENAGER: Have you seen Chloe Hayes? Chloe Hayes, aged… 

29 Mar 16

MISSING TEENAGER: Have you seen Chloe Hayes?  Chloe Hayes, aged 19, left her home in Walsall on Wednesday 16th March and concerns are now growing for her safety.


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West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster issues an appeal over… 

28 Mar 16

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster issues an appeal over Adam Jones death.


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Prolific beggars banned from pestering people in the city… 

25 Mar 16

Prolific beggars banned from pestering people in the city centre.


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MISSING BOY – Have you seen Aiden Parrot-Feltham? Aiden… 

24 Mar 16

MISSING BOY – Have you seen Aiden Parrot-Feltham? Aiden Parrot-Feltham, aged 12, was last seen leaving his home in Erdington at around 6:45PM last Friday (18/03).


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New BTP West Midlands Chief Inspector has vowed to deliver the… 

24 Mar 16

New BTP West Midlands Chief Inspector has vowed to deliver the best policing service possible.


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Green lanes to open at Household Recycling Centres In… 

24 Mar 16

Green lanes to open at Household Recycling Centres  In anticipation of the long Easter bank holiday weekend, special arrangements are being introduced for citizens who wish to dispose of garden waste at three of the city’s Household Recycling …


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It’s not okay to ring 999 if you’ve got a problem… 

24 Mar 16

It’s not okay to ring 999 if you’ve got a problem with your snapchat.


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£50M Park Regis four-star hotel opens next week. Park Regis… 

24 Mar 16

£50M Park Regis four-star hotel opens next week.


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Fourth group of Syrian refugees have arrived safely in… 

23 Mar 16

Fourth group of Syrian refugees have arrived safely in Birmingham.


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Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a… 

23 Mar 16

Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing at Alexander Park Stadium Emergency services were called to the Alexander Park Stadium in Perry Barr, just before 10.30AM this morning (23/03), following reports that a man had …


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Chop and Wok scoop a healthy living award from Birmingham City… 

22 Mar 16

Chop and Wok scoop a healthy living award from Birmingham City Council The much loved Pan-Asian noodle bar brand Chop and Wok has been awarded with a Birmingham City Council Healthy Choices Award.


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Drug dealer who was found with loaded guns has been sentenced to… 

22 Mar 16

Drug dealer who was found with loaded guns has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.


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West Midlands Police open a brand new 60-bed custody suite in… 

22 Mar 16

West Midlands Police open a brand new 60-bed custody suite in Oldbury.


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How does Birmingham City Council tackle fly-tipping?Abandoning… 

22 Mar 16

How does Birmingham City Council tackle fly-tipping? Abandoning (flytipping) rubbish is illegal and can lead to a fine of up to £50,000 along with imprisonment.


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Every year 7 student in Birmingham to receive a BBC micro:bit…. 

22 Mar 16

Every year 7 student in Birmingham to receive a BBC micro:bit.


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Woman rushed to hospital following a collision on Coventry Road…. 

21 Mar 16

Woman rushed to hospital following a collision on Coventry Road.


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Man sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for murdering his wife by… 

21 Mar 16

Man sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for murdering his wife by setting her on fire.


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85% of National Express West Midlands bus passengers are happy… 

21 Mar 16

85% of National Express West Midlands bus passengers are happy with their journeys.


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Appeal for information after a man was attacked with a machete… 

21 Mar 16

Appeal for information after a man was attacked with a machete in Ward End.


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Birmingham City Council funding accelerates Digbeth motorcycle… 

21 Mar 16

Birmingham City Council funding accelerates Digbeth motorcycle manufacturing start-up.


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Teenager shot dead in Ladywood has been named as Kenichi… 

21 Mar 16

Teenager shot dead in Ladywood has been named as Kenichi Phillips.


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BBC Birmingham announces first Birmingham Writer in Residence A… 

18 Mar 16

BBC Birmingham announces first Birmingham Writer in Residence  A local writer, theatre –maker and performer has been announced as the first ever Birmingham Writer in Residence in a bid to increase Midlands voices on air and on the stage.


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Police issue a warning after woman’s jewellery was stolen on the… 

18 Mar 16

Police issue a warning after woman’s jewellery was stolen on the roadside under a ruse.


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City buildings turn off the lights for Earth Hour this… 

18 Mar 16

City buildings turn off the lights for Earth Hour this weekend.


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Investigation underway after a teenager was shot dead in… 

18 Mar 16

Investigation underway after a teenager was shot dead in Ladywood.


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Allow plenty of time if travelling to the Cheltenham Festival… 

18 Mar 16

Allow plenty of time if travelling to the Cheltenham Festival from Birmingham New Street.


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Tom Fox steps down as CEO of Aston Villa Football with immediate… 

17 Mar 16

Tom Fox steps down as CEO of Aston Villa Football with immediate effect.


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Professional services firm PwC confirms move into… 

17 Mar 16

Professional services firm PwC confirms move into Paradise.


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Council celebrates the completion of the 2,000th home built… 

17 Mar 16

Council celebrates the completion of the 2,000 th home built through its house-building programme.


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The Supercalifragilistic smash-hit Mary Poppins returns to… 

16 Mar 16

The Supercalifragilistic smash-hit Mary Poppins returns to Birmingham Hippodrome.


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Birmingham health chief has welcomed Government plans for a… 

16 Mar 16

Birmingham health chief has welcomed Government plans for a sugar tax.


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HGV driver arrested after being caught travelling the wrong way… 

16 Mar 16

HGV driver arrested after being caught travelling the wrong way on the M6 Toll.


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New Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry set to… 

16 Mar 16

New Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry set to open on 31st March.


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Teenage girl rushed to hospital following a collision on… 

16 Mar 16

Teenage girl rushed to hospital following a collision on Pershore Road.


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Smithfield: £500 million plan to create a brand new place for… 

16 Mar 16

Smithfield: £500 million plan to create a brand new place for the city.


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Passengers travelling without a valid ticket on the Metro could… 

15 Mar 16

Passengers travelling without a valid ticket on the Metro could face £70 fine.