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Government announces £70m to transform Alexander Stadium 

15 Apr 18

The West Midlands Combined Authority has  welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of £70m to transform Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.


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Driver carjacked and attacked with machete on Broad Lane 

13 Apr 18

Police have launched an investigation after a man was assaulted with a machete on Broad Lane in Kings Heath and his car was stolen.


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Police appeal after Vicarage Road knife disorder 

12 Apr 18

Police are trying to identify him after a disorder on Vicarage Road, Kings Heath.


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Kings Heath: Two arrested after suspected gas explosion 

1 Apr 18

Two men have been arrested in connection with a suspected gas explosion at Dixy Chicken on Alcester Road South, Kings Heath last night.


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Kings Heath: Two arrested after suspected gas explosion 

1 Apr 18

Two men have been arrested in connection with a suspected gas explosion at Dixy Chicken on Alcester Road South, Kings Heath last night.


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VLM Airlines flights take off from Birmingham to Antwerp 

31 Mar 18

VLM Airlines has commenced flights from Birmingham to Antwerp on their Fokker 50.


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VLM Airlines flights take off from Birmingham to Antwerp 

31 Mar 18

VLM Airlines has commenced flights from Birmingham to Antwerp on their Fokker 50.


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New £30m government initiative to reduce rough sleeping 

30 Mar 18

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid today set out a bold cross-government plan of action to significantly reduce the number of people sleeping rough as the Homelessness Reduction Act comes into force next week.


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Government announces deposit return scheme for single use drinks containers 

28 Mar 18

The government has announced plans for a deposit return scheme to crack down on plastic pollution.


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Police issue statement following hoax bomb threats 

28 Mar 18

Police have launched an investigation after bomb threats were sent to a number of schools in Birmingham this morning.


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Council gives away 2,000 Big Birmingham Bikes 

26 Mar 18

2,000 bright orange bikes have been given away as part of the wider Birmingham Cycle Revolution Last week saw the latest tranche of free bikes being handed out in the Big Birmingham Bikes giveaway.


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Win £1,000 and support a local charity with the ‘Spring Raffle’ 

26 Mar 18

Birmingham St Mary’s ‘Spring Raffle’ is back and this year, players can win up to £1,000 whilst showing their support for their local hospice.


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£50,000 of National Lottery funding to celebrate West Midlands community spirit 

24 Mar 18

Communities across the West Midlands have the opportunity to host celebrations funded by the National Lottery, thanks to a new partnership between the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity…


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Pedestrian injured after collision with car in Stirchley 

22 Mar 18

A pedestrian has been taken on blue lights by ambulance to a major trauma centre after he was involved in a collision with a car.


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Sighting of missing 12-year-old Shane Pinder as searches continue 

18 Mar 18

Searches are continuing today for missing 12-year-old Shane Pinder, who has been missing since Friday (16 March).


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Burst water pipe causes hundreds to be left without water 

3 Mar 18

Severn Trent Water has apologised to local residents this evening after a burst water pipe has left hundreds without water and thousands with disruption.


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Police foil Balsall Heath cash machine ram raid 

2 Mar 18

Police foiled ram raiders who dragged a cash point from a shop last night (1st March) in Balsall Heath.


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£7 Million Air Ambulance flies into the Midlands 

1 Mar 18

A brand new and upgraded air ambulance helicopter has entered Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s fleet.


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Severn Trent activates two new local water supplies 

28 Feb 18

Severn Trent Water has completed a project to make use of two new groundwater supplies in Moseley Billesley.


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Have YOUR say on the future of West Midlands Fire Service 

27 Feb 18

Members of the public have just a few days left to give their views on the future of West Midlands Fire Service.


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Yellow & Amber warnings for snowfall 

25 Feb 18

PHE has issued fresh winter health warnings after the MetOffice issued both yellow and amber weather warnings for snow and ice in the West Midlands.


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CCTV to finally become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England from May 2018 

25 Feb 18

Legislation to make CCTV cameras mandatory in slaughterhouses in England to safeguard animal welfare has been laid by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.


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Family appeal for information after Kings Norton hit and run collision 

8 Feb 18

The family of a motorcyclist who was seriously injured in a hit and run collision in Kings Norton are appealing for information.


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Police discover 50 cannabis plants in Kings Heath after reports of a gun shot 

7 Feb 18

Police were called to reports of a gunshot being fired and people entering a property in Silver Street, Kings Heath, at just after 9 pm last night.


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Images: Police appeal following armed robbery last year 

4 Feb 18

Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery at the Co-op in Yardley Wood in December last year.