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Volunteers needed as hospice expands vital ‘Support at Home’ service 

17 Jul 18

Birmingham St Mary’s is encouraging sensitive and caring individuals to sign up as ‘Support at Home’ volunteers – and offer a listening ear to local people living with life-limiting illness.


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Toddler dies after being hit by a van on local parkland 

14 Jul 18

A toddler who was critically injured yesterday following a collision involving a van on parkland has sadly died.


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Plea for witnesses after fatal collision in Bournville 

30 Jun 18

Witnesses are being urged to come forward after a man died when his car hit a tree in Bournville this morning (Saturday 30 June).


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Severn Trent asks customers to use water carefully to avoid low pressures as demand for water is significantly up 

27 Jun 18

With the region basking in the hottest June for 40 years, Severn Trent has confirmed that, while it always expects to see an increase in demand for water, usage has been significantly more than normal.


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HMRC issues warning over tax refund scams 

10 Jun 18

Fraudsters are sending scam emails and SMS-messages that promise tax rebates to trick people into disclosing their account and personal details.


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Threat to school nurse jobs could hit vulnerable children, warns union 

6 Jun 18

A significant number of school nurse jobs could be axed by the Birmingham School Health Advisory Service in the latest string of budget cuts from Birmingham City Council.


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School forced to close after extensive flood damage 

1 Jun 18

Woodthorpe Junior and Infants school in Kings Heath will remain closed after the half term break after extensive damage to the school caused by flooding, headteacher Linda McGrath announced.


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Can I have a garden bonfire? 

19 May 18

In short: It’s not illegal to have a garden bonfire but there are laws for the nuisance they can cause.


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Police appeal for information after a man was shot at in a pub car park 

8 May 18

West Midlands Police are appealing for information after a firearm was discharged in the Billesley Hungry Horse pub car park on Brook Lane just before 10 pm on Friday 4 May.


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Three hurt after rollover RTC in Kings Norton 

2 May 18

Three young men have been hurt, two potentially seriously after a single vehicle rollover RTC.


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Teens behind bars following series of violent car-jackings 

30 Apr 18

Two teenagers who were behind a series of violent car-jackings across Birmingham have been locked up after West Midlands Police officers tracked them down and thwarted further attacks.


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Burst water main leaves hundreds without water 

27 Apr 18

Water supplies to parts of Moseley, Kings Heath and Stirchley have been restored after a water main burst at the junction of Dads Lane and Shutlock lane overnight.


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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…