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Charity donates specialist assistive technology to local children’s hospice 

16 Jan 18

Children and young people at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Selly Oak have been donated a package of specialist assistive technology worth thousands of pounds by national children’s charity Lifelites.


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Police release image of man they want to trace who may have been a victim of crime 

14 Jan 18

Detectives have released an image of a man they want to trace, who they believe was the victim of a serious offence.


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Local hospice brings crucial care closer to South Birmingham community 

11 Jan 18

St Mary’s Hospice has launched a new Satellite Clinic in Druids Heath to ensure more people living across Birmingham have access to crucial hospice care.


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CCTV: Appeal after serious hit-and-run collision in Kings Norton 

10 Jan 18

Police are appealing for information after a hit-and-run collision in Kings Norton which left a motorcyclist seriously injured.


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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Redditch Road RTC 

9 Jan 18

A man has been given advanced trauma care by ambulance staff this afternoon following a road traffic collision.


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Hit and run leaves cyclist seriously injured 

8 Jan 18

A cyclist is seriously ill in hospital after being hit by a car.


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Severn Trent asks customers to stay alert for bogus callers 

7 Jan 18

Severn Trent is warning its customers to be extra vigilant after receiving reports that callers are trying to gain entry to homes by claiming to be from the water company.


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West Midlands Combined Authority unveils proposed budget and Mayoral precept for 2018/19 

7 Jan 18

West Midlands Combined Authority has unveiled its draft budget for 2018/19.


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Fighting For Air: BBC Documentary filmed in Kings Heath airs this Jan 

7 Jan 18

Imagine if you could change the quality of the air we breathe… in just one day.


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Police appeal after masked men attempt to break into a house 

21 Dec 17

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after up to five masked men attempted to break into a house in Kings Heath.


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Thieves go on luxury shopping spree after stealing elderly women’s bank card 

21 Dec 17

Police want to trace these men after a 97-year-old woman had her card stolen last month.


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Festive partygoers: Be safe, book your taxi home 

20 Dec 17

With the festive party season now in full swing, Birmingham City Council is encouraging Christmas revellers to stay safe and pre-book their taxis.


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HMRC issues Christmas warning about gift card phone scam 

20 Dec 17

HM Revenue and Customs is urging people to stay safe during the festive period against a scam that is conning elderly and vulnerable people.


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Burglary suspects arrested within minutes of 999 call 

19 Dec 17

Two suspected burglars were arrested within minutes of a 999 call today as West Midlands Police carried out a night of action targeting thieves.


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#BrumBudget18: Have your say! 

18 Dec 17

Birmingham City Council is has launched a public consultation on its 2018/19 budget proposals.


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Community centre celebrates funding boost 

18 Dec 17

A charity that provides back-to-work training and other workshops for local people has launched a new ‘Managing Your Money’ programme after securing a £9,000 grant.


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Police appeal for information after a newborn baby was threatened by a gang of burglars 

10 Dec 17

A newborn baby was threatened by a gang of burglars, police revealed today, as officers appealed for the public’s help catching thieves behind a series of raids where victims have been attacked in their own homes.


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All council run schools closed Monday 11th December 

10 Dec 17

As a result of the current snow and freezing weather, all city council-run schools and related transport services will not operate on Monday 11 December.


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National News: 245 children safeguarded and 192 arrests for child sex abuse offences 

8 Dec 17

The use of live streaming platforms by online sex offenders is increasing and there is an urgent need to educate children about the risks associated with this new threat, warn child protection experts.


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Primary school’s harvest tradition helps local hospice 

8 Dec 17

Kind-hearted pupils from a Yardley Wood primary school have donated their harvest festival goods to a local hospice.


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Hundreds of santas dash through Cannon Hill Park for children’s charity 

4 Dec 17

More than 500 Santas descended on Cannon Hill Park on Saturday to raise vital funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice.


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Innovative video hits home dangers of drink and drug driving 

2 Dec 17

West Midlands Police has harnessed virtual reality technology to highlight the very real dangers of drink and drug driving this Christmas.


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New consultation asks for bus passenger views in South Birmingham 

29 Nov 17

National Express West Midlands is again asking Brummies to help improve bus services in the south of the city.


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Air India launches new route from Birmingham to Amritsar 

24 Nov 17

Air India, which already operates a hugely popular daily service to Delhi, plans to introduce two non-stop flights per week to Amritsar from Birmingham Airport.


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Police investigate Halifax ram-raid in Shirley 

23 Nov 17

Police investigating a ram-raid at a bank in Shirley on Monday evening (20 November) have launched a public appeal for information.