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WATER RESOURCES OF BIRMINGHAM-A GOOD PROSPECT IS IN THE FUTURE 

22 Jan 18

According to the Centre for Ecology Hydrology , affected by the mixed weather in December last year, the volume of water storage in most parts of the UK increased in varying degrees.


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Cornwall Street redevelopment revealed 

22 Jan 18

The Cornwell Street redevelopment for Birmingham has been revealed in new digital images released today.


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Ten tips to get through the Smear Test 

22 Jan 18

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Today marks the start of Cervical Cancer Awareness Week.


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Jimmy Armfield, former Blackpool and England player has died 

22 Jan 18

Jimmy Armfield has sadly passed away at the age of 82.


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Northfield rapist jailed for 15 years 

22 Jan 18

A man accused of raping and assaulting a woman has been jailed for 15 years .


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Oxfam calls for action on poverty gap during World Economic Forum 

22 Jan 18

A new report by the charity Oxfam shows that 42 people own as much wealth as poorer half of the world.


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Blue badge access to be extended to people with hidden disabilities 

22 Jan 18

New plans from  Transport Minister Jesse Norman suggest people with hidden disabilities could now get greater access to blue badge criteria.


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Intrepid Army Ice Maidens complete first all-female crossing of Antarctica 

22 Jan 18

An intrepid group of soldiers are today being hailed for their exceptional prowess and determination after becoming the first all-female team to cross Antarctica using muscle power alone.


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One in three women are embarrassed to take smear test 

22 Jan 18

A survey by the charity,   Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust found that one in three young women in the UK  are embarrassed to take a pap smear test .


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Women’s March 2018: Time’s Up and #MeToo movements get massive support 

22 Jan 18

The weather was no deterrent for thousands of women to gather outside Parliament in London on Sunday as they called for ‘ Time’s Up ‘ on harassment, racism, homophobia and inequality.


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Premier League matches pay tribute to Three Degrees footballer, Cyrille Regis 

22 Jan 18

This weekend’s Premier League matches saw a minute of applause and black armbands worn by players in memory of the Three Degrees footballer, Cyrille Regis.


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8 year old Brownhills stabbing victim named 

22 Jan 18

Mylee Billingham was named by West Midlands Police on Sunday after she was stabbed to death on Saturday night in Brownhills, Walsall.


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Kardashian-West baby: We have a name, ladies and gents! 

19 Jan 18

Stop whatever you’re doing right now.


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An exhibition is going on in the Parkside building in Birmingham City University 

19 Jan 18

Parkside building is hosting a new exhibition about class discrepancies, social injustice, workers’ rights, political struggles and racial tensions.


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Airbnb: rental growth in Birmingham is the highest 

19 Jan 18

Airbnb is booming in Birmingham.


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Brexit: ‘Significant’ difference in viewpoint between UK and France 

19 Jan 18

French President Emmanuel Macron ‘s statement on the UK’s Brexit stance shows a ‘significant’ difference in viewpoint between the two countries.


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Iain Mackay calls it a day after 20-year-long ballet career 

19 Jan 18

Birmingham Royal Ballet ‘s principal dancer, Iain Mackay will perform for the last time this evening at Symphony Hall.


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A new study finds you might still be a teenager 

19 Jan 18

According to a new study , published in the Lancet Child Adolescent Health , adolescence now lasts until 24 years old, or should be considered so.


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Birmingham’s Millennium Point shortlisted for Tim Peake Spacecraft venue 

19 Jan 18

Millenium Point’s Thinktank Science museum has been shortlisted as one of the potential venues to host Astronaut Tim Peake’s spacecraft.


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British Museum “Living with gods” exhibition visits Birmingham 

19 Jan 18

“Living with gods” curator Jill Cook reveals what makes the British Museum exhibition unique.


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Nintendo announce new cardboard DIY toys 

19 Jan 18

Many large retailers such as McDonalds and Iceland have been looking at new ways to reduce the amount of plastic they use across their business.


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Preview: Bees hope to extend lead against Doncaster Phoenix 

19 Jan 18

Birmingham and Solihull Rugby Club seek to extend their unbeaten record when they take on  Doncaster Phoenix in a Midlands Premier League match at Damson Park this Saturday.


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The Rainbow Venues: Club fights back against closure with new campaign and festival 

19 Jan 18

The Rainbow Venues via Google Street View A Birmingham nightclub is fighting back against the City Council’s decision to shut them down in November.


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Top 5 movies to see in Brum for #NationalPopcornDay 

19 Jan 18

Today is the 5th annual #NationalPopcornDay which celebrates all things related to the tasty treat.


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Waste in Birmingham: new opportunities for reducing and recycling 

19 Jan 18

Charlotte Watkivs shopping at the Bullring outdoor market – CC Victòria Oliveres “Let’s try a whole year zero waste”.