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Chance for children to enjoy reading as Bournville Bookfest celebrates fifth anniversary 

16 Mar 18

Books are being brought to life in Birmingham as the Bournville Bookfest celebrates its fifth anniversary.


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Birmingham City FC fined for underpaying employees 

9 Mar 18

Birmingham City FC has been fined for breaking national minimum wage laws, newly released data reveals.


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Hotel, restaurant chains top low pay “list of shame” 

9 Mar 18

Restaurant, hotel chains were among the worst offenders on the government’s minimum wage list.


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West Midlands companies on the low pay “list of shame” 

9 Mar 18

Government inspectors fined 117 different employers for failing to abide by the minimum pay laws: from multinational hotel and restaurant chains to small businesses.


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One Born Every Minute comes to Birmingham 

6 Mar 18

One Born Every Minute in Birmingham.


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Sorabh Pant: meet the Indian comedy star as he begins a three-city England tour 

23 Feb 18

The co-founder and former mainstay of East India Comedy talks about politics, comedy and everything in between ahead of his show in the city tomorrow When Sorabh Pant drew out travel plans to England, he had a lovely vacation in mind.


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Comic Con: meet the cosplayers of the last edition 

21 Feb 18

The next MCM Birmingham Comic Con is in less than a month, and on this occasion we have decided to come back on the autumn edition.


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Anti-obesity funding plunges 92% as Birmingham City Council cuts bite 

8 Feb 18

Spending by Birmingham City Council on countering obesity has plummeted in the last 12 months, according to data collected by The Bureau Local and shared with Birmingham Eastside.


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VIDEO: “The more diverse your team, the better the product you’re going to produce” – School of Code Bootcamp graduates showcase their work 

1 Feb 18

The School of Code programme has already inspired  The  Sunday Times  to write about the “start-up revolution” in Birmingham , and this month the first Bootcamp recruits of the programme made an appearance at a  Demo Day to show off their …


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Birmingham band headlining anti-racism concert 

26 Jan 18

Birmingham band Kioko  are the headline act of tonight’s ‘ Love Music Hate Racism ‘ (LMHR) concert tonight.


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Families await key ruling on Birmingham pub bombings inquest 

26 Jan 18

Evening Mail front page in the wake of the bombings A judge will decide today whether to expand the terms of the 1974 pub bombings inquest into the victims’ deaths.


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Air India’s direct flights to Amritsar start next month 

25 Jan 18

Steven Byles / Under Wikimedia Commons Air India has confirmed that new flight operations from Birmingham to Amritsar will begin from 20 February this year .


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Theft and robbery on the rise in Central Birmingham 

25 Jan 18

Crimes involving stealing such as thefts of all kind, robberies, burglaries and shopliftings in Birmingham city centre rose more than the total crimes in the same area.


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New Water scheme to cut plastic waste 

25 Jan 18

Water UK la unched the New National Drinking Water Scheme today.


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No suspect identified: how majority of the knife crime cases in Birmingham end 

25 Jan 18

The number of knife crimes in Birmingham has almost doubled since 2014.


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AC Grayling tells Birmingham City University that Remain is like Space Invaders 

25 Jan 18

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Rough sleeper numbers in the West Midlands are on the rise, studies say 

25 Jan 18

The latest figures for rough sleepers across West Midlands and England as a whole, are up again.


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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s folk ensemble takes over New Street Station 

25 Jan 18

If you have travel plans from or to Birmingham New Street Station today, you’re likely catch a group of musicians enthralling crowds all day at the main departure station.


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Woman found dead in Netherton home 

25 Jan 18

A woman has been found dead in her home in Netherton.


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Remembering Winston Churchill: celebrating the five best on-screen portrayals of all time 

24 Jan 18

Arrogant, reluctant to relinquish power, gifted orator – these are some of the many phrases used to quantify the phenomenon that was Winston Churchill, who died 53 years ago this week.


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Birmingham Wetherspoon’s supplier investigated by food safety inspectors 

24 Jan 18

A recall of steak products from the Wetherspoon’ s menu has led to an investigation of their supplier over non-compliance of hygiene regulations.


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Council discusses electric vehicle charging points across the city 

24 Jan 18

Photo by Albert Bridge/Geograph.


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Man jailed for fatal hit and run 

24 Jan 18

A man has been jailed for 7 and a half years after killing a cyclist in Darlaston in 2017 .


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Two-thirds of Birmingham City Council Education targets not met 

24 Jan 18

A report released by Birmingham City Council has revealed that 6 of the 9 performance indicators set by the council were not met over the last academic year.


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Symphony Orchestra will be held as the renamed event of the Royal Birmingham Conservatory of Music. 

24 Jan 18

Officially renamed the Birmingham Conservatory as the Royal Birmingham Conservatory of Music.