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WATCH: Birmingham’s French community celebrate World Cup win 

16 Jul 18

The French community in Birmingham gathered at The Distillery on World Cup final day to watch France’s football team attempt to win the trophy for the first time outside of France.


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ZERO WAGE BRITAIN: THE FIRMS THAT WANT YOU TO WORK FOR FREE 

26 Jun 18

Are you multi-skilled, hard working, enthusiastic, flexible? Want to work for winner of TV show The Apprentice Mark Wright’s company, Climb Online? You would be managing his diary, greeting clients, working on projects for up to three months.


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Theatre tour puts investigative journalism on stage will visit Brum 

25 Jun 18

A collaboration between journalists and performers will use dramatic techniques to bring stories and reporting about domestic violence to theatre-goers across the country.


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Visualised: every MP tweet and Facebook update about Grenfell, one year on 

14 Jun 18

One year after the Grenfell tower fire Birmingham Eastside decided to find out which MPs have continued to talk about the topic throughout the past 12 months on Twitter and Facebook.


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10 things people with mental illness want you to know 

28 May 18

Birmingham Eastside spoke to three people with mental illness — here’s what they wish others knew.


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This man was riding his bike next to a canal when he saw a sheep drowning. Then he jumped in… 

25 May 18

Kane O’Connor was on a bike ride with friends when he noticed a sheep in the water struggling to stay afloat.


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Birmingham comedian Lovdev Barpaga: from carer to UK pun champion 

25 May 18

In a special immersive feature Mathilda Warder spoke to Birmingham comedian Lovdev Barpaga about his journey from carer to stand-up comedian, what is needed in Birmingham’s growing comedy scene — and meeting his wife in a Pizza Hut.


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Local candle business Hamptons Candles featured in the Royal Wedding Collection 

21 May 18

Candle-making company Hampton Candles are being featured in the Royal Wedding collection in the lead-up to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding this Saturday.


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#SunAwarenessWeek: 7 ways to protect yourself in the sun 

14 May 18

Today marks the start of #SunAwarenessWeek and as the UK enjoys another heatwave, we asked Public Health England for their top tips on how to stay safe in the sun.


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In their shoes: ME Awareness Week highlights seriousness of the condition 

14 May 18

Local charities and support groups congregated as part of the #MillionsMissing movement for ME Awareness.


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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek infographic: Suicide in Birmingham – what you need to know 

14 May 18

Today marks the start of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek across the UK.


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Gun surrender launched in West Midlands Police bid to combat violent crime 

14 May 18

A fortnight-long firearm surrender was launched today by West Midlands Police as part of their efforts to tackle violent crime.


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Brain cancer research funding doubled in tribute to Tessa Jowell 

14 May 18

PM Theresa May met Baroness Jowell last February / Source: Number 10 (Creative Commons) Research funding to tackle brain cancer will be increased to £40 million by the Government, Theresa May and the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced on the …


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Ramadan: How to keep healthy whilst fasting 

14 May 18

Flickr/raasiel Muslims in the UK are expected to fast for around 18 hours this Ramadan, with the Suhoor – pre-dawn meal – time ending before 3 AM at the end of Ramadan.


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Birmingham housing crisis strands families miles away from home 

14 May 18

No shortage of building sites, but not enough homes (photo by Elliott Brown ) Birmingham’s exploding housing crisis is forcing the Council to house some families more than a hundred miles from the city, according to new figures revealed today.


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Council to review fresh application of new nightclub at ‘Prisma’ venue in Birmingham 

14 May 18

A decision regarding the licensing of a new nightclub on the Prisma premises is expected to be given by Birmingham City Council today.


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EXCLUSIVE: Controversial nightclub in Digbeth to reopen under new name and new owners 

14 May 18

Plans to resurrect the former Rainbow nightclub and outdoor arena in the heart of Digbeth under new owners have been given the go-ahead, despite initial police objections.


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Explore our map of Birmingham’s 2018 council election results 

5 May 18

Photograph by Brian Clift / Flickr (edited for size) Birmingham’s 2018 council election results are in — and we’ve created a map to show who won in each of the city’s new wards .


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Birmingham’s 2018 elections: these are the 7 redesigned wards which could see the closest votes 

1 May 18

With the upcoming elections taking place this week on May 3rd, 69 newly redesigned areas (wards) are up for grabs in the city, each sending either one or two newly-elected councillors to Birmingham City Council .


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Mapped: how boundary changes have reshaped Birmingham for the 2018 election 

1 May 18

Ahead of this week’s local elections in Birmingham we’ve put together a map showing the new political boundaries of the city — and the old political landscape it is about to replace.


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Birmingham Elections: How the parties plan to solve the city’s housing issues and homelessness 

1 May 18

© Copyright Michael Westley and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence (unedited).


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This is what Sutton Coldfield Town Council has spent money on since 2016 

28 Apr 18

It’s now two years since Sutton Coldfield residents voted to create a new council for the royal town.


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Windrush: Birmingham organisations warn migrants over exploitation dangers 

26 Apr 18

Birmingham-based organisations have warned migrants to be on the lookout for exploitative behaviour in the wake of the  Windrush generation  scandal.


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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.