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Man left seriously injured after being shot in the head in Wolverhampton. 

21 Jul 18

A man has been left seriously injured after being shot in the head in Wolverhampton on Friday night (20/07).


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A brand for the West Midlands – Transport for West Midlands reveals a new public transport identity 

20 Jul 18

Public transport in the West Midlands is to get a brand new look in what is a UK first.


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Dr Tony Xia and Aston Villa Football Club announce deal with Middle East businessmen. 

20 Jul 18

Dr Tony Xia and Aston Villa Football Club have this afternoon (20/07) announced a deal with Middle East businessmen.


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Cadbury to launch Dairy Milk bar with 30% less sugar 

20 Jul 18

Everyone loves chocolate.


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Mother and baby daughter involved in terrifying car-jacking incident in Acocks Green 

20 Jul 18

West Midlands Police has released a photo of Claire O’Neill and her four week old baby Eliza who were involved in terrifying car-jacking incident in Acocks Green on Thursday afternoon (19/07).


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An increase in recorded murders and manslaughters in Birmingham over the last year 

20 Jul 18

There has been an increase in recorded murders and manslaughters in Birmingham over the last year, reflecting the national rise in killings.


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NHS 111 sending increasing number of callers to A&E, latest figures released by NHS England show. 

19 Jul 18

The NHS 111 helpline in West Midlands is referring an increasing number of people to emergency services or calling an ambulance, prompting concerns about extra strain on AE departments.


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Morrisons has introduced a weekly “quieter hour” for autistic shoppers who struggle with music and noise. 

19 Jul 18

On Saturdays from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM all Morrisons UK stores will dim lights, turn music off, avoid using the tannoy and turn check-out beeps down.


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Creator of first Women’s and Children’s NHS Trust to be given top university honour 

19 Jul 18

The woman who created the first Women’s and Children’s NHS Trust of its kind, is to be given a top university honour this month in recognition of her contribution to healthcare.


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Continue a sporty summer with the ultimate after-work wind-down as Birmingham Bears take on the Northamptonshire Steelbacks. 

18 Jul 18

Feeling a little lost now the World Cup is over? Never fear, Edgbaston Stadium’s theatre of fun continues to serve a colossal dose of summer sports action , courtesy of the Birmingham Bears, who take on the Northamptonshire Steelbacks this Friday (…


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Nearly a quarter of pupils lose free school eligibility in Birmingham 

18 Jul 18

Nearly a quarter of the pupils in Birmingham who could claim free school meals five years ago are no longer eligible for them.


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Follow the Yellow Brick Road all the way to The REP this season for an unmissable line-up 

18 Jul 18

Theatre fans across the city are in for a treat this year, with a fabulous line-up courtesy of The REP.


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Government funding for West Midlands Police has dropped in recent years, leaving local taxpayers to pick up the bill. 

18 Jul 18

Figures from the Home Office show that West Midlands Police’s government funding dropped by 2% between their budgets for the 2015-16 and 2018-19 financial years.


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Masterchef finialist takes over Harvey Nichols for one night only 

18 Jul 18

Harvey Nichols Birmingham is teaming up with much-lauded chef Louisa Ellis for a one night only restaurant takeover.


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Detectives launch murder investigation after hit and run on Warwick Road in Olton 

17 Jul 18

Detective Inspector Justin Spanner and his team, from the West Midlands Police homicide team, have launched a murder investigation after a man died following a hit and run in Olton on Monday (16/07).


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Cheesecake in a cup! Starbucks release a new menu complete with a variety of dessert flavoured Frappuccinos. 

17 Jul 18

There’s nothing more satisfying than an ice-cold Frappuccino is the height of summer and Starbucks know this all too well! You can’t walk too far without seeing someone indulging on a coffee-based beverage in this weather, now you can double up …


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Resorts World launch competition to celebrate the launch of premium patisserie brand ‘Tuk Cakes’ – win a personalised gâteaux from the expert team. 

17 Jul 18

Resorts World have launched ‘Tuk Cakes’, a premium patisseries brand housed in an Italian style tuk-tuk van in their ground floor Atrium, and to celebrate Team Resorts World are giving you a chance to win a delicious, personalised gâteaux.


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More than 10,000 people could be carrying sexually transmitted ‘superbug’ in Birmingham 

17 Jul 18

More than 10,000 people in Birmingham could be carrying a new sexually transmitted ‘superbug’ which can leave women infertile.


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Investigation underway following a fatal hit and run in Olton.  

17 Jul 18

Warwick Road between Old Warwick Road and Richmond Road remains closed this morning (17/07) as officers investigate a rush hour death.


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Nearly 40% of parents in Birmingham fail to pay child maintenance under government scheme 

16 Jul 18

Nearly 40% of the parents who have their child maintenance payments controlled by the government in Birmingham failed to pay in the first three months of 2018.


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Police seized more than £8 million of drugs, stolen and fake goods on the motorways in a year.  

16 Jul 18

Police, including officers from Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG), seized than £8 million of drugs, stolen and fake goods on the West Midlands motorways in a year as police crackdown on criminals trying to use them as escape routes for their …


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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham is officially open – ALL adults must be accompanied by a child! 

13 Jul 18

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham, which officially opened last week, offers the ultimate paradise for young LEGO lovers.


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Chocolate fiends will be glad to know Lindt have released a luxurious hazelnut spread in the UK. 

13 Jul 18

The Swiss chocolatier is famed world-wide for the high quality of their luxuriously sweet confectionary and for years we have indulged in their phenomenal products across the UK.


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Murder investigation underway after a woman was stabbed to death in Small Heath. 

12 Jul 18

Detective Inspector Harry Harrison, from the force’s homicide team, has launched a murder investigation after a woman has died following a stabbing at a property in Small Heath this morning (12/07).


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Stores and queues close for Build-A-Bear event ‘due to crowds and safety concerns’. 

12 Jul 18

There has been high demand for a Build-A-Bear ‘Pay Your Age Day’ event today (12/07) so much so that the company has been forced close stores and turn people away in Touchwood, Bullring (pictured) and across the UK.