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Birmingham Updates launches content partnership with iconic Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park.  

23 Jan 18

Birmingham Updates, the regions most engaged news source, has today (23/01) announced a content partnership with iconic Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park.


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Smear test plea for women in Birmingham and Solihull as screening attendance falls 

23 Jan 18

Women in Birmingham and Solihull are being reminded of the importance of attending regular smear tests for cervical cancer as latest figures reveal that attendance of cervical screening in England is the lowest for two decades.


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Sainsbury’s announces major management shake up at its supermarkets putting thousands of jobs at risk. 

23 Jan 18

Deputy manager, department manager and team leader roles are set to be axed at Sainsbury’s supermarkets as part of major management shake up in their stores across the UK.


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Investigation continues following a fatal collision in Bearwood.  

23 Jan 18

An investigation continues into a fatal collision in Bearwood on Monday afternoon (22/01).


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Exciting plans announced for the 2022 Commonwealth Games aquatics centre in Sandwell. 

23 Jan 18

Exciting plans for the 2022 Commonwealth Games aquatics centre in Sandwell – including an Olympic-sized swimming pool – have been announced today (23/01).


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Behind the curtain with the best shows at Birmingham Hippodrome this year 

22 Jan 18

It’s always great to have an event to look forward to, especially when it’s a trip to the theatre.


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150,000 households in Birmingham may have missed out on more than £1,500 by not switching energy supplier 

22 Jan 18

Big Energy Saving Week has revealed today (22/01) that failing to switch energy supplier may have cost 150,000 of households in Birmingham more than £1,500 each over the past six years – the equivalent of more than half a year of the UK’s …


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Guru Randhawa, Jasmine Sandlas and Lotto Boyzz performing at BBC Asian Network Live in Birmingham 

22 Jan 18

BBC Radio Asian Network has today (22/01) announced the line-up for Asian Network Live in Birmingham – the station’s flagship event – which is set to take place on Saturday 10 March at Arena Birmingham.


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Eight-year-old girl who died after being found with stab wounds in Brownhills has been named by police. 

21 Jan 18

Police have named a girl who died after being found with knife wounds at a house in Brownhills on Saturday (20/01) Eight-year-old Mylee Billingham was taken to hospital with stab injuries but unfortunately nothing could be done to save her life, and …


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A Vegan Street Food Festival is coming to Birmingham 

21 Jan 18

This is no drill people! Hawker Yard reveals Birmingham’s first ever monthly all-vegan street food festival.


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Birmingham and Solihull residents raise £49,000 for St Mary’s Hospice with Christmas tree recycling scheme 

19 Jan 18

Residents rose to the challenge of recycling a record number of Christmas trees to raise £49,000 for local charity, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.


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Ross Kemp follows police to a serious incident in the Jewellery Quarter. 

19 Jan 18

Actor and Documentary maker Ross Kemp, who is currently filming a documentary about violent crime in the UK, was seen with officers from West Midlands Police in the Jewellery Quarter this afternoon (19/01).


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Buses in the West Midlands have more CCTV cameras than any other mode of transport. 

19 Jan 18

A senior West Midlands Police officer says he is “staggered” that anyone does anything wrong on a bus – because CCTV pictures are so clear nowadays.


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Public invited to have their say on future of West Midlands Fire Service 

18 Jan 18

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is seeking views on the future running of the region’s fire service.


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Black Country Living Museum’s Peaky Blinders Nights are back for 2018 and better than ever! 

17 Jan 18

Step inside the murky underworld of the Peaky Binders and discover their dark history at this unique event.


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Police officer faced with gunman following reports a burglary in Stourbridge 

17 Jan 18

This is the moment a West Midlands police officer on a routine call to a burglary was confronted by a gunman in a hallway.


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Dirty Martini, the specialist cocktail bar, is coming to Birmingham. 

17 Jan 18

Dirty Martini will replace the Viva Brazil restaurant on the corner of Waterloo Street and Bennetts Hill at 7 Bennetts Hill, which was once a banking hall.


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Man taken to hospital with stab wounds following an incident in Small Heath. 

16 Jan 18

Emergency services were dispatched to the junction of Cattell Road and Coventry Road earlier this afternoon (16/01), to reports of a man being stabbed.


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Street race suspects arrested as police promises no let up on road menaces 

16 Jan 18

“Motorists prepared to put people’s lives at risk by racing on our roads need to accept they may well end up in jail.


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Lane restriction at Five Ways Underpass for Metro extension works.  

16 Jan 18

Infrastructure works are progressing to extend the tram from New Street Station up to Five Ways.


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Former Michelin starred restaurant Turners in Harborne to close with immediate effect. 

15 Jan 18

Head Chef and owner of Turners at 69 on Harborne High Street has announced today (15/01) that the restaurant, which held a Michelin star between 2009 and 2017, will close with immediate effect.


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New awards introduced at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce annual dinner 

12 Jan 18

Three new categories are set to be introduced at the 2018 Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce annual awards and dinner.


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11 deals to defeat dry Jan 

11 Jan 18

Did you eat too much over Christmas? Have you spent way too much money? Are you trying to do dry January? Did you just answer yes to all of these? Yep.


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Officers launch appeal following a serious hit and run in Kings Norton 

11 Jan 18

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Collision Investigation Unit at West Midlands Police, has launched an appeal for information after a hit-and-run collision in Kings Norton which left a motorcyclist seriously injured.


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The Patty Master unveils the top burgers in Birmingham.  

11 Jan 18

I’m a Birmingham-based foodie on the quest for the perfect burger.