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Dippy the Diplodocus is coming to town in May 

4 Jan 18

Never before on public display outside of London, Dippy will travel the length and breadth of the country from early 2018 to late 2020, stopping at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery for four months as part of the tour.


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Four people taken to hospital after their car hit a building in Cotteridge during a police pursuit. 

4 Jan 18

Four people were taken to hospital in the early hours of this morning (04/01), after the car they were travelling in hit a building on the Pershore Road in Cotteridge.


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London’s iconic restaurant The Ivy is coming to Birmingham 

3 Jan 18

The Ivy, which has famously had a firm fixture on London’s dining and social scene for over 100 years, is coming to Birmingham.


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Birmingham City Council issues updated statement on recent missed refuse collections.  

3 Jan 18

Birmingham City Council has today (03/01) released an updated statement on recent missed refuse collections in parts of Birmingham in recent weeks: “We are aware of ongoing issues with missed waste and recycling collections in parts of the city.


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West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit arrest six people on suspicion of terrorism offences.  

3 Jan 18

Five men and a woman have been arrested today (Wednesday 3 January) on suspicion of terrorism offences.


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Cadbury set to release 371 white creme eggs into the wild. 

3 Jan 18

Forget dreaming about getting one of the golden eggs ,  from the now legendary Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film, because something more enticing is about to hit the shops.


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New Year, New You – Make some resolutions to improve your health. 

3 Jan 18

If your new year resolution is to improve your health, then why not look after your liver in 2018! The Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are supporting the national Love Your Liver month and also encouraging people to take …


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Update from the Editor In Chief of Birmingham Updates: Thankful for 2017 and wishing you all a wonderful 2018.  

31 Dec 17

As you may or may not be aware Birmingham Updates (BU) started during the riots of 2011 and I ( Luke Addis ) co-founded Updates Media (UM) in 2015.


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Police officer gets impaled on metal spike in police chase – but still catches suspect. 

30 Dec 17

A West Midlands Police officer was seriously hurt when his arm was impaled on a metal fence while pursuing a reported bike thief – but the “hero” cop still managed to arrest the suspect after pulling himself off the spike and chasing him down! …


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Two men arrested and shotgun recovered after an incident in Northfield. 

30 Dec 17

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a sawn-off shotgun after a car window was shot through in Northfield.


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Birmingham City Council issues an apology following missed refuse collections.  

29 Dec 17

Birmingham City City Council says ‘challenging circumstances’ since adverse weather in early December are having an impact on refuse collections across the city.


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Christmas tree recycling scheme in aid of St Mary’s Hospice. 

29 Dec 17

On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January, Volunteers from St Mary’s Hospice will be out and about collecting Christmas trees for recycling.


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The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust made over £4.8M from parking charges in the last year.  

28 Dec 17

NHS hospitals made a record £174 million in the last year, up 6% on the year before, from charging patients, visitors and staff for car parking, according to an investigation by the Press Association.


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Delays of up to 40 minutes and cancellations through New Street Station. 

28 Dec 17

An object caught on the overhead electric wires and an earlier signalling problem near New Street Station are causing disruption to services through the station.


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Man’s body discovered at Longbridge Social Club 

28 Dec 17

Police have cordoned off Longbridge Social Club on Bristol Road after a body of a man was discovered at the facility.


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Elderly man injured following a collision in Kings Heath on Boxing Day. 

27 Dec 17

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were dispatched to Vicarage Road, at around 1:30PM on Boxing Day, to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a car near Abbots Road.


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Birmingham City Council – Christmas refuse collections 

22 Dec 17

Residents in Birmingham are being reminded of this year’s Christmas waste collection arrangements: There will be no collections of refuse or recycling on Christmas Day (Monday 25 December) and Boxing Day (Tuesday 26 December).


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The blue UK passport will return after we leave the European Union 

22 Dec 17

The Home Office has announced today (22/12) that the blue UK passport will return after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union in 2019.


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First images of reimagined Cornwall Street in Birmingham’s Business District 

22 Dec 17

These digital images show how Cornwall Street in the heart of Birmingham’s Business District could look after Colmore BID’s plans to revitalise the street took a step forward.


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Commonwealth Games Federation selects Birmingham to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games 

21 Dec 17

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today announced that it has selected our city as the host city partner of the XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022.


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Call NHS 111 to get the right care this winter 

21 Dec 17

People in Birmingham and Solihull who need urgent but not emergency care this winter are being urged by Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to call NHS 111.


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Ground-breaking Coming Out exhibition opens at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 

20 Dec 17

A major new exhibition at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery showcases over 80 modern and contemporary artworks by internationally renowned artists, who explore themes of sexuality, gender and identity in art.


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Jewellery Quarter car-jackers sentenced to more than 14 years imprisonment. 

20 Dec 17

West Midlands Police has reiterated its crime prevention messaging to lock out carjackers after a man was jailed for 10 years for putting two women through terrifying robberies in the Jewellery Quarter.


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Students from Calthorpe Academy in Highgate help the homeless this Christmas. 

20 Dec 17

Students from Calthorpe Academy, which is a special Educational Needs (SEN) school in Highgate, got to play Santa today (20/12), delivering donations to young people at local supported accommodation facility, Conybere Gardens, after receiving a …


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Festive cocktails overlooking the city at Marco Pierre White’s  

19 Dec 17

Located up at the top of the Cube, Marco’s is the perfect spot to enjoy a festive cocktail overlooking the city this December.