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The Indian Brewery introduce their second space in Solihull. 

9 Apr 18

After a successful expansion at Snowhill earlier this year The Indian Brewery have  widened their wings again, welcoming their second spot in Solihull.


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National Express West Midlands has joined Mayor’s Homelessness Task Force. 

6 Apr 18

National Express West Midlands has joined up with Mayor Andy Street’s Homelessness Task Force to help get rough sleepers to where they can access help.


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Latin Motion present weekly Cuban Salsa Classes at Revolucion De Cuba 

5 Apr 18

Brand spanking new bar and eatery Revolucion De Cuba will be inviting dance enthusiasts through their doors each Wednesday for energetic Salsa Classes thanks to experts Latin Motion.


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This Morning Live is coming to the NEC next month with Phillip and Holly and all of your favourites. 

5 Apr 18

Next month from 17 th – 20 th May ITV’s iconic day-time fixture This Morning Live is coming to the NEC.


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Tasty lunch haunts across the city to brighten up your work-break. 

4 Apr 18

Kanteen This Digbeth one of a kind offers hearty, yet healthy foods.


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School children reveal Optimus Crime as latest crime fighting weapon 

4 Apr 18

Optimus Crime, Zeus and Copzilla are three of the names being given to new West Midlands Police vans by local school children.


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Hop on and let National Express West Midlands take you across the region to these cracking Easter half-term activities 

3 Apr 18

There are plenty of activities to keep you and the kids captivated this Easter half-term across Birmingham and far beyond.


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The Alchemist invites you to ‘Down into the Lab and Keep Walking’ for some premium whisky tasting this month. 

3 Apr 18

On the 18 th April, The Alchemist, in partnership with Johnnie Walker welcome whisky fans to ‘Down into the Lab and Keep Walking’ for a luxury tasting event.


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Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch Rum and Cocktail specialist Ian Burrell is coming to the MAC to host a masterclass next month. 

3 Apr 18

You may have seen Ian Burrell on your screens with the Sunday Brunch gang creating cocktails and sharing his expert knowledge of the versatile spirit.


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Harvey Nichols set to host a one-off Butchers Social kitchen take-over with an amazing menu. 

3 Apr 18

The department store will team up with the Butchers Social Chef Director Mike Bullard for a one-night kitchen take-over.


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Landlord fined £25,000 for breaching housing regulations in Stockland Green.  

3 Apr 18

Anthony Freeman, aged 58, from Sutton Coldfield, has pleaded guilty to failure to obtain a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licence and numerous breaches of the HMO Management Regulations.


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Sweet treat havens around the city perfect for puddings, desserts and shakes. 

2 Apr 18

You must throw caution to the wind every now and again and treat yourself to something sweet when you most deserve it.


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A one-day festival celebrating street culture is coming to Digbeth this Easter Sunday. 

30 Mar 18

This Is Street is a one-off, full-day festival presented by the forces of Digbeth Dining Club and MOHO.


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George Cadbury has been voted the city’s top Brummie 

30 Mar 18

George Cadbury has been voted the city’s top Brummie and will be honoured at a unique art installation created by a local hospice.


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The ultimate Breaking Bad cocktail making experience is back. 

29 Mar 18

Renowned mixologist Rob White of Smultronstalle invites fans of the cult classic TV programme to the Heisenbar, found on Digbeth’s Milk Street for another interactive cocktail masterclass based around the critically acclaimed show.


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The world’s biggest adult bouncy castle is coming to Birmingham this September complete with an adult ball-pit, street-food and cocktails. 

29 Mar 18

The Monster will be arriving in Birmingham this September (21-23/09).


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Disney on Ice begins tonight! There is still time to nab tickets and we’ve got a special tip for transport! 

28 Mar 18

Every child’s dream, and every adult’s too, if we’re honest! Disney on Ice begins tonight, just in time for the beginning of Easter half-term! Over the weekend (28 th March – 1 st April) your favourite characters will take to the ice in a …


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A World Gin Day Cruise will be setting off from Birmingham this summer. 

28 Mar 18

This one-off event organised by Away2Dine is set to be hugely popular with the gin fiends of the city! And we know, that is a lot of you! This World Gin Day Cruise sets sail, across the Birmingham canals from Brindley Place (adjacent to The Handmade …


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Man charged over death of schoolgirl following collision in Castle Vale. 

28 Mar 18

Nicholas Buck, aged 53, from Kinghurst, has been charged following the death of a schoolgirl after a collision in Castle Vale last year.


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If you are eager to make active Easter plans then get heading to Cannon Hill Park. 

27 Mar 18

This year is heating up in more ways than one! Hopefully we are over the worst of the weather, just as we approach the fourth month of 2018.


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There’s a festival celebrating all things cheese coming to Digbeth next month. 

27 Mar 18

Sign us up! The Bond’s seasonal market will kick-off its first themed occasion this Spring.


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Twins from Handsworth Wood sentenced 10 years after £450,000 charity tax scam 

27 Mar 18

Arfan and Imran Ali, aged 30, who set up bogus charities to steal more than £450,000 in Gift Aid repayments, have been jailed for nearly 10 years.


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Flint + Flint are offering treatments and a giveaway exclusively to MyBull members. 

26 Mar 18

Our friends at Flint + Flint are experts at skin care.


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Detectives appeal for information after gunshots were fired at a house in Ladywood 

26 Mar 18

Detective Inspector Richard Marsh, West Midlands Police CID, is appealing for information after gunshots were fired at a house in Ladywood on Sunday evening (25/03).


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Your guide to the most egg-cellent Easter treats from gin flavoured to avocado shaped gifts. 

26 Mar 18

There is just under a week to go until Easter Sunday so we suggest you get cracking if you haven’t had chance to pick up that all important chocolate token yet.