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National Express West Midlands is changing its bus services in south Birmingham. 

11 Jul 18

The bus operator has redesigned its network of routes across the area to the south of Birmingham city centre, between Hagley Road and Warwick Road.


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Two school boys taken to hospital, one with serious injuries, after being hit by a bus in Winson Green. 

10 Jul 18

Police have launched an investigation after a school boy, aged 7, was hit by a bus in Winson Green this afternoon (10/07).


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South Yardley test centre is one of the hardest places to pass your driving test in the country. 

10 Jul 18

South Yardley test centre is one of the hardest places to pass your driving test in the country, according to the latest data.


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Hop on a pedal-powered boat at Sutton Park for a little adventure-time this summer. 

10 Jul 18

As a trial, Greenspace Leisure,  the team behind the elegant swan boats of Cannon Hill Park will be introducing boating at the beautiful Sutton Park, this summer.


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Work to carry out essential maintenance and improvements to Dartmouth Circus is underway. 

10 Jul 18

Work to carry out essential maintenance and improvements to one of Birmingham’s busiest road junctions is underway.


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Birmingham has one of the highest rates of fuel poverty in the country. 

10 Jul 18

Birmingham has one of the highest rates of fuel poverty in the country, according to a government report .


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Repairs to the large pipe that burst on Wheeler Street are underway. 

9 Jul 18

Repairs to the 30-inches in diameter pipe that burst on Wheeler Street are underway.


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David Davis’ resignation could trigger leadership challenge or new election, says Brexit expert. 

9 Jul 18

The resignation of Brexit Secretary David Davis could trigger a challenge to Theresa May’s leadership or lead to a vote of no confidence in the Government, a leading Brexit expert has said.


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Chief Executive, Paul Jennings of NHS Birmingham & Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group invites you to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday and learn more about the NHS in the local area. 

6 Jul 18

On Thursday 12 th July you are welcomed to The Vox Conference Centre at Resorts World to join celebrations in honour of the NHS.


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Five genius tips and tricks for professional tipple creating whilst the weather is wonderful. 

6 Jul 18

(Photo: The Box) If you fancy a glass of white wine whilst the weather is fine, and lets face it, who doesn’t? We recommend popping some grapes in the freezer and adding them to the tipple of your choice without tampering with the flavour.


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Average speed camera plan for Middleway corridor 

6 Jul 18

Plans are being drawn up to install average speed enforcement cameras along a stretch of road in Birmingham where six people lost their lives last year.


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Award-winning street-food traders Baked in Brick are all set to open their brand-new restaurant this week. 

5 Jul 18

Baked in Brick are one of the most celebrated street-food vendors in the UK and winner of ‘Best Street Food Trader’ at the British and European Street Food Awards.


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Sundown Cinema returns to MAC this summer kicking off with Michael Jackson’s Moon Walker. 

5 Jul 18

Sundown Cinema returns to MAC this summer with an absolutely awesome line-up.


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President Trump’s visit to the UK next week will impact on West Midlands Police for weeks to come, says Commissioner 

5 Jul 18

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson says lending officers to other forces around the country to help deal with large security operations is having a major impact on policing in our region.


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Five ultra-fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors with the Midlands Arts Centre this summer. 

4 Jul 18

Catch a flick Sundown Cinema returns to MAC this summer with an absolutely awesome line-up.


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James Brokenshire announces government funding towards University’s £60m transformation of historic Birmingham factory 

4 Jul 18

Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary the Rt.


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The Black Country Living Museum will be holding a fun and incredibly educational 1940’s themed weekender this month. 

4 Jul 18

The Museum will transform to take you back to a Britain worlds away from the one we live in now.


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Where to get some scrumptious American-style grub in honour of Independence Day! 

4 Jul 18

What with the World Cup at play, we’re feeling very patriotic ourselves at the moment,  as are many Americans who celebrate Independence Day today.


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The Jewellery Quarter (JQ) Festival returns from 20 to 22 July 2018 

4 Jul 18

The JQ Festival is a celebration of all things Jewellery Quarter, bringing together local businesses, residents and communities for a three-day extravaganza showcasing the very best of the Quarter.


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We caught up with Miss Trunchbull (Craige Els) & Mr Wormwood (Sebastien Torkia) ahead of Matilda The Musical’s arrival at the Birmingham Hippodrome this week. 

3 Jul 18

Birmingham’s theatre crowd are highly-anticipating this show and its stars coming to the city to perform the amazingly choreographed, heart-felt tale, which has already proved to be a best-seller on the West End.


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A brand-new Irish boozer has opened in Hall Green with a focus on live-music and sports. 

3 Jul 18

DJ Quinn’s, an independently opened, Irish style pub has recently opened in the Hall Green area.


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Feeling the heat? Here, Local GP Dr Sonia Ashraf passes on essential advice for keeping your cool during this prolonged spell of hot weather. 

3 Jul 18

With temperatures soaring again this week, the NHS in Birmingham and Solihull is urging local people to take care when in the sun.


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Cannabis convictions by West Midlands Police drop over five years. 

2 Jul 18

The number of people convicted for cannabis possession by West Midlands Police has significantly reduced since 2012, as calls for legalisation grow louder.


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IKEA will take back your old furniture, resell it and give you the money 

2 Jul 18

Sweden’s famous furniture brand, IKEA, recently announced that it plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in a brilliant commitment by a global store group to reducing its impact on the environment.


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Top 10 Orgasmic Meat Restaurants in Birmingham 

2 Jul 18

Though it’s all the rage to be vegan right now, there are many of us who still completely ADORE meat.