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Four people who will inspire you to stick to your new year diet 

20 Jan 18

These inspirational dieters used Weightwatchers and Slimming World diets to reach their goal weight…


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The heartwarming reason why Aston Villa players will be taking home less cash this month 

20 Jan 18

And it was all inspired by Gabby Agbonlahor…


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Why the War on Drugs is Unwinnable 

20 Jan 18

Music Editor Issy Campbell explores the necessity of education and decriminalisation surrounding the safe use of recreational drugs The post Why the War on Drugs is Unwinnable appeared first on Redbrick .


News
Perry Beeches school chain ‘collapsed owing nearly £500k over unfilled pupil places’ 

19 Jan 18

Academies ‘over-estimated how many children they would attract…


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Parents ‘overwhelmingly positive’ despite teaching concerns at Walsall school 

19 Jan 18

Ofsted stated how teaching at Palfrey Junior School is still some way off the mark…


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“Birmingham Faith Map” data 

19 Jan 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Andy Mabbett on 19 January 2018 .


News
Child aged just NINE ‘threatened with knife’ at Hillstone Junior and Infant School 

19 Jan 18

Penknife found in second child’s bag, police said…


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1,000-home Birmingham city centre proposal is ‘Big, bold and fab’ but planners still aren’t happy and this is why 

19 Jan 18

But council’s planning committee wants more from the development of Monaco House site on Bristol Road…


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Midlands’ best-kept fighting secret to take part in Black Country Boxing’s “super series” 

18 Jan 18

The Midlands best-kept fighting secret takes the first steps towards what he believes is his own destiny.


News
How new head is bringing Walsall school out of special measures 

18 Jan 18

Trisha Bunn has helped create a positive climate around Edgar Stammers Primary Academy…


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Gran who was told she was too fat for surgery loses more than eight stone 

18 Jan 18

Patricia McKenna, from Kings Heath, has a new lease of life after losing eight and a half stone…


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Fresh warnings about vice-chancellor pay 

18 Jan 18

New financial accounts for Aston University show hefty payments in final year which prompts warning University and College Union…


News
UK set for 70mph winds and heavy snow as Met Office issues ‘danger to life’ warning 

17 Jan 18

Dozens of schools have been closed…


News
Micro-artist Willard Wigan’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ moment as he receives honorary University of Warwick degree 

17 Jan 18

Nimble-fingered sculptor told he would amount to nothing at school lands honorary degree…


News
How Ofsted rated this Great Barr school after UNEXPECTED visit 

17 Jan 18

The inspection took place without any notice to Great Barr Academy…


News
Stabbing of teenager outside Perry Bar Greyhound Stadium was ‘targeted attack’ 

17 Jan 18

Police want to trace occupants of black Audi A3 following incident…


News
Tamworth School governor retires after THREE DECADES of service 

17 Jan 18

Gordon Hollyoake was described as the ‘heart and soul of Polesworth…


News
Stranger Things star David Harbour promises to conduct wedding – in return for retweets 

17 Jan 18

The 42-year-old actor said he would get ordained and conduct the ceremony…


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Missing owl hunt as one swoops on Sutton Coldfield school 

16 Jan 18

Two owls have gone missing from Ash End Farm in Middleton while a THIRD was found at The Arthur Terry School in Sutton Coldfield…


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Missing owl hunt as one swoops on Sutton Coldfield school 

16 Jan 18

Two owls have gone missing from Ash End Farm in Middleton while a THIRD was found at The Arthur Terry School in Sutton Coldfield…


News
When are the February half term school holiday dates in 2018 

16 Jan 18

Here are the February half term dates for Birmingham, Staffordshire, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Redditch, Dudley and Warwickshire…


Local news
1 out of 5 university students in Birmingham are international 

16 Jan 18

The proportion of international students in Birmingham universities stayed the same for the last four years, while the total number of students in the city increased in the same period.


News
Teacher banned after inspectors find ‘terror’ leaflet by banned ‘extremist’ 

15 Jan 18

Naveed Hussain ran Bordesley Independent School…


News
Teacher banned after inspectors find ‘terror’ leaflet by banned ‘extremist’ 

15 Jan 18

Naveed Hussain ran Bordesley Independent School…


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‘Delight’ at jump in standards at once failing Erdington school 

15 Jan 18

Ofsted now rates Stockland Green School good in all areas…