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Birmingham church leaders condemn Tory ‘two-child’ benefits rule that will force 200,000 children into poverty 

7 Apr 18

Conservatives are hurting their own chances of beating Jeremy Corbyn when they make life harder for people on low incomes…


Council
Easter eggs for children in poverty 

29 Mar 18

Generous market traders and their customers have donated 142 Easter eggs for children living in poverty.


Rugby
Prime Minister challenged about Birmingham’s high child poverty rate 

19 Mar 18

Theresa May questioned at Street League project, which uses sport to help youngsters develop job skills…


Business
Birmingham business puts money where its heart is 

8 Mar 18

Travel momento start-up helping fight global poverty.


Rugby
The 2022 Commonwealth Games can help Birmingham tackle child poverty 

7 Mar 18

Birmingham Citizens want guarantees that Games will create jobs, training, homes and facilities for young people…


Blog comment
Emma promotes awareness of fuel poverty on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 

26 Feb 18

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East.


Blog comment
Emma urges residents to seek advice and help on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 

23 Feb 18

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East is today urging families to find out more about what they can do if they find themselves in fuel poverty.


Blog feature
People’s Postcode Trusts – Reminder 

21 Feb 18

People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Local Trust and Postcode Community Trust are now  open for applications until the 28th February! • People’s Postcode Trust seeks applications for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of…


News
Children of public sector workers in West Midlands pushed into poverty 

19 Feb 18

AROUND 45,000 children of public sector workers in the West Midlands have been pushed into poverty, new research shows.


News
LETTERS: Your discussion across the borough from this week’s Observer 

10 Feb 18

Letters from this week’s Solihull Observer regarding the Blythe by-election and child poverty…


Blog music
Go-Kart Mozart – When You’re Depressed 

8 Feb 18

I’ve been trying to find a version of Go-Kart Mozart’s latest track Relative Poverty that I can stick up here but without success so let’s plump for last year’s When You’re Depressed instead.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP supports help to combat fuel poverty in the Royal Town 

5 Feb 18

Mr Mitchell has met with Mark Meredith, the Operations Director of Area Eco, a not for profit community interest company which works in communities across the West Midlands providing practical advice to people and third sector organisations to reduce…


Blog feature
First Ever Visual British Sign Language Money Dictionary 

29 Jan 18

A charity has created the UK’s first British Sign Language financial jargon buster video to help young people with hearing loss navigate the maze of money terms.


Rugby
Birmingham in poverty: City spends £700k on ‘pauper’s funerals’ for families who can’t afford to pay 

27 Jan 18

Relatives don’t have the cash to bury their loved ones…


News
More than half of kids in this Coventry ward are living in poverty 

25 Jan 18

There are seven wards in Coventry where more than a third of children are now growing up in poverty…


Rugby
Here are the places in Birmingham where more than half of children grow up in poverty 

24 Jan 18

There are seven areas in Birmingham where more than half of children are in poverty…


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Here are the places in Birmingham where more than half of children grow up in poverty 

24 Jan 18

There are seven areas in Birmingham where more than half of children are in poverty…


Local news
Birmingham ranks 4th highest for child poverty in the UK 

24 Jan 18

Birmingham ranks 4th in the UK for having the highest level of child poverty according to new data published by the End Child Poverty campaign The newly released figures provide a break down of how many children are in poverty before and after …


News
Birmingham has some of UK’s poorest areas 

24 Jan 18

A study finds that just under half of all children in the city centre are living in poverty.


Rugby
The two areas of Birmingham among worst in UK for child poverty 

24 Jan 18

The Government was urged to end the freeze on children’s benefits so that families no longer see living standards squeezed as prices rise…


News
The two areas of Birmingham among worst in UK for child poverty 

24 Jan 18

The Government was urged to end the freeze on children’s benefits so that families no longer see living standards squeezed as prices rise…


Local news
Oxfam calls for action on poverty gap during World Economic Forum 

22 Jan 18

A new report by the charity Oxfam shows that 42 people own as much wealth as poorer half of the world.


Blog feature
Local organisation chosen to be UK ambassador for European Project 

22 Jan 18

West Smethwick Enterprise, which runs four pre-schools in the Smethwick area, has been chosen to be the UK ambassador to develop guidance for European governments on the subjects of child poverty, migration and integration, to help inform government …


Blog feature
BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme 

22 Jan 18

Not for profit organisations such as schools, registered charities, voluntary organisation, churches and community interest groups etc.


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Birmingham in poverty: Domestic abuse victims ‘too scared to put the heating’ on this winter 

21 Dec 17

They will each receive an individual grant of 150…