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News
WASPI women rally in Birmingham for pension rights 

14 Jul 18

Members of Women Against State Pension Inequality say some members will each lose thousands of pounds.


News
Sophie Baggaley: Bristol City Women bring in goalkeeper, as six sign new deals 

14 Jul 18

Bristol City Women sign Birmingham City Women goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley on a permanent deal.


Sport
Curborough NFF #3 Results 

13 Jul 18

After the hot dry weather for the last month we managed to have rain for our last races of the year.


News
Rare Saxon and Viking artefacts on loan to Tamworth Castle for one weekend only! 

13 Jul 18

VISITORS to Tamworth Castle this weekend are in for a rare treat with the chance to see some Saxon and Viking artefacts which are on loan from Grosvenor Museum in Chester as part of Tamworth’s Aethelfest celebrations.


News
Watch: Mass brawl on city street outside pub in aftermath of England defeat 

11 Jul 18

Massive wave of violence sweeps city – men and women caught up in vicious fight in one incident…


News
Watch: Mass brawl on city street outside pub in aftermath of England defeat 

11 Jul 18

Massive wave of violence sweeps city – men and women caught up in vicious fight in one incident…


News
Women urgently warned over ‘dangerous’ new ‘peegasm’ toilet trend 

11 Jul 18

The trend – being given a bizarre name online – has swept the internet…


News
Blues Women sign Sunderland’s Staniforth 

10 Jul 18

Birmingham City Women sign attacking midfielder Lucy Staniforth from fellow WSL club Sunderland.


Blog feature
Rosa – Advice and Support Programme 

10 Jul 18

Rosa, a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK, has announced that as part of the new Justice and Equality Fund, it has opened two new funding programmes.


Blog feature
Flying the RAF colours 

10 Jul 18

We’re proudly flying The RAF Ensign from Dudley Castle today – as a spectacular parade and flypast celebrates the force’s centenary.


Sport
Curborough NFF #2 Results 

6 Jul 18

Thank you for coming – both helpers from the club and riders, A good turnout in all categories and some interesting racing.


Blog feature
Blog Post: A chance to save nature – by Samantha Lyster 

6 Jul 18

It’s a rare situation where national political debate is sparked by women wearing bikinis.


Rugby
Girls’s and Women’s Summer Rugby Events 

6 Jul 18

There’s lots going on with Stourbridge Rugby Girls and Women this Summer, so why not join in the FUN…


News
Two women found dead in Leamington Spa named by police 

5 Jul 18

The pair were Lydia Gifford and Nina Busch and how they died is still unknown, police say.


News
Nurse Josephine Iyamu handed 14-year jail sentence for trafficking women for sex 

4 Jul 18

Josephine Iyamu has been handed a 14-year jail sentence at Birmingham Crown Court for trafficking five Nigerian women to Germany to work as prostitutes.


Blues
Goodbye Ladies 

3 Jul 18

Hello Women    Birmingham City Ladies have today announced that going forward the club will be Birmingham City Women.


News
Birmingham City Women: Women’s Super League side change name 

3 Jul 18

Women’s Super League side Birmingham City Ladies changed their name to Birmingham City Women.


News
New Harvey Weinstein sex crime charges filed – and he could face life in prison 

2 Jul 18

The disgraced producer, 66, has already been charged with assaults on two other women in 2014 and 2003…


News
Warning to women after spate of attacks at Babbs Mill Park in Kingshurst 

2 Jul 18

Knifepoint incidents on women before an 11-year-old girl was attacked…


Blog feature
Artist in residence ready to put the focus on #ExtraordinaryWomen at the 2018 Lichfield Festival 

2 Jul 18

Ground-breaking work by women will be showcased as the 2018 Lichfield Festival gets underway this week.


Rugby
Man arrested after two women assaulted in Weoley Castle 

2 Jul 18

Police were called to Jervoise Road in Weoley Castle on Sunday evening following five hour incident…


Blog comment
Valerie attends ‘EqualiTeas’ debate at Kings Hill Primary School 

29 Jun 18

On 29 June 2018 I attended Kings Hill Primary School where students had a debate to celebrate ‘EqualiTeas’  marking 90 years since the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act became law.


News
Three GPs among 18 deacons to be ordained at Lichfield Cathedral 

29 Jun 18

Three GPs are among 18 new deacons set to be ordained at Lichfield Cathedral this weekend.


News
Watch: Moment weeping nurse arrested after trafficking vulnerable Nigerian women for sex 

29 Jun 18

Josephine Iyamu subjected victims to voodoo rituals including drinking blood and having their skin cut with razors…


News
How nurse Josephine Iyamu who became first convicted under Modern Slavery Act was caught 

29 Jun 18

Jurors were told the 51-year-old then arranged for the women to be trafficked across the Mediterranean…