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Longbridge welcomes American wrestling superstar The Miz

American professional wrestler and reality television star will be at Smyths Toys Superstore in Longbridge today (9th November.  Michael Gregory Mizanin aka The Miz, will be...

New record for the oldest patient at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Mrs Ivy Olds set the record this month as the oldest patient to ever receive a new hip at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in...

Pre-schoolers brush up on their dental education in a classroom with a difference

Pre-schoolers from Kings Norton Children’s Centre were all smiles on Wednesday 5th October as mydentist’s mobile dental classroom arrived to teach children how they...

Northfield Fire Station’s Green Watch get hairy for charity

The firefighters from Northfield Fire Station (Green Watch) are taking part in this year's Movember to help raise funds and awareness for men's mental health. On...

Could YOU ‘Survive The Wild’ for Headway?

Are you man or mouse? Or more of a teddy bear than a Bear Grylls type?! Find out just what you are made of...

Local Kings Norton school Chef to serve up Michelin-inspired school dinners

Ark Rose Primary Academy can now add outstanding catering to its list of achievements, after the school’s catering supervisor was recognised for her hard...

Get involved: New support network for small community organisations

Birmingham Community Matters (BCM) is a new support network for small community organisations. Started following a discussion at a Birmingham Partners event, BCM aims to create...

Tickets available: Former Astronaut Mike Foale to visit local school

King Edward VI Five Ways School (KEFW) in Bartley Green will be hosting former NASA Astronaut and International Space Station Commander, Mike Foale for a...

Lenny Henry launches National Theatre programme at Shenley Academy

A new national digital theatre programme for schools was launched this morning at Shenley Academy by Sir Lenny Henry. The National Theatre's On Demand in...

South Pole beckons for Cofton Hackett paramedic

The Cofton Hackett man is part of a team of six army reservists who are about to take on a formidable expedition to the South Pole for...

Kings Norton powerlifters scoop four medals at GB finals

Powerlifters from a gym in Kings Norton are celebrating after picking up a four medal haul at the Global Powerlifting Committee Great Britain finals...
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Consultation on future uses for community libraries

Birmingham City Council are holding a consultation on the how community libraries should be used. The way we use libraries is changing and in order...

Animal cruelty results in prison sentence for Rubery man

A local man has been disqualified from keeping animals for life after leaving his pet dog with a horrendous tumour hanging off his bottom jaw. Victor...

#PositiveB31 Great Birmingham Bake-Off – Local Business Raises £860 for Macmillan

Staff at Embrace Group’s Support Centre in Rubery, Birmingham, pulled out all the stops to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, as part of...

Bonfire Night Displays 2016

Autumn has arrived (brrrrr!) and Bonfire Night is almost here (toasty!). Here are a few of the events taking place locally this weekend. Please enjoy...

Gritters poised to keep roads safe this winter

Gritters are geared up for the first call out of the winter season as freezing temperatures are forecast in Birmingham this weekend. Birmingham City Council’s...