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City’s First Learning Disability Heritage Project to be Unveiled

If you mention Monyhull Hospital to anyone who lived in Brandwood or Kings Norton, they’ll remember certain scare stories about it, but local charity...
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The Hall of Memory in Centenary Square officially reopens

The monument which was constructed almost entirely by Birmingham craftsmen was built to commemorate the 12,320 Brummie citizens who died and the 35,000 who...

Bournville rocked by ‘theft’ of 70 painted stones from display

Families in Bournville were shocked to find that their beautiful painted rocks had disappeared from a display on Bournville Village Green this morning (Tuesday...

#B31JustRead: Waseley Hills High School ‘requires improvement’, says Ofsted

We Just Read.... Waseley Hills High School 'requires improvement', says Ofsted Despite recognising improvements in the curriculum, teaching and outcomes for disadvantaged students, inspectors graded the...

Family pay tribute to teenager killed in Quinton motorcycle accident

The family of a teenage biker who sadly died following a motorbike collision in Quinton on Sunday (9th September) have paid tribute to him...

[UPDATED] Bartley Green man remanded to appear at Old Bailey charged with terrorism offences

Update 3pm Tuesday 11th September: Daniel Ward and Garry Jack have been remanded in custody after appearing before Westminster Magistrates charged with terrorism offences...
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Teenage biker dies following Quinton collision

West Midlands Police have launched an appeal for information after a teenage biker died following a collision in Quinton last night (Sunday 9th September). The 18 year...

[VIDEO] #PositiveSWBrum West Heath teen records rap song about self harm experience to inspire...

A brave teenager from West Heath has made a rap song about his experiences with self harm and suicidal thoughts, in the hope that...

Reach out on World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September). What can YOU do to make a difference?  One is one too many 5,821 people in the UK lost...

Missing Ryan Turner from Rubery has been FOUND

Missing Ryan Turner from Rubery has been FOUND. Thank you to all who shared and looked out for him. Details have been removed to respect his...

Date for speed limit change on major south Birmingham route CONFIRMED

After months of confusion for local motorists, Birmingham City Council have today confirmed the date that the speed limit on a major south Birmingham...

FOUND – Phil Figari – Bournville

UPDATE Happy to report that Phil Figari has been FOUND in London. He is safe and well and staying with family. Thanks to all who shared...

Barclays to close Northfield and Rubery branches in favour of new Longbridge location

With a new branch opening in Longbridge town centre in December, Barclays Bank have written to customers to inform them of the closure of...
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Police appeal for information following unprovoked assault on youth in Rubery

West Mercia Police are appealing for information about an unprovoked assault on a youth in New Road, Rubery which occurred between 11pm - midnight...

Three local GP surgeries consult on move to new larger medical centre

Three GP surgeries in south west Birmingham are consulting with patients as they consider moving into one, larger purpose-built medical centre. BG Health currently operates...

Card and gift shop waves goodbye to Longbridge after just two years

The gift shop which offered a wide variety of unique cards, gifts and more has ceased trading from it's Longbridge home. Bentleys originated in Stourport...