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Harborne Night Market is back next month with a line-up sure to leave your mouth-watering. 

26 Sep 18

The successful Harborne Night Market has another brilliant line-up to see October in.


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The Malmaison reveals its brand new Autumn cocktail menu. 

26 Sep 18

The Malmaison isn’t just a luxury hotel, it is also home to one of the best cocktail bars in Birmingham.


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Wave goodbye to your social life as Making a Murderer 2 arrives on Netflix next month. 

26 Sep 18

My, have we waited patiently for this! It has been almost three years since the original Making a Murderer arrived on the streaming service, hooking the nation in droves.


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50-foot ‘sun’ to shine at intu Merry Hill, extending the summer. 

26 Sep 18

Britain’s joint hottest summer on record may now have passed, but a giant 50-foot artificial sun is being installed at intu Merry Hill on Thursday (27/09) in a bid to extend the summer and make people happier.


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Designs unveiled for three new stations in Birmingham 

26 Sep 18

Plans for three new Birmingham rail stations have today been unveiled as the reopening of the Camp Hill Line to passenger services takes another step forward.


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Experience ‘I INFINITE’: an immersive dance piece perfect for a family day out at Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) 

26 Sep 18

On Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd of November, MAC will host Tom Dale Company’s I INFINITE as part of its brand new digital festival, Little Geeks.


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Rise in number of knife criminals in West Midlands who reoffend, figures show 

26 Sep 18

The number of criminals in West Midlands prosecuted for knife crime, after previously being caught carrying a blade, has increased by more than 40% over the last three years.


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The most popular baby names in the city have been revealed. 

25 Sep 18

The most popular baby names in Birmingham last year were Muhammad for boys and Amelia for girls, according to the Office of National Statistics.


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First images of city’s first ‘build to rent’ development are released ahead of November opening. 

25 Sep 18

The owner of The Forum, the first build to rent apartments to be delivered in Birmingham, has released new images of the £50million scheme.


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TRINNY London announces first in-store concept with Selfridges. 

25 Sep 18

Beauty brand TRINNY London announces its partnership with Selfridges to launch its first in-store concept in three cities across the UK; Birmingham, London and Manchester.


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Man and woman charged following Handsworth shop robbery that left Councillor Chaman Lal and his wife injured. 

25 Sep 18

Police have charged a man and woman in connection with an armed robbery at a shop in Handsworth yesterday (23/09).


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Man who posed as taxi driver is jailed for rape of Birmingham student. 

25 Sep 18

Attif Hamid, of Churchill Road in Bordesley Green, was found guilty of rape at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday (21/09) for the attack in March this year.


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Genting Arena to rebrand as Resorts World Arena 

25 Sep 18

Leading live events business, NEC Group, has today (25/09) announced that the Genting Arena will be rebranded to Resorts World Arena, as part of its continued partnership with Genting UK.


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One month to go until historic Brum Youth Trends Summit. 

24 Sep 18

The young people of Birmingham have spoken and it’s almost time to hear them roar: the Brum Youth Trends Summit is taking place in just under a month and it’s set to be ground-breaking.


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Tens of thousands waited more than four hours in A&E last year as experts warn pressure has ‘spiralled out of control’. 

24 Sep 18

More than 50,000 people waited four hours or more in AE at the Heart of England Trust last year, according to NHS England.


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Man jailed after using a Land Rover to drag a cash machine from a shop in Balsall Heath. 

21 Sep 18

Taron McAuley who dragged a cash machine from a shop in Balsall Heath has been jailed for nearly five years.


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Dinosaur-sized impact: A quarter of a million Dippy visitors spent £4.2m in Birmingham. 

20 Sep 18

Dippy has left Birmingham, but the huge impact of the exhibition has now been revealed.


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Court orders kebab shop owner to pay £1,200 for waste offences 

20 Sep 18

The operator of an Acocks Green kebab house has been ordered to pay £1,200 by Birmingham Magistrates for flytipping and related offences after a case brought by Birmingham City Council.


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Missed appointments cost University Hospitals Birmingham trust almost £8 million 

20 Sep 18

University Hospitals Birmingham trust has lost almost £8 million this year due to thousands of patients not turning up to appointments, figures show.


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On the buses: West Midlands Police are using a double decker to catch distracted drivers. 

19 Sep 18

Reckless drivers who use mobile phones at the wheel risk prosecution thanks to a new West Midlands Police road safety scheme in which officers film offenders from buses.


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Asian Business Chamber awards host revealed 

19 Sep 18

Award-winning actor Nina Wadia will host the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce’s (ABCC) annual dinner and awards.


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Firefighters tackle severe fire inside grade II-listed building in Harborne. 

19 Sep 18

Firefighters were dispatched to the former cinema and bingo hall on Harborne High Street, at around 12:30AM this morning (19/09), following numerous calls.


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For start-ups in Birmingham, opportunity is rife 

18 Sep 18

The high number of start-up businesses in Greater Birmingham is a result of continuing economic growth , a dynamic talentpool and strong support networks.


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Trendy Chinese restaurant Tattu set to open in the basement of The Grand Hotel. 

18 Sep 18

Work has officially started on Chinese restaurant Tattu in the basement of The Grand Hotel on Colmore Row and it’s set to open in 2019.


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The ultimate thrill-seeking Halloween experience is coming to the Botanical Gardens 

18 Sep 18

Get ready for the inaugural Birmingham Scare Gardens, a brand new Halloween experience happening from Friday 26th October to Sunday 4th November.


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Properties searched as part of a counter terrorism investigation 

18 Sep 18

Detectives are searching a number of properties in the region today (18/09) as part of a West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit (WMCTU) investigation.


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Jaguar Land Rover workers in Castle Bromwich to be put on a three-day week until Christmas.  

17 Sep 18

Jaguar Land Rover has told workers at its Castle Bromwich factory they will be put on a three-day week until Christmas.


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Fazenda to bring authentic Brazilian dining to Birmingham 

17 Sep 18

The city centre is set to welcome a brand-new dining experience, as Fazenda prepares to open in the Colmore district this winter.


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Blackbeard’s sinking ship stops shoppers in their tracks on New Street 

14 Sep 18

3D Joe Max reveal masterpiece to launch Escape Hunt Birmingham’s new immersive adventure.


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First new West Midlands Transport branded buses in operation 

14 Sep 18

The bold new West Midlands Transport (WMT) brand has already been brought to life on trains and trams in the region – now the first branded buses are in operation too.


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Two men, including popstar Oritse Williams, charged with sexual offences in Wolverhampton. 

14 Sep 18

Police have charged two men, including a member of JLS Oritse Williams, with sexual offences in Wolverhampton.


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The derailment of a freight train is affecting services between New Street and Nuneaton. 

13 Sep 18

Train services between Birmingham New Street and Nuneaton are being affected following the derailment of seven wagons of a freight train.


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Man sentenced to seven years imprisonment following a series of crude break-ins in the Jewellery Quarter 

13 Sep 18

A burglar has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment after West Midlands Police linked him to a series of crude break-ins at apartments in the Jewellery Quarter.


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Man sentenced to 29 years imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering Charlotte Teeling 

12 Sep 18

Birmingham man Richard Bailey has today (12/09) been sentenced to 29 years imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering of 33-year-old Charlotte Teeling, after meeting her on a night out.


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Ian Rankin’s legendary detective John Rebus takes to The REP’s stage. 

12 Sep 18

The REP welcomes the world première of Rebus: Long Shadows, the latest story in Ian Rankin’s legendary detective series from 20 September to 6 October.


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Government funding for West Midlands Police dropped in recent years, as major report casts doubt on country’s policing 

12 Sep 18

Government funding for West Midlands Police has dropped in recent years, as a major report casts doubt on the state of the country’s policing.


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Primate Keeper at Dudley Zoo captures cheeky smile on camera. 

12 Sep 18

Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden managed to capture this cheeky smile of Malaika the chimpanzee as she held out her mobile phone on selfie mode.


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Revealed: the everyday appliances most likely to start a fire in West Midlands 

11 Sep 18

Cookers, toasters and microwaves are the domestic appliances most likely to start fires in West Midlands.


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Man charged after a police officer was left with serious injuries in Walsall 

11 Sep 18

A man has been charged with a serious assault after a car hit a police officer leaving her with serious injuries.


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The Fantastical Chocolate Festival is coming to Birmingham. 

10 Sep 18

Calling all chocoholics out there, a brand-spanking new choccy fest is coming to Birmingham and you seriously need to know about it.


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Small cordon in place after ‘various items were discovered’ at a house in Moseley.  

10 Sep 18

Police and a team from the Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) have erected a ‘small cordon’ around a house on Salisbury Road in Moseley this afternoon (10/09), after an arrest attempt led to the discovery of ‘various items’.


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Investigation launched after a teenage biker sadly dies following a collision in Quinton.  

10 Sep 18

PC Mark Crozier, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, is appealing for information after a teenage biker sadly died following a collision in Quinton at around 11:45PM on Sunday (09/09).


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The Monster, the world’s biggest bouncy castle experience, is coming to Birmingham. 

10 Sep 18

Ever miss the feeling of freedom? Desperate to just let loose and have some good old-fashioned fun? Well now you can with The Monster! This year, The Monster dares you to let loose your inner child as the world’s biggest bouncy castle experience …


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Emirates celebrates its one millionth A380 passenger at Birmingham Airport. 

7 Sep 18

Airline Emirates has recently celebrated its one millionth A380 passenger at Birmingham Airport.


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The Ticket Factory’s must-see soon-to-be sell-outs. 

7 Sep 18

Like most, I’m sure you can’t believe that it’s already September.


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Detectives release CCTV footage after police officer stabbed in Walsall 

6 Sep 18

Detectives investigating the stabbing of an off-duty policeman in Walsall on Wednesday (05/09) have released CCTV footage of the attack.


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Suicide rate drops significantly in Birmingham, reflecting lower rates across the country 

6 Sep 18

The suicide rate in Birmingham has dropped significantly over the last three years, new figures show, reflecting lower rates across the country.


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Pedestrian seriously injured after a car crashed into a shop in Sutton Coldfield. 

5 Sep 18

Emergency Services were called at around 1PM this afternoon (05/09) to reports of a car which had collided with a pedestrian and a shop window on Mere Green Road in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield.


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One in 10 people in Birmingham cycle at least once a week, Department for Transport figures show. 

5 Sep 18

The Department for Transport has just released the results of an annual survey , which reveals how often people cycle in England.


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Detectives appeal for witnesses after after shots were fired at a man in Sheldon.  

4 Sep 18

DI Richard Marsh and his team are appealing for witnesses and information after shots were fired at a man in Sheldon.







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