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All the restaurant chains that offer student discounts in the UK 

19 Jul 18

The likes of ASK Italian, McDonalds, Subway and Pizza Hut all offer discounts if you wave an NUS Extra card at them…


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Government spent more than £500,000 of taxpayer money moving these four West Midlands academies 

19 Jul 18

Two were in Birmingham: the Ark Academy Victoria, previously known as Perry Beeches V, and Arena Academy…


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University student’s harrowing injuries after brutal park attack 

19 Jul 18

The engineering student is currently studying at Coventry University…


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Knife crime at highest level in West Midlands for almost a decade 

19 Jul 18

West Midlands recorded 2,850 serious crimes involving knives during the last financial year, the latest crime data published today shows…


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The number of West Midlands Police officers has fallen yet again 

19 Jul 18

Thats a drop of 175…


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West Midlands Police deal with seven knife crimes every day 

19 Jul 18

There were 2,850 knife crimes in the area served by West Midlands Police over 12 months – and that’s up by a fifth since the year before…


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Crime rose in West Midlands again last year – here’s how common they are 

19 Jul 18

There were 233,393 crimes recorded by West Midlands Police in the 12 months to March 2018, or one every two minutes…


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Police appeal to trace Nathaniel Ming ‘wanted in connection with serious assault’ 

18 Jul 18

Officers are searching for Nathaniel Ming who is wanted in connection with a serious assault which took place in January…


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Public Health England deny Norovirus outbreak amid reports ‘vile bug’ has hit three counties 

18 Jul 18

The body report no increase in cases…


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HPV jab ‘should be offered to boys’ according to worried health ministers 

18 Jul 18

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended a gender-neutral national vaccination programme…


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Nigella Lawson warns people are using ‘healthy eating’ to disguise eating disorders 

18 Jul 18

The TV chef chillingly warned modern diets that promise so-called healthy eating can sometimes be a cover-up…


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Ladder for Greater Birmingham launches apprenticeship drive 

18 Jul 18

New campaign run in conjunction with BirminghamLive is striving to create 1,000 new apprenticeship roles across the city and Solihull…


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Stolen classified documents incident ’embarrassing and damaging’, says PCC 

18 Jul 18

The investigation made three recommendations to prevent such an event reoccurring…


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West Midlands awarded historic £49m skills deal 

18 Jul 18

Money will be put towards digital and technical training, improving job opportunities and supporting more people into work…


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Machete alert in Gowan Road, Saltley 

18 Jul 18

Man due before magistrates on Wednesday…


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Beaten, terrorised and raped: How brave domestic violence victim escaped evil partner 

18 Jul 18

Alysha Jones was punched and raped for 11 years by her partner, who beat their children too…


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Government told to get the Midland Metropolitan Hospital built 

18 Jul 18

Building work on the Black Country hospital halted in January and still hasn’t been resumed…


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Teenagers are becoming less interested in sex – and it’s because of these reasons 

18 Jul 18

The social interactions of teenagers, including a focus on family time and keeping in touch over the internet…


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Romeo crook Jason Hatton back in jail over string of burglaries 

18 Jul 18

Smooth-talker persuaded girlfriends to hire cars he used in raids…


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£80,000 cost of police review questioned by force chief 

17 Jul 18

The review ‘hasnt revealed anything ministers havent already ignored…


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Child sex beast Antony Potts and his family from hell jailed over horrific abuse 

17 Jul 18

Paedophile abused kids for more than 30 years…


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West Midlands Ambulance Service has student jobs going – and there’s a lot of interest 

17 Jul 18

You can apply as soon as you fancy, so you dust off the CV, make sure your application is up to scratch, and throw your name into the ring…


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Barry George threatened at gunpoint and lives ‘looking over his shoulder’ after being acquitted of Jill Dando murder 

17 Jul 18

It came after he was acquitted of BBC star Jill Dandos murder in 1999…


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The best tablets for students – iPads, Samsung Tabs and more compared 

16 Jul 18

The best tablets are versatile, switching from mobile to desktop performance in an instant…


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Teen who found rare white Cadbury’s Creme Egg dies in family holiday tragedy 

16 Jul 18

Charlie Dunne made headlines earlier this year when he found the prize…


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Dad Ricky Walker accused of murdering six-month-old son says hoodie could have caused death 

16 Jul 18

Ricky Walker told officers he believed a folded-up hoodie used to prop-feed six-month-old Kayden Walker may have covered his face…


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New school Health Futures UTC failing pupils despite opening only three years ago 

16 Jul 18

The school in West Bromwich has now been placed in special measures…


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First picture of stab victim Reece Hipwood as family pay tribute 

16 Jul 18

A 54-year-old man, who has been arrested on suspicion of his murder, remains in hospital…


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Teen charged with attempted murder after 17-year-old critically injured in Wolverhampton claw hammer attack 

15 Jul 18

The 17-year-old will appear before magistrates on Monday…


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The forgotten Black Country queen of Wimbledon’s Centre Court 

15 Jul 18

Dorothy gave a hint of what the future was to hold in 1924.


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What it’s really like to have autism – Tyler, ten, has written a book called Invisible Me 

15 Jul 18

Schoolboy reveals just how isolating it can be – and how much he has to offer to the world…


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Sextortion scam warning as fraudsters claim to have secretly filmed you watching porn online 

14 Jul 18

In a new twist not seen before by Action Fraud, the emails contain the victims own password in the subject line…


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Up for rent: Brothel which court was told made £7.5 million 

14 Jul 18

Libra Club was visited by 200 men a day and was shut down by police…


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Midlands Commonwealth champion: I was a knife crime victim 

14 Jul 18

Why gold medallist Frazer Clarke is joining battle against the blade…


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The day victim of Birmingham grooming gangs was trafficked abroad and raped 

14 Jul 18

Kate Elysia tells in a new book how she was raped and abused by more than 70 men…


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Kids as young as seven being asked to strip online for strangers 

14 Jul 18

One in ten children who chat to strangers online are asked to undress on camera…


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The best student bank accounts for 2018 – free overdrafts, offers and more 

13 Jul 18

The likes of Bank of Scotland, Santander, HSBC and more are offering free overdrafts and other offers and incentives to those heading to university…


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Could you pass a GCSE exam today? This quiz will tell you 

13 Jul 18

Try these 15 questions from past papers and practice tests covering English, maths and science…


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Thug threatened to kill Gravelly Hill train worker with smashed bottle of Lambrini 

13 Jul 18

Mark Fisher, 35, has been jailed after a terrifying incident at Gravelly Hill rail station…


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‘Naive’ cyber criminal duo Daniel Thompson and Idris Kayode Akinwunmi jailed after £13 stolen from National Lottery account 

13 Jul 18

The men used an online application to bombard the victims web domain with thousands of attempts to log in to customer accounts…


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North Bromsgrove High School falls into special measures after head and 16 teachers quit 

13 Jul 18

Crisis-hit school slammed in new Ofsted report…


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CCTV images released after man is battered with a spade during horrific road rage attack 

13 Jul 18

The 21-year-old victim was left with serious head injuries and is still hospital after he was assaulted.


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CCTV appeal as man and dog driven through shop window – then robbed as they lay injured 

13 Jul 18

The 28-year-old victim was walking with his Staffordshire bull terrier along Halesowen Road, Cradley Heath…


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Woman travels 5,000 miles to meet man – then hits him with car after McDonald’s row 

13 Jul 18

This woman travelled 5,000 miles to meet a Stoke-on-Trent man – only to hit him with car after row over McDonald’s bill…


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The thousands of West Midlands criminals committing crimes while on bail – including murder 

13 Jul 18

Exclusive figures from the Ministry of Justice show that 3,943 offenders were convicted…


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Last minute teacher gifts from Aldi, Home Bargains, Millie’s Cookies, ebay, John Lewis and more 

12 Jul 18

Ideas include personalised tote bags, candles, diaries and books…


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Primary school bans The Floss dance amid concern over Fortnite game 

12 Jul 18

The Floss, which is trickier than it looks, has become popular with kids up and down the country…


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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…


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No power to stop Springfield Primary academy conversion – despite protests 

11 Jul 18

Parents and teachers fear it will result in pay cuts and redundancies…


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Schoolgirl suffering from cancer missed her prom – and this is what her friends did 

11 Jul 18

Amazing moment Molly Harrison was given a huge boost…







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