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Amazon cuts the price of TVS, phones and projectors for Black Friday 

20 Nov 17

Up to 63% savings are featured online this year TV’s, Phones and Projectors are all reduced…


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Peter Kay tickets on sale for £900 EACH as fans face huge online queues 

19 Nov 17

Frustrated fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment…


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Suspected gunman tasered by courageous police woman following a dramatic car chase through Stourbridge 

19 Nov 17

Police woman faces down suspected gunman while investigating a burglary…


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Tragic teenager who took own life after boyfriend bullying to be face of national campaign 

19 Nov 17

Emily Drouet who suffered mental and physical abuse at the hands of partner was 18 when she died…


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Peter Kay tour 2018 – EXTRA Birmingham dates announced 

19 Nov 17

The funnyman sent the internet into meltdown when he announced a new tour – his first in eight years…


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‘Nasty’ – Your reaction to McDonalds employee not washing his hands properly after using toilet 

19 Nov 17

The man was caught on camera not washing his hands properly…


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Debbie McGee breaks silence on Strictly Come Dancing rivalry with Alexandra Burke 

18 Nov 17

The two celebrities are the bookies’ favourites to reach this year’s final on Saturday December 16…


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Look: Most amazing costumes at MCM Comic Con 2017 

18 Nov 17

The festival goers were dressed to impressed as heroes, supervillains and, er, Barbie…


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City centre Cruffin and Cronut bakery extends into cafe and art gallery 

18 Nov 17

The Medicine cafe housed in the former home of Royal Society of Birmingham Artists is now open…


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Review: Deep Purple at Arena Birmingham – review, setlist and more 

18 Nov 17

Ian Gillan reads song lyrics off the floor as Deep Purple play Birmingham for possibly the last time…


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Bully blamed for driving girlfriend to suicide leaves friends in tears at event 

18 Nov 17

Angus Milligan was convicted of abuse after Emily Drouet took her own life…


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Is this the best Christmas shop window display in Birmingham? 

18 Nov 17

Check out this gorgeous Snow Queen window at ExtraCare in Kings Heath…


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New shops you can go to this Christmas that weren’t here last year 

18 Nov 17

All the new stores at Bullring, Grand Central, Resorts World and Touchwood plus the new out-of-town shopping parks too…


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Shaban Indian restaurant in Sutton Coldfield named BEST in West Midlands at Asian Curry Awards 2017 

17 Nov 17

The family-run business in Boldmere Road prides itself on its traditional Indian cuisine…


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Police slammed as HIV hairdresser continued to spread virus on BAIL 

17 Nov 17

Rowe, 27, was convicted at Lewes Crown Court on Wednesday of trying to deliberately infect 10 men with the virus…


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Sylvester Stallone responds to reports of 1980s sex assault allegation 

17 Nov 17

The girl alleged the Rocky actor said he would beat her head in if she told anyone…


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Heartbroken mum of children murdered by dad Endris Mohammed tells of ‘indescribable pain’ 

17 Nov 17

Penil Teklehaimanot found the lifeless bodies of eight-year-old Saros and his sister Leanor, six, at home…


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Black Friday 2017 – All the best deals at Argos, Currys, Amazon, John Lewis, Tesco and more 

17 Nov 17

Essential shopping guide to discounts at all the retailers taking part in Black Friday this year…


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What to do if you suspect your neighbour is smoking cannabis 

17 Nov 17

Cannabis remains the most popular illegal drug in the region, and across the whole of the UK…


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Police storm house in Walsall – two arrested as drugs seized 

17 Nov 17

The early-morning raid took place at 6.25am…


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Black Friday 2017 – Save £200 on iPhone at Carphone Warehouse plus deals on Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Huawei 

17 Nov 17

Save 200 at Carphone Warehouse on top phones plus big discounts on Talk Talk and EE broadband and accessories…


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Baby On Board badge scheme launched for pregnant women on public transport 

17 Nov 17

Its to save people the embarrassment of having to ask if a woman is pregnant…


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Some of the best Peaky Blinders Christmas gifts 

17 Nov 17

What to buy for the Peaky Blinders fan in your life…


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Tesco launches 3 FOR 2 deal on toys including LEGO, My Little Pony, PAW Patrol, Hatchimals and more 

17 Nov 17

Supermarket chain also has many toys at half price – ahead of its Black Friday sales…


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Cheers! Popular pub in Great Barr reopens after huge revamp 

17 Nov 17

Following a significant investment eight new jobs have been created…


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How to get from German Market Birmingham to Ice Rink and Big Wheel 

17 Nov 17

The ice rink is now on a new site in Digbeth this year – here’s how to get to it from German Market…


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Eight things first time buyers MUST know before getting on the property ladder 

17 Nov 17

There’s loads of jargon that’ll get thrown at you when you’re buying your first house, and everyone will have an opinion on how you should approach it.


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Peter Kay 2018 Tour pre-sale tickets – how to get your tickets a day early 

17 Nov 17

There are a couple of ways of getting tickets in advance of them going on general sale to the public…


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Giant traveller camp plans shelved 

17 Nov 17

But environmental health bosses say major site for up to 60 caravans is still needed to relieve pressure on parks and open spaces…


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Manic Street Preachers announce biggest UK tour in a decade – here’s how to get tickets 

17 Nov 17

New tour in support of upcoming album includes date at Arena Birmingham…


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Mariah Carey CANCELS start of Christmas tour – and this is why 

17 Nov 17

The singer, whose hit All I Want For Christmas Is You is a festive staple, shared the news with fans on Twitter…


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Yorks Bakery closes Colmore Row cafe after going into liquidation – but plans to reopen it 

17 Nov 17

Yorks Artisan Bakeries has gone into liquidation but boss hopes to return…


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HOUR-LONG delays reported on M5 after M6 junction crash 

17 Nov 17

Lanes now reopened after collision between HGV and a car…


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Lidl announces its first Black Friday – and the deals are superb 

17 Nov 17

The budget supermarket has announced its first ever Black Friday – yes really…


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How to get an even BIGGER discount on Black Friday from shops like Argos, Toys R Us and more 

17 Nov 17

This is how you can get even more money off on Black Friday than the store is offering…


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Police hunting gunman after shots fired at a house in Tyseley 

16 Nov 17

Second shooting on the same road in three months…


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Currys Black Friday 2017 deals offer huge savings on Dyson cordless, Samsung TVs, laptops and more 

16 Nov 17

Big price cuts at Currys PC World on Samsung Ultra HD TV, HP laptops, Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner and Hoover washing machine…


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How to get PRE-SALE tickets for the Peter Kay 2018 UK Tour 

16 Nov 17

There are a couple of ways of getting tickets in advance of them going on general sale to the public…


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A new whisky bar set to open inside a Birmingham museum serving 300 whiskies 

16 Nov 17

The Birmingham Whisky Club is hoping to open its first permanent bar next year…


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Watch: Laughing moped thug smashes up police car with hammer on Remembrance Sunday 

16 Nov 17

The masked yob flees on a moped, driven by an accomplice, after shouting HA HA and obscenities about police…


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Giant new play area coming to Tamworth’s Jump Xtreme 

16 Nov 17

6,000 sq ft of fun over three levels with almost 40 individual activities aimed at toddlers through to 12 year olds…


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Longstanding Lichfield bicycle shop to reopen with new owners 

16 Nov 17

Grahams Cycles in Lichfield’s Wheel Lane shut down in July after more than 30 years…


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Birmingham German Christmas Market food and drink price guide 

16 Nov 17

How much is the beer, bratwurst, gluhwein and other treats at the Birmingham German Christmas Market…


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How to get a bird’s eye view of Christmas lights switch-on in Lichfield 

16 Nov 17

Loads of activities for all the family as city centre is illuminated…


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Climate change ‘affecting recovery of Amazon deforested areas’ 

16 Nov 17

Limited growth in a drier climate has restricted the amount of carbon that new trees can lock away from the atmosphere…


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Peter Kay announces UK tour including TWO Genting Arena Birmingham shows – how to get tickets 

16 Nov 17

Peter Kays new stand up tour starts April 2018…


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Peter Kay announces first live stand-up tour in eight years – how to get tickets 

16 Nov 17

Comedian and Car Share star heading to the Genting Arena for two dates in 2018 as part of new tour…


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Birmingham’s Christmas Ice Rink and Big Wheel is back – and bigger than ever 

15 Nov 17

The attractions have moved to a bigger site, now surrounded by a fairground complete with rides and food stalls…


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Who was Jessie Eden? New Peaky Blinders heroine was real Birmingham hero 

15 Nov 17

She was a major figure in the 1926 General Strike…


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Peaky Blinders writer Steven Knight reveals the mystery he will never solve 

15 Nov 17

Steven Knight says one puzzle continues to elude him…







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