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News
Meet BBC Bodyguard writer Jed Mercurio – who used to work as a Birmingham doctor 

18 Sep 18

The TV writer is born-and-bred in the Midlands, hailing from Cannock…


News
Unsung Hero: How the Saheli Hub in Birmingham helps women get active 

18 Sep 18

2016 BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award winner Marcellus Baz meets up with Naseem Akhtar who volunteers for the Saheli Hub, helping women get active and involved in their local community.


FOI
BBC Big Weekend Ticket Allocation 

10 Sep 18

Internal review request sent to Coventry City Council by John McDevitt on 10 September 2018 .


Rugby
How to appear as a contestant on BBC show Bargain Hunt 

9 Sep 18

TV bosses are looking for Brummies to appear on the long running TV antiques show…


Rugby
BBC Three wants former Birmingham couples for Eating with My Ex 

8 Sep 18

Maybe you want to speak your mind to your former partner…


Blog comment
Must do better 

6 Sep 18

Steve Beauchampé chides the BBC over its coverage of Labour’s anti-semitism row.


News
BBC presenter Ben Zand threatened with having have penis chopped off by gang boss 

5 Sep 18

The documentary will air this Saturday on iPlayer…


Blog comment
Happy Birthday Bullring at 15 

4 Sep 18

How time flies.


News
Chris Evans set to leave BBC Radio 2 after 13 years and make a return to Virgin Radio in 2019. 

3 Sep 18

BBC Radio 2 has this morning (03/09) announced that Radio 2 Breakfast Show presenter Chris Evans will be leaving the network.


News
The opioids being sold from a Birmingham doorstep 

3 Sep 18

A man selling opioids from his home has been secretly filmed by a BBC investigative reporter.


Blog politics
When Will The Council’s Bin Deal Be Implemented? 

31 Aug 18

This evening I was on BBC One Midlands Today and the Paul Franks show on Radio WM – asking why the Council’s bin deal isn’t being implemented on Sept 1st as promised by the Labour Leader of the Council at the June Council meeting.


FOI
BBC Big Weekend Ticket Allocation 

31 Aug 18

Response by Coventry City Council to John McDevitt on 31 August 2018 .


FOI
BBC Big Weekend Ticket Allocation 

30 Aug 18

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by John McDevitt on 30 August 2018 .


FOI
BBC big weekend 2018 Coventry 

25 Aug 18

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by Mr E Keogh on 25 August 2018 .


FOI
BBC big weekend 2018 Coventry 

24 Aug 18

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Mr E Keogh on 24 August 2018 .


Rugby
Britain’s Best Home Cook is looking for Brummies to compete 

24 Aug 18

The series, which features Mary Berry as one of three judges and Claudia Winkleman as a host, debuted last year on BBC One…


Rugby
BBC One show Shop Well For Less? looking for Birmingham families 

24 Aug 18

The series aims to teach families how to banish their bad shopping habits and learn to be savvy savers on series four of the show…


FOI
BBC Big Weekend Coventry 

24 Aug 18

Internal review request sent to Coventry City Council by John McDevitt on 24 August 2018 .


FOI
BBC Big Weekend Ticket Allocation 

24 Aug 18

Response by Coventry City Council to John McDevitt on 24 August 2018 .


FOI
BBC Big Weekend Ticket Allocation 

24 Aug 18

Response by Coventry City Council to John McDevitt on 24 August 2018 .


FOI
BBC Big Weekend Ticket Allocation 

24 Aug 18

Internal review request sent to Coventry City Council by John McDevitt on 24 August 2018 .


Rugby
BBC Panorama exposes the antique guns being used to kill in Birmingham 

20 Aug 18

Featured on the programme will be Breaking Bad-style bullet maker Paul Edmunds, who made deadly ammunition in the garage of his home…


Blog feature
How Jimmy Savile got away with it 

20 Aug 18

“HOW DID JIMMY SAVILE GET AWAY WITH IT FOR SO LONG?”, asked the Daily Express earlier this week in the wake of the growing scandal surrounding the devastating allegations against the former BBC presenter.


Blog social media
learning from the ‘hospital’ experience 

19 Aug 18

For a communications team the thought of letting a TV crew behind the scenes could be daunting.


News
New £50m hospital to create 250 jobs 

10 Aug 18

Circle Health is due to open its new hospital next year adding to the growing medical quarter at former BBC studios site…


News
Birmingham prison: Inspectors uncover serious failings 

10 Aug 18

Inspectors grade the prison “poor” across the board after a two-week inspection, the BBC has learnt.


News
Teacher who carries out ‘live’ autopsy events to pitch for cash on Dragon’s Den 

10 Aug 18

Entrepreneur from Anatomy Lab Live in bid for backing from famous BBC business panel…


News
Autopsy teacher takes on the Dragons 

8 Aug 18

Entrepreneur whose company puts on ‘live’ autopsies and operations in bid for backing from famous BBC business panel…


News
Joe Bryan: Bristol City accept bids from Aston Villa and Middlesbrough 

6 Aug 18

Bristol City accept bids from Aston Villa and Middlesbrough for full-back Joe Bryan, BBC Radio Bristol understands.


Rugby
This is why Edgbaston is so empty – and the reason India fans are staying away from England Test match 

3 Aug 18

Rows of white seats have been visible on Sky Sports, with BBC Test Match Special commentators also speculating on the low crowds…


Event
BBC Birmingham Engineering Open House Day, 3 Aug 2018 

31 Jul 18

3 Aug 2018 – Workshop at The Mailbox FREE (suitable for under 18s) BBC Blue Rooms in Birmingham will be opening its doors for visitors to get hands on with some of the future technology trends the BBC is looking at right now.


News
Man arrested in hunt for missing Staffordshire Midwife 

31 Jul 18

A MAN has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Staffordshire midwife.


Blog feature
Going Loco – Indietracks 2018 

31 Jul 18

On Friday morning at just after 8am we set off to Indietracks, the festival which combines indie music with vintage steam trains and is held at the Midland Railway Museum in Derbyshire.


News
Lichfield MP intending to carry on tweeting despite social media controversies 

30 Jul 18

Lichfield and Burntwood’s MP has said he intends to carry on interacting on social media despite coming under fire for a number of posts.


Cricket
Sport on the BBC: Best of this week’s TV & radio coverage 

29 Jul 18

This week’s sport on the BBC includes England v India in the first Test at Edgbaston, Challenge Cup semi-finals and the European Championships.


Weather
Worsul – It’s the way we say it. 

29 Jul 18

The BBC pronounce it will a drawl, As they pronounce our town Wall-sawl.


FOI
BBC Big Weekend Ticket Allocation 

27 Jul 18

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by John McDevitt on 27 July 2018 .


FOI
BBC Big Weekend Coventry 

27 Jul 18

Response by Coventry City Council to John McDevitt on 27 July 2018 .


FOI
BBC Big Weekend Ticket Allocation 

27 Jul 18

Response by Coventry City Council to John McDevitt on 27 July 2018 .


FOI
BBC Big Weekend Coventry 

27 Jul 18

Request sent to Coventry City Council by John McDevitt on 27 July 2018 .


Cricket
England v India: BBC Sport users pick team for first Test at Edgbaston 

24 Jul 18

Where should Joe Root bat? And who wins a recall? BBC Sport users select their England side for the first Test against India next week.


Blog comment
Albert Price – a Monkspath resident and a hero. 

23 Jul 18

I see Albert and his wife regularly when walking near Elmbridge Drive and Shelly Crescent.


Event
New Show: She Makes War 

20 Jul 18

We’re delighted to announce that Bristol based multi-instrumentalist producer and visual artist She Makes War  will be performing live on Wednesday 31st October as part of her ‘Brace For Impact’ Tour.


Local news
Avoidable mortality 32% higher in the West Midlands most deprived cities 

19 Jul 18

Josh A.


Rugby
Guru Randhawa announces tour including Birmingham – here’s how to get tickets 

18 Jul 18

Gura Randhawa had played in Birmingham in March for BBC Asian Network Live – now he’s coming back…


Blog feature
BBC Children in Need are looking to appoint Voluntary Committee Members in the Central Region. 

18 Jul 18

Here is your opportunity to join our team , to be a vital part of the process for allocating funding to those inspiring projects that change disadvantaged children’s lives.


News
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…


Blog feature
Testing time 

12 Jul 18

Tune in tonight to see DZG keepers munching on marmalade in a taste test for a hit BBC food show about cutting costs.


News
BBC journalist and Solihull School alumni Michael Buerk to return for student debate 

11 Jul 18

BBC journalist and Solihull School alumni Michael Buerk returned for some lively debate.


Business
Birmingham firm helps huge project at Grenfell Tower 

3 Jul 18

Assistance sent in response to DIY SOS call.







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