- There are concerns that, as the proposed 31-storey tower at the Left Bank project fronts onto Broad Street, the noise from traffic, rowdy behaviour and even brawls will prove too much for residents
- Fourth generation hatch retains its style and substance.
- Counteract (press release) (blog)
Review: Birmingham band JAWS end their UK tour on home soil
Counteract (press release) (blog)
With a loyal following itching with eagerness after much anticipation following the band's admittedly well-needed break, Birmingham's exports, Jaws, came back fighting with their almighty sold out UK tour. The run of eight shows began in Bristol in ...
- Wiring at The Drive
Three rogue landlords were ordered to pay a total of £8,028.10 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (8 December 2016) for failing to obtain HMO licences and breaching legislation designed to protect tenants in houses in multiple occupation, after council housing officers investigated and prosecuted them.
Mohammed Majid, age 31, of South Road, Hockley, Birmingham pleaded guilty to the failure to obtain an HMO license for an eight-bedroomed property on The Drive, Erdingt
Birmingham boy left injured after new 'school-bag challenge' assault ...
A NEW craze is sweeping across schools in the UK which involves pupils being hit with heavy bags as they run past classmates.and more »
- Two lecturers from the University of Birmingham have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships, the most prestigious individual awards for excellence in teaching in higher education.
- League One leaders Scunthorpe visit Oxford United in the last 16 of the EFL Trophy and there is one all-under-21 tie.
- There was a Labour group rebellion over a proposed £10 million cut to the supporting people fund
- Birmingham City Council today (8 December 2016) launches the public consultation on its 2017/18 budget proposals, including a Council Tax rise of 3.99% (2.00% Social Care Precept and 1.99% general Council Tax increases).
The council has already saved approximately £590 million since 2010 and is now consulting on new savings of £50.6 million for 2017/18. This is in addition to previously planned savings of £27.8 million for next year.
For the next six weeks (until 18 January 20
- A letter obtained by BBC Sport shows British Cycling cleared Shane Sutton of eight of the nine allegations made by Jess Varnish.
- Aimhigher West Midlands has secured £4.5 million from the Higher Education Funding Council England's (HEFCE) National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds access higher education.
- Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare signs a new contract until 2019, while goalkeeper Jon Flatt agrees an 18-month deal.
- At least three-quarters of West Midlands MPs have been abused or threatened while doing their job, a BBC investigation finds.
- Money is set to b Birmingham homeless budget axed by £10m - days after rough sleeper dies on city street
e taken out Birmingham City Council’s homeless and domestic abuse budgets over two years
- A man has been jailed for life and will serve at least 29 years behind bars for the murder of a young father.
- City leaders say the Sustainability and Transformation Plan is a missed opportunity to improve NHS and social services
- Pupils at a Birmingham school have traded places with adults to become cycling instructors for the afternoon as part of the Children’s Commissioner for England’s Takeover Challenge.
The challenge is a national project which encourages organisations across England to open their doors to children and young people to take over adult roles, putting them in decision-making positions and enabling the organisations and businesses in question to hear their views.
A total of 24 children in Ye
- Councillor says city will be replicate Liam Byrne's famous note from 2010 if the budget crisis is allowed to spiral out of control
- West Midlands Unite organiser Gerard Coyne is expected to take on Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey, one of Jeremy Corbyn's biggest supporters
- A two-year-old child is among three people injured in stabbings that police believe were targeted.
- Birmingham Mail
Why Birmingham's drug and alcohol problems are among UK's ...
There were nearly 22000 alcohol-related hospital admissions in the city last year.and more »
- A 72-year-old man appears in court charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a three-year-old girls dies in a collision.
- Birmingham Mail
Drone laws in the UK - what exactly are the rules? - Birmingham Mail
Birmingham residents were left shocked after woman's foul-mouthed verbal attack on drone users in Pype Hayes Park.and more »
- Birmingham Mail
UK street declared 'unofficial red light district' - Birmingham Mail
Some angry local residents left fuming after road becomes 'no-go' area.and more »
- Birmingham Mail
Bird flu outbreak warning for UK poultry owners
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- A new partnership to speed up the development of novel treatments for arthritis has been launched, supported by a £7 million investment from the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research.
- British actor Peter Vaughan, best known for roles in Game of Thrones and Porridge, dies aged 93.
- Solihull Moors sign defender Nortei Nortey from National League rivals Wrexham on a one-month loan.
- A 101-year-old man accused of sexually abusing children in the 1970s and 80s is described as a "monster" by an alleged victim.
- A coroner names a rough sleeper who may have had property stolen before he died in Birmingham city centre.
- Farah to compete in Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix
Mo Farah believes February's Indoor Grand Prix can serve as a vital component in his London 2017 World Championships after today announcing he will take to the track in Birmingham. The four-time Olympic gold medallist across 5,000m and 10,000m ...and more »
- Highways England launches consultation programme on notoriously problematic junction which serves both airport and NEC
- A man is convicted of giving £3,000 to the "man in the hat" suspected over Brussels terror attacks.
- Food from an award-winning restaurant is helping to feed a city's homeless people.
- Actor Peter Vaughan, who has died aged 93, seldom played leading roles, but in a seven-year career he became an ever-present figure on stage, screen and TV.
- Nearly 600 assaults on West Midlands Police officers in the first nine months of this year
- Birmingham man found guilty of giving cash to Brussels attack suspect
Zakaria Boufassil looked stunned as the verdict was delivered in Kingston crown court on Tuesday. Photograph: West Midlands police/PA. Jamie Grierson and Duncan Gardham. Tuesday 6 December 2016 08.53 EST First published on Tuesday 6 December ...and more »
- Zakaria Boufassil, 26, found guilty of engaging in conduct in preparation of acts of terrorism at Kingston crown courtA Belgian national has been found guilty of helping fund terrorism by giving cash he was overpaid in benefits to the Brussels bombing suspect Mohamed Abrini during a secret meeting in a Birmingham park.Zakaria Boufassil, 26, together with Mohammed Ali Ahmed, provided £3,000 to Abrini, who was nicknamed the “man in the hat” after being caught on CCTV at Brussels
- Birmingham has received hundreds of millions of pounds of investment from the EU - how would the city look without it?
- ADS Advance (press release)
Birmingham welcomes first Aero Engine Forum to UK
ADS Advance (press release)
World aero engine leaders and Midlands expertise are coming together next year for an important new event – the first in the UK – the Aero Engine Forum (AEF) Birmingham, taking place 18-20 April at the International Convention Centre (ICC). World aero ...
- Funding figures have been released by the Department for Education showing that Birmingham nurseries will lose out to more affluent areas.
Changes to the Early Years Funding Formula are set to reduce early education funding in Birmingham by even more than initially proposed, driving providers of nursery education and childcare towards closure.
Final baseline funding allocations show that funding per head in Birmingham is set to drop by 5%. This is the biggest funding reduction in the country (th
- MP says people in the West Midlands want immigration cut.
- The University of Birmingham and Jinan University have joined forces to nurture mathematical talent in and around South China by launching a joint institute.
- Police reopen a 2008 murder inquiry after being given "significant new information'.
- Citizens wishing to have their garden waste collected in a clean and convenient way can sign up to Birmingham City Council’s 2017 service from today (December 6).
The annual subscription charge is £40 for 20 fortnightly collections from early March to early December – with an earlybird discount of £5 for all orders (online or phone) made during December 2016, reducing the cost to just £35.
As standard, subscribers will use a 240 litre bin with a brown lid. Residents
- Birmingham Post
Birmingham to get UK's first of a new breed of wind turbine ...
The energy-generating turbine is smaller, casts less of a moving shadow and makes much less noise than a traditional windmill-like turbine.and more »
- Birmingham Mail
Birmingham to get UK's first of a new breed of wind turbine
A revolutionary vertical wind turbine, the first of its kind in the UK, will be put up at new green energy complex in Tyseley. The energy-generating turbine is smaller, casts less of a moving shadow and makes much less noise than a traditional windmill ...and more »
- The energy-generating turbine is smaller, casts less of a moving shadow and makes much less noise than a traditional windmill-like turbine
- The German supermarket has revised its designs for a shop off Queslett Road in Great Barr after suffering a setback during the summer
- A second chance to decide whether to opt for Brexit - or whether to stay in the EU
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