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Colmore Row crane shutdown adds to city centre chaos threat today

Four 20 metre tall 'mega columns' weighing 20 tonnes each are being installed at the 103 Colmore Row construction site today.

The latest work on Brum's biggest beanstalk means that Colmore Row between Newhall Street and Victoria Square has been shut down to enable a mobile ...

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Pub brutally hits back at savage TripAdvisor review - from somebody who hadn't even eaten there

A pub boss hit back after a scathing review from a punter - who hadn't even eaten there.

Roy O'Connell, who runs The Elm Tree in Cork, Ireland, was having none of it when the one-star review was posted amd spectacularly struck back after a scathing review.

The brutal ...

2019-10-18 12:59 open_in_new
"I know for a fact they're working on targets" - Birmingham City on the hunt for Che Adams replacement

Brian Dick has provided an update on what Birmingham City fans can expect from the January transfer market.

Blues have had to change their approach this season having failed to replace the 22 goals from Che Adams who left for the Premier league with Southampton in the summer. ...

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Pair arrested in connection with death of nine-week-old baby in Barnsley

A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the death of a nine-week-old baby.

South Yorkshire Police said that a 29-year-old man was re-arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder, having first been arrested in the aftermath of the infant's death in December last year and ...

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Dealer who 'shovelled out' steroids to bodybuilders from market stall could lose home to pay £70k bill

A Birmingham market trader who ‘shovelled out’ steroids to body-builders could lose his home after being ordered to pay almost £70,000.

Police found more than 500 tablets at Sirfaraz Hussain's stall and more at his Sparkhill home, alongside used needles and over £3,000 in cash ...

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Lorraine thrown into chaos as interview halted when Dr Hilary's phone rings

This is the staggering moment a live interview on Lorraine was HALTED today - all because of a ringing mobile phone.

The ringing smartphone device threw the ITV1 daytime favourite into chaos on Wednesday, October 16.

Lorraine Kelly, who hosts the show, which airs after Good Morning ...

2019-10-16 12:41 open_in_new
State pension to rise in April 2020 - but it's bad news for millions on benefits

The state pension is set to rise by 3.9 per cent in April - but millions on benefits are set to be left in limbo.

The increase means pensioners can expect an increase of just over £6 per week on the New State Pension from the current rate of £168.80.

Pensioners in the UK will see a ...

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Birmingham set to be soaked by four days of downpours in early winter weather blast

Birmingham and the Black Country could be ravaged by four days of thundery downpours after a brief break from the October washout.

The recent spell of wet weather is expected to pause this afternoon as much of the country basks in sunshine with temperatures peaking at about ...

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Controversial team news claim as Leeds United prepare for Birmingham City - reports

Eddie Nketiah will not start against Birmingham City , according to reports.

Website Football Insider claim ‘a Leeds source’ has told them Marcelo Bielsa will not drop Patrick Bamford in favour of the in-form Nketiah.

The Arsenal loan youngster scored a hat-trick for England ...

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Better and healthier homes in five-year housing strategy for Wolverhampton

Civic leaders in Wolverhampton are this week set to adopt a new five-year strategy outlining three main priorities for the council's housing development plans between 2019 and 2024.

Following a major consultation on the matter undertaken in June and July this years, the new City ...

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'Racist' cop who carried knuckle duster and drank booze on duty sacked from police

A disgraced detective who carried a knuckle duster and drank alcohol while on duty has been sacked.

Metropolitan Police officer Mark Eve, based in Romford, Essex, was found guilty of misconduct over a litany of breaches that included routinely using racist language in direct conversations ...

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Extinction Rebellion arrest tally rising as police try to end London protests

More than 1,640 climate change protesters have now been arrested over demonstrations that have brought parts of London to a halt.

The Metropolitan Police gave the latest arrest tally as the force faces legal action over a city-wide ban on the Autumn Uprising protests by Extinction ...

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Brit teen accused of lying about gang rape in Ayia Napa 'sent frantic texts to mum', court told

A British teenager secretly sent frantic text messages to her mother, begging for help, as she was forced to make a false confession that she lied about a gang rape, a court has heard.

The 19-year-old woman gave evidence on Tuesday in Cyprus, where she is on trial accused of causing public ...

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£50 Dyson vacuum cleaner Sainsbury's claim - customers 'besiege stores from 4am'

Bargain hunters rushed to Sainsbury's stores from 4am in the hope of bagging a bargain amid claims Dyson vacuum cleaners were being slashed to just £50.

Some were inside 24-hour stores before dawn on Wednesday, October 16, after reports emerged on Tuesday night that prices were to be ...

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Dani Dyer passionately defends Love Island bosses after Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis' deaths

Love Island star Dani Dyer has praised the ITV2 show's duty of care, saying its producers are "always there for you".

The issue of aftercare has been in the spotlight following the deaths of Jeremy Kyle participant Steve Dymond and former Love Island contestants Sophie ...

2019-10-15 09:23 open_in_new
Landmark Birmingham study could massively reduce head injury deaths

A low-cost and widely available drug could reduce deaths in traumatic brain injury patients by up to 20%, new research suggests.

Depending on the severity of the injury, scientists say tranexamic acid (TXA) has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives.

It prevents ...

2019-10-15 09:23 open_in_new
Robert Pattinson's Batman movie casts Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman

Zoe Kravitz has been cast as Catwoman in the new Batman movie, according to US reports.

The Big Little Lies actress is set to star alongside Robert Pattinson, who is playing the Caped Crusader.

Director Matt Reeves appeared to confirm the reports by tweeting a gif of ...

2019-10-15 09:23 open_in_new
Birmingham foodbank demand hits record high with thousands unable to afford to eat

Food bank usage has hit a record high, as thousands of hungry children and adults "simply cannot afford" to eat.

Exclusive figures provided by the Trussell Trust show that 69,652 emergency food parcels were issued to people in need across the West Midlands county in ...

2019-10-14 09:14 open_in_new
Date with disaster as woman enjoying TGI Fridays romance is FOURTH victim to fall into canal

A woman out on a date was left soaking wet after walking straight into the gloomy depths of Walsall canal basin in the water's FOURTH victim in just one night.

Jade Thomason mistook the surface for gravel when she emerged into the darkness from a meal at TGI Fridays at the ...

2019-10-14 09:14 open_in_new
Aston Villa transfer target breaks his silence as Man United send McGinn message

Aston Villa target Sam McCallum is "very settled" at Coventry City but admits that it would be a dream come true to play in the Premier League.

The 19-year-old has been linked with January transfers to Villa , West Bromwich Albion, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest after scouts ...

2019-10-14 09:14 open_in_new
'Without a doubt' - The Ivan Cavaleiro update that will interest Wolves fans

When Helder Costa was shipped off to Leeds United on a loan deal that will become permanent next summer, there were few debates raised.

But when his compatriot, Ivan Cavaleiro, followed him to the Championship, it was a move that many Wolverhampton Wanderers fans questioned.

When ...

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