Birmingham Post

Police 'would struggle to cope with new riots' after budgets slashed to the bone, says top cop

The head of West Midlands Police has condemned budget cuts – and warned forces would struggle to cope with a repeat of the 2011 riots which swept Birmingham and other major cities.

Chief constable Dave Thompson said forces would face “real challenges” tackling new unrest following ...

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EU nationals living in UK CAN stay after Brexit, Theresa May confirms

No EU national currently living lawfully in the UK will be made to leave on the day of Brexit under proposals outlined by Theresa May to her European Union counterparts.

The Prime Minister told a European Council summit in Brussels that she wanted to offer "certainty" to the ...

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Cabinet minister Sajid Javid pledges justice for Grenfell Tower victims

The Grenfell tower disaster has left Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid shaken and determined to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

In a letter to MPs confirming that at least 11 council high rise tower blocks in the UK have the same cladding which accelerated the fire at Grenfell, he ...

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42-storey skyscraper builder looking for more projects in Birmingham

The property developer behind what will be one of Birmingham’s tallest ever residential towers is unlikely to stop at just one project in the city.

James Blakey, planning director with Moda Living, said the firm had been eyeing Birmingham since the company formed four years ago and there ...

yesterday 04:56 open_in_new
The Sutton Observer's golf day boosts charity

The Sutton Observer welcomed 80 players to Walmley Golf Club for their annual corporate golf day.

With such fine weather there was nothing to dampen the spirit of the teams, especially with great prizes to be won across the course.

Coming in first place was AW Carhouse and they ...

yesterday 04:56 open_in_new
Three rail firms bidding to run the West Coast Main Line and HS2 have been named

Rail operators from Italy, France, China and the UK are in the running for the contract to provide train services on the West Coast Main Line and the new HS2 high speed rail line.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has named the three bids shortlisted for the lucrative franchise to run ...

yesterday 04:56 open_in_new
Monarch flights to Valencia, Split, Naples and Rhodes launch

Monarch is celebrating the launch of four new routes from Birmingham Airport – to Valencia in Spain, Split in Croatia, Naples in Italy and Rhodes in Greece.

The low cost airline and holiday company is the only carrier to take passengers from Birmingham to Valencia and ...

2017-06-22 20:41 open_in_new
Armed Forces Day 2017 events in and near Birmingham

This Saturday will see Armed Forces Day 2017 celebrated in honour of thousands of military and non-military soldiers and their families.

But how can you pay tribute to members of the Armed Forces in and near Birmingham?

Here’s what we know is happening, and they include family ...

2017-06-22 18:09 open_in_new
Birmingham binmen confirm SIX dates for industrial action in July and August

Birmingham binmen have confirmed dates for industrial action over threatened job losses and allegations of a bullying culture.

The action is due to begin on Friday June 30 when members of the Unite union will down tools at 10.45am and stay off for the rest of the day.

Refuse ...

2017-06-22 18:09 open_in_new
Former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell attacks Boris Johnson's takeover of aid budget

Former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has criticised Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s takeover of the foreign aid budget.

And the senior Conservative expressed concern about plans in the Conservative general election manifesto to change how the UK’s £13 ...

2017-06-22 18:09 open_in_new
Birmingham headteachers demand Theresa May scraps school cuts

Birmingham head teachers are today calling on the Government to abandon its plans to cut millions from school budgets.

Head teachers from 66 Birmingham schools have written to Prime Minister Theresa May warning the looming “fairer funding” formula cuts would decimate their ...

2017-06-22 18:09 open_in_new
'Greatest hits' of a musical genius a Lichfield Festival highlight

Assuming that all the planets are in the right alignment, the television astrologer Russell Grant will be in Lichfield Cathedral early next month, hosting a “A Celebration of Richard Rodgers”.

This “Sound of His Music”, presented by the Chetham’s School of Music Orchestra from ...

2017-06-22 16:53 open_in_new
This top shoe shop is opening its first store in city centre

High-end shoe brand Loake is set to open its first store in Birmingham.

It’s one of England’s best-known traditional shoemakers, and it has agreed a 10 year lease at The Grand on Colmore Row.

The letting means the retail space at The Grand is now fully let.

Launched in 1880 ...

2017-06-22 14:15 open_in_new
Historic Moseley Road Baths given reprieve from closure

A HISTORIC Birmingham swimming pool has been handed a nine-month reprieve from closure to give extra time for a rescue plan to be drawn up.

The Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath , one of the country’s few remaining Edwardian pools still in use, is costly to run and has been patched up ...

2017-06-22 12:53 open_in_new
R&D Tax Solutions is inviting local businesses to their information seminars - here's all you need to know

Looking up information on how to submit your taxes is a minefield.

Complexities behind laws and procedures are often difficult to wrap your head around, and if you're a small-to-medium sized business it can take up a lot of your valuable time.

If any of this sounds familiar to you, ...

2017-06-22 12:53 open_in_new
Theresa May's empty Queen's Speech shows she is too weak to govern

Jeremy Corbyn warned Theresa May that he was ready to replace her as Prime Minister, as Parliament got back to work after the General Election.

The Labour leader was speaking in the Commons in response to the Queen’s Speech, when the Government set out its plans for the next two ...

2017-06-22 11:27 open_in_new
Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: BCU reveals why it is sponsoring the Business of the Year category

Birmingham City University is proud to sponsor this year’s Business Entrepreneur of the Year category at the Birmingham Post Business Awards because it is committed to developing the commercial talent of its students for the future.

Dr Dawn Albery, Head of BCU’s Business School, told ...

2017-06-22 07:17 open_in_new
Why Birmingham's Commonwealth Games 2022 bid is better than Liverpool's

It is a constant criticism of Birmingham that it has a natural reticence and does not approach the world with the confident swagger of other UK cities.

But now the region finds itself locked in a head to head battle with one such city, Liverpool, to host the Commonwealth Games in ...

2017-06-21 23:15 open_in_new
New Hilton hotel at Birmingham Airport to assembled like a Lego set

A new 178 bedroom hotel will be made in China and imported to a new site at Birmingham Airport it has been revealed.

The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel will be put up on Concorde Road using an innovative modular construction technique, like a Lego set, under which its parts, including the guest ...

2017-06-21 19:31 open_in_new
Birmingham International Marathon is a sell out - all general entries full

More than 9,000 have signed up for the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon – making the event a sell out!

All general entries for the 26.2 mile run have now been filled and there are only limited places with charities left.

In its first year the Birmingham International ...

2017-06-21 19:31 open_in_new
Exclusive: Birmingham’s iconic Custard Factory has been sold

The Custard Factory has been sold to a partnership of three young real estate developers.

Former owner Lucan Gray has sold his share in the family firm to Oval Real Estate, a privately owned investment and asset management company in London.

The deal includes nearby Fazeley ...

2017-06-21 18:21 open_in_new