Community

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 01:25

A step-change for culture is taking place across Birmingham and the region through new leadership at Cultural Central and leadership opportunities via the Birmingham Cultural Compact as well as...

Community

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 01:18

A dozen Birmingham girls who ‘dared to dream’ have been awarded the first grants from a special fund launched by Birmingham City Council and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham’s...

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Tuesday, 31 March 2020 01:11

A Coventry man who has helped break down racial and religious stereotypes has been presented with a Mayor of the West Midlands’ Community Champions award. Imam Mohammed Hammad of the Iqra Learning...

Community

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 00:58

The story of the Jamaican nurses who helped to build the NHS   The past decade will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the most transformative periods for women.   Female-led...

Community

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 00:50

Across the UK, 39% of children who are placed in care without a court order by local authorities are still living in this state of uncertainty with no long-term solution within 12 months, a figure...

Community

Thursday, 19 March 2020 00:16

The National Emergencies Trust has today launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The appeal...

Community

Thursday, 19 March 2020 00:13

Peak time restrictions on concessionary tram and bus passes will be lifted during the early morning rush hour to make it easier for the region’s older citizens and disabled people to get their...

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Wednesday, 18 March 2020 00:14

The first tree of over 1,000 committed along the route of Birmingham’s first cross-city bus service, Sprint, has been planted. Cllr Waseem Zaffar, cabinet member for transport and environment and...

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Wednesday, 18 March 2020 00:05

Quality, affordable homes are planned to be built for nurses and other low paid staff working at the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital under a multi-million-pound land deal struck by the West...

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Monday, 16 March 2020 23:22

Sandwell Council has announced the suspension of all Council debt-related court action against residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Council Leader Councillor Yvonne Davies said the authority...

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Sunday, 15 March 2020 00:56

Viviana Perestrelo, 29, and her partner Kevin Aspell, 33, adopted their six-year-old German Shepherd Jess from RSPCA Birmingham Animal Centre after she was signed over into the charity’s care when...

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Friday, 13 March 2020 00:01

Unclaimed lost property left at Town Hall Symphony Hall (THSH) Birmingham during 2019 has been donated to local organisations that support the homeless, unemployed men and women, provide eye tests...

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Thursday, 12 March 2020 23:55

A ground-breaking campaign to encourage organisations to improve their approach to increasing participation and equality has signed up its fiftieth organisation. The Include Me West Midlands Pledge...

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Thursday, 12 March 2020 23:53

A pipeline of more than £250m of investment is being provided to help revitalise West Midlands town and city centres and kick-start their wider transformation.  The money is...

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Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:44

Clooney, a five-year-old mixed breed owned by Hannah and Stephen Hayes from Newark, Nottinghamshire, has won the Scruffts Family Crossbreed of the Year title at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts...

Community

Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:25

Staff at Sandwell Museums are launching two new displays at Bromwich Hall in the Manor House Museum in West Bromwich – to highlight the lives of two women once associated with the 750-year-old...