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Wednesday, 24 February 2021 03:36

Local mum Anita Raja will appear alongside TV star Ben Fogle in a new film about the life-saving research of charity Tommy’s, airing on BBC1 this Saturday having sadly found herself among the 1 in 4...

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Tuesday, 23 February 2021 01:55

A 21-year-old swimming teacher has become the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Jasmine Harrison, from Thirsk in North Yorkshire, set off on her 3,000-mile (4,828km) journey from...

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Thursday, 18 February 2021 03:20

Lin Qi, a 26-year-old assistant project manager from Birmingham who works for HS2’s construction partner Laing O’Rourke and J. Murphy joint venture (LMJV), is one of 16 ‘Railway Heroes’ chosen to...

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Tuesday, 16 February 2021 03:00

Tributes have been paid to Sir William Macpherson, the judge who led the Stephen Lawrence inquiry, who has died. He produced the Macpherson Report in 1999 following the inquiry into the murder of...

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Friday, 12 February 2021 00:15

A revered and world-renowned Haringey resident is to have his lasting contribution to the anti-apartheid and equal rights movement recognised after Cabinet approved plans last night to rename a park...

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Tuesday, 02 February 2021 19:25

It was announced that Captain Sir Tom Moore, the 100-year-old who raised almost £33m for NHS charities, died with coronavirus. He was taken to Bedford Hospital after requiring help with his...

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Monday, 01 February 2021 01:59

Captain Sir Tom Moore has been admitted to hospital with coronavirus, his daughter has said. The 100-year-old, who raised almost £33m for the NHS, was taken to Bedford Hospital after requiring help...

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Wednesday, 27 January 2021 01:18

With racism – at a wide variety of levels and formats – being exposed for what it is, the institutionalised ‘systemic’ racially motivated tendencies undertaken up and down the bureaucratic corridors...

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Tuesday, 26 January 2021 04:29

A 10-year old boy from Philadelphia, in the USA, who started selling lemonade on the sidewalk last summer, is ready to upgrade his business. In fact, he purchased a school bus that he plans to...

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Thursday, 14 January 2021 04:15

Athletics coach Lloyd Cowan, who helped Christine Ohuruogu to the Olympic 400m title in 2008, has died. Cowan represented England in the 110m hurdles at the 1994 Commonwealth Games before becoming...

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Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:42

Longstanding volunteer of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, Geoff Woodford, has now retired from his daily support of the rapid response, pre-hospital emergency service after 30 dedicated...

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Sunday, 10 January 2021 04:25

When Innocent Havyarimana started his soap-making business in Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp in early 2015, he was trying to move on from the traumatic events that had made him flee his native Burundi...

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Thursday, 07 January 2021 03:56

Clap for Carers is set to return under a new name of Clap for Heroes, the initiative's founder has said. The weekly applause for front-line NHS staff and other key workers ran for 10 weeks during...

Gadgets & Gaming

Monday, 04 January 2021 04:16

Twelve people were fined after they were caught playing dominoes in a restaurant in east London. Police officers found the group hiding in a dark room when they entered the building in Whitechapel,...

Gadgets & Gaming

Thursday, 31 December 2020 02:39

Birmingham City Council received its first batch of e-cargo bikes – manufactured by Raleigh - that was used by the Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) to support community food deliveries in the lead-up...

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Thursday, 31 December 2020 02:37

Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has been knighted in a New Year Honours list. It comes 12 years after he received an MBE for services to motor racing at the end of 2008, the season that he won his...