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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...

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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...

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Monday, 28 December 2020 03:12

A new road within the Perry Barr Residential Scheme, in Birmingham, is to be named Bert Carless Way. Alderman Egbert ‘Bert’ Sylvester Carless, made history when he was elected as Birmingham’s first...

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Monday, 21 December 2020 01:05

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020. One of F1's all-time great drivers, he equalled Michael Schumacher's record of seven world titles with...

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Monday, 07 December 2020 02:04

Edgbaston father, Saeed Ahmed, has been named ‘Campaigner of the Year’ by the national disability charity, Sense, for sharing his family’s story of caring for his 21-year-old disabled son, Azhar,...

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020 04:10

As blue plaques are continuing to be put up in places of historic note serve as a permanent tribute to Britain’s notable men and women throughout the UK, one established organisation have joined...

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Wednesday, 04 November 2020 01:00

Malik Sinegal, a 23-year old from Mississippi, has made history as the youngest African American to be certified as a Boeing 777 pilot in the world. He himself did not initially realize just how...

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Thursday, 29 October 2020 06:51

      Pope Francis has said he will appoint 13 new Roman Catholic cardinals, among them the first African-American clergyman.   The Pope announced the 13 cardinals from...

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Thursday, 29 October 2020 06:47

      Having made history as the first Black Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has said that ballet is listening after George...

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Saturday, 10 October 2020 01:07

From his early years growing up in the Ashanti region of Ghana, to now inspiring the youth through teaching, leadership and management in the British Army, Emmanuel Asumadu-Aboagye is certainly an...

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Friday, 09 October 2020 01:36

For many children his age, the only fights that happen are between friends in the playground, but for Treyvan Campbell, it’s top flight football academies that are already fighting over his...

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Tuesday, 15 September 2020 03:08

The frontman of legendary reggae band Toots and the Maytals, has died.   One of Jamaica's most influential musicians, Toots Hibbert helped popularise reggae in the 1960s with songs like...

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Tuesday, 15 September 2020 03:03

The former British world champion, who won a bronze medal at the 1972 Olympics in Munich and claimed the undisputed world middleweight title against Italian Vito Antuofermo in Las Vegas in 1980 died...