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Monday, 25 October 2021 01:27

Former England footballer Luther Blissett DL (Deputy Lord-Lieutenant for Hertfordshire) has been made a freeman of the borough of Watford in recognition of his charity work and fight against racism....

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Thursday, 14 October 2021 13:14

A 16-year-old boy from Birmingham, who has helped to get more than 80,000 people learning British Sign Language (BSL) over the last year, has today been awarded a Points of Light Award by Prime...

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Wednesday, 13 October 2021 02:15

A 50-year old woman who can no longer run or walk long distances has signed up for a skydive from an airplane at the Whitchurch Parachute Centre, on Thursday 4 November. She said: “There is a...

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Monday, 11 October 2021 02:24

One of the very first Black women to join the British Armed Forces, Lilian Bader was born in Liverpool to Marcus Bailey, a merchant seaman from Barbados who served in the First World War, and a...

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Monday, 11 October 2021 01:56

It was recently announced that double-lung transplant recipient, Michael Willis, passed away – three-years after undergoing what was a successful operation. After being diagnosed with sarcoidosis -...

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Saturday, 11 September 2021 23:35

The oft-asked question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” is usually answered with aspirational thoughts of becoming an astronaut, a doctor, or a lawyer. A world away from that – but...

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Sunday, 29 August 2021 23:25

A man who has had both his legs amputated has completed a 13-hour crawl to the summit of Snowdon. Paul Ellis said he was in good spirits after completing the nine-mile (14.5 km) Llanberis route. He...

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Saturday, 07 August 2021 04:08

Wolverhampton’s own Commonwealth Games gold medallist Hugh Porter MBE has today been announced as City Cycling Ambassador – exactly 12 months before we host the event’s 2022 cycling time trial....

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Thursday, 05 August 2021 02:55

A careers training charity for women in Birmingham has been chosen to receive £1,000 from a UK leading housebuilder. Opportunities for Liberating and Developing your Potential (OLDP) successfully...

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Tuesday, 13 July 2021 01:57

A team of 18 amateur cyclists, led by ex-England footballer and blood cancer survivor Geoff Thomas, have today completed the full 2021 Tour de France route, one week ahead of the professionals. They...

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Tuesday, 22 June 2021 02:40

Following an extremely difficult time for everybody, especially charities, one erstwhile charity fundraiser took on his most difficult challenge to date when he played 4 rounds of golf a day for 5...

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Sunday, 23 May 2021 00:36

The team at the iconic Birmingham Back to Backs has won the prestigious Dementia Hero Award in the category ‘Dementia Friendly Business’. The winners were announced at a virtual awards...

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Friday, 21 May 2021 02:37

The last year has been especially tough for young people who have struggled with home schooling and been without daily contact with friends and their wider support group. Yet with these challenges...

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Thursday, 20 May 2021 01:19

King G Mall Dhol Blasters has been included by World Book of Records Gold Edition as the world's first, oldest and biggest male/female combo Dhol team Now going for over 30-years, founder and...

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Wednesday, 19 May 2021 00:55

Eight-year-old Josh Purkis from Birmingham has cut his waist length hair in support of two charities that helped his family when his little sister was taken seriously ill with a brain tumour. Josh...

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Friday, 07 May 2021 03:14

A 16-year-old boy from Birmingham, who has helped to get more than 80,000 people learning British Sign Language over the last year, has won the ‘Stephen Sutton Inspiration Award’ at the 2021 Pride...