Colors: Blue Color

Celebrate ordinary Brummies doing extraordinary things at the star-studded ceremony on 6 March at the University of Birmingham’s Great Hall. The BirminghamLive Pride of Birmingham Awards with TSB will be hosted by presenter and actress, Kym Marsh.

This year’s awards ceremony will see winners of all ages and from all walks of life being celebrated for their awe-inspiring achievements; whether they have performed outstanding acts of courage, fought seemingly hopeless battles against the odds, displayed boundless compassion, or inspired everyone with their tireless campaigning for others.

Followers of the old gold and black are being urged to get behind a new beer that is being launched to raise more than £1000 for ‘The 1p36 Family Trust.’ Stourbridge-based Green Duck Brewery has joined forces with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ fans Jason Guy and John Woodward to create a 4% session IPA - called ‘Wet Your Wolf Whistle’ in homage to the well-known Wolves podcast that has more than 100,000 downloads.

A woman who forged her medical qualifications to obtain senior positions within the NHS as a hospital Psychiatrist has been sentenced to seven years at Manchester Crown Court after being found guilty of 20 offences including fraud and forgery.

In an investigation led by Cumbria Police and supported by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, Zholia Alemi was found to have fraudulently obtained in excess of £1million from the NHS during the twenty-two years that she worked within a number of UK health bodies posing as a qualified psychiatrist.

McDonald’s franchisee Douglas Wright, who owns and operates 23 restaurants across the West Midlands, has received his MBE from Prince William who awarded him at a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace last week.

Doug was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list following the Platinum Jubilee with an MBE for ‘Services to the Economy and Charity in the West Midlands’.