Birmingham

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Birmingham suburb fights to see off eighth betting shop on high street
MP for Erdington, one of UK’s most deprived areas, says ‘heart and soul has been taken out of our community’

Jessica Murray

02, Feb, 2023 @6:04 PM

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Strikers unite across England: ‘Our disputes may be separate but we have one aim’
Voices from picket lines and protests in Bristol, Birmingham and London on a day of mass industrial action

Steven Morris, Jessica Murray and Tobi Thomas

01, Feb, 2023 @2:18 PM

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Tory mayor Andy Street says levelling up policy should trust local people more
West Midlands mayor believes it shouldn’t only be up to civil servants in London to make all the project funding decisions

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

30, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Irish family reveal six-year legal battle in Qatar over daughter’s severe injuries
Birmingham-based Soffe family still fighting for compensation after fire in Gulf state left Elizabeth with life-threatening burns

David Batty

27, Jan, 2023 @12:42 PM

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Birmingham club loses licence after fatal Boxing Day stabbing
Crane nightclub in Digbeth where Cody Fisher was killed described as having inadequate search regime and widespread drug use

Jessica Murray

24, Jan, 2023 @7:43 PM

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Andrew Downes obituary
Other lives: Pioneering composer and original voice in British music and mentor to generations of young musicians

Duncan Honeybourne

19, Jan, 2023 @7:54 PM

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Young people warned not to be exploited as ‘money mules’ for UK criminal gangs
West Midlands commissioner and HSBC say moving illegally gained money is an offence that helps serious crime

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

15, Jan, 2023 @9:22 AM

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‘We’re being hammered’: cost of living crisis in one of England’s most deprived areas
Food banks in Birmingham Hodge Hill tell of soaring demand amid highest rates of child poverty and fuel poverty in country

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

05, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Birmingham nightclub stabbing victim named as 23-year-old Cody Fisher
Footballer’s family say they lost their ‘best friend’ in Boxing Day attack and plead for privacy

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

27, Dec, 2022 @6:03 PM

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Preet Gill calls for public inquiry into patient safety at University Hospitals Birmingham
Exclusive: MP said she received allegations from staff of elderly patients being left in corridors for hours

Jessica Murray

19, Dec, 2022 @4:02 PM

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Michael Gove calls New York Times ‘useful idiots’ for Trojan horse podcast
Former education secretary for England says podcast ‘was replete with errors’ about controversy involving Birmingham schools

Richard Adams Education editor

11, Dec, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Strip Avanti of rail contracts if services don’t improve, city mayors demand
Andy Burnham, Sadiq Khan and Andy Street say operator has weeks to sort out train ‘chaos’

Michael Savage Policy editor

11, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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