Birmingham

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Mav Akram, the Birmingham boxer and mother – Jaskirt Boora’s best photograph
‘The only sportswomen we see in the mainstream media are elite athletes. But at the grassroots level, there are people of all shapes and sizes’

Interview by Amy Fleming

25, May, 2022 @3:38 PM

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Birmingham communities feel ‘ignored’ by Commonwealth Games bosses
Exclusive: panel says organisers have failed to engage city’s diverse groups in a meaningful way

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

25, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Nursery trainer tells of racist abuse after Tory MP calls work ‘brainless’
Liz Pemberton says she has received offensive emails after John Hayes criticised her anti-racism work

Jessica Murray

23, May, 2022 @11:08 AM

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Andrew Symonds obituary
One of Australia’s great cricketing all-rounders – a swashbuckling batsman and superb, athletic fielder

Derek Pringle

16, May, 2022 @4:50 PM

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Birmingham teacher arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting four girls
28-year-old man held by West Midlands police also accused of sending indecent images of himself

Jane Clinton

14, May, 2022 @3:29 PM

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‘Chaos’ at Manchester and Birmingham airports as travellers face long queues
Missed flights and queues outside terminals underline aviation sector’s struggle with staff shortages

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

09, May, 2022 @2:37 PM

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Rosemary Crawley obituary
Other lives: Community worker and magistrate who helped young parents and founded a charity to support asylum seekers

Anthony Wilson

08, May, 2022 @3:13 PM

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Bus firm blames WFH for axing century-old service to Birmingham
Dismayed commuters who rely on service linking Bromsgrove and Birmingham say move is premature

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

26, Apr, 2022 @11:25 AM

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Drive for net zero fuels UK boom in retrofitting buildings for new use
Reversing a trend for ‘knock it down and start again’, the climate crisis is encouraging developers to rethink

Joanna Partridge

24, Apr, 2022 @11:39 AM

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Manslaughter conviction for mother of seven-year-old who died ‘gasping for air’
Birmingham heroin addict Laura Heath repurposed son’s asthma inhaler as a crack pipe

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

22, Apr, 2022 @3:22 PM

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Priory hospital neglect contributed to death of patient, jury finds
Birmingham coroner says lax security at mental health hospital allowed Matthew Caseby, 23, to escape while left unsupervised

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

21, Apr, 2022 @4:34 PM

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Lady Knight of Collingtree obituary
Long-serving rightwing Conservative MP who promoted clause 28 and was a firm supporter of Margaret Thatcher

Stephen Bates

18, Apr, 2022 @4:58 PM

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