Birmingham

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Labour aims to defy polls in key West Midlands mayoral vote
Liam Byrne says he sees a ‘clear trend of people switching back to Labour’ in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton

Jessica Murray

05, May, 2021 @2:42 PM

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Woman jailed for life after murdering neighbour and dismembering body
Gareeca Gordon stabbed Phoenix Netts in Birmingham and put her remains in suitcases after being refused sex

Steven Morris and Jessica Murray

04, May, 2021 @1:43 PM

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Last resident of tower block ‘overwhelmed’ by public support
Ezekiel Hermon has been only resident for nearly seven months of Birmingham block earmarked for demolition

Jessica Murray

04, May, 2021 @11:13 AM

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How John Lewis’s brand of middle-class aspiration lost its lustre | Lynsey Hanley
The PM’s ‘John Lewis nightmare’ comes at a time when Britain’s ailing city centres are bidding farewell to department stores, says author Lynsey Hanley

Lynsey Hanley

04, May, 2021 @9:14 AM

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‘Monster’ fatberg blocks Birmingham sewer
Mass weighing equivalent of 250 cars not expected to be cleared until June, says water company

Clea Skopeliti

01, May, 2021 @9:17 AM

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How one UK charity is reclaiming children’s right to roam
A group in Birmingham is tapping into a growing consciousness of the need for unsupervised outdoors play

Jessica Murray

25, Apr, 2021 @8:47 AM

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The year the metro mayors took centre stage
Some local leaders have built national profiles in the recent turbulence, but now it’s time to face the regional vote again

Helen Pidd North of England editor

22, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Floella Benjamin’s childhood memoir to become stage play
Birmingham Rep says premiere of Coming to England will be highlight of forthcoming season

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

20, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Footfall in England up by almost 200% as Covid controls ease
Biggest shopping gains in cities such as Portsmouth, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham

Richard Partington and Jasper Jolly

19, Apr, 2021 @5:33 PM

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Birmingham launches taskforce as babies die at twice national rate
Families from Pakistani backgrounds found to be affected disproportionately by high level of infant mortality

Jessica Murray

18, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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West Midlands officer ‘visited abuse victim unannounced up to 30 times’
PC Colin Noble allegedly made ‘completely inappropriate comments’ at woman’s home, tribunal hears

Jessica Murray and agency

14, Apr, 2021 @11:07 AM

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Can the UK’s independent shops bounce back?
As stores reopen, one city cobbler is optimistic, while at the hairdresser’s, the waitlist is growing

Introduction by Sarah Butler Interviews by Deborah Linton

10, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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