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Hope and scepticism as Birmingham builds for Commonwealth Games
Council says event can regenerate Perry Barr, but disruption and Covid mean some are not so sure

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

26, Jul, 2021 @10:59 AM

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‘It can’t be ignored’: Osman Yousefzada on his gigantic artwork
He has dressed Beyoncé and Lady Gaga – and now he’s dressed Birmingham. As his ‘infinity pattern’ is unveiled, the artist talks poverty, class – and why he’s not interested in being a ‘good immigrant’

Kate Finnigan

26, Jul, 2021 @8:49 AM

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To mask or not to mask? That shouldn’t be the question | John Harris
In shifting Covid risk to individuals, the British state has set the scene for countless futile conflicts, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

26, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Joachim Auerbach obituary
Other lives: Refugee from Nazi Germany who lived a full life in Birmingham

Margaret Jacobi

21, Jul, 2021 @4:22 PM

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Vue cinemas fined £750,000 over death of customer trapped by chair
Judge condemns chain’s ‘complete lack of risk assessment’ over seating fault that led to death of Ateeq Rafiq in 2018

Jessica Murray

20, Jul, 2021 @4:51 PM

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Sir Graham Vick obituary
Innovative opera director determined to put on groundbreaking productions in unusual settings

Barry Millington

20, Jul, 2021 @2:05 PM

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Birmingham stabbings: man admits manslaughter and attempted murder
Zephaniah McLeod appears in court over attacks in 2020 that killed university worker Jacob Billington

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

28, Jun, 2021 @11:22 AM

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Hostels from hell: the ‘supported housing’ that blights Birmingham
The private hostels are meant to care for vulnerable homeless people. But as crime soars, users suffer and neighbours despair, questions are being asked

Tom Wall

27, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Adrian Randall obituary
Other lives: Birmingham council officer for asylum seekers and refugees

Richard Lutz

20, Jun, 2021 @3:53 PM

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Tell us: were you affected by the 2011 England riots?
It is 10 years since the riots in London, Birmingham and Manchester. We would like to hear from those who witnessed them

Guardian community team

17, Jun, 2021 @10:37 AM

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ITV apologises after reporter threatens to ‘bang out’ man
Callum Watkinson swears at member of public who disrupted live broadcast in Birmingham

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

14, Jun, 2021 @11:49 AM

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Teenager stabbing: Birmingham suburb voices alarm at ‘worsening’ violence
Killing of Dea-John Reid, 14, prompts local questions about safety and weapons on the street

Jessica Murray

03, Jun, 2021 @6:14 PM

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