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Birmingham cultural gem at risk as developers eye jewellery quarter

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In the dusty workshop basement of luxury jeweller Deakin & Francis, grooves have been worn into the wood of workbenches used by generations of skilled hands to create pieces for over 200 years. It’s England’s olde...

Birmingham rapper M1llionz: ‘Really and truly, drill is beautiful’

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“I’m not shy at all. I just … I’m not a very loud person,” says M1llionz. “I don’t really like attention. Which is a bit mad, obviously, cos I rap and that.” The Birmingham drill rapper’s set this month at Wireless, t...

Troy Deeney admits ‘sadness’ and pride at Watford exit after Birmingham move

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The former Watford captain Troy Deeney has spoken of his sadness and pride after confirmation that his 11-year spell at the club has come to an end. The 33-year-old striker, whose contract was due to expire at the end...

Peaky Blinders creator to produce Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games ceremonies

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Glasgow had dancing Tunnock’s teacakes and real Scottish terriers while the Gold Coast had surfers and a giant inflatable white humpback whale. So what will the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmi...

Birmingham stabbings: man admits manslaughter and attempted murder

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A man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a university worker in a series of knife attacks in Birmingham last year which left seven other people injured. Zephaniah McLeod, 28, of Selly Oak, Birmingham, also admi...

Hostels from hell: the ‘supported housing’ that blights Birmingham

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Ela Sozeri felt hopeful when she was sent to a privately owned hostel in Birmingham, where support staff promised to help get her life back on track. She dreams of one day setting up her own craft business but has bee...

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Curated by Carlos review – a kick and a promise from Acosta

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“Could we trade tradition for transformation?” asks poet Casey Bailey in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s latest premiere, City of a Thousand Trades. BRB’s artistic director Carlos Acosta is not about to trash tradition but ...

Teenager stabbing: Birmingham suburb voices alarm at ‘worsening’ violence

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“It makes me so angry I’m shaking,” said Luke Wellings, as he paid his respects to 14-year-old Dea-John Reid who was stabbed to death in Birmingham on on Bank Holiday Monday. A large collection of flowers, candles and...

Man charged with murder of Dea-John Reid, 14, in Birmingham

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A man has been charged with the murder of 14-year-old Dea-John Reid, who was stabbed to death in Birmingham on Monday evening. Michael Shields, 35, from Castle Bromwich, was due to appear at Birmingham magistrates cou...

WSL: Carla Ward is named Aston Villa manager days after leaving Birmingham

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Carla Ward has been appointed as Aston Villa’s new manager, just days after resigning from rivals Birmingham City. The former Sheffield United manager visited Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training ground on Thursday with th...

‘A challenging environment’: Simon Birmingham on the budget and parliament’s workplace culture

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Katharine Murphy talks to the finance minister in an exclusive interview ahead of the federal budget. They discuss the ongoing challenges the Covid pandemic holds for Australia’s economy, and Birmingham’s personal ref...

‘Monster’ fatberg blocks Birmingham sewer

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Engineers are working around the clock to clear a “monster” fatberg 1km long which is clogging a sewer in Birmingham. The blockage is not expected to be removed until June, water services company Severn Trent said in ...

Birmingham launches taskforce as babies die at twice national rate

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A taskforce is being set up to tackle baby deaths in Birmingham, after a report revealed infant mortality rates in the city are nearly twice the national average, with families from Pakistani backgrounds disproportion...

Birmingham respond to women’s team complaints and reveal St Andrew’s plan

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England’s Ellen White has strongly criticised the working conditions at Birmingham but the Midlands club have hit back by saying they are committed to the women’s team and plan to relocate their games to St Andrew’s n...

‘Staring at the abyss’: Birmingham City’s tale of endless turmoil

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“Normally we do this every 12 months, or less,” said the Birmingham City chief executive, Xuandong Ren, at Aitor Karanka’s unveiling last August. It was a haunting soundbite that had those present at St Andrew’s, rena...

Birmingham appoint Lee Bowyer to replace Aitor Karanka as head coach

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Birmingham have appointed Lee Bowyer as their head coach after parting company with Aitor Karanka. The club said Karanka had “stepped down” after three wins in 19 league matches left Birmingham 21st in the Championshi...

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