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Most populous city in Alabama, United States

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Birmingham, Alabama: Most populous city in Alabama, United States
Birmingham is a city in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama. With an estimated 2018 population of 209,880, it is the most populous city in Alabama. Birmingham is the seat of Jefferson County, Alabama's most populous and fifth largest county. As of 2018, the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 1,151,801, making it the most populous in Alabama and 49th-most populous in the United States. Birmingham serves as an important regional hub and is associated with the Deep South, Piedmont, and Appalachian regions of the nation.


Criminal who hijacked unmarked police car and ran over officer before 97mph chase jailed for 12 years

A man has been jailed for 12 years for running over a police officer in a hijacked police car before speeding through Birmingham at 97mph. Dramatic footage showed the moment PC Gareth Phillips was hit..
Independent - Published

Runners 'understand' half marathon safety changes

A race in Peterborough was cancelled and another in Birmingham shortened amid security concerns.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Birmingham, Alabama

Liam Payne performs at HMV Vault in Birmingham [Video]Liam Payne performs at HMV Vault in Birmingham

Former One Direction star Liam Payne performs at the opening of the HMV Vault in Birmingham. The star said he saw 'a lot of familiar faces' among his fans.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:01Published

Biden Says Whites Can't Fully Understand Racism [Video]Biden Says Whites Can't Fully Understand Racism

Former Vice President Joe Biden visited a Black church in Birmingham, Alabams. He said white people "can never fully understand" institutional racism in the US. He was visiting the church on the 56th..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

NOAA head defends agency after Trump Dorian tweet [Video]NOAA head defends agency after Trump Dorian tweet

The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday defended a regional National Weather Service (NWS) office in Alabama that told residents the state was not at risk from..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published


The bag-designing man on Birmingham's streets

Kev used to sell his drawings on the streets of Birmingham until a customer offered him an alternative.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham workplace parking levy: Does it pay to ditch the car?

What do businesses and motorists make of Birmingham's plans to impose a levy on employee parking?
BBC News - Published

Match of the Day Mix: Jack Grealish's playlist features Akon, Stormzy & Justin Bieber

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish talks Reece Parkinson through his Match of the Day Mix playlist featuring tunes from Akon, Justin Bieber, Stormzy and fellow Birmingham boy Mist.
BBC News - Published

Robert Bradbury guilty of cyclist Suzanna Bull's death

Dr Suzanna Bull suffered "catastrophic" injuries after being hit by a lorry in Birmingham in 2017.
BBC News - Published

Man held over MP Jess Phillips 'fascist' abuse at Birmingham office

MP Jess Phillips said her staff were locked in her office as a man shouted abuse.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham PC run over by car recovering at home

Gareth Phillips, who was hit by a stolen patrol car, has a "long battle ahead of him", police say.
BBC News - Published

Luxury car found stripped in Birmingham street

Police said the vehicle was reported stolen in Newtown four days ago.
BBC News - Published

First New York, now Paris for Birmingham amputee model

Daisy-May Demetre, nine, from Birmingham, is said to be "bringing awareness to the world".
BBC News - Published

'We tried to be calm, everyone else was stressing' - the unique challenge of playing your identical twin

Karolina Pliskova discusses her relationship with twin sister Kristyna, and how they shared a hotel room before they played each other in Birmingham recently.
BBC News - Published

Double amputee from Birmingham to walk at NY Fashion Week

Nine-year-old Daisy-May Demetre's father says she wants to pave the way for other amputees.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham animal handlers hunt for Mongoose on the loose

Animal handlers are searching for the on-the-loose mongoose after a kitty encounter.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham firefighter leaves blaze for birth of first child

Toshwa Dennis was tackling a scrapheap fire when he got the call to say Savannah was arriving early.
BBC News - Published

Police probe death of boy, 10, in Birmingham

The child was found unconscious at an address in Birmingham on Thursday.
BBC News - Published

PC Gareth Phillips' 'spirits lifted' by visit of pet dog Diesel

PC Gareth Phillips suffered serious injuries in Birmingham when he was run over with his own car.
BBC News - Published

'It was like a Olympic or world final' - Asher-Smith shines at Birmingham

Dina Asher-Smith underlines why is she seen as a World Championships medal contender with an impressive display in the 200m at the Birmingham Grand Prix.
BBC News - Published

Woman dies after Birmingham police pursuit crash

The 28-year-old was in a Ford Fiesta which crashed shortly after it failed to stop, police say.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham Grand Prix: Dina Asher-Smith faces big test in Birmingham, says Jackson

BBC athletics analyst Colin Jackson says Dina Asher-Smith faces a tough test in a star-studded 200m race at Sunday's Birmingham Grand Prix, which is live on BBC Two.
BBC News - Published

Police officer seriously injured after being run over by suspected car thief in Birmingham

A police officer has been seriously injured after being run over by a suspected car thief in Birmingham.
Independent - Published

Birmingham dog sitter's licence revoked over missing pets

Police are investigating after five dogs vanished.
BBC News - Published

Commonwealth Games 2022: Shooting exclusion defended by organisers

The organisers of the 2022 Commonwealth Games defend their decision to exclude shooting from the programme in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Neo-Nazi Daniel Ward who called for race war jailed

Daniel Ward, from Birmingham, admitted being part of banned far-right group National Action.
BBC News - Published

The Hundred: Andrew McDonald to coach Birmingham men's side in new ECB competition

Australian domestic treble winner Andrew McDonald is appointed as head coach of the Birmingham-based men's side in The Hundred.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham drowned soldier family settle MoD claim for £500k

Jamie Lee Sawyer, 20, was swamped by waves and drowned off the coast of Cyprus in March 2015.
BBC News - Published

HS2 cost 'not worth creating some jobs in Birmingham'

A Westminster Hall debate hears claims the cost of high-speed rail could reach £100bn.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham artist Mohammed Ali invites pupils into studio

Birmingham's Mohammed Ali invited pupils into his working studio to witness art in progress.
BBC News - Published

Pollution 'cuts Birmingham children's life expectancy'

An eight-year-old child born in 2011 in the city may die two to seven months early, researchers say.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham 'Little Girl Blue' murder suspect 'confessed'

A police officer at Helen Bailey's inquest said she is "absolutely certain" the girl was murdered.
BBC News - Published

Farage tells Johnson: 'I won't be be put back in my box by you or anybody else'

Brexit Party leader accuses Labour of 'highly dubious electoral practices' at Birmingham rally
Independent - Published

Baby hit in the eye with golf ball at Birmingham park

The three-month-old is in hospital with a serious injury and a man has been arrested on suspicion of assault.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham teachers on strike over 'violent threats'

A teaching union said monitoring for knives and confronting poor pupil behaviour needs to happen.
BBC News - Published

At a school near you? The four-and-a-half-day week

Why one Birmingham school has decided to save money by sending children home early on Friday.
BBC News - Published

Black Sabbath super fan's living room rebuilt in museum

black sabbath super fan's living room rebuilt in museum
An exhibition of fans' devotion to Black Sabbath is part of a celebration of Heavy Metal in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Barty wins Birmingham to become world number one

barty wins birmingham to become world number one
Australian Ashleigh Barty will become the world number one after beating Julia Gorges 6-3 7-5 to win the Birmingham grass-court event.
BBC News - Published

Tory leadership: Jeremy Hunt challenges Boris Johnson to TV debate 'any time, anywhere'

The two challengers for the Conservative crown are to face off at a hustings event for party members in Birmingham
Independent - Published

Commonwealth Games 2022: Women's T20 cricket set to be included

commonwealth games 2022: women's t20 cricket set to be included
Women's Twenty20 cricket, beach volleyball and Para-table tennis are set to be added to Birmingham's 2022 Commonwealth Games programme.
BBC News - Published

The teenager photographing Birmingham's homeless

the teenager photographing birmingham's homeless
Oliver Obee, 19, has taken photographs of the people living on the streets of Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham 20mph zone death crash driver jailed

birmingham 20mph zone death crash driver jailed
Mother-of-three Noreen Akhtar died after she was hit by Mohammed Shameel's car in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Leeds and Birmingham Clean Air Zones 'delayed by government'

leeds and birmingham clean air zones 'delayed by government'
Birmingham and Leeds councils say a software delay means Clean Air Zones will not begin in January.
BBC News - Published

James Dempsey jailed after kidnapping baby in Birmingham

james dempsey jailed after kidnapping baby in birmingham
James Dempsey kidnapped the five-month-old baby from his home in Sutton Coldfield in April.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham and Stratford-on-Avon get more steam trains

birmingham and stratford-on-avon get more steam trains
More steam services are to run in the Midlands to boost international tourism.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham murder trial: Accused 'should have been in exam'

birmingham murder trial: accused 'should have been in exam'
A 17-year-old denies murdering Hazrat Umar, 18, who was stabbed to death in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

The lorry driver in Birmingham whose kindness went viral

the lorry driver in birmingham whose kindness went viral
He says it is in his nature to help people after stopping his cement mixer to help a woman cross the road.
BBC News - Published

'Ramadan special' bike ride organiser honoured by Queen

'ramadan special' bike ride organiser honoured by queen
Naseem Akhtar has run culturally sensitive exercise groups for women in Birmingham since 1998.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham man who attacked dementia patient jailed

birmingham man who attacked dementia patient jailed
David Debney launched a "truly sickening" assault on a "helpless" woman at a care home, police said.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham police officer crash suspect charged

birmingham police officer crash suspect charged
Lawrence Connors, 23, is accused of dangerous driving and assaulting an emergency services worker.
BBC News - Published

'No Outsiders' teacher leads Birmingham Pride parade

'no outsiders' teacher leads birmingham pride parade
Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the annual event in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Cinema seat death victim 'had lost phone'

cinema seat death victim 'had lost phone'
Ateeq Rafiq died a week after his head got stuck in a "Gold Class" cinema seat in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Anti-LGBT school lessons protests spread nationwide

anti-lgbt school lessons protests spread nationwide
Protests began at schools in Birmingham where the No Outsiders programme was being taught.
BBC News - Published

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