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John Lewis to permanently close eight department stores [Video]

John Lewis to permanently close eight department stores

John Lewis said it will shut two full-size department stores in Birmingham and Watford, four At Home shops in Croydon, Newbury, Swindon and Tamworth, as well as two travel hub outlets at Heathrow and..

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Sheffield Utd team arrives at Aston Villa for Premier League returns [Video]

Sheffield Utd team arrives at Aston Villa for Premier League returns

Sheffield United arrive to Birmingham for Premier League return against Aston Villa following a three-month COVID-19 hiatus.

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Thousands gather in Birmingham for Black Lives Matter protest [Video]

Thousands gather in Birmingham for Black Lives Matter protest

Thousands of protesters gathered in Birmingham for a Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstration over the death of George Floyd in the US. Crowds gathered in the city’s Centenary Square on Thursday..

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Post-mortem tests found the injuries on Darren Round's body were "consistent with assault".
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Inquests have resumed into 1974 IRA bomb deaths in Birmingham and Guildford but not in Woolwich.
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Firefighters called out to a fire in a disused commercial building in Birmingham discover a body.
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German shepherd Odin, six, tracked down the band for a "hugely embarrassed" husband.
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Nasir Patrice, 17, from Birmingham, was attacked in Leamington Spa and died from a chest wound.
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Two hospitals started by collapsed engineering giant Carillion look set to open in 2022, years late.
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Raw sewage 'traps pensioner in Birmingham home'

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A scheme to stop cars travelling across the city has been proposed, but how would it actually work?
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Michael Oluronbi: Birmingham pastor guilty of raping children

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Birmingham to ban private cars from driving through city centre

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The A38 could also be rerouted in plans to cut pollution and traffic by the city council.
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Commonwealth Games: Birmingham 2022 shooting & archery events could take place in India

The 2022 Commonwealth Games could see shooting and archery staged in India several months before the main event starts in Birmingham.
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Invasion Planet Earth: Sci-fi filmed in Birmingham

Sci-fi fanatic Simon Cox achieves his lifelong dream of creating his own science fiction film.
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Birmingham PCs hurt stopping suspected dangerous driver

A 22-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting the officers and other offences.
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Bordesley stabbing: Pair in 60s held over attempted murder

A 37-year-old man is in a critical condition after being found with stab wounds in Birmingham.
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Legislation to give the government powers to build and operate railway line makes return
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Substitute Charlie Austin scores twice in eight minutes to earn West Bromwich Albion victory at local rivals Birmingham.
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Could talking about football help combat dementia?

Patients and their carers in Birmingham meet to reminisce about players and the game they love.
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Injured dog found alone in water-filled ditch in Birmingham

"Nelly" had recently had puppies but was in such a bad state she will have to have a leg amputated.
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Defaced Banksy festive artwork gets protection

Man jumps over barriers to spray two red noses on festive mural in Birmingham.
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Birmingham and Afro-Caribbean accents face worst bias in UK, study finds

Opinions found to be prevalent in research conducted 50 years ago still prevail today
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Birmingham pilgrims 'lose thousands' on cancelled Mecca trips

Families say they have not received refunds after a travel agent cancelled Hajj pilgrimages.
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Blue Story: Cinema chains pull gang film after 'machete' brawl

Police officers were injured trying to disperse fighting at a screening of Blue Story in Birmingham.
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'Dangerous' prisoner flees Birmingham hospital after threats

Police appeal for help in finding convicted armed robber Robert Parton, 30, who had been under guard.
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A race in Peterborough was cancelled and another in Birmingham shortened amid security concerns.
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What do businesses and motorists make of Birmingham's plans to impose a levy on employee parking?
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Gareth Phillips, who was hit by a stolen patrol car, has a "long battle ahead of him", police say.
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The organisers of the 2022 Commonwealth Games defend their decision to exclude shooting from the programme in Birmingham.
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