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Birmingham: Major city in the English Midlands, 2nd highest population of a UK city.
Birmingham ( BUR-ming-əm, is a major city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. It is the second-largest city and metropolitan area in England and the United Kingdom, with roughly 1.1 million inhabitants within the city area and 3.8 million inhabitants within the metropolitan area. This also makes Birmingham the 17th largest city and 8th largest metropolitan area in the European Union. Birmingham is commonly referred to as the second city of the United Kingdom.


Hall Green burglar 'walked over dead body' during raid

Jean Whitmore died of natural causes days before Carl Port raided her Birmingham home.
BBC News - Published

Fire at African Village restaurant in Perry Barr

Eyewitness footage shows flame ripping through the Birmingham venue's roof.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Birmingham

Duchess of Cornwall Enjoys Student Ballet School Performance [Video]Duchess of Cornwall Enjoys Student Ballet School Performance

The Duchess of Cornwall enjoyed watching student performances alongside dancer Carlos Acosta during her visit to Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham. Camilla praised the work of the students as well..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 04:40Published

India captain Kohli no fan of four-day test concept [Video]India captain Kohli no fan of four-day test concept

Virat Kohli speaks out against the prospect of test matches being reduced to four days from five.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published

Stand-in manager proud of Liverpool kids after 5-0 loss at Villa [Video]Stand-in manager proud of Liverpool kids after 5-0 loss at Villa

Neil Critchley says he is "incredibly proud" of his side's performance against Aston Villa.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:02Published

Banksy's flying reindeer highlight Christmas homeless plight [Video]Banksy's flying reindeer highlight Christmas homeless plight

Elusive British street artist Banksy has highlighted the issue of rough sleeping in a seasonal mural showing two flying reindeer pulling a homeless man on a street-bench sleigh, as the number of

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:11Published

Banksy installs reindeer piece in Birmingham [Video]Banksy installs reindeer piece in Birmingham

Graffiti artist Banksy has installed a new piece in Birmingham showing two reindeer pulling a bench on which a man is sleeping. Writing on Instagram, the artist said: "God bless Birmingham. In the 20..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Jeremy Corbyn speaks at Birmingham rally [Video]Jeremy Corbyn speaks at Birmingham rally

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told an enthusiastic Birmingham crowd he approaches the last week of the election campaign with "enormous confidence". He describes his party's offerings as "realistic"..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:00Published

John McDonnell: Equality Trust analysis 'shocks us all' [Video]John McDonnell: Equality Trust analysis 'shocks us all'

John McDonnell raised the findings of the Equality Trust in a speech in Birmingham on the economy. Research by the charity found that the UK's six richest people control as much wealth as the poorest..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:52Published


Three Snowhill Birmingham: 4,000 BT staff to move to new office

The move will make the telecommunications giant one of Birmingham's biggest employers.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham Islamic school 'segregated' boys and girls

Boys at Redstone Academy enjoy school more because "they are treated favourably", inspectors say.
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Cat found after Birmingham to London drive to be rehomed

The cat, renamed Tinsel, was found on Christmas Day, but it has not been possible to trace an owner.
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Arsenal maintain lead at top with win over Birmingham

Arsenal maintain their three-point lead at the top of the Women's Super League with victory versus Birmingham City.
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Labour leadership: Jess Phillips launches campaign to succeed Jeremy Corbyn

Birmingham MP tells Labour activists that 'people don't trust us any more'
Independent - Published

India to compete at Birmingham 2022 after boycott fears

Indian athletes will compete at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games after fears they could boycott the event.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham New Street Christmas meal for homeless people

A three-course festive feast for 350 people is served up at Birmingham's New Street station.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham cat family given life-saving oxygen after fire

A cat and three kittens were overcome with smoke from a blaze in the kitchen of a bungalow.
BBC News - Published

MasterChef winner Stu Deeley made in Birmingham

MasterChef: The Professionals champion Stu Deeley will open a new restaurant next spring.
BBC News - Published

Homeless: Birmingham 'parasite' turns life around

A near death experience from a drugs overdose forced Steven Maydrew to rethink his life.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham friend's billboard thanks to volunteer

Claire Johnson very publicly thanks her friend Jo Stretch with an advert in Birmingham city centre.
BBC News - Published

Migrant boy found by police on M6 near Birmingham

Police believe the child illegally entered the UK and had been separated from his parents.
BBC News - Published

Bullring attack: Two teenagers suffer 'serious injuries' after being stabbed in Birmingham

Armed police and paramedics rush to city centre market after reports of knife attack
Independent - Published

Birmingham cancer research lab opens with bakery worker's £1.5m legacy

Michael Dubrowsky left his savings to the Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital where he was treated.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham firework death: Man died from severe burns

A "fizzing" fireworks box was pushed towards Anthony Nicholls' feet in his home, an inquest hears.
BBC News - Published

Train driver dies in 'serious incident' at Tyseley Depot

Rail accident investigators are set to probe what happened at the Birmingham site.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham terror arrests: Man and woman held by police

The arrests in Birmingham are not linked to the London Bridge attack, West Midlands Police say.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham gang jailed over 'chop shop' racket

The group was fixing salvaged cars using parts stolen-to-order on a huge scale, say police.
BBC News - Published

Banksy's Birmingham artwork highlighting homelessness preserved

Banksy's reindeer is being protected by a plastic sheet attached by wall owners Network Rail.
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'God bless Birmingham', says Banksy as artwork appears in city

Banksy praises Brummies' generosity as he reveals a Christmas-themed work in the city.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham lorry driver Robert Bradbury jailed for killing doctor

Robert Bradbury could not see Dr Suzanna Bull cycling in Birmingham as his dashboard was cluttered.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham 'cat whisperer' rescues 15th trapped pet in a year

Darran Gough says he has freed cats from behind toilets, beneath baths and down sewer pipes.
BBC News - Published

Tory slap: Chinese journalist sentenced for delegate assault

Linlin King reacted "in the heat of the moment" at part conference in Birmingham, a court hears.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham Star City: Witness appeal after cinema 'machete' brawl

Seven officers were injured during disorder at the Star City entertainment complex at Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham mosque attacks: Shia Muslim jailed

Arman Rezazadeh smashed up five mosques in a spree that sparked panic among Muslims.
BBC News - Published

Director feels 'cheated' as cinema chain bans film

Rapman discusses Vue's decision to ban his film following a brawl at its Birmingham cinema.
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Birmingham Star City: Girl, 13, among 'machete' brawl arrests

Five people in total have been held on suspicion of assaulting police at Star City, Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham Star City: 13-year-old girl among five teenagers arrested after 'machete' brawl during Frozen 2 viewing that left officers injured

A 13-year-old girl is among five teenagers arrested over a mass brawl involving youths armed with machetes at a Birmingham cinema.
Independent - Published

Man arrested over anti-Semitic abuse on Tube

Police arrest a man in Birmingham after video of two Jewish boys being harassed is widely shared.
BBC News - Published

Police officers assaulted in brawl at Birmingham cinema following 'machete' reports

'One of the scariest experiences of my life,' says eyewitness
Independent - Published

Police assaulted amid 'machete' brawl at UK cinema

Fighting erupts among a large group - some armed with machetes - at Birmingham's Star City complex.
BBC News - Published

Lozells murder probe: Man arrested after fatal stabbing

The victim, in his 20s, was found injured in the Lozells area of Birmingham over the weekend.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham deaths: Mystery over man and woman found dead with 'serious injuries' in Moseley flat

Pair discovered with serious injuries in home opposite primary school, police say
Independent - Published

'My mother gave me away to give me a better life'

New documentary Queens of Amathus tells stories of women who migrated to Birmingham from Cyprus.
BBC News - Published

Underground fire rises above New Street in Birmingham

An electrical fault is causing the flames that have emerged on a street in Birmingham in big flashes.
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Birmingham mosque attacks: Man admits religiously aggravated damage

Windows were smashed at five mosques across the north of the city during one day in March.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham mural celebrates 'Future Black Icons' from the city

Twenty-two Birmingham musicians and artists feature on a mural celebrating its young creators.
BBC News - Published

Learner driver who drove alone arrested after 10th failed test

West Midlands Police says the man drove himself to a test centre in Great Barr, Birmingham.
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Man City go top of WSL with win over Birmingham

Manchester City extend their 100% start in the Women's Super League as they beat Birmingham City to go top of the table.
BBC News - Published

'I was in fear' – Chinese state reporter accused of slapping student gives evidence in Birmingham

The 49-year-old said she has been left feeling humiliated
Independent - Published

BBC Radio 1Xtra Birmingham live concert stopped after man slashed backstage

'Isolated serious incident' halts show
Independent - Published

Roger Godsiff: Labour MP faces reselection battle amid backlash over stance on LGBT+ education

Birmingham MP is the third Labour politician to be 'triggered' by activists
Independent - Published

MP Jess Phillips' Birmingham office disturbance: Man charged

Police were called to a disturbance outside MP Jess Phillips' constituency office on Thursday.
BBC News - Published

Peaky Blinders: Take a tour of museum filming location

An open-air museum near Birmingham doubles as one of the key locations for the hit BBC drama.
BBC News - Published

Wimbledon: Birmingham grass-court tournament downgraded after WTA event switch to Berlin

The UK's biggest women-only grass-court event will be downgraded from next summer, with Wimbledon backing a tournament in Berlin.
BBC News - Published

Three women attacked within an hour in Birmingham

West Midlands Police release CCTV images of the man suspected of the "very nasty" attacks.
BBC News - Published

Couple had sex on coach to Birmingham while lager-swigging men hurled abuse, 'leaving child crying', say passengers

Coarse display would 'even shock Jeremy Kyle', says witness
Independent - Published

Man guilty of running over Birmingham PC with own police car

PC Gareth Phillips is on a "long road to recovery", the Crown Prosecution Service says.
BBC News - Published

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