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Birmingham: Major city in the English Midlands, 2nd highest population of UK cities
Birmingham is a major city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. It is the second-most populous city in the United Kingdom and the most populous city in the English Midlands. It is also the most populous metropolitan district in the United Kingdom, with an estimated 1,137,123 inhabitants, and is considered the social, cultural, financial, and commercial centre of the Midlands. It is situated within the larger West Midlands conurbation, which is the third most populated urban area in the United Kingdom, with a population of 2,897,303 in 2017. The wider Birmingham metropolitan area is the second largest in the United Kingdom with a population of over 4.3 million. It is frequently referred to as both England and the United Kingdom's "second city".

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Mother arrested on suspicion of neglect after 10-year-old found dead in Birmingham caravan

Child found unconscious but 'nothing could be done to save him'
Independent - Published

Woman fends off men trying to steal car with child inside

The armed men attempt to steal a car with a three-year-old inside in Moseley, Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Birmingham

Boy, 10, dies after being found unconscious at Birmingham property [Video]Boy, 10, dies after being found unconscious at Birmingham property

A 10-year-old boy has died after being found unconscious at a property in Birmingham. Emergency services were called to an address in Blossomville Way in Acocks Green at 7.19am on Thursday, where the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Car flips over in 90mph police chase [Video]Car flips over in 90mph police chase

A car hits another vehicle before it overturns and slides down the road on its roof during a police chase in Birmingham. The incident occurred at 90mph outside City Hospital. Jamil Khan was jailed for..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

Police officer injured after being run over by suspected car thief [Video]Police officer injured after being run over by suspected car thief

A police officer is in hospital with serious injuries after being run over by a suspected car thief. West Midlands Police said the officer is being treated for head and pelvic injuries following the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

'It's a great one' says Aussie captain Paine after Ashes test win [Video]'It's a great one' says Aussie captain Paine after Ashes test win

Australia top England at the Ashes in a win Australian captain Tim Paine calls a “great one”.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Sea Life staff help penguin learn to swim [Video]Sea Life staff help penguin learn to swim

Staff at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham are helping three-month-old penguin Flash learn to swim. Footage of Flash, with the yellow and purple armband, being reluctant to swim in the care..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Stuart Broad and Steve Smith shine on frantic opening day of the Ashes [Video]Stuart Broad and Steve Smith shine on frantic opening day of the Ashes

England bowler Stuart Broad takes five wickets and Australia's Steve Smith earns a century on day one of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. The first Specsavers Test would have kicked off with England..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

Ashes - England choose Woakes over Archer as Australia promise best behaviour [Video]Ashes - England choose Woakes over Archer as Australia promise best behaviour

Chris Woakes will step in for Jofra Archer for England at the Ashes against an Australian side that promises to behave.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

Boris Johnson meets shooppers in Birmingham [Video]Boris Johnson meets shooppers in Birmingham

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets members of the public in the Harborne area of Birmingham on the day plans were announced to recruit 20,000 new police officers over the next three years.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

Driver found guilty of attack outside Houses of Parliament [Video]Driver found guilty of attack outside Houses of Parliament

A student has been found guilty of trying to kill cyclists and police officers outside the Houses of Parliament. Salih Khater, 30, ploughed his Ford Fiesta into a pedestrian and a group of cyclists who..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:05Published

Cadbury World commemorates moon landing anniversary [Video]Cadbury World commemorates moon landing anniversary

Cadbury World in Birmingham has made a chocolate recreation of the Apollo 11 moon landings to mark the 50th anniversary this weekend. Chocolatiers Donna Oluban and Dawn Jenks spent five days..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published

Rampant England end Australia's title defence and roar into final [Video]Rampant England end Australia's title defence and roar into final

England blow away Australia to reach the Cricket World Cup Final

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:06Published

 

Dashcam footage shows 90mph head-on car crash in Birmingham

An unmarked police car was pursuing the car which was being driven at high speeds in a 30mph zone.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham mosque attacks: Man charged with 'religiously-aggravated criminal damage' after Muslim places of worship targeted

Investigators said incidents in wake of Christchurch attack were not terror-related
Independent - Published

Birmingham mosque attacks: Man charged with religiously aggravated damage

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

Birmingham mother creates Jay's Helping Hand to help meet funeral bills

A bereaved mother creates a charity to support low income families facing large funeral bills.
BBC News - Published

Murder charge after woman found stabbed in Birmingham

Belinda Rose was discovered with fatal stab wounds at a house in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Independent

Birmingham GP: Katarina Johnson-Thompson records season's best in long jump

Watch as Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson records a season's best long jump to finish just one centimetre behind Nafissatou Thiam at the Birmingham Grand Prix.
BBC News - Published

Woman dies after car crashes during police chase in Birmingham

Ford Fiesta failed to stop for officers shortly before fatal accident
Independent - Published

Man arrested after woman stabbed to death in Perry Barr

The woman died from her injuries after being found at a house in Perry Barr, Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham 2022 makes history with more women's than men's medals

The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is set to be the first major multi-sports event to have more women's than men's medal events.
BBC News - Published

Commonwealth Games 2022: More women's medals as T20 cricket, beach volleyball & Para-table tennis included

The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is set to be the first major multi-sports event to have more women's than men's medal events.
BBC News - Published

Man in court after PC run over in Birmingham

PC Gareth Phillips's family say he is "still very poorly and faces a long battle to recover".
BBC News - Published

Attempted murder charge over PC run over by own car in Moseley

The traffic officer had been attempting to pull over a suspected car thief in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Saltley gang clash: Men injured as children play nearby

Police describe the Birmingham machete attack as "truly outrageous".
BBC News - Published

Erdington shooting: Murder probe as man killed in street

A road in Birmingham is sealed off by police after a 20-year-old was killed.
BBC News - Published

Extinction Rebellion protesters block A38 in Birmingham

Up to 40 Extinction Rebellion campaigners disrupted traffic for an hour on the A38 in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

CCTV on Birmingham motorway shows van crashing into cars

Footage shows the van swerving across lanes and hitting traffic over a one-and-a-half-mile stretch.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham Commonwealth Games logo unveiled

Organisers say the yellow and blue emblem represents Birmingham as the "youngest city in Europe".
BBC News - Published

'Go home' US politician praises Birmingham graffiti

Mohammed 'Aerosol' Ali has created a mural of Ilhan Omar as a sign of empowerment for young people.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham fire: Winson Green factory blaze sends smoke across city

More than 50 firefighters are tacking the blaze at a derelict building in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham's Jamia Islamia Islamic school books 'promoted extremism'

Inspectors said materials found in the library are "actively undermining fundamental British values".
BBC News - Published

Peaky Blinders fifth series premiere held in Birmingham

The world premiere of the fifth series of Peaky Blinders was held in Birmingham ahead of its return to BBC One later this year.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham stabbing: Man found dead in Sparkhill

Police believe the stabbing victim might have been killed in a targeted attack.
BBC News - Published

Sidali Mohamed death: Boy guilty of student's murder outside college

The 17-year-old stabbed Sidali Mohamed during a fight in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Tourists heading to Birmingham Primark from across UK

Shoppers are travelling hundreds of miles to visit the retailer's massive new store in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Labour to 'break up' Treasury with £250bn unit in the north, says John McDonnell

Planned overhaul comes after suggestion of moving parts of the Bank of England to Birmingham
Independent - Published

Birmingham torture murder CCTV released

Tomasz Samel, 45, was burned and later died from his injuries, West Midlands Police said.
BBC News - Published

Primark shuts Disney cafe in Birmingham after 'mouse sighting'

A pest control team was called and a deep clean carried out at the cafe in the £70m flagship store.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham Rep photos shine spotlight on backstage world

birmingham rep photos shine spotlight on backstage world
An exhibition of 100 images takes theatre fans behind the scenes at Birmingham's Rep theatre.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham LGBT school row: Parents' reaction 'bitter'

birmingham lgbt school row: parents' reaction 'bitter'
Roger Godsiff is speaking in Parliament over the teaching of LGBT rights in primary schools.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to cost £778m

birmingham 2022 commonwealth games to cost £778m
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will cost £778m, slightly above initial estimates, the government announces.
BBC News - Published

Commonwealth Games 2022: Birmingham event to cost £778m

commonwealth games 2022: birmingham event to cost £778m
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will cost £778m, slightly above initial estimates, the government announces.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham driver 'had pint of Guinness in cup holder'

birmingham driver 'had pint of guinness in cup holder'
Several cans of stout and a quantity of drugs were also found in the car, police say.
BBC News - Published

Women's cricket set for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

women's cricket set for birmingham 2022 commonwealth games
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

Johanna Konta loses to Jelena Ostapenko in Birmingham's Nature Valley Classic

British number one Johanna Konta is knocked out of the grass-court event in Birmingham by Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko.
BBC News - Published

Nature Valley Classic: Johanna Konta advances but Heather Watson loses

nature valley classic: johanna konta advances but heather watson loses
Britain's Johanna Konta wins in straight sets but Heather Watson loses on day one of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Gay couple holding hands attacked in Birmingham by mother with two children: 'She picked up a plank of wood'

Couple told to 'burn in hell' during unprovoked assault
Independent - Published

Music venue helps rock and metal fans with mental health

At UPRAWR in Birmingham some of the studios have been turned into counselling suites.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham LGBT school row: MP Roger Godsiff given warning

birmingham lgbt school row: mp roger godsiff given warning
Labour MP Roger Godsiff is reprimanded after voicing support for parents opposed to LGBT teaching.
BBC News - Published

Teen admits Birmingham stab murder midway through trial

A 17-year-old admits murdering Hazrat Umar, who was killed in Bordesley Green in February.
BBC News - Published

Moment kidnapped Birmingham baby is rescued by police

moment kidnapped birmingham baby is rescued by police
Body-cam footage shows the moment officers rescue a kidnapped baby after a 36-hour manhunt.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham's A38 Aston Expressway to become park for the day

birmingham's a38 aston expressway to become park for the day
Plans to close one of Birmingham's busiest roads for a day are branded "moronic" by some motorists.
BBC News - Published

Five West Midlands Ambulance Service staff attacked in weekend

five west midlands ambulance service staff attacked in weekend
Workers were assaulted by patients in Birmingham, Telford and Redditch, the service says.
BBC News - Published

Commonwealth Games 2022: Birmingham has 'little room for error’

commonwealth games 2022: birmingham has 'little room for error’
Birmingham has "little room for error" as it prepares to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the organising federation's chief executive tells BBC Sport.
BBC News - Published

Trial set over Birmingham school LGBT protests

The trial being held later this month will decide if protests can be held outside the school.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham Classic: Venus Williams to make tournament debut

birmingham classic: venus williams to make tournament debut
Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams confirms she will play at the Nature Valley Classic grass-court event in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham LGBT row: Labour whip to meet MP over school protest support

Birmingham Labour MP Roger Godsiff will be "reminded of his responsibilities", the party says.
BBC News - Published

LGBT+ lessons: Labour MP sparks row after backing protesters at Birmingham primary school

'I will continue to fight your corner because you're right,' says Roger Godsiff
Independent - Published

Birmingham LGBT row: MP tells school protesters 'you're right'

birmingham lgbt row: mp tells school protesters 'you're right'
Birmingham MP Roger Godsiff is seen in a video telling protesters they have a "just cause".
BBC News - Published

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