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Birmingham: Major city in the English Midlands
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. It is the second-largest city, urban area and metropolitan area in England and the United Kingdom, with roughly 1.1 million inhabitants within the city area, 2.9 million inhabitants within the urban area and 4.3 million inhabitants within the metropolitan area and lies within the most populated English district. Birmingham is commonly referred to as the second city of the United Kingdom.


BMW launches world-first eDrive Zones technology in London and Birmingham [Video]

BMW launches world-first eDrive Zones technology in London and Birmingham

The new digital service automates the process of switching to electric-onlypower when a BMW plug-in hybrid vehicle enters a defined area of the city. BMWeDrive Zones technology provides many benefits,..

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Beauty salons welcome customers back after lockdown [Video]

Beauty salons welcome customers back after lockdown

Beauty salons across England are reopening today in the latest lockdown easing. Businesses such as Gina Rose Beauty in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham are allowed to offer certain treatments such as..

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Live music figure calls for more support for venues [Video]

Live music figure calls for more support for venues

An independent live music figurehead has warned many people in his industry 'will be looking for other jobs' by January unless more Government financial support or a return to unrestricted gigs 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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