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'Remarkable tale' will help secondary school pupils

'Remarkable tale' will help secondary school pupils

PUPILS studying personal, social and health education can now learn from history. The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum in Warwick is offering a free educational resource on its website aimed at secondary school pupils studying PSHE (personal, social...

Leamington Observer, 59 min. ago

Solihull family scatter wrong ashes after Colour My Funeral mix-up

Fighting back tears, the devastated family of former fireman George Smith huddled together against the blistering cold as they fulfilled his final wish. Solemnly, they scattered the 80-year-old’s ashes on the manicured grounds of Solihull’s Robin Hood...

Birmingham Mail, today, 15:42

Outbreak of vomiting bug Shigellosis with confirmed cases in school children as warning letter sent to parents

An outbreak of a vomiting bug has been reported with 17 confirmed cases among school and pre- school age children. Shigellosis is an infectious disease that is caused by a specific group of bacteria called shigella and most commonly manifests in...

Birmingham Mail, today, 15:36

MoneySavingExpert's Martin Lewis has trick to get 2-for-1 cinema tickets

The Last Jedi has hit cinemas - and Star Wars fans are flocking in their droves to see it. Going to the cinema can be massively pricey, though, especially at Christmas, when we've all got a million other things to buy. Festive film fans can rejoice,...

Birmingham Mail, today, 15:36

Win New Years Eve tickets to a live music extravaganza at Indico

Birmingham's award-winning Indian street food restaurant is celebrating a year in business with a spectacular New Year giveaway. Indico is giving away ten tickets to its New Year event worth £300, which begins at 9pm at the themed restaurant. Jeet...

Birmingham Mail, today, 15:28
See the amazing portraits of homeless people taken by volunteers

See the amazing portraits of homeless people taken by volunteers

These are the amazing photographs of homeless people in Coventry who have been given a very special makeover. Photographer Alan Ranger and a group of volunteer make-up and hair artists got together to help those who are in need to cheering up. They...

Coventry Telegraph, today, 15:21

The phone number you should always ignore - or risk losing money

People are being warned about a scam using one of the most common women's names. Most people will know someone called Sarah, but that name is being used to dupe up to £20 from unsuspecting people in a new ruse, according to The Mirror . Fraudsters are...

Coventry Telegraph, today, 15:05

Three hospitalised after horror smash with brick wall on Birchfield Rd, Oldbury

Three men have been rushed to hospital after a horror smash on Birchfield Road, Olbury this afternoon. The crash, which saw a black Vauxhall Corsa collide with a brick wall, took place around 12.19pm today (Saturday, December 16) causing traffic chaos...

Birmingham Mail, today, 15:00

Aston Villa linked with Liverpool midfielder in January transfer window loan move

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is a target for Aston Villa. Our colleagues at the Liverpool Echo have reported that Jurgen Klopp is looking to send the 21-year-old Serbian out on loan in January. They also state that Villa are among the teams...

Birmingham Mail, today, 14:39

Birmingham City vs QPR - Craig Gardner starts for Blues, this is the team that Steve Cotterill has picked

Craig Gardner has returned to the Birmingham City starting line-up for the first time under Steve Cotterill. The 31-year-old is one of five changes made by the Blues boss as he looks to end a four-game winless run. Gardner's only appearance under...

Birmingham Mail, today, 14:39

Derby County vs Aston Villa - Jack Grealish starts as Steve Bruce makes four changes

Jack Grealish makes his first start of the season for Aston Villa as boss Steve Bruce shuffles his pack for today’s clash at Derby, The attacker comes in for Keinan Davis who hasn’t made the matchday 18 today. Bruce was considering resting Davis...

Birmingham Mail, today, 14:39

Can you pass this SATs test for 11 year olds?

Every Year 6 pupil at two schools in the West Midlands hit the expected levels in Key Stage 2 assessments. But, worryingly, more than 70 schools in the West Midlands have fallen below the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, official...

Birmingham Mail, today, 14:39

West Bromwich Albion Quiz: How Baggies are you?

How much of a West Brom fan are you? Does blue and white striped blood course through your veins? Or are you a casual fan who just likes the strip? We have devised the ultimate quiz to test your credentials. Let us know what verdict you are given at...

Birmingham Mail, today, 14:39
Myton Hospice urges people to get festive and raise funds

Myton Hospice urges people to get festive and raise funds

FESTIVE fund-raisers are being urged to pull on their Christmas jumpers to raise money for Myton Hospice. The hospice – which has sites in Warwick, Coventry and Rugby – is urging people to wear their best – or worst – jolly jumpers to raise money for...

Leamington Observer, today, 14:06

Full list: 12 men charged with taking part in illegal biker rally

Police have charged twelve men with causing public nuisance in connection in a ‘Ride Out’ event that saw off-road bikers run riot on the region’s roads. It’s alleged the men - aged between 18 and 39 - were among a large group of lout bikers who took...

Birmingham Mail, today, 14:04

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