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Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood taken to court by his assistant

Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood taken to court by his assistant

A Birmingham MP is being taken to court by one of his staff. An employment tribunal will consider a complaint against Birmingham Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood (Lab) from his Parliamentary assistant, Elaina Cohen. Court documents show the case is due to be

5 min. ago in Regional West
 

Government bid to delay action on lethal pollution in Birmingham rejected by courts

The Government must publish its plan to tackle lethal air pollution in Birmingham and other major cities by next Friday the High Court has ruled. It comes after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs attempted to postpone publication unti

5 min. ago in Regional West
 

The training session that will make all West Brom fans proud - especially this one

West Brom stars turned a brave fan’s biggest wish into magical reality on an unforgettable day for 11-year-old Lily Towers. 11-year-old Lily Towers is bravely fighting Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and contacted the Make-A-Wish charity about her dream day. The

25 min. ago in Regional West
 

Birmingham City nostalgia: Last day survival points way forward for current Blues vintage

Picture the scene. St Andrew’s packed to the rafters with Birmingham City knowing a win will keep them up. They go 1-0 down in the fourth minute and battle back to win 2-1 and escape relegation. Everyone inside the famous old stadium would settle for tha

32 min. ago in Regional West
 
Severn Trent warns illiegal hydrants are discolouring Birmingham water

Severn Trent warns illiegal hydrants are discolouring Birmingham water

Illegal hydrants have been identified as the likely source of an increase in discoloured tap water in Birmingham. As well as damaging supplies the standpipe bandits operating the illegal equipment are drawing on water they have not paid for. Severn Trent

32 min. ago in Regional West
 

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez: We could have done an Aston Villa

While Newcastle United are celebrating promotion to the Premier League, Aston Villa are preparing for another season in the Championship. Two similarly sized clubs who were relegated from the top tier last term but only one has got this season right - an

49 min. ago in Regional West
 

Glynn Purnell's Friday Night Kitchen is back - and it's twice as big

Birmingham chef Glynn Purnell is returning with an even bigger Friday Night Kitchen to raise money for Cure Leukaemia. Last year’s huge event raised more than £60,000 for the charity and the Michelin-starred chef hopes to do even better this time. He aim

49 min. ago in Regional West
 

YOUR reaction to closure of The Rainbow pub in Digbeth

When we revealed that The Rainbow pub was closing its doors on May 28 it provoked a massive reaction from Brummies. The iconic venue is a long established part of the Digbeth night-time scene hosting an eclectic selection of music nights and also spawnin

49 min. ago in Regional West
 

Attacks on HMP Birmingham prison staff are soaring - new statistics reveal 'serious assaults'

Prison staff are being assaulted at HMP Birmingham almost once a day. There were 296 assaults on prison staff at the G4S-run Winson Green facility in 2016, shocking new Ministry of Justice figures show. This was 80 per cent more than the same figure for

49 min. ago in Regional West
 

Revealed: The story of how Aston Villa tried to woo Alan Shearer

The context It was September1998 and Aston Villa were at the top of the early season Premiership (it wasn't Premier League back then) table. Villa had just puled off the signing of Paul Merson from Middlesbrough and manager John Gregory was daring to dre

49 min. ago in Regional West
 

Ex-Black Mamba addict reveals deadly drug cost him his TEETH and almost his life

POLICE hit the streets to warn of the deadly Black Mamba, as one addict revealed his addiction cost him his teeth - and almost his life. The synthetic drug has been linked to the death of a homeless man and officers are dealing with the impact of the che

today, 17:00 in Regional West
 

People are leaving this bank - and joining these 5 competitors

New research has revealed more people left HSBC than any other bank so far this year. That's according to latest figures from the Current Account Switching Service (CASS). At the other end of the spectrum, Halifax saw the most people join in the same per

today, 17:00 in Regional West
 

Is this the biggest naan bread in Birmingham?

It’s the big Brum bread battle as curry houses compete to serve up the most enormous naans. Birmingham has always been generous with its naan breads and diners are used to them being much bigger than the plate. But some restaurants are serving up naans w

today, 16:36 in Regional West
 

Birmingham City’s fate: Aston Villa's influence doesn't end at Blackburn

All of Birmingham City’s fans are well aware of the role Aston Villa can play in determining their Championship fate - but it won’t end with Steve Bruce’s side’s game with Blackburn Rovers. Some Villa fans have even suggested that they would happily see

today, 16:21 in Regional West
 
The Sixth Form College, Solihull student raises autism awareness with silly socks

The Sixth Form College, Solihull student raises autism awareness with silly socks

A student at The Sixth Form College, Solihull organised an awareness campaign for autism. Jessica Smith supported a national campaign called Silly Sock Day, when staff and students went into college wearing their most outrageous socks. Jessica had put to

today, 16:21 in Regional West
 


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