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Tesco launches biggest ever Neighbourhood Food Collection - and they need your help

One of the biggest supermarkets in Birmingham is looking to help those in need this Christmas. Tesco, which operates multiple stores across the city and throughout the West Midlands, are looking to make a difference. The supermarket giant is asking peopl

yesterday, 22:58 in Regional West
 
 Mr Pompous : Labour leaders in battle over pension payments

"Mr Pompous": Labour leaders in battle over pension payments

Midland Labour council leaders are embroiled in a war of words over claims the region’s local government pension fund has wasted £1 billion on management fees – one describing the other as ‘Mr Pompous’. Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy and his

Friday, 11:44 in Regional West
 
Pledge for action on West Midlands rail fares after hike

Pledge for action on West Midlands rail fares after hike

A leading West Midlands Mayor candidate has pledged a fairer deal for commuters after a major price hike. The pledge came as the rail industry announced that commuters faced an average price hike of 2.3 per cent from January 2 – despite major problems wi

Friday, 11:44 in Regional West
 
A New Town will emerge anyway, so why not start planning for it now

A New Town will emerge anyway, so why not start planning for it now

It seemed almost inevitable that no matter what the Government says about protecting the green belt it would eventually allow the construction of 6,000 homes and a major industrial site on fields to the east of Sutton Coldfield. Once the official assessm

Friday, 09:52 in Regional West
 
Arts and culture funding slashed by £24 million in the West Midlands

Arts and culture funding slashed by £24 million in the West Midlands

Spending on culture, heritage and the arts has been slashed by £24 million since 2010 across the West Midlands. And the region has suffered the biggest fall in funding in the country. The figures were published by Tom Watson, the Black Country MP and Lab

Friday, 09:52 in Regional West
 
Labour 'moderate' group backed by MPs seeks donations to fight Jeremy Corbyn's supporters

Labour 'moderate' group backed by MPs seeks donations to fight Jeremy Corbyn's supporters

A Labour pressure group associated with a number of West Midlands MPs including Tom Watson is raising money to fight the “hard left”, including the Momentum group which backs Jeremy Corbyn. Labour First is asking for donations to raise £40,000 for a full

Thursday, 16:34 in Regional West
 
Immigration is at its highest level ever

Immigration is at its highest level ever

Immigration is at its highest level ever, new official figures show. Over a 12 month period, 650,000 immigrants came to the UK - the highest number ever recorded. Another 315,000 people left the UK in the same period. Migrants coming in to the UK include

Thursday, 15:32 in Regional West
 
St Basils BIG SleepOut is largest ever

St Basils BIG SleepOut is largest ever

More than 600 people spent a night under the stars in the city centre to raise money for a Birmingham homeless charity. The 27th annual St Basils BIG SleepOut welcomed people to the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral in St Philip's Square on a bitterly cold

Thursday, 12:20 in Regional West
 
New investment to build more than 300 Birmingham apartments

New investment to build more than 300 Birmingham apartments

More than 300 apartments to rent in Birmingham city centre will be built with the help of a new government funding deal. Housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell has announced today the investment which will support the development of 323 flats by Dan

Thursday, 10:46 in Regional West
 
Bierkeller ready to open in former Brannigans nightclub

Bierkeller ready to open in former Brannigans nightclub

The former home of Brannigans nightclub in Birmingham's Broad Street is finally set to reopen this month as a German-themed 'bierkeller'. Bar operator Burning Night Group has ploughed more than £2 million into the revamp of the derelict venue to create a

Thursday, 10:46 in Regional West
 
West Midlands starting salaries set to rise

West Midlands starting salaries set to rise

Average starting salaries for West Midlands-based professional roles will grow by an average of 2.6 per cent next year, according to new research. The rises will occur in professional careers such as finance and accounting, financial services, technology

Thursday, 10:46 in Regional West
 

Why are there more rough sleepers in Birmingham city centre?

Watch Above: Group of friends help the homeless in Birmingham Rough sleepers have become more visible on the streets of Birmingham as a result of the demolition of buildings like the Central Library and the old ATV studios, it has been claimed. Many peop

Thursday, 10:46 in Regional West
 
Post Office staff to strike in Birmingham branches this weekend

Post Office staff to strike in Birmingham branches this weekend

Post Office bosses have warned that services at Birmingham's main branch in the city centre could be affected by strike action this weekend. Industrial action is being held this Saturday at the Post Office in Pinfold Street, off Victoria Square, and also

Thursday, 10:18 in Regional West
 
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to undergo major overhaul

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to undergo major overhaul

Birmingham's historic Museum and Art Gallery is set for a major overhaul and is asking for the city's backing as it draws up new plans for the future. New displays, exhibitions and facilities, as well as improved access, are all promised following an agr

Thursday, 06:00 in Regional West
 
A new Museum for Birmingham

A new Museum for Birmingham

As reported a few weeks ago, Birmingham City Council is planning a comprehensive renewal of the infrastructure of the Council House complex. This creates a once-in-a-century chance for Birmingham Museums Trust to renew the Museum and Art Gallery , creati

Thursday, 06:00 in Regional West
 
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