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Could your project use £1.35m to help house vulnerable people?

A charity is inviting projects to bid for up to £1.35 million to help house vulnerable people. Heart of England Community Foundation has launched its Building Better Lives programme after receiving an anonymous donation of £4 million in December ....

Wednesday, 13:59 in Regional West
 

Just FIVE people made half of all complaints against Birmingham Airport

Almost half of the complaints received by Birmingham Airport last year were made by just five people, it has been revealed. Official figures show that 45 per cent of the 829 complaints made about aircraft operations in 2017 came from a handful of...

Wednesday, 13:52 in Regional West
 

Brothers charged £45 for 11 minutes parking at Birmingham Airport

Two brothers were charged a total of £45 for parking at Birmingham Airport for 11 minutes - after accidentally taking a wrong turn. Ibrar Uddin, 40, and his brother entered the NCP valet car park in separate vehicles on Sunday. The pair meant to enter...

Wednesday, 13:48 in Regional West
 

Soldier shot in the head becomes an inspiration to others

A soldier who a suffered serious brain injury when he was shot in the head while serving in Afghanistan is making huge strides towards living more independently. John Dawson was on patrol in Helmand Province when he was shot and he was forced to...

Wednesday, 13:48 in Regional West
 

The elephant building could be turned into long-awaited city centre music venue

Coventry's iconic 'elephant' building could be given a new lease of life as a city centre music venue. Facilities in the old sports centre are set to be moved to the new £37million water park fast taking shape on on New Union Street by the spring of...

Wednesday, 13:48 in Regional West
 

Driver was texting when he killed pedestrian a week before Christmas

A driver who was texting at around the time he ploughed into a pedestrian on a busy Coventry road has been told he will go to prison. Steven Russell failed to brake before his Jaguar hit 57-year-old Robert Morris in Ansty Road, Walsgrave, in December...

Wednesday, 12:31 in Regional West
 

Sizzling 12-day 'French frazzle' heatwave is on its way

Brits are set to bask in sizzling sunshine this week, thanks to a heatwave dubbed French frazzle. Temperatures are set to soar, with highs of up to 25C in some parts of the country. The Met Office is predicting that the weather will reach highs of 20C...

Wednesday, 12:22 in Regional West
 

UK set for late May bank holiday heatwave with temperatures 'to hit low 30Cs'

Sweltering hot weather could sweep the UK on the late May bank holiday as part of a two-week long heatwave. It is possible that the temperature could be the current record set for May 19 (28.3C), recorded in the Argyll Forest Park in Scotland in 1948,...

Wednesday, 12:15 in Regional West
 

Cyclist suffers multiple injuries after rush-hour crash with car

A cyclist was badly hurt after his bike collided with a car. The crash happened in Birmingham Road, Water Orton, near to the junction of Marsh Lane shortly before 4.30pm on Monday (May 14). A man in his 40s suffered head, shoulder and leg injuries and...

Wednesday, 11:52 in Regional West
 

UKIP has lost all of its councillors in the West Midlands

UKIP has lost all of its councillors in the West Midlands after its last member on Dudley Council switched to the Conservatives this week. The defection by Kerry Lewis has strengthened the Tories' bid to run the authority which was left in no over all...

Wednesday, 11:52 in Regional West
 

ASOS shoppers fuming over 'Ramadan discount' code alert

Asos blamed a "technical glitch" for a shopping discount faux pas today. Some customers received an alert telling them they could get 20 per cent off at the clothes website to mark the start of Ramadan . "Ramadan treat 20% off...

Wednesday, 11:47 in Regional West
 

Up to 63 Windrush migrants wrongly deported, admits Home Secretary Sajid Javid

Up to 63 Windrush migrants may have been wrongly deported, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has admitted. The MP said the Home Office had found 63 cases where individuals were removed who may have come to the UK before 1973. This would meant they were...

Wednesday, 11:47 in Regional West
 

North Korea threatens to cancel US summit with Donald Trump

North Korea has threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over military exercises between Seoul and Washington. The surprise declaration, which came in a pre-dawn dispatch in...

Wednesday, 11:28 in Regional West
 

Disruption to body clock 'increases risk of mood disorders and depression'

Disruption to the body clock increases the risk of mood disorders and depression, a large study has confirmed. Scientists at the University of Glasgow looked at the circadian rhythms - which control functions including sleep patterns, body...

Wednesday, 11:21 in Regional West
 

Meghan Markle's bridesmaids and pageboys for Prince Harry wedding revealed

Princess Charlotte and Prince George will play a starring role in the royal wedding – as a bridesmaid and a pageboy. Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry’s niece and nephew would be among Meghan Markle’s young helpers at the nuptials in...

Wednesday, 11:21 in Regional West
 


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