Birmingham LGBT school row: Parents' reaction 'bitter'  BBC News

Some parents' reaction to a row over LGBT teaching has been "increasingly bitter and polarised", an MP has said. Roger Godsiff, whose Birmingham ...


Updates from Birmingham city centre: Police cordon off part of Dale End near NCP car park after incident  Birmingham Live

Diversions in place after police tape off part of Dale End near NCP car park.


Tragedy as man dies after falling from NCP car park in Birmingham city centre  Birmingham Live

The area around the NCP car park was cordoned off during Tuesday's morning rush-hour after the incident.


Ladder for Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards 2019 - Meet the individual category finalists  Birmingham Live

With the big awards ceremony now just days away, we are proud to profile all the finalists in our six individual categories.


Birmingham hour by hour weather forecast for Tuesday as thunderstorms return to spark more chaos  Birmingham Live

In Birmingham, heavy, thundery rain at first is expected from the Met Office, with forecasters issuing its daily forecast for Tuesday.


Plans for iconic Lucas factory site in Birmingham revealed  Birmingham Live

The site of the 1926 General Strike, recently featured in Peaky Blinders, is to be redeveloped.


Birmingham declares climate emergency  The Ecologist

What's next for 14-year-old campaigner Olivia Wainwright and her friends?


Girl found Birmingham burglary victim's jewellery  BBC News

Joseph Smith is reunited with his late wife's items following nine-year-old Tamiia Laville's find.


Former Birmingham City strike duo reunited at League Two club  Birmingham Live

James Vaughan has joined Bradford City - reuniting him with a former Birmingham City team-mate. The striker, who spent a frustrating six months at Blues in ...


Potentially fatal asthma attack warning as Birmingham thunderstorms trigger 'thunder fever'  Birmingham Live

High pollen levels will be triggered by the recent warm weather.


Birmingham driver had pint of Guinness in cup holder  BBC News

Several cans of stout and a quantity of drugs were also found in the car, police say.


Over 3000 young people to benefit from National Express Foundation funding  Birmingham Updates

Over 3,000 young people are to benefit from £300,000 worth of funding from the National Express Foundation. The charity, which aims to support disadvantaged ...


Ola Sandwell & Birmingham Mela 2019 - UK's biggest Asian music festival returns  Birmingham Live

Thousands expected at Victoria Park for UK's biggest Asian music festival.


These are the Birmingham Airport laws passengers must obey  Birmingham Live

Issuing a tweet on social media, Birmingham Airport Police informed followers of the strict rules they must obey.


Birmingham City-linked star's transfer falls through  Birmingham Live

Birmingham City-linked goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski is back at Ipswich after his transfer broke down. The 31-year-old looked all set to agree a £1m move to ...


This is what new Lidl store in Kings Heath will look like  Birmingham Live

Supermarket will create 40 jobs and have in-house bakery.


Birmingham City defender signs new two-year contract  Birmingham Live

Latest BCFC news as youngster puts pen to paper.


Bournville Scouts unveil railway station plaque  Birmingham Updates

Members of 1st Bournville Scout Group have unveiled their Cross City Heroes plaque at Bournville railway station. At a special ceremony, attended by Scout ...


Cash machine ram raiders jailed for £440k crimewave across Brum  Birmingham Live

Raiders used stolen cars to smash into premises but two were caught after jumping in canal following police chase.


Police seize sawn-off shotgun after raiding Handsworth property  Birmingham Live

Police raided a property in Westminster Crescent on Monday night and seized a gun and cartridges.


Goodbye dirty Birmingham - why the city centre has never looked so clean  Birmingham Live

The city centre is suddenly looking better than it has for years thanks to a major spring clean by an army of volunteers.


The Libertines have announced a UK tour - and it's coming to Birmingham  Birmingham Live

It's the band's first headline tour in more than two years.


Historic Birmingham factory site featured in Peaky Blinders set for major regeneration  The Business Desk

The factory became famous in 1926 for its role in the General Strike.


Newtown crash near Bartons Arms causes major tailbacks into Birmingham city centre  Birmingham Live

A car crash near to the Bartons Arms in Newtown caused major tailbacks for commuters making their way into Birmingham city centre on Monday morning (June ...


Drunk yob lands £71.61 cleaning bill after spitting in back of police car  Birmingham Live

Daniel Boulton was fined £71.61 after spitting in the back of a vehicle belonging to cops.


Birmingham teacher who beat stammer honoured with award  BBC News

Abed Ahmed now runs support groups for students at his Birmingham school.


Lying TNT delivery driver found guilty of raping 15-year-old runaway after giving her cannabis  Birmingham Live

TNT driver Mohammed Basharat raped girl at his family home in Hodge Hill - and gave her £5 when he dropped her off.


Greggs is now on Just Eat with no minimum spend or delivery fee  Birmingham Live

Greggs fans looking for their sausage roll fill - or vegan sausage roll fill! - can order to their house.


Twisted puppy farming gang jailed for selling 'sickly and diseased' dogs  Birmingham Live

Norwich Crown Court heard that the puppies were advertised for sale as being healthy, socialised and treated for worms and fleas.


Birmingham LGBT school row: MPs to debate parents' rights  BBC News

Roger Godsiff initiated the debate after being warned by the Labour Party about his comments.


Government ruling - primary children should learn about LGBT families  Birmingham Live

Teaching unions and Stonewall welcome announcement from Government over relationships lessons for primary kids amid continued protests at Anderton Park ...


The Japanese knotweed hotspots near Birmingham - are you living near to UK's most dangerous plant?  Birmingham Live

Environet UK has identified Madeley in Shropshire is the worst affected location with 89 infestations within a 4km radius, followed by Shrewsbury and ...


Birmingham City fan group demands Garry Monk clarity  Birmingham Live

A Birmingham City supporters group has called for Garry Monk to be allowed to give his side of the story behind his controversial sacking. The Blues Trust say ...


Tim Hortons probes claim Birmingham cafe 'stopped customers buying food for homeless'  Birmingham Live

Coffee shop franchise Tim Hortons is investigating claims that staff at its Birmingham cafe refused to serve customers buying food and drinks for homeless ...


Drivers who fail to pay when Clean Air Zone comes into force face £120 fine  Birmingham Live

The Clean Air Zone comes into force next year - and motorists who fail to pay charges are in for a nasty shock.


Birmingham police seize 'terrifying' arsenal of weapons  BBC News

A sword, axe, hammers and serrated knives were recovered by police called to a street fight.


UK's first 'Queer Prom' is coming to Birmingham  Birmingham Live

The UK's first Queer Prom is making it's next stop in Birmingham's famous Nightingale Club.


UK set for 35C heatwave this weekend - here's how hot Birmingham will be according to the Met Office  Birmingham Live

The June washout will continue in Birmingham on Monday and Tuesday.


Hammerson unveils Birmingham plan | News  Building

Glenn Howells behind Martineau Galleries masterplan.


Derby next manager odds: Axed Birmingham City and West Brom managers among bookies' favourites  Birmingham Live

Newcastle fan Mark Walker 'absolutely devastated to hear the news' that Rafa has left NUFC and worried by Garry Monk being linked to the job ...


Birmingham hub solution offers cooling hope to Indian farming communities  University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham clean cold experts are working with Indian counterparts to explore how integrated 'Community Cooling Hubs' can help farming ...


The Bomb Squad, the youngsters and other findings as Birmingham City return for pre-season  Birmingham Live

BCFC are back in training - with some familiar faces involved.


Angela Eagle In Tears As She Calls For Action Over Birmingham LGBT School Protest  HuffPost UK

We aren't going to get back in the closet, or hide, or be ashamed of the way we are”


Birmingham Airport: Thousands of passengers evacuated after fire alarm  Metro.co.uk

A fire alarm caused thousands of passengers to be evacuated from Birmingham Airport this afternoon. Flights have been delayed for hours after the alarm rang ...


The five new Aldi stores opening in Midlands this summer as supermarket opens 21 across UK  Birmingham Live

The budget retailer has come a long way since opening its first UK store in Stechford, Birmingham, in 1990.


Tesco horror as noxious gas 'sprayed in aisles' leaves shoppers choking  Birmingham Live

The gas was released in the aisles at a branch of Britain's biggest grocer, according to police.


What to do if you see a rough sleeper in Birmingham  Birmingham Live

People passing by rough sleepers in Birmingham have been told exactly what action to take by the city council's homelessness chief - who also explained why ...


Revealed: The hardest secondary schools to get into in Birmingham  Birmingham Live

These are the schools that were most oversubscribed in 2018.


Universal Credit transfer date - this is when DWP will start moving benefit claimants across  Birmingham Live

Existing benefit claimants are being forced to move to Universal Credit - and this is when the switchover starts.


Chinese massage parlour bid in property row and immigration fears  Birmingham Live

Practitioners of ancient therapy Tui Na in Birmingham deny link to previous tenants accused of hiring illegal workers.


Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games stadium plans revealed  BBC News

Alexander Stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies as well as athletics.


One hell of a city: how Birmingham embraced its heavy metal legacy  The Guardian

A new exhibition about Black Sabbath finally cements the Midlands' reputation as the home of a global musical phenomenon.


Coventry City in Birmingham: Sky Blues owner Joy Seppala stung by personal 'abuse'  BBC Sport

Coventry City owner Joy Seppala says it is "an absolute tragedy" that the Sky Blues are to play in Birmingham, having failed to agree a new 2019-20 rent deal ...


Jeremy Kyle 'strongly believed' in lie-detector tests MP inquiry told  Birmingham Live

MPs are grilling those linked to the programme after the broadcaster axed The Jeremy Kyle Show following the death of participant Steve Dymond.


Industrial round up: 'We want to stay in NHS', say Birmingham workers  Socialist Worker

NHS support staff in the West Midlands began a three-day walkout on Monday of this week. The Unison and Unite union members at Birmingham and Solihull ...


Birmingham City star breaks his silence on his Blues future  Birmingham Live

Cheick Keita has been a Birmingham City player for more than two years - even though he has spent barely a quarter of that time actually at the club. In January ...


Birmingham City receive 'final' offer for Che Adams as Newcastle fans have their say on Garry Monk  Birmingham Live

Che Adams' future has been the subject of speculation for at least the last two transfer windows. The Birmingham City striker's burgeoning reputation has seen ...


'Sadistic, vile, abhorrent' - Serial rapist Mark Scott jailed for 20 years over six attacks in 13 years  Birmingham Live

Mark Scott, 34, was found guilty of nine rapes and one attempted rape after a trial at Hull Crown Court last month, Humberside Police said.


Birmingham City's preseason tour plans revealed - who they'll play  Birmingham Live

Birmingham City are back in pre-season training. It's been a tumultuous week following the sacking of Garry Monk - but the Blues players are now back at Wast ...


Ashleigh Barty becomes world number one by winning Birmingham title  BBC Sport

Australian Ashleigh Barty will become the new world number one after beating Julia Gorges 6-3 7-5 to win the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham. The French ...


McDonald's announces huge menu shake-up from tomorrow with five new items added - and two axed  Birmingham Live

The fast food giant is changing its bacon roll massively, with three rashers of bacon on a sourdough-style bun with a choice of brown sauce or tomato ketchup.


This is the reason why Birmingham Airport was evacuated  Coventry Telegraph

Fire alarms sounded in the departures lounge at around 2pm.


Avengers: Endgame re-release tickets are now on sale at Vue cinemas  Birmingham Live

Avengers: Endgame is being re-released into Birmingham cinemas on Friday with some bonus *content*.


Portsmouth v Birmingham City TV details: How to watch Carabao Cup clash live  Birmingham Live

BCFC news includes the Sky Sports selections for the Championship.


Exactly when Birmingham is set to be battered by thunderstorms  Birmingham Live

Forecasters say the warm and sunny weekend weather will come to an abrupt end in the early hours of Monday.


Britain's Got Talent star Kojo Anim to bring debut tour to Birmingham, Stafford and Shrewsbury  shropshirestar.com

Britain's Got Talent's stand-up comedy star Kojo Anim is heading out on the road with his debut UK tour – and will be visiting Birmingham, Shrewsbury and ...


Championship 2019/20 kits: All the confirmed strips so far, including Birmingham, Derby and Hull  talkSPORT.com

A number of strips range from the bold to very simple ahead of the new season.


Arrest after keyless fob opens stolen car in Birmingham  BBC News

A man "unwittingly activated" the lock on a stolen Range Rover being investigated by police.


The sausage dog pop-up cafe in Birmingham. Pictures Adam Watts / Rocket Dog Photography.  Birmingham Live

The Dachshund Cafe was only open in the city on Sunday, taking place at Revolution in Broad Street, where people could people brunch, lunch and two-for-one ...


Three thugs jailed for nearly 30 years after depraved attack on shop owner they lured with broken window  Birmingham Live

Jayke Pender-Lovatt, Jake Hart and Samuel Hart have been jailed for a total of 27-and-a-half years.


Boots making huge change to 53 stores including Birmingham - here's how shoppers are affected  Birmingham Live

The company said 53 stores will lose plastic bags at checkouts from Monday, with all 2485 sites only offering customers paper bags from early next year.


WATCH: Burglars break into Black Country home directly in front of CCTV camera  expressandstar.com

This video shows the moment burglars broke into a home in the Black Country just metres away from a CCTV camera.


Screams and jeers as thug kicks cowering man in city centre  Birmingham Live

Dozens of city centre revellers watched on as more trouble sparked in broad daylight.


THREE DAY weather warning as thunderstorms head for Birmingham  Birmingham Live

Forecasters say some areas may see as much as 60mm of rain in an hour.


Sainsbury's now selling pink cherry gin as Britain faces 35C heatwave  Birmingham Live

The temperatures will skyrocket as Britain basks in glorious sunshine - days after thunderstorms batter Birmingham.


Boris Johnson backs Anderton Park School teachers in LGBT row  Birmingham Live

He was speaking at the Conservative Party Leadership election hustings at the ICC in Birmingham.


This is why angry dad chased after bin men in Birmingham street clash  Birmingham Live

Software engineer claims a bin crew 'left paper and bins everywhere' - and confronted the waste crew.


Family's fury over maggot-infested 'temporary' council flat with no heating  Mirror Online

The Khan family, from Birmingham, have been living in the council-managed accommodation for a year.


Assistant Director of Public Health (Wider Determinants) job with Birmingham City Council | 133998  LocalGov

Assistant Director of Public Health (Wider Determinants). Birmingham City Council. £74,984 - £92,681 per annum. Looking for a challenge at scale and pace?


Birmingham Clean Air Zone scheme delayed  Birmingham Live

Blame game starts as council claims key Government help will not be delivered in time.


Next blasted by furious parents over 'sexist' children's Toy Story t-shirt  Birmingham Live

The parent has started a campaign 'stop stereotyping our kids' against the high street retailer, which boasts multiple Birmingham stores.


See inside new canalside Noel's Bar and restaurant - with al fresco dining  Birmingham Live

The bar and restaurant which opened earlier this month will offer al fresco drinking and dining.


Teen tortured in Birmingham 'for knocking over drink'  BBC News

The 15-year-old was held captive for for six hours and attacked by three teenagers.


'Crazy people' - Aston Villa hero reveals he's wary after Birmingham City game  Birmingham Live

Anwar El Ghazi enjoyed his first taste of the Second City derby last season.


Southampton make final £14m transfer offer for Birmingham hotshot Che Adams  The Sun

Boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has been trying to land the 22-year-old since having a £10m bid rejected in January.


Birmingham 20mph zone death crash driver jailed  BBC News

Mother-of-three Noreen Akhtar died after she was hit by Mohammed Shameel's car in Birmingham.


University of Birmingham develops 'cooling hubs' to reduce food waste  Environment Journal

Academics at the University of Birmingham are investigating how 'community cooling hubs' can help farming communities in India reduce food waste.


'My kids deserve better!' - fury over maggot-hit council flat  Birmingham Live

The Khan family claim they have been forced to live in squalid conditions.


The worst parts of Birmingham for anti-social behaviour REVEALED - see where your area ranks  Birmingham Live

Figures from Police UK show that there were 2168 cases of anti-social behaviour in the council ward in the 12 months to May 2019.


VW Golf driver loses control during five-mile police chase and smashes into metal railing  Birmingham Live

A suspicious driver tried to flee police in a VW Golf - but ended up smashing into a railing before being arrested. Officers had sparked a police chase after asking ...


9,000 Birmingham homes at risk of flooding amid Met Office weather warning - are you one of them?  Birmingham Live

That's according to the latest figures from an Environment Agency database, which shows how many properties in England are at risk of flooding.


Birmingham carer who slapped and abused 101-year-old patient jailed for eight months  Sky News

Shocking footage shows Ashikiah Reid roughly cleaning the pensioner's face with a flannel and slapping her hands and arms.


Phantom of the Opera is coming to Birmingham - how to get tickets  Birmingham Live

The Phantom of the Opera is coming to Brum. Fans of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will no longer have to travel to London to see the spectacle. It's coming ...


Garry Monk: Sacked Birmingham City boss aware of 'disappointing' club comments  BBC Sport

Sacked Birmingham City boss Garry Monk says he will not yet reply to "certain disappointing comments" from the club since his departure on Tuesday.


Schoolchildren look on in horror as car stung, crashes and occupants arrested at taser point  Birmingham Live

A parent has spoken of the terrifying moment police used a 'stinger' to stop a VW Golf which then immediately crashed - as his child stood yards away.


Police officer Paul Wallace who stole £65 from dead man's wallet jailed after cover up  Birmingham Live

Paul Wallace, 47, a police constable with Humberside Police, stole the money after being given the role of liaison officer to the family of the man.


Birmingham Archdiocese 'ignored abuse to protect reputation'  BBC News

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse says the Archdiocese of Birmingham ignored allegations of abuse.


Man arrested as AXE found after fight outside city school  Birmingham Live

Police were called to Bromford Road, close to Hodge Hill College, at 1.20pm.


University of Birmingham in €4m project to train researchers to improve sight-saving treatments  University of Birmingham

Treatment of diseases of the back of the eye will improve with a €4m EU-funded project led by Waterford Institute of Technology in partnership with the University ...


Agent breaks silence as Birmingham City agree transfer clause  Birmingham Live

"I'm not crying, you are" - Birmingham City fans respond as Garry Monk breaks his silence. Share this video. Watch Next. We pay for stories! Send your videos to ...