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Oldbury Viaduct roadworks on M5 at J1 to J2 is to be extended

The Roadworks on the M5 at Oldbury Viaduct are to be extended for six months - because of the recent heatwave. Scorching temperatures are being blamed for delaying the completion of roadworks at Oldbury Viaduct until next spring. Work commenced in January 2017 and had...

FESTIVITIES MARK THE CELEBRATION OF 71st INDEPENDENCE DAY IN BIRMINGHAM

India has developed into a vibrant democracy over the 71 years of its independence and is now an economic and political entity that the world has taken notice of.  It has been able to retain the secular fabric and...

Proposal for Birmingham’s clean air zone – Deadline for comments is due to close

Plans to charge high-polluting cars, lorries, vans and buses to enter Birmingham City Council have been the subject of an intense debate since they were first publicised at the end of June. Under the plans permitted from Birmingham City...

I was labelled a ‘bechara’ but it gave me the kick I needed

Ranjit has been living with his visual impairment for the last 20 years, but when he developed his condition he was only 35. How did this British born Asian adapt to life his new life and tackle the stigma...

The Environment Agency relocation from Solihull to Jewellery Quarter office

A Birmingham office building is fully let after a new deal was settled with the Environment Agency, transferring staff from their former base in Solihull town centre. The Government agency is leasing 27,000 sq ft at Aqua House in Lionel...

A historic Grade II listed pub is set to become new KFC drive through...

A historic landmark, former pub could be getting a complete conversion as a drive through KFC restaurant. The King George V in Longridge, Birmingham has been unoccupied for over a year. The King George V pub has mounted at the...

Survey suggests – British Asians are more socially conservative than rest of UK

A ComRes survey for the Asian Network suggests British Asians are more socially conservative - and more optimistic - than the broader UK population. The survey found that less than half of respondents - 43% - thought same-sex relationships...

Hagley Road closes after a second serious crash

The Hagley Road was closed today for a second time after another serious collision. Chief Inspector Jack Hadley had established that the whole road was closed from Five Ways to the Plough and Harrow at around 7pm. West Midlands Police...

Handsworth attack – knife-point robbery three suspects arrested

Three suspects have been arrested after a petrifying knife-point robbery in Handsworth, Birmingham. The victims were attacked early on Sunday morning. Officers had then rushed to the scene on Sunday morning - August 12th and quickly arrested three people.  The victims...

The Met Office has Issued Yellow Warning Over UK Thunderstorms And Heavy Rain

The latest update that thunderstorms are set to hit eastern parts on Monday while heavy rain lashes the north and Scotland, weather forecasters said. A yellow weather warning, the least severe warning has been distributed for the east of England with...

All Aboard the Taj Express

By Diane Parkes Audiences will be dancing out of Birmingham Hippodrome after they’ve watched the Bollywood musical Taj Express - promises its director and producer Shruti Merchant. The musical, which features the songs of A R Rahman, composer of the Oscar-winning...

West Midlands Police tackle speeding drivers on 20MPH zone near Cannon Hill Park

Traffic officers will be putting the breaks on speeding motorists near a popular city park. West Midlands Police are in a 20mph zone to catch speeding drivers. There are approximately 1,500, roads with a speed limit of 20mph in the...