BIRMINGHAM YOUTH SPORT ACADEMY GRADUATES AIM TO INSPIRE OTHERS

Birmingham Youth Sports Academy (BYSA) has announced the launch of a dedicated Mentoring Programme to help inspire and influence its players, with the objective of developing role models and ambassadors who could influence their own local communities. In partnership with...

Ex Bank of England Chief Lord Mervyn King in Birmingham for Charity Lunch

Former Head of the Bank of England Lord Mervyn King was in Birmingham last week (13 April) for a charity lunch in aid of Midlands charity, Acorns Children’s Hospice. A Patron of Acorns, Lord King was interviewed by Marc...

Shafilea Ahmed – Honour Killing Documentary

A new documentary called ‘When Missing Turns into Murder’ tells the story of how teenager Shafilea Ahmed was murdered by her parents for wearing a top that showed off her and dishonouring the family. Shafilea Ahmed, 17, suffered years of...

West Midlands Police Targeting Dangerous Drivers

West Midlands Police are targeting dangerous drivers who risk lives by using their mobile phone at the wheel. A two-week operation starting today (Monday 15 April) to tackle irresponsible motorists. Traffic officers will be monitoring motorists on routes across...

Daughter Finds Late Mum’s Memoir

A Birmingham woman who has been named Brummie Mummies Heroes, knew she was dying from breast cancer, so decided to leave her children and husband an incredible gift - her memoir. Kumi Modi wrote about a remarkable love story about...

Black Bags Dumped on Streets

The streets of Birmingham are piling up with rubbish and fly-tipped waste. Mattresses, fridge-freezers, cardboard boxes, old sofas and countless rubbish bags are being dumped. In Alum Rock, mounds of fly-tipped waste has been dumped on roads in and around Cherrywood Road. After...

Drive-By Shooting

Detectives are investigating after a teenager was shot as he sat in a car on a city street. The victim was in the passenger seat of a silver Ford Mondeo on Pretoria Road, Bordesley Green when he was fired at on the evening of...

Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat

University of Birmingham experts joined medical professionals in India to set up an innovative research centre that will help to improve care for surgical patients. Among the first studies to be launched would be a surgical trial to look at...

Food enthusiasts share their family favourites with Asda this Ramadan

With a few weeks to the onset of Ramadan, people start looking for inspiration for their Iftars and want meal ideas their families can enjoy and bond over. Ramadan is observed across the globe and many flavours can be...

Forget Me Not displays pop up around the city in Hospice’s 40th anniversary year

Throughout April and May, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice will be bringing six ‘pop-up’ displays of wrought iron forget-me-not flowers to locations throughout the city during its 40thanniversary year. A local hospice’s Forget Me Not display will be blooming across...