BIRMINGHAM LAND EARMARKED FOR NEW WORLD-CLASS CULTURAL CENTRE

Proposals for a new centre for heritage, community arts, learning and skills development led by Birmingham Museums Trust, have taken a step forward this week as a plot in the east of the city has been approved for regeneration...

Ikea store set to close in Birmingham City Centre

Ikea announced the shop in Dale End will be set to close on 9th August because of "a number of factors" which included the location of the shop. The shop is part of the broader Martineau Galleries plans, opposite new...

Heavy Delays on the M5 after crash between lorry and cars blocks motorway

Motorists were informed of long delays after a crash on the M5 blocked the motorway in both directions. The crash happened between junctions one and two where a major roadworks scheme is in progress at Oldbury Viaduct.  A lorry and...

Girl aged six killed in Smethwick, on way to mosque prayers

A six-year-old girl who was hit by a car and killed, she was heading for prayers at a mosque with her father. police have said: Jannatul Bakya was hit while crossing Oldbury Road in Smethwick, West Midlands, on Saturday night. Her...

Extension plans submitted for Birmingham Airport

The extension of the Airport would see the creation of new food and retail outlets, seating and baggage areas Birmingham Airport has maintained that plans to expand its current premises will help deal with an increasing volume of passengers. A planning...

Man dies after being struck by a train at a Sandwell station

Trains through a Black Country railway station were disrupted this weekend after a man died after being hit by a train. There were no trains were stopping at Sandwell and Dudley station, in West Bromwich, on Saturday evening following the...

UP TO £20,000 IN FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

Local charities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for a share of a funding pot of over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to support projects which will help people in...

Gunshots Fired On Busy High Street

West Midlands Police armed response and dog units raced to Smethwick High Street after reports of gunfire on Sunday 22 July. Police dogs Phoenix followed the car, joined by armed officers. The force's @WMPDogs Twitter account said the car was forced to stop...

Horns Blasted Along Busy Junction

Chaos erupted during rush hour on Wednesday 18 July along Walsall Road, Great Barr  when a convoy of luxury super car drivers brought the city junction to a standstill  with some people risking their lives by hanging out of a...

Vicious Fight Inside Bridal Shop in Alum Rock

A vicious fight broke out inside a Birmingham bridal shop Seher Boutique on Alum Rock Road, Alum Rock on Saturday 21 July around 5.30pm as onlookers watched in horror Bystanders gathered outside as armed police and ambulance crews raced to the scene...