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Birmingham: Major city in the English Midlands, 2nd highest population of a UK city.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. It is the second-largest city, urban area and metropolitan area in England and the United Kingdom, with roughly 1.1 million inhabitants within the city area, 2.9 million inhabitants within the urban area and 4.3 million inhabitants within the metropolitan area and lies within the most populated English district. Birmingham is commonly referred to as the second city of the United Kingdom.


Sheffield Utd team arrives at Aston Villa for Premier League returns [Video]

Sheffield Utd team arrives at Aston Villa for Premier League returns

Sheffield United arrive to Birmingham for Premier League return against Aston Villa following a three-month COVID-19 hiatus.

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Hundreds attend Black Lives Matter rally in Birmingham [Video]

Hundreds attend Black Lives Matter rally in Birmingham

Hundreds of people have attended a Black Lives Matter protest in central Birmingham today, following several protests in London this week - in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis...

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Taxi driver records racist abuse in Birmingham [Video]

Taxi driver records racist abuse in Birmingham

Taxi driver Abid Mustafa suffered a racist tirade of abuse at the hands of a passenger in Birmingham, on Friday May 15, and recorded what happened to share with his bosses. The footage has now been..

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Street artist creates Covid-19 mural in Birmingham [Video]

Street artist creates Covid-19 mural in Birmingham

A stunning mural titled 'Forward in Unity' by renowned street artist Gent 48 has been unveiled in Digbeth, Birmingham. The piece, aiming to immortalise the return of community spirit in Birmingham..

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Birmingham resident asks if Covid-19 'is real' during street party [Video]

Birmingham resident asks if Covid-19 'is real' during street party

A chief constable has issued a “don’t be an idiot” warning ahead of the bank holiday weekend after his officers were forced to break up a 100-strong street party. Footage of people gathering in..

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Cricket players will need more mental health support, says coach Upton [Video]

Cricket players will need more mental health support, says coach Upton

Paddy Upton believes the coronavirus lockdown has been traumatic for many cricketers and teams will have to change their approach to mental health when the game resumes.

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British-based artist creates quarantine flipbook [Video]

British-based artist creates quarantine flipbook

Artist based in the UK draws flipbook to send his love to everyone struggling during coronavirus outbreak

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UK bean bag firm produces NHS PPE [Video]

UK bean bag firm produces NHS PPE

A bean bag and soft furnishing manufacturer is helping to produce and dispatch PPE to NHS and healthcare staff. Birmingham firm Loft 25, along with Green Lane Mosque and hundreds of volunteers, have..

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A West Midlands Police officer is under investigation for the Tasering of Trevaile Wyse in Birminham back in Feburary 2020, which he says was excessive, and has damaged his health.
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West Bromwich Albion go back to the top of the Championship table despite being held to a goalless draw by Birmingham City.
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Anti-HS2 campaigners begin week-long protest

Extinction Rebellion and Stop HS2 protesters will walk the rail line's route from Birmingham to London.
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Commonwealth Games: Birmingham stadium closure forces local athletes to train elsewhere

Athletes are upset at having to find a new home after the early closure of Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium to prepare for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Women pushed in Birmingham canal by gang on bikes

Sophie Watson is one of at least two women shoved into the water near Birmingham university.
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Coronavirus: Dame Julie Walters appeal helps Warley Woods

The Birmingham-born actress urges the local community to support her childhood park.
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Car fire blocks Birmingham Queensway tunnel

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About £27,000 is discovered in the safe during the raid on a house in Birmingham.
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Coronavirus: Birmingham bodybuilder's road to recovery

Bodybuilder Simon Fan was on a ventilator in hospital for three weeks after being struck down by Covid-19.
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Coronavirus: Birmingham tips reopening leads to long queues

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Coronavirus: Birmingham funeral staff 'spat at' by mourners

The six-person limit at funerals angered mourners who abused staff, the council says.
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Coronavirus: Birmingham midwives' volunteer army to the rescue

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Gossip: Man Utd lead chase for Bellingham, Everton consider Grealish move

Manchester United want 16-year-old Birmingham midfielder, Everton consider move for Jack Grealish, plus more.
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Birmingham care staff face running out of PPE 'in two weeks'

Birmingham City Council Leader Ian Ward says supplies are "running desperately low".
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Prince William opens new UK emergency COVID-19 hospital

Prince William, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, has opened an emergency COVID-19 hospital built in just eight days in the exhibition centre of Britain's second city, Birmingham.
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Covid-19: Prince William opens Birmingham's Nightingale Hospital

The Duke of Cambridge opens the Birmingham site saying "hospitals are about the people and not the bricks".
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Women jailed for 'disgusting' attack in Birmingham city centre

The 20-year-old victim has been left with "lasting brain damage", West Midlands Police say.
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