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32 min ago | BBC News

Hundreds attend PCC memorial service

A memorial service to celebrate the life of former West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones has taken place in Wolverhampton.

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3 hrs ago | Stratford Herald

Prisoner on the run found and arrested in Stratford

Four years ago Ellis Holtom, of Stratford-upon-Avon, was born with half a working heart.

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5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

How police are using Snapchat

It is also, as of last Friday , the home of at least one a police department. The West Midlands Police in Birmingham, England - you may be familiar with their Twitter antics - believes it's the first police department in the world to join the platform.

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9 hrs ago | This Is Lancashire

2m Britons to join summer getaway

Bookings to Greece and Turkey have also been going well, while for those travelling further afield Dubai, Mexico and Florida are among the most popular destinations.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Guitar World

10 Things You Didn't Know About Black Sabbath

It's been nearly 45 years since Black Sabbath emerged out of Birmingham, England, and defined the genre of heavy metal with detuned guitar riffs, occult themes and monolithic heaviness.

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Examiner.com

These songs topped the UK pop charts in the late '60s, but lagged on U.S. charts

Third of a 3-part series: Songs that reached No. 1 in England but had far less success in the U.S. Third of a 3-part series: Songs that reached No.

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Newsday

City to get education commissioner

Ms Morgan said the education commissioner would work to address criticisms of the authority made in the report by Peter Clarke, the former counter-terrorism chief of the Metropolitan Police.

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Newsday

Teachers 'intimidated' by governors

The watchdog heard claims that teachers at the Al-Hijrah School felt "governors and the former head teacher had deliberately obstructed their work".

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Mirror.co.uk

Barmaid now has face rebuilt after brutal attack on night out

Lucy Wedge, 22, had to have her face rebuilt after the nasty assault and police are still hunting her attacker Lucy Wedge was left needing cosmetic surgery after being violently punched in the face by vicious thug on a night out in Birmingham A barmaid has been left with a steel plate in her face after a brutal attack on a night out in Birmingham.

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FarmingUK

Rubery, Birmingham

A strategic parcel of grazing land located in the growing commuter town of Rubery, in the district of Bromsgrove.

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National Review Online

Finn: We'll Miss You, Michael Gove

Nicky Morgan might have been triggered by more than crass pre-election maneuvering to placate teachers and women.

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Mirror.co.uk

New mum told her terminal cancer may have invaded her baby's body while she was pregnant

Medics fear the skin cancer that has spread to 26-year-old Dani Maloney's leg, lungs and spine could have travelled through her womb A new mum given only weeks to live has been told the cancer that is killing her may have also invaded her baby boy's tiny body.

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Bromsgrove Standard

Motorcyclist taken to QE after crash with tractor in Frankley

A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being involved in a crash with a tractor in Frankley yesterday evening .

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Motorcycle USA

Memorable Motorcycle: Velocette KSS

The Great Depression was over. Europe was booming and there was no sign of war clouds on the horizon.

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Kottke.org

The anti-Wonka candy factory

In 2011, Magnum photographer Martin Parr visited the Teddy Grays candy factory near Birmingham, England that makes old-fashioned candy with Wonka-esque names -- Mint Humbugs, Nutty Brittles, Spearminties.

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Alabama Live

Dear DNC: Here's why you should come to Birmingham: opinion

"It's nice to have you in Birmingham" used to be a lie we told to make ourselves feel better, but since then the truth has set us free, and now it's a battle cry.

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Black Country Bugle

I read ballads from Bugle when I was Birmingham society's guest poet

And on July 6 I was their guest poet - a rare honour - and I marked it by reading some of the poems I have been fortunate enough to have had published in the Black Country Bugle.

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Newsday

Compensation call for Trojan staff

A Birmingham MP has said teachers forced out of schools involved in the Trojan Horse allegations deserve to be compensated.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daily Mail

a road where white Britons are the ethnic minority. a TV crew...

Graveyard of desecration: Grave robbers. Ghoulish tourists taking pictures on their mobiles.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

24dash

allpay apprentice champion shortlisted for national award

An apprentice champion from payment specialist allpay has beaten off competition from hundreds of entrants to be short-listed for the West Midlands final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014.

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