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2 hrs ago | BBC News

Dwarfism boy 'barred from buses'

A boy with a form of dwarfism says he has been barred from buses five times in a fortnight in a row over his bike.

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6 hrs ago | M2.com

New street of eco-homes in Quinton

The new council homes have been developed by Birmingham City Council's house building programme, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust , and its partners, Homes and Community Agency , Capita and Mansell Homes.

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10 hrs ago | Inventor Spot

Wearable Tech: Stilettos Guaranteed for One Thousand Years

Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in the hardware store and fashion at the airport .

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12 hrs ago | Newsday

Agency errors before mothers' deaths

The killing of a Birmingham mother in 2012 "was potentially preventable", according to a review which exposed a number of agency failings.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Pressat

Ford shortlisted as regional winners of National Apprenticeship Awards 2014

Ford and its national dealer network has been short-listed from hundreds of entrants for the South East final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014.

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Northern Michigan News

Welsh boxer banned from Commonwealth Games

Games officials on Wednesday would not give a reason for the ban, although Welsh media reported that the 23-year-old welterweight from Cardiff was ordered to pay fines of more than $2,000 after admitting to a role in a nightclub assault in Birmingham, England.

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Newsday

Ex-MEP on money laundering charge

Ms Sinclaire, who represented the West Midlands until losing her seat in this year's European election, will appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on 17 September.

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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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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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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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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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