Tuesday Apr 15
Watch: The Vamps play secret Birmingham gig to just 400 (screaming) fans
More than 21,000 people applied for tickets, but only 300 fans and 100 competition winners were lucky enough to see the show Boyband hysteria reached Beatlemania levels as internet sensations The Vamps played a one-off gig for their fans in Birmingham.
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Action man Scott Adkins still packing a punch in the movies
The CEO is concerned at the worrying run of results which has left the claret and blues in serious relegation bother Raglans have embarked on a UK tour, and head to the Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, tomorrow night, supported by The Heist.
Watch: Cat lover's purr-fect obsession with comic character Catwoman
Cattery worker Claire Rainbow's purr-fect obsession with the comic-book character started seven years ago when she bumped into Batman, who had a spare outfit.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Midlands suffered more fraud than Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland COMBINED in 2013
More fraud was carried out in the Midlands than the whole of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland combined last year, according to new research.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
TWO theatre companies tasted success at a regional awards ceremony.
Both Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society and the Norbury Theatre in Droitwich emerged victorious at the West Midlands regional conference of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association's awards.
Just the ticket! 12 Easter activities you can enjoy at Birmingham's libraries
The new Library of Birmingham and several other libraries around the city are hatching plenty of fun for children over Easter If you're looking for ideas on things to do over Easter, the new Library of Birmingham has unveiled a host of activities taking place there and at other libraries in the city.
TV: 4 treats to cwtch up for tonight
Solskjaer met around 70 fans at the Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday evening for an hour to discuss his first three months in charge The actress who appeared in Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally and wrote Postcards From the Edge will talk about her long and varied career in Hollywood Now Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham is adding another line to his ... (more)
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Birmingham bus lanes: New warning signs to be displayed - but no fines refunded
Council transport bosses are putting up new warning signs at controversial Birmingham bus lanes where thousands of drivers have been fined - but have insisted no penalties will be repaid.
Black Country Bugle
Research led to offer of gift of Dudley grandfather's war medals
Having mentioned him to various members of the family I discovered that his war medals are in the possession of my uncle Gordon Jeavons who has kindly offered to give them to me.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Police Fed Chiefs Quit After 'Turbulent Period'
Two Police Federation chiefs have decided to quit their posts following what one described as a "turbulent period in its history".
When Stafford court rejected cheque written on dancer's belly
MAGISTRATES at Stafford had seen some sights in their years on the bench but the one caused by a motorist enraged at paying a parking fine was the most bizarre yet.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Ladywood families getting physical
A SCHEME to help residents of a deprived Birmingham ward get fit and live longer is proving a great success.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Fresh call for surgeon investigation
Solicitors are calling for a fresh investigation into a doctor suspended for performing unnecessary surgery at two West Midlands hospitals.
A round-up of the best comedy, music, theatre and exhibitions, April 2-3
Do you know of concerts and shows that should be listed in our pages? Send details to email@example.com or write to Birmingham Mail, Floor 6, Fort Dunlop, Fort Parkway, Birmingham B24 9FF For more details visit here TODAY Trefor Williams & The Usual Suspects: Sutton Coldfield Trad Jazz Club, Walmley Social Club, Fox Hollies Rd, ... (more)
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Voice host Emma Willis: Having kids was just the job for me
The host of The Voice, from Sutton Coldfield, said the arrival of her daughter Isabelle, four, and Ace, two, made her more confident in her ability.
Benefits Street White Dee: I've not been paid to rap on XOVA single
White Dee from Benefits Street is the star of a new rap record - but the Birmingham mum-of-two has insisted she is not being paid a penny for it.
Chinese tycoon targets Birmingham House of Fraser store
Top Birmingham store House of Fraser and a string of others across the West Midlands could be taken over by a Chinese tycoon in a A 450 million swoop, it has been revealed.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Photographer has double awards success
Kevin Smith, who runs Cotswold Portrait Studios, in Perrins Farm, Childswickham, beat off stiff competition to win both Portrait Photography categories at the event in Lea Marston Hotel near Sutton Coldfield.
Mail on Sunday
Council chiefs spend A 2,000 of public cash on THIS lamppost which...
Your goldfish can go through security - its water cannot: Ex-TSA agent reveals more insider details of the odd world of airport checkpoints Revealed: The best times to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner if you want to lose weight - and you need to make sure you're up by 7am Dynasty star Kate O'Mara dies with a broken heart: 80s icon epitomised glamour ... (more)
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Belambra holiday club in Praz sur Arly, France
Allegations about both men have been passed to the police by Midland journalist Mark Williams-Thomas, the investigator whose TV documentary finally exposed Jimmy Savile as a paedophile In the run-up to Mother's Day, Zoe Chamberlain talks to a group of mums striving to get the work-life balance they dream of.