Publication: Birmingham Mail

First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 16 mins ago - 3 reports

Birmingham At War 1914-18: The Great War brought to life at Kings Norton Girls' School

Students at Kings Norton Girls’ School had WWI brought to life as the centenary of the conflict arrives.They were treated to an in-house exhibition provided by Dave Vaux, an archivist for the Royal Warwickshire Regiment whose collection will soon be displayed ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 16 mins ago]
Entities: World War I, Birmingham, War
First reported 16 mins ago - Updated 16 mins ago - 1 reports

Dealer ‘Yankee’ threw heroin out of window - but drugs landed at officer's feet

A bungling drug dealer threw a heroin wrap out of an eighth floor flat window during a drug bust in - only to see it land at a police officer's feet.Police watched on as Kieron Brown – known locally by his alias Yankee - dashed into a bedroom of a Wolverhampton ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 16 mins ago]
First reported 16 mins ago - Updated 16 mins ago - 1 reports

Palestine protesters parade along Birmingham Broad Street

Palestinian flag-waving motorists took on Saturday night in protest at Israeli attacks on the Arab state.Pictures from the scene showed dozens of Palestine supporters showing the tricolour amid the usual crowds of late night revellers enjoying a night ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 16 mins ago]
First reported 16 mins ago - Updated 16 mins ago - 1 reports

Birmingham At War 1914-18: Jim was right in the thick of things

2 Lt DR Counsell RFA at Tilques, near St Omer.Desmond Radford Counsell, known to everybody as ‘Jim’, lived in Bristol in 1914, and on the day war broke out he cycled there from Weston-super-Mare to volunteer for the Royal Artillery.But after the war, ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 16 mins ago]
First reported 16 mins ago - Updated 16 mins ago - 1 reports

Birmingham At War 1914-18: Colossal effort of Nechells gasworks

Iconic First World War weapons like Lee Enfield Rifles, Lewis Gun and Birmingham-designed Mills Bomb (grenade) were produced in their millions after the city was transformed into a huge munitions hub.The city was also the first place in the country to ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 16 mins ago]
First reported 16 mins ago - Updated 16 mins ago - 1 reports

Birmingham At War 1914-18: Breaking of the Hindenburg Line

Is it something deep in the English national soul, that fascination with valiant defeat in battle?It is a trait bound up inextricably with others such as doggedness in the face of superior odds; a determination not to bow down to an aggressor, no matter ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 16 mins ago]
First reported 39 mins ago - Updated 39 mins ago - 1 reports

Birmingham At War 1914-18: Following in a lost father's footsteps

It’s a story that’s been re-told many thousands of times by families up and down the land this year – the tragedy that befell our not-so-distant ancestors at the loss of a beloved son, husband or father during that terrible Great War, which started 100 ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 39 mins ago]
First reported 39 mins ago - Updated 39 mins ago - 1 reports

Birmingham At War 1914-18: City stayed on the move during conflict

By Steve CullenBuses started running regularly for the first time in Birmingham shortly before the war began. Birmingham City Transport had started life as Birmingham Corporation Tramways in 1899.It did not become known as the Birmingham Corporation Tramway ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 39 mins ago]
First reported 59 mins ago - Updated 59 mins ago - 1 reports

Birmingham At War 1914-18: Coping with the refugees

Refugees being displaced by war and civil unrest in their home country is something which sadly we see all too often on television these days. It should be remembered that this is not a new phenomenon as it has happened throughout history, and Birmingham ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 59 mins ago]
First reported 59 mins ago - Updated 59 mins ago - 1 reports

WATCH: Decked by a pack of cards, swallowed up by a coin con - it was my trickiest task yet...

He’s the Sunday Mercury’s very own Anneka Rice, but doesn’t look half as good in a turquoise jumpsuit. Each week super MIKE LOCKLEY will take up a gauntlet thrown down by our readers. He’s already flogged Big Issues, attempted to eat the world’s hottest ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 59 mins ago]
First reported 59 mins ago - Updated 59 mins ago - 1 reports

Birmingham At War 1914-18: Weightlifter who 'bucked up wounded boys'

Lawrence Levy was a tour-de-force when it came to weightlifting.Having won the first-ever British amateur weightlifting contest, aged 40, he went on to set 14 world weightlifting records and win the first World Weightlifting competition.A member of the ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 59 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Rohan splits with the past - after splitting his trousers - to lose 7 stone

A shamed super-sizer has lost more than seven stone after splitting his trousers.Embarrassed Rohan Kallicharan, from Edgbaston, weighed in at a hefty 19 stone 6 lbs when he tore his 40-inch waist breeches.Now the 40-year-old son of cricket legend Alvin ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 1 hour ago]

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