Publication: Birmingham Mail

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Jody O’Reilly: Bromford driver ran down and killed avid Villa fan in Broad Street

A driver who ran down and killed an as he crossed on a night out has been warned he faces a long prison sentence.Fahid Saber, 21, admitted causing the death of pedestrian Jody O’Reilly in the smash in the early hours of December 15 last year.Jody was ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Ice bucket challenge - which made a star of Walsall youngster - raises almost £7 million for charity

Almost £7 million has been raised in Britain through the ice bucket charity challenge – which turned a Midland youngster into an internet sensation. The three-year-old, from Coalpool in Walsall, blurted out: “****ing hell” – and the clip went viral when ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Teenage shooting suspect to face Walsall court on wounding and fake firearms charges

A teenager is set to accused of shooting a man in the face with an air pistol.The 17-year-old will appear before magistrates this morning to hear claims he attacked the 36-year-old at the wheel of his car when he approached yesterday (Wednesday 18).The ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Shooting, Fake, Violence
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Van overturns on Solihull road: Two women trapped by injuries

Firefighters fought to free two women trapped by their injuries in an overturned van in Solihull.The vehicle turned on to its side and came to rest on grass verge when the driver is thought to have lost control on Four Winds Catherine-de-Barnes Lane in ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 2 hours ago]
Entities: Holmatro, emergency
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

iPhone 6: Man sleeps for THREE NIGHTS on floor outside Bullring to be first in queue

Video loading A man has been camping outside the Apple store in Birmingham for the last two nights in a desperate bid to be first to get his hands on the new iPhone 6.Self-employed builder Andy Walford, 40, has been sleeping outside the Bullring outlet ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 3 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Peaky Blinders: Helen McCrory terrified ahead of Birmingham premiere

Helen McCrory appeared on ITV this morning to discuss the imminent premiere of Peaky Blinders series two.The actress, who plays the character Aunt Polly in the show, said she was dreading the Birmingham world premiere of the show because of her accent. ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 3 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Scottish Independence vote: What Brummies really think of Scots

Voting is under way on Scottish independence in a referendum that’s expected to have huge turnout.People in Scottland will be casting their vote on whether Scotland should be an independent country or remain part of the UK. , who was born in Scotland, ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 5 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

West Midlands on heavy rain alert

A weather alert for a deluge of heavy rain has been issued The sustained downpour is expected tomorrow (Friday 19) and the Met Office has released the yellow level warning to raise awareness of inclement conditions throughout the day.Heavy showers and ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 5 hours ago]
Entities: Met Office, Flooding
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

CCTV appeal: Drinker stabbed in Coleshill pub brawl

A drinker was stabbed in the head and chest during a brawl involving two groups of customers at a pub in Coleshill.Warwickshire Police have released CCTV photographs of two men they wish to speak to in connection with the incident at the Norton Arms, ... [Published Birmingham Mail - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Birmingham City Council jobs bombshell as 6,000 more staff face the axe

staff are reeling from the news that up to 6,000 staff – almost half the current total – are likely to lose their jobs over the next four years.Council leader Sir Albert Bore made his bombshell announcement to a stunned council chamber.And he laid the ... [Published Birmingham Mail - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Man's body found in children's playground in Gilbertstone Recreation Ground, Yardley

The body of a man has been found . Detectives are at the scene at . A forensic tent has been erected in the play area while investigations are carried out.A concerned parent told the Mail: "The tent scene is actually in the playground - it looks like ... [Published Birmingham Mail - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

Man suffers cardiac arrest after rescue from Moseley house fire

A man suffered a cardiac arrest and had his heart restarted by emergency medics when he was rescued from a to the three-storey property in Church Road just after 7am this morning. Most of the occupants from the premises had managed to flee the blaze, ... [Published Birmingham Mail - Sep 16 2014]

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She said: "They said I was channelling Ozzy Osbourne which, of course, is nonsense."
A Birmingham firefighter taking part in the survey wrote: "The Scots like to drink. They’re friendly individually but can be hostile in larger groups. National pride. Good friends, bad enemies. Excellent soldiers. Hard workers. Passionate. The English are stand-offish. Obstinate. Xenophobic. They don’t panic. Large regional variations between North and South."
"We have a very strong community here and I don’t think our new fame would change that too much."
"I thought it was somewhere only women went– no place for a young bloke like me!”"

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