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Pupils were pictured aiming at targets with toy guns during the trip hosted by West Midlands Police.

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A number of teachers concerned for their safety are striking at Willenhall E-ACT Academy.

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Weightlifting, gymnastics and judo all earmarked for the arenas if Birmingham's bid is successful.

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Private patients expect the best treatment, but what happens if things go wrong?

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"Truly overwhelming" response to funeral appeal for stab victim James Brindley, organiser says.

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Mohammed Endris also denies the attempted murder of his two children's mother.

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A man who gave evidence against Tony and Julie Wadsworth in court says the pair will "feel the punishment".

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Petra Kvitova caps her remarkable comeback from a career-threatening hand injury by winning the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

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Overweight men in Oldbury turn to football to help lose weight in the Man v Fat program.

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Headlines from the political week reviewed in 60 seconds by BBC Sunday Politics West Midlands.

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Thomas Parker is credited with inventing the first truly practical version of the electric car.

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Use this tool to send us your questions about Birmingham and the Black Country.

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Community News

Healthy Eating Tips For Local Families

Posted by Administrator : Tuesday 12th March 2013

KEEP THE WHOLE FAMILY IN TIP TOP SHAPE. Family life can be hectic and keeping up with the fast pace of it can be difficult, which also means having regular healthy meals can be easier said than done.

Avoid Your Home Flooding

Posted by Administrator : Monday 11th March 2013

BE PREPARED OR AT LEAST HAVE YOUR ARM BANDS READY. Flooding can be devastating for home owners but some simple tips could prevent heartbreaking and costly repairs. It is important that you understand about your property and local areas, so you can be aware of any potential flooding problems in the future.


Getting On The Property Market

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 10th March 2013

EASIER SAID THAN DONE! The mortgage and property market looks to be improving slightly through better mortgage deals. However the market still lacks direction and combined with lack of incentives for new buyers and government cuts it looks like it could be a while before it rises.

Avoiding Payday Loans

Posted by Administrator : Tuesday 5th March 2013

AVOIDING THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL. In the beginning everyone thought these payday loan lenders where all doing us a favour and it sounds so simple borrow a little bit of money just before your payday and then pay back on your payday.

Avoid The Local Cowboys

Posted by Administrator : Thursday 28th February 2013

HOW EASY IS IT TO SPOT A LOCAL COWBOY TRADER? There are numerous reasons why cowboy builders get away with their bad practices and carry on working in the community such as people not asking for verified references, no signed contract, not obtaining at least 3 other quotes to compare, clients naturally go for the cheapest quote and some residents or businesses are impatient and choose not to wait for the best builder.

Dealing With Stress At Work

Posted by Administrator : Monday 25th February 2013

ARE WE GETTING TOO STRESSED AT WORK? While some workplace stress is completely normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and impact your physical and emotional health. This means your ability to deal with it can mean the difference between success or failure.

Local Weather

Maximum Temperature: 19C (66F), Minimum Temperature: 15C (59F), Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 6mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1006mb, Humidity: 70%, UV Risk: 3, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 04:45 BST, Sunset: 21:21 BST

Maximum Temperature: 18C (64F), Minimum Temperature: 13C (55F), Wind Direction: North Westerly, Wind Speed: 7mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 996mb, Humidity: 81%, UV Risk: 4, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 04:45 BST, Sunset: 21:21 BST

Maximum Temperature: 19C (66F), Minimum Temperature: 14C (57F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 8mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 996mb, Humidity: 66%, UV Risk: 5, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 04:46 BST, Sunset: 21:21 BST

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