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NHS Trusts demand the same 80% rebate granted to those private hospitals that register as charities.

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Briar Hickenbottom-Marriott says she doesn't feel lonely any more after her dad's show of support.

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Britain's Mo Farah wins his final track race on home soil in the 3,000m at the Diamond League in Birmingham.

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Arlo Watson features in the Birmingham Children's Hospital ambulance appeal.

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England batsman Ian Bell steps down as captain of Warwickshire in all formats of the game.

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A Jet2 passenger said the fighter jet was so close she could read the writing on its tail fin.

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A Walsall fan's unexpected ferry ride to Fratton Park and other things you may have missed in Saturday's EFL games.

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England's series against West Indies will be "sad to watch", says ex-England captain Michael Vaughan after the hosts' crushing win at Edgbaston.

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The four-time Olympic champion said the city "knows how to put events together".

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The Land Rover Discovery was stolen from a driveway in under two minutes.

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The comedian and actor said he hoped to inspire students from similar working-class backgrounds.

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As England prepare to play their first day-night Test against West Indies, BBC Sport looks at whether this is the future of the five-day format.

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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: 20C (68F), Minimum Temperature: 17C (63F), Wind Direction: East South Easterly, Wind Speed: 5mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1022mb, Humidity: 89%, UV Risk: 3, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 05:55 BST, Sunset: 20:11 BST

Maximum Temperature: 23C (73F), Minimum Temperature: 18C (64F), Wind Direction: South Easterly, Wind Speed: 5mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1019mb, Humidity: 66%, UV Risk: 4, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 05:56 BST, Sunset: 20:09 BST

Maximum Temperature: 23C (73F), Minimum Temperature: 15C (59F), Wind Direction: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 11mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1013mb, Humidity: 62%, UV Risk: 5, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 05:58 BST, Sunset: 20:07 BST

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