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Weather affects travel and leads to power cuts, with hundreds of schools set to stay closed on Monday.

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Organisers insisted the show must go on, until changing their minds amid a wave of customer protests.

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Snow has fallen across the UK, causing disruption for some and fun for others. Here are some of your photos.

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Police say they are investigating 28 crimes amid a spate of "nasty burglaries" in Birmingham.

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The images appeared in a woman's Cloud content days after her mobile phone was stolen.

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Ambulance bosses say a suspended jail term for an attack on a worker will stand despite a challenge.

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The ring is the most expensive to sell at the Birmingham auction house with intense bidding.

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Drones and satellites are the modern methods used to find water leaks.

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West Midlands Police has launched a crackdown on motorists parking dangerously in Birmingham.

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A look at the turbulent tenure of train operator London Midland as its franchise runs out.

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It is 50 years since the world's first heart transplant, but what is it like to live with a mechanical heart pump?

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Saracens v Clermont Auvergne in the Champions Cup is postponed after succumbing to the wintry conditions, while WSL 1 fixtures and racing are also affected.

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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: 3C (37F), Minimum Temperature: -2C (28F), Wind Direction: North North Easterly, Wind Speed: 14mph, Visibility: Very Poor, Pressure: 981mb, Humidity: 98%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:55 GMT, Sunset: 15:51 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 2C (36F), Minimum Temperature: 0C (32F), Wind Direction: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 4mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1008mb, Humidity: 81%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:56 GMT, Sunset: 15:51 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 8C (46F), Minimum Temperature: 3C (37F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 10mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1000mb, Humidity: 88%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:57 GMT, Sunset: 15:51 GMT

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