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Suicide rate drops significantly in Birmingham, reflecting lower rates across the country

The suicide rate in Birmingham has dropped significantly over the last three years, new figures show, reflecting lower rates across the country. Mental health charity Samaritans said that the reduction in registered...

One in 10 people in Birmingham cycle at least once a week, Department for...

The Department for Transport has just released the results of an annual survey, which reveals how often people cycle in England. In Birmingham there were 3,796 respondents, who answered questions about their...

The West Midlands to become the UK’s first large-scale 5G testbed

Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton to become 5G hubs after winning national competition.  The West Midlands has been selected to become the innovative home to the UK’s first multi-city 5G test bed. The...

Public asked for views on banning the sale of energy drinks to children and...

The government is seeking views from the public on ending the sale of energy drinks to children and young people in England. The consultation proposes that a ban would apply to drinks...

More than one in ten house fires in West Midlands started deliberately

More than one in ten house fires in West Midlands last year were started deliberately, figures from the Home Office show. The numbers reveal the scale of the problem faced by the...

Around one in three Universal Credit claimants in Birmingham are in employment.

Thousands of workers in Birmingham are claiming Universal Credit as their low wages are not enough to live on. Charities say that the "shocking" number of in-work applicants is due to low...

Car theft rate in West Midlands is one of the highest in the country

Police in West Midlands are dealing with the highest rates of car theft in England and Wales. It has led vehicle manufacturers to demand tighter controls on the "open sale" of equipment...

Ministry of Justice takes over running of HMP Birmingham

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has today (20/08) taken over the running of HMP Birmingham for an initial six-month period at no additional cost to the taxpayer. This follows an extended period...

Government pledges £100 million to end rough sleeping, which will help the rising numbers...

The Government has pledged £100 million to end rough sleeping, which will help the rising numbers of homeless people on the streets in Birmingham. Homelessness charities have welcomed the strategy to end...

Drug-related deaths rise in Birmingham over last three years

Drug-related deaths have risen in Birmingham over the last three years, reflecting a national rise in fatalities over the period. Charities have said that most deaths from substance abuse are avoidable, and...

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