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British Gas to increase electricity prices by 12.5% from mid-September.

Centrica, which owns British Gas, has announced today (01/08) it will increase electricity prices by 12.5% from Friday 15th September. The price rise will affect 3.1 million customers - the average annual...

Birmingham trucker handed a hefty fine after committing a dangerous overtake on a cyclist

A truck driver has been handed a hefty fine after being found guilty of a dangerous overtake on a cyclist – the first court conviction in West Midlands Police’s operation to...

Almost six years on and Birmingham Updates is now the most engaged news source...

As you may know, I (Luke Addis) started Birmingham Updates (BU) on 8th August 2011 with the main aim of dispelling rumours during the disorder and riots in our amazing city.  Since...

New images of rejuvenated Alexander Stadium for Commonwealth Games 2022 bid.

Sitting at the heart of the UK, and standing for the diversity of the Commonwealth, Birmingham is well positioned to attract people to the 2022 Commonwealth Games and to ensure that...

Substantial fire in Cleveland Tower on Holloway Head being treated as arson.

Emergency services were dispatched to the 32-storey tower block this morning (01/07), to reports of a fire on the 22nd floor. Five fire engines and around 20 firefighters were sent to the...

Birmingham unveils vision and logo for 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games Steering Group has submitted its Preliminary Questionnaire response for bidding to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Birmingham can demonstrate...

Ofsted report finds ‘steady progress’ in Birmingham children’s services

An Ofsted report, following a monitoring visit to examine the progress of children’s services since its latest full inspection in September last year, has found the city council “is making steady...

Six people dead following a terror attack on London Bridge and in...

Metropolitan Police has confirms six people sadly died following a terror attack on London Bridge and in Borough Market on Saturday evening (03/06. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley has released the following comprehensive...

Gold medal for the Birmingham City Council garden at Chelsea Flower Show.

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the sixth year running, in the floral category, with a display that celebrates the work of Birmingham* artist, cartoonist...

Birmingham schoolgirl Anu shows friends her new sports blade.

  Anu, aged 7, had her right leg amputated shortly after birth. Her newly fitted sports blade was made especially for her needs, allowing her to run around and dance freely. The schoolgirl...

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