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Witness appeal after a cyclist dies at Vélo Birmingham & Midlands

Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident that happened at the Vélo Birmingham & Midlands cycling event in Atherstone. The incident happened on Coleshill Road at around 7.50am on Sunday (12/05). A cyclist participating...

Combined authority approves £28m road congestion package

A £28m package of measures to help manage congestion and keep the West Midlands moving has been given the green light. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) board on Friday (22/03) approved £16m funding for...
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Combined Authority draws up proposals to provide free travel to women worst affected by...

More than 9,000 women across Birmingham and the West Midlands whose state pensions have been pushed back by several years would get a free travel pass under proposals announced today (15/03) by the West...

Ambitious plans for cycling in the West Midlands

A regionally co-ordinated cycling strategy with funding targeted at 26 priority routes was backed by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) on Friday (08/02). Ambitious plans, including goals to raise cycling investment to at least...
National Express West Midlands bus in Druids Heath, Birmingham

Birmingham Bus Survey: Don’t travel by bus? Council keen to understand why

People who travel in Birmingham are being invited to take part in a survey which seeks to better understand why they do, or don’t use the bus. Birmingham City Council is currently working to create...
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National Crime Agency seize Birmingham property linked to drug trafficking & money laundering gang

The National Crime Agency has used proceeds of crime powers to seize properties worth £1.7 million from associates of an organised crime group involved in drug supply in Staffordshire and the West Midlands. Nine men...

Charity reports thousands of children in Birmingham will be homeless this Christmas

Thousands of children in Birmingham will be homeless this Christmas, according to estimates from housing charity Shelter. Across Britain, the number of homeless children has increased by 59% in five years, the charity’s report said. In...
Flooding on Dog Pool Lane in Stirchley, Birmingham

Flood taskforce launched in the West Midlands

A new taskforce has been formed aiming to tackle flooding and other water related issues affecting the West Midlands and beyond. Birmingham City University has created the new ‘Water, Environment and Communities’ research group, which...

West Midlands attractions enjoyed the largest UK visitor growth last year.

Footfall at West Midlands tourist attractions increased by 6% in 2015 – the highest visitor growth in the UK, along with the East Midlands and South West – according to VisitEngland’s Annual Attraction Survey. The...

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