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  • Refuse staff could continue downing tools till Christmas

    BIN workers in Birmingham could roll their strike through to Christmas if the city council refuses to stop plans to dump a fifth of the refuse workforce and slash wages by up to £5,000 a year.

    Refuse workers who are members of union Unite have been staging sporadic strikes for...

    Saturday 12th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Birmingham Met staff oppose job axe plans

    STAFF at Birmingham Metropolitan College will be protesting today in a row over plans to axe 27 jobs.

    The demonstration will take place outside the main entrance to Matthew Boulton, Sutton Coldfield and James Watt campuses from 12.15pm.

    All the posts set to be cut are...

    Tuesday 20th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Gift of the Gab gives Bruce derby day spoils

    1 Aston Villa 0 Birmingham

    by Simon Williams at Villa Park

    Harry Redknapps ’s first game in charge of Birmingham yesterday ended in a 1-0 away defeat to local rivals Aston Villa in the Second City derby.

    The 70-year-old replaced...

    Monday 24th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Coroner in pub blasts case backs funding bid

    THE Birmingham pub bombings coroner, hearing inquests into the deaths of 21 victims, gave his support yesterday to an application for legal funding by bereaved families.

    Peter Thornton QC indicated that he wanted the funding issue, which has led to a war of words between some of the...

    Tuesday 29th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Big Ride draws hundreds to Birmingham

    HUNDREDS of cyclists are due to arrive in Birmingham today as part of a “Big Ride” marking the second anniversary of Israel’s horrific bombing campaign against Gaza.

    Sets of spokes spun out of London, Bristol, Sheffield and Manchester on Saturday for a three day...

    Monday 8th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Blues defeat sees Belles stay last

    Doncaster 0-1 B’ham

    Birmingham boosted their Champions League hopes with a 1-0 victory at FA Women’s Super League 1’s bottom side Doncaster Rovers Belles on Saturday.

    Substitute Kirsty Linnett scored the only goal at Stadium Way in the 61st...

    Monday 1st Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Students furious over Israeli ambassador invitation

    STUDENTS and parents at a Birmingham school were left fuming yesterday after management secretly invited the Israeli ambassador for a talk.

    Outraged locals issued an open letter to the King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls head demanding an apology and calling for a Palestinian...

    Saturday 17th Oct 2015

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Rowett: Manager’s role is changing

    BIRMINGHAM boss Gary Rowett insisted yesterday that managers are a dying breed.

    Rowett faces former teammate Lee Carsley tonight after he replaced the sacked Marinus Dijkhuizen yesterday as Brentford boss until the end of the season.

    The Blues boss now feels that the...

    Tuesday 29th Sep 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Police hailed for ‘diversity’ after hiring 1 black PC

    A POLICE force being shortlisted for a diversity award — after recently hiring just one black officer — is “not a cause for celebration,” leading campaigner Lee Jasper told the Star yesterday.

    West Midlands Police have been nominated in the “diverse...

    Wednesday 16th Sep 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Boycott puts brakes on taxi rank charge scheme

    GOVERNMENT-OWNED Network Rail’s attempts to charge taxi drivers £1,000 a year for the right to pick up passengers at Birmingham New Street station was stalled yesterday.

    Transport union RMT, which is resisting the move and representing the drivers, delayed introduction of...

    Saturday 12th Sep 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain