31,000+ apprentices and trainees to get half price bus and tram...

Apprentices and trainees aged 18 or under are to get half price travel on the region’s bus and tram network as part of an...

Law change demands equal treatment for disabled taxi users

From 6 April 2017 it will be illegal for taxi drivers to discriminate against wheelchair users. Taxi drivers face a fine of up to £1,000...

Family tribute to “beautiful, caring” cyclist who died in road crash

Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses after an 'adventurous' young doctor died in a collision on a busy Birmingham road. Suzanna Bull was involved...

PHE: “6 million adults do not do a monthly brisk 10...

Over 6.3 million adults aged 40 to 60 do not achieve 10 minutes of continuous brisk walking over the course of a month and...

Severn Trent Water push ahead with £300M Resilience Project

Severn Trent Water has completed the second of three huge multi-million-pound bypass tunnels being built to reinforce water supplies for Birmingham. The Elan Valley Aqueduct...

CCTV to finally become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England from...

Legislation to make CCTV cameras mandatory in slaughterhouses in England to safeguard animal welfare has been laid by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. The legislation will...

‘Ministers don’t have a clue’ says local MP as Smart Meters...

Local MP Steve McCabe has slammed the Government’s failing smart meters programme as a damning report from the National Audit Office (NAO) published yesterday...

Government issues warning over killer flea treatment

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate has issued a warning to dog and cat owners, wholesalers, veterinary surgeons and retailers after a chemical company issued a...

Bike hire scheme coming to the West Midlands

A bike-sharing hire scheme is to be launched across the West Midlands. West Midlands 'bikeshare' could be up and running as early as next year,...

Research finds e-cig vapour disables key immune cells in the lung

Research led by the University of Birmingham has found that vapourised e-liquid fluid has a similar effect on the lungs and body that is...

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