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Birmingham pupils and parents denounce racist lies around 'Trojan Horse'

20 May 2014
The anti-Muslim scare stories over Birmingham schools are falling apart, reports Sadie Robinson

Defiant pride march in Birmingham

28 May 2013
About 1,000 joined Birmingham’s LGBT Pride parade, watched by a crowd of about 70,000. 

How to close the gender pay gap

30 October 2012
Women who used to work for Birmingham City Council last week won a step forward in their claim for equal pay.

Tory conference squabbles take their toll on Cameron

09 October 2012
David Cameron wasn’t looking his best as the Tory party conference got underway in Birmingham on Sunday.

Vigil for Mikey Powell

18 September 2012
The family of Mikey Powell held a vigil last week outside Thornhill Road police station, Birmingham, where he died in custody in 2003. They were joined by supporters including the families of Anthony Grainger and Kingsley Burrell Brown.

Families march for justice for those that have died in custody

21 August 2012
Angry campaigners against violence in police custody marched through Birmingham on Saturday, almost 18 months after the death of 29 year old Kingsley Burrell in the city.

Protest to demand justice for Kingsley Burrell Brown

14 August 2012
Thousands of people are expected to join a march demanding justice for Kingsley Burrell Brown in Birmingham on Saturday.

Police faked story in riot case

24 July 2012
The Birmingham riots murder trial almost collapsed after the judge found a senior police officer "invented" evidence.

Unemployed reap tragic fruit from Tory benefit cuts

03 July 2012
At 9.20am last Thursday, a man tied himself to the railings outside Selly Oak job centre in Birmingham, doused himself in flammable liquid—and then lit it.

Protest after man sets himself alight outside Birmingham job centre

01 July 2012
Around 50 people came to a protest outside Selly Oak job centre in Birmingham yesterday, Saturday, at just a day’s notice after a desperate man set himself on fire there.

Education round-up

26 June 2012
Birmingham university strikes over pay Support staff at Birmingham University struck over low pay last Thursday and Friday.

NHS mental health workers strike in Birmingham

07 June 2012
NHS workers in the Unite and Unison unions at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust struck today, Wednesday.

Birmingham health workers set to walk out

05 June 2012
NHS workers in the Unite and Unison unions were set to strike on Wednesday of this week at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust against plans to slash pay.

In pictures: Birmingham Pride

03 June 2012
Photos from an angry Birmingham Pride yesterday (Saturday) by Geoff Dexter

Fury at NHS workfare scheme

22 May 2012
Bosses at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust are getting "unpaid jobseekers" to provide patient care on wards.

Lansley not having a very Nice time

22 May 2012
Over 60 people braved hail to protest against health secretary Andrew Lansley when he spoke at the Nice health organisation’s conference in Birmingham last week.

Birmingham banner drop student found not guilty

28 February 2012
Student activist Edd Bauer has been found not guilty of intentionally causing danger to the public and conspiring with others to do so.

Fighting the Cuts, Banner Theatre

21 February 2012
Birmingham-based Banner Theatre has put together a hard-hitting music and multimedia show called Fighting the Cuts.

Strikers have the power to save Birmingham school

04 February 2012
Around 100 people joined a picket line at Montgomery Primary School in Birmingham on Wednesday of last week.

'Who got the power? We got the power!' say strikers at Montgomery school

25 January 2012
Around 100 people joined a picket line at Montgomery Primary School in Birmingham today, Wednesday.

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