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Singing pickets in Small Heath defend their school and their rep

19 January 2016
Teachers at Birmingham’s Small Heath school began a three-day strike today, Tuesday, to stop their school becoming an academy.

‘Muslim plot’ school probe slammed

24 March 2015
A parliamentary report has criticised recent investigations into Birmingham schools.

Protest confronts EDL in Birmingham city centre

14 October 2014
Some 300 people joined a demo against the racist EDL in Birmingham called by Unite Against Fascism (UAF).

News in-brief

24 June 2014
Student killed in Colchester, Swansea mine bosses cleared, Governors quit in Birmingham, Mental health cuts slammed

A warning from Birmingham - Muslims speak out against racist witch hunt in schools

17 June 2014
Could the ‘Trojan Horse’ witch hunt be just the start of a new period of worsening racism in our schools? Muslim parents, teachers and governors talked to Adam Cochrane and Sadie Robinson about why they are angry—and afraid

Birmingham protest rejects 'Trojan Horse' scapegoating

17 June 2014

Witch hunt against Muslims in Birmingham - Get racist Tories out of schools

10 June 2014
A Tory clampdown on schools in Birmingham has unleashed a torrent of racist filth.

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.

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