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Europe · Birmingham

Birmingham Children's Hospital worker held over 'poisoning' of child

55% Left coverage: 11 sources
A health worker has been arrested on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life after a child died at Birmingham Children's Hospital. The 27-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday and has been suspended from her role at the hospital.See the Story
Europe · West Midlands

West Midlands Ambulance Service at risk of collapse, according to nursing director

60% Left coverage: 5 sources
Mark Docherty said patients were "dying every day" due to ambulance delays. He said he did not understand why NHS England and CQC were not on top of the issue. He claimed that serious incidents had quadrupled in the last year due to delays.See the Story
Europe · Birmingham

Birmingham Airport braced for half-term passenger surge as boss warns staffing issues may last until autumn

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Birmingham Airport lost half of its staff during the pandemic. The airport has been struggling to recruit and train new staff. Staff have been working overtime to fill the gaps. Over the four-day jubilee weekend 147,000 passengers are booked to fly in and out of Birmingham.See the Story
Birmingham, England · Birmingham

Suspended West Midlands Metro announces reopening date

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
The tram service has been suspended three times since June last yearSee the Story
Birmingham, England · Birmingham

"Honoured and humbled": A sit down with Birmingham's new Lord mayor

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The Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) sat down with the new Lord mayor about her new roleSee the Story
Coventry, England · Coventry

200-year-old Coventry pub to be flattened despite calls to save it

The Black Horse in Spon End, Coventry, is set to be knocked down. Council wants to widen the road next to it to help tackle air pollution. But residents and heritage groups spoke passionately against the plans. Council officers said it was important as a 'safety valve' for Holyhead Road.See the Story
Wolverhampton · Wolverhampton

West Midlands Metro announces when it will reopen after being closed for two months

West Midlands Metro's tram service has been out of action since March 19. The service is now set to return from the week commencing Sunday, June 5. An initial deadline of the end of May for the tram service to resume has been pushed back due to not enough trams being available.See the Story
Birmingham, England · Birmingham

CRICKET – Birmingham Premier League XI set to play Birmingham Bears in T20 clash next week

WARWICKSHIRE supremo Paul Farbrace has identified next Tuesday’s T20 clash between the Bears and a Birmingham Premier League XI at Kenilworth Wardens (5.30pm start) as a huge opportunity for everyone involved, writes Paul Smith. Farbrace expects to take a strong side to Glasshouse Park including a number of players challenging hard for a starting spot in his team’s T20 Blast campaign which got underway last week.See the Story
Coronavirus · Coventry

Organisers reflect on Coventry's year as UK City of Culture

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Coventry's term as UK City of Culture has generated more than £170m. City received £18m from government and other funders and said it had delivered value for money. Chief executive Martin Sutherland said despite Covid-19 restrictions, the city had "really responded to it"See the Story

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