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Gunshot sensors will keep Birmingham police well safe, say experts

Sensors used to detect fatal gunshot wounds are being deployed by police forces throughout the West Midlands. The sensors – which consist of a cardboard periscope with a telescope stuck on the end – are being installed on rooftops and high buildings in Birmingham and the rough bits of Coventry, which includes all of Coventry.

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Posted: Dec 13th, 2010
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Fear of Brummie epidemic as accent spreads beyond city boundaries

Concern is growing that Brummie is spreading much faster than originally estimated and colonising many of the dialects that once distinguished surrounding towns and rural districts.

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Posted: Jan 5th, 2010
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Baby wows onlookers by keeping shoes on

An 8 month-old has baby stunned shoppers at Birmingham’s Bull-Ring retail centre by keeping her shoes and socks on for an astonishing two hours.

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Posted: Aug 18th, 2009
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Venice to market itself as ‘Birmingham of the Adriatic’

Looking to reverse a decline in visitors from the UK to the city, the Venetian Tourist Board launched a new campaign drawing comparisons between Venice and the UK’s Birmingham. ‘When we saw that they had as many canals as we do here, it seemed a great way to appeal to British visitors,’ explained a Tourist Board spokesman.

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Posted: Apr 14th, 2009
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