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Post-conference bender leaves Osborne with ‘spider’s web’ face tattoo

A regrettable night on the razz to celebrate the end of the Conservative Party conference has left Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne sporting a massive spider’s web tattoo on his face.

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Posted: Oct 11th, 2012
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Riot police helpless in face of angry, non-confrontational mob

Truncheon-wielding riot police were left helpless in Birmingham yesterday, as they attempted to control a passive-aggressive crowd who gave no indication of what they were protesting about.

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Posted: Oct 6th, 2012
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Shock decision to cancel HS2 as 23 minute saving is ‘bugger all’

The incoming Transport Minister, Justine Greening, has announced the cancellation of the High Speed 2 rail project which would have linked London and Birmingham. Speaking from her constituency home in Putney, Ms Greening said, ‘looking at the facts, it has become clear that shortening the journey time between London and Birmingham by 23 minutes isn’t really going to revive the economy.’

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Posted: Oct 19th, 2011
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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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