A man has been arrested after a man was set alight as he walked home from a mosque in Birmingham on Monday night (March 20).
A man has been arrested after a man was set alight as he walked home from a mosque in Birmingham on Monday night (March 20).
EXCLUSIVE: Wind River alum Gil Birmingham has closed a deal to return for Castle Rock Entertainment’s sequel Wind River: The Next Chapter, with Alan Ruck (Succession), Kali Reis (Catch the Fair One) and Tatanka Means (Killers of the Flower Moon) also joining the cast.
The Pigeon Detectives have announced their upcoming album, ‘TV Show’, and revealed a series of record store performances across the UK.Due for release on July 7, the album will be the band’s sixth studio release, following on from 2017’s ‘Broken Glances’. Pre-order the upcoming album here.Produced by Rich Turvey (Blossoms, The Coral, Oscar Lang), ‘TV Show’ will also feature the band’s latest single, ‘Lovers Come And Lovers Go’, which dropped earlier this month.“This album is a celebration of our journey, said bassist Dave Best.
Muslims all over the UK will spend much of today preparing for the start of Ramadan this evening.
Hundreds of WGA East members who work for Hearst Magazines Media are planning to stage a walkout Thursday to demand a fair contract. The half-day action is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET and will last the remainder of the day.
Billy Bragg has announced a UK and Ireland tour to mark his 40 years in music – find all the details below.The singer-songwriter and left-wing activist is due to hit the road this autumn following the release of his forthcoming career-spanning boxset ‘The Roaring Forty’, which is out on October 27.Kicking off in Brighton on November 14, Bragg’s 2023 tour will also include shows in Portsmouth, Cambridge, Cork, Dublin, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Edinburgh and Manchester throughout that month.In December, the artist will head to Gateshead, Nottingham and Bristol before completing the stint with a gig at The Roundhouse in Camden Town, London.“Doesn’t seem like just that long ago that I was playing Thursday nights at the Tunnel in Greenwich, opening for whoever was headlining that night,” Bragg said in a statement. “I learned my chops there in late ’82/ early ’83 and I’m still putting those lessons to good use 40 years later.”He added: “Hope to see some of you on the Roaring Forty tour this autumn.”Pleased to announce UK and IE dates for The Roaring Forty Tour.Pre-order the album from the official store by 5pm March 27th to gain access to pre-sale tickets – https://t.co/BuRCFT8RJSGeneral on sale 31st March at 10am#TheRoaringForty #BB40 pic.twitter.com/Zism1IeaEN— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) March 21, 2023Tickets for Bragg’s 2023 UK and Ireland tour go on general sale at 10am BST next Friday (March 31) – you’ll be able to buy yours here.
Work has begun on Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight’s Birmingham TV and film studio.
Naman Ramachandran Construction has begun on Birmingham’s Digbeth Loc. Studios, the brainchild of British screenwriter, director and producer, Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”). Knight’s vision, alongside business partner, TIME+SPACE CEO Piers Read, is to create a long-term cultural legacy for his home city by welcoming blue-chip brands to the studio. Work on the site is expected to complete by mid-July with the first filming due to take place in October. First shows to be filmed at the new facility include BBC drama “This Town” from Banijay U.K.’s Kudos and food format, “MasterChef,” produced by Banijay U.K.’s Shine TV. An area of the new studios is also expected to be occupied by legendary Birmingham reggae band UB40.
Norah Jones has announced that she will be heading on a tour of the UK and Ireland this autumn.The singer-songwriter previously announced a summer tour in Europe, which is due to start this July in Paris and includes dates in Italy, Spain, Portugal and more.The UK and Ireland leg of the tour kicks off at Sage Gateshead on November 4, before heading to Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Bath, Belfast and Dublin. Jones will also headline London’s Palladium on November 11.Tickets for the tour will be on sale this Friday, March 24 at 10am.
A pensioner who has been living in his converted lorry for 30 years says he lives on just £25 a week.
Snoop Dogg arrived in Scotland this week and was met at the airport by a bagpipes player giving a rendition of ‘Still D.R.E.’ – see it below.The rapper is currently on his ‘I Wanna Thank Me’ tour of Europe, which has been rescheduled a host of times since its initial announcement in 2019.On Thursday (March 16), he played Glasgow’s OVO Hydro, and upon landing at Glasgow Airport, a bagpipe player broke into a rendition of ‘Still D.R.E.’ on the runway.Clearly enjoying the show, Snoop danced away on the tarmac before pointing at the musician and giving him a thumbs up before departing in a car.You can see the video below via Snoop Dogg’s Instagram, alongside details of Snoop Dogg’s remaining UK tour dates – buy any remaining tickets here.A post shared by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg)Snoop Dogg will play the following shows:MARCH 202321 – London, O2 Arena26 – Dublin, 3Arena27 – Leeds, First Direct Arena28 – Birmingham, Resorts World ArenaLater this year, the rapper will join Wiz Khalifa and head out on a massive joint tour of North America titled ‘High School Reunion’.Snoop announced the 33-date run via a poster on Instagram on March 7. The tour will kick off on July 7 in Vancouver before wrapping up the run in Irvine, California on August 27.
A 'red alert' warning has been issued to billions of Gmail and Microsoft Outlook users, as scams are on the rise. There has reportedly been a 240 per cent rise in email phishing scams recently, and according to cyber defence company BlueVoyant, they can be tricky to identify.
A street in Birmingham city centre has been closed off by police after a man's body was found.
Alison Hammond lives in a super modern and stylish home in Birmingham which has regularly been seen during various TV appearances.This Morning presenter, Alison, who has been announced as the new host of the Great British Bake Off, lives in the Birmingham property with her son Aiden and according to reports loves living in the city. During ITV appearances on the show with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby the presenter has shown off various areas of the home including the modern kitchen, dining area and bedroom. Previously she has even picked up expert interior advice from Kelly Hoppen on organising her open-plan living room and kitchen.
Train services across the country will be impacted by another wave of industrial action.
The Manchester Evening News is offering SEVEN lucky readers the chance to win £200 of vouchers to spend at the popular DIY and home improvement store, B&Q.
A man has been killed after being attacked with a hammer in a robbery bid for his Rolex watch. The victim, who has been named locally as Darren Smith, was attacked at a popular shopping precinct in Birmingham called Shard End.
A couple ran from the scene of a horror smash after a 12-year-old girl was killed and lied about who was responsible.
Eloise has shared a new single ‘Therapist’ and announced a UK and European tour for June – see details below and buy tickets here.The London-based singer-songwriter is set to unveil her long-awaited debut album ‘Drunk On A Flight’ on April 14 via AWAL, and is previewing it with an upbeat soul-pop track.“Ending a long-term relationship at 23, you feel such a loss of time and adolescence and that can make you so frustrated,” she explained of inspiration behind the track. “What have I learned from all of this? And what am I stuck with at the end of all of this? My songwriting has always been honest, but this feels raw – like I’m exploring all the shades of emotion.”Watch the video for ‘Therapist’ and see Eloise’s 2023 tour dates below.
St Mirren are set to bolster their midfield with the addition of former Middlesbrough and Birmingham talent Caolan Boyd-Munce.
Queen Consort Camilla has wished “good luck” to a young dancer whose dreams of becoming a ballet star went viral and will now be made into a Disney documentary. The 75 year old royal met Anthony Madu when she visited the ballet school which offered him a scholarship after a 44-second video posted online in 2020 of him pirouetting in the rain was watched more than 16 million times.
Helen George shares two beautiful daughters with her long-term partner Jack Ashton, and the couple occasionally share sweet family updates on social media.Back in 2021, the Call the Midwife star opened up about her romance with her former co-star. They met when filming the BBC series in South Africa in 2016; and now they now live together with their daughters, five-year-old Wren Ivy and one-year-old Lark in London.
Avanti West Coast has announced a ticket discount trial to services to and from Manchester in a bid to boost passenger numbers.
A family were shocked to capture doorbell camera footage of a man getting out his car to destroy a snowman in their garden.
X-Factor winner Leona Lewis has relocated to the United States and has undertaken a new career.
A promising new clinical trial will see women given a potential new treatment for endometriosis and if it’s successful, it could be the first ever non-surgical and non-hormonal treatment for the condition.This is fantastic news for women... everywhere. Endometriosis is a long-term condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes.There are many symptoms, but the main ones include heavy periods, excruciating period pains, and pelvic pains.
NME Award-winning BERWYN has released new single ‘Bulletproof’ ahead of his nine-day European tour.The Trinidadian-born, Romford-raised musician has launched his first musical release since his 2022 comeback single ‘Path To Satisfaction’ and the double release ‘3450 / Chasing Lights (demo)’.BERWYN continues the reflective streak in his music, shifting his focus in the process after a “genuinely enlightening trip” to his home of Trinidad reigniting deep-rooted emotions.•READ MORE: BERWYN: Romford underdog’s soul-baring rap is helping those in need“‘Bulletproof’ is less about me and more about the people around me,” he said. “It’s another part of my personality: I’m willing to do anything for the people around me.”He continued: “It also highlights the dangers of my job and exposes me as an individual with troubles.
Greater Manchester is expected to face a 20-year wait for HS2 trains after the latest delay to the controversial rail link with London was confirmed by the Government.
Alison Hammond has spoken of how her niece is being treated in hospital - praising the “absolutely amazing” NHS staff caring for her. The TV presenter shared the news about Jasmine on This Morning on Friday as she appeared alongside co-host Dermot O'Leary , Carol Vorderman and LBC broadcaster Nick Ferrari. The stars were discussing a lack of trust in the NHS, when Alison stepped in to say she had been "back and forth" to the hospital to see her niece.
Manchester has been no stranger to welcoming the Peaky Blinders juggernaut over the years. The cast and crew of the hit BBC drama have regularly used the city's backstreets and waterways to double for 1920s and 30s Birmingham, while interest in the show has even spawned Manchester's own Peaky Blinders themed bar.
Alison Hammond appeared slightly horrified when she arrived home to a package containing a severed foot - sort of. The This Morning host appeared to have been out at work with Rylan Clark and Sir Steve Redgrave as they did some filming for Comic Relief, which takes place next Friday (March 17).
It's a problem position that has plagued Manchester United for what feels like forever.
Freeform dropped a teaser for Season 5 of “Good Trouble,” which premieres March 16 and will stream on Hulu the next day. The series is a spin-off of “The Fosters,” and has followed the characters Callie and Mariana to Los Angeles. In the fifth season of the drama series, the roommates find relationship challenges as well as career opportunities, and “The Coterie” group must support each other as they navigate adulthood. Season 5 features Cierra Ramirez, Tommy Martinez, Emma Hunton, Sherry Cola, Zuri Adele, Josh Pence, Bryan Craig and Booboo Stewart. Maia Mitchell, who left the show last season, will return for a short arc. The series is executive produced by showrunner Joanna Johnson as well as Christine Sacani, Greg Gugliotta, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Cierra Ramirez.
Former Love Islander Liberty Poole has hit back at online trolls with a powerful video featuring some of the nasty comments she’s received on social media. Liberty, who featured on season seven of the ITV show alongside contestants like Liam Reardon, Faye Winter and Chloe Burrows, celebrated International Women’s Day on Wednesday with an empowering video posted on her Instagram.The former waitress and marketing student posted a black and white video to her Instagram account that showed her in jeans as she covered the top of her naked body with her arms.
This Morning star Dr Scott Miller jokingly claimed he was 'going to be arrested' as he appeared live on the latest programme. The resident vet was back on Thursday's edition of the ITV daytime show (March 9) but he wasn't with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby in the studio to answer viewers' pet queries.
UPDATE: Sinatra The Musical will receive its world premiere production at the Birmingham Rep theater in Birmingham, England. Joe DiPietro’s musical will be directed by Kathleen Marshall and run from Saturday, September 23 to Saturday, October 28.
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