Fri, 04 Dec 2020

Birmingham News

Section

Job worries spur increase in fostering enquiries in Black Country

LOCKDOWN has brought a surge in interest from people thinking of fostering across Dudley. ...


The price of our 'greener' new homes

THE price of new homes in the Black Country is set to rise by between 1,000 and 4,000 as part ...


How many? Guess the number of rats there are in Dudley

The enormous scale of the rat problem in Dudley has been revealed. ...


This is how drivers could earn up to 550 a month

The industry-first agreement could help drivers to reduce the burden of their finance payments ...


Death notices from this week's Halesowen and Dudley News

The following death notices were published in the Halesowen and Dudley News this week: ...


Fire service issues urgent warning to home workers

Most people have now been working from home for more than eight months, after the UK was first plunged into ...


Universal Credit claimants set to lose 3000 in benefits

The cap could leave thousands of struggling families and individuals worse off by hundreds of pounds a month. ...


Fire hydrant work will see Cleveland Street, Dudley, closed

HIGHWAYS chiefs have issued a temporary road closure order for Cleveland Street in Dudley while work to replace a fire ...


Uncertainty as Arcadia retail empire goes into administration

UNCERTAINTY looms for retail workers at major high street fashion stores at intu Merry Hill following confirmation that Sir Philip ...


Should dogs be allowed in play areas in the Dudley borough?

A CONSULTATION has got underway to determine whether dogs should continue to be excluded from childrens play areas across the ...


Covid-19 pilot for symptom-free testing to launch in Dudley

FRONTLINE workers showing no symptoms of Covid-19 will start to be tested for coronavirus in the Dudley borough this week ...


International

Section

New Zealand announces nine new Coronavirus cases, 5 of them historical

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported nine new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation on Thursday. ...

World heading for 'catastrophic' rise in temperatures

This year is on track to be one of the three hottest on record, completing a run of six years ...

France announces death of Valery Giscard d'Estaing, president 1974-81

PARIS, France, December 3 (ANI/Xinhua): Valery Giscard d'Estaing, president of France from 1974 to 1981 and a key actor in ...

People magazine reveals 'People of the Year'

A celebration of 2020? Many might think we should just hold our breath and say good riddance to what has ...

Investigation in U.S. mounted into bribery for pardons claims

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating a potential crime involving bribery and presidential pardons, according to court documents unsealed ...

Barr says no evidence of fraud changing election result

WASHINGTON, DC - Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud ...

Business

Section

Weekly U.S. jobless claims dropped by more than 10 percent last week

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. unemployment benefit claims fell last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, even as the surging number ...

Asian stock markets listless, dollar drifts downwards

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia remained listless Thursday.The Nikkei 225 in Japan rose just 8.39 points or 0.03 ...

Microsoft expands its esports network

Microsoft expanded its esports scope Wednesday, announcing the acquisition of tournament event platform Smash.gg.In a tweet from the MSN_Esports account, ...

Clinical research firm with Irish base prepares for Covid-19 vaccines

DUBLIN, Ireland - A leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences ...

Powell concerned about rising Covid-19 cases as U.S. economy moderates

WASHINGTON, DC, (Xinhua) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that economic activity has continued to recover from ...

Watch latest videos

News RELEASES

Publish news of your business, community or sports group, personnel appointments, major event and more by submitting a news release to Birmingham News.

More Information
3
Light Rain in Birmingham

United Kingdom

Section
Friday essay: the singlet - a short history of an Australian icon

There's no denying the popularity of the singlet. The Chesty Bond, Australia's best known singlet, has notched up more than ...


Ioane to make Italy debut against Wales

Australian-born wing Montanna 'Monty' Ioane will make his Italy debut against Wales in the Autumn Nations Cup in Llanelli this ...


The Infodemic: COVID-19 Vaccine Can't 'Manipulate' Human Genes

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here.Daily DebunkClaim: A ...


WHO Europe Director Applauds Vaccine News, Urges Vigilance

The World Health Organization's (WHO's) European director Thursday called Britain's approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine "phenomenal" but urged Europeans ...


What a fear of maths does to children - new research

Maths anxiety is the feeling of tension and fear that many people experience when called on to work out a ...


Do COVID-19 antibodies fade more quickly in men than women?

In the global effort to overcome COVID-19, much scientific and medical attention has focused on the ability of our immune ...


Hotel Review

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...