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Owen Smith confronted by Labour Party members in Birmingham

In News, Videos on 08/18/2016 at 18:19
Labour Leadership candidate Owen Smith is confronted in Birmingham before today's planned leadership debate (Image: RWAP)

Labour Leadership candidate Owen Smith is confronted in Birmingham before today’s planned leadership debate (Image: RWAP)

Labour MP and party leadership challenger Owen Smith has been confronted by angry Jeremy Corbyn supporters on arrival to today’s Labour Leadership debate in Birmingham.

Arriving at the National Conference Centre for his fourth leadership debate, the former Shadow Secretary of State opted to engage with Labour Party members queuing up outside the venue before heading in to prepare for the live debate, to be broadcast at 7pm tonight.

Child grooming drama premieres in Birmingham

In News, What's On on 08/08/2016 at 12:22
Sonny Michael Chohan, star and director of Guilty Pleasures, a drama exploring male grooming gangs and sex trafficking (Photograph: Smooth Demon Productions)

Sonny Michael Chohan, star and director of ‘Guilty Pleasures’, a drama exploring male grooming gangs and sex trafficking (Photograph: Smooth Demon Productions)

A gritty drama about the world of child grooming and sex trafficking has had its debut in Birmingham, at a special screening for cast and crew at the Mockingbird Theatre in Digbeth.

Said to be inspired by true events that took place in Rotherham and Derby between 1997 and 2013, the 50-minute pilot revolves around a British Asian family living in present-day Birmingham.

Black Lives Matter activists block access to Birmingham Airport

In News on 08/05/2016 at 12:03
Black Lives Matter activists block a Birmingham road to highlight institutional inequality

Black Lives Matter activists block a Birmingham road to highlight institutional inequality (Photograph: UKBLM)

Black Lives Matter activists have blocked access to a main road between Birmingham Airport and the city centre, in a bid to highlight inequality as part of a rebellious national day of action.

The group of protesters formed a human chain across Coventry Road along the A45 route and held up banners and placards bearing the messages ‘No Justice, No Peace, and ‘White Silence Is Violence’.

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