Acclaimed musical Blood Brothers heading for Birmingham

Kidderminster Shuttle:

2:01pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ACCLAIMED musical Blood Brothers is coming to Birmingham's Hippodrome in October.

God's gift to MTV returns home for gig in Birmingham

Kidderminster Shuttle:

1:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

HE was God’s gift to MTV in the 1980s and now Roland Gift is returning to Birmingham for a intimate homecoming gig, writes Steve Zacharanda.

Boycott Joan Rivers? You're having a laugh she's hilarious

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9:54am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE IRRESPRESSIBLE Joan Rivers is sharpening her knives and pouring acid on her tongue ahead of a gig in Birmingham, writes Steve Zacharanda.

Tuning into the Channel Islands

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

I imagine children who have grown up by the sea have a natural ability to scramble over rocks like sure-footed crabs and leap across gullies with lightening ease. Unfortunately, I spent my formative years inland, and so I lag woefully behind the rest of our group on a coasteering expedition exploring Guernsey's coastline.

To be Frank

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

The phrase 'hardest-working man in show business' is overused. And more than that, it's an impossible thing to measure.

Have you done your health homework?

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

The new school year is on the horizon, and soon children up and down the country will be back in the classroom - those breeding grounds of knowledge and creativity. But, steel yourself parents, they're also prime breeding ground for the lurgy.

Sly's not Expendable yet

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

He may be a go-to action hero, but Sylvester Stallone is feeling a little fragile today.

Rudy's Rare Records ready for jump from radio to stage

Kidderminster Shuttle:

11:38am Wednesday 13th August 2014

BLACK Country funnyman Lenny Henry stars in the stage premiere of Rudy’s Rare Records at Birmingham Repertory Theatre next month.

Feel the heat

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

With British summers so unreliable, it's no wonder many of us are keen to make the most of the sunshine when it shows up, and a leisurely walk - or a strenuous hike - is a great way of getting outdoors into the fresh air.

The boys are down(under) and out

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Three years ago, shortly before the first big screen version of their successful TV comedy The Inbetweeners was released, Simon Bird, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas and James Buckley insisted that the movie marked a final goodbye to the socially inept teenagers we'd all come to love since their debut in 2008.

Thirsty work

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Whether you're fond of an elegant white wine, a casual, neutral style, or something as sharp as a whistle, summertime always signals bright, young things to sip in the sunshine.

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6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

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Join the fashion packs

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Forget spotting the Big Five; simply go on the prowl for this season's safari trend instead.

Where art you now, Romeo?

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

The Magic Numbers' fourth album has been finished for about a year now. Understandably, Romeo Stodart, the man who wrote and produced most of it, is anxious for other people to finally hear it.

Shady business

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

You may have heard of the word contouring, you may even have seen Kim Kardashian's contoured selfies, but many women don't have a clue how to do it themselves.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens blooming as outdoor theatre venue

Kidderminster Shuttle:

12:18pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE majestic Birmingham Botanical Gardens is the setting for three outdoor theatre productions this month.

Fire up a healthier flamin' feast

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Chomping into juicy burgers at summer barbecues, few people will spare a thought for the health risks of al fresco dining. Unless, of course, they've had a nasty experience at a previous event...

Diesel branches out with new tree role

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Vin Diesel bursts into a quiet hotel room, his team in tow, brandishing a speaker attached to his mobile phone.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

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Rattling around with St Vincent

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

When an artist, or anyone for that matter, comes to the end of a busy period in their life, you'll often hear them saying they're going to take a break to reset, or change gear, 'reconnect' with nature.

Life's a bowl of cherries for Khoo

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Rachel Khoo barely pauses for breath, as she lists off the reasons why the tiny Parisian flat in which she found fame wasn't as romantic as it seemed.

Six of the best: Running gadgets

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Listen up

All things bright and beautiful

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

If there's an optimum time on the calendar to experiment with colour, it's high summer.

Blackpool's back with fun for all the family

Kidderminster Shuttle:

10:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

Blackpool has always been my favourite seaside resort - I have fond memories of riding a donkey along the beach as a child, exploring the piers and being amazed by the illuminations.

Anyone who has ever loved, couldn't walk on by Burt Bacharach in concert

Kidderminster Shuttle:

4:53pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Birds suddenly appeared and stars fell down from the sky when Burt Bacharach performed in Birmingham last night, writes Steve Zacharanda.

Six of the best: grooming gadgets

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Sparkly smile

Back to cool

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A sticky, heatwave can melt away the foundations of your working wardrobe in an instant.

A wee problem that's more common than you think

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Men are notorious for burying their heads in the sand about their health, and it seems this is especially true when it comes to things going on 'down there' potentially relating to the prostate, the gland which sits underneath men's bladders, surrounds the urethra and produces semen.

Believing in life after death

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

By Jeananne Craig, Press Association

About a girl

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

hen news emerges of an actor releasing an album, it's hard to stifle the groans.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.

Club Tropicana

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

If you don't have a plane ticket booked for the tropics, get some exotic escapism via your closet.

A Bug's Life

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

The Prime Minister has warned that antibiotic resistance could soon cast the world "back into the dark ages of medicine", and the Chief Medical Officer has said it poses a threat as important and deadly as climate change and international terrorism.

It's a dog's life for BGT'S Ashleigh

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

It's no wonder Ashleigh Butler describes her life as "surreal".

James and the giant peace

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

James returned with a new album earlier this year, six years after their previous work.

Steel Pulse preparing for reggae fun in the sun at Simmer Down

Kidderminster Shuttle:

5:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE biggest reggae festival in the Midlands is set to take place in scorching temperatures this weekend.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.

Judas Priest back at the altar

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Heavy metal, to use the phrase coined all the way back in the late Sixties, is among the most enduring genres of music.

Get curried away

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

For many of us, Indian food conjures up images of a naughty but nice takeaway with all the trimmings, or a quick and calorific curry ready meal.

Unsung heroes of wartime hospitals

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Young soldiers being killed or horrifically injured in brutal warfare is the classic image of the First World War.

It's all white

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

If you've overdosed on bright colour, zingy neons and bold prints so far this summer, make a clean break with white. The coolest shade of the season is the ideal tonic for the heatwave months.

Knightley Night New York

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Keira Knightley's a little peeved. It's the mention of her appearance on The Graham Norton Show, in which she revealed her husband's attempts to teach her the guitar almost ended in divorce, that's done it.

Attenborough takes action for butterflies

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Since creating a meadow area in his own back garden three years ago, Sir David Attenborough has enjoyed an influx of wildlife and is this year hoping to see a wide range of butterflies visiting it.

Kimichi School of Music hits right note with open day

Kidderminster Shuttle:

2:25pm Friday 11th July 2014

MUSIC-LOVING children are being given the chance to hone their skills at a special music workshop this weekend.

Healthy holidays

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

After packing shorts, T-shirts and sunglasses for that long-awaited sunshine holiday, don't forget another essential for your summer family getaway - a well-stocked first aid kit.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.

Sarandon's on the road again

Kidderminster Shuttle:

4:46pm Friday 4th July 2014

Susan Sarandon is reflecting on a "crazy" moment a few weeks ago where she set thousands of film fans' hearts aflutter.

Gray's skies brighten

Kidderminster Shuttle:

3:51pm Friday 4th July 2014

When David Gray released White Ladder in 1998, it became something of a slow-burning success.

Tickets still available for giant Wireless festival in Brum

Kidderminster Shuttle:

3:57pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

TICKETS are still available for the three day Wireless music festival in Birmingham this weekend.

Five favourite Abz giving the love at Brum birthday bash

Kidderminster Shuttle: Abz Love

4:04pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

FANS of Five favourite and Celebrity Big Brother star Abz can get the chance to party with their hero tonight (Tuesday).



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