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Sun 21 Oct This tweet sort of makes is sound like some mystical force prevented Chelsea from winning, but it was entirely their fault. Even without the penalty save, they had enough chances to bury Birmingham.

Somehow it ends goalless here in the Midlands, as Birmingham goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger earns her side a point with a string of fine saves, including one to deny Karen Carney from the penalty spot CFCW pic. Another game, another frustration for Chelsea. Chelsea had enough possession and enough chances to win the game, not least the penalty missed by Karen Carney. Not happening for Chelsea Her shot is once again blocked by a Birmingham defence that has been superb today.

Brilliant save from Berger, as from the free-kick Ji finds herself in space in the box, she heads towards the roof of the net and the keeper flings herself up and tips over. They concede a free-kick, as Chelsea bring Engman on for Spence. Brainless stuff from Ladd who - already on a yellow card - charges in and takes out Spence from behind. A second booking is duly issued, and Blues will have ten players for the last five minutes.

Mayling goes over on her ankle. Again Chelsea make their way into the Birmingham box, but again they dither, Bachmann this time the culprit. A rare attack for Birmingham, the ball is clipped over the top and Lindahl has to come off her line to claim the ball - which she does, but wipes out her own defender, Eriksson, as well.

Karen Carney, former Birmingham hero steps up At first glance this looks harsh. Kirby intercepts a backpass but instead of shooting squares to Ji, but just as she draws her foot back to shoot Harrop arrives with a heavy but fair-looking challenge Smartly taken free-kick puts Ji behind a napping defence, she as usual looks for Kirby but her shot is deflected high in the air, and loops over the bar.

From the corner, Eriksson arrives at pace in the area and meets the header unmarked, but the ball skips off her forehead and wide. That must have happened at least three times so far. Harrop slices a pass out of play on the left, and the pitchside mics very clearly pick up a large expletive. Why yes, as it happens it has been a quiet few minutes.

Double sub for Chelsea, as Hayes tries to shake things up: Ji spins Scott like a top on the left, and is heading towards goal before Scott yanks her back by the arm. Obviously, she does into the book. From the free-kick, Berger just gets enough on a fingertip push away from the back post to divert it away from England. Chances coming thick and fast for Chelsea now. Again Ji times a pass to Kirby nicely, but her left-footed shot is blocked well Sargaent.

A ball over the top looks for the run of Kirby, and she collects but is crowded out as a combination of Sargeant and Mannion bundle the ball away. Chelsea have to do a bit of defending, after a cross by Mayling from the left is sliced clear by Eriksson. Follis was lurking and she needed to get there. The subsequent corner is wasted though, a cross from the right floating over everyone like a balloon let go by a careless child. Spence is then fouled and they have a free-kick from a dangerous position on the left Bit of a stop-start half.

Chelsea a little frustrated as another attack breaks down. After a break when Harrop gets some treatment for a clash of knees with Carter , Birmingham waste the corner, a cross half cleared then they give away a free-kick when Ji is fouled. Key events Show 2. Birmingham City Chelsea 2. Birmingham City Chelsea Facebook Twitter Google plus. Thanks for reading - goodbye! Birmingham City Chelsea Peeeeeeeeeeeeeep. Another Birmingham player is in the wars, this time Wellings. Chelsea really cannot buy a goal at the moment.

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But on that last day of work, he had an accident with one of the machines and lost the tips of his right-hand middle and ring fingers. But then he heard the music of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, who also lost two fingers in an accident. Listening to someone play the guitar is the very last thing I want to do right now.

I had to start again, in a way, to learn a different style of playing and it changed the sound entirely. Iommi put lighter strings on the guitar, tuned his guitar down for easier fretting and relied on power chords with their relatively simple fingerwork.

It would later prove crucial for the birth of Black Sabbath and the genre as a whole. With confusion arising over another band called Earth, a new moniker was needed and Butler noticed a cinema across the road from the rehearsal rooms was showing the horror film Black Sabbath, starring Boris Karloff.

Thus, heavy metal band Black Sabbath was born in August Butler had detuned his bass guitar to match the adjustments Iommi made to cope with the loss of his fingertips and one of the signature sounds of heavy metal was created. Not just metalworking, but the local tanneries that helped create the leather-and-studs look of metal bands and their fans. The band were founded in Wolverhampton, where drummer Don Powell and bass guitarist Jim Lea were born.

Lead vocalist Noddy Holder was born and raised in Walsall and guitarist Dave Hill had moved to Wolverhampton as a child. ELO also originated in Birmingham. Iommi, who has often had to explain to Americans that he is from Birmingham in England, not Birmingham in Alabama, has always hoped the city does finally get the recognition it deserves for its huge contribution to the genre. Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice.

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By the s, an extensive canal system had been constructed, giving greater access to natural resources and fuel for industries.

During the Victorian era , the population of Birmingham grew rapidly to well over half a million [85] and Birmingham became the second largest population centre in England.

Birmingham was granted city status in by Queen Victoria. The city established its own university in The city was also the scene of two scientific discoveries that were to prove critical to the outcome of the war. The city was extensively redeveloped during the s and s. The Bull Ring was reconstructed and New Street station was redeveloped. In the decades following World War II, the ethnic makeup of Birmingham changed significantly, as it received waves of immigration from the Commonwealth of Nations and beyond.

The bombings were the worst terror attacks in Great Britain up until the London bombings [94] and consisted of bombs being planted in two pubs in Central Birmingham. Six men were convicted , who became known later as the Birmingham Six and sentenced to life imprisonment, who were acquitted after 16 years by the Court of Appeal. The convictions are now considered one of the worst British miscarriages of justice in recent times. The true perpetrators of the attacks are yet to be arrested.

The West Midlands Serious Crime Squad , which was responsible for the Birmingham Six investigations, attracted further controversy after other convictions were questioned, and was closed down in Around 40 prosecutions collapsed due to malpractice in the s, and a further 60 convictions have since been quashed, mostly because of tampering with suspects' statements, to add in 'confessions'.

Many cases also depended on 'Supergrass' evidence which has since been found to be highly unreliable. West Midlands Police had two serious firearms incidents, in and In , David Pagett held his pregnant girlfriend as hostage while resisting arrest at flats in Rubery.

Officers returned fire, and shot her. His home was then searched. His five-year-old son, John, was shot by police searching under the child's bed.

An internal inquiry was held, and as a result, use of firearms was restricted to a specialised and trained unit. Birmingham remained by far Britain's most prosperous provincial city as late as the s, [] with household incomes exceeding even those of London and the South East, [] but its economic diversity and capacity for regeneration declined in the decades that followed World War II as Central Government sought to restrict the city's growth and disperse industry and population to the stagnating areas of Wales and Northern England.

The recession of the early s saw Birmingham's economy collapse, with unprecedented levels of unemployment and outbreaks of social unrest in inner-city districts. In recent years, many parts of Birmingham have been transformed, with the redevelopment of the Bullring Shopping Centre [] and regeneration of old industrial areas such as Brindleyplace , The Mailbox and the International Convention Centre. Old streets, buildings and canals have been restored, the pedestrian subways have been removed and the Inner Ring Road has been rationalised.

In Birmingham hosted the 24th G8 summit. The city will serve as host of the Commonwealth Games. Birmingham City Council is the largest [ clarification needed ] local authority in Europe with councillors representing 77 wards as of As of [update] , the council has a Labour Party majority and is led by Ian Ward.

Birmingham's ten parliamentary constituencies are represented in the House of Commons as of [update] by one Conservative and nine Labour MPs.

Birmingham was originally part of Warwickshire , but expanded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, absorbing parts of Worcestershire to the south and Staffordshire to the north and west. The city absorbed Sutton Coldfield in and became a metropolitan borough in the new West Midlands county. The WMCA holds devolved powers in transport, development planning, and economic growth.

The authority is governed by a directly-elected Mayor , similar to the Mayor of London. Birmingham is located in the centre of the West Midlands region of England on the Birmingham Plateau — an area of relatively high ground, ranging between and 1, feet and metres above sea level and crossed by Britain's main north-south watershed between the basins of the Rivers Severn and Trent. Birmingham is drained only by minor rivers and brooks, primarily the River Tame and its tributaries the Cole and the Rea.

Surrounding this is Birmingham's metropolitan area — the area to which it is closely economically tied through commuting — which includes the former Mercian capital of Tamworth and the cathedral city of Lichfield in Staffordshire to the north; the industrial city of Coventry and the Warwickshire towns of Nuneaton , Warwick and Leamington Spa to the east; and the Worcestershire towns of Redditch and Bromsgrove to the south west. Much of the area now occupied by the city was originally a northern reach of the ancient Forest of Arden , whose former presence can still be felt in the city's dense oak tree-cover and in the large number of districts such as Moseley , Saltley , Yardley , Stirchley and Hockley with names ending in "-ley": Geologically, Birmingham is dominated by the Birmingham Fault which runs diagonally through the city from the Lickey Hills in the south west, passing through Edgbaston and the Bull Ring , to Erdington and Sutton Coldfield in the north east.

Birmingham has a temperate maritime climate , like much of the British Isles, with average maximum temperatures in summer July being around Like most other large cities, Birmingham has a considerable urban heat island effect. Birmingham is a snowy city relative to other large UK conurbations, due to its inland location and comparatively high elevation.

Extreme weather is rare, but the city has been known to experience tornadoes. On 23 November , during a record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak , two tornadoes touched down within the Birmingham city limits — in Erdington and Selly Oak — with six tornadoes touching down within the boundaries of the wider West Midlands county. Loudon in , [] while the Winterbourne Botanic Garden in Edgbaston reflects the more informal Arts and Crafts tastes of its Edwardian origins.

Several green spaces within the borough are designated as green belt , as a portion of the wider West Midlands Green Belt. This is a strategic local government policy used to prevent urban sprawl and preserve greenfield land. Areas included are the aforementioned Sutton Park; land along the borough boundary by the Sutton Coldfield, Walmley and Minworth suburbs; Kingfisher, Sheldon, Woodgate Valley country parks; grounds by the Wake Green football club; Bartley and Frankley reservoirs; and Handsworth cemetery with surrounding golf courses.

The mid-year estimate for the population of Birmingham was 1,, This was an increase of 11,, or 1. Since , the population has grown by 99,, or Birmingham is the largest local Authority area and city in the UK outside of London. Based on the UK Census , Birmingham's population is projected to reach 1,, by , an increase of 8. This compares with an estimated rate of 9. The West Midlands conurbation had a population of 2,,00 est. According to figures from the UK Census , Countries new to the twenty most reported countries of birth for Birmingham residents since include; Iran , Zimbabwe , the Philippines and Nigeria.

Established migrants outnumbered newer migrants in all wards except for, Edgbaston, Ladywood, Nechells and Selly Oak. The differences are most marked in the oldest age group reflecting greater female longevity, where more women were 70 or over. Children around age ten are a relatively small group, reflecting the decline in birth rates around the turn of the century. There is a large group of children under the age of five reflecting high numbers of births in recent years.

In , of all households in Birmingham, 0. These figures were below the national average. The Birmingham Larger Urban Zone , a Eurostat measure of the functional city-region approximated to local government districts, has a population of 2,, in Christianity is the largest religion within Birmingham, with All other religions remained proportionately similar. St Philip's Cathedral was upgraded from church status when the Anglican Diocese of Birmingham was created in There are two other cathedrals: The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Midlands is also based at Birmingham, with a cathedral under construction.

A short distance from Five Ways the Birmingham Oratory was completed in on the site of Cardinal Newman 's original foundation. There are several Christadelphian meeting halls in the city and the Christadelphian Magazine and Publishing Group has its headquarters in Hall Green. Birmingham Central Mosque , one of the largest in Europe, was constructed in the s.

Winners' Chapel also maintains physical presence in Digbeth. The Gun Quarter is a district of the city, which was for many years a centre of the world's gun-manufacturing industry. The first recorded gun maker in Birmingham was in , and locally made muskets were used in the English Civil War. It is an industrial area to the north of the city centre, bounded by Steelhouse Lane, Shadwell Street and Loveday Street specialising in the production of military firearms and sporting guns.

Many buildings in the area are disused but plans are in place for redevelopment including in Shadwell Street and Vesey Street. Economic inequality within Birmingham is greater than in any other major English city, and is exceeded only by Glasgow in the United Kingdom.

According to the Mercer Quality of Living Survey , Birmingham was placed 51st in the world in, which was the second highest rating in the UK. This is an improvement on the city's 56th place in Other notable professional orchestras based in the city include the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group , the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and Ex Cathedra , a Baroque chamber choir and period instrument orchestra. The Orchestra of the Swan is the resident chamber orchestra at Birmingham Town Hall , [] where weekly recitals have also been given by the City Organist since The Birmingham Triennial Music Festivals took place from to Jazz has been popular in the city since the s, [] and there are many regular festivals such as the Harmonic Festival, the Mostly Jazz Festival and the annual International Jazz Festival.

During the s, Birmingham was the home of a music scene comparable to that of Liverpool. The next decade saw the influential metal bands Napalm Death and Godflesh emerge from the city. Birmingham was the birthplace of modern bhangra in the s, [] and by the s had established itself as the global centre of bhangra culture, [] which has grown into a global phenomenon embraced by members of the Indian diaspora worldwide from Los Angeles to Singapore.

Since the Digbeth -based B-Town indie music scene has attracted widespread attention, led by bands such as Peace and Swim Deep , with the NME comparing Digbeth to London's Shoreditch , and The Independent writing in that "Birmingham is fast becoming the best place in the UK to look to for the most exciting new music. Birmingham Repertory Theatre is Britain's longest-established producing theatre , [] presenting a wide variety of work in its three auditoria on Centenary Square and touring nationally and internationally.

Harris , the base of the experimental Stan's Cafe theatre company, located within a working metal fabricators' factory. The Alexandra Theatre and the Birmingham Hippodrome host large-scale touring productions, while professional drama is performed on a wide range of stages across the city, including the Crescent Theatre , the Custard Factory , the Old Joint Stock Theatre , the Drum in Aston and the mac in Cannon Hill Park.

The Birmingham Royal Ballet is one of the United Kingdom's five major ballet companies and one of three based outside London. The company's associated ballet school — Elmhurst School for Dance in Edgbaston — is the oldest vocational dance school in the country. The Birmingham Opera Company under artistic director Graham Vick has developed an international reputation for its avant-garde productions, [] which often take place in factories, abandoned buildings and other found spaces around the city.

Literary figures associated with Birmingham include Samuel Johnson who stayed in Birmingham for a short period and was born in nearby Lichfield. Auden grew up in the Harborne area of the city and during the s formed the core of the Auden Group with Birmingham University lecturer Louis MacNeice. Other influential poets associated with Birmingham include Roi Kwabena , who was the city's sixth poet laureate, [] and Benjamin Zephaniah , who was born in the city.

Tolkien was brought up in the Kings Heath area of Birmingham. Birmingham is the home of the UK's longest-established local science fiction group , launched in although there were earlier incarnations in the s and s and which organises the annual science fiction event Novacon.

The Birmingham School of landscape artists emerged with Daniel Bond in the s and was to last into the mid 19th century. The Birmingham Surrealists were among the "harbingers of surrealism" in Britain in the s and the movement's most active members in the s, [] while more abstract artists associated with the city included Lee Bank -born David Bomberg and CoBrA member William Gear.

Birmingham artists were prominent in several post-war developments in art: Peter Phillips was among the central figures in the birth of Pop Art ; [] John Salt was the only major European figure among the pioneers of photo-realism ; [] and the BLK Art Group used painting, collage and multimedia to examine the politics and culture of Black British identity. Birmingham's role as a manufacturing and printing centre has supported strong local traditions of graphic design and product design.

Birmingham has two major public art collections. The Birmingham Back to Backs are the last surviving court of back-to-back houses in the city. The Ikon Gallery hosts displays of contemporary art, as does Eastside Projects. Thinktank is Birmingham's main science museum , with a giant screen cinema, a planetarium and a collection that includes the Smethwick Engine , the world's oldest working steam engine.

Nightlife in Birmingham is mainly concentrated along Broad Street and into Brindleyplace. Although in more recent years Broad St has lost its popularity due to the closing of several clubs, the Arcadian now has more popularity in terms of nightlife. Outside the Broad Street area are many stylish and underground venues. There are a number of late night pubs in the Irish Quarter. Birmingham is home to many national, religious and spiritual festivals including a St.

The Caribbean -style Birmingham International Carnival takes place in odd numbered years. Birmingham Pride takes place in the gay village. From until December , the city hosted an annual arts festival ArtsFest , the largest free arts festival in the UK at the time. Patrick's Day parade Europe's second largest, after Dublin. Caribbean and African culture are celebrated with parades and street performances by buskers. Other festivals in the city include the Birmingham International Jazz Festival,"Party in the Park" [] was originally a festival hosted by local and regional radio stations which died down in and has now been brought back to life as an unsigned festival for regional unsigned acts to showcase themselves in a one-day music festival for the whole family.

The biennial International Dance Festival Birmingham started in , organised by DanceXchange and involving indoor and outdoor venues across the city. Since , Birmingham has also been host to the Frankfurt Christmas Market. Modelled on its German counterpart , it has grown to become the UK's largest outdoor Christmas market and is the largest German market outside of Germany and Austria, [] attracting over 3. Birmingham's development as a commercial town was originally based around its market for agricultural produce, established by royal charter in Birmingham is one of only two English cities outside London to have four Michelin starred restaurants: Many fine Victorian pubs and bars can still be found across the city, whilst there is also a plethora of more modern nightclubs and bars, notably along Broad Street.

The Wing Yip food empire first began in the city and now has its headquarters in Nechells. There is also a thriving independent and artisan food sector in Birmingham, encompassing microbreweries like Two Towers, [] and collective bakeries such as Loaf.

Birmingham is home to many entertainment and leisure venues. It is home to Europe's largest leisure and entertainment complex Star City as well as Europe's first out-of-city-centre entertainment and leisure complex Resorts World Birmingham owned by the Genting Group.

The Mailbox which caters for more affluent clients is based within the city. The local dialect is called Brummie. Birmingham is chiefly a product of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries; its growth began during the Industrial Revolution. Consequently, relatively few buildings survive from its earlier history and those that do are protected. There are 1, listed buildings in Birmingham and thirteen scheduled ancient monuments.

Traces of medieval Birmingham can be seen in the oldest churches, notably the original parish church , St Martin in the Bull Ring. The Victorian era saw extensive building across the city.

Postwar redevelopment and anti-Victorianism resulted in the loss of dozens of Victorian buildings like New Street station and the old Central Library , often replaced by brutalist architecture. Existing communities were relocated to tower block estates like Castle Vale. In a partial reaction against the Manzoni years, Birmingham City Council is demolishing some of the brutalist buildings like the Central Library and has an extensive tower block demolition and renovation programme.

There has been much redevelopment in the city centre in recent years, including the award-winning [] Future Systems ' Selfridges building in the Bullring Shopping Centre , the Brindleyplace regeneration project, the Millennium Point science and technology centre, and the refurbishment of the iconic Rotunda building.

Highrise development has slowed since the s and mainly in recent years because of enforcements imposed by the Civil Aviation Authority on the heights of buildings as they could affect aircraft from the Airport e. Partly due to its central location, Birmingham is a major transport hub on the motorway, rail and canal networks.

Spaghetti Junction , a coloquial name for the Gravelly Hill Interchange. Birmingham Airport , located 6 miles 9. The National Express headquarters are located in Digbeth , in offices above Birmingham Coach Station , which forms the national hub of the company's coach network. Birmingham's local public transport network is co-ordinated by Transport for West Midlands.

An extensive canal system still remains in Birmingham from the Industrial Revolution. The city has more miles of canal than Venice , though the canals in Birmingham are a less prominent and essential feature due to the size of the city and the fact that few of its buildings are accessed by canal. Birmingham is home to five universities: Birmingham is an important centre for religious education.

Birmingham Metropolitan College is one of the largest further education colleges in the country, [] with fourteen campuses spread across Birmingham and into the Black Country and Worcestershire.

Birmingham City Council is England's largest local education authority , directly or indirectly responsible for 25 nursery schools, primary schools, 77 secondary schools [] and 29 special schools.

Birmingham has always operated a primary school system of 4—7 infant and 7—11 junior schools. In Birmingham libraries , leisure centres , parks , play areas , transport , street cleaning and waste collection face cuts among other services.

Albert Bore , leader of Birmingham City Council called on the government to change radically how local services are funded and provided. It is claimed government cuts to local authorities have hit Birmingham disproportionately. The former Birmingham Central Library , opened in , was considered to be the largest municipal library in Europe.

It was designed by the Dutch architects Mecanoo and has been described as "a kind of public forum There are 41 local libraries in Birmingham, plus a regular mobile library service. There are several major National Health Service hospitals in Birmingham. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital , adjacent to the Birmingham Medical School in Edgbaston , houses the largest critical care unit in Europe, [] and is also the home of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, treating military personnel injured in conflict zones.

Birmingham saw the first ever use of radiography in an operation , [] and the UK's first ever hole-in-the-heart operation was performed at Birmingham Children's Hospital. The Birmingham Corporation Water Department was set up in to supply water to Birmingham, up until when its responsibilities were transferred to Severn Trent Water.

Most of Birmingham's water is supplied by the Elan aqueduct , [] opened in ; water is fed by gravity to Frankley Reservoir , Frankley , and Bartley Reservoir , Bartley Green , from reservoirs in the Elan Valley , Wales. Within Birmingham the Tyseley Energy from Waste Plant , a large incineration plant built in for Veolia , [] burns some , tonnes of household waste annually and produces , MWh of electricity for the National Grid along with , tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Another energy-from-waste centre using pyrolysis technology has been granted planning permission at Washwood Heath.

Birmingham has played an important part in the history of modern sport. The Football League — the world's first league football competition — was founded by Birmingham resident and Aston Villa director William McGregor , who wrote to fellow club directors in proposing "that ten or twelve of the most prominent clubs in England combine to arrange home-and-away fixtures each season". Today, the city is home of two of the country's oldest professional football teams: Rivalry between the clubs is fierce and the fixture between the two is called the Second City derby.

Birmingham City also currently play in the Championship. Seven times County Championship winners Warwickshire County Cricket Club play at Edgbaston Cricket Ground , which also hosts test cricket and one day internationals and is the largest cricket ground in the United Kingdom after Lord's. Birmingham has a professional Rugby Union club, Moseley R. Two major championship golf courses lie on the city's outskirts. The Belfry near Sutton Coldfield is the headquarters of the Professional Golfers' Association [] and has hosted the Ryder Cup more times than any other venue.

The venue will host the World Indoor Athletics Championships for a second time, when they come to Birmingham in Professional boxing , hockey , skateboarding , stock-car racing , greyhound racing and speedway also takes place within the city. Birmingham will host the Commonwealth Games , replacing Durban , which was forced to withdraw as host due to economic problems.

Birmingham has a wealth of existing sports venues, arenas and conference halls that are ideal for hosting sport during the Games. Alexander Stadium , which will host the ceremonies and athletics, will be renovated and the capacity will be increased to 50, seats. The official handover to Birmingham took place at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games closing ceremony on 15 April Birmingham has several major local newspapers — the daily Birmingham Mail and the weekly Birmingham Post and Sunday Mercury , all owned by Reach plc.

Forward is a freesheet produced by Birmingham City Council , which is distributed to homes in the city. Birmingham is also the hub for various national ethnic media, lifestyle magazines, digital news platforms, and the base for two regional Metro editions East and West Midlands. Birmingham is the location for several British and international film productions including Felicia's Journey of , which used locations in Birmingham that were used in Take Me High of to contrast the changes in the city.

The BBC has two facilities in the city. These were previously located at the Pebble Mill Studios in Edgbaston. Central's output from Birmingham now consists of only the West and East editions of the regional news programme Central Tonight. The city is served by numerous national and regional radio stations, as well as hyperlocal radio stations.

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