Improvements to what residents call the “road of death” will be made in Jan 2018. Read the article on Birmingham East side here.
The Arches Project will be hosting a Hidden Talent Exhibition on 3rd of November 2017.
The exhibition will be host to a diverse range of local and international artists. There will be artists from Birmingham, Worcester, Wales, Italy and Norway etc.
Entry is £2 and doors will be open from 6pm-9pm. To book your tickets click here.
Also open Saturday 4th November 2017 to Friday 17th November 2017 from 1100-1500
For further information contact The Arches Project on 0121 772 0852 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Read my article on Birmingham Eastside here.
It’s scary when something deadly happens so close to home. Even with all the police around, you still feel uncomfortable, like the chill of death is just lingering around.Well, last night seemed like an alright night until I woke up to some awful news this morning…
Around 1am, I was disturbed by the flashing blue lights of a police car entering the street and driving down past the allotments. Usually, in my village, the police are out because of the local ‘chavs’ (believe me, even I have made complaints about them before, Had fireworks thrown at me. They missed. Chavs don’t have the best aim).
This morning I woke up to the news that a woman’s body had been found in a blazing car, literally across the road from my house. I can see the crime scene from my bedroom window (featured image).
The event is said to be being treated as unexplained, which makes it all the more frightening.
The victim has yet to be identified in the news. Follow the story on the local news paper here.
Suicide statistics are drastically higher than that of homicide statistics in the UK.
There were 571 homicides (murder, manslaughter and infanticide) in the year ending March 2016 in England and Wales. This represents an increase of 57 offences (11%) from the 514 recorded in the previous year. – Office Of National Statistics
While the number of homicides is still on the rise, it is still at its lowest recorded levels since the 1980s. According to this year’s reports, it is more likely for a woman to be killed by her partner or ex-partner than it would be for a man. Men are said to be most likely to be killed by a ‘friend’ or acquaintance.
Suicide statistics are dramatically higher than that of homicide and is still climbing.
Deaths from suicide in the UK rose slightly from 6,122 deaths in 2014 to 6,188 deaths in 2015 with a subsequent increase in the rate from 10.8 to 10.9 deaths per 100,000 population. – Office of National Statistics
The suicide rate for men in the UK appears to be decreasing but female statistics are at the highest they have been in records from the last decade.
The highest ratings of suicide were recorded to have taken place in Yorkshire and the Humber.
More people are killing themselves than are being killed and it is the same in the US… with cuts to the NHS Mental Health services, this will only be set to rise further.
So I saw this letter from last year doing its rounds on the internet and all I can think… is WHAT THE F*CK is wrong with this country and it’s education system. Seriously… I was in a good mood but now I’m in a ranting one…
Lunch isolation… what even is that? A punishment for the less fortunate kids? Imagining punishing a child because of their families income… as a matter of fact… imagine punishing the family for that? They have no control over it. They earn what they earn and you should be building them up not tearing them down. Imagine how awful that poor child must feel now!
You are teaching schools that lower class pupils are worth less than their higher class friends. You are teaching them that being poor and poverty is a matter of behaviour and not circumstance, how will they ever learn to help those in need if you don’t have the kindness to do the same?
Get a grip British schools!