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A Birmingham composer has created the music for a stage version of The Kite Runner which has made its European premiere in the Midlands.
A look at some of the achievements of one of the world's biggest pop stars, Beyonce. The singer kicks off her UK tour in Birmingham.
Up to one hundred thousand people are expected in Birmingham this weekend for the Pride Festival.
Now in it's 17th year, the UK's largest gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender event started with a carnvival parade to Hurst Street where Boyband JLS will headline a show this evening.
The festival continues tomorrow. Gay marraige campaigner Peter Tatchell led the procession in Victoria Square.
JLS will be on stage in Birmingham later today for one of the UK's biggest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festivals, despite the announcement by the group last month they are splitting up.
Birmingham Pride kicks off at 12:00 noon with the Carnival Parade.
Alongside JLS, Bananarama, Lucy Spraggan, Paloma Faith, Misha B and Rylan Clark will be performing at the festival.
For more information, head to the Birmingham Pride website.
'Equal love' will be celebrated in Birmingham this weekend as one of the UK's biggest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festivals returns.
This year's Carnival Parade begins at 12:00 noon from Victoria Square.
The parade includes around 20 floats and a number of colourful walking groups. Before arriving in The Village in Hurst Street, it will go through New Street, High Street, Carrs Lane, Moor Street Queensway and Smallbrook Queensway.
Last year's Birmingham Pride celebrated Britain's diversity and the Diamond Jubilee.
Alton Towers' new record breaking rollercoaster has had its opening delayed again because of technical problems.
The 14 loop ride, which cost the theme park £18 million to build, was meant to open to the public yesterday.
However on the Staffordshire attraction's website, it says the ride is still not operational today, due to 'unforeseen teething problems'.
People who have booked tickets to specifically ride the new rollercoaster are advised they can have their tickets revalidated for another date during the season.
The Kerrang! Radio station in Birmingham is closing with immediate effect, due to a shake up announced by owner Bauer Media UK.
The rock music station, which is popular with 15-24 year olds, will lose its frequency on 105.2 to Planet Rock.
Steve Parkinson, Managing Director, Bauer Radio London, said: “We believe listeners will be excited about the enhancements we have planned".
Alton Towers have revealed that their new ride, The Smiler, will not be open today, as anticipated.
Visitors who have already booked tickets for the park today have been told:
"Guests who have booked tickets for 23rd May to specifically ride The Smiler can have them revalidated for another visit during the season."
The theme park has not yet said when the ride will be due to open.
JLS are giving little away about life after the band splits, saying they're leaving their options open. Speaking to ITV's Daybreak, Aston Merrygold said he had heard rumours he may work together with singer Chris Brown.
But he added nothing had been decided. Aston said it was important to take time out after the band goes its separate ways.
Torvill and Dean, the ice dancing champions who started their career as teenagers at Nottingham Ice Rink, told ITV News's Alison Mackenzie the next series of Dancing on Ice will be their last and it will bring an end to the show's tours as well.
It will mark nine years of the award-winning programme and 30 years since they scored 12 perfect sixes with their Bolero routine at the Sarajevo Olympics.
They said that it is the end of an era but not the end of Torvill and Dean.