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Weekend Picks: Birmingham Comedy Festival

Over 100 performers appearing at 20 venues across the city Credit: Tangram Theatre PR

The city will be full of laughter this weekend as the annual comedy festival returns for another year.

Chris Ramsey, Frankie Boyle, Lee Nelson, Rob Beckett, Tom Stade, Henning Wehn and US musical comedy superstar 'Weird Al' Yankovic are just some of the comedians you can see at the 8-day festival.

See more at Birmingham Comedy Festival

There'll be over 100 performers appearing at 20 venues across the city in a line-up that mixes multi-award winning international comedians with fast-rising names and the best acts from across the region.

We've also got classic Laurel and Hardy films, science inspired theatre, magic, cabaret and burlesque, music, sketches, podcasting, improv', and an exhibition.

– Dave Freak, Birmingham Comedy Festival


Foreign office confirms death of two British women in Spain

The Foreign Office has confirmed the death of two British women in the Spanish resort of Lloret De Mar.

The women, aged 33 and 36, went missing after going for a late-night swim. Two bodies were recovered from the water two miles from Lloret De Mar at 12pm local time.

ITV News understands the women were from Birmingham.

We can confirm the death of two British nationals who had been reported missing in Lloret de Mar on October 1. We are providing support to the families and those who were travelling with the individuals at this difficult time.


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