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Birmingham bulls dons his birthday suit

The Birmingham bull has donned his birthday suit as part of the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of the The Bullring centre.

Markets have existed on the site of the Bullring since the Middle Ages. The current centre was completed in 2003 and since then has welcomed more than 400 million shoppers and visitors through its doors.

The Bullring bull dressed up for the birthday Credit: ITV News Central

Happy Birthday Bullring

The Bullring in Birmingham today celebrates its 10th birthday. The £500 million regeneration scheme transformed Birmingham city centre and established the city as one of the top UK retail destinations.

Since it opened, the centre has welcomed 400 million visitors and played a vital role in the local economy. On opening, the scheme brought 90 new retailers to Birmingham, including Selfridges.

Birmingham Bullring opened in 2003 Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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Man who fell from Bullring dies

Anthony Hollis, 49-years old

Parents of a man who fell from the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham, have turned off their son's life support machine, eight days after he climbed over the railings.

On Sunday afternoon, the couple gave medical staff permission to switch off the equipment after finding out that their son, 49-year old Anthony Hollis, had suffered massive brain injuries and multiple breaks.

Anthony, who suffered from autism and epilepsy, died at Edgbaston’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Anthony's parents, Linda and Philip Hollis, say it was a 'cry for help' after he'd been targetted by conmen.

The men who gained the trust of Anthony, arrived on the doorstep of his sheltered accommodation knowing his name, address and medical conditions.

Linda and Philip Hollis, Anthony's parents

'It was a cry for help' say parents of a man who fell from the Bullring

The parents of a man who's fighting for his life in hospital after falling from the top floor of the Bullring at the weekend say it was a 'cry for help' after he'd been targetted by conmen.

49-year old Anthony Hollis has autism and epilepsy and his parents believe he was targetted because he's vulnerable.

The men who gained the trust of Anthony, arrived on the doorstep of his sheltered accommodation knowing his name, address and medical conditions.

Christmas opening hours: Bullring Birmingham

The Bullring, BirminghamFor directions to the shopping centre see the Bullring Birmingham website.

  • Boxing Day 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 27th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 28th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • New Year's Eve 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • New Year's Day 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 2nd 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 3rd 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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