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Weekend Picks: Beer Festival

Moseley and Kings Heath Beer Festival: Fri 5th - Sat 6th Feb (Moseley, Birmingham)

Visitors can choose from more than forty craft beers Credit: Frank May/DPA/PA Images

Back for its third year, this weekend Moseley Roundtables are holding a charity beer festival.

Visitors will be able to choose from more than forty craft beers and more than 15 bespoke ciders. There’ll also be live entertainment and hot food available on both dates.

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New 'treadmill desk' lets staff exercise as they work

The treadmill desk Credit: BPM Media

A university in the Midlands has found a new way to help its staff keep healthy - by installing a desk in their office which doubles up as a treadmill.

The University of Warwick has invested thousands of pounds in the new apparatus, named the ‘Lifespan Treadmill Desk’.

The new piece of kit is made up of a moving walkway attached to a large desk top. The desk can be adjusted to let different members of staff use it comfortably.

But staff won’t be breaking any world records just yet - they can only reach speeds of up to four miles per hour as they work.

Man dies at side of carriageway after crash on the M40

File photo of the M40. Credit: PA

A man has died after a crash on the M40 motorway.

It happened at around 1am on the northbound carriageway between junctions 15 - 16 just before a bridge over Stratford Canal.

When emergency services arrived they found a car with considerable damage on the embankment at the side of the road. The man was found on the carriageway and died at the scene.

The northbound carriageway remains closed while investigations continue.

Arrests after man has part of ear bitten off in 'savage' assault

Five people have been arrested over an unprovoked attack in which part of a man's ear was bitten off.

The victim, who has not been named, suffered what police describe as life-changing injuries during the altercation between two groups of men in Warwick on Boxing Day.

A Warwickshire Police spokesman said five local men in their 40s arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of wounding had been bailed until February 4.

Anyone with information about the assault, which happened at the Spice Hut restaurant in Market Square, is urged to contact Detective Constable Karen Rook.


Police appeal after serious assault in Warwick

Detectives in Warwick are appealing for witnesses and information after an attack took place which left a 36-year-old man with part of his ear bitten off.

The assault happened at around 11pm yesterday evening at the Spice Hut restaurant in Market Square, Warwick.

A disagreement began between two groups of men in the restaurant, which resulted in the physical altercation.

This man has been left with life changing injuries, in what was a savage and unprovoked attack.

We are keen to hear from anyone near the restaurant or in Market Square who can help our investigation in any way.

Presently the description we have of the offenders is that there are four men, two are described as white, in their mid 30s, around 5ft 10ins tall and of a stocky build. The third man is described as mixed race in his mid 30s and of average build and the fourth man is described as white, aged mid 30s to 40s, 6ft tall and of a large, stocky build.

– Detective Inspector Jon Belcher

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 854 Karen Rook on 101 quoting incident 333 of 26 December or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Crimestoppers UK

Pedestrian hit by car and seriously injured

The car after the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has suffered suspected back, head and pelvic injuries after a car crashed into him as he walked in Warwickshire this morning.

It happened on Warwick Road in Stratford at 9.35am.

The pedestrian - a man in his fifties - was immobilised and given pain relief and then flown to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. Doctors there were alerted about the severity of his injuries.

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