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Weekend Picks: Let's Rock Birmingham!

Let's Rock Birmingham!: Sat 11th June (Sandwell Valley Country Park, West Bromwich)

British Pop singer Kim Wilde performs on stage in 2012 Credit: Revierfoto / DPA/PA Images

Let’s Rock Birmingham! takes place at Sandwell Valley Country Park this weekend.

The line-up of artists including Holly Johnson, Kim Wilde, Jimmy Somerville and ABC, will bring visitors some of the very best music from the 80s.

The event is aimed at the whole family, with entertainment for everyone. Children can enjoy a range of activities including a circus workshops, face painting, crafts, tricycles and the “Disco Shack”.

VIP tickets allow access to a funky 80s themed VIP enclosure, where you can sit back and relax in the comfy chill out zone or enjoy the outdoor seating area.

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Weekend Picks: St George’s Day Celebrations in West Bromwich and Sandwell

This Saturday Manor House Museum will host a St George’s Day Family Fun Day.

St George’s Day Celebrations Credit: Sandwell Council Museums Service

There will be a re-enactment encampment, magic, crafts and much more. Food will also be available.

Then on Sunday it’s the annual St George's Day Parade and Family Fun Day. A parade will leave Westminster Road around 10.45am and arrive at Dartmouth Park an hour later.

The Royal British Legion will lead the parade and a remembrance and respect ceremony and one minute silence in the park at 12 noon.

The fun day then runs until 5pm, with a host of entertainment, including Pat Collins Fun Fair, At the fun day there’ll be bouncy castles, slides, go-karts, live performances and a children’s magic show.

There will be loads to see and do, and visitors can get a glimpse of this beautiful 13th century building. You can also bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds.

– Jane Hanney, Sandwell Council’s Museums Service

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Murder investigation underway after man dies in West Bromwich

Credit: PA

Police have arrested two men and a woman on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead at a house in West Bromwich.

Officers were called to a property on Campville Crescent just before 2pm after reports of a stabbing.

A man believed to be in his early 40s died at the scene and another man believed to be in his early 20s has been taken to hospital.

Women steal victim's jewellery from her body in scam

Police have issued a warning after thieves stole a woman’s jewellery from her person whilst pretending to ask for directions to the hospital.

It's part of an emerging trend victims are distracted, usually by several people, who use excuses to engage them in conversation.

The woman was stopped on Portobello Road in West Bromwich around 3.15pm on Tuesday 8 March by two women in a blue Ford Focus.

As she gave directions, the two women got out and thanked her, putting necklaces and bracelet around her neck and wrists and hugging her.

But what the victim didn't notice was that they simultaneously unclasped her own necklace and bracelet without her knowledge.

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