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25 years ago

A move to give trade union representatives working for the West Midlands County Council more time off with pay to carry out union business looks likely to be turned down by councillors today. A report to the council's Personnel Committee says that if the extra time off being sought by the National Union of Public Employees were to be granted to all 91 trade union officials within the authority, it would mean an extra 225 days' absence a year.

The Birmingham Post, July 1981

50 years ago

A wealthy Wombourne spinster was killed in a weekend road accident as she drove out of the gates of her house. Dorothy Shaw-Hellier, aged 33, died after an accident with a Yamaha motorcycle outside her rambling country home, The Wodehouse. The motorcycle rider, Mar Jackson, aged 18, of Upper Church Lane, Tipton, was not seriously injured.

The Birmingham Post, July 1956

100 years ago

Stephen McNickle of Argyle Street, Birmingham, was charged with unlawfully wounding Joseph Dabbs, of Cuckoo Road, by striking him on the head with some instrument. On the 27th, the prisoner went up to Mr Dabbs and without any provocation, attacked him inflicting injuries, which needed treatment at the General Hospital.

The Birmingham Daily Post, July 1906
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jul 8, 2006
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