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1. (also -əm) A city of central England northwest of London. It grew to prominence during the Industrial Revolution.
2. A city of north-central Alabama west of Atlanta, Georgia. Located in a mining region, it grew into an industrial center in the early 1900s and is now the largest city in the state.


1. (Placename) an industrial city in central England, in Birmingham unitary authority, in the West Midlands: the second largest city in Great Britain; two cathedrals; three universities (1900, 1966, 1992). Pop: 970 892 (2001). Informal name: Brum
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in central England, in the West Midlands. Pop: 992 100 (2003 est). Area: 283 sq km (109 sq miles)
3. (Placename) an industrial city in N central Alabama: rich local deposits of coal, iron ore, and other minerals. Pop: 236 620 (2003 est)


(ˈbɜr mɪŋ əm for 1; ˈbɜr mɪŋˌhæm for 2 )

1. a city in West Midlands, in central England. 1,084,600.
2. a city in central Alabama. 258,543.
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Noun1.Birmingham - the largest city in Alabama; located in northeastern Alabama
Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie, AL - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
2.Birmingham - a city in central England; 2nd largest English city and an important industrial and transportation center
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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LICENSING ACT 2003 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE Notice is hereby given that I Mr Rance Peters have applied to Birmingham City Council for the grant of a Premises Licence for The Food Warehouse Extra, 285 Birchfield Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B20 3DD To allow the sale of alcohol between the following hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00am- 9:00pm Sunday 10:00am -8:00pm.
Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands and Chief Constable of West Midlands Police AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31 March 2015 Audit Commission Act 1998, sections 15-16 Account and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 Regulations 9, 10, 21, 22 and 24 Notice has been given that the accounts of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands and Chief Constable of West Midlands Police are subject to external audit by Paul Grady, Engagement Lead for Grant Thornton UK LLP, Colmore Plaza, 20 Colmore Circus, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6AT.
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The boys, aged 13, 14 and 16, were arrested after the blaze in Centenary Square, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said.
From its base in Birmingham, West Midlands, Fujitsu designs, develops and manufactures telecommunications technology for the European market.
Client examples include: Birmingham City Council; the European Regional Development Fund; Finance Birmingham, West Midlands Combined Authority Partners (WMCA), Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership.
Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence Swithenbank Fresh Ltd trading as Swithenbank Fresh Ltd of Roydsdale Way, Euroway Industrial Estate, Bradford, BD4 6SE is applying for a licence to use Kingfisher Midlands, Austin Way, Birmingham, West Midlands, B42 1DU as an operating centre for 10 goods vehicles and 0 trailers.
RAYMOND GORDON HARRISON (Deceased) Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, notice is hereby given that any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of the above named, late of 8 Sir Harrys Road, Balsall, Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, who died on 16/7/2014 are required to send written particulars to the undersigned on or before 17/6/2015, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims and interests of which they have had notice.
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