Author: Jovita Strolyte

West Midlands Railways announced services between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton will be reduced. From Friday 20th November the hourly train service between Warwickshire towns will be reduced to one train every two hours. Rail replacement transport will replace the trains which are unable to operate. Leamington Spa railway station (Credit: Shutterstock) The temporary change is due to the impact of Covid-19 amongst the train crew. This will remain in place until staff level return back to normal. https://twitter.com/WestMidRailway/status/1329120020711006208?s=20 Customer experience director for West Midlands Railway, Jonny Wiseman, said: “Since the start of the pandemic, one in three of our staff…

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New York City is the most diverse and populated city in the United States. It has 28,000 residents per square mile according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The architecture, history and culture of NYC also makes it the most popular place to film movies, TV series, commercials and all sort of other creative productions. Every year more than 300 films have been filmed in New York. New York Public Library. (Credit: Jovita Strolyte) Before the whole world went into lockdown, Birmingham Eastside visited New York City and had the opportunity to meet Caitlin Keating. Caitlin is an award-winning…

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Birmingham City Council has requested to delay the launch of the Clean Air Zone due to the Coronavirus. Pollution in the air, mainly caused by vehicles on the roads, is having a harmful effect on the health of people living, working and studying in the city. Living near a busy road in Birmingham can increase the risk of lung cancer by 4.1 percent and stunt children’s lung growth by 7.7 percent according to research published by King’s College London in November 2019. The results showed that on high pollution days in the second city, the risk of an out-of-hospital cardiac…

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At the moment, Liam Byrne, for the Labour party, is the only candidate vying for people’s vote. There is no news yet on who the Conservative or Liberal Democrats might field or whether the Greens will stand. With it being such a ‘safe’ seat, will any other party put up a fight? Fox and Goose crossroads. Credit: Hodge Hill Police Byrne has been the MP for Hodge Hill, ever since he won a tightly fought by-election in 2004. He lives in Birmingham with his wife Sarah and their children. He is a board member of the Great Britain China Centre,…

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The boom in going vegan is alive and kicking in Kings Heath. But where are the hotspots? Jovita Strolyte reports Credit: Jovita Strolyte The vegan diet has become very popular. Increasingly people have decided to go vegan for ethical, environmental or health reasons. The Vegan Society defines veganism as ‘a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose’. It also claims that the number of people who say they are vegan in the UK has quadrupled in just…

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