Weekend video news bulletin: Omicron crisis for city centre restaurant and other updates

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Brindleyplace restauranteur reveals the problems the hospitality sector is facing with Omicron

A top restaurant boss in Birmingham has revealed the struggles he is facing to keep his business going with Omicron cases surging. Sam Morgan, who runs Craft restaurant in Brindleyplace, stated that the messaging that was placed out by the government and health officials has resulted in a dip of annual turnover.

Sam Morgan, About Dining, Birmingham, Westside

West Midlands Police get extra stop and search powers

West Midlands Police have announced that their officers have been granted new powers to stop and search people in Birmingham city centre. They say that these new powers are necessary to tackle knife crime. These new measures will be reviewed on a daily basis..

West Midlands Police

Chinese New Year to be celebrated at the Bull Ring and Grand Central with free performances

A day of free performances to celebrate the Chinese New Year will be held in Birmingham. On Saturday 5th February shoppers can witness the traditional lion dance and processions through Bullring and Grand Central, as well as a programme featuring fan dancers and shaolin monks.

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