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#B31JustRead: Mexican rival’s disqualification hands Rednal triathlete world championship crown 

21 Oct

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#B31JustRead: Church of Scientology opens Birmingham HQ 

21 Oct

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Appeal for information as axemen target Quinton Co-op store 

21 Oct

West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a Quinton store was targeted by two men armed with axes yesterday evening (Friday 20th October).


Stirchley Bowl demolition reveals past 

21 Oct

With the demolition of Stirchley Bowl almost complete, there has been a glimpse into its past as the removal of cladding showed that the original sign was still partially intact.


Man stabbed by car thief as he returns to parked car in Northfield street 

21 Oct

A 31 year old man is in a serious condition in hospital this morning after being stabbed by a car thief as he went to drive away his parked car last night (Friday 20th October).


Burden backs calls on FA to fill empty seats at England matches with free tickets for schools 

19 Oct

Richard Burden, MP for Birmingham Northfield, has signed a letter calling on the Football Association to fill empty seats at England matches with free tickets for schoolchildren.


Local school achieves best Ofsted rating in 17 years 

19 Oct

King’s Norton Boys’ School, which was founded more than 100 years ago is celebrating its best Ofsted rating in 17 years after achieving a ‘Good’ in a recent inspection.


Christmas is coming to #Birmingham 

19 Oct

Christmas in Birmingham is just four weeks away, with the Frankfurt Christmas Market, big wheel and ice rink returning to the city next month.


Car-jacker jailed for nearly three years after targeting driver aged 90 

19 Oct

A car-jacker who targeted a 90-year-old man as he returned to his car has been jailed for nearly three years.


Ford Focus thieves sought after stealing keys at knifepoint in owners home 

19 Oct

A trio of thieves are being sought after stealing a distinctive car when they took the owner’s keys at knifepoint inside his Northfield home on Tuesday night (17th October).


Cook along LIVE as Northfield school livestream popular cookery masterclass session 

19 Oct

A school in the centre of Northfield is set to livestream their latest cookery masterclass tonight (Thursday 19th October) after limited places were quickly snapped up by eager food lovers.


[Petition] Bus users & businesses unhappy about suspension of Northfield bus stops 

18 Oct

Bus users and local business have raised objection to the unexpected suspension of bus stops outside Northfield Shopping Centre.


Thank YOU for £5 million lottery bonus says local charities 

18 Oct

Three wonderful Birmingham based charities say a massive thank you to local people for helping raise £5 million in vital funds over 20 years.


Northfield pet store to stay as majority of Just for Pets stores saved by sale 

17 Oct

Last month, we heard the news that the Just for Pets chain of stores was to go in to administration – threatening jobs at 25 stores across England, including in Northfield.


Cyclists Sad, but also Angry 

16 Oct

A long column of cyclists rode out of Birmingham University on 16 October and we continued up Pershore Road, to pay tribute near the site where a few days earlier a young doctor from the Children’s Hospital was killed by a lorry .


Autumn Activities 

16 Oct

This week coming there are two nice events happening.


Saharan dust brings a warm desert glow to South Birmingham 

16 Oct

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Babyloss Awareness Week: A B31 Voices reader tells her story 

15 Oct

Babyloss Awareness Week is held annually from 9th to 15th October.


19 year old motorcyclist in a critical condition after early morning crash 

15 Oct

A motorcyclist is in a critical condition in hospital after a collision on Daisy Farm Road in Warstock just before 4am this morning (Sunday 15 October).


Locals flock to aid of rampaging ram! 

14 Oct

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Bike hire scheme coming to the West Midlands 

14 Oct

A bike-sharing hire scheme is to be launched across the West Midlands.


Halloween & bonfire events in South West Birmingham 2017 

13 Oct

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Man jailed after 60,000 indecent images of children & evidence of child abuse found in Kings Norton apartment 

13 Oct

A man has been jailed for 5 years after a West Midlands Police investigation revealed that he had abused a young girl and amassed a catalogue of up to 60,000 indecent child images.


College to showcase musical talent at Longbridge ‘MusiColl’ event 

13 Oct

From Longbridge Life: Students from across Birmingham will be showcasing their musical talents this Saturday (14 October) for the first ‘MusiColl’ event in Longbridge.


Photos from October 2017 Market 

13 Oct

Here’s a selection of photos of our October market from  Phil Banting .


Headteacher reassures parents after school gate incident 

13 Oct

The headteacher of Shenley Academy has issued a letter of reassurance to parents following an incident outside the school gates after school yesterday (Thursday 12th October).


Local charities say thank you for £5 million lottery bonus 

13 Oct

Three based charities have said thank you to local people for helping raise £5 million in vital funds over 20 years.


Jailed: paedophile who police found had 60,000 indecent child images 

13 Oct

A paedophile has been jailed after a police investigation revealed he’d abused a young girl and amassed a catalogue of up to 60,000 indecent child images.


Severn Trent pledges to replace fleet with alternative fuel vehicles 

13 Oct

Severn Trent has pledged to replace its 2,200 vans, cars and tankers with alternative fuel vehicles as soon as possible as the water and waste water company continues to embrace green energy.


Family tribute to “beautiful, caring” cyclist who died in road crash 

11 Oct

Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses after an ‘adventurous’ young doctor died in a collision on a busy Birmingham road.


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Next Thursday at The Silvershine 

21 Oct

Doors open at 8.30pm at Corks Social Club, Bearwood Road… Paul Foad writes… “We’re extremely excited to welcome back Tom Ollendorf and his band to the Silvershine.


LA police launch fresh Harvey Weinstein probe after sex assault claim 

21 Oct

According to the force, the alleged incident took place four years ago...


Transit van thefts nearly TRIPLE and thousands more targeted for valuables 

21 Oct

New figures reveal the extent of the problem West Midlands van owners are facing...


This is the law on having a bonfire and the nuisance it causes 

21 Oct

According to the government, there are no laws against having a bonfire - but there are laws for the nuisance they can cause...


Four sentenced over £700,000 Severn Trent Water property fraud 

21 Oct

The racket involved houses across the West Midlands...


Photography For Beginners Course Launches Later This Month 

20 Oct

A new photography course aimed at beginners is starting in Sutton Coldfield at the end of this month - but more experienced camera users may also find it a useful refresher.


Police shut down squalid Dudley property owned by ‘millionaire rogue landlord’ 

20 Oct

Run-down property in Wolverhampton Street was owned by crooked landlord Latif Rehman...


Junior Hockey Open Morning 

20 Oct

Sutton Coldfield based Streetly Hockey Club is hosting a free junior hockey open morning on Saturday 28th October The post Junior Hockey Open Morning appeared first on Sutton Coldfield Local News .


Half Term Halloween Fun at The Gracechurch Centre 

20 Oct

Families are in for a Halloween treat this half term as The Gracechurch Centre announces a host of spook-tacular activities to keep the children entertained.


Uncle of Burger Bar Boys gang member intimidated juror outside court 

20 Oct

Taxi driver Abdul Ghafar approached the jury member outside Birmingham Crown Court...


Ex-boss of Birmingham Dogs Home and wife charged with fraud after police probe into ‘missing donations’ 

20 Oct

Simon Price, of Marston Green, charged with 11 offences of fraud by abuse of position and one money laundering offence...


Donald Trump gets UK crime figures in twist with ‘Islamic terror’ link blunder 

20 Oct

Many social media users were quick to point out Mr Trump's misinterpretation of the statistics...


Donald Trump slammed for ‘fearmongering’ over Islamic terror UK crime tweet 

20 Oct

Official figures, published on Thursday, show police forces in England and Wales had registered a total of 5.2 million offences in the year to June...


Wife of murder victim Giovanni Lewis in new appeal over husband’s brutal murder 

20 Oct

Key suspect still on the run a year after brutal crime...


Shocking photos show scene of devastation after staff injured in ‘violent’ coffee shop raid 

20 Oct

Blood was left splattered over the floor of the coffee shop after a screwdriver was used to wound staff...


West Midlands Police staff and PCSOs to get extra pay rise 

20 Oct

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said 3,758 personnel would benefit...


Shocking crime figures reveal how robbery has rocketed by nearly a quarter 

20 Oct

New official figures, for the 12 months up to June 2016, reveal that overall crime has increased by 14 per cent across the West Midlands force area...


Charity music group get lottery grant 

19 Oct

Congratulations to Elms.


Police arrest 54 people as they recover heroin, cocaine and cash in ‘cuckooing’ raids 

19 Oct

Officers from five forces were involved in the crackdown on so called cuckooing...


Man accused of infecting lovers with HIV ‘deliberately injured one during sex’ 

19 Oct

Daryll Rowe, 26, is accused of forcing the young complainant into rough sex...


Birmingham cabbie and baggage handlers plotted to smuggle cocaine through airport 

19 Oct

Gang now facing jail after being caught in plot to drive Class A drugs from Heathrow to Birmingham...


Bank customers ‘at risk’ from authorised payments scams 

19 Oct

They are sometimes duped despite being warned by their bank that it may be a scam...


Yet more atrocious parking at Beacon and boundary rant ! 

19 Oct

For a couple of weeks I have not seen any issue at the school and then today ? Well a bit of rain and all of a sudden as bad as ever.


Thug punched 90-year-old man to the floor in brutal Moseley carjacking 

19 Oct

Mohammed Subhan was one of three people who attacked the victim, punching him to the floor and leaving him with a bruise to his left eye and a cut to his finger...


Watch: Robbers beat COFFEE SHOP staff with hammers and baseball bats 

19 Oct

The terrifying attack took place at Coffee Kup in the city centre...


Jail for violent sex offender as woman is grabbed by neck on train 

19 Oct

Mark Anthony Williams was sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment after the harrowing attack on October 5...


Teenager in coma two months after brutal street attack in Aston 

19 Oct

Police release new images as sister of victim makes desperate plea for help...


What’s On: Embroidery Exhibition 

19 Oct

When: 26-28 October 2017 What: Celebrating Stitch Exhibition Where: The Trinity Centre, Mill Street, Sutton Coldfield The post What’s On: Embroidery Exhibition appeared first on Sutton Coldfield Local News .


By Royal Invitation – ATLP Heads Outward Bound for Buckingham Palace 

19 Oct

Leaders from the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) have been on an expedition to Buckingham Palace to celebrate their stellar work with the Outward Bound Trust charity.


Why norovirus sufferers MUST avoid preparing food for TWO days 

19 Oct

Pubic Health England (PHE) issued new advice on the highly contagious bug, which tends to peak in the winter months...


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It’s just £2 an hour to park this half term 

20 Oct

Make the most of your trip to Bullring this half term with special tariff throughout the October half term.


Come Home for Christmas 

20 Oct

We’re keen to welcome more people back into our faith and need your help to do that.


Kids Eat Free this October 

19 Oct

Heading to Bullring this October half term? Here's where to go when dining with the kids.


Chaplaincy Commissioning Mass 

19 Oct

This year marked the fourth annual Chaplaincy Commissioning Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral and this year was the biggest yet! Each September, at the start of the academic year, all those involved in Chaplaincy in our Secondary Schools come together to...


Broad Street Road Closure Now 

19 Oct

Birmingham Connected has just issued the following news on road closures in Broad Street.


SEE: 50 pictures that prove marathons are the new Halloween 

18 Oct

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Coventry’s Church’s Life Saver 

18 Oct

A life-saving heart-start machine has been purchased in a joint initiative by Our Lady of the Assumption Church and its adjoining Primary School in Tile Hill, Coventry – and has been fitted on the church site in such a position that it can also be ...


Arts Week 

18 Oct

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Evesham have been celebrating ‘The Arts’ in a special themed week for the start of the new school Year.


What to wear on Bonfire Night 

17 Oct

Essential items for watching the fireworks in style...


Our Space: St John Fisher Volunteering 

17 Oct

Over the 6 weeks holidays a few members of our Sixth Form volunteered to help out at ‘Our Space,’ an adventure playground and respite care centre for children with special needs and learning difficulties.


Multi-Cultural Evening 

17 Oct

On Saturday, 23 September, St Ambrose’s Parish, Kidderminster, hosted an evening of celebration of their multi-cultural community.


EU workers in the NHS: Birmingham hospitals leavers are on the rise 

17 Oct

The proportion of EU workers leaving Birmingham NHS trusts has increased in 5 out of 6 hospitals in the last year.


Birmingham writer challenges herself to write 100,000 words in a month 

16 Oct

An Erdington accounts assistant is up to write 100,000 words in one month during an international writing challenge covering six continents.


Police chief visits South & City College 

16 Oct

David Jamieson (WMPCC) addressing students at South City College The West Midlands Police Crime Commissioner visited South City College in Birmingham today (Monday October 16 2017).


“Scientology is like crack”, ex-member warns 

16 Oct

Pitmaston House.


Fierce Festival returns to Birmingham. 

16 Oct

Photo by Deinse Chan  The Fierce Festival returns to Birmingham today (16th October 2017), with acts from Dorian Electra and Selina Bonneli.


A 36-year journey culminates at Birmingham Marathon 

16 Oct

Photo from @TeamEdwards800 A marathon runner completed a 36-year journey when he set a new world record for running 800 marathons  — all under 200 minutes.


The Running Viola breaks world record in Birmingham 

16 Oct

‘The Running Viola’, has set yet another world record this weekend at the Birmingham International Marathon .


Big screen success for Birmingham based special effects studio 

16 Oct

Photo credit: Twitter @FatherPhantom Halloween’s come a few weeks early for one Birmingham business.


#RedSky: Five talking points 

16 Oct

Monday’s mixed weather conditions are due in part to the threat of Hurricane Ophelia , but they have brought some delight in the marvel at the Red Sky pictured across the UK.


Golden Jubilee 

16 Oct

On Sunday 24 September 2017 parishioners, friends, family, 35 priests and deacons celebrated Monsignor Canon J Daniel McHugh’s 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood at St Teresa’s Parish, Dorridge.


Supporting Mary’s Meals 

16 Oct

Well done to everybody at St Mary’s who supported the Mary’s Meals initiative.


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