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[COMPETITION] WIN £50 Voucher to spend at Smyths Toys 

26 May

This Saturday, Smyths Toys are hosting a party in-store that will be bigger and better than ever – and B31 Voices readers have an extra chance to win! We have teamed up with Smyths Toy Superstore in Longbridge to offer you the chance to win a £...


Moseley’s Famous Street Fair 1st July 

26 May

Moseley’s Famous Street Fair 9:30 to 16:30                                                 Centre of Moseley This is the big one: one of the perennial keynote events of Moseley Festival.


46 year old detained by police at QE Hospital 

25 May

Police were called to Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 6.20pm today following reports of a man acting suspiciously.


QE Hospital reopens after police incident 

25 May

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Edgbaston was reportedly on lock down this evening after a police incident.


GE2017 | 500 Words: Spoz Esposito – Green Party – Bromsgrove 

25 May

As part of our 2017 General Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in Northfield, Bromsgrove, Edgbaston and Selly Oak constituencies asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


Learning the lessons form Srebrenica 

25 May

A Bournville College manager has returned from a delegation to Bosnia-Herzegovina with a mission – to use the lessons from the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II to tackle the rise of hatred and intolerance in this country.


Four arrested & vehicles seized as police clamp down on gangs in South West Birmingham 

25 May

West Midlands Police have arrested four people during an intensive 9 hour policing operation in South West Birmingham yesterday (Wednesday 24th May).


Three great live music nights at the Patrick Kavanagh 

24 May

Live Music at the Patrick Kavanagh Doors 7.30                                                  Patrick Kavanagh, Woodbridge Rd, B13 8BX Five live bands on Friday 30th June  – and more to come on the ...


Concert on the opening night of Moseley Festival 2017 

24 May

Concert with Alexandra Gabriel   7.15 – 9.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)        St Columba Church, Chantry Road, B13 8DJ Tickets: £20 Early Bird, £25 on the door Enter the Sacred Temple of Sound.


Police appeal for info on anti-social motorbike riders 

24 May

Northfield’s neighbourhood police team have appealed for road users and residents to come forward with information to help them deal with the issue off anti-social motorbike riding in the area.


Wildflower walk with Tony Sames May 27 

24 May

There has been a concerted effort to increase the wild flower population of the meadow in Highbury Park.


Attractions team up to offer a true taste of chocolate box village 

23 May

Cadbury World and Selly Manor Museum have come together to offer a new joint ticket, giving visitors the chance to fully immerse themselves in Bournville’s unique heritage.


Register NOW to be Sainsbury’s Northfield Local Charity of the Year, Nominations close 28th May 

23 May

Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme is back and the Northfield store is looking for a new charity to support from the Northfield area.


Are you ready for Birmingham’s The Big Sleuth? 

23 May

After months of hi-bear-nation, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Wild in Art are pleased to announce Birmingham’s The Big Sleuth will launch on Monday 10 July.


Police response to Manchester attack as vigil planned in Birmingham 

23 May

West Midlands Police have issued a response to a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last night (22nd May) which saw 22 people lose their lives and a further 59 injured.


Organisation sought to take over Oddingley Hall 

23 May

An organisation is being sought to take over the running of Oddingley Hall in Kings Norton / West Heath in a Community Asset Transfer from Birmingham City Council.


A perennial favourite : the Moseley Masterteam quiz 

23 May

Moseley Masterteam Quiz on Friday 30th June 2017  7pm for a 7.15 start                            Moseley All Services Club, 91 Church Rd, B13 9EA One of the defining events of Moseley Festival; a perennial favourite.


Exhibition at Ort Gallery 

23 May

We are really pleased that the current exhibition at the Ort Gallery, just down the Moseley Road, also coincides with Moseley Festival.


Bournville School pupils raise record amount through Big Sleuth project 

22 May

Pupils at Bournville School raised a ‘bear-rilliant’ amount of money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital through The Big Sleuth project.


Students get top marks in charity Business Enterprise Challenge 2017 

22 May

Young entrepreneurs from three Sixth Forms across Birmingham have raised over £3,000 for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice in a Dragon’s Den style initiative.


Police confirm woman was stabbed during Wast Hills attempted robbery 

22 May

West Mercia Police have today confirmed that a woman – who was the victim of an attempted robbery in the Wast Hills  area last week when she stopped to help a man lying in the road – sustained stab injuries during the incident.


Arrest after robberies at West Heath convenience stores 

22 May

A 27 year old man remains in police custody today on suspicion of two robberies at convenience stores in West Heath yesterday lunchtime (Sunday 21st May).


GE2017 LAST CHANCE to register: YOUR vote counts! 

22 May

To vote in the June General Election 2017 voters must be registered before midnight tonight (Monday 22nd May 2017)! One vote CAN make a difference so BE that difference – USE YOUR VOTE! To register, visit www.


Further Education Recruitment events coming to a city near you 

22 May

Following the enormous success of their Jobs Fairs last year, Protocol are pleased to confirm that they will be hitting the road once again with their 2017 Recruitment Roadshow.


New Art Gallery for Moseley 

21 May

We are delighted that the first event of Moseley Festival 2017 will be the opening of a new gallery at Maison Mayci.


GE2017 | 500 Words: Dick Rodgers – Common Good Party / Europe Needs Us – Edgbaston 

20 May

As part of our 2017 General Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in Northfield, Bromsgrove, Edgbaston and Selly Oak constituencies asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


Fundraising ‘Selfie Scavenger Hunt’ & Community Fun Day for Selly Oak 

20 May

Neighbourhood officers from the Selly Oak police team are asking people to take join in their ‘Selfie Scavenger Hunt’ and Community Fun Day to help raise funds to improve community safety in the ward.


GE2017 | 500 Words: Preet Gill – Labour – Edgbaston 

20 May

As part of our 2017 General Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in Northfield, Bromsgrove, Edgbaston and Selly Oak constituencies asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


Baby product company to reassess packaging after Quinton cat injured 

19 May

A leading manufacturer of baby feeding products is to reassess its packaging thanks to the Quinton B32 News Facebook page and The Animal House Rescue .


Dog dies and man injured after hit and run in Hollywood 

19 May

West Mercia Police is appealing for information regarding a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle in Hollywood last Friday (12 May) evening.


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Central Buses to save axed 108 bus service serving Sutton… 

26 May

A BUS operator has stepped in to help continue a vital service after two companies announced they would be withdrawing routes serving Erdington and Sutton Coldfield.


Planning laws flouted as classroom built at Moor Hall Primary… 

26 May

A DECISION to build a classroom which has remained on a Sutton Coldfield school's site without planning permission for NINE months (and counting) has been slammed by a councillor from the town.


Town Council agree £48k public wifi plan – but is that a good use of your money? 

25 May

In an age of multiple wifi access points and relatively cheap mobile data is a...


Four arrested after drug smuggling swoop by NCA in Laneside… 

24 May

POLICE smashed through a front door in a quiet residential street in Streetly this morning, seizing a number of items as part of an investigation into alleged drug smuggling and money laundering.


Sutton Coldfield’s Cllr Anne Underwood takes up office as Lord Mayor of Birmingham 

24 May

Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor – Sutton Coldfield's Cllr Anne Underwood – has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony which took place at the Council House on Tuesday (23 May).


Man suffers life-threatening collapse by Boldmere Gate in Sutton… 

24 May

A MAN collapsed after suffering a life-threatening condition in a Sutton Coldfield beauty spot and was saved by an off-duty nurse rushing to his rescue.


Manchester attack was “beyond words” 

24 May

Assistant Chief Constable Alex Murray responds to last night’s attack: We remain deeply shocked following last night’s tragic incident in Manchester and all our thoughts are with those affected.


Police storm Streetly home in early morning raid 

24 May

POLICE officers from the National Crime Agency swooped on an address in Streetly in Sutton Coldfield as part of an 'ongoing operation' today.


Terror alert raised to critical as West Midlands Police say ‘we… 

24 May

THE UK's terror threat level has been raised to its maximum meaning another attack is considered to be 'imminent'.


Manchester attack The Vamps’ Brad Simpson & Sutton Coldfield… 

23 May

A POPSTAR from Sutton Coldfield and his mum have condemned the 'callous' and 'deeply saddening' Manchester terror attack which happened just weeks after he played the same venue.


Paedophile Erdington teacher Jamie Chapman blackmailed children… 

23 May

A VILE paedophile teacher who taught at two Erdington schools has admitted blackmailing children in to carrying out sex acts after tricking them in to sending naked images.


Ofsted praises rapidly-improving Sutton Coldfield school and ‘high impact’ of learning partnership 

23 May

The rapidly-improving John Willmott School is another step closer to moving out of special measures following a positive monitoring inspection this month by education watchdog, Ofsted.


Time is running out to nominate your Sainsbury’s Mere Green charity partner for 2017/18 

23 May

Sainsbury's Local Charity of the Year scheme is back for the ninth year and the Mere Green store is calling for local charity nominations to be its flagship local charity for the next year.


James Bond legend Sir Roger Moore dies after battle with cancer 

23 May

FORMER Four Oaks resident and James Bond legend Sir Roger Moore has died after a short battle with cancer.


Woman from Sutton Coldfield gets finger stuck in ‘train track’ 

23 May

A WOMAN from Sutton Coldfield hit the buffers last night after her finger became stuck in a 'train track'.


Rapid progress at John Willmott School in Sutton Coldfield move… 

23 May

SWIFT progress at a Sutton Coldfield school has seen it being told it is back on track and moving closer towards being taken out of 'special measures'.


Warning after car thieves strike at Wylde Green Station car park… 

22 May

MOTORISTS have been warned to make sure their vehicles are secure after a vehicle was stolen from a car park in Sutton Coldfield.


Teens arrested on suspicion of car theft in Hardwick Road and… 

22 May

THREE teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of car theft after the police helicopter was called to help local them.


Annual Meeting of Sutton Coldfield Town Council – Trinity Centre 24th May 

22 May

The Annual Meeting of the Town Council will take place on Wednesday 24 th May at 7pm in the Trinity Centre.


Man and woman arrested in Erdington following death of motorcycli… 

21 May

A MAN and a woman from Erdington have been arrested following the death of a motorcyclist on a busy deal carriageway in Birmingham.


Man and woman arrested in Erdington following death of motorcycli… 

21 May

A MAN and a woman from Erdington have been arrested following the death of a motorcyclist on a busy deal carriageway in Birmingham.


Gusto Restaurant & Bar to open new outlet in Mulberry Walk,… 

21 May

AN Italian-inspired nationwide restaurant chain is set to open a new outlet in Sutton Coldfield.


Hunt to find man suspected of assaulting staff at McDonald’s in… 

21 May

A MAN suspected of assaulting staff at a fast food restaurant in Erdington is wanted by police.


Saturday Night Fever as brawl breaks out at Walmley Social Club’s… 

21 May

A MASS brawl at a Sutton Coldfield social club was sparked after visitors appeared to suffer from a dose of Saturday Night Fever.


Urgent appeal to find missing Erdington teen Jordan Kearns 

20 May

AN appeal has been launched to find a missing Erdington teenager who has not been seen for days.


What’s On: Macbeth – It’s Not a Game 

20 May

When: 23 - 27 May 2017 various times What: Macbeth Where: Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 6AB The post What’s On: Macbeth – It’s Not a Game appeared first on Sutton Coldfield Local News .


TV star Emma Willis from Sutton Coldfield thanks medics for… 

20 May

A TV star from Sutton Coldfield has thanked medics who came to her aid after finding she had a potentially life-threatening illness.


Hunt to find gang who committed knifepoint robberies in Sutton… 

20 May

A TEENAGER has been arrested following a series of knifepoint robberies in Sutton Coldfield and Kingstanding - but eight more suspects are being hunted by police.


Anger after shoppers fined for outstaying welcome at Mulberry… 

20 May

SHOPPERS and diners have slammed a new Sutton Coldfield retail development after being caught out by parking fines having outstayed their welcome.


Pregnant woman attacked by axe robbers in terrifying Falcon Lodge… 

19 May

A PREGNANT woman and her boyfriend have been attacked by axe-wielding robbers in a frightening Sutton Coldfield house raid.


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Mickey Mouse & Friends Collection 

26 May

An exciting and colourful collection has arrived to Irregular Choice...


A Statement from Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group following the terrorist attack in Manchester 

25 May

Members of the Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group are united with so many others of different faiths and none, around Britain and across the world, in condemning the terror attack in Manchester on Monday night.


Art of Dying Well 

24 May

As a Catholic approaches death, there are a series of comforting rites and rituals that can help a person spiritually prepare for the final journey.


Pride Weekend 

24 May

It's a bumper weekend for Birmingham Pride and we've plenty to enjoy at Bullring...


Pride Weekend at Selfridges 

24 May

Living up to one of its founding principles (“Everyone is welcome”), Selfridges Birmingham is happily joining in with the city’s Birmingham Gay Pride celebrations on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May, in the most more-ish way.


Scammers Using WannaCry Attack to Lure Victims 

24 May

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Vegan Beauty Products at Bullring 

23 May

Looking vegan beauty products? Take a look at our guide to which brands offer them at Bullring...


Cheat your way to a perfect garden 

23 May

Simple solutions to improve your outdoor space...


Buxom Cosmetics at Debenhams 

22 May

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AUDIO: Why aren’t young people in Birmingham voting? 

22 May

Around 400,000 students in the UK have yet to register to vote, with under 30% of Birmingham’s young voters in particular voting in the EU Referendum late last year.


Fatima Centenary Celebration, Leamington Spa 13th May 

22 May

Held at St Peter Apostle church and parish centre.


Occasionwear that Suits You! 

19 May

The season for occasions has arrived and our stores have a host of suiting inspiration to match your style and event.


Beware of Holiday Fraud Cyber Scams 

17 May

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Topman Suits 

17 May

With wedding and prom season approaching - head to Topman to look your best with the right suit for you...


Fit for Function – Fit for the Future – Securing the 21st Century Church 

17 May

Save the date: 20th July 2017 – Fit for Function Fit for the Future 20 July 2017 Do you have an interest in securing the future of our buildings, this this one day conference is definitely for you.


18:30 Update on WW2 Bomb Near Spaghetti Junction 

16 May

LATEST NEWS WW2 bomb update STOP PRESS at 18:30 – the bomb has been detonated and all road closures have been lifted except Priory Road.


Update on WW2 Bomb Near Spaghetti Junction 

16 May

LATEST NEWS WW2 bomb update Aston Expressway remains closed while Army bomb disposal experts make the area safe.


How to find your perfect swimwear 

16 May

The ultimate guide to poolside confidence...


Jake Jamie Beauty Showcase 

16 May

We've teamed up with beauty vlogger and expert, Jake Jamie from The Beauty Boy, to showcase some of his favourite products available from Bullring.


General Election letter to Catholics of England and Wales 

16 May

The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a letter to Catholics regarding the General Election of June 8 2017, for their consideration and encouragement to vote: General Election Letter for Catholics from their Bishops The post General Election ...


Ransomware Cyber Attack – How to Avoid 

15 May

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T2 Super Power Arrives 

15 May

T2 bring you this one-of–a-kind blend with this seasons power spice - turmeric...


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