Birmingham news and blogs Tuesday 17 July 2018
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Investigation underway following a fatal hit and run in Olton.  

17 Jul

Warwick Road between Old Warwick Road and Richmond Road remains closed this morning (17/07) as officers investigate a rush hour death.

Murder charge over Small Heath stab death 

16 Jul

Madni Ahmed, 20, is also charged with the attempted murder of an 18-year-old.

Anger over ‘abhorrent’ smell from Birmingham abattoir 

16 Jul

More complaints are made about an abattoir that was shut down in 2015.

Family stuck in hotel weeks after house flooded 

16 Jul

Barry Frogatt, from Birmingham, says living in a hotel is "tearing" the family apart.

Nearly 40% of parents in Birmingham fail to pay child maintenance under government scheme 

16 Jul

Nearly 40% of the parents who have their child maintenance payments controlled by the government in Birmingham failed to pay in the first three months of 2018.

Birmingham blogger fat-shamed by Instagram troll 

16 Jul

Emma Conway's image of her in a swimming costume was photoshopped by a stranger online.

Yardley Wood stab victim named as Reece Hipwood 

16 Jul

Reece Hipwood was found stabbed at an address in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday.

Police seized more than £8 million of drugs, stolen and fake goods on the motorways in a year.  

16 Jul

Police, including officers from Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG), seized than £8 million of drugs, stolen and fake goods on the West Midlands motorways in a year as police crackdown on criminals trying to use them as escape routes for their ...

Eviction ‘paused’ after toddler death in Sarehole Mill 

16 Jul

A 19-month-old boy died in hospital after being hit by a van in Billesley on Friday.

Man dies and another injured in Yardley Wood stabbing 

15 Jul

Police said the men know each other, and they are not looking for anyone else after the incident.

WASPI women rally in Birmingham for pension rights 

14 Jul

Members of Women Against State Pension Inequality say some members will each lose thousands of pounds.

James Chester: Aston Villa reject £5m Stoke City offer for Wales international defender 

14 Jul

Aston Villa have rejected a £5m bid for defender James Chester from Championship rivals Stoke City.

‘Running man’ sought after Small Heath murder 

14 Jul

He was seen fleeing the road where Riasat Bi, 86, was found stabbed to death in her home.

Sophie Baggaley: Bristol City Women bring in goalkeeper, as six sign new deals 

14 Jul

Bristol City Women sign Birmingham City Women goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley on a permanent deal.

Toddler dies after van crash on parkland in Birmingham 

14 Jul

The 19-month-old boy died in hospital after being hit by the van before midday on Friday in Billesley.

Toddler critical after van crash on parkland in Birmingham 

13 Jul

Two people are arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury through dangerous driving.

NHS video service receives ‘outstanding’ rating from CQC 

13 Jul

Birmingham patients are taking part in a pilot project where they book video consultations with a GP.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham is officially open – ALL adults must be accompanied by a child! 

13 Jul

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham, which officially opened last week, offers the ultimate paradise for young LEGO lovers.

Chocolate fiends will be glad to know Lindt have released a luxurious hazelnut spread in the UK. 

13 Jul

The Swiss chocolatier is famed world-wide for the high quality of their luxuriously sweet confectionary and for years we have indulged in their phenomenal products across the UK.

Murder arrest after woman, 86, stabbed in Small Heath 

13 Jul

The 20-year-old will be questioned when released from hospital, West Midlands Police said.

Four airports found to be failing disabled passengers 

13 Jul

Gatwick, Stansted and Birmingham all need improvement, while Manchester remains poor, a survey says.

Woman, 86, dies and two hurt in Small Heath stab attack 

12 Jul

Police launch a murder investigation after the attack in Birmingham.

Armed robber at Harborne jewellers warns ‘step back’ 

12 Jul

Footage shot in the street shows an armed, masked man outside a ram-raided jewellers.

Murder investigation underway after a woman was stabbed to death in Small Heath. 

12 Jul

Detective Inspector Harry Harrison, from the force’s homicide team, has launched a murder investigation after a woman has died following a stabbing at a property in Small Heath this morning (12/07).

Stores and queues close for Build-A-Bear event ‘due to crowds and safety concerns’. 

12 Jul

There has been high demand for a Build-A-Bear ‘Pay Your Age Day’ event today (12/07) so much so that the company has been forced close stores and turn people away in Touchwood, Bullring (pictured) and across the UK.

The conditions some police officers are being forced to endure during Trump’s visit to the UK is an absolute disgrace, says Police Commissioner.  

12 Jul

It has emerged that police officers, including officers from West Midlands Police , have been forced to sleep on a sports hall floor whilst in the South East of England for President Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom over the next couple of days.

Bear Grylls unveils exciting plans for a one of a kind immersive diving with sharks experience. 

12 Jul

Bear Grylls today (12/07) unveils the exciting plans for a one of a kind immersive Dive experience at the Bear Grylls Adventure park in Birmingham, England.

Khalid Yousef death: Accused enters plea 

12 Jul

Hassan Mustafa pleads not guilty to the killing at Paddy Power, Handsworth.

This week, MyBull has revealed some incredibly exciting new partners and offers for MyBull members to enjoy. 

12 Jul

Here at Birmingham Updates, we’re dedicated to unlocking the best offers in Birmingham for our audience.

Learn about the history of Birmingham’s last public hanging and capital punishment in evening tour 

12 Jul

On Saturday 14th of July, from 5-7pm, you can experience a fascinating tour about Birmingham’s last public hanging and capital punishment.

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Paradise Circus To Close from 3 September to Summer 2019 

16 Jul

A Statement by Midland Metro Alliance, constructors of the Metro Tram extensions, is given below in offset blue type.

Metro Alliance – Westside Weekly Issue 007 

16 Jul

Below is the latest Westside Weekly newsletter released by the Midland Metro Alliance which is the developer of the Metro Tram Extension to the west side of Birmingham from the centre.

Step into Selfridges 

16 Jul

There's lots going on at Selfridges right now with new brands in store and more coming in 2018.

Bare Minerals New Arrival 

12 Jul


Metro Alliance – Westside Weekly Issue 006 

9 Jul

Below is the Westside Weekly newsletter Issue 006 released by the Midland Metro Alliance which is the developer of the Metro Tram Extension to the west side of Birmingham from the centre.

Early Bird Parking 

9 Jul

Catch your space at Bullring centre car park.

Easy outdoor space updates 

9 Jul

Here's how to turn your outdoor space into a stylish oasis...

Rituals – Slow Down Summer 

7 Jul

New season, new rituals.

60’s Music Icons Photography Exhibition and Clips 

5 Jul

Big Bear Records Founder, Jim Simpson, knew many of the big music artists of the past and took many photos of them in the 60’s.

Sheepcote Street & Bath Row/George Road Traffic Regulations Consultations 

5 Jul

Very important changes in Sheepcote Street and Bath Row/George Road are up for consultation through the City Council’s Be Heard database.

Roundhouse Events – Canoe and Coffin Works Visits 

5 Jul

“Paddle and a Pint” events  and “Roundhouse and Coffin Works” tours organised through the Roundhouse, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham…   To find out more Click here.

Did someone say takeout? 

3 Jul

Sometimes after a long day at work nothing seems better than your favourite takeaway.

Westside Metro Extension Consultation 4 July 

2 Jul

Consultation will be taking place for the second phase of the Westside extension from Centenary Square to Hagley Road.

Brew your own iced tea 

2 Jul

T2 are giving you 5 reasons to brew your own iced tea this summer...

Summer Blooms at Winterbourne Gardens 23 June 18 

30 Jun

We should all rejoice in a British Summer! Especially when the sun shines.

Goldsmith Boutique 

29 Jun

Goldsmith Boutique is now open in Bullring & Grand Central...

Metro Alliance – Westside Weekly Issues 004 & 005 

29 Jun

Below are Westside Weekly newsletters released by the Midland Metro Alliance which is the developer of the Metro Tram Extension to the west side of Birmingham from the centre.

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Lightwoods House Open Day 

12 Jul

This Saturday……Lightwoods House Summer Open Day features guided tours andaccess to the house and Shakespeare Garden from 11am3pm.

July e-Bulletin 

28 Jun

The July edition of our Bearwood e-Bulletin, with news about things happening in Bearwood and beyond, is out today…and can be downloaded here .

Bearwood Action for Refugees 

13 Jun

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week and we are celebrating at our very own Library of Sanctuary with Stories and Celebration.

Crash on Collingwood Drive 

12 Jun

Thanks to Ashley Preece of Birmingham Live for allowing me to use this picture.

Ways with words…. 

12 Jun

This promises to be a really great evening…and its open mic so if youve got something to say...

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From Your Councillor: Cllr Olly Armstrong – Northfield – July 2018 

16 Jul

We will be offering all Councillors across South West Birmingham the opportunity to write a blog on B31 Voices, up to once a month.

#PositiveSWBrum – Who is the Postman behind the mask raising all the loot?! 

15 Jul

A local ‘Postie’ – who once a year dons a fancy dress costume to deliver his mail on his Spiceland Road estate round in Northfield – has raised more than £6000 over the last ten years.

In pictures: Sunday strollers tackle Waseleys wildfire 

15 Jul

Visitors to the Waseley Hills Country Park in Rubery got more than they bargained for on their Sunday stroll this afternoon (Sunday 15th July).

Man convicted of historical abuse after more than 40 years 

15 Jul

A man has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years after being found guilty of historic sexual abuse of under age victims up to 40 years ago.

Missing (Family Appeal): Colleen Burke 22 – Bromford – Kings Norton 

15 Jul

The family and friends of Colleen Burke, 22, are appealing for anyone who has seen her to get in touch.

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