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#SWBrumSnowWatch Further disruption expected with more snow for Sunday and freezing temperatures 

9 Dec 17

Residents are advised to take extra care if out and about and make sure they keep warm as the winter weather continues to bite over the next few days.


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Man arrested after reports of shots fired in quiet Rubery cul-de-sac 

9 Dec 17

A 22 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of a firearms offence after reports that shots were fired in a quiet Rubery cul-de-sac on Thursday evening (7th December).


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Burst main leaves Shenley homes without water 

9 Dec 17

A burst main in the Shenley area left a number of homes with no – or low pressure – water supply this morning (Saturday 9th December).


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UPDATES: Let the #SWBrumSnowWatch begin…. 

7 Dec 17

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No weapon found after reports of man being seen with gun in Northfield close 

7 Dec 17

Residents were concerned after a large police presence – including armed officers – descended on a Northfield close this afternoon (Thursday 7th December).


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#B31JustRead: ‘Cruel thug hurls defenceless CATS’ | Birmingham Mail 

7 Dec 17

We Just Read….


Local news
Enquiries on-going after hit and run crash in Selly Oak 

6 Dec 17

West Midlands police are investigating after a hit and run left an elderly lady with serious injuries and commuters having to find alternative routes to work.


Local news
[WATCH] Guests treated to fashion show at Rubery supermarket 

6 Dec 17

Invited guests were treated to a festive fashion show and product showcase at the newly refurbished Morrisons in Rubery last week (Thursday 30th November).


Local news
Teenage boy suffers stab wounds after attack in Stirchley 

6 Dec 17

West Midlands Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed whilst talking to friends.


Local news
Northfield woman celebrates 105th birthday! 

5 Dec 17

A well known Northfield woman has celebrated her 105th birthday today, with a party at her home – and yet another card from the Queen!  Nell Reid was born in 1912.


Local news
Elderly lady loses precious family photos in Ley Hill house burglary 

5 Dec 17

The son of a 78 year old woman is appealing to find precious family photos after her bag was stolen in a house burglary in the Ley Hill area of Northfield overnight (Monday 4th – Tuesday 5th December).


Local news
Man sadly killed in Hopwood collision 

5 Dec 17

A man has sadly died following a collision in Hopwood this morning (Tuesday 5th December).


Local news
School recreates ‘fan-tache-stic’ photo for men’s health charity 

3 Dec 17

Members of staff at King Edward’s School in Edgbaston were inspired to recreate a photo of   their predecessors dating back to the early 1900s as part of their Movember awareness and fundraiser month.


Local news
Taxi driver stabbed in late night assault 

3 Dec 17

A taxi driver suffered knife wounds to his leg and hands after being assaulted by a group of people in Northfield in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 2nd December).


Local news
Where can you see Santa in South West Birmingham?! 

2 Dec 17

Everyone is looking for the big chap in red at the moment! There are many Christmas Fairs and Grottos.


Local news
Consultation on changes to South Birmingham bus services 

2 Dec 17

National Express West Midlands is asking bus users in Birmingham to put forward their views on changes to routes in the south of the city.


Local news
Police renew appeal on 25th anniversary of unsolved Northfield triple murder 

2 Dec 17

West Midlands Police’s cold case review team are re-appealing for information of an unsolved horrific triple murder in Northfield 25 years ago today.


Local news
Christmas market returns to Longbridge town centre 

2 Dec 17

From Longbridge Life: Longbridge residents, businesses and visitors are being invited to get into the festive spirit when the Christmas Market returns on the Friday 8 th and Saturday 9 th December.


Local news
Police increase patrols after women “touched inappropriately” in Selly Oak street 

1 Dec 17

West Midlands Police have increased patrols after two young female students were touched inappropriately by a man in a Selly Oak Street last night (Thursday 30th November).


Local news
Police respond as knife – and Ross Kemp?! – spotted at Northfield McDonalds 

1 Dec 17

West Midlands Police are investigating after a man was seen with a knife outside Northfield McDonalds yesterday (Thursday 30th November).


Local news
Local school thanks public after reports of antisocial behaviour 

30 Nov 17

After readers reported incidents involving a group of youths being antisocial in Northfield on 24th November, Bournville School responds.


Local news
Frankley man jailed after violent attack on 72 year old man in West Heath street 

30 Nov 17

A Frankley man who robbed an unconscious pensioner of just a torch after a violent attack in a West Heath street – which only ended when bin men on their round arrived to help the victim – has been jailed.


Local news
How Birmingham’s #BrumBins Strike finally ended… 

29 Nov 17

Birmingham’s epic bin strike was finally declared over this week, with Unite claiming it as a ‘victory for common sense’.


Local news
Developers apply to demolish Northfield golf club house after September arson attack 

28 Nov 17

Developers have applied to Birmingham City Council for permission to demolish the club house building on the site of a former Northfield golf club.


Local news
Man with neck injury cut from car as three flee scene of Rednal crash 

28 Nov 17

A man is in hospital this morning with a serious neck injury after being cut from his car following a collision in Rednal yesterday evening (Monday 27th November).


Local news
Celebrating 30 years of fundraising for Acorns Children’s Hospice 

27 Nov 17

In September, Acorns Children’s Hospice celebrated the opening of their first shop in Cotteridge 30 years ago.


Local news
Man on the Moon pub relaunches after makeover 

27 Nov 17

From Sizzling pubs: The Man on the Moon pub has honoured Midlands based fundraiser, Danny Ryan MBE , after the pub reopened as a new Sizzling Pub Grill on Wednesday 8th November following an extensive remodel.


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Man hit by car as he tries to stop tool thieves in Rubery pub car park 

27 Nov 17

A 30 year old man was hit by the getaway car of thieves as he tried to prevent them from stealing tools  from his van in a Rubery car park yesterday evening (Sunday 26th November).


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Police negotiate safe resolution as woman held in Weoley Castle home by man 

27 Nov 17

West Midlands Police negotiators have brought a safe resolution to a situation where a woman was held fo 8 hours in a Weoley Castle home overnight by a man believed to be in possession of knives and a baseball bat.


Local news
[WATCH] Car thieves still car without keys using signal relay boxes 

26 Nov 17

Another car theft method to be aware of.


Local news
Woman & children rescued from severe fire in Bartley Green flat 

26 Nov 17

A woman and three children were rescued from a severe fire in a Bartley Green flat in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 26th November).


Local news
Drivers advised to be cautious after Rubery man targeted by would-be car thief 

24 Nov 17

West Midlands Police are investigating after a man was targeted by a lad who tried to drag him away from his car in Rubery this morning (Friday 24th November).


Local news
Multi million pound social housing development on old student block site 

23 Nov 17

A three-storey building that housing association, Bournville Village Trust, took possession of in August is being demolished to make way for a £2.5m social housing development.


Local news
Teen abandons stolen BMW – and woman in dressing gown – after ramming police car 

23 Nov 17

A teenager was arrested in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 23rd November) after ramming a police car with a stolen BMW in Shenley Lane, dumping both the car and his passenger – in her dressing gown – as he tried to make his escape.


Local news
Police investigate following death of Northfield toddler 

23 Nov 17

West Midlands Police are investigating after a toddler died in hospital yesterday (Wednesday 22nd November) after being found seriously hurt at a home in Northfield.


Local news
#B31JustRead: Vandalised Big Sleuth bears find new home at Lifford Lane tip | BBC News 

22 Nov 17

We Just Read….


Local news
Bike seized as Longbridge police move in on antisocial motorbike riders 

22 Nov 17

Officers from West Midlands Police’s Longbridge neighbourhood team are closing in on offenders after seizing one of their bikes in Frankley yesterday (Monday 21st November).


Local news
Teenagers flee scene as Skoda smashes into Frankley home 

22 Nov 17

West Midlands Police are investigating after a car smashed in to the front of a Frankley home yesterday evening (Tuesday 21st November).


Local news
Two arrested as police and car owner team up to catch thieves 

22 Nov 17

West Midlands Police and the victim of a car theft teamed up in the early hours of Tuesday morning (21st November) to recover the man’s stolen BMW – leading to the arrest of two people suspected of stealing the it! After spotting his BMW 1 Series…


Local news
Funeral arrangements made for popular Northfield ice cream man 

20 Nov 17

Funeral arrangements have now been made for a popular Northfield ice cream man who died last week.


Local news
Heartbroken dog owner urges caution after dog attack 

20 Nov 17

The owner of a 12 year old Rottweiler named Tasia is left grieving after what is said to have been an unprovoked attack by a dog that wasn’t on a lead.


Local news
Two teenage burglary suspects caught out by ‘hiding’ police officers 

20 Nov 17

Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary yesterday, after being caught out by police officers hiding in the area close to their failed crime.


Local news
Three bikes stolen as lads threatened with knife in Longbridge 

20 Nov 17

Three young lads had their bikes stolen after being threatened by three older males – who they believed to have a knife – in Longbridge yesterday afternoon (Sunday 19th November).


Local news
Cruel, calculated con-woman caught and jailed 

19 Nov 17

A local con-women who tricked a vulnerable lady out of almost £2,000 was caught and jailed thanks to a West Midlands Police and members of the public partnership.


Local news
Christmas Toy Appeal supports children affected by domestic violence 

19 Nov 17

A Christmas Toy appeal has been launched to support local children and teenagers who have been – or are being – affected by domestic violence.


Local news
Man quickly brought to safety by police officers in M5 bridge incident 

18 Nov 17

West Midlands Police and West Mercia Police response officers have been praised for their brave, speedy and safe resolution of an incident on a bridge over the M5 yesterday evening (Friday 17th November) .


Local news
Child fortunately escapes serious injury in Harborne RTC 

17 Nov 17

A 12 year old school boy has been extremely lucky to avoid serious injury after a collision with a 4×4.


Local news
St. Modwen sells Longbridge housing land to Taylor Wimpey 

17 Nov 17

From St Modwen: National developer St.


Local news
Kings Norton man jailed for raping teenage girl 

15 Nov 17

A man from the King Norton area of Birmingham has been jailed after he befriended a teenage girl before raping her.


Local news
Transport for West Midlands launch trial badge scheme for mothers-to-be 

14 Nov 17

Baby On Board badge launched for expecting mothers by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM).


Local news
Would-be armed robbers leave Weoley Castle bank empty handed 

14 Nov 17

West Midlands Police are investigating after a group of armed men attempted to rob a Weoley Castle bank this morning (Tuesday 14th November) – only to leave empty handed.


Local news
[Watch] South West Birmingham remembers 2017 

13 Nov 17

Many thanks to all who kindly shared their images of remembrance from Bartley Green, Longbridge, Kings Norton and Rubery.


Local news
Do you recognise these Toy store thieves? 

13 Nov 17

West Midlands Police would like to identify three men caught on CCTV who stole from a local store and threatened a female member of staff.


Local news
Over £9000 raised at Morrisons for Poppy Appeal 

13 Nov 17

Customers, staff and volunteers raised a momentous £9395.15 at Morrisons (Rubery) for this years Poppy Appeal.


Local news
Rubery supermarket relaunches with 1940s weekend 

13 Nov 17

A Rubery supermarket held a 1940s weekend for Remembrance Day and to relaunch after a major refit.


Local news
Bus evacuated as firework thrown through emergency exit 

10 Nov 17

Police are investigating after receiving a report that a firework had been thrown into a National Express West Midlands bus.


Local news
#PositiveSWBrum – Local college receives funding boost from Morrisons Foundation 

10 Nov 17

The Queen Alexandra College (QAC) in Quinton that supports people with disabilities, received a cheque for £17430 from the Morrisons Foundation yesterday (9th November) at the Rubery store.


Local news
Police officer cleared of any blame for tragic Bartley Green crash 

10 Nov 17

With a young, unqualified driver already serving a jail sentence, an independent investigation into a fatal collision in Bartley Green last year has cleared a police officer of any blame in relation to the accident.


Local news
Family pay tribute to “beloved” 5 year old tragically killed in Frankley Green crash 

9 Nov 17

The family of a 5 year old boy who died as a result of a collision in Frankley Green last weekend have paid tribute to their “beloved” boy.


Local news
Trial of mobile app to book space at Longbridge Park and Ride – take part! 

8 Nov 17

A new parking trial at Longbridge Park Ride started this week as Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) continue to explore new ways of improving travel for commuters across the West Midlands.