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#BrumBins strike SUSPENDED as council agree to keep threatened posts 

16 Aug 17

Industrial action by Birmingham’s refuse collectors has been SUSPENDED following progress in talks.


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Local Hindu temple raises £3k for Birmingham Hospice 

15 Aug 17

The Birmingham Pragati Mandal – a local Hindu charity – has raised an impressive £3,200 for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.


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University of Birmingham students selected to represent at international University championships 

15 Aug 17

A record number of University of Birmingham students have been selected this year to represent Team GB and the University in the World University Summer Games 2017, and the European University Championships (EUSA).


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#BrumBins update: no end in sight, when should you put yours out? 

13 Aug 17

With no end in sight to the ongoing dispute between the city’s refuse workers and the city council, industrial action looks set to continue.


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Northfield store supports local school for deaf children 

13 Aug 17

The Sainsbury’s store in Northfield is supporting a local school for deaf children as their Charity of the Year.


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Determination to keep Cadbury legacy alive after fire destroys historic barn 

8 Aug 17

Last week the 120 year old barn adjacent to Manor Farm Park – part of the Cadbury family legacy in South West Birmingham – was destroyed by arsonists.


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Car stolen from driver in popular local layby 

8 Aug 17

West Mercia Police seek information after a man was threatened and had his car stolen by three individuals.


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Man arrested over machete robberies at Greggs Bakeries 

8 Aug 17

West Midlands Police have arrested a man over a series of machete raids at Greggs Bakery shops across Birmingham.


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Digbeth Dining Club comes to Longbridge 

7 Aug 17

From Longbridge Life Longbridge residents and visitors are in for a mouth-watering treat as Digbeth Dining Club (DDC) makes its debut in the town centre this weekend.


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Waseley Crematorium appeal dismissed by government planning inspector 

7 Aug 17

An appeal to central government to overturn a decision to refuse planning permission for a crematorium  in the Waseley Hills has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate.


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PETITION: for traffic calming measures in Ormond Road, Frankley 

7 Aug 17

Following an accident in which a 12 year old boy suffered a serious head injury yesterday (Sunday 6th August), a local resident has set up a petition to Birmingham City Council, asking them to urgently look at and consider traffic calming measures …


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12 year old cyclist suffers serious head injury in Frankley accident 

7 Aug 17

A 12 year old lad was anaesthetised before being taken to hospital with a serious head injury after he was involved in a collision with a car on his cycle in Frankley yesterday (Sunday 6th August).


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Trio of burglars who terrorised South West Birmingham elderly JAILED 

3 Aug 17

Thieves used children pretended to be police officers to gain trust of elderly residents A trio of distraction burglars who targeted elderly residents across South West Birmingham last year have been jailed.


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Selly Oak MP suffers facial injury after lad on motorbike throws brick 

1 Aug 17

MP for Selly Oak, Steve McCabe (Labour) was injured yesterday after being hit in the face with a brick thrown by a lad on a motorbike.


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Hollymoor’s Hidden Gem 

31 Jul 17

There is a lot to be proud of in the B31 area no more so than The Hollymoor Community Centre situated just off the top of Tessall Lane.


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Historic ‘Cadbury barn’ destroyed by fire 

31 Jul 17

Another devastating blow for local heritage as an historic wooden barn in Manor Farm Park, built by the Cadbury family as a community resource, was totally destroyed by fire in the early hours of this morning (Monday 31st July).


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The Oscars awards at local care home 

30 Jul 17

It was a Red carpet affair for all involved at local care home in Longbridge.


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Police appeal after 96-year-old woman assaulted in her home 

30 Jul 17

West Midlands Police are seeking help from the general public after a 96-year-old woman was assaulted in her own home by a suspected distraction burglar.


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#BrumBins: Talks continue as union extends strikes & council attempt to clear backlog 

30 Jul 17

Union and council bosses are scheduled to continue talks to resolve the ongoing dispute over refuse collection in Birmingham.


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Longbridge Police want your views on antisocial behaviour in Edgewood Road 

30 Jul 17

Longbridge Police are consulting local residents, businesses and stakeholders in a bid to tackle ongoing anti-social behaviour in a Rednal street by inviting them to a community meeting and to take part in a survey.


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WATCH: Northfield car thief smash through city traffic in stolen Mini 

30 Jul 17

West Midlands Police have released CCTV footage of the moment a Northfield car thief smashed through traffic in the city centre in a stolen car, in an attempt to evade arrest – as the offender is sentenced to almost 10 years in jail.


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Lucky escape as car crashes through West Heath garden 

29 Jul 17

Luckily no-one was hurt and only external damage was caused when this BMW left the road and crashed through the garden of a home in West Heath this evening (Friday 28th July).


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[Video] Top tips for preventing bike theft 

28 Jul 17

With over 1500 bicycles stolen in Birmingham last year, Northfield based Cycle South Brum, with the help of Northfield Police, have released a video of top tips for keeping your bike safe.


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Rubery supermarket builders provide end of term treat for local schoolchildren 

28 Jul 17

Building contractors working on the upgrade of a local supermarket arranged a treat for local school children on their last day of term.


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Young people’s centre event showcases talents and promotes positivity 

28 Jul 17

Young people from The Factory Young People’s Centre put on a great show at an event to showcase their talents last week.


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Success in challenging sponsored walk for Magnix Explorers 

27 Jul 17

Article by Charlotte Jones – Aged 14 – Charlotte is working with B31 Voices as part of a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.


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Four arrested for suspected firearm and drug offences after Frankley shooting incident 

27 Jul 17

West Midlands Police have arrested four people for drug and firearm offences following an incident where a man was shot by police in Frankley yesterday (Wednesday 26th July).


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Shots fired by police in Frankley shooting incident 

27 Jul 17

A man is in hospital this morning and an investigation is underway after a shooting incident in Frankley last night (Wednesday 26th July).


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Have Your Say: Aldi submit planning application for Rednal site 

25 Jul 17

Discount grocery retailers Aldi have submitted a planning application for a proposed store in Rednal.


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‘Heroic’ school pupils rescue elderly man after fall 

24 Jul 17

Four Bournville School pupils have been hailed as heroes after coming to the rescue of an elderly man who was left badly injured after a fall in the road.


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CASBA wins National Lottery support for exciting new project 

21 Jul 17

CASBA has received a National Lottery grant of £44,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, From Institution to Community, to be delivered in South Birmingham.


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#PositiveSWBrum Northfield couple celebrate 70 years of marriage! 

19 Jul 17

A Northfield couple are today celebrating an amazing 70 years of marriage!  Denis, 91, and Anne, 90, Cutler were married at St Laurence Church in Northfield on the 19th July 1947 aged just 21 and 20.


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Young woman seriously injured in Shenley Lane collision 

19 Jul 17

A woman in her 20s has been rushed to hospital this morning (Wednesday 19th July) after being anaesthetised at the scene of a serious collision in Shenley Fields.


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Lottery Fund to benefit Bartley Greeen 

19 Jul 17

Bartley Green’s Reach Out project is set to benefit from a street based youth worker who will help 11-19 year olds with an activity programme over the summer holiday period.


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Northfield Beach is BACK! Here’s what’s on! 

18 Jul 17

Northfield Beach is back!…We can’t believe this is our 6th year of bringing our lovely beach to Northfield.


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Kings Norton Park joins Birmingham’s list of Green Flag parks 

18 Jul 17

Kings Norton Park has joined Birmingham’s list of 17 Green Flag parks, being awarded the symbol of Britain’s best green spaces for the first time.


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High Court injunctions prevent traveller encampments in 3 local parks 

18 Jul 17

Birmingham City Council has won two High Court injunctions preventing traveller encampments for two years on four public spaces in Birmingham, including 3 in the south west of the city.


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No end to #BrumBins crisis as council withdraws from talks 

17 Jul 17

The Unite union have revised their strike plan for refuse collectors and accused Birmingham City Council of ‘game playing’ and seeking ‘conflict’ as the council withdraw from talks to resolve the issues surrounding current industrial action.


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Jail for Selly Oak gorilla mask sex attacker 

14 Jul 17

A sex offender who preyed on young women in Selly Oak wearing a gorilla mask has been handed a lengthy jail sentence by Birmingham Crown Court today (Friday 14th July).


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Consistently outstanding IB results for King Edward’s School 

14 Jul 17

The sixth year of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma at King Edward’s School has produced another set of outstanding results.


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Refuse collectors ramp up pressure as daily strikes begin 

14 Jul 17

From today (Friday 14th July), Birmingham City Council refuse collectors will strike for 2 hours EVERY week day, increasing the pressure on council bosses to reach a resolution with the Unite union.


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Name for Northfield’s new community space unveiled! 

13 Jul 17

Thank you to all those who have made suggestions to name the new community hub coming to Northfield, or who have voted in our poll.


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The Weoley Castle Festival experience 

13 Jul 17

Article by Charlotte Jones – Aged 14 – Charlotte is working with B31 Voices as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.


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Teen carjacking suspects arrested in Northfield pursuit 

13 Jul 17

Four teenagers have been arrested following a pursuit in Northfield in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 13th July), after a woman in her 60s was the victim of a carjacking in Balsall Heath during the previous night.


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Birmingham based charity aims to ease commuter stress 

11 Jul 17

Birmingham based charity, Birmingham Young Active Travel Trust, are welcoming applications from schools and other organisations with ideas on how to encourage parents and pupils to reduce school car journeys and use more sustainable means of …


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Austin Rose – your new home from home 

11 Jul 17

This is a sponsored article What are you looking for when seeking high-quality care for yourself or for a loved one? Is it a home-from-home environment? Exceptional standards of evidence-based care within a modern facility? Perhaps it’s the …


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Man suffers head injury in Rubery collision 

11 Jul 17

A man was taken to hospital after suffering a head injury when his car was in collision with another in Rubery yesterday evening (Monday 10th July).


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Bartley Green teen charged with murder of Alex Leonard 

7 Jul 17

A 16 year old lad has today (Friday 7th July) been charged with the murder of stabbing victim Alex Leonard.


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What to do if your rubbish collection is missed 

7 Jul 17

Tips if your collection is missed: Report as a missed collection on your scheduled collection day only.


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Industrial action sees hundreds of streets with missed rubbish collections 

7 Jul 17

As industrial action by Birmingham’s refuse collectors continues, hundreds of streets are being left with their rubbish collections being missed .


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Fundraisers launched for Bartley Green stabbing victim 

6 Jul 17

Family and friends of the man who died as a result of a stabbing in Bartley Green on Monday (3rd July) have launched crowdfunding pages to help raise money for his funeral.


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Three teens arrested in Cotteridge after woman assaulted in Stirchley carjacking 

6 Jul 17

West Midlands Police are investigating after making three arrests when a sports car was stolen from its owner by force in Stirchley last night.


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Longbridge developers seek permission for cinema & leisure complex 

4 Jul 17

Longbridge developers St Modwen are seeking planning permission for a new leisure complex at the heart of the new ‘town centre’.


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Teen arrested as murder investigation launched into Bartley Green stabbing 

4 Jul 17

West Midlands Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally stabbed in the chest in Bartley Green last night (Monday 3rd July).


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Residents warned to be vigilant with home & vehicle security during warmer weather 

4 Jul 17

Residents in South West Birmingham are being warned to be vigilant with their home and vehicle security during the summer months.


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Award winning bakers open cake lovers’ haven in West Heath 

3 Jul 17

Kiss Me Cupcakes, who specialise in weddings and corporate branded cupcakes recently opened their flagship coffee and cake shop on Alvechurch Road, West Heath.


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Chrissie’s Gym caters for all 

3 Jul 17

The University of Birmingham’s latest addition to its Sports and Fitness building is the brand new gym that was officially opened last month, sporting over 200 pieces of equipment including ones that people with physical impairments can use to work…


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Charities join forces to help Midlands most vulnerable 

3 Jul 17

Two Birmingham-based charities have teamed up to strengthen their support for vulnerable individuals living in the Midlands.


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Consultation: Changes to dog control legislation 

3 Jul 17

From Birmingham City Council Environmental Health – Animal Health and  Welfare: On 1 March 2014, Birmingham City Council introduced 5 Dog Control Orders to tackle issues caused by irresponsible dog owners who fail to control or clean up after …


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Rare chance to take a peek behind Bournville’s finest gardens 

3 Jul 17

Visitors are being offered the chance to take a rare peek behind some of Bournville’s most beautiful gardens this July to help raise money for charity.