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Honour for Bournville Carillon maestro 

9 Jun 18

Well done to Trevor Workman, who regularly plays the Bournville Carillon, on his Medal of the Order of the British Empire: ‘For services to the British Carillon Society and the community in Bournville, West Midlands.


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Bus roof torn off in Bournville 

21 Dec 17

A double decker bus has had its roof torn off after it tried to drive through the low bridge in Bournville Lane that carries the canal and rail line next to Bournville station.


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Bournville Carols on the Green 2017 

20 Dec 17

As usual there will be Christmas carols on Bournville Green on Thursday 24th December.


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Bournville’s Snowmen stand tall 

10 Dec 17

Residents of Bournville have been making the most of the snow by creating some amazing snow people.


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Watch as the Bournville Christmas tree lights are switched on 

3 Dec 17

The Bournville Christmas tree lights have now been switched on.


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View from the Bournville Christmas Tree 

28 Nov 17

Ever wondered what it’s like at the top of the Bournville Christmas tree? Well now you know, courtesy of a video taken as the Christmas lights were placed on the tree ahead of them being switched-on on Saturday.


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‘We’ve had enough of Leaf Fall timetable’ say Bournville residents 

20 Nov 17

Bournville’s rail users have spoken out about the reduced train service implemented by London Midland as a result of the annual ‘Leaf Fall’ timetable changes.


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Self-portrait project shows off Bournville’s residents 

16 Nov 17

An exhibition of self-portrait photographs of Bournville residents has gone on display at Birmingham City University’s city centre campus.


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Bournville schoolboy returns for series 4 of Peaky Blinders 

15 Nov 17

Former Bournville School pupil Harry Kirton is returning to the role of Finn, a member of the notorious Shelby family, for the fourth Peaky Blinders series starting this week on BBC2.


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Bournville Christmas Festival 2017 

10 Nov 17

Bournville Village Trust have announced that this year’s switch-on of the Christmas tree lights on Bournville Green will be accompanied by an all-day festival.


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Bournville 2017 Christmas lights switch-on 

7 Nov 17

Phot: Steve Tomkins The annual switching on of the Christmas tree lights in Bournville will take place on Saturday 2nd December.


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Stirchley Bowl demolition reveals past 

21 Oct 17

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.


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Bournville voted for Andy Street as Mayor 

11 May 17

Bournville voted for Andy Street in the recent West Midlands mayoral election.


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Tesco: ‘We’ll contact Lidl to see if they want Stirchley land’ 

8 Mar 17

Tesco have written to residents in Stirchley to say that they will contact Lidl to see if they want to make use of the land cleared for the now cancelled plan for a Tesco superstore.


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Tesco pull out of Stirchley 

1 Mar 17

Tesco has informed residents in Stirchley that it will no longer be building a supermarket in the area The news comes after the supermarket giant spent 17 years acquiring the land needed for the site.


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Local campaigners: Save Stirchley Library 

26 Jan 17

Stirchley Library is under threat of closure and local campaigners are asking residents in Bournville and Stirchley to back them in their plea to save this vital local service.


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Bournville named as ‘Dogging hot spot’ 

16 Jan 17

The car park at Rowheath Pavilion has been named as a ‘dogging hot-spot’ by the Birmingham Mail.


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Travellers on Rowheath: church praised for humane response 

27 Jul 16

The Christian organisation behind the running of Rowheath Pavilion have received widespread praise for their handling of a visit by the travelling community to Rowheath playing field.


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Bournville voted to remain in the EU 

28 Jun 16

Data released by Birmingham City Council reveals that Bournville Ward voted to remain in the European Union in last Thursday’s historic vote.


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Referendum debate in Bournville 

3 Jun 16

Local residents have had a chance to discuss the issues surrounding the forthcoming EU Referendum at a recent event hosted by local MP  Steve McCabe The event on Wednesday 1st June took place at St Joseph and St Helen Catholic Church hall .


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Labour win in Bournville – Local Elections 

6 May 16

Mary Locke saw off the challenge of the Conservative’s Nigel Dawkins to retain Bournville for Labour at the local elections .


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Local elections 2016 – live updates 

5 May 16

You can follow live local election coverage courtesy of Birmingham Eastside and partners.


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Local elections 2016 – who gets your vote? 

3 May 16

City council elections take place on Thursday 3rd May with Bournville ward needing to fill the vacant slot left by the departure of Labour’s Phil Walkling.


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Star Wars – Bournville’s Felicity Jones stars 

7 Apr 16

A teaser trailer has been released for the next Star Wars film, Rogue One, giving fans a first look at Bournville’s Felicity Jones in the lead role.


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Ruth Angell and Sid Peacock at Weoley Hill Village Hall – April 9th 

5 Apr 16

A concert with duo Ruth Angell and Sid Peacock will take place at Weoley Hill Village Hall on Saturday April 9th.


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Mondelez: “Bournville is beating heart of Cadbury” 

23 Mar 16

Cadbury owners Mondelez have hit back at claims made against them in a Channel 4 documentary by saying that “Bournville firmly remains the beating heart of manufacturing for Cadbury.


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Bournville Councillor Phil Walking to step down 

22 Mar 16

Bournville Councillor Phil Walkling (Labour) has lost his election seat and is to step down with immediate effect due to ill health.


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Bournville Children’s Book Festival gets underway 

18 Mar 16

Bournville Children’s Book Festival is underway with three days of events aimed at igniting in children a passion for reading and giving families the chance to enjoy books and discover new authors together.


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Lifford Lane tip – CCTV to beat the queues 

14 Mar 16

Birmingham City Council are hoping that residents will take a look at CCTV images of the queue at Lifford Lane recycling centre before deciding to pay a visit.


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Local support helps Rowheath Pavilion gets window makeover 

2 Mar 16

Support from Bournville residents has helped Rowheath Pavilion emerge as winners in a competition run by Birmingham based window specialists, Finesse.


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School parking – children in danger 

8 Feb 16

Are Bournville children at risk from bad parking by parents at the school gate? The President of the National Association of Head teachers thinks so and has lashed out at poor school parking.


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Breaking News: Bin Lorry crashes into shop on Bournville Green 

3 Feb 16

A bin lorry has crashed into a hair salon on Bournville Green today at 3:30pm.


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Bournville residents called ‘unfriendly and intimidating’ after parking note placed on car 

26 Jan 16

A woman who parks her car on Maple road has lashed out after receiving a note telling her to park elsewhere.


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Christmas Eve carols in Bournville 2015 

23 Dec 15

As usual there will be Christmas carols on Bournville Green on Thursday 24th December.


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Tesco in Stirchley – building work to start in New Year 

16 Dec 15

Local MP Steve McCabe says that building work on the new Tesco supermarket in Stirchley will begin in early 2016.


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Ward boundary changes – Stirchley breaks away 

16 Dec 15

Proposed changes to council wards in Birmingham would see a redrawn map of Bournville with fewer elected councillors and Stirchley forming its own ward.


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Who will lead Birmingham? Live – council leadership hustings 

16 Nov 15

Who will be Birmingham’s new council leader? Following the standing down of Sir Albert Bore, the Labour party will elect a new leader.


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Lidl to replace Stirchley Bowl 

10 Nov 15

A Lidl store with 124 car parking spaces – creating 40 new jobs – could be built in place of Stirchley bowling alley and the fitness first centre.


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Local accidents cause concern 

24 Oct 15

Two accidents in the space of three days in the Bournville area has raised safety concerns for local residents.


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Bournville loses two trains an hour under Leaf Fall timetable 

6 Oct 15

Passengers travelling to and from Bournville and Kings Norton station will see their rail services reduced as the autumn Leaf Fall timetable begins on October 19th.


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Newsagent granted licence to sell alcohol in Bournville 

29 Sep 15

A local newsagent has been successful in their application a licence to sell alcohol in Bournville.


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Selling alcohol in Bournville – what’s your view? 

26 Sep 15

A local newsagent has made national news by applying for an alcohol licence.


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Parklife Social at Rowheath Pavilion 

15 Sep 15

The team behind the music at CoCoMad are holding a club night for lovers of 80s and 90s (and beyond) music on Saturday October 3rd.


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Four reasons you should come to Bournville for Heritage Open Days 2015 

10 Sep 15

Local historic buildings in Bournville will be open to the public this weekend, 10-13 September, as part of Open Heritage Days 2015.


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Nordic walking workshop – September 14 

17 Aug 15

A beginners’ workshop in Nordic Walking will take place locally on Monday September 14th for anyone who wants to try this complete body workout.


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Dog-owners concerned over series of ‘poisonings’ in local playing fields 

5 Aug 15

Two dogs have died and more than a dozen have been taken ill in recent weeks after having been walked on Rowheath playing fields in Bournville.


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Bournville man charged with abusing teen boys 

24 Jul 15

A man from Bournville has been charged along with nine others with child sex offences and other crimes.


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Local businesses in vote on Business Improvement District 

15 Jul 15

A vote on whether local businesses should designate Bournville and surrounding areas a ‘Business Improvement District’ (BID) has divided opinion with some claiming that a Yes vote will ” take power away from residents and other high…


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Lack of chocolate frustrates Bournville festival goers 

3 Jul 15

Locals have expressed frustration at the lack of a chocolate stall at last week’s annual Bournville Village festival with some claiming that Mondelez, Cadbury’s owners, “do not care about the Bournville community.


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CoCoMad festival – Saturday 4th July 2015 

2 Jul 15

The annual CoCoMad festival takes place in Cotteridge Park this Saturday July 4th, starting at 12 noon with a carnival procession.


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Inside ‘The Franklin’ 

1 Jul 15

With building work well underway on the controversial conversion of Franklin House on Bournville Lane, the developer of the site has published visualisations of what the finished flats will look like.


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Huxtable re-elected in Bournville – local elections 2015 

8 May 15

Tim Huxtable (Conservative) has been re-elected in Bournville in the local elections with a majority of 582 votes.


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Labour hold Selly Oak – General Election 

8 May 15

Steve McCabe has succeeded in his campaign to be Selly Oak’s MP after he increased the labour majority in the constituency by nearly 5,000.


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General Election 2015 – Selly Oak constituency infographic 

6 May 15

The city council has published a useful infographic about the Selly oak constituency for this Thursday’s general election: The post General Election 2015 – Selly Oak constituency infographic appeared first on Bournville News .


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Profile: Clare Thomas, General Election candidate 

6 May 15

Ahead of the General Election on Thursday, Bournville News contacted each of the candidates standing to be MP in the Selly Oak constituency in order to tell you a little more about them and their priorities for Bournville.


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Profile: Steven Brookes, General Election Candidate 

3 May 15

Ahead of the General Election on Thursday, Bournville News contacted each of the candidates standing to be MP in the Selly Oak constituency in order to tell you a little more about them and their priorities for Bournville.


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Profile: Steve McCabe, General Election Candidate 

1 May 15

Ahead of the General Election on Thursday, Bournville News contacted each of the candidates standing to be MP in the Selly Oak constituency in order to tell you a little more about them and their priorities for Bournville.


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Bournville Model Yacht and Power Boat club – Submarine event 

1 May 15

There is a special event being held by Bournville Model Yacht and Power Boat club on May 16th from 10.00am – 6.00pm.


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Selly Oak General Election Hustings Report 

25 Apr 15

On Wednesday (22 April), candidates standing for election in the Selly Oak constituency came together at the Cotteridge Church to take part in a General Election hustings event.


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Birmingham author finds inspiration from Cadbury Archives for her latest book 

25 Apr 15

A new book focused on the lives of women workers at Cadbury during World War One has been released.