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Theresa May should be ashamed of emergency service cuts – Sadiq Khan 

25 Sep 17

Mr Khan used his speech to praise the response of the emergency services to the terrorist attacks in the capital and the Grenfell Tower disaster…


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Weapons fanatic had HUGE arsenal of guns and ammunition at home 

25 Sep 17

Police say hoard was ‘significant risk to public…


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Super slimmer Brett lost SEVEN STONE in seven months 

24 Sep 17

Bretts new years resolution sees the pounds fall away…


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Watch: Raiders armed with MACHETES target Wolverhampton jewellers in broad daylight robbery 

22 Sep 17

Armed robbers throw smoke bombs before terrorising staff with huge knives…


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Revolvers, ammunition and almost 200 knives dumped during weapons amnesty 

21 Sep 17

Hand-guns recovered with eight rounds of ammunition from one bin in Small Heath…


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Police appeal after rare pit bike stolen 

21 Sep 17

The 140cc limited edition bike stolen from Mile Oak is worth over 700…


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E-cigarettes ‘less harmful than smoking tobacco’ – health experts 

21 Sep 17

They said that smokers switching to e-cigarettes will take in far fewer cancer-causing chemicals…


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Delays for rail passengers after Storm Aileen hits Lichfield 

20 Sep 17

Storm Aileen causes rail disruption for London Midland passengers…


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Former BHS store in Sutton Coldfield’s Gracechurch Centre to… 

19 Sep 17

A LANDMARK shop unit in Sutton Coldfield town centre previously occupied by a major high street retailer before it went into administration last year is to become a HUGE new art gallery.


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Three people injured in horror smash in Gravelly Hill North,… 

18 Sep 17

THREE people were injured after a horror smash in Erdington.


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Two suffer knife wounds after ‘fight’ by Royal Oak Pub in Marsh… 

18 Sep 17

A MAN and a woman suffered knife injuries following a ‘fight’ by a pub in Erdington.


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Woman taken to hospital after crash by McDonald’s at Bassetts… 

18 Sep 17

A woman was taken to hospital after a crash outside a fast food restaurant near Sutton Coldfield.


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Missing Erdington teen Ana Sousa found 

18 Sep 17

A TEENAGER who went missing from her Erdington home has been found.


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Bicicielo bike shop to open at Mulberry Walk in Mere Green,… 

15 Sep 17

A NEW bike shop is opening at a Sutton Coldfield retail park and says it will be at the heart of the town’s cycling community.


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Green belt development plans at Walmley Golf Club pitched to… 

15 Sep 17

PLANS to build homes and a retirement block on green belt land have been unveiled by a Sutton Coldfield golf club which will use the funds generated to upgrade its facilities.


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Latest bin collection dates for Sutton Coldfield homes revealed… 

15 Sep 17

RESIDENTS in Sutton Coldfield have been informed of when they are likely to receive a household waste collection in the next two weeks.


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Rogue landlord slammed after leaving flats in Oval Road,… 

14 Sep 17

A LANDLORD has been heavily fined for leaving a block of rented flats in Erdington in a shocking state after he said he admitted he simply ‘didn’t care’ about it.


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Police hunt joyriders as car FLIPS onto path in Kingstanding 

14 Sep 17

POLICE are hunting two joyriders after the car they were travelling in FLIPPED onto its roof after a horrific crash in Kingstanding.


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Disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson’s victims treated at Sutton… 

13 Sep 17

VICTIMS of a surgeon who operated in Sutton Coldfield and was found to have carried out hundreds of unnecessary operations have been told they will get a share of a new 37 million compensation fund.


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Warning after break-ins at Four Oaks Gate in Sutton Park, Sutton… 

13 Sep 17

MOTORISTS who use a popular park in Sutton Coldfield are being urged to take care of their valuables after thieves have been targeting the area.


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Cars seized after series of hair salon break-ins including… 

13 Sep 17

THREE cars have been seized by police investigating a series of hair salon break-ins including one in Sutton Coldfield.


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Sutton Coldfield couple to renew their vows because wedding day… 

13 Sep 17

A LOVED-UP couple from Sutton Coldfield are renewing their wedding vows this weekend because their actual wedding day ‘makes them sad’.


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​Road closure extended as Severn Trent Water replaces sewer pipes… 

12 Sep 17

PART of a busy road in Erdington which has been closed for four weeks for vital roadworks will now not reopen until next week.


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Sutton Coldfield man finds perfect way to propose to girlfriend… 

12 Sep 17

A ROMANTIC Sutton Coldfield man chose an unusual ‘lock-in’ to put his girlfriend on the spot and see if he could ‘captivate’ her with an unexpected proposal.


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Two-car crash causes delays in College Road and Jockey Road in… 

12 Sep 17

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a two-car crash in Sutton Coldfield.


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Heroes who saved pregnant knife attack victim Natalie Queiroz in… 

11 Sep 17

THREE members of the public and two police officers have received a top honour for their bravery in helping a heavily pregnant woman who suffered a frenzied knife attack in Sutton Coldfield.


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Urgent appeal to find missing Erdington teen Ana Sousa 

11 Sep 17

AN appeal has been launched to find a teenager who has gone missing from Erdington.


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Three injured as cars and motorbike crash in Brookvale Road,… 

11 Sep 17

THREE people have been treated after cars and a motorbike collided on a busy route near Erdington.


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Twenty eight firefighters tackle tower block blaze in Rogerfield… 

11 Sep 17

A ‘severe’ blaze in an Erdington tower block led to NINE fire and ambulance crews being sent to the scene last weekend.


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Thieves steal GHD products in smash and grab at Hardings… 

8 Sep 17

THIEVES broke in to a Sutton Coldfield hairdressers stealing valuable electrical equipment in what appears to be a targeted raid.


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Hunt to find hapless Hall’s Garden Centre customer who lost cash… 

7 Sep 17

A HUNT is on to find an unlucky Sutton Coldfield shop customer who dropped a bundle of cash and then drove off unawares.


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Travellers spark panic ahead of Wyrley Festival of Fun event at… 

7 Sep 17

A HUGE group of travellers sparked panic after invading a popular park in Erdington just days before a giant car boot sale and family festival.


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Disappointment as Bonfire Night fireworks display in Pype Hayes… 

5 Sep 17

HOPE that a popular public fireworks display would return to Erdington this year has fizzled out with council chiefs confirming it will be absent from the calendar for the third year running.


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New Costa Coffee shop to open in former Game store in High… 

5 Sep 17

A POPULAR coffee shop chain is set to open in a former gaming store in Erdington.


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Woman rushed to hospital after collapsing at Caffè Nero in… 

4 Sep 17

AMBULANCES were called to a Sutton Coldfield coffee shop after reports that a woman had collapsed.


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Man shot in leg in Dovedale Road, Perry Common near Witton Lodge… 

1 Sep 17

A POLICE investigation is underway after a man was shot in Perry Common last night.


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Man charged after shooting in Wishaw Lane, Minworth in Sutton… 

1 Sep 17

A MAN has been charged following a shooting in Sutton Coldfield.


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Bin workers resume strike action as Birmingham City Council… 

1 Sep 17

BIN workers in Sutton Coldfield, Erdington and Great Barr have today (September 1) resumed strike action as their bitter row with Birmingham City Council took an unexpected twist last night.


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Bin strike in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington could return as… 

31 Aug 17

BIRMINGHAM’s bitter bin strike – which has affected thousands of residents in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington – could be back on before the end of the week, trade union Unite has warned today (Thursday, August 31).


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Former Aston Villa and Man City star Darius Vassell to sign new… 

31 Aug 17

Darius Vassell lived his dream.


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Police confirm fire at the Hare & Hounds pub in Marsh Hill,… 

30 Aug 17

A BLAZE which destroyed part of an historic Erdington pub was arson, police have confirmed.


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Sutton Coldfield’s Good Hope Hospital merge plan with University… 

30 Aug 17

PLANS to merge the health trust which runs Sutton Coldfield’s Good Hope Hospital with its Birmingham counterpart have been given the go-ahead by government.


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Fire rips through former Hare and Hounds pub in Marsh Hill,… 

29 Aug 17

A FIRE has ripped through a derelict pub in Erdington in what is believed to be a suspected arson attack.


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Man suffers burns after wasp nest fire sparks gas canister… 

29 Aug 17

A MAN suffered serious burns after a fire caused a discarded gas canister to explode in Erdington.


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Sutton Coldfield nurse Sarah Papachristophorou jailed for… 

28 Aug 17

A NURSE from Sutton Coldfield who supplied drugs to a vulnerable pensioner in hospital has been jailed.


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Taxi driver threatened with gun in road rage incident in Slade… 

28 Aug 17

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of firearm offences following a suspected road rage incident in Erdington.


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Teenager stabbed multiple times in gang knife attack in… 

28 Aug 17

A TEENAGER was stabbed multiple times after he was set upon by a gang in an Erdington street.


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Teenager stabbed multiple times in knife gang attack in… 

28 Aug 17

A TEENAGER was stabbed multiple times after he was set upon by a gang in an Erdington street.


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Nine people evacuated after blaze breaks out at CodFellas Fish… 

25 Aug 17

NINE people had to be evacuated after a blaze broke out at a fish and chip shop in Erdington.


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Police appeal for help after bicycle gang causes mayhem in… 

25 Aug 17

POLICE are appealing for help in their battle to put the brakes on problem gangs of young cyclists following a spate of incidents in Erdington.


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Well-known customer at The Yenton, Erdington has head shaved in… 

25 Aug 17

A WELL-KNOWN regular customer was the ‘mane’ attraction at an Erdington pub when he had his hair shaved off to raise funds for a local hospice which is close to his heart.


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Grandad from Sutton Coldfield saves three-year-old granddaughter’… 

25 Aug 17

LITTLE Penny Powell was expected to survive only hours after her birth but she is battling back after her doting Sutton Coldfield grandad underwent a kidney transplant to save the three-year-old.


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GCSE results 2017: St Edmund Campion Catholic School in Erdington 

25 Aug 17

STUDENTS from St Edmund Campion Catholic School in Erdington achieved a pleasing set of GCSE results.


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GCSE results 2017: John Willmott School in Sutton Coldfield 

24 Aug 17

FOLLOWING last week’s A-level success, John Willmott School was once again celebrating year 11’s GCSE results.


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GCSE results 2017: Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls 

24 Aug 17

DESPITE the new GCSEs in English and maths being incredibly challenging, Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls was extremely proud of students’ achievements.


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GCSE results 2017: Erdington Academy 

24 Aug 17

AT the end of its first year as Erdington Academy after joining Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust (FMAT), the staff and students are celebrating a significant rise in their GCSE successes.


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​GCSE results 2017: Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School in Sutton… 

24 Aug 17

BISHOP Vesey’s Grammar School (BVGS) celebrated their first set of GCSE results under the new and tougher national examination system.


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GCSE results 2017: Stockland Green School in Erdington 

24 Aug 17

STOCKLAND Green School celebrated a well-deserved set of GCSE examination results.


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GCSE results 2017: Highclare School in Erdington 

24 Aug 17

STUDENTS from Highclare School in Erdington gained some excellent GCSE results with another 100 per cent pass rate and 92 per cent of candidates gaining A* to C grades (or equivalent) in English and maths.


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GCSE results 2017: Plantsbrook School in Sutton Coldfield 

24 Aug 17

AFTER their ‘best-ever’ A-level results last week, Plantsbrook School celebrated high GCSE results.