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Local news
Central Buses to save axed 108 bus service serving Sutton… 

26 May 17

A BUS operator has stepped in to help continue a vital service after two companies announced they would be withdrawing routes serving Erdington and Sutton Coldfield.


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Planning laws flouted as classroom built at Moor Hall Primary… 

26 May 17

A DECISION to build a classroom which has remained on a Sutton Coldfield school’s site without planning permission for NINE months (and counting) has been slammed by a councillor from the town.


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Four arrested after drug smuggling swoop by NCA in Laneside… 

24 May 17

POLICE smashed through a front door in a quiet residential street in Streetly this morning, seizing a number of items as part of an investigation into alleged drug smuggling and money laundering.


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Man suffers life-threatening collapse by Boldmere Gate in Sutton… 

24 May 17

A MAN collapsed after suffering a life-threatening condition in a Sutton Coldfield beauty spot and was saved by an off-duty nurse rushing to his rescue.


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Police storm Streetly home in early morning raid 

24 May 17

POLICE officers from the National Crime Agency swooped on an address in Streetly in Sutton Coldfield as part of an ‘ongoing operation’ today.


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Terror alert raised to critical as West Midlands Police say ‘we… 

24 May 17

THE UK’s terror threat level has been raised to its maximum meaning another attack is considered to be ‘imminent’.


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Manchester attack The Vamps’ Brad Simpson & Sutton Coldfield… 

23 May 17

A POPSTAR from Sutton Coldfield and his mum have condemned the ‘callous’ and ‘deeply saddening’ Manchester terror attack which happened just weeks after he played the same venue.


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Paedophile Erdington teacher Jamie Chapman blackmailed children… 

23 May 17

A VILE paedophile teacher who taught at two Erdington schools has admitted blackmailing children in to carrying out sex acts after tricking them in to sending naked images.


Local news
James Bond legend Sir Roger Moore dies after battle with cancer 

23 May 17

FORMER Four Oaks resident and James Bond legend Sir Roger Moore has died after a short battle with cancer.


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Woman from Sutton Coldfield gets finger stuck in ‘train track’ 

23 May 17

A WOMAN from Sutton Coldfield hit the buffers last night after her finger became stuck in a ‘train track’.


Local news
Rapid progress at John Willmott School in Sutton Coldfield move… 

23 May 17

SWIFT progress at a Sutton Coldfield school has seen it being told it is back on track and moving closer towards being taken out of ‘special measures’.


Local news
Warning after car thieves strike at Wylde Green Station car park… 

22 May 17

MOTORISTS have been warned to make sure their vehicles are secure after a vehicle was stolen from a car park in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Teens arrested on suspicion of car theft in Hardwick Road and… 

22 May 17

THREE teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of car theft after the police helicopter was called to help local them.


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Man and woman arrested in Erdington following death of motorcycli… 

21 May 17

A MAN and a woman from Erdington have been arrested following the death of a motorcyclist on a busy deal carriageway in Birmingham.


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Man and woman arrested in Erdington following death of motorcycli… 

21 May 17

A MAN and a woman from Erdington have been arrested following the death of a motorcyclist on a busy deal carriageway in Birmingham.


Local news
Gusto Restaurant & Bar to open new outlet in Mulberry Walk,… 

21 May 17

AN Italian-inspired nationwide restaurant chain is set to open a new outlet in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Hunt to find man suspected of assaulting staff at McDonald’s in… 

21 May 17

A MAN suspected of assaulting staff at a fast food restaurant in Erdington is wanted by police.


Local news
Saturday Night Fever as brawl breaks out at Walmley Social Club’s… 

21 May 17

A MASS brawl at a Sutton Coldfield social club was sparked after visitors appeared to suffer from a dose of Saturday Night Fever.


Local news
Urgent appeal to find missing Erdington teen Jordan Kearns 

20 May 17

AN appeal has been launched to find a missing Erdington teenager who has not been seen for days.


Local news
TV star Emma Willis from Sutton Coldfield thanks medics for… 

20 May 17

A TV star from Sutton Coldfield has thanked medics who came to her aid after finding she had a potentially life-threatening illness.


Local news
Hunt to find gang who committed knifepoint robberies in Sutton… 

20 May 17

A TEENAGER has been arrested following a series of knifepoint robberies in Sutton Coldfield and Kingstanding – but eight more suspects are being hunted by police.


Local news
Anger after shoppers fined for outstaying welcome at Mulberry… 

20 May 17

SHOPPERS and diners have slammed a new Sutton Coldfield retail development after being caught out by parking fines having outstayed their welcome.


Local news
Pregnant woman attacked by axe robbers in terrifying Falcon Lodge… 

19 May 17

A PREGNANT woman and her boyfriend have been attacked by axe-wielding robbers in a frightening Sutton Coldfield house raid.


Local news
Family ‘inches’ from horror crash after dramatic Sutton Coldfield… 

19 May 17

A FAMILY were moments away from a big smash after swerving to avoid a speeding motorist who was being pursued by police through the streets of Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Three-car crash causes rush hour chaos in Jockey Road, Boldmere… 

18 May 17

A THREE-CAR crash in a busy Sutton Coldfield street has led to traffic jams backing up during the rush hour.


Local news
​Robbery suspects hunted after vicious assault at Chester Road… 

18 May 17

POLICE are appealing for information after a robbery and vicious assault at a Sutton Coldfield train station.


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Elderly motorist injured in collision on A453 Tamworth Road near… 

18 May 17

AN elderly motorist has been injured following a collision near the busy Bassetts Pole island.


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Speeding driver Stephan Russell banned for causing crash which… 

18 May 17

A SPEEDING driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel after causing a crash which resulted in the tragic death of a much-loved teenage cyclist.


Local news
Traffic chaos after M6 accident pile-up – four lorries and a car 

18 May 17

THERE were miles of tail-backs on the M6 and heavy traffic near Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and Great Barr and surrounding roads after a multiple vehicle accident on the M6.


Local news
Hunt to find Frankburn Road, Streetly house burglar 

18 May 17

A BURGLARY has taken place at a Sutton Coldfield house with police appealing for witnesses.


Local news
Aromatic Coffee Shop and Bar to open at Mulberry Walk in Sutton… 

17 May 17

A NEW bar offering a distinctly ‘day and night’ service is set to open in Sutton Coldfield.


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Man ‘shooting pigeons’ reason behind armed police presence… 

17 May 17

OFFICERS have revealed the reason behind heavy police presence in Pheasey this week.


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Inquest hearing date confirmed over fatal Drayton Manor fall 

17 May 17

THE provisional date for the inquest hearing regarding the death of a girl who fell from a ride at Drayton Manor and later died has been announced.


Local news
A38 Aston Expressway reopens after WWII bomb in Priory Road,… 

16 May 17

THE main commuter route from Sutton Coldfield and Erdington in and out of Birmingham has reopened following a World War II bomb scare.


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Armed police swoop between Sutton Coldfield and Great Barr after… 

16 May 17

ARMED police were deployed to a farmer’s field on the Streetly-Pheasey border following reports of a man carrying a shotgun.


Local news
Armed police swoop between Sutton Coldfield and Great Barr after… 

16 May 17

ARMED police were deployed to a farmer’s field on the Streetly-Pheasey border following reports of a man carrying a shotgun.


Local news
M6 closures as experts carry out controlled explosion of World… 

16 May 17

A HUGE section of the M6 is set to be closed while a controlled explosion of an unexploded World War Two shell is carried out.


Local news
Family and their dogs trapped by house fire in Round Road,… 

16 May 17

A FAMILY were rescued from an Erdington house fire after becoming trapped in the upstairs of the property.


Local news
A38 Aston Expressway and Cross City line remain closed as experts… 

16 May 17

A FURTHER day of disruption on the roads and railway is expected as bomb disposal experts look to make a device found on a building site safe.


Local news
Teen suffers head injuries after crash near Fort Shopping Park in… 

15 May 17

A TEENAGER was taken to hospital after his car crashed into a road sign in Erdington splitting the vehicle.


Local news
Unexploded WWII bomb in Aston closes Cross City line to Sutton… 

15 May 17

THE main railway line from Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield will not reopen today due to an unexploded bomb incident.


Local news
Jacuzzi hot tubs worth £28,000 stolen from All Weather… 

15 May 17

THIEVES have made off with three brand new Jacuzzi hot tubs after breaking into a showroom near Lichfield.


Local news
Trains suspended and road closed after bomb found near railway… 

15 May 17

TRAINS to Lichfield, Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield were cancelled and traffic on the A38 was HALTED when an unexploded bomb was found.


Local news
Knife checks carried out at Stockland Green School in Erdington… 

15 May 17

HUNDREDS of pupils at an Erdington school were checked for weapons as part of an unannounced visit which did uncover ‘banned’ items.


Local news
Town council playground plans grind to halt as ‘no suitable… 

14 May 17

A LONG-RUNNING plan to build a new playground in Sutton Coldfield has slid off the agenda after councillors agreed there were ‘no suitable sites’.


Local news
Warning after series of car raids in Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield 

14 May 17

A NUMBER of cars have been left ‘insecure’ in Sutton Coldfield leading to valuables being taken from them.


Local news
New £250k playground plans for Falcon Lodge estate in… 

13 May 17

EXCITING new plans for a 250,000 revamp of a playground on a Sutton Coldfield estate have been revealed.


News
Man trapped after crash at Wylde Green Road East View Road… 

12 May 17

A MAN had to be cut from his vehicle after another accident involving a police car at a notorious Sutton Coldfield accident blackspot.


Local news
Swimming pool at Sutton Coldfield’s ​Fairfax Academy closes for… 

12 May 17

THE plug has been pulled on a swimming pool used by hundreds of youngsters and community groups in the Royal Town after a significant leak was found.


Local news
General Election 2017: Candidates revealed for Sutton Coldfield,… 

12 May 17

A LEADING political party will not be fielding a candidate in Sutton Coldfield, Erdington or Aldridge-Brownhills for the upcoming General Election.


Local news
Speeding Boxing Day crash victim, Wajid Fazil lost control of… 

11 May 17

A FORMER soldier died after losing control of his new motorcycle in a Boxing Day crash in Birmingham, an inquest heard.


Local news
Speeding Boxing Day crash victim, Wajid Fazil lost control of… 

11 May 17

A FORMER soldier died after losing control of his new motorcycle in a Boxing Day crash in Birmingham, an inquest heard.


Local news
‘Eastern European’ conman warning after fake gas man targets home… 

11 May 17

A WARNING has been issued after an ‘Eastern European’ conman has been posing as a bogus utility workman and approaching Sutton Coldfield homes.


Local news
Britain’s Got Talent star to perform at weekend pub festival to… 

11 May 17

A SPECIAL weekend festival to be held at a pub in Streetly will be raising money for 31st Sutton Coldfield West Scout Group as they bid to finish the construction of their new HQ.


Local news
Plans to to cut The Arthur Terry School’s working day is NOT down… 

11 May 17

A PROPOSAL to cut the school day at a Sutton Coldfield secondary school is NOT down to costs.


Local news
Heart of England Foundation Trust sued as Marlene Dyson dies… 

10 May 17

A SUTTON Coldfield hospital trust is being sued after a woman died following what should have been a routine operation.


Local news
Woman taken to hospital after ‘jumping’ from Lindridge Drive… 

10 May 17

A WOMAN has been rushed to hospital after escaping from a house fire in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Family of Evha Jannath say ‘our world was torn apart’ by tragic… 

10 May 17

THE family of tragic Evha Jannath, who died following an incident at Drayton Manor Theme Park on Tuesday, have issued an emotional statement paying tribute to their beautiful little girl.


Local news
Girl named after tragic death at Drayton Manor Theme Park 

10 May 17

FOLLOWING the tragic death at Drayton Manor theme park police have now named the schoolgirl who died.


Local news
M6 closed at Spaghetti Junction between J5 and J6 near Erdington… 

10 May 17

THE M6 motorway has been closed in both directions to a police incident.