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Local news
Disgraced Good Hope and Spire Little Aston surgeon Dr Ian… 

26 Jul 17

A DISGRACED surgeon found guilty of butchering cancer patients in hundreds of unnecessary operations has been struck off from the medical register.


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Four teenagers arrested after Range Rover Evoque is stolen in… 

26 Jul 17

FOUR teenagers have been arrested in connection with a series of high-value car-jackings in Birmingham, including one in Erdington.


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Mum Katie Widdowson died after Good Hope Hospital’s blunder in… 

25 Jul 17

A YOUNG mum died after a Sutton Coldfield hospital’s ‘gross failure’ to spot early warning signs that she was suffering from a killer flesh-eating disease.


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Reckless boys carry out parkour stunt above Superdrug, HSBC and… 

25 Jul 17

TWO teenagers were seen carrying out a dangerous free running stunt on top of a Sutton Coldfield shopping centre.


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Travel chaos as roadworks start in Thornhill Road and Foley Road… 

25 Jul 17

MISERY for motorists has been caused by roadworks starting on two busy Sutton Coldfield streets.


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Mercedes stolen as homes in Bridle Lane and Lilac Avenue,… 

24 Jul 17

POLICE are appealing for information after two homes in Streetly were targeted by burglars within hours of each other.


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Armed officers finish raid after gun drama in Water Orton 

24 Jul 17

ARMED officers were unable to find a firearm after they sealed a Water Orton street following reports that a man had a gun.


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Street-racing trio who hit 134mph travelling to Minworth, Sutton… 

24 Jul 17

THREE road menaces who tore along a dual carriageway heading for Sutton Coldfield at speeds of more than 130mph have narrowly avoided being jailed for street racing.


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​Gun drama in Water Orton as road sealed by police 

24 Jul 17

ARMED officers have sealed off a busy Water Orton street after reports that a man has a GUN.


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​Two hospitalised and one cut free after four-car smash in… 

24 Jul 17

TWO people have been taken to hospital and another had to be cut free following a four-car smash near Tamworth, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield.


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Family pay tribute to ‘lovable rogue’ biker who died in Tamworth… 

24 Jul 17

FAMILY of a motorcyclist killed in Tamworth have paid heartfelt tributes to their ‘lovable rogue’.


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Anger at plans to close Sutton Coldfield’s children’s centres… 

24 Jul 17

MORE than 100 people turned out at community venue to voice their concerns over the future of ‘lifeline’ children’s services in Sutton Coldfield.


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Gravelly Hill and Tyburn Road links to A38(M) Aston Expressway… 

21 Jul 17

MOTORISTS travelling into Birmingham are facing WEEKS of misery, as Highways England announced this week that two major key link roads in Erdington will remain closed until September while multi-million pound repair works are in progress.


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Archaeological Walking Through Time walks to reveal Sutton Park’s… 

21 Jul 17

A STEP back in time to discover some of the key sites and history of Sutton Coldfield’s most popular beauty spot is set to be unveiled in a series of new walks set to be unveiled this month.


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Drinkers evacuated after fire breaks out at The Yenton pub in… 

21 Jul 17

A BLAZE broke out at a popular Erdington pub while dozens of customers and staff were inside.


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Burglars snap locks to steal valuables from Chestnut Close,… 

21 Jul 17

BURGLARS have snapped a lock and stolen valuable items from a home.


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Masked men hunted after raiding army veteran’s home in Maney Hill… 

20 Jul 17

MASKED and hooded raiders are believed to have broken in to an army veteran’s house and taken valuables as he slept.


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Car stolen in Aldridge Road, Streetly burglary 

20 Jul 17

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car was stolen in a burglary last week.


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Mercedes stolen in Aldridge Road, Streetly burglary 

20 Jul 17

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car was stolen in a burglary last week.


Local news
New Hall Valley Country Park, Sutton Coldfield Crematorium &… 

20 Jul 17

THREE outdoor sites in Sutton Coldfield have retained their prestigious awards for meeting high standards and being well managed.


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Brazen robber snatches smartwatch from man in New Oscott Stores… 

19 Jul 17

VULNERABLE man had a smartwatch taken in a brazen robbery in Erdington.


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Motorcyclist dies after Drayton Bassett collision 

19 Jul 17

A MOTORCYCLIST has died after a collision with a white van.


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Conman hunted after ‘tricking’ OAPs in Erdington and Acocks Green… 

19 Jul 17

A BOGUS workman who conned two elderly women, one in Erdington, is being hunted by police.


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Warning after schoolgirl approached by man by North Birmingham… 

19 Jul 17

A STRANGER danger warning has been issued by police after a teenage schoolgirl was approached by a man near to a Kingstanding school.


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Anger as missed bin collections lead to bluebottles & stench… 

19 Jul 17

ANGRY residents across Sutton Coldfield have reacted with dismay after bin collections have been missed with one road in particular seemingly bearing the brunt of the current problems.


Local news
Fat Franks VW Campervan American diner opens at the Gracechurch… 

18 Jul 17

A TASTE of America has been brought to the centre of Sutton Coldfield in a brand new diner that is more commonly seen by the seaside.


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All aboard! Story Wood Primary School in Perry Common unveil new… 

18 Jul 17

HOW’S this for an innovative idea, which is aimed to encourage children with their reading.


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Cycling troublemakers at Streetly Academy in Sutton Coldfield… 

18 Jul 17

CYCLING schoolchildren causing anti-social behaviour in Sutton Coldfield have been warned they will face possible exclusion from school if caught causing trouble on the roads.


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Police helicopter sent to Sutton Coldfield TWICE for Sutton Park… 

17 Jul 17

THE POLICE helicopter was scrambled to Sutton Coldfield twice last weekend after a hunt for a missing person and a bizarre incident at a town beauty spot.


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Popular The Boot Inn in Sutton Coldfield reopens after £329… 

17 Jul 17

A POPULAR Sutton Coldfield pub reopened this weekend after having a huge refurbishment to make it a ‘welcoming community venue’The Boot Inn in Rectory Road closed in June with speculation about its future after barriers went up outside the premises.


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Girl rescued from TREE in Honiley Drive, Sutton Coldfield 

17 Jul 17

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a five-year-old girl in Sutton Coldfield after she got stuck up a TREE.


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Woman suffers multiple injuries after car crash in Little Sutton… 

17 Jul 17

A CAR crashed in to a wall in Sutton Coldfield with a woman suffering multiple injuries and the road closed for several hours.


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Popular Bodega Cantina to open in Sutton Coldfield’s former… 

16 Jul 17

A RESTAURANT selling South American street food dishes is set to open in Sutton Coldfield.


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Cross Keys pub fight convict Lemahl Innis-Thomas from Erdington… 

16 Jul 17

A MAN convicted for his part in a fight at an Erdington pub is wanted by police for a ‘recall to prison’ after breaching licensing conditions.


Local news
Teens carried out violent stabbing attack on boy in ‘dispute over… 

15 Jul 17

THREE teenagers have been convicted of stabbing a boy in Sutton Coldfield following an ‘ongoing dispute over a girl’.


Local news
Yobs hunted after ‘threats’ made at Sutton Park in Sutton… 

15 Jul 17

YOBS on motorcycles who are believed to have been threatening visitors at a Sutton Coldfield beauty spot are wanted by police.


Local news
Missing Eleanor Lowe from Erdington found 

14 Jul 17

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


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Burglary suspected hunted after Birmingham Road break-in in Wylde… 

14 Jul 17

AN APPEAL to find a man wanted in connection with a burglary in Sutton Coldfield where a car was stolen has been issued by police.


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Burglary suspect hunted after Birmingham Road break-in in Wylde… 

14 Jul 17

AN APPEAL to find a man wanted in connection with a burglary in Sutton Coldfield where a car was stolen has been issued by police.


Local news
Travel chaos as A38(M) Aston Expressway & M6 J6 Spaghetti… 

14 Jul 17

MOTORISTS travelling from Sutton Coldfield and Erdington to Birmingham who suffered travel chaos on their morning commute yesterday have been warned there will be more disruption today and over the weekendHighways England is continuing its 4.7 million…


Local news
Urgent appeal to find missing Eleanor Lowe from Erdington 

13 Jul 17

CONCERN has been raised about a woman from Erdington who has gone missing.


Local news
Homes put at risk after motorbike set on fire in Rectory Road,… 

13 Jul 17

A ‘DELIBERATE’ fire involving a motorbike in Sutton Coldfield risked nearby homes catching alight.


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Panic as Gracechurch Centre in Sutton Coldfield evacuated 

13 Jul 17

A MASS evacuation of a Sutton Coldfield shopping centre has taken place causing panic among some visitors.


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Illegal fisherman Matthew Hitches from Sutton Coldfield ‘caught’… 

13 Jul 17

THE net closed in on an angler from Sutton Coldfield who was caught fishing illegally at a beauty spot risking the ‘future of the sport’.


Local news
Man arrested as woman suffers serious head injury in Sutton… 

12 Jul 17

A MAN has been arrested following a ‘hit-and-run’ collision in Sutton Coldfield town centre.


Local news
Volunteer wanted to live in glass box at Tesco New Oscott in… 

12 Jul 17

A VOLUNTEER is wanted to stay in a glass box for more than two days in a busy Sutton Coldfield supermarket all for a good cause.


Local news
Woman suffers life-threatening injuries in suspected hit-and-run… 

12 Jul 17

A WOMAN has suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a motorcycle in Sutton Coldfield.


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Air ambulance called after motorbike hits pedestrian in… 

12 Jul 17

AN air ambulance has been sent to Sutton Coldfield after reports of a motorbike colliding with a pedestrian.


Local news
Four injured in ‘severe’ house fire in Shepherds Green Road in… 

12 Jul 17

EMERGENCY services rushed to a house fire in Erdington where people were reported as being trapped.


Local news
Armed raider holds up Greggs in Kingsbury Road, Erdington 

12 Jul 17

A MASKED machete-wielding robber threatened staff at a take-away store in Erdington before stealing cash and fleeing.


Local news
Incredible Sutton Coldfield Community Games delivers sporting fun… 

11 Jul 17

A FANTASTIC Sutton Coldfield community event saw the town’s sporting fraternity organised by volunteers host thousands of eager visitors taking part in close to 100 activities.


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Sutton Coldfield man takes on travellers as group ‘lose battle’… 

11 Jul 17

A BRAVE and defiant 27-year-old has spoken out after he almost singlehandedly helped see off an entire traveller encampment in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Gridlock on roads after traffic signal failure 

11 Jul 17

SEVERE traffic gridlock was reported on roads near Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth this morning – following a traffic signal failure at Curdworth.


Local news
Homeless man Craig Johnson raped Sutton Coldfield woman who… 

11 Jul 17

A HOMELESS man raped a Sutton Coldfield woman after she offered him a place to stay.


Local news
Suspect hunted after theft from car in Melrose Avenue in… 

11 Jul 17

A MAN who is believed to have broken in to a car in Sutton Coldfield is wanted by police.


Local news
Family tribute paid to twin Holly Brown who died in A38 Kingsbury… 

10 Jul 17

AN emotional tribute has been paid by the family of a schoolgirl killed in a crash involving a minibus and a bin lorry on the A38 in Erdington.


Local news
Three taken to hospital after ‘severe’ flat fire in Marsh Hill,… 

10 Jul 17

A ‘SEVERE’ blaze at an Erdington flat saw three people taken to hospital and was the second fire in the space of 24 hours in Erdington.


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Man found unconscious in Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield rushed… 

10 Jul 17

EMERGENCY services were called to reports of an unconscious in Sutton Coldfield town centre.


Local news
High-flying lawyer Lewis Perry from Erdington convicted of being… 

10 Jul 17

A BARRISTER from Erdington has been convicted of being a rogue landlord after failing to comply with fire and management regulations at flats he owns.


Local news
Man dies after being hit by Mercedes in Goosemoor Lane, Erdington 

9 Jul 17

A PEDESTRIAN has died after being hit by a car in Erdington.