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FixMyStreet
Damaged sign, 18th November 

18 Nov 17

Tennant street city centre damaged unreadable road sign Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 115 Tennant Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Child fortunately escapes serious injury in Harborne RTC 

17 Nov 17

A 12 year old school boy has been extremely lucky to avoid serious injury after a collision with a 4×4.


Rugby
Boy knocked down outside Harborne Academy 

16 Nov 17

He has been taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital…


Local news
New database to help Brummies discover their roots 

16 Nov 17

A digital database, containing around 1.5 million burial and cremation records, has been launched to help families trace their Birmingham ancestors.


News
Firefighters extinguish fire inside a grade II-listed building in Harborne. 

15 Nov 17

Firefighters were dispatched to the former cinema and bingo hall on Harborne High Street, at around 7:30AM this morning (15/11), to reports of a smoke coming from the building.


Rugby
What we know so far after fire at iconic cinema in Harborne 

15 Nov 17

Crews called to former Royalty Cinema this morning…


Local news
[Watch] South West Birmingham remembers 2017 

13 Nov 17

Many thanks to all who kindly shared their images of remembrance from Bartley Green, Longbridge, Kings Norton and Rubery.


Sport
Burntwood RUFC turn on the style to see off Harborne challenge 

13 Nov 17

Burntwood RUFC played some of their best rugby of the season to see off Harborne by eight tries to three.


Rugby
Edgbaston MP Preet Gill calls on India to send Jagtar Singh Johal back to the UK 

13 Nov 17

MP is worried about a British man arrested while in India to get married…


Rugby
WPR crowned region’s top agency at industry awards 

13 Nov 17

Edgbaston outfit takes home five awards in total as Story Comms named Midlands’ best small consultancy…


Business
WPR crowned region’s top agency at industry awards 

13 Nov 17

Edgbaston outfit takes home five awards in total as Story Comms named Midlands’ best small consultancy…


Blog feature
Temporary closure in November – Pavilion Update 

13 Nov 17

Martineau Gardens will be closed for a week from Monday 20 November, re-opening on Monday 27 November – read on to find out more.


Sport
In pictures: Harborne v Burntwood RUFC 

12 Nov 17

Burntwood RUFC picked up another win with a comfortable victory at Harborne – and photographer Joanne Gough captured the match action on camera…


Blog politics
Remembrance Sunday In Birmingham 

12 Nov 17

Because of the works in Centenary Square, this year Birmingham’s Remembrance service once again took place in Victoria Square – just as it did the very first year poppies were worn, in 1921.


Blog politics
Delivering In Touch Leaflets 

11 Nov 17

Edgbaston Councillors and team out delivering In Touch leaflets in Edgbaston this morning.


FixMyStreet
Pavement blocker, 11th November 

11 Nov 17

Owner of this van regular pavement blocker series of photos over last few months.


Local news
#PositiveSWBrum – Local college receives funding boost from Morrisons Foundation 

10 Nov 17

The Queen Alexandra College (QAC) in Quinton that supports people with disabilities, received a cheque for £17430 from the Morrisons Foundation yesterday (9th November) at the Rubery store.


Blog politics
Poppy Appeal 

10 Nov 17

Please support this year’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.


Local news
Police officer cleared of any blame for tragic Bartley Green crash 

10 Nov 17

With a young, unqualified driver already serving a jail sentence, an independent investigation into a fatal collision in Bartley Green last year has cleared a police officer of any blame in relation to the accident.


Rugby
Edgbaston mansion with a swimming pool in the KITCHEN is still on market 

10 Nov 17

This ten bedroom property has a rather conveniently placed pool…


Rugby
Sophie Case tragedy: Police not to blame for high-speed crash which killed young mum 

9 Nov 17

Liam Ellis was jailed over the collision in Bartley Green…


Business
Quinton fitness and well-being provider nominated for Business of the Year award 

9 Nov 17

WELL-being provider ‘Fitnniss’ has been shortlisted for a prestigious Business of the Year award.


Rugby
Expanded head office for British Independent Retailers Association 

9 Nov 17

Trade body grows Edgbaston base on Bristol Road…


Blog politics
In Touch With Edgbaston 

8 Nov 17

In Touch leaflets being delivered across Edgbaston at the moment.


Blog feature
LoveBrum and our Vegetable Beds 

8 Nov 17

Have you seen the film about our vegetable beds?   Vote at LoveBrum for us to receive £2,000 from Monday 20 November.


Rugby
Twenty firefighters called to block of student flats in Edgbaston 

8 Nov 17

The fire broke out in the kitchen of a first floor flat yesterday evening…


Business
Retail association opens new Edgbaston office 

7 Nov 17

Expansion leads to new office space.


FixMyStreet
Graffiti, 7th November 

7 Nov 17

Sheepcote street off broad street there’s graffiti on the yellow traffic light box Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 78 Broad Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Light not on, 7th November 

7 Nov 17

Broad street city centre light not on Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 40 Bishopsgate Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Damascena cafe to open new branch in Harborne 

7 Nov 17

The popular Syrian cafe is opening a third branch…


Cricket
Ian Westwood: Former Warwickshire skipper joins Edgbaston coaching staff 

7 Nov 17

Warwickshire create a new development coach role for retired former Bears captain Ian Westwood.


Blog feature
A new chapter begins … a new Director 

6 Nov 17

2017 has been the year we have celebrated 20 years of Community Gardening, dedicated a building to former patron Mollie Martineau and begun the refurbishment of the Pavilion.


Blog
Celebrity stylist Jamie Birmingham to open Edgbaston salon 

6 Nov 17

Jamie who has styled the locks of Helen Flanagan will open his own salon in December…


Rugby
Temporary traffic lights misery as Edgbaston reduced to gridlock 

6 Nov 17

Motorist fury after delays of an hour due to works…


Rugby
Watch the fantastic fireworks display at Edgbaston for Bonfire Night 2017 

4 Nov 17

Edgbaston always put on one of the most impressive displays of the year…


FixMyStreet
Damaged bollardb, 3rd November 

3 Nov 17

Broad street city centre near to thus venue is a leaning bollard needs to be fixed please Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 98 Broad Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


News
How taxi driver and airport workers had secret plot to smuggle cocaine into Birmingham 

3 Nov 17

Malik, 24, of Paignton Road, Edgbaston, and Vaughan Henry, 46, of Willsden, London, had previously been convicted of importing a controlled drug following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court…


Cricket
Warwickshire: Graeme Welch returns to Edgbaston as Bears bowling coach 

3 Nov 17

Warwickshire reappoint Leicestershire’s Graeme Welch as bowling coach following Alan Richardson’s departure.


Rugby
Watch: Crystal clear CCTV shows moment burglars hop fence and smash window in shocking break-in 

3 Nov 17

West Midlands Police releases footage of Harborne raid in an attempt to trace the pair…


FixMyStreet
Graffiti in five ways tunnel, 2nd November 

2 Nov 17

Graffiti on walls in tunnel needs cleaning asap Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Five Ways Concourse, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog comment
Edgbaston: meet faiths working for a low carbon future 

1 Nov 17

  Faiths working together for a low carbon future As part of national interfaith week, join Footsteps’ annual event to meet other people faithfully caring for the environment, and share ideas about how we can work together for a low carbon future.


News
The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is coming to town next month. 

1 Nov 17

You’ve seen the Coca-Cola Christmas truck on TV… now see it in real life! The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is coming to town on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December.


Blog politics
Celebrating Birmingham’s First Female Councillor 

1 Nov 17

Birmingham’s first female Councillor was elected 106 years ago today.


FixMyStreet
Loose slabs outside players, 1st November 

1 Nov 17

Loose slabs outside players on broad street Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 203 Broad Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Bonfire Night 2017 firework events near me in Birmingham 

1 Nov 17

Here’s our guide to events in and around Birmingham, including Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Moseley and Sutton Coldfield…


Rugby
Harborne votes to create business improvement district 

1 Nov 17

Birmingham suburb becomes the latest to form body focused on using business rates to fund improvements and initiatives…


Business
Harborne votes to create business improvement district 

1 Nov 17

Birmingham suburb becomes the latest to form body focused on using business rates to fund improvements and initiatives…


FixMyStreet
Loose cabling, 31st October 

31 Oct 17

Tennant street city centre next to euro gravel car park there’s some loose dangerous cable that needs looking at asap please Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Tennant Street, Edgbaston Report…


FixMyStreet
Graffiti, 31st October 

31 Oct 17

Tennant street city centre next to the euro gravel car park is graffiti on tge wall Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Tennant Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Graffiti on wall, 31st October 

31 Oct 17

Five ways island top of broad street on newly painted grey wall there’s some graffiti it needs painting over with grey paint Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Five Ways, Edgbaston Report on…


Rugby
Edgbaston Stadium fireworks display – tickets, times and parking for the 2017 spectacular 

31 Oct 17

How to get tickets from Edgbaston Fireworks Spectacular and everything else you need to know…


Rugby
Bonfire Night 2017 firework events near me in Birmingham 

31 Oct 17

Here’s our guide to events in and around Birmingham, including Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Moseley and Sutton Coldfield…


FixMyStreet
Dropped drain cover, 31st October 

31 Oct 17

Drain cover dropped outside Hampton by Hilton hotel Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 216 Broad Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
New housing estate plans branded ‘deathtrap’ for children 

31 Oct 17

Councillor hits out at designs for first phase of long-awaited Icknield Port Loop regeneration in Edgbaston…


Business
New housing estate plans branded ‘deathtrap’ for children 

31 Oct 17

Councillor hits out at designs for first phase of long-awaited Icknield Port Loop regeneration in Edgbaston…


FixMyStreet
Glass on cycle path causing punctures, 30th October 

30 Oct 17

Glass causing punctures Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 24 Blyton Close, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
Spreading The News! 

28 Oct 17

Following on from yesterday’s good news story, today I was down at North, South, East and West Drives delivering a letter telling people the good news that their inbound bus stop on the Pershore Road will be reinstated as from Monday October 30th.


Blog politics
Bus Campaign Success! 

27 Oct 17

I am delighted to report that the Conservative Councillors’ campaign to get the inbound bus stop by South Drive (on the Pershore Rd) reinstated has been successful! I was notified by TfWM at lunch time that our concerns have been listened to, and …


FixMyStreet
Unysed road sign, 26th October 

26 Oct 17

Broad street city centre opposite legs 11 a unused road sign has been in this position for over two weeks,it needs removing please Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 98 Broad Street, Edgbaston …


Local news
Expert says parkour is booming in Birmingham 

26 Oct 17

A Birmingham parkour expert believes the activity is on the rise across the city.