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Opening Of Audley St George’s Place, Edgbaston 

25 May 17

Delighted to be invited to the official opening of the Audley luxury retirement village in Edgbaston yesterday.


Local news
QE Hospital reopens after police incident 

25 May 17

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Edgbaston was reportedly on lock down this evening after a police incident.


Local news
GE2017 | 500 Words: Spoz Esposito – Green Party – Bromsgrove 

25 May 17

As part of our 2017 General Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in Northfield, Bromsgrove, Edgbaston and Selly Oak constituencies asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


Local news
Four arrested & vehicles seized as police clamp down on gangs in South West Birmingham 

25 May 17

West Midlands Police have arrested four people during an intensive 9 hour policing operation in South West Birmingham yesterday (Wednesday 24th May).


Business
John Shepherd lands another deal 

25 May 17

Letting agency expands footprint into Harborne with Lomond-back buyout of Wolf’s…


Rugby
ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston in 2017 – Matches, parking, how to get there, how to buy tickets 

24 May 17

The event starts when hosts England against Bangladesh at The Oval onJune 1…


Rugby
General Election 2017: Quiz the Edgbaston candidates 

24 May 17

University of Birmingham and the Birmingham Mail team up for election debate…


FixMyStreet
Subway next to Ibiz budget, 24th May 

24 May 17

Graffit issue There is more graffiti in the Subway and both exits Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bristol Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Subway next to Ibiz Budget, 24th May 

24 May 17

Graffiti issue Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bristol Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
University of Birmingham to launch Middle East campus 

24 May 17

Edgbaston institute will expand its global reach by opening new hub in Dubai alongside other universities…


Business
University of Birmingham to launch Middle East campus 

24 May 17

Edgbaston institute will expand its global reach by opening new hub in Dubai alongside other universities…


Blog feature
A green roof for outdoor kitchen 

23 May 17

Over the last year or so, we’ve been creating a space where we can cook outdoors.


Rugby
Everything you need to know about Birmingham’s first Olympic-length pool 

22 May 17

It is part of the universitys new 55 million sports centre on the A38 Bristol Road in Edgbaston…


FixMyStreet
Inconsiderate parking, 20th May 

20 May 17

This person keeps parking on the footpath on Serpentine Road, Harborne if there are no designated parking spaces left outside his office.


Local news
GE2017 | 500 Words: Dick Rodgers – Common Good Party / Europe Needs Us – Edgbaston 

20 May 17

As part of our 2017 General Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in Northfield, Bromsgrove, Edgbaston and Selly Oak constituencies asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


Rugby
Police search for missing Quinton pensioner Kenneth Salt is called off after body found 

20 May 17

The 78-year-old has last been seen at at around 11.50am on Friday…


Local news
GE2017 | 500 Words: Preet Gill – Labour – Edgbaston 

20 May 17

As part of our 2017 General Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in Northfield, Bromsgrove, Edgbaston and Selly Oak constituencies asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


Blog politics
Delivering For Caroline Squire 

20 May 17

Edgbaston Ward Conservatives out delivering leaflets and letters for Caroline Squire this morning.


999
Appeal to trace vulnerable man from Quinton 

20 May 17

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a vulnerable man who has been missing from his home in Quinton since yesterday (19 May).


Cricket
South Africa v Sussex: Quinton de Kock hits 104 as tourists win first warm-up game 

19 May 17

South Africa thrash Sussex by 66 runs in the rain-affected first game of their tour of England, which runs until early August.


Local news
Baby product company to reassess packaging after Quinton cat injured 

19 May 17

A leading manufacturer of baby feeding products is to reassess its packaging thanks to the Quinton B32 News Facebook page and The Animal House Rescue .


Blog politics
Justine Greening In Birmingham 

19 May 17

Fantastic campaigning from Justine Greening in Birmingham today – campaigning in Northfield, Selly Oak, Edgbaston and finishing with a door knocking session in Erdington.


FixMyStreet
Cracked post, 19th May 

19 May 17

There is a cracked post on the corner of Ryland street and Broad street that needs replacing.


FixMyStreet
New graffiti, 19th May 

19 May 17

Someone has sprayed a slogan on the ramp wall outside No.


Blog politics
Labour Plan To Charge For Car Parking At Cannon Hill Park 

19 May 17

On Wednesday I attended Scrutiny Committee to request the Call In of the decision by the Labour Council to introduce car parking charges at the car park which serves Cannon Hill Park and the Midland Arts Centre.


Blog politics
Dinosaurs In Edgbaston! 

18 May 17

Dinosaurs are arriving in Edgbaston ready for the Jurassic Kingdom event at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens which opens Saturday May 20th.


Rugby
General election 2017: Who’s standing in Edgbaston? 

18 May 17

What can we expect in Birmingham Edgbaston in the general election…


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish, 17th May 

17 May 17

Broad street city centre outside the building called THE SQUARE,outside there is some dumped rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 100 Broad Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Ginfields festival returns to Edgbaston this summer. 

17 May 17

The High Field pub to host a gin festival…


News
Still time to push the boat out and try sailing in the Midlands 

16 May 17

THERE is still time to try sailing for free in the midlands this week after hundreds of people across the West Midlands got out on the water, many for the first time, as the nine-day national RYA Push the Boat Out ‘have-a-go’ festival kicked off…


Rugby
Warwickshire Bears turn the tables on leaders as Ian Bell hits right notes 

15 May 17

Warwickshire turned the Royal London One-Day Cup North Group table on its head with a five-wicket win over leaders Yorkshire at Edgbaston.


Rugby
Calthorpe Estates plans hotel expansion 

15 May 17

Historic building on Edgbaston estate will be converted from office space into 14 news bedrooms…


Business
Calthorpe Estates plans hotel expansion 

15 May 17

Historic building on Edgbaston estate will be converted from office space into 14 news bedrooms…


Blog politics
Delivering In Edgbaston 

13 May 17

Edgbaston’s three Councillors (pictured) with helpers out delivering Caroline Squire’s General Election leaflets in Edgbaston Ward this morning.


Blog politics
Andy Street Campaigning For General Election 

12 May 17

Great to see our new West Midlands Mayor Andy Street out campaigning with Robert Alden in Erdington earlier this week.


Rugby
Put your house in the movies and earn up to £750 a day 

12 May 17

And you don’t have to live in Aston Hall or lxury penthouse in Edgbaston either…


Rugby
Huge nine bedroom house for sale hidden away in Edgbaston Golf Course 

12 May 17

A great property for fans of golf is on the market now…


Rugby
This apartment in an Edgbaston church has an amazingly unique living room 

12 May 17

Property in Edgbaston could be the answer to your prayers…


FixMyStreet
Graffiti nr Park Regis, 11th May 

11 May 17

There is graffiti on the back of a road sign between Park Regis hotel and Pure gym on Broad st.


FixMyStreet
Graffiti on bus stop, 11th May 

11 May 17

There is graffiti on one of the bus stops outside Broadway residences on Broad st.


Local news
Teens charged with Bartley knifepoint robbery as police tackle local gangs 

10 May 17

Three teenagers were last night charged in relation to a knifepoint robbery in Bartley Green yesterday morning.


News
Pupils treated in chemical incident at Quinton school 

10 May 17

A teacher was also treated after being exposed to the chemical bromine.


News
Chemical leak at Four Dwellings Academy: Several pupils and a teacher taken to hospital. 

10 May 17

Six pupils and a teacher from Four Dwellings Academy in Quinton have been taken to hospital after a chemical leak during a science lesson this morning (10/05).


Local news
Teacher and teens checked over after ‘small chemical incident’ at Quinton school 

10 May 17

A teacher and six pupils from Quinton’s Four Dwellings School are being checked over in hospital as a precaution after a ‘small chemical incident’ in a classroom this morning.


Blog feature
TV visits Martineau Gardens 

10 May 17

As part of our celebrations for our anniversary celebrating twenty years of community gardening here at Martineau Gardens, we were delighted to have a visit from ‘Made in Birmingham TV’ to help us share our good news .


Rugby
When is the Aegon Classic 2017 and who is competing? 

10 May 17

After a successful tournament in 2016, top tennis players from around the world will head to Edgbaston Priory club…


Rugby
Birmingham developments reach key milestones 

10 May 17

Topping out ceremonies held at new HSBC UK head office and BCU’s campus expansion in Edgbaston…


Business
Birmingham developments reach key milestones 

10 May 17

Topping out ceremonies held at new HSBC UK head office and BCU’s campus expansion in Edgbaston…


999
Teens in court over Bartley Green knifepoint robbery  

10 May 17

Three teenagers have been charged over a knifepoint robbery on a cyclist in Bartley Green – the latest in a series of prosecutions secured by West Midlands Police following recent disorders in south Birmingham.


Local news
Erdington teen arrested after knifepoint robbery and shooting 

9 May 17

A TEENAGER from Erdington is one of three people arrested following a robbery in Birmingham.


Rugby
Teenager arrested over Bartley Green shooting 

9 May 17

Suspect held after boy on bike robbed at knifepoint…


Local news
Bartley Green shooting: second arrest as police close in on South Birmingham gangs 

9 May 17

West Midlands Police have today made a second arrest in relation to a shooting in Bartley Green on Sunday 30th April  as they close in on suspected gang members across South West Birmingham.


999
Shooting suspect arrested as WMP closes net on gang members 

9 May 17

A second man has been arrested over a shooting in Bartley Green as West Midlands Police closes the net on suspected gang members in south Birmingham.


FixMyStreet
Raised brickwork, 8th May 

8 May 17

There is raised brickwork outside of pit stop causing a potential trip hazard.


FixMyStreet
Broken signage outside Broadway residences, 8th May 

8 May 17

Broken signage outside Broadway residences.


Rugby
ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston in 2017 – Matches, parking, how to get there, how to buy tickets 

8 May 17

The event starts when hosts England against Bangladesh at The Oval onJune 1…


News
One-Day Cup: Lancashire win at Edgbaston to leave Warwickshire bottom of group 

7 May 17

Steven Croft’s ton helps Lancashire beat Warwickshire to leave the One-Day Cup holders bottom of the North Group.


FixMyStreet
Bin door missing, 6th May 

6 May 17

Someone has ripped the door off a bin outside 100 Broad st (across from Prysm).


Rugby
Teenager in stabbing scare in Edgbaston after restaurant fracas 

6 May 17

He suffered superficial wound in incident…


Rugby
Driver dies following ‘medical episode’ at wheel in Harborne 

6 May 17

Tragedy happened in rush hour traffic…