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FixMyStreet
Pothole, 23rd April 

23 Apr 18

About 100mm deep, outside no 40 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 40 Wentworth Road, Harborne Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
Monument To A Wasteful Council 

22 Apr 18

Labour politicians are always complaining the Council has no money, and yet the Labour run Council wastes money in all kinds of ways.


Blog politics
Saturday Campaigning 

21 Apr 18

Very sunny Saturday morning canvassing in Edgbaston.


Local news
Local Election 2018 | 500 Words: Phil Simpson – Green Party – Harborne 

21 Apr 18

As part of our 2018 Local Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in 16 wards across South West Birmingham, asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


Local news
Local Election 2018 | 500 Words: Joanne Shemmans – Labour – Bartley Green 

21 Apr 18

As part of our 2018 Local Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in 16 wards across South West Birmingham, asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


Local news
Local Election 2018 | 500 Words: Deirdre Alden – Conservative – Edgbaston 

20 Apr 18

As part of our 2018 Local Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in 16 wards across South West Birmingham, asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


Blog politics
Sunny Evening For Canvassing 

20 Apr 18

Bright and sunny for our canvassing in Edgbaston this evening, and good to meet people who have already voted for us via post.


FixMyStreet
Trip hazard, 20th April 

20 Apr 18

Broad Street city centre outside bambay mix utility surround damaged creating a trip hazzard Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 217 Broad Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
“Rogue landlord” who did not care about her tenants’ safety ordered to pay record fine 

20 Apr 18

Leila Amjadi runs Vertu Capital Ltd and was responsible for four properties in Selly Oak and Edgbaston…


Rugby
36 of the best parks in Birmingham 

20 Apr 18

Top green spaces in Birmingham from Cannon Hill Park to Sutton Park and Edgbaston Reservoir…


Blog politics
Beautiful Weather For Canvassing! 

19 Apr 18

Long round of canvassing tonight and still warm enough to eat outside when I got home.


Local news
Local Election 2018 | 500 Words: Paul Preston – Labour – Bartley Green 

19 Apr 18

As part of our 2018 Local Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in 16 wards across South West Birmingham, asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


Blog politics
Sunny Evening In Edgbaston 

18 Apr 18

A lovely sunny day in Edgbaston and we made the most of it with lots of leafletting in the day and canvassing tonight.


Blog politics
Canvassing On Bristol Rd 

17 Apr 18

A bit blowy on the Bristol Rd this evening but the rain held off.


Local news
MISSING: Philip Stephen Hunt – Bartley Green 

17 Apr 18

Phillip was last seen by his sister at 6pm on Saturday (14 April).


FOI
Rents for offices at Lightwoods House 

17 Apr 18

Request sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by Paul Sharky on 17 April 2018 .


Blog politics
Campaigning In Edgbaston This Evening 

16 Apr 18

Another good evening’s campaigning in Edgbaston.


FixMyStreet
A sofa has been left in the middle of Langley Walk, 16th April 

16 Apr 18

A brown sofa has been left next to the bench outside the entrance of 1 Langley Walk.


FixMyStreet
Trip hazard, 16th April 

16 Apr 18

Trip hazard outside number 100 broad street and corner of ryland st.


FixMyStreet
Road sunken, 16th April 

16 Apr 18

Bricks dropped in road corner of sheepcote st and broad street near lighting column 7 on sheepcote st Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 217 Broad Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Olly Stone bags six of the best on Edgbaston Championship bow 

16 Apr 18

Olly Stone seized the moment in spectacular fashion with a six-wicket blast against Sussex at Edgbaston.


News
County Championship: Olly Stone takes all six wickets as Sussex trail Warwickshire 

15 Apr 18

Olly Stone takes a career-best 6-52 as Warwickshire get on top against Sussex at Edgbaston.


News
County Championship: Tim Ambrose & Ian Bell lead Bears fightback against Sussex 

14 Apr 18

Tim Ambrose and Ian Bell lead Warwickshire’s fightback as the Bears bat out two sessions against Sussex at Edgbaston.


Blog politics
Canvassing In The Sunshine! 

14 Apr 18

Last night when we were canvassing, a resident likened the weather to November.


News
County Championship: No play between Warwickshire and Sussex at Edgbaston 

13 Apr 18

The opening day of Warwickshire’s Division Two County Championship match against Sussex is washed out without any play.


FixMyStreet
Green light not working, 12th April 

12 Apr 18

Green light to cars at pedestrian crossing not working – heading away from Five Ways Island Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 15 Islington Row Middleway, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
Campaigning Hard In Edgbaston 

12 Apr 18

Another good evening’s canvassing in Edgbaston Ward.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Harborne Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Harborne Ward TWO  candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


FixMyStreet
Utillty surround, 12th April 

12 Apr 18

Broad Street city centre outside the old big bites resteraunt a utillty surround us damaged and is a danger to public Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 217 Broad Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Ian bell looking forward to new season as Warwickshire Bears prepare to welcome Sussex 

12 Apr 18

Warwickshire face Sussex in the season-opener at Edgbaston tomorrow.


Blog politics
Canvassing In Edgbaston 

11 Apr 18

Good canvass in Edgbaston again tonight and the rain held off – just…


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Bartley Green Ward 

11 Apr 18

Candidates for Bartley Green Ward TWO candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Blog politics
Good Campaigning 

10 Apr 18

Good canvassing session this evening finishing off a full day’s campaigning in Edgbaston.


Cricket
Counties to discuss ‘transfer window’ 

10 Apr 18

Cricket counties will meet at Edgbaston on Tuesday to discuss the introduction of a football-style transfer window to protect them against late call-ups from the Indian Premier League.


Blog politics
Website Not In Tune With Reality 

9 Apr 18

Further to my post below about missed collections in Edgbaston: A number of roads in the ward were missed today and this state of affairs is becoming an all too frequent occurrence under Labour.


Blog politics
Missed Collections in Edgbaston 

9 Apr 18

The depot have informed me that there are a number of missed collections in Edgbaston ward today due to sickness, and I have already heard from constituents that Westbourne Rd, Vicarage Rd, and part of Pershore Rd have all been missed.


Blog politics
Busy Saturday In Edgbaston 

7 Apr 18

Very busy Saturday in Edgbaston – six out on the doorsteps with lots of people busy working behind the scenes too.


Rugby
Prolific night-time Birmingham burglar was rumbled by high-tech doorbells 

6 Apr 18

Charlton Cogger struck eight times at addresses in Edgbaston, Harborne and Woodgate in a spate of break-ins…


Rugby
Family stuck in ‘disgusting’ council house filled with mould and crumbling walls 

6 Apr 18

The family said they have put up with water leaks at the house in Quinton for two years…


Blog politics
Door Knocking In Edgbaston Tonight 

5 Apr 18

Good to chat to so many people on the door step tonight.


Blog politics
Good Canvassing 

4 Apr 18

Good evening’s canvassing in Edgbaston tonight – and it didn’t rain…


Rugby
Shopkeeper injured during armed robbery by knife gang in Harborne 

4 Apr 18

Thugs hurled a bottle at the man’s head as they fled the Guraya News with just bottles of booze…


FixMyStreet
Selly Oak Wasteland – Graffiti., 4th April 

4 Apr 18

This report is following the last one, in regard to access the wasteland where there is graffiti and looks an eyesore to Selly Oak.


Local news
Missing: Billy Cowley – Bartley Green 

2 Apr 18

West Midlands Police are appealing for help to trace him – he went missing from Birmingham today (Monday 2 April).


Blog politics
Canvassing In Edgbaston 

31 Mar 18

Good canvass in Edgbaston this morning – but wish it would stop raining…


Blog politics
It May Be Raining… 

29 Mar 18

…but we’re out campaigning! Good canvass despite the weather…


Blog politics
Rubbish Issues 

26 Mar 18

Birmingham Council has had issues with its rubbish collection service again today.


FixMyStreet
Pothole, 26th March 

26 Mar 18

Large pothole going towards Northfield Rd junction.


Blog politics
Labour Get Their Boundaries In A Muddle 

25 Mar 18

Another lovely day for leafletting today.


Blog politics
Campaign Launch 

24 Mar 18

Cllr Robert Alden, WM Mayor Andy Street and James Morris MP launched our Conservative campaign to take back Birmingham today and then we hit the doors in Edgbaston once again.


Blog politics
Let’s Turn Birmingham Blue! 

23 Mar 18

Conservatives from across the city will be out campaigning in Birmingham this weekend.


News
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits Queen Alexandra College in Harborne. 

23 Mar 18

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Queen Alexandra College (QAC) on Tuesday (20/03) to see the support Lattitude Global Volunteering volunteers from Ecuador give to students at the specialist college.


Rugby
Who’s set to play at the 2018 Birmingham Classic tennis tournament and how to get tickets 

22 Mar 18

Tennis stars from across the world are due to compete at this year’s Birmingham Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club in June.


FixMyStreet
2 Very large potholes same lane, 21st March 

21 Mar 18

Various size potholes are located all along the A456 Quinton Expressway causing drivers and cyclists to swerve dangerously into the path of other road users.


Rugby
Brewery opens Peaky Blinders bar at Solihull’s Genting Arena for big concerts 

21 Mar 18

Sadler’s Ales has opened the Peaky Blinder and is set to open another venue in Quinton…


Rugby
Quirky new cafe Sorrento Lounge to open inside former Prezzo in Moseley 

20 Mar 18

The small Loungers chain, which already has branches in Kings Heath, Harborne, Sutton Coldfield and Mere Green, will be opening next week…


News
Sick thieves leave severely disabled Harborne man housebound after stealing vital mobility car 

20 Mar 18

Anthony Sloyan’s mother says her son has ‘lost his lifeline to the outside world’ after the March 16 theft…


Rugby
Russian investor buys Birmingham student block 

20 Mar 18

Private buyer snaps up Edgbaston apartment complex for 10.6m…


FixMyStreet
Trip hazzard, 20th March 

20 Mar 18

Broad Street city centre outside five guys pavement sinking trip hazard to public Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 191 Broad Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Sport
Postponements and walkover result see Burntwood RUFC stretch lead at the top without playing 

19 Mar 18

Burntwood RUFC stretched their lead at the top of Midlands 3 West North on Saturday without taking the field.