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News
Adam Hose: Warwickshire sign batsman from Somerset 

26 Jul 17

Warwickshire sign batsman Adam Hose on a three-year deal from Somerset as part of the “rebuilding process” at Edgbaston.


Local news
Hunt for fraudster who conned Edgbaston family by threatening them with deportation 

26 Jul 17

A conman has tricked a family in Edgbaston into handing over money by pretending to be from Birmingham City Council.


Blog feature
John and Peter run for Martineau Gardens 

25 Jul 17

John Kingston and Peter Backhouse are   running for Martineau Gardens in the Great Birmingham Run half-marathon on Sunday 15 October, 2017.


Blog politics
Birmingham Bin Strike 

25 Jul 17

Rubbish is piling up around Edgbaston.


Event
Do it Together: Science Bus, 28 Jul 2017 – 30 Jul 2017 

25 Jul 17

28 Jul 2017 – 30 Jul 2017 – Workshop at Edgbaston Community Centre FREE (suitable for under 18s) Please bring a jam jar.


Local news
Watch: Illegal street racers caught doing more than 130mph on Birmingham dual carriageway 

25 Jul 17

Video showing illegal street racers speeding along a Birmingham dual carriageway at more than 130mph has been released by police.


999
Police appeal to trace suspected fraudster 

25 Jul 17

Police are appealing for information after a family were defrauded by a man claiming to work for Birmingham City Council.


FixMyStreet
Bin collections missed, 24th July 

24 Jul 17

The bins have not been collected in weeks Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 20 Wyndham Road, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
Calthorpe Residents’ Society Art Exhibition 

22 Jul 17

John and I were delighted to be invited to open Calthorpe Residents’ Society’s Art Exhibition which opened today at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston.


Business
Edgbaston shopping parade now full after new openings 

21 Jul 17

Deli, bridal wear retailer and beauty salon all launch on Calthorpe Estate…


Blog feature
Flying the Flag at Martineau Gardens 

19 Jul 17

Volunteering is at the Heart of Martineau Gardens – the Green Flag award celebrates the efforts of volunteers and staff in keeping Martineau Gardens open six days a week, throughout the year.


News
Warwickshire suffer back to back losses against Leicestershire and Northamptonshire to dent T20 progress 

18 Jul 17

REIGNING champions Northamptonshire Steelbacks ended Birmingham Bears’ 100 per cent start in the Natwest T20 Blast on Friday night with a thrilling five-wicket win at Edgbaston.


FixMyStreet
Constant parking from workers from building going on at Newmans., 17th July 

17 Jul 17

Parking on verges, pavements and in front of garages on Grazebrook Croft, Bartley Green.


FixMyStreet
A4040 Harborne Lane – Road Dipping., 17th July 

17 Jul 17

On Harborne Lane at the traffic lights just after you turn off Bristol Road, the road has 2 sinking patches where repairs have taken place before.


Rugby
Weekly pop up market Food Assembly to open in Harborne offering local produce 

17 Jul 17

Residents can order local food online and then pick it up at a weekly market…


Rugby
Birmingham Bears v Northants Steelbacks, T20 Blast: Bears lose by five wickets 

14 Jul 17

Champions end Bears’ 100% start to T20 campaign with victory at Edgbaston…


Local news
Jail for Selly Oak gorilla mask sex attacker 

14 Jul 17

A sex offender who preyed on young women in Selly Oak wearing a gorilla mask has been handed a lengthy jail sentence by Birmingham Crown Court today (Friday 14th July).


Rugby
Evil rapist jailed after attacking lone female students while wearing gorilla and Yoda masks 

14 Jul 17

Elvis Sidaway, 54, used an attack kit before carrying out five sexual assaults in Selly Oak, Quinton and Edgbaston…


Rugby
Birmingham Bears: Why you really ought to get to Edgbaston this Sunday 

14 Jul 17

Bears take on Leicestershire at home this weekend…


FixMyStreet
Graffiti on ramp, 14th July 

14 Jul 17

There is graffiti on the walls of the ramp leading to Calthorpe road from five ways island.


999
Selly Oak ‘gorilla mask’ sex attacker jailed 

14 Jul 17

A registered sex offender has been jailed for 21 years after a series of attacks on young women which shook the student community in Selly Oak at the end of last year.


Business
Hat-trick for WPR at PRCA DARE Awards 

13 Jul 17

Midlands PR and digital firm, WPR Agency, was one of the big winners at the PRCA DARE Awards at Edgbaston Cricket Ground.


Blog politics
Edgbaston LIF Project Event 

12 Jul 17

Most of today has been spent dealing with horrendous problems caused by the bin strike, so it was nice to have a break this evening when I visited the “Aspirations Of A Generation” arts workshop event for young people at the Edgbaston Community …


Local news
Five Ways Underpass Overnight Closures in July- Metro 

12 Jul 17

In preparation for the Metro tram network extending to Edgbaston by 2021 some structural surveys are required at the Five Ways Underpass.


Rugby
Gunned down grime star Saphan ‘Safone’ Robinson posts Instagram picture from hospital 

10 Jul 17

The 26-year-old music star was blasted in the chest by a gunman in Bourne Green, Quinton…


Rugby
Top Birmingham grime star Saphan ‘Safone’ Robinson gunned down in city shooting 

10 Jul 17

Chart star, 26, blasted in the chest by a gunman in Bourne Green, Quinton, on Sunday evening…


FixMyStreet
No recycling bin collection, 10th July 

10 Jul 17

The recycling rubbish has not been collected today.


FixMyStreet
Black bags and building materials, 10th July 

10 Jul 17

Number 33 has thrown several black bags and building materials onto a grassed area in Rennie Grove Quinton B322se.


News
Bears start T20 campaign well with wins over Worcestershire and Nottinghamshire 

10 Jul 17

A GUT-WRENCHING injury to Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher overshadowed Friday night’s NatwestT20Blast fixture at Edgbaston between the Bears and the Outlaws.


Rugby
Man ‘blasted with sawn-off shotgun’ – what we know so far 

10 Jul 17

Bourne Green in Quinton was blocked by West Midlands Police patrol cars and a van…


999
Investigation launched following Birmingham shooting 

10 Jul 17

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was shot in Quinton, Birmingham yesterday (9 July).


Cricket
Injured Fletcher in ‘good spirits’ 

9 Jul 17

Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher is set leave hospital after suffering a head injury in Saturday’s NatWest T20 Blast match at Edgbaston.


Cricket
T20 Blast: Birmingham beat Notts, Derbyshire edge out Yorkshire 

8 Jul 17

Ian Bell stars as Birmingham beat Notts at Edgbaston, while Derbyshire make it two wins from two in this season’s T20 Blast.


Blog comment
Meeting in Earlswood, Monday 10th July 

8 Jul 17

Learn more about renowned botanist world traveller Ernest Wilson, trained at Edgbaston Botanical Gardens, next Monday evening, at 7.30.


Cricket
Watch: De Kock hits second-fastest Test 50 at Lord’s 

8 Jul 17

South Africa’s Quinton de Kock reaches the second-fastest Test 50 in Lord’s history – off 36 balls – during the first Test against England.


News
Teenage boy charged with Birmingham stabbing 

7 Jul 17

The 16-year-old boy is accused of the murder of Alexander Leonard in Bartley Green on Monday.


Local news
Bartley Green teen charged with murder of Alex Leonard 

7 Jul 17

A 16 year old lad has today (Friday 7th July) been charged with the murder of stabbing victim Alex Leonard.


Rugby
Bartley Green stabbing: Boy, 16, charged with murder 

7 Jul 17

Teenager set to appear in court over fatal stabbing of Alex Leonard in Woodgate Gardens…


Cricket
Sky Live: Birmingham v Notts 

7 Jul 17

It’s a case of Ready, Freddie, Go at Edgbaston on Saturday night as Andrew Flintoff performs his first NatWest T20 Blast commentary shift for Sky Sports…


999
Detectives charge 16-year-old over fatal stabbing 

7 Jul 17

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Bartley Green have charged a 16-year-old male with murder.


Rugby
Warwickshire v Middlesex: Bears lose by one wicket 

6 Jul 17

Heartbreak for hosts who stay bottom of the table after tense encounter at Edgbaston…


FixMyStreet
Missed collection, 6th July 

6 Jul 17

Fours days and no bin collection, smelly rubbish piled up bags getting torn open and her in running all around!!! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 52 Coplow Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Bartley Green murder victim Alex Leonard died of single stab wound 

6 Jul 17

Police appeal for information over brutal attack…


Local news
Fundraisers launched for Bartley Green stabbing victim 

6 Jul 17

Family and friends of the man who died as a result of a stabbing in Bartley Green on Monday (3rd July) have launched crowdfunding pages to help raise money for his funeral.


News
Warwickshire v Middlesex: Bears denied first win of season in thrilling finale 

6 Jul 17

Middlesex earn their second Championship win of the season as they beat Warwickshire by one wicket at Edgbaston.


999
Police name man who died in stabbing in Bartley Green 

6 Jul 17

Police have named a man who died after being stabbed in Bartley Green on Monday 3 July.


Cricket
Trott sets up Edgbaston thriller 

5 Jul 17

Jonathan Trott’s majestic 99 set up a thrilling climax to Warwickshire ‘s crucial Specsavers County Championship tussle against reigning champion Middlesex at Edgbaston.


News
Warwickshire v Middlesex: Middlesex chase 234 to win at Edgbaston 

5 Jul 17

Middlesex lose two early wickets as they are set a target of 234 to beat winless Warwickshire at Edgbaston.


Rugby
Bartley Green murder: All we know so far 

5 Jul 17

The victim was attacked in Woodgate Gardens near Lye Avenue shortly before 11pm on Monday night…


Local news
Armed robber escapes with cash despite Bartley Green shopkeeper’s attempt to fight him off 

5 Jul 17

An armed robber has stolen cash from a store in Bartley Green – despite the best efforts of a shopkeeper to fight him off.


999
Detectives hunt Birmingham armed robber 

5 Jul 17

Detectives are hunting an armed robber who stole cash from a Birmingham store – despite the brave efforts of the shopkeeper to fight him off!  The masked man threatened the worker at Simply Local, Harlech Close, Bartley Green, with a concealed…


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping, 4th July 

4 Jul 17

A load of cardboard dumped by recycling bins Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 9 Tennal Road, Harborne Report on FixMyStreet…


Cricket
Warwickshire v Middlesex: Stevie Eskinazi’s century puts visitors on top 

4 Jul 17

Stevie Eskinazi’s unbeaten 178 helps Middlesex take the edge over struggling Warwickshire at Edgbaston.


Rugby
Bartley Green murder: Second person arrested after man stabbed to death 

4 Jul 17

Police ‘making real progress’ in probe into death of Alex Leonard after attack in Woodgate Gardens…


Rugby
Bartley Green murder: Everything we know so far 

4 Jul 17

The victim was attacked in Woodgate Gardens near Lye Avenue shortly before 11pm on Monday night…


Local news
Teenager arrested after death of 22-year-old man stabbed in Bartley Green 

4 Jul 17

A 22-year-old man has died after being stabbed in Bartley Green.


Rugby
This semi in Quinton takes gorilla gardening to another level 

4 Jul 17

The exotic garden room is lorded over by a giant ape and it really is something very special…


Rugby
Bartley Green murder victim named as Alex Leonard, as police quiz 16-year-old 

4 Jul 17

Victim, 22, was understood to have been with girlfriend when he was attacked in Woodgate Gardens…


News
Man dies after being stabbed in Bartley Green. 

4 Jul 17

A murder investigation is underway after a man, aged 22, was stabbed to death in Bartley Green Tuesday night (03/07).


News
Boy, 16, arrested over fatal stabbing in Bartley Green 

4 Jul 17

The victim was taken to hospital where he died shortly after, police say.