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FixMyStreet
Huge pothole around drain just where cyclists ride, 22nd January 

22 Jan 18

This is an immediate danger to life should a cyclist hit it! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 286 Brookvale Road, Stockland Green Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
How brazen burglars had ‘cheek’ to prey on disabled couple in Kingstanding 

22 Jan 18

Would-be burglars tried to break into a home in Chingford Road…


FixMyStreet
Posters nailed to trees., 20th January 

20 Jan 18

These posters have been fixed to trees on central reservation on Tyburn Road,B24 0TJ café owns them at this address 993,Tyburn Rd,B24 0TJ Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1003 Tyburn Road, Birmingham…


News
Dance teacher from Tamworth sentenced for sexual abuse of pupils 

19 Jan 18

A FORMER Birmingham dance teacher has today (Friday 19 January) been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing some of his pupils.


News
Erdington dance teacher Neil Harris jailed for sex abuse 

19 Jan 18

Neil Harris was investigated after a victim searched Google and found he was still teaching.


Rugby
Knife and gun-wielding raiders terrorise staff in TWO armed robberies 90 minutes apart 

19 Jan 18

The terrifying raids took place in Witton Lodge Road and Kingstanding Road respectively…


News
Police-chase van smashes into Birmingham home 

19 Jan 18

The resident of the house in Erdington had left the room seconds before the crash.


Rugby
Van driver ‘rammed police’ before crashing into a house in Erdington 

19 Jan 18

The van crashed into a house in Gravelly Lane…


Rugby
Terrified kids watch as MACHETE-WIELDING robbers threaten shopkeeper and escape with cash in daytime raid 

17 Jan 18

Children were inside Dales News and Booze in Kingstanding as raid happened…


Rugby
Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by car in Kingstanding – road closed off 

17 Jan 18

Traffic chaos in Kingstanding as major road closed off after accident on Kings Road…


Rugby
CCTV footage shows sickening raid on funeral directors in Kingstanding 

15 Jan 18

Footage was captured inside Urwins Undertakers in Kingstanding…


Rugby
‘Delight’ at jump in standards at once failing Erdington school 

15 Jan 18

Ofsted now rates Stockland Green School good in all areas…


News
‘Delight’ at jump in standards at once failing Erdington school 

15 Jan 18

Ofsted now rates Stockland Green School good in all areas…


Local news
RIP Lofty: Sutton Coldfield crash victim named as Kingstanding man Daniel Lough 

15 Jan 18

Biker, 21, died in crash near Sutton Park…


Blog politics
M.P SURGERY 3rd FEBRUARY 

14 Jan 18

Just a reminder that the Perry Barr M.


News
Man jailed for causing Erdington woman’s crash death 

12 Jan 18

Claire Mackenzie was found collapsed on Sutton New Road in Erdington and died at the scene.


FixMyStreet
Bollard, 12th January 

12 Jan 18

Bollard damaged by vehicle driving on pavement.


FixMyStreet
Flyposting, 11th January 

11 Jan 18

Several flyposts Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bromford Lane, Erdington Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Barrier, 11th January 

11 Jan 18

2 pieces of chapter 8 barrier doing/guarding nothing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Heartlands Parkway, Erdington Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Large cannabis farm found in Erdington flat following tip off 

10 Jan 18

The cannabis factory was found in Albert Road after police were warned about ‘suspicious activity…


Rugby
A38 Aston Expressway delays after car collides with lamppost close to M6 slipway 

8 Jan 18

Recovery work is undertaken in both directions between M6 (J6) for Gravelly Hill/A38 Tyburn Road and Slade Road (Spaghetti Junction) and B4132 Waterlinks Boulevard/Victoria Road (Park Circus)&#xa…


Blog
Birmingham’s naturist hotel Clover Spa rated among best places to stay in city – as guests post glowing reviews 

6 Jan 18

Clover Spa in Erdington is currently ranked 11th best hotel on TripAdvisor…


FOI
Bus lane fines 

5 Jan 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by P.


Rugby
Family open day CANCELLED at newly-refurbished swimming baths in Kingstanding 

4 Jan 18

Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre made the announcement on January 4…


Rugby
Splash! Wicked water feature and new facilities at Kingstanding swimming baths 

3 Jan 18

Features include an impressive-looking divers helmet and state-of-the-art new changing rooms…


Rugby
Carjacking suspects arrested after high speed chase through Sutton Coldfield and Kingstanding 

2 Jan 18

Police responding to a burglary in Walmley recovered a car stolen during a carjacking in Kingstanding…


Rugby
Woman injured after being hit by lorry in Gravelly Hill 

2 Jan 18

Ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene of the accident, which happened near the junction of Hunton Hill, affecting traffic between the M6 and Erdington…


Rugby
Woman trapped after car crashes into bus stop in Erdington 

2 Jan 18

The New Years Day accident took place in Gravelly Hill…


News
Boy, 16, admits manslaughter of father-of-one Troy Paul 

2 Jan 18

The father-of-one was knifed in a street fight in Twickenham Road, Kingstanding on July 8 last year…


Local news
Club News: Erdington Court Winter Indoor Membership Up Since Open Day 

29 Dec 17

Erdington Court ended the year with four evening and afternoon indoor leagues in full swing – with over 70 members in total taking part.


Rugby
Man rescued from burning house in Oxford Road, Erdington 

29 Dec 17

He was taken to hospital with burns…


Rugby
Robbery suspect hunted after claw hammer raid at Erdington supermarket 

27 Dec 17

Christopher Kiernan is wanted in connection with a robbery at the Co-op store in Marsh Lane…


News
School issues warning as girl approached by men in a car in Erdington 

22 Dec 17

A student from St Edmund Campion School was approached in Montpelier Road…


Rugby
The things you only know if you are from in Kingstanding 

21 Dec 17

You know it but your phone thinks it’s called Longstanding…


Blog
Birmingham chip shop to open on Christmas Day to feed the homeless 

21 Dec 17

The Classic Fish Bar in Erdington is laying on Turkey dinners…


Rugby
Burglars target same Erdington street FIVE times in a fortnight 

20 Dec 17

Residents have been criticised for leaving a gate open in St Thomas Road, allowing thieves easy access to their properties…


Rugby
Sutton Coldfield schools ‘rocked by tragic events’ as friends rally to support children of Lee Bank Middleway crash victim Lucy Davis 

20 Dec 17

Lucy, described as a beautiful and fun-loving mother, worked with deaf students and was local to Sutton Coldfield and Kingstanding…


Rugby
Woman sexually assaulted at Tyburn House pub in Erdington 

19 Dec 17

The sexual assault occurred at the Kingsbury Road pub in November with police keen to speak to the man pictured…


Business
Knight Frank delivers £4m project in Erdington 

18 Dec 17

Knight Frank has delivered a £4m commercial vehicle servicing and MOT testing depot in Erdington, Birmingham.


Rugby
Man battered in sickening four-on-one alleyway attack in Kingstanding 

18 Dec 17

The 21-year-old victim had his mobile phone and wallet taken after the four-on-one kicking on Tysoe Road, off Hawthorn Road…


Rugby
Santa and his sleigh are touring Sutton Coldfield – here are the NEW dates 

18 Dec 17

Santa will tour the town with Sutton Coldfield and Erdington Lions Club after last week’s routes were all cancelled due to the snow…


News
Officers searching for missing pensioner Lemeul Boyce find body in Erdington. 

15 Dec 17

Officers searching for missing pensioner man Lemeul Boyce have today (15/12) found a body in Erdington.


Rugby
Watch: Masked robbers target Erdington Halifax in dramatic ram-raid 

15 Dec 17

A resident captured the robbery on camera through her window this morning…


Rugby
Urgent appeal to find missing Erdington man who suffers from dementia 

14 Dec 17

Lemuel Boyce, 87, has been missing from his care home since early on Thursday morning…


Blog politics
KINGSTAND POST OFFICE CONSULTATION TO TAKE PLACE JAN 3RD 

14 Dec 17

furtherto earlier communications from the Post Office Management regarding the proposal to move the Kingstanding Post Office from its current location to 7 Kettlehouse Road, Birmingham, B44 9JJ, to create a modern branch for customers, they have …


FixMyStreet
Grit bin needs re-filling, 14th December 

14 Dec 17

Due to recent snow several people have been gritting roads and pavements.


Rugby
Man sectioned under mental health act after police officer stabbed in Erdington 

13 Dec 17

A 48-year-old man was arrested initially on suspicion of two counts of GBH…


News
Man arrested for attempted murder of a West Midlands Police constable in Erdington 

13 Dec 17

A West Midlands Police constable was stabbed after been deployed along with his team to an address on Wood End Road in Erdington on Tuesday afternoon (12/12) as part of a pre-planned arrest attempt.


News
Update after police officer stabbed in Birmingham 

13 Dec 17

A NEIGHBOURHOOD police officer who was stabbed in the line of duty in Erdington yesterday (Tuesday 12 December) is making good progress in hospital.


Rugby
Immigration officers arrest NINE after chip shops raids in Kingstanding and Erdington 

13 Dec 17

Each of the four takeaways now face being fined up to 20,000 for each illegal worker found…


Rugby
Man arrested after police officer STABBED on Wood End Road in Erdington 

12 Dec 17

Wood End Road in Erdington was cordoned off today after the 26-year-old was knifed…


Rugby
Rescheduled dates for rubbish and recycling collections following snow disruption 

12 Dec 17

Birmingham City Council has issued revised collection dates for residents in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington who have missed out due to the snow…


Rugby
Santa sleigh street routes in Sutton Coldfield CANCELLED due to icy conditions 

12 Dec 17

Several planned routes in the town and Kingstanding will now be rescheduled by Sutton Coldfield and Erdington Lions Club…


Local news
Refuse collections resume across the city despite snow and ice 

12 Dec 17

Birmingham City Council says it will only be able to offer a restricted service in Sutton Coldfield, Erdington and Great Barr due to the snow and ice…


Rugby
Santa and his sleigh are touring Sutton Coldfield and Kingstanding – here is when and where 

8 Dec 17

Father Christmas will tour the area with Sutton Coldfield and Erdington Lions Club from this weekend…


Rugby
Fake taxi driver from Erdington admits string of driving offences in Walsall 

8 Dec 17

Moshin Zeb has pleaded guilty to a series of fraud offences and driving without a licence or insurance…


News
Man admits causing woman’s Erdington crash death 

7 Dec 17

Claire Mackenzie was found collapsed on a road in Erdington and died at the scene.


Rugby
Hunt to find hit-and-run driver as Erdington cyclist suffers head injuries 

7 Dec 17

A man was knocked off his bike in Brookvale Road and had a reduced level of consciousness, before being taken to Sandwell General Hospital…


Rugby
Abandoned Sainsbury’s supermarket site in Erdington to become homes and business development 

6 Dec 17

Sainsbury’s had been given the go ahead to build a new superstore but five years on the site is set for a ‘mixed use development…


Rugby
Hunt to find Erdington ‘affray’ convict wanted on recall to prison 

5 Dec 17

Blane Hanlon was sentenced in May but has breached the terms of his licence allowing to avoid jail…