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Local news
Central Buses to save axed 108 bus service serving Sutton… 

26 May 17

A BUS operator has stepped in to help continue a vital service after two companies announced they would be withdrawing routes serving Erdington and Sutton Coldfield.


Rugby
Theresa May’s dementia tax doesn’t look so bad in Erdington, where a house is worth £136,000 

24 May 17

How did Theresa May get her social care policy so wrong…


Local news
Paedophile Erdington teacher Jamie Chapman blackmailed children… 

23 May 17

A VILE paedophile teacher who taught at two Erdington schools has admitted blackmailing children in to carrying out sex acts after tricking them in to sending naked images.


FixMyStreet
Bollard repair, 22nd May 

22 May 17

Bollard damaged again Tyburn Road,B24 0TJ.


FixMyStreet
Tyburn Road 

22 May 17

Litter pick needed or complete the one from previous day,21/05/17 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1001 Tyburn Road, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Man and woman arrested in Erdington following death of motorcycli… 

21 May 17

A MAN and a woman from Erdington have been arrested following the death of a motorcyclist on a busy deal carriageway in Birmingham.


Local news
Man and woman arrested in Erdington following death of motorcycli… 

21 May 17

A MAN and a woman from Erdington have been arrested following the death of a motorcyclist on a busy deal carriageway in Birmingham.


Local news
Hunt to find man suspected of assaulting staff at McDonald’s in… 

21 May 17

A MAN suspected of assaulting staff at a fast food restaurant in Erdington is wanted by police.


Rugby
Urgent police appeal over missing Birmingham schoolboy who vanished almost a week ago 

21 May 17

Erdington schoolboy Jordan Kearns was last seen at around 12.50pm on Monday…


Local news
Urgent appeal to find missing Erdington teen Jordan Kearns 

20 May 17

AN appeal has been launched to find a missing Erdington teenager who has not been seen for days.


Local news
Hunt to find gang who committed knifepoint robberies in Sutton… 

20 May 17

A TEENAGER has been arrested following a series of knifepoint robberies in Sutton Coldfield and Kingstanding – but eight more suspects are being hunted by police.


999
Teenager arrested in connection with robberies in Sutton Coldfield 

20 May 17

Police have arrested a teenager following reports of five robberies in Sutton Coldfield on Thursday and Friday night (18 and 19 May).


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.


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

18 May 17

What can we expect in Birmingham Erdington in the General Election…


Rugby
Aldi and Lidl armed robbers jailed after terrorising staff in NINE violent raids 

17 May 17

Cousins Tobias Morton and Dan Anderson, carried out nine raids including Aldi in Kingstanding, Lidl in Wednesbury and the Co-Op in Great Barr…


Local news
A38 Aston Expressway reopens after WWII bomb in Priory Road,… 

16 May 17

THE main commuter route from Sutton Coldfield and Erdington in and out of Birmingham has reopened following a World War II bomb scare.


Local news
Family and their dogs trapped by house fire in Round Road,… 

16 May 17

A FAMILY were rescued from an Erdington house fire after becoming trapped in the upstairs of the property.


Local news
Teen suffers head injuries after crash near Fort Shopping Park in… 

15 May 17

A TEENAGER was taken to hospital after his car crashed into a road sign in Erdington splitting the vehicle.


News
Trains suspended and road closed after bomb found near railway… 

15 May 17

TRAINS to Lichfield, Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield were cancelled and traffic on the A38 was HALTED when an unexploded bomb was found.


Local news
Trains suspended and road closed after bomb found near railway… 

15 May 17

TRAINS to Lichfield, Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield were cancelled and traffic on the A38 was HALTED when an unexploded bomb was found.


News
Trains suspended and road closed after bomb found near railway… 

15 May 17

TRAINS to Lichfield, Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield were cancelled and traffic on the A38 was HALTED when an unexploded bomb was found.


Rugby
Car bonnet sliced in half in horror Erdington crash 

15 May 17

Teen driver trapped inside Fiesta following collision…


Local news
Knife checks carried out at Stockland Green School in Erdington… 

15 May 17

HUNDREDS of pupils at an Erdington school were checked for weapons as part of an unannounced visit which did uncover ‘banned’ items.


Local news
Club News: Erdington Court continue their strong start to the outdoor season 

14 May 17

At home again last weekend – this time to Charford (Bromsgrove) – Erdington Court won…


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.


FixMyStreet
Various pot holes around the roundabout, 12th May 

12 May 17

There are various pot holes on the roundabout that need attention.


Rugby
These are the things you only know if you’re from Kingstanding 

12 May 17

Correcting Longstanding to Kingstanding on autocorrect is a daily problem…


Local news
General Election 2017: Candidates revealed for Sutton Coldfield,… 

12 May 17

A LEADING political party will not be fielding a candidate in Sutton Coldfield, Erdington or Aldridge-Brownhills for the upcoming General Election.


News
Man charged with drone drug drop into Birmingham prison 

11 May 17

Michael Tovey, aged 27, formally from Erdington, has been charged with using drones to fly drugs and mobile phones into Birmingham prison − the first such prosecution secured by West Midlands Police.


Local news
M6 Junction 6 Gravelly Hill Viaduct Concrete Repairs Tomorrow! 

10 May 17

We have this evening received notice of these road works.


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.


Local news
Woman taken to hospital after ‘jumping’ from Lindridge Drive… 

10 May 17

A WOMAN has been rushed to hospital after escaping from a house fire in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
M6 closed at Spaghetti Junction between J5 and J6 near Erdington… 

10 May 17

THE M6 motorway has been closed in both directions to a police incident.


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.


Local news
‘Severe’ house fire in New Street, Erdington caused by careless… 

8 May 17

A BLAZE at a house in Erdington was caused by careless householder.


Local news
Big-hearted barber from Sutton Coldfield to ‘give young offenders… 

8 May 17

A barber from Sutton Coldfield is launching a new scheme to ‘give homeless people and ex-inmates a chance in life’.


Rugby
Watch: Moment crash victim met man who saved her life a decade before 

6 May 17

Amie Carter’s body was shattered in horrific smash in Slade Road, Erdington…


Rugby
Arrests in Erdington and Stechford as police probe high performance car thefts 

5 May 17

Two men arrested on suspicion to commit burglary to steal high performance vehicles…


FOI
I’d like a copy of the covenant on Rookery House in Rookery Park, Erdington Birmingham B24 

5 May 17

Response by Birmingham City Council to Dean Shepherd on 5 May 2017 .


Local news
Killer Patrick Hassett who raped & strangled Candice… 

4 May 17

An unrepentant Erdington sex killer who raped and strangled a 13-year-old schoolgirl is still a danger to the public say experts.


Blog comment
Sion Simon Expenses Scandal! 

3 May 17

If you are considering voting for Tom Watson’s puppet, Sion Simon, tomorrow (for the mayor we voted to say we didn’t want) then may I just remind you of the incident when he got caught out over-claiming expenses and was forced to pay a substantial …


Local news
Appeal to find Gene Thomas missing from Erdington 

3 May 17

AN URGENT appeal to find a missing Erdington man has been launched by police.


Local news
Severe fire guts house in Springthorpe Road, Erdington 

1 May 17

A LARGE fire at a home in Erdington has severely damaged the property and destroyed a garage.


Local news
Machete hurled from stolen car during twenty-mile police pursuit… 

1 May 17

THREE men led traffic cops on a TWENTY-mile car chase from Tamworth to Erdington after being spotted in a stolen car.


News
Machete hurled from stolen car during twenty-mile police pursuit… 

1 May 17

THREE men led traffic cops on a TWENTY-mile car chase from Tamworth to Erdington after being spotted in a stolen car.


Local news
Model Niamh Conway from Sutton Coldfield bids for Miss Birmingham… 

30 Apr 17

A STUNNING Sutton Coldfield model is in the final of a top beauty contest but she says the competition is all about what you do, not how you look.


Rugby
Two men stabbed in 3am knife fight in Erdington 

30 Apr 17

Pair injured in Erdington during confrontation…


Local news
Club News: Erdington Court Launch Outdoor Season 

29 Apr 17

A warm sunny afternoon provided the backdrop for the launch of a local Bowls Club’s…


Local news
AIRea 51 Trampoline Park plans in Wood Lane, Erdington rejected 

29 Apr 17

A PROPOSED new trampoline park in Erdington has been rejected by city planners who considered it to be a health and safety riskAIRea 51 Trampoline Park Limited submitted plans to open a site at a disused warehouse in Wood Lane.


Rugby
Former Birmingham cycling champion dies in blaze at retirement cottage in France 

29 Apr 17

Alan Richards, 72, used to own Tower Cycles in Erdington and was member of Solihull Cycle Club…


Local news
Gang member Isaac Dufus who targeted fast cars at Sutton… 

28 Apr 17

A CAR thief who targeted high-performance vehicles during a spate of burglaries in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington has been jailed.


Local news
Traffic chaos in Court Lane, Erdington as National Grid carries… 

27 Apr 17

MOTORISTS are being advised to expect delays due to temporary traffic lights which have been put in place on a busy road in Erdington while ‘essential’ works are carried out.


FOI
I’d like a copy of the covenant on Rookery House in Rookery Park, Erdington Birmingham B24 

26 Apr 17

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Dean Shepherd on 26 April 2017 .


Local news
Factory fire at Concentric Pumps Limited in Tyburn Road Erdington… 

25 Apr 17

A FACTORY blaze in Erdington saw three fire crews scrambled to the scene after the early morning incident.


Local news
Erdington Academy pupil shaves off her hair to raise HUNDREDS of… 

24 Apr 17

FOR many teenage girls, their hair is their crowning glory.


Local news
Teenage Cross City line crook from Erdington jailed for attempted… 

24 Apr 17

A TEENAGE crook from Erdington who carried out a series of attempted knifepoint robberies has been jailed for four years.


FixMyStreet
Bush across pavement, 23rd April 

23 Apr 17

Blocking path next to fast rd Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Armada Close, Erdington Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Pit jole, 23rd April 

23 Apr 17

Pot hole Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Armada Close, Erdington Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Pot hole, 23rd April 

23 Apr 17

Different pot hole Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 27 Gravelly Hill North, Erdington Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish, 22nd April 

22 Apr 17

Boxes with catering waste dumped here,outside 1041,Tyburn Road,B24 0TJ Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1057 Tyburn Road, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet…