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Rugby
Reviewed: The new Kings Heath chip shop where you can sit inside 

26 May 17

Charlie’s Chippy has opened in Kings Heath with benched seating and quirky artwork…


Rugby
Calls for clampdown on basement extensions 

26 May 17

Councillors find they are powerless to stop Moseley basement extension complete with swimming pool despite complaints from neighbours…


Local news
Moseley’s Famous Street Fair 1st July 

26 May 17

Moseley’s Famous Street Fair 9:30 to 16:30                                                 Centre of Moseley This is the big one: one of the perennial keynote events of Moseley Festival.


Local news
46 year old detained by police at QE Hospital 

25 May 17

Police were called to Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 6.20pm today following reports of a man acting suspiciously.


Blog feature
Happy Birthday dear Affie 

25 May 17

Stephen Pennell goes to a special party.


Blog politics
Salma Yaqoob: ‘Hate will not prevail, we stand together.’ 

24 May 17

‘As we woke up today, there was still disbelief about the attack in Manchester.


Local news
Three great live music nights at the Patrick Kavanagh 

24 May 17

Live Music at the Patrick Kavanagh Doors 7.30                                                  Patrick Kavanagh, Woodbridge Rd, B13 8BX Five live bands on Friday 30th June  – and more to come on the …


Event
Concert on the opening night of Moseley Festival 2017 

24 May 17

Concert with Alexandra Gabriel   7.15 – 9.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)        St Columba Church, Chantry Road, B13 8DJ Tickets: £20 Early Bird, £25 on the door Enter the Sacred Temple of Sound.


Local news
A perennial favourite : the Moseley Masterteam quiz 

23 May 17

Moseley Masterteam Quiz on Friday 30th June 2017  7pm for a 7.15 start                            Moseley All Services Club, 91 Church Rd, B13 9EA One of the defining events of Moseley Festival; a perennial favourite.


Event
Exhibition at Ort Gallery 

23 May 17

We are really pleased that the current exhibition at the Ort Gallery, just down the Moseley Road, also coincides with Moseley Festival.


Local news
New Art Gallery for Moseley 

21 May 17

We are delighted that the first event of Moseley Festival 2017 will be the opening of a new gallery at Maison Mayci.


Blog politics
This is not a political game, it’s peoples’ lives 

19 May 17

The shenanigans at Wednesday’s event demonstrate how we need a sea of change that starts with hearts, minds and integrity.


Rugby
Birmingham Moseley sign Buster Lawrence 

19 May 17

Buster Lawrence was a massive fans’ favourite during his previous stints with the club.


Local news
Dog dies and man injured after hit and run in Hollywood 

19 May 17

West Mercia Police is appealing for information regarding a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle in Hollywood last Friday (12 May) evening.


News
Plea for help as time ticks away for Help Harry Help Other Drop In Cancer Centre 

19 May 17

Georgie Moseley is desperate to find a new home for the charity inspired by her brave son Harry…


Rugby
Man, 22, shot in Sparkbrook in late-night attack 

19 May 17

Stratford Road likely to be closed all morning…


News
Three held after man shot in Sparkbrook 

19 May 17

A busy route into Birmingham is closed while investigations take place.


FixMyStreet
Too many cars parked both sides of this corner by pavement. No room for residents with pysh chairs or disabled to get thru and blind spots for drivers as NO yellow linea on the corners., 18th May 

18 May 17

Too many cars parked both sides at thos junction as no yellow lines to protect pedestrians or car drivers as blind spot.


Rugby
General election 2017: Who’s standing in Hall Green? 

18 May 17

What can we expect in Birmingham Hall Green in the general election…


Blog politics
Bradford West Election Hustings hosted by JUST Yorkshire 

17 May 17

*Bradford West Election Hustings* Hosted by JUST Yorkshire *Wed 31st May @ 6 pm* Carlisle Business Centre 60 Carlisle Road Bradford BD8 8BD _Please register use the link below_ # TeamSalma # VoteSalma https://www.


Local news
Man attacked and robbed in Kings Heath 

17 May 17

West Midlands Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked and robbed in Kings Heath, just yards from the High Street.


Rugby
West Midlands Police reveal reason armed officers swooped on taxi in Moseley Village 

17 May 17

The drama – captured on film by another motorist – involved four unmarked cars stopping the vehicle on the Alcester Road…


News
Armed officers intercept a taxi in Moseley following reports of passengers with a firearm. 

17 May 17

Armed officers were dispatched to Alcester Road in Moseley, at around 7:30PM on Tuesday (16/05), following reports passengers in a taxi may have been possession of a firearm.


Rugby
Watch: Armed police swoop on car in dramatic Moseley operation 

17 May 17

Alcester Road blocked as officers strike in village centre…


Event
Jam Night, 23 May 2017 

16 May 17

23 May 2017 – World Music at The Cuban Embassy FREE Every Tuesday at The Cuban Embassy Moseley, join house musicians from Rhythms Del Toro Sun Juan and Edwin Guerra FREE ENTRY 19:30 Come along and jam with the house musicians, share the floor with …


Blog feature
Phenology Walk 

16 May 17

Date / Time Start date: Sat, 27/05/2017 – 11:00am – 1:00pm Join us for a regular monthly walk as we follow the natural seasonal phenomena of plants and animals reappearing after winter time.


Event
Jane Weaver this Thursday at the H&H 

16 May 17

This Is Tmrw Moseley Folk Festival will be joining forces for the second time this week to bring Jane Weaver back to the HH on Thursday 18th May.


Local news
Love Your Bike back for 2017 

16 May 17

Love Your Bike is back for 2017 – with two-wheeler TLC tips on offer across the region.


Local news
Stirchley Social Enterprise receives cash boost 

15 May 17

Stirchley based Green Revolutions is celebrating after receiving social investment of £40,000 from one of the UK’s leading social finance providers Big Issue Invest.


News
Police hunt rare Harry Potter prequel stolen in Kings Heath 

15 May 17

The 800-word story, personally hand written by J K Rowling, sold for £25,000 at a charity auction at Sotheby’s in 2008…


News
Birmingham Moseley announce new coaching member for 2017/18 season 

15 May 17

BIRMINGHAM Moseley has announced Simon Cross will be joining the coaching team in time for the 2017/18 season.


Blog politics
An audience with . . . 

14 May 17

Come along to this evening event and meet Salma Yaqoob – Wed 17th May 8.00pm @ Carlisle Business Centre…


Blog politics
If you’re not registered you can’t vote! 

14 May 17

To vote in the General Election on 8 June, you need to register by 11:59 pm on 22 May.


FixMyStreet
Road sign removed, 14th May 

14 May 17

The road sign has been removed and can be seen standing up against the wall in the garden of the marked property.


Blog politics
Former Respect leader Salma Yaqoob says she is standing for election in Bradford West in bid to reverse ‘years of neglect’ 

14 May 17

FORMER Respect leader Salma Yaqoob has said she is standing for election in Bradford West in a bid to reverse its “years of neglect”.


News
Fantastic turnout for BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s (BAPS) Annual 10k Challenge 

14 May 17

Toddlers, teenagers and senior citizens put their best foot forward on the streets of Hall Green…


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish and a fridge, 14th May 

14 May 17

Large number of black bags and a fridge dumped on the footpath this is now attracting more rubbish.


FixMyStreet
Flyposting on railings outside Reynolds​ House, 13th May 

13 May 17

There is flyposting for The Moseley Folk Festival and Nucare Pharmacy, 299 Victoria Road on the railings outside Reynolds​ House at the junction of A34 High Street, B4144 Park Lane and Newbury Road.


Local news
Moseley sex offender jailed for life after murdering Wolverhampton nurse 

12 May 17

A convicted sex offender will be behind bars for the rest of his life after a judge gave him a full life term for the brutal murder of Wolverhampton district nurse Lisa Skidmore.


Blog feature
Moseley Bog & Joy’s Wood – The Big Buzz 

12 May 17

Date / Time Start date: Sat, 17/06/2017 – 11:00am – 3:00pm Swarm toMoseley Bog Joy’s Wood this Juneto celebrate our bee-rilliant pollinators at The Big Buzz! There will be activities including making bug / bee houses to take home,mini-beast hunts,…


Rugby
Lisa Skidmore murder: Man pleads GUILTY to killing nurse after breaking into her Bilston home 

12 May 17

Leroy Campbell, aged 55 and from Forest Road, Moseley, admitted killing the 37-year-old nurse…


Local news
Opportunity to become a confident cyclist 

12 May 17

Cycle Active introductory rides are continuing for adults now on Fridays at 1.30 Calthorpe Well Being hub, Edward Road in Balsall Heath.


FixMyStreet
Pavement due to be replaced 3 weeks BEFORE national grid are replacing the gas pipes. What idiot granted this?, 12th May 

12 May 17

The council have given permission to dig up a new footpath, can’t they delay the new footpath until after the gas works!! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 63 Granton Road, Kings Heath Report …


Rugby
We tested the Birmingham chip shops named best in UK and this is what happened 

12 May 17

it’s Hall Green vs Yardley Wood as we put Fry Magazine’s top two Birmingham chippies to the test…


Rugby
Office building for sale in Moseley has potential to become luxury apartments 

12 May 17

Rare chance to buy an office building in the desirable suburb of Moseley…


Local news
Appeal issued after rare Harry Potter prequel is stolen during a burglary in Kings Heath 

12 May 17

Police have issued an appeal after a rare Harry Potter prequel, handwritten by the author J K Rowling, was stolen during a burglary in Kings Heath.


News
Harry Potter prequel stolen during a burglary in Kings Heath. 

12 May 17

Police have issued an appeal after a rare Harry Potter prequel, handwritten by the author J K Rowling, was stolen during a burglary in Kings Heath.


Rugby
Why Moseley won’t be getting £2 million health centre 

12 May 17

New health centre scrapped due to lack of interest from GPs and new plans put forward…


Business
Why Moseley won’t be getting £2 million health centre 

12 May 17

New health centre scrapped due to lack of interest from GPs and new plans put forward…


999
Appeal issued after rare Harry Potter prequel is stolen during a burglary 

12 May 17

Police have issued an appeal after a rare Harry Potter prequel, handwritten by the author J K Rowling, was stolen during a burglary in Kings Heath.


999
Wolverhampton nurse killer jailed for full life term 

12 May 17

A convicted sex offender will be behind bars for the rest of his life after a judge gave him a full life term for the brutal murder of Wolverhampton district nurse Lisa Skidmore.


Rugby
The Dark Horse pub in Moseley announces sudden closure over ‘clerical error’ 

11 May 17

Pub suddenly shuts – but promises redecorated interior and more craft beers when it reopens…


Event
Lowly This Monday at the H&H 

11 May 17

This Is Tmrw Moseley Folk Festival team up to bring Lowly to the HH on Monday 15th May.


Local news
Stirchley man charged after the theft of a National Crime Agency vehicle 

11 May 17

Detectives have charged a man in connection with the theft of a National Crime Agency vehicle stolen from outside a Solihull home.


Event
Kings Heath Dining Club This Sunday at the H&H 

10 May 17

We’ll be teaming up with Digbeth Dining Club to bring you the second Kings Heath Dining Club of the year this Sunday 14th May.


FixMyStreet
Zebra crossing Gooch St needs repainting, 10th May 

10 May 17

The zebra crossing of Gooch Street near to Barford Street is very worn and needs repainting Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 221 Barford Street, Balsall Heath Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Three bollards are very rusty and need repainting, 10th May 

10 May 17

Three bollards on the footway at Moseley Road in front of Little Care Bearz nursery 461 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9BX are very rusty and need repainting, one has been pushed to an angle Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically…


Event
Mental Health Awareness Week: Drop-in Session, 11 May 2017 

9 May 17

11 May 2017 – Spoken Word at The Village Inn, Moseley…


Rugby
Moseley Folk Festival 2017 lineup, tickets, start and finish times and how to get there 

9 May 17

Who’s on when and how to get tickets to the September event…


Blog feature
Wildlife Win in Bog Boost 

8 May 17

Release date: Mon, 08/05/2017 (All day) Main image: Summary: The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is launching its work to improve wildlife habitats and visitor access to Moseley Bog and Joys Wood Nature Reserve thanks to a grant …