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FixMyStreet
No big news collection, 26th July 

26 Jul 17

No bin collection on street again.


FixMyStreet
Overgrown vegetation partially blocking public footpath around Hall Green School (the path that runs from the top of Stonerwood Avenue to connect with Southam Road)., 26th July 

26 Jul 17

The trees and shrubs alongside this footpath have not been maintained or pruned for a very long time and are now obstructing more than half the width of the footpath in places.


Rugby
Police arrest kidnap suspects in Sparkbrook after ‘man forced into car’ 

25 Jul 17

Man believed to have been attacked and forced into a vehicle in George Street, Lozells…


Rugby
AXE among lethal weapons found on back seat of Vauxhall Vectra in Sparkbrook 

25 Jul 17

Now the car is set to be crushed…


Rugby
Birmingham bin strike: How you could get a refund if you keep missing collections 

25 Jul 17

Images show rotting waste piled high in Sparkhill, Sparkbrook, Moseley and Acocks Green, with readers telling the Mail they have seen rats and maggots…


Blog comment
WM New Economics Group meeting 27th July 

24 Jul 17

WMNEG meeting: Thursday 27 July, 5-7 pm A discussion on a book by Green Party MEP, Molly Scott Cato; Green Economics: An Introduction to Theory, Policy and Practice introduced by Robert Kornreich, Kings Heath   Open meeting: FOE Warehouse, 54 …


News
Two jailed after Hall Green Christmas Day crash 

24 Jul 17

TWO MEN have been jailed for a total of 15 years after a Christmas Day crash on the Stratford Road in Hall Green resulted in the death of a passenger.


Rugby
Why people are falling over themselves to buy homes in Kings Heath 

24 Jul 17

Buyers are racing to get property here – but why…


Local news
NHS launches consultation to drive out wasteful drug prescriptions 

23 Jul 17

NHS England has published detailed plans drawn up with family doctors and pharmacists to cut out prescriptions for ineffective, overpriced and low-value treatments.


Local news
Paper travel cards transfer to Swift for children across the Midlands 

23 Jul 17

Thousands of children across the West Midlands will see their travel passes move on to the Swift card next month.


Local news
Police appeal following car jacking in Solihull 

23 Jul 17

Police are appealing for information after a woman had her car stolen during a robbery in Solihull yesterday (22 July).


FixMyStreet
Furiture dumbed on park, 22nd July 

22 Jul 17

A sweat of furniture as been fly tipped on severn streets park Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 91 Clifton Road, Balsall Heath Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Kings Heath woman stars in “Our Lives” BBC One documentary 

22 Jul 17

Jodi Bickley from Kings Heath, started writing letters when she was just five years old.


Local news
Pair jailed for fatal Christmas Day crash in Hall Green 

21 Jul 17

Two Birmingham men have been jailed after a fatal crash on Christmas Day in 2014 in Hall Green.


Rugby
This new cafe and restaurant is opening in Moseley 

21 Jul 17

Starfish will serve a fusion of flavours around the world…


FixMyStreet
Tyres dumped in beauty spot, 21st July 

21 Jul 17

Somebody has walked into this beauty spot where Kingfishers were seen earlier in the year and dumped some tyres and other rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 166 Colebourne Road, Moseley…


FixMyStreet
Green traffic light not working, 21st July 

21 Jul 17

Green traffic light at pedestrian crossing not working (on right hand side as you’re heading away from A435) Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 57 Wheelers Lane, Moseley Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Music inspired art exhibition begins next month at Ort 

21 Jul 17

Next month sees a new exhibition of music inspired art at the Ort Gallery in Balsall Heath.


999
Two jailed for death of passenger in Christmas Day crash 

21 Jul 17

Two Birmingham men have been jailed for a total of 15 years after a Christmas Day crash on the Stratford Road in Hall Green resulted in the death of a passenger.


FixMyStreet
Missing sett outside 13 Park Road, 20th July 

20 Jul 17

Sett missing from centre of footway outside driveway to 13 Park Hill leaving a deep hole which is a trip hazard.


FixMyStreet
Black bags, 20th July 

20 Jul 17

Pile of dumped black bags Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 48 Lincoln Street, Balsall Heath Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
No recycling collection, 19th July 

19 Jul 17

No recycling collection today …


FixMyStreet
No bin collection, 19th July 

19 Jul 17

No bin collection today …


Local news
Council obtains injunctions at 3 local parks banning traveller encampments until 2019 

19 Jul 17

The council has successfully gained two injunctions banning encampments from moving onto four city parks and recreation grounds until July 2019.


Blog feature
Boot Women Pub Quiz Sept 7 

19 Jul 17

Pub Quiz in aid of Animal Free Research in memory of Wendy Hurst Come along to the Red Lion on Vicarage Road, Kings Heath for a pub quiz in honour of Wendy Hurst.


Blog feature
Pink Picnic Sunday July 30th 

19 Jul 17

This year’s Pink Picnic will take place on Sunday July 30th at Kings Heath Park! Come along from 1pm for our fabulous annual Pink Picnic! We are sticking with Kings Heath Park as it proved so popular last year, and as usual there will be an …


Blog feature
James and Misty at Moseley Bog 

19 Jul 17

Summary: While Misty plays with her ball and paddles in the stream with her doggy friends, James lets his thoughts wander and his mind clear, finding peace in the trees and bird song
We believe everyone should have access to nature Main image: I …


Business
Long-term leisure investment sold for £1.2million 

19 Jul 17

A prominent commercial premises in a thriving Birmingham suburb has been sold to a private investor, national commercial consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has announced.


Rugby
Man seriously injured after ‘being shot’ in Sparkbrook 

18 Jul 17

A 23-year-old man was ‘shot in the leg’ just after 12.30am on Stratford Road in Sparkbrook…


FixMyStreet
Burnt Out Scooter, 17th July 

17 Jul 17

A scooter has been ridden and burnt out in the park.


FixMyStreet
Nissan micra dumped outside 56 sandford rd b13 9bs, 17th July 

17 Jul 17

Vehicle dumped has no mot or no insurance car reg T135atm silver colour 4 door hatchback Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 56 Sandford Road, Moseley Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish dumped in the alley way, 17th July 

17 Jul 17

Rubbish has been there 4 months i have reported the matter 4 times Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 28 Queenswood Road, Moseley Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Alcester Road South – Road Sinking., 17th July 

17 Jul 17

On Alcester Road South as you come away from Kings Heath High St towards Maypole, in between Howard Road East and Wheelers Lane, just before the bus stop on your left, the road Is sinking near to a manhole cover.


Rugby
Police hunt for knifeman after man stabbed on Kings Heath High Street 

16 Jul 17

The 26-year-old victim suffered a stab wound to the abdomen and was taken to hospital, where he is understood to be in a stable condition…


Local news
Man taken to hospital after being stabbed in Kings Heath 

16 Jul 17

Police were called to Kings Heath High Street at 10.30pm last night (15 July) to a report of a stabbing.


Rugby
Who is the White Widow? Why Sally Jones is one of the most wanted terrorists in the world 

14 Jul 17

The British jihadi became known as the White Widow after the death of Kings Heath terrorist Junaid Hussain…


Rugby
New security measures set up for outdoor Kings Heath Dining Club 

14 Jul 17

Small admission charge introduced for first time to cover costs…


Local news
Appeal as man driven at in Balsall Heath 

14 Jul 17

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was deliberately driven at and left fighting for his life in hospital.


FixMyStreet
Flytipping again., 13th July 

13 Jul 17

Same place as previously – entrance to park.


News
Man driven at deliberately in Moseley is critically hurt 

13 Jul 17

Police have arrested a 43 year old on suspicion of attempted murder.


Local news
Four teenagers arrested on suspicion of car-jacking in Birmingham 

13 Jul 17

Four teenagers have been arrested after a woman was car-jacked in Birmingham.


Local news
Cycle facilities for Balsall Heath 

13 Jul 17

Cyclists gathered at The Old Print Works, Moseley Road on Saturday July 8th for the launch of its new cycle facilities.


Local news
Opening of the Bee Garden 

13 Jul 17

Myrtle Cottage stands in front of The Old Print Works on Moseley Road, opposite to Edward Road.


Local news
Teen carjacking suspects arrested in Northfield pursuit 

13 Jul 17

Four teenagers have been arrested following a pursuit in Northfield in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 13th July), after a woman in her 60s was the victim of a carjacking in Balsall Heath during the previous night.


Local news
BMW stolen after keys snatched from owner 

13 Jul 17

Police were alerted to a robbery where a light blue BMW 3 series car was stolen on Yardley Wood Road in Moseley, just after 6.30pm on Monday (10 July).


Rugby
Man arrested after pedestrian knocked down outside Lidl in Moseley Road, Balsall Heath 

13 Jul 17

Casualty, 35, suffered serious head and chest injuries…


Blog music
It’s hip to be square 

13 Jul 17

Headline DJs announced for Birmingham Weekender Square Dance.


FixMyStreet
Pothole large, 12th July 

12 Jul 17

Pothole which is deep and large.


Rugby
Who is the White Widow? This is why Sally Jones is one of the world’s most wanted terrorists 

12 Jul 17

The British jihadi became known as the White Widow after the death of Kings Heath terrorist Junaid Hussain…


FixMyStreet
5 cars abandoned on footpath, 12th July 

12 Jul 17

Five cars dumped on the footpath on College Road Moseley this morning at 8.45.


FixMyStreet
No bin collection 3rd week running, 12th July 

12 Jul 17

3 weeks no bin collection.


FixMyStreet
2 big mattresses + rubbish, 11th July 

11 Jul 17

Disgusting Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 813 Stratford Road, Moseley Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Living on the Sun 

11 Jul 17

At the roasting start of July, John Newson led a walk to visit some community buildings that benefit from solar panels.


Rugby
Man rushed to hospital after neighbour dispute in Church Road, Moseley 

11 Jul 17

A man was rushed to hospital after he was hurt when a neighbour dispute turned violent.


Rugby
Who is the White Widow? This is why Sally Jones is one of the world’s most wanted terrorists 

10 Jul 17

The British jihadi became known as the White Widow after the death of Kings Heath terrorist Junaid Hussain…


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

10 Jul 17

Street food innovators Digbeth Dining Club and the Hare Hounds team up once again to bring you July’s installment of Kings Heath Dining Club this Sunday 16th July.


Rugby
Top 5 things to do in Birmingham this weekend 

10 Jul 17

Mary J Blige and Kings Heath Dining Club among the highlights from July 14-16…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish dumped, 10th July 

10 Jul 17

Rubbish tipped on side of road after no collection for two weeks running.


News
Sparkbrook crews tackle underground fire 

10 Jul 17

A fire in an “electricity chamber ” beneath a pavement closed a road in Birmingham.


Event
It’s not over yet : Events still to come 

10 Jul 17

Wednesday 12 July   Political Song Session 8:30pm                                                       Prince of Wales, 118 Alcester Rd, B13 8EE Political Song Session at the Prince of Wales.