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Police swoop to recover stolen cars in Bordesley Green 

27 May 17

They say the vehicles were used in offences across the city…


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Boy behind Manchester vigil asks ‘what will children do in heaven without mummies and daddies?’ 

26 May 17

Entire community welcome at Shard End Park at 4pm on Friday…


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Badly parked cars fined in police blitz in Bordesley Green 

22 May 17

Officers issue more than 30 tickets in just over an hour in an area of Birmingham.


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Bad parking blitz as police officer issues 27 tickets in just ONE HOUR in city streets 

21 May 17

Inconsiderate motorists in Bordesley Green targeted by officer out on patrol…


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A lot of rubbish and people throwing away household items, 18th May 

18 May 17

Under the bushes and on the alleyway at the bottom of Little Green Lane opposite the school Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 37 Little Green Lane, Bordesley Green Report on FixMyStreet…


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General election 2017: Who’s standing in Hodge Hill? 

18 May 17

What can we expect in Birmingham Hodge Hill in the general election…


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Washwood Heath great grandma suffers broken hip after tray of supermarket bread falls on her 

9 May 17

Daughter claims Aldi has blamed other shoppers for dislodging tray…


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Exclusive pictures show Sir Tom Jones cosying up to Priscilla Presley 

3 May 17

Hodge Hill Tesco fruit and veg manager snaps pictures of Sir Tom and Priscilla in the dressing room of Jerry Lee Lewis…


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Travellers take over Hodge Hill Common 

2 May 17

Convoy arrived on Bank Holiday Monday…


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Two men charged after attempted robbery at Paddy Power bookies in Washwood Heath 

1 May 17

Pair arrested within minutes of hold up in Washwood Heath…


FixMyStreet
Broken Paving Slabs, 30th April 

30 Apr 17

Broken Paving slabs located between the Crossover Café and Dixy Chicken at 619 Bordesley Green, B9 5XZ.


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Gunman holds up city Paddy Power branch in Washwood Heath – just hours before Anthony Joshua Vs Wladimir Klitschko fight 

30 Apr 17

Two men arrested within minutes of 999 call…


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Bordesley Green landlord offers free bedsit to single women in return for ‘kisses and hugs’ 

23 Apr 17

Undercover reporter tracks down man renting out room with strings attached…


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Thugs batter victim with baseball bat in broad daylight attack 

20 Apr 17

Police appeal following vicious attack in Cherrywood Road in Bordesley Green…


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Sleazy landlords offering women free accommodation – in return for sex 

18 Apr 17

Rooms in Hodge Hill and Stourbridge advertised on Craigslist website…


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Three teenagers and a man instructed to lie down behind a police vehicle in Bordesley Green 

12 Apr 17

Police were called to Pretoria Road in Bordesley Green on Monday (10/04), following reports a man was seen carrying firearms into a property.


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Mum of terrified children held at gunpoint by police in Bordesley Green says: ‘This has destroyed us’ 

11 Apr 17

Alarming footage shows armed police swooping on property in Pretoria Road after a ‘good intent’ tip-off…


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Hodge Hill fire: Smoke billows from blazing roof 

10 Apr 17

Dogs rescued as flames rip though block of flats…


News
Man and woman charged with terrorism offences after being arrested on Alum Rock Road 

6 Apr 17

A man and a woman arrested on Alum Rock Road last week on suspicion of terrorism offences have been charged.


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Pair charged with terrorism offences 

5 Apr 17

A man and a woman arrested in Birmingham last week on suspicion of terrorism offences have been charged.


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MP launches Birmingham special needs inquiry 

4 Apr 17

Link between poverty and help for disabled children to be investigated.


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Schoolgirl knocked down in Hodge Hill crash 

31 Mar 17

Man, 45, arrested on suspicion of drink-driving…


FixMyStreet
Hole on road, needs refilling, 29th March 

29 Mar 17

If you have the budget then it would be appreciated if this can be fixed.


FixMyStreet
Broken Garage, 25th March 

25 Mar 17

Broken Garage door and graffitied at Eversley Road, Small Heath.


News
Man arrested on Alum Rock Road for having an imitation gun with intent to cause fear. ‬ 

24 Mar 17

A man has been arrested on firearms offences following 999 calls reporting someone with a gun in Washwood Heath Road.


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Man and two teenagers bailed after arrest over missing girls 

20 Mar 17

West Midlands Police said two teenage girls discovered at Washwood Heath address…


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Police appeal over missing teens Holly Ward and Rhianna Spitz last seen in Birmingham 

18 Mar 17

The pair were last seen exiting the no.


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Pair charged over three shop raids in three days 

15 Mar 17

Two men have been remanded in prison over a series of armed shop robberies in which staff were threatened with an axe and a knife.


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Police appeal for witnesses following fatal collision 

15 Mar 17

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 24-year-old man was killed in a collision in Stechford last week.


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Terrible parking in Birmingham continues despite police warnings 

14 Mar 17

Police in Washwood Heath said they received so many complaints about parking they held a meeting with local residents about the issue…


FixMyStreet
Dumped Furniture, 11th March 

11 Mar 17

Several poor condition sofas have been dumped have been dumped here.


Local news
Family release picture of Birmingham schoolboy, 9, who died after suffering a suspected allergic reaction 

9 Mar 17

Mohammad Ismaeel Ashraf The parents of a nine-year-old boy who died at school after suffering a suspected allergic reaction have released a picture of their son.


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Photo released of schoolboy who died following “allergic reaction” at Al Hijrah School 

9 Mar 17

The parents of Mohammad Ismaeel Ashraf (known as Ismaeel), aged 9, who died at school of a suspected allergic reaction, have released an photo of their son.


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Birmingham schoolboy in ‘allergy’ death named 

9 Mar 17

The nine-year-old suffered a suspected allergic reaction at the Al Hijrah School in Bordesley Green.


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First pic of schoolboy who died following “allergic reaction” 

9 Mar 17

The parents of a nine-year-old boy who died at school of a suspected allergic reaction have released an image of their son.


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Man who died at Tesco named by heartbroken friends as Ali Hawkins 

8 Mar 17

Friends described man found dead at Hodge Hill store as a ‘top lad’ who was much loved…


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Friends weep for pal found dying alone in Hodge Hill Tesco toilet 

7 Mar 17

Victim remembered as a ‘good lad’ and ‘dear friend…


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A Welcome Return for Bishop Robert 

6 Mar 17

On Thursday 16 February Bishop Robert Byrne, Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham made a welcome return to Our Lady Help of Christians, Kitts Green to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation.


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Tesco in Hodge Hill evacuated after man sufferers cardiac arrest in baby changing room 

6 Mar 17

Tesco in Hodge Hill was evacuated on Sunday afternoon (05/03), after a man, who is suspected of taking a drug overdose, suffered cardiac arrest in the baby changing bathroom.


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Birmingham school pays tribute after boy’s ‘allergy’ death 

6 Mar 17

The boy suffered a suspected allergic reaction at the Al Hijrah School in Bordesley Green.


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Man dies inside Hodge Hill Tesco store 

6 Mar 17

Shoppers asked to leave following tragedy…


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Birmingham is a ‘major terrorism hotspot’ and the problem is getting worse 

5 Mar 17

The Birmingham wards of Springfield, Sparkhill, Hall Green and Hodge Hill have produced a particularly high number of terrorists, a major new study to be launched in Parliament warns…


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Birmingham is a ‘major terrorism hotspot’ and the problem is getting worse 

5 Mar 17

The Birmingham wards of Springfield, Sparkhill, Hall Green and Hodge Hill have produced a particularly high number of terrorists, a major new study to be launched in Parliament warns…


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Investigation continues into sudden death of Bordesley Green schoolboy 

5 Mar 17

Senior councillor expresses sympathy for family of child…


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Police probe mystery death of boy, 9, at Bordesley Green school 

4 Mar 17

He collapsed at Al-Hijrah School following suspected allergic reaction…


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Armed robber threatened staff with machete in Greggs store raid 

1 Mar 17

Police hunting man who made off with cash from store in Washwood Heath…


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Birmingham school praised for tackling FGM 

7 Feb 17

West Midlands Police has praised a Birmingham school for tackling the issue of FGM in the classroom – and helping safeguard young girls from the barbaric practice.


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Police praise for school that’s put FGM on the curriculum 

7 Feb 17

West Midlands Police has praised a Birmingham school for tackling the issue of FGM in the classroom – and helping safeguard young girls from the barbaric practice.


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Car buyer threatened with screwdriver and robbed in Bordesley Green 

31 Jan 17

DC Rocky Kalam is appealing for information after a man from London was robbed having travelled to Birmingham to test drive a car.


FixMyStreet
2xPOTHOLES, 30th January 

30 Jan 17

2 potholes 15 and 18 in size outside of property 340 SHARD END CRESENT Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 354 Shard End Crescent, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet…


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Dark Pathway With No Lighting, 28th January 

28 Jan 17

Hodge Hill Common leading off the Coleshill Road as well as the road leading up to Fairview Estate off Hodge Hill Common has very little street lighting (and in some place none).


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Multiple deep potholes leading up to Fairview Estate off Hodge Hill Common, 28th January 

28 Jan 17

Multiple potholes on the road leading to Fairview Estate off Hodge Hill Common.


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10″ pothole at the junction, 26th January 

26 Jan 17

Pothole age 3mths Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 424 Shard End Crescent, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet…


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2 pot holes, 26th January 

26 Jan 17

These have been there for 4 – 5 mths Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 364 Shard End Crescent, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet…


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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL PLANS FOR COMMUNITY LIBRARIES OCTOBER 2016 

25 Jan 17

  1) THE FOUR TIERS – plus closures TIER 1 [19 LIBRARIES] – MAIN LIBRARIES – open 35 hpw, probably still in current buildings, doing some non-library tasks e.


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SAVE GLEBE FARM LIBRARY 

25 Jan 17

There was a protest last Saturday morning outside of Glebe Farm library, which began with about a dozen people chanting “Put Glebe Farm in tier 2; that is what we ask of you!” People then went into the library, to a public meeting chaired by …


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GLEBE FARM PROTEST TODAY 

21 Jan 17

To Friends of the Libraries of Birmingham, The protest this morning began with about a dozen people outside of Glebe Farm library, chanting “Put Glebe Farm in tier 2; that is what we ask of you!” People then went into the library, to a public …


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Wheels set in motion for bus lane cameras across Birmingham 

19 Jan 17

Birmingham City Council Cabinet is to set the wheels in motion for the next phase of bus lane enforcement cameras across Birmingham.


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Woman killed in Bordesley Green house fire 

2 Jan 17

A woman dies in a house fire in Birmingham on New Year’s Day.


Local news
Prisoner escapes from Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield 

28 Dec 16

A PRISONER suspected of being part of a gang which carried out more than 50 pub and business raids the majority of which in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington escaped from police custody at hospital.