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Top 5 things to do in Birmingham this weekend 

24 Jul 17

Brum is brimming with festivals in Jewellery Quarter, Shard End and Sutton Coldfield from July 28-30…


FixMyStreet
Green traffic light out, 19th July 

19 Jul 17

Traffic light No.12 Green Lamp out.


FixMyStreet
Fennel Croft 2 missed collections, 17th July 

17 Jul 17

Two weeks without refuse collection and the smell is treadful.


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New supercar worth £130k SEIZED in Washwood Heath 

17 Jul 17

The 2017 Audi R8 convertible was seized by officers in the Washwood Heath area for reportedly not having any insurance…


FixMyStreet
Shard End Allotments, 16th July 

16 Jul 17

My property is located along side the allotments entered from School Lane and Old Croft Lane.


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Public footpath completely over grown from allotment., 16th July 

16 Jul 17

Weeds as high as three feet and overgrown bushes growing from the allotment covering the footpath at the end of Fennel Croft Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 16 Fennel Croft, Shard End Report…


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Raiders target Washwood Heath bank – but leave empty-handed 

16 Jul 17

The raiders hit Lloyds bank, Washwood Heath, in the early hours of Sunday…


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Birmingham smuggler tried to bring £1.2m of heroin into UK in bottom of his suitcase 

15 Jul 17

Mohammed Mazhar, 48, of Bordesley Green East, was sentenced to six years jail for plot…


News
Drugs gang jailed for smuggling 

14 Jul 17

The group of eight men, who were caught after border officials discovered the drugs, were sent down for a total of 139 years and four months at Birmingham Crown.


News
Drug gang convicted for £10m heroin plot 

12 Jul 17

The group concealed the drugs inside industrial machinery in two container shipment’s from Lahore, Pakistan, due for a delivery address at an industrial unit in Sandwell.


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Man arrested after £12k drugs found in Bordesley Green house 

3 Jul 17

Man arrested after 12k drugs found in Bordesley Green house…


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Shop owner fined nearly £200k after sniffer dog finds bootleg cigarettes stashed in ‘secret room’ 

30 Jun 17

Officers raided Pritpal Khuranas shop MS News in Herrick Road, Washwood Heath, in October 2014 – with the help of Henry the sniffer dog…


Local news
Hit-and run driver ​Connor McCaugherty jailed for Dil Bhadur… 

29 Jun 17

A HIT-and run driver who ran a red light killing a pedestrian following an Erdington police chase has been jailed for 10 years.


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‘Fly-tipping epidemic in Birmingham MUST be stopped’ – here’s why 

26 Jun 17

Almost 200 illegal dumping incidents spotted and reported by Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne during the election campaign…


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Fancy owning a Birmingham pub? One has gone on sale for £175,000 

21 Jun 17

The Brook Meadow Pub in Shard End is going up for auction next month…


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Safer Travel ’See Something, Say Something’ cards made more accessible 

19 Jun 17

A teenager from Hodge Hill has inspired the Safer Travel Partnership to re-design their See Something, Say Something (SSSS) cards to be more accessible to vulnerable users.


News
Family of seven treated for smoke inhalation following house fire in Bordesley Green. 

16 Jun 17

Emergency services were called to the address on Keeley Street, at around 7.50AM this morning (16/06), to reports of a house fire.


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Family of seven taken to hospital after serious house fire in Bordesley Green 

16 Jun 17

Two adults in their 30s and five children aged two to teens were lucky to escape the blaze that broke out in Keeley Street just before 8am…


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Residents near Heathlands Academy blockade entrance to road to stop parents from parking 

14 Jun 17

Locals living on Ashville Avenue in Hodge Hill said their lives have been made a misery…


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

1 Jun 17

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


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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…


News
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…


FixMyStreet
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…


News
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.


999
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.


999
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.


999
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.


News
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.


News
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…


Local news
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.


News
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.


News
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.