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Scale of repairs revealed at ceiling collapse school in Birmingham 

22 Jun 18

Pupils were injured when a ceiling collapsed at Nechells E-Act Primary Academy in May…


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Drunks and disorder – a daytime diary of violence-plagued city street 

22 Jun 18

BirminghamLive spent an afternoon along Dale End following a surge in violent crime…


News
‘War zone’ Dale End: Children ‘getting into nasty violence’ as crime chief vows to target knife carriers and drug pushers 

22 Jun 18

We spoke to West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson live from Dale End…


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‘War zone’ Dale End: Taxi drivers’ fury over “savages” who frightened away shoppers 

22 Jun 18

Birmingham City Council taxi drivers call for change in city centre’s trouble-hit suburb…


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Rena Eloise: ‘England was a shock, but we overcame racism for a brighter future’ 

22 Jun 18

Rena Eloise made her home in Handsworth after coming to England in 1956…


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Honey bee havoc as thousands swarm tree yards from Handsworth infant school 

21 Jun 18

A pest control officer has examined the scene…


FixMyStreet
Cars still in yellow lines obstructing driveways, 21st June 

21 Jun 18

When are the council going to enforce the yellow lines? Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 78 Oxhill Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog music
New street fair to launch in Digbeth 

21 Jun 18

Sunday Share aims to encourage diversity and wellbeing.


News
Level Digbeth are getting into the swing of summer with a Boozy BBQ Festival taking place this month. 

20 Jun 18

30 th June sees Brum’s Boozy BBQ Festival take over Level Digbeth for a whole day of meat feasting and drinking galore.


News
Addiction charity opens second cafe after six months of success. 

20 Jun 18

Addiction charity, Aquarius, is celebrating the success of its first social enterprise with expansion just six months into trading.


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping in Handsworth, 20th June 

20 Jun 18

Rubbish has been dumped on Nineveh Avenue and is blocking the pavement.


News
Zero waste supermarket The Clean Kilo has opened in Digbeth to the delight of environmentalists. 

19 Jun 18

The Clean Kilo opened on Saturday (16/06) at their Digbeth location on Gibb Street, to an extremely enthusiastic crowd wanting to support the zero waste supermarket that prides itself on using as little plastic as possible and invites customers to …


FixMyStreet
Pershore Street sign, 19th June 

19 Jun 18

Street sign looking worse for wear! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Unit 104 Pershore Street, Digbeth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Sherlock Street sign on building, 19th June 

19 Jun 18

The sign on the building has flaky paint and is rusty.


FixMyStreet
Whole road both sides needs street cleaning, 18th June 

18 Jun 18

Whole road both sides needs street cleaning Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 23 Farnham Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped bags & rubbish accumulating, 18th June 

18 Jun 18

Dumped bags rubbish accumulating Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 169 Farnham Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped bags & rubbish accumulating Blocking pavement, 18th June 

18 Jun 18

Dumped bags rubbish accumulating Blocking pavement Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Greenhill Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


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Bonkers bingo night returns to Birmingham this month- how to grab the last few tickets 

18 Jun 18

The live event combines games, raving and some serious bingo in at a unique party in Digbeth…


FixMyStreet
Water running across the pavement into the gutter from the garden of No 115. Nearest drain is blocked so water running along the street., 18th June 

18 Jun 18

This seems to be a recurring problem It was fixed last winter.


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How a house in Handsworth became a community hub 

18 Jun 18

No 68 Leonard Road is a shrine to the Pinkney family who helped to shape Handsworth for black people…


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Birmingham’s first plastic free supermarket has opened – here’s what we found inside 

17 Jun 18

The Clean Kilo in Digbeth is the city’s first zero waste supermarket and when we got there people were queuing…


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Stealing and screaming – shopkeepers and commuters react to ‘constant carnage’ in city centre area 

17 Jun 18

Part of BirminghamLive’s special report on troubled Dale End…


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Here’s how police are cleaning up blood-stained city streets of Birmingham city centre 

16 Jun 18

Part of BirminghamLive’s special report on troubled Dale End…


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Security worker reveals terrifying reality of working in Birmingham city centre’s violence hotspot 

16 Jun 18

Part of a BirminghamLive’s special report on the troubled area of Dale End…


Event
House of Jealous Lovers Day Rave , 23 Jun 2018 

15 Jun 18

23 Jun 2018 – Club at The Old Crown FREE Sat 23rd June
House of Jealous Lovers Day Rave After a fab set at HottDate Birmingham we’ve decided to treat you to another FREE DAY RAVE at The Old Crown in Digbeth expect another electro / electro- clash / …


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This is why the Sikh community are handing out free pink drinks on Saturday 

15 Jun 18

International Sikh celebration, Chabeel Day, will see thousands flock to Soho Road in Handsworth…


News
Thug ‘Biggy’ sentenced to 21 years after shooting two men 

15 Jun 18

Rehman Afzal shot the uncle and his nephew over a money debt in Handsworth…


FixMyStreet
Cars on double yellow lines, 15th June 

15 Jun 18

Continued parking of cars on double yellow lines obstructing pavement and driveways This is a constant problem ACTION REQUIRED DAILY Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 72 Oxhill Road, Handsworth…


News
Digbeth to welcome The Mill a new bar and event space complete with roof-top garden. 

15 Jun 18

The Mill will open in September, offering a brand-new and amazingly spacious venue.


FixMyStreet
Dump fridge, 15th June 

15 Jun 18

Hi some stupid persons has dumped a fridge outside my house.


Event
Get Blotto’d, 15 Jun 2018 

14 Jun 18

15 Jun 2018 – Rock Pop at PST One-off gig at PST, Lombard st, Digbeth.


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Handsworth stabbing: ‘My friend was stabbed a lot of times – he could have died’ 

14 Jun 18

The incident took place off Whitehall Road shortly before 3.30pm on Thursday…


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New image: Man who attacked complete stranger with machete in city centre still on the run 

14 Jun 18

Urgent manhunt after 29-year-old struck with huge knife in broad daylight in Dale End, Birmingham…


Business
Aston’s JS Wright sets up prefabrication unit 

14 Jun 18

As construction workers from EU countries leave following the Brexit vote and the skilled British workforce is ageing, Britain is once more turning to prefabrication.


News
A huge late night food and drinks market is announced for Digbeth to mirror famed European set-ups. 

14 Jun 18

Boxxed on Digbeth’s Floodgate Street is set to transform into a late night food and drinks market, Boxxed Social, as the music venue, as is, will shut up shop in June, ready for transformation in order to mirror similar set-ups in the capital and …


FixMyStreet
Council bins attracts regular fly tipping., 13th June 

13 Jun 18

Yet more fly tipping by New Council bin put on Boulton Rd, Soho rd end, next to 11 bus stop, since this bins has been put it has just attracted fly tipping, There was no bins at this spot by the bus stop,so had No fly tipping until this bin…


FixMyStreet
Bin overflowing, 13th June 

13 Jun 18

Bin overflowing outside Rooster Hut Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 58 Middleway View, Hockley Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog comment
S2 and S3 Bus Services – Solihull 

12 Jun 18

I have been engaged with residents from the more rural area of Blythe ward (Cheswick Green, Tidbury Green and Dickens Heath) for a while now; collating details of service disruption.


News
Tuck into this huge variety of cheesy of treats at these fabulous restaurants. 

12 Jun 18

You’d be hard pushed to find a person who doesn’t love a chunk of cheese.


News
Watch: Man ‘attacked with machete’ in city centre 

12 Jun 18

Shocking incident happened in the Square off Dale End…


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Smoke pours from the windows of a burning Birmingham flat 

11 Jun 18

Fames tore through a property on Grosvenor Road in Handsworth…


FixMyStreet
Overflowing bin, 10th June 

10 Jun 18

Overflowing BCC bin requires emptying Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 19 New Spring Street North, Hockley Report on FixMyStreet…


FOI
Birmingham City Council’s illegal un-supporting of tenants’ Ladywood Housing Liaison Board 

10 Jun 18

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by Mr Clarke on 10 June 2018 .


FixMyStreet
Dumped Again…, 10th June 

10 Jun 18

Even more rubbish added too existing dumping…


Business
The Makerspace Putting the Arts in STEM 

8 Jun 18

Birmingham City University is proud be putting the Arts into
STEM with STEAMhouse.


Business
CNC machinist & Toolmakers employment opportunities 

8 Jun 18

We are Recruiting !! Now in our 40th year of trading the AM group are making significant investments in to our facilities, and new state of the art machinery.


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Hamstead Road in Handsworth closed after man hit by car 

8 Jun 18

He was left with serious head injuries after the collision on Thursday night…


FixMyStreet
More Tipping, 7th June 

7 Jun 18

Check your records…


FixMyStreet
1 of several dog poo, 7th June 

7 Jun 18

Persistent problem with fouling outside school.


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish again.. Same spot.. Nothing being done. Must costs a bomb to remove. WHY NOT CAMERA’S!!!!, 6th June 

6 Jun 18

Arrived to find this at the gates..


FixMyStreet
Rubbish bags accumulating blocking pavement, 6th June 

6 Jun 18

Rubbish bags accumulating blocking pavement Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Greenhill Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped debris accumulating, 6th June 

6 Jun 18

Dumped debris accumulating Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 173 Farnham Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Police release images of suspects after Handsworth machete and hammer attack 

6 Jun 18

Armed thugs in stolen BMW launched a vicious attack on a Toyota driver in Handsworth…


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How to join a free giant family picnic at historic Soho House this weekend 

6 Jun 18

How to celebrate the exact centenary of Birmingham Civic Society during a giant picnic at Soho House…


News
The pop-up Pug Café returns to Digbeth to celebrate Disney’s pawfully hilarious new release. 

5 Jun 18

On 30 th June, the Pug Café will open at Kanteen to celebrate the release of Patrick.


News
Solihull man died after restraint by security guards 

5 Jun 18

A HOCKLEY Heath man died following “inappropriate” restraint by security guards at an industrial estate, an inquest has concluded.


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Masked thugs injure driver with hammer in horrifying attack: Police issue statement 

5 Jun 18

West Midlands Police appeal for help after shocking Handsworth machete attack video emerges…


Blog feature
Interfaith Canal Walk 

5 Jun 18

Date / Time Start date: Sun, 10/06/2018 – 2:00pm – 4:30pm Organised jointly by Footsteps and Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust.


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Two arrested after shooting at Arabian Nites shisha lounge in Highgate 

4 Jun 18

On June 1, officers pulled over a car in Handsworth and arrested the driver…


FixMyStreet
People will dump bags and household items outside numbet 2 4 and 6 St James Road because of the lampost situated there. Every week items and bags are dumped., 4th June 

4 Jun 18

Last few weeks bags and household items have been dumped on this road.