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News
Buses in the West Midlands have more CCTV cameras than any other mode of transport. 

19 Jan 18

A senior West Midlands Police officer says he is “staggered” that anyone does anything wrong on a bus – because CCTV pictures are so clear nowadays.


Local news
The Rainbow Venues: Club fights back against closure with new campaign and festival 

19 Jan 18

The Rainbow Venues via Google Street View A Birmingham nightclub is fighting back against the City Council’s decision to shut them down in November.


Rugby
16 and 74 buses diverted after crash at Soho Hill in Hockley 

19 Jan 18

Road closed in both directions following collision…


Rugby
Third man charged with murder of young dad Jaskaran Kang 

19 Jan 18

Mr Kang, aged 24, from Handsworth was found fatally stabbed at a flat in Stourbridge Road, Dudley on January 6…


FOI
“Birmingham Faith Map” data 

19 Jan 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Andy Mabbett on 19 January 2018 .


FixMyStreet
Barriers, 19th January 

19 Jan 18

Barriers need collecting Not sure who they belong to but no nearby business has claimed them Possibly belong to the council Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 140 Bromsgrove Street, Digbeth Report…


News feature
Watch: Here’s the new 25-storey tower which will be built on Digbeth High Street 

19 Jan 18

The striking tower is part of the wider Lunar Rise scheme to build 517 apartments on the former Renault car dealership…


FixMyStreet
Dumped bags& debris accumulating, 18th January 

18 Jan 18

Dumped bags debris accumulating Blocking narrow pavement Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 343 Rookery Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Man suspected of Birmingham murder in 2016 caught in Pakistan 

18 Jan 18

West Midlands Police have confirmed that Tahir Zarif , who is suspected of shooting dead a businessman in Birmingham in 2016, has been arrested in Pakistan.


News
Murder suspect Tahir Zarif arrested in Pakistan prison two years after Digbeth businessman shot dead 

18 Jan 18

Akhtar Javeed was shot dead as he bravely tried to protect his employees during a failed armed robbery…


Blog
Digbeth Dining Club saved from potential closure 

18 Jan 18

There were fears that the weekly event would have to move from its current Digbeth Home…


Rugby
Man in court accused of murdering father of four at tram stop in Winson Green 

17 Jan 18

Alaeldien Ahmed accused of murder at Soho Benson Road Metro stop in Winson Green…


News
Hockley Heath barge owner threatened with boat seizure and homelessness 

17 Jan 18

A HOCKLEY Heath barge owner is being threatened with homelessness after a waterways charity said they will seize his boat.


Rugby
Car smashes head-on into road sign in late-night collision 

17 Jan 18

Roundabout sign at Nechells destroyed in smash-up with car…


Rugby
Street racing hits city: Four men appear in court 

16 Jan 18

Police made arrests after alleged crimes committed on Nechells Parkway and the A38 near Minworth…


News
Street racing hits city: Four men appear in court 

16 Jan 18

Police made arrests after alleged crimes committed on Nechells Parkway and the A38 near Minworth…


FixMyStreet
Absolutely disgusting amount of litter on pathway on zig zag path between Peel Drive & Hockley Road, 15th January 

15 Jan 18

Good Morning, there is an awful amount of litter at this location.


Rugby
Hatrick for Burt as Handsworth get back to business 

14 Jan 18

Strong team effort…


Rugby
Two people charged with murder of young dad Jaskaran Kang 

14 Jan 18

Mr Kang, aged 24, from Handsworth was found fatally stabbed at a flat in Stourbridge Road, Dudley on Saturday 6 January…


News
Handsworth Paddy Power stabbing victim named as Khalid Yousef 

12 Jan 18

A 35-year-old arrested on suspicion of murder is being held under the Mental Health Act.


FixMyStreet
Full length of Farnham rd both sides needs street cleaning, 12th January 

12 Jan 18

Full length of Farnham rd both sides needs street cleaning Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 31 Farnham Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Accumulating dumped debris, 12th January 

12 Jan 18

Accumulating dumped debris At side of church Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 22 Farnham Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish blocking pavement access, 12th January 

12 Jan 18

Dumped rubbish blocking pavement access And access to postbox Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 14 Farnham Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Paddy Power bookmakers remains closed after murder 

11 Jan 18

The shop in Rookery Road, Handsworth is closed until further notice…


News
Young dad’s killer still on the run one week after brutal stabbing 

11 Jan 18

Police continue the hunt for at large murderer almost a week after Handsworth dad killed…


Rugby
Listen: How Birmingham Jazz sensation Chris Bowden’s music lay unheard for a DECADE 

10 Jan 18

Full documentary set to reveal struggles and triumphs of Digbeth sax player…


FixMyStreet
Filthy street, 9th January 

9 Jan 18

Douglas Road is filthy.


FixMyStreet
Dumped stuff, 9th January 

9 Jan 18

Dumped stuff Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 56 Antrobus Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Household rubbish…. again, 9th January 

9 Jan 18

Seen on crick lane Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 58 Douglas Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Dudley murder victim named as Handsworth dad Jaskaran Kang 

7 Jan 18

Jaskaran Kang was a ‘hard-working father, son and brother…


FixMyStreet
Potholes / Broken Road Surface, 6th January 

6 Jan 18

Several large potholes developing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Stratford Road, Hockley Heath Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog
This is what happened at Birmingham’s first pop-up PUG cafe 

6 Jan 18

Digbeth cafe Kanteen is hosting a pop-up pug coffee weekend – with pugcakes and free puguccinos…


FixMyStreet
Potholes in Rd, 5th January 

5 Jan 18

Potholes in Rd Getting bigger Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 286 Rookery Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish around postbox and path, 5th January 

5 Jan 18

Dumped rubbish around postbox and path Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 14 Farnham Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish & broken furniture, 5th January 

5 Jan 18

Dumped rubbish broken furniture Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Avenue Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped bags&rubbish accumulating, 5th January 

5 Jan 18

Dumped bagsrubbish accumulating Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Avenue Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish on floor, 5th January 

5 Jan 18

The wind has blown all the bins over.


Rugby
Man stabbed to death at Paddy Power: Police detain person under mental health act 

5 Jan 18

Horrific attack took place outside bookies in Rookery Road, Handsworth…


News
Man dead after stabbing in Handsworth Paddy Power 

4 Jan 18

The victim is pronounced dead at the bookmakers after sustaining “severe head injuries”.


Rugby
Murder investigation launched after man stabbed to death inside Paddy Power, Rookery Road, Handsworth 

4 Jan 18

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene following the attack at lunchtime on Thursday…


News
Ford transit carrying tools and Motocross gear stolen in Tamworth 

4 Jan 18

The van is believed to have been taken from outside a property in Hockley Road…


FixMyStreet
Pile of more bags dumped Rookery Rd by 11 Bus stop., 3rd January 

3 Jan 18

More Fly tipping by 11 bus stop Roookery Rd, few yards away from 67 Rookery Rd, Handsworth, every week fly tipping by this bus stop that has been ongoing for years.


FixMyStreet
14 bags dumped Rookery Rd, Handsworth on pavement., 3rd January 

3 Jan 18

14 bags dumped on the pavement on the corner of Rookery Rd and Farnham Rd, Handsworth.


FixMyStreet
Pile of bags other rubbish dumped Crocketts Rd, Handsworth., 3rd January 

3 Jan 18

Pile of bags and other rubbish dumped on the pavement on the corner of Crocketts Rd Booth St, Soho, Handsworth, Birmingham.


FixMyStreet
Dumped bags and rubbish accumulating, 1st January 

1 Jan 18

Dumped bags and rubbish accumulating Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 188 Uplands Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped bags and rubbish accumulating again, 1st January 

1 Jan 18

Dumped bags and rubbish accumulating again Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 14 Farnham Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Graffiti, 30th December 

30 Dec 17

Bristol St Next to The Wellington Hotel Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 109 Bromsgrove Street, Digbeth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Whole length of Farnham rd both sides needs street cleaning, 30th December 

30 Dec 17

Whole length of Farnham rd both sides needs street cleaning Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 16 Farnham Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Accumulating rubbish & tyres, 30th December 

30 Dec 17

Accumulating rubbish tyres…


FixMyStreet
Accumulating rubbish, 30th December 

30 Dec 17

Accumulating rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 163 Farnham Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Two rescued from house fire in Douglas Road, Handsworth – after pair trapped by flames inside 

29 Dec 17

999 call handlers stayed on the line to offer survival advice…


FixMyStreet
Council litter bin not emptied regulary Soho rd, shopping area,Birmingham., 25th December 

25 Dec 17

Yet again Birmingham City Council and ‘Soho Rd BID’ are failing to make sure all the Litter bins put along Soho rd, Holyhead Rd,Handsworth, Birmingham are emptied reguarly.


FixMyStreet
More litter along Soho rd, shopping area, Handsworth., 25th December 

25 Dec 17

There was yet more litter along the pavements along Soho rd, shopping area in Handsworth, Birmingham, which Birmingham City Councill and ‘ Soho Rd BID’ have cleared before the shops, businesses opened each day in the morning.


FixMyStreet
Flytipping in this spot again, 25th December 

25 Dec 17

People are dumping rubbish here again which is causing obstruction to parents dropping off and collecting their kids to and from school Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 12 Mervyn Road, Handsworth…


Blog music
One-off for Digbeth 

23 Dec 17

Birmingham club night set for New Year’s Eve launch.


FixMyStreet
New Council Litter bins attracts Fly tipping Boulton Rd, Handsworth., 22nd December 

22 Dec 17

The Council/Soho Rd BID Litter bin put about a month ago put on Boulton Rd [ Soho Rd end], Handsworth by the 11 bus stop has been attracting fly tipping as the picture shows.


FixMyStreet
Murdock Rd, Handsworth more Fly tipping., 22nd December 

22 Dec 17

Pile of rubbish about 30 bags, boxs causing obstruction on pavement on the corner of Murdock Rd Soho Rd, Handsworth.


FixMyStreet
Light does not work outside No 17 Brockley Place comes on intermittently, 22nd December 

22 Dec 17

Bulb needs replacing in Streetlight marked No 3 works occasionally and reported to BCC on 29th November but no response Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 250 Nechells Park Road, Nechells Report…


FixMyStreet
Tyre on the pavement, 21st December 

21 Dec 17

A tyre is on the pavement outside no 46 Selborne road, Handsworth Wood Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 46 Selborne Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Sand bags left for over three months, 21st December 

21 Dec 17

Sand bags have been left on the grass verge for over three months.