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FixMyStreet
Littered streets, 20th August 

20 Aug 18

Bin bags of clothes and debris all over Bradford Street…


Blog feature
Voluntary Sector Development Day for Organisations Supporting Victims of Crime 

20 Aug 18

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is inviting organisations that are delivering support services to victims of crime, to attend a Voluntary Sector Development Day.


FixMyStreet
Dumped again, 19th August 

19 Aug 18

More flytippin…


Rugby
This is why police and paramedics were outside McDonald’s in Birmingham city centre 

19 Aug 18

Police arrested the woman who assaulted the paramedic outside the restaurant in Dale End…


FixMyStreet
Green light not working, 19th August 

19 Aug 18

Traffic light fault (coming away from (Five Ways Island) Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Garden Court 231-232 Ladywood Middleway, Ladywood Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
People dumping black bags full of rubbish by the lamp post., 19th August 

19 Aug 18

This has been a problem for a few months now.


FixMyStreet
Whole Rd both sides needs street cleaning, 19th August 

19 Aug 18

Whole Rd both sides needs street cleaning Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 33 Farnham Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Large bag of sand/ soil partly blocking pavement, 19th August 

19 Aug 18

Large bag of sand/ soil partly blocking pavement …


News
Most Wanted: Police search for Digbeth meat cleaver attacker and more in latest gallery 

18 Aug 18

West Midlands Police need your help finding the faces uploaded to their Flickr page…


FixMyStreet
Flytipping in woods, 18th August 

18 Aug 18

There have been a number of items dumped in the Woods between Greenway and Woodend, Handsworth Wood near to the gravelled path about half way along.


FixMyStreet
Fridge dumped in woods, 18th August 

18 Aug 18

A small white fridge has been dumped in the woods on the right-hand side as you enter the Greenway, Handsworth Wood.


FixMyStreet
Large amount dumped rubbish bags, 18th August 

18 Aug 18

Large amount dumped rubbish bags Blocking pavement access…


Rugby
‘Geezers tried to take my head off with shotgun’ – bad boy on life in Nechells and gangland Birmingham 

18 Aug 18

In an openly-frank interview, BirminghamLive spoke with an ex-convict who grew up in gangland Nechells…


News
Family fun at the Lord Mayor’s Show at Cannon Hill Park this weekend. 

16 Aug 18

This year’s Lord Mayor’s Show returns to Cannon Hill Park on Sunday 19th August with a fun-packed, family friendly event from 11am to 4pm.


FixMyStreet
Miss collections, 16th August 

16 Aug 18

They mist collection from lodge road church .


FixMyStreet
Bin full and overflowing on, 16th August 

16 Aug 18

Bin full and overflowing outside Chicken Hut Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 55 Spring Hill, Hockley Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Tree leaning, 16th August 

16 Aug 18

The tree in 155 lodge road b18 5dh is learning it the house and as crack running down the stem.


News
Birmingham’s Oldest Pub, The Old Crown, Celebrates 650 Years of Service. 

15 Aug 18

Birmingham’s oldest pub The Old Crown celebrates 650 years in the making, with six days of live music, tours, quizzes and birthday parties.


Rugby
Busted! Police smash £1m cannabis factory after raid at retail unit 

15 Aug 18

Smethwick discovery comes days after a 1.3million cannabis farm was discovered in Nechells…


News
Three men sentenced to up to 18 months imprisonment over fire safety breaches at a shisha lounge in Digbeth 

13 Aug 18

Three men have been sentenced to up 18 months imprisonment over fire safety breaches at a shisha lounge in Digbeth on Christmas day in 2013.


Rugby
Three arrested after knife-point robbery in Handsworth 

13 Aug 18

The victims were attacked early on Sunday morning…


Rugby
Teenager charged with conspiracy to murder following shooting on Hunters Moon pub car park 

13 Aug 18

Jaekwon Marks, aged 19, of Selbourne Road, Handsworth, also charged with possession of a firearm…


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish accumulating, 13th August 

13 Aug 18

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


FixMyStreet
Rubbish bags and debris blocking pavement, 13th August 

13 Aug 18

Rubbish bags and debris blocking pavement Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 303 Rookery Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped car on road, 12th August 

12 Aug 18

Dumped car on road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 29 Nijon Close, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Birmingham high class call girl: ‘Why I would never work on the streets to sell sex’ 

12 Aug 18

Escort who earns up to 4k a week says girls who work on Soho Road need help, not prosecution…


Rugby
Revealed: What life is really like on Soho Road in Birmingham 

12 Aug 18

We spent a day walking along this once-thriving stretch of road, which has been a magnet for sexual and violence crime of late…


Rugby
Birmingham has a hidden museum collection – and this is how you can see it 

12 Aug 18

There’s 800,000 items in storage at the Birmingham Museum Collection Centre in Nechells…


FixMyStreet
More fly tipping Boulton Rd, near Soho rd, Handsworth., 11th August 

11 Aug 18

Yes again more fly tipping dumped on the pavement near Bus stop on Bouton Rd, near Soho rd, shopping area, Handsworth.


FixMyStreet
Pile plastic containers dumped on Soho rd, Handsworth., 11th August 

11 Aug 18

Pile of plastic containers dumped on pavement in shopping area, of Soho rd, Handsworth.


Rugby
Watch: Rookery Road drama as suspected car thieves smash into ambulance on 999 call 

11 Aug 18

Police have arrested two men suspected of drink driving and stealing a car after crash in Handsworth…


Rugby
Police bust record £1.3million cannabis farm at warehouse in Nechells 

11 Aug 18

Officers raided premises on Premier Street where they found 1,350 plants growing…


Rugby
Armed police swoop in Handsworth ‘as shots fired from van’ 

10 Aug 18

Bullets were fired from a van towards an address on Copthall Road…


Rugby
Watch: Moment gunmen fires at car in drive-by shooting on residential street in Handsworth 

10 Aug 18

Drug dealer Dangelo Smith, 21, has been sentenced to 25 years in jail…


Rugby
Free festival Simmer Down is coming to Handsworth Park – road closures, how to get there, lineup and more 

9 Aug 18

Rooted in north Birmingham, Simmer Down Festival is a free family festival…


News
The eagerly-anticipated restaurant, Holy Moly Macaroni, is now open in Grand Central 

8 Aug 18

The eagerly-anticipated restaurant, Holy Moly Macaroni, is now open in Birmingham’s Grand Central to bring back proper mac to the masses following its recent appearance on the popular Channel 4 programme, Sunday Brunch.


Rugby
Boy aged 13 ‘seriously injured’ after being hit by car in Handsworth 

7 Aug 18

Crash happened near Midland Metro station Soho Benson Road…


News
Wanted: Police name suspect Darren Martin after horror Eastside meat cleaver attack 

7 Aug 18

Two women and a man were injured in the incident in Digbeth on Friday night…


News
Residents living near Soho Road prostitutes ‘can’t sleep at night’ and say some girls ‘won’t be helped’ 

5 Aug 18

BirminghamLive readers discuss what can be done about prostitution on Soho Road…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish, 5th August 

5 Aug 18

Dumped beds Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 21 Austin Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish bags blocking pavement, 4th August 

4 Aug 18

Dumped rubbish bags blocking pavement Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 167 Farnham Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
The grim reality of Soho Road prostitutes charging as little as £5 for sex 

4 Aug 18

Shocking price for Handsworth sex workers revealed as prostitutes speak of grim reality behind their lifestyle…


Rugby
Ikea to close Birmingham city centre store – after just two years 

4 Aug 18

Furniture brand says decision to close store in Dale End has been taken due to ‘a number of factors…


News
Son battered mum to death with weights bar then tried to cover up killing 

3 Aug 18

Manslaughter conviction for mentally ill son who battered Hockley mum to death six years ago…


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish, 3rd August 

3 Aug 18

Dumped rubbish Several tyres and 1 fridge Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 58 Aston Church Road, Nechells Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Potholes, 3rd August 

3 Aug 18

Several potholes along this stretch both sides of road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Heartlands Parkway, Nechells Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Handsworth physiotherapist struck off for weapons dealing 

2 Aug 18

A healthcare tribunal panel said Dr Mohinder Surdhar’s conduct was “appalling”.


FixMyStreet
Dumped mattress and bed, 2nd August 

2 Aug 18

Dumped mattress and bed and other rubbish accumulating Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Avenue Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish accumulating blocking pavement, 2nd August 

2 Aug 18

Rubbish accumulating blocking pavement Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 341 Rookery Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Dead fish floating in lake at Handsworth Park after ‘oxygen crash’ 

2 Aug 18

Locals calling for action after dish killed by sudden drop in oxygen in water…


FixMyStreet
Grey Bagged Street Waste, 1st August 

1 Aug 18

This was reported weeks ago…


Rugby
Round-the-world sailor Tony Bullimore – who lived on chocolate after being lost at sea – dies aged 79 

31 Jul 18

Former Digbeth businessman and Royal Marine grew up in Birmingham…


FixMyStreet
Filthy street, 30th July 

30 Jul 18

Douglas road needs a deep clean.


FixMyStreet
Blocked alley, 30th July 

30 Jul 18

Blocked alley.


FixMyStreet
More Fly tipping Boulton rd, Handsworth by Council bin., 30th July 

30 Jul 18

Birmingham City Council have been told a few time this New bin they have put by the 11 bus stop on Boulton Rd, by Soho Rd, Handsworth, has just attracted regulary fly tippinhg since it was put about November 2017 last year.


FixMyStreet
Over 10 black bags dumped on the green grass., 30th July 

30 Jul 18

This is a hot spot for dumping rubbish.


Rugby
Ikea to close Birmingham city centre store – after just two years 

30 Jul 18

Furniture brand says decision to close store in Dale End has been taken due to ‘a number of factors…


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish& broken furniture, 30th July 

30 Jul 18

Dumped rubbish broken furniture Accumulating Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 303 Rookery Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


Event
Tour of Soho House, 5 Aug 2018 

29 Jul 18

5 Aug 2018 – Spoken Word at Soho House (suitable for under 18s) Take a tour of Matthew Bolton’s house and see the rooms where he received his eminent guests, including the legendary Lunar Society (the leading Enlightenment group), as well as the …


Event
Handsworth Walking Tour, 5 Aug 2018 

29 Jul 18

5 Aug 2018 – Spoken Word at Soho House FREE (suitable for under 18s) Discover the hidden histories of Handsworth with Legacy WM’s walking tours of the area.