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FixMyStreet
Street cleaning, 19th April 

19 Apr 18

This is what Douglas road looks like since the bins were emptied last friday.


Rugby
Digbeth Dining Club moves to Longbridge 

19 Apr 18

There’s a new monthly food fair at St.


FixMyStreet
Dumped fridge/freezer, 18th April 

18 Apr 18

Dumped fridge/freezer.


Rugby
Riddle of how a cat plunged 100 feet from block of flats 

17 Apr 18

CCTV images may show the animal was deliberately thrown from a block in Ladywood…


Rugby
Watch: Men scale fence and burgle house as elderly victim sleeps upstairs 

16 Apr 18

Four men broke into the house on Silvercroft Avenue in Handsworth Wood…


Rugby
Away win for the under 16s 

15 Apr 18

First Handsworth Tries for Brandon & Keke…


Rugby
Death of a subway: Famous underground tunnels at Ashted Circus in Nechells bites the dust 

14 Apr 18

Traffic island subway system turns from green oasis to the surface of Mars…


FixMyStreet
Directions sign traffic post needs cleaning, 13th April 

13 Apr 18

A directions sign post (for West Bromwich) on the corner of Handsworth Wood road pointing towards Church Lane B20 needs a clean as there is green moss over it.


Local news
#SWBrumNomNomNom Digbeth Dining Club returns to Longbridge this Saturday! 

13 Apr 18

From Longbridge Life: One of Birmingham’s most popular street food vendors will be returning to Longbridge on Saturday 14 April.


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish accumulating, 13th April 

13 Apr 18

Dumped 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…


FixMyStreet
More Fly posting along Soho Rd, Handsworth., 12th April 

12 Apr 18

There is yet more fly posting along Soho rd, shopping area, Handsworth, put on Street light post, traffic lights post, and guard railings along Soho Rd.


FixMyStreet
More Flytipping Soho rd, shopping area, Handsworth, 12th April 

12 Apr 18

More cardboard, bags, other rubbish dumped along Soho rd, shopping area, Handsworth, near 11 bus stop and other parts of Soho Rd, This has been ongoing problem every week for many years along parts of Soho Rd.


FixMyStreet
Graffti on a redidents Wall behind bus stop, 11th April 

11 Apr 18

Once again unpleasant graffti has been spay onto a residents wall behind no16 bus stop on Handsworth Wood Rd.


Rugby
Vicious daylight street brawl on Soho Road branded ‘tame for Handsworth’ 

11 Apr 18

Concerns over violence as violent fight as readers say video reveals Birmingham’s ‘true colours…


Rugby
New Soho Loop plans to be unveiled 

11 Apr 18

Developers behind long-awaited regeneration of derelict site west of the city centre will be showcasing their vision for canalside plot…


Event
Mad Cow Comedy Club, 16 Apr 2018 

10 Apr 18

16 Apr 2018 – Comedy at Red Lion (Hockley) Hosted by Celya Ab…


FixMyStreet
Repair has blocked drain?, 9th April 

9 Apr 18

Has the previous footway repair blocked the storm drain? Causes pooling of rain water Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 12 Spring Lane, Hockley Heath Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Blocked drain, 9th April 

9 Apr 18

Blocked drain causing pooling Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 12 Spring Lane, Hockley Heath Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Drain blocked, 9th April 

9 Apr 18

Blocked drain causing pooling Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Church Cottage Spring Lane, Hockley Heath Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Here’s a breakdown of the much talked about Digbeth Dozen and why the area is proud to have them. 

9 Apr 18

You may have seen this new mural across your social media pages over the past week, or in the flesh if Digbeth is your stomping ground.


Rugby
Watch: Man beaten in shocking brawl in middle of busy Soho Road 

9 Apr 18

Witness says ‘welcome to Handsworth’ at end of broad daylight attack…


FixMyStreet
Deep and dangerous potholes, 7th April 

7 Apr 18

Very deep potholes over 1m long.


Rugby
New ‘Digbeth Dozen’ map highlights these top bars and restaurants 

5 Apr 18

Birmingham graffiti artist creates new piece of art showing 12 best bars and restaurants in Digbeth…


FixMyStreet
Bags, bins dumped Soho rd, Handsworth, Birmingham., 5th April 

5 Apr 18

Bags, bin, bit of wood dumped on pavement on Soho rd, shopping area, Handsworth, by 139 Soho Rd, near Cross Guns pub Soho Rd.


FixMyStreet
More Fly tipping Regent Rd, Handsworth., 5th April 

5 Apr 18

About 30 bags, suit case dumped on the pavement same loaction on Regent Rd/Carlton Av, Handsworth.


FixMyStreet
More Fly tipping Clarence Av, Handsworth., 5th April 

5 Apr 18

Yet more fly tipping dumped on pavement, bags, wooden cabinet, large cushion, can on Clarence Av, Handsworth.


News
Tasty lunch haunts across the city to brighten up your work-break. 

4 Apr 18

Kanteen This Digbeth one of a kind offers hearty, yet healthy foods.


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

4 Apr 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Mr Clarke on 4 April 2018 .


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping, Graffit by Bottle Bank 100 Hamstead Rd, Handsworth., 3rd April 

3 Apr 18

There is yet more fly tipping dumped by the Bottle bank, now graffiti put on it, and litter, paper, food dumped in the Bottle bank, which is next to 100 Hamstead Rd, Tak Co butchers, Handsworth.


FixMyStreet
More pile Fly tipping on Antrobus Rd, Handsworth., 3rd April 

3 Apr 18

There has been yet more Fly tipping dumped on the pavement again on the corner of Antrobus Rd Rookery Rd, Handsworth, which has been a ongoing problem every week for many years.


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

1 Apr 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Mr Clarke on 1 April 2018 .


Rugby
Shocking pictures of huge mounds of fly-tipped rubbish in city alleyway 

31 Mar 18

Flytippers have struck again at an alleyway in Handsworth – now residents are calling for CCTV to be installed…


FixMyStreet
5 losse paving slabs in shopping area on Lozells Rd, East Handsworth., 31st March 

31 Mar 18

4 loose, rasied, sunk paving slabs in busy shopping area need made safe, outside 109 – 1011 Lozells Rd, East Handsworth, the slabs as trip hazard, would be much appreciated if Birmingham City Council can repair, make safe.


FixMyStreet
3 loose paving slabs in shopping area Lozells Rd, East Handsworth., 31st March 

31 Mar 18

3 loose paving slabs, and hole in pavement outside 156 Lozells Rd, East Handsworth, [ 156 Lozells Nagtex Textiles shop] in busy shopping area, pedestrian safety issue, would be appreciated if Birmingham City Council can address please and repair…


News
A one-day festival celebrating street culture is coming to Digbeth this Easter Sunday. 

30 Mar 18

This Is Street is a one-off, full-day festival presented by the forces of Digbeth Dining Club and MOHO.


Rugby
Why thousands were walking through the streets of Birmingham and Solihull for Good Friday 

30 Mar 18

Processions took place in Birmingham City Centre, Handsworth, Sparkhill, Sparkbrook and Solihull…


Business
Happy 40th Birthday BBE! 

30 Mar 18

In March 1978, Bracebridge Engineering Ltd was founded on Ashford Street, Digbeth to work alongside its parent company Trevelyans – a company that was founded many many years before that.


Business
adi Automation Inspires The Next Generation On Programming for Primaries Day 

29 Mar 18

adi Automation recently supported the national Programming For Primaries Awareness day (in conjunction with British Science Week) by engaging with pupils at Ladywood based Nelson Primary School.


Rugby
Gang-plagued Nechells tower block residents say they are ‘living in war zone’ 

29 Mar 18

Residents say they facing arson, crime and anti-social behaviour yet claim council not taking action…


FixMyStreet
Traffic light fault, 28th March 

28 Mar 18

Green light not working at entrance to Broadway Plaza car park.


FixMyStreet
Pile fly tipping left months on Lozell Rd, Handsworth B19., 28th March 

28 Mar 18

This pile of fly tipping picture provided shows what has been dumped that has been there for months been told, right by other shops/businesses nearby.


FixMyStreet
Pile Fly tipping left weeks Villa Rd, Handsworth., 28th March 

28 Mar 18

This fly tipping have been told has been there for weeks in shopping area next to 121- 125 Villa Rd, next to Paakeer Supermarket, Handsworth B19, just by the phone box, has been reported to Birmingham City Council but Not removed.


News
There’s a festival celebrating all things cheese coming to Digbeth next month. 

27 Mar 18

Sign us up! The Bond’s seasonal market will kick-off its first themed occasion this Spring.


News
Twins from Handsworth Wood sentenced 10 years after £450,000 charity tax scam 

27 Mar 18

Arfan and Imran Ali, aged 30, who set up bogus charities to steal more than £450,000 in Gift Aid repayments, have been jailed for nearly 10 years.


News
Detectives appeal for information after gunshots were fired at a house in Ladywood 

26 Mar 18

Detective Inspector Richard Marsh, West Midlands Police CID, is appealing for information after gunshots were fired at a house in Ladywood on Sunday evening (25/03).


Rugby
Police appeal after shots fired at Ladywood house 

26 Mar 18

Gunman opened fire in Ladywood road and damaged a property – but no-one was injured…


News
Murder charge after Handsworth Paddy Power stabbing 

26 Mar 18

A 35-year-old man appears in court after another man was pronounced dead.


Rugby
Man charged with murder following fatal stabbing at Paddy Power bookies 

26 Mar 18

Khalid Yousef, aged 28 and from Handsworth, died in the incident on Rookery Road in Handsworth…


FixMyStreet
More Fly tipping Grove lane , Handsworth., 25th March 

25 Mar 18

More bags, cardboard,can, bottles dumped on pavement, Grove lane, Soho Rd, corner by 2 phone booths.


FixMyStreet
More rubbish dumped Soho Rd, shopping area, Handsworth., 25th March 

25 Mar 18

More bags, cardboard, plastic dumped on pavement on Soho rd, shopping area, Handsworth, a every week ongoing problem for years at this locations.


FixMyStreet
More fly tipping Soho rd, shopping area, Handsworth., 25th March 

25 Mar 18

Wooden Pallets and Cardboard dumped on pavement on Soho Rd, shopping area, Handsworth, been there few days.


Rugby
Mama Roux’s hosts a killer party to celebrate launch of BirminghamLive 

22 Mar 18

An evening of music, comedy and street food in Digbeth…


News
Sir Frank Price, who was a key figure in the Modernist redevelopment of Birmingham in the 1950s and 60s, has sadly died aged 95.  

21 Mar 18

Born in a back-to-back court in a Hockley slum in 1922, Sir Frank Price, who has died aged ninety-five, was a key figure in the Modernist redevelopment of Birmingham in the 1950s and 60s, and was the last of a remarkable group of self-made and …


Rugby
Police smash £200k cannabis farm in Handsworth 

21 Mar 18

Officers found 200 plants being grown in a property…


FixMyStreet
Settee, Fridges, bags, etc dumped on Lozells Rd., 20th March 

20 Mar 18

2 Fridges, Settee, carboardsm bags, wood dumped outside 235 – 237 Lozells Rd, East Handsworth, B19, please see pictures attached.


FixMyStreet
Pile of bags,boxs dumped Villa Rd on pavement., 20th March 

20 Mar 18

Pile of bags, boxs, dumped on the pavement near phone booth, next to 119 Villa Rd, Post Office and Pakeeka Supermaket, East Handsworth, as pictures show.


FixMyStreet
Tree roots, 20th March 

20 Mar 18

The tree root is causing a tripping hazard on the footpath and it’s coming towards my front garden wall Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 76 Regent Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish, 20th March 

20 Mar 18

Number 45 rubbish dumped outside on the street.


Local news
Police continue appeal as missing 12 year old spotted in Kings Norton 

18 Mar 18

West Midlands Police are continuing their appeal for help, after a missing boy was spotted in King’s Norton this morning (Sunday 18th March).


FixMyStreet
Dumped furniture & debris accumulating, 17th March 

17 Mar 18

Dumped furniture debris accumulating Outside corner house..