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Rugby
Northfield Beach has opened in Birmingham and kids are loving it despite the miserable weather 

26 Jul 17

It was a case of umbrellas and anoraks rather than beachwear as man-made beach was unveiled…


Local news
The Great Rover recreation 

26 Jul 17

On 30 September, Artist Keith Harrison will be presenting a ‘Joyride’ life-size clay replica of the final Rover 75 to leave the Longbridge carplant at the Jerwood Open Forest commission.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish not collected, 26th July 

26 Jul 17

Rubbish not collected Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 55 Church Hill, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish and recycling not collected, 26th July 

26 Jul 17

Rubbish and recycling not collected Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 442 Rednal Road, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Bournville College opens doors to over 300 Bosnians 

26 Jul 17

Over 300 Bosnians from across the world gathered together at Bournville College in Longbridge earlier this month.


FixMyStreet
Missed collection, 26th July 

26 Jul 17

Rubbish not collected and also recycling Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 37 Nearhill Road, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Garden rubbish, 25th July 

25 Jul 17

Cardboard boxes of garden rubbish and some household rubbish maybe 10 bin bags full altogether Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 598 Redhill Road, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Cardboard and household, 25th July 

25 Jul 17

Small amount of cardboard boxes (flattened) and household rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 606 Redhill Road, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Have Your Say: Aldi submit planning application for Rednal site 

25 Jul 17

Discount grocery retailers Aldi have submitted a planning application for a proposed store in Rednal.


Local news
‘Heroic’ school pupils rescue elderly man after fall 

24 Jul 17

Four Bournville School pupils have been hailed as heroes after coming to the rescue of an elderly man who was left badly injured after a fall in the road.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish and recycling, 24th July 

24 Jul 17

Recycling and rubbish not collected for 2 1/2 weeks Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 37 Nearhill Road, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Green spaces across Birmingham named amongst the best in Britain 

22 Jul 17

Seventeen green spaces in Birmingham have been named among the best in Britain.


Blog feature
Family Fun Day!

21 Jul 17

Join usat The Camp Pub, Kings Norton on Sunday 27th August for a fun-filled day for all the family!
We’ll be enjoying a BBQ, fairground rides, games, a bouncy castle and lots more from 12pm – 12am and would love to see you there.


Local news
CASBA wins National Lottery support for exciting new project 

21 Jul 17

CASBA has received a National Lottery grant of £44,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, From Institution to Community, to be delivered in South Birmingham.


Rugby
Teen charged after knife alert outside Arc Kings Academy in Kings Norton 

20 Jul 17

Boy of 16 is due in court next month…


Rugby
The ten lowest-paying Birmingham schools for teachers according to Government data 

20 Jul 17

New figures from a government census of all teachers in England revealed the average teacher at Kings Norton was on 47,064…


News
Detectives appeal for witnesses following a serious collision in Northfield. 

20 Jul 17

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the regional Collision Investigation Unit, is appealing for witnesses to come forward following a collision in Northfield on Wednesday morning (19/07).


FixMyStreet
Rubbish bags, 20th July 

20 Jul 17

Piles of bags of rubbish left Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 50 Broad Meadow Lane, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Bins not emptied again, 19th July 

19 Jul 17

Bin collection overdue 2 weeks Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 42 Spiceland Road, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Graffiti on footpath, 19th July 

19 Jul 17

Graffiti on footpath opposite no 50/52 Spiceland Rd – please remove Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 54 Spiceland Road, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
#PositiveSWBrum Northfield couple celebrate 70 years of marriage! 

19 Jul 17

A Northfield couple are today celebrating an amazing 70 years of marriage!  Denis, 91, and Anne, 90, Cutler were married at St Laurence Church in Northfield on the 19th July 1947 aged just 21 and 20.


FixMyStreet
Bags, 19th July 

19 Jul 17

Piles of black bags left various parts of the road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 50 Broad Meadow Lane, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Young driver badly hurt in crash at ‘dangerous’ junction in Shenley Lane, Northfield 

19 Jul 17

Mum speaks of fears for Shenley Academy pupils…


Rugby
This artificial beach is opening in Birmingham 

19 Jul 17

Northfield Beach will open for the summer holidays hosting music and arts events…


Local news
Woman anaesthetised at the scene of Northfield crash after suffering serious head injury 

19 Jul 17

A woman had to be anaesthetised at the roadside after suffering serious injuries after a crash in Northfield.


Local news
Young woman seriously injured in Shenley Lane collision 

19 Jul 17

A woman in her 20s has been rushed to hospital this morning (Wednesday 19th July) after being anaesthetised at the scene of a serious collision in Shenley Fields.


Rugby
Shenley Lane in Northfield CLOSED after early-morning crash 

19 Jul 17

Woman trapped in car as fire crews and paramedics rush to the scene…


Local news
Lottery Fund to benefit Bartley Greeen 

19 Jul 17

Bartley Green’s Reach Out project is set to benefit from a street based youth worker who will help 11-19 year olds with an activity programme over the summer holiday period.


999
Police appeal for witnesses to Northfield collision 

19 Jul 17

Police are appealing for witnesses to this morning’s collision in Northfield (Wednesday 19 July) to come forward.


Local news
Northfield Beach is BACK! Here’s what’s on! 

18 Jul 17

Northfield Beach is back!…We can’t believe this is our 6th year of bringing our lovely beach to Northfield.


Local news
Kings Norton Park joins Birmingham’s list of Green Flag parks 

18 Jul 17

Kings Norton Park has joined Birmingham’s list of 17 Green Flag parks, being awarded the symbol of Britain’s best green spaces for the first time.


Local news
High Court injunctions prevent traveller encampments in 3 local parks 

18 Jul 17

Birmingham City Council has won two High Court injunctions preventing traveller encampments for two years on four public spaces in Birmingham, including 3 in the south west of the city.


FixMyStreet
Lamport not working, 18th July 

18 Jul 17

Lamport number 1 is not lighting up at night or daytime.


Council
Green Flag success for Birmingham parks and crematoria 

18 Jul 17

It’s official – Birmingham has 17 of Britain’s best green spaces.


Local news
No end to #BrumBins crisis as council withdraws from talks 

17 Jul 17

The Unite union have revised their strike plan for refuse collectors and accused Birmingham City Council of ‘game playing’ and seeking ‘conflict’ as the council withdraw from talks to resolve the issues surrounding current industrial action.


Rugby
How the decapitated body of Julian Sanders came to be found in a Birmingham park 

16 Jul 17

The body and severed head of the 20-year-old was found at Cofton Park, Longbridge 17 years ago…


FixMyStreet
Flytipping, 15th July 

15 Jul 17

Flytipping to be removed please Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 13 Taysfield Road, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped, 15th July 

15 Jul 17

Piles of black bags dumped along this road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Woodmeadow Road, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Jail for Selly Oak gorilla mask sex attacker 

14 Jul 17

A sex offender who preyed on young women in Selly Oak wearing a gorilla mask has been handed a lengthy jail sentence by Birmingham Crown Court today (Friday 14th July).


FixMyStreet
Flytipping on verge, 14th July 

14 Jul 17

Flytipping – originally 2 black bags / now 5 plus other waste accumulating Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 23 Merritts Hill, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Consistently outstanding IB results for King Edward’s School 

14 Jul 17

The sixth year of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma at King Edward’s School has produced another set of outstanding results.


Local news
Refuse collectors ramp up pressure as daily strikes begin 

14 Jul 17

From today (Friday 14th July), Birmingham City Council refuse collectors will strike for 2 hours EVERY week day, increasing the pressure on council bosses to reach a resolution with the Unite union.


Local news
Name for Northfield’s new community space unveiled! 

13 Jul 17

Thank you to all those who have made suggestions to name the new community hub coming to Northfield, or who have voted in our poll.


FixMyStreet
No bin Collection, 13th July 

13 Jul 17

No bin collection Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 140 Middlemore Road, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
The Weoley Castle Festival experience 

13 Jul 17

Article by Charlotte Jones – Aged 14 – Charlotte is working with B31 Voices as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.


Local news
Four teenagers arrested on suspicion of car-jacking in Birmingham 

13 Jul 17

Four teenagers have been arrested after a woman was car-jacked in Birmingham.


Local news
Teen carjacking suspects arrested in Northfield pursuit 

13 Jul 17

Four teenagers have been arrested following a pursuit in Northfield in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 13th July), after a woman in her 60s was the victim of a carjacking in Balsall Heath during the previous night.


FixMyStreet
Sofa and Bed Flytipped, 12th July 

12 Jul 17

There is a Sofa, Armchair, mattress and bed dumped on the grass in the location shown opposite Tomlan Road in west heath Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 190 Redhill Road, Northfield Report on…


Rugby
Police appeal after sisters ‘racially abused’ and ‘threatened by man with a dog’ on train 

12 Jul 17

British Transport Police said the siblings were travelling on board a train between Kings Norton and Redditch on Saturday…


Local news
Birmingham based charity aims to ease commuter stress 

11 Jul 17

Birmingham based charity, Birmingham Young Active Travel Trust, are welcoming applications from schools and other organisations with ideas on how to encourage parents and pupils to reduce school car journeys and use more sustainable means of …


Local news
Austin Rose – your new home from home 

11 Jul 17

This is a sponsored article What are you looking for when seeking high-quality care for yourself or for a loved one? Is it a home-from-home environment? Exceptional standards of evidence-based care within a modern facility? Perhaps it’s the …


Local news
Man suffers head injury in Rubery collision 

11 Jul 17

A man was taken to hospital after suffering a head injury when his car was in collision with another in Rubery yesterday evening (Monday 10th July).


FixMyStreet
Broken glass on road and pavement, 11th July 

11 Jul 17

There’s broken glass from people’s rubbish on the road and on the pavement next to the street light Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 58 Lazy Hill, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Longbridge Lane – Graffiti., 10th July 

10 Jul 17

The advertising stand has black graffiti on the front, the photo don’t show the graffiti but the board it’s on.


FixMyStreet
Bins, 7th July 

7 Jul 17

Bins not collected Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 138 Middlemore Road, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Bartley Green teen charged with murder of Alex Leonard 

7 Jul 17

A 16 year old lad has today (Friday 7th July) been charged with the murder of stabbing victim Alex Leonard.


Local news
What to do if your rubbish collection is missed 

7 Jul 17

Tips if your collection is missed: Report as a missed collection on your scheduled collection day only.


Local news
Industrial action sees hundreds of streets with missed rubbish collections 

7 Jul 17

As industrial action by Birmingham’s refuse collectors continues, hundreds of streets are being left with their rubbish collections being missed .


Local news
Fundraisers launched for Bartley Green stabbing victim 

6 Jul 17

Family and friends of the man who died as a result of a stabbing in Bartley Green on Monday (3rd July) have launched crowdfunding pages to help raise money for his funeral.


Local news
Three teens arrested in Cotteridge after woman assaulted in Stirchley carjacking 

6 Jul 17

West Midlands Police are investigating after making three arrests when a sports car was stolen from its owner by force in Stirchley last night.