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Three bikes stolen as lads threatened with knife in Longbridge 

20 Nov 17

Three young lads had their bikes stolen after being threatened by three older males – who they believed to have a knife – in Longbridge yesterday afternoon (Sunday 19th November).


Local news
Cruel, calculated con-woman caught and jailed 

19 Nov 17

A local con-women who tricked a vulnerable lady out of almost £2,000 was caught and jailed thanks to a West Midlands Police and members of the public partnership.


Local news
Christmas Toy Appeal supports children affected by domestic violence 

19 Nov 17

A Christmas Toy appeal has been launched to support local children and teenagers who have been – or are being – affected by domestic violence.


Local news
Man quickly brought to safety by police officers in M5 bridge incident 

18 Nov 17

West Midlands Police and West Mercia Police response officers have been praised for their brave, speedy and safe resolution of an incident on a bridge over the M5 yesterday evening (Friday 17th November) .


Local news
Child fortunately escapes serious injury in Harborne RTC 

17 Nov 17

A 12 year old school boy has been extremely lucky to avoid serious injury after a collision with a 4×4.


Local news
St. Modwen sells Longbridge housing land to Taylor Wimpey 

17 Nov 17

From St Modwen: National developer St.


Rugby
Watch: Thieves escape with £900 haul of Star Wars Lego in raid on Smyths toy shop in Longbridge 

16 Nov 17

Police investigating after the trio threatened a woman worker before escaping with 900-worth of blocks…


Local news
Police launch an investigation after 18 cars stolen from a car showroom 

16 Nov 17

West Midlands Police have launched an investigation after 18 cars were stolen from a car showroom in Kings Heath.


Rugby
£7m deal for Longbridge housing development 

16 Nov 17

St Modwen sells land overlooking Cofton Park to Taylor Wimpey…


Business
£7m deal for Longbridge housing development 

16 Nov 17

St Modwen sells land overlooking Cofton Park to Taylor Wimpey…


Local news
Kings Norton man jailed for raping teenage girl 

15 Nov 17

A man from the King Norton area of Birmingham has been jailed after he befriended a teenage girl before raping her.


News
Kings Norton man sentenced to six years imprisonment for raping a teenager.  

15 Nov 17

A man who befriended a teenage girl before raping her has been sentences to six year imprisonment Fesal Aidarus, aged 17 at the time, from Kings Norton, took advantage of the teen after meeting through a mutual friend one evening in October 2015.


Local news
Transport for West Midlands launch trial badge scheme for mothers-to-be 

14 Nov 17

Baby On Board badge launched for expecting mothers by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM).


Rugby
Gunmen hold up Lloyds Bank branch in Weoley Castle 

14 Nov 17

Raiders flee in van which escapes the wrong side of roundabout…


Local news
Would-be armed robbers leave Weoley Castle bank empty handed 

14 Nov 17

West Midlands Police are investigating after a group of armed men attempted to rob a Weoley Castle bank this morning (Tuesday 14th November) – only to leave empty handed.


FixMyStreet
Mattress fly tipped, 13th November 

13 Nov 17

Matress dumped in lane on blind bend Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 121 Merritts Hill, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
[Watch] South West Birmingham remembers 2017 

13 Nov 17

Many thanks to all who kindly shared their images of remembrance from Bartley Green, Longbridge, Kings Norton and Rubery.


Local news
Do you recognise these Toy store thieves? 

13 Nov 17

West Midlands Police would like to identify three men caught on CCTV who stole from a local store and threatened a female member of staff.


Local news
Over £9000 raised at Morrisons for Poppy Appeal 

13 Nov 17

Customers, staff and volunteers raised a momentous £9395.15 at Morrisons (Rubery) for this years Poppy Appeal.


Local news
Rubery supermarket relaunches with 1940s weekend 

13 Nov 17

A Rubery supermarket held a 1940s weekend for Remembrance Day and to relaunch after a major refit.


Local news
Bus evacuated as firework thrown through emergency exit 

10 Nov 17

Police are investigating after receiving a report that a firework had been thrown into a National Express West Midlands bus.


Local news
#PositiveSWBrum – Local college receives funding boost from Morrisons Foundation 

10 Nov 17

The Queen Alexandra College (QAC) in Quinton that supports people with disabilities, received a cheque for £17430 from the Morrisons Foundation yesterday (9th November) at the Rubery store.


Local news
Police officer cleared of any blame for tragic Bartley Green crash 

10 Nov 17

With a young, unqualified driver already serving a jail sentence, an independent investigation into a fatal collision in Bartley Green last year has cleared a police officer of any blame in relation to the accident.


FixMyStreet
Resurfacing, 10th November 

10 Nov 17

At the end of Birdie Close towards Alderney Gardens,Kings Norton, B38 on the footpath their has been some civil engineering work carried out.


Local news
Family pay tribute to “beloved” 5 year old tragically killed in Frankley Green crash 

9 Nov 17

The family of a 5 year old boy who died as a result of a collision in Frankley Green last weekend have paid tribute to their “beloved” boy.


Rugby
‘Shame on the council’ cry amid protests at day centre closure 

8 Nov 17

Council bosses face barrage of questions from disabled users of the Kings Norton day centre…


News
‘Shame on the council’ cry amid protests at day centre closure 

8 Nov 17

Council bosses face barrage of questions from disabled users of the Kings Norton day centre…


Local news
Object on overhead wires at Selly Oak causing delays to cross city line train services through Birmingham 

8 Nov 17

Passengers travelling on the cross city line through Birmingham are facing delays due to an object on overhead wires near Selly Oak.


FixMyStreet
14 black bags outside 91 Gregory avenue, weoley castle, 8th November 

8 Nov 17

This is an ongoing problem of black bags and other rubbish left on the pavement outside 91.


Local news
Trial of mobile app to book space at Longbridge Park and Ride – take part! 

8 Nov 17

A new parking trial at Longbridge Park Ride started this week as Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) continue to explore new ways of improving travel for commuters across the West Midlands.


Local news
Tramlines uncovered in Longbridge road works? 

7 Nov 17

Tramlines uncovered at Bristol Road South / Lickey Road Junction Photo by Richard Laundon Contractors working on the Longbridge road network say they have uncovered old tramlines while digging into the central reservations.


Local news
’tis the season for charity’s Jingle Bell Jog – Sign up NOW! 

7 Nov 17

A plethora of festive jolly joggers set to take over south Birmingham this Christmas in aid of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.


FixMyStreet
Pershore Road South – Pothole., 7th November 

7 Nov 17

There is a deep pothole by the entrance to Kings Norton park, it’s on the side heading towards Cotteridge.


News
Man sentenced to six years following a fatal collision in Selly Oak 

6 Nov 17

A speeding driver Luke Harrington, from Longbridge, has been sentenced to six years after being involved in a fatal collision in Selly Oak.


Rugby
Car overturns after crash outside Sainsbury’s in Sir Herbert Austin Way in Northfield 

6 Nov 17

Two people treated at the scene…


Rugby
Armed police storm music video shoot after witness thought she saw a man brandishing a MACHETE 

5 Nov 17

Starbucks customer spotted group of men in Northfield brandishing what they thought was a machete…


FixMyStreet
Piles of black bags, 5th November 

5 Nov 17

Piles and piles and piles of black bags it’s disgusting Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 167 Merritts Brook Lane, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Red Robbo 

4 Nov 17

The Longbridge union convenor, who has died aged 90, remains a controversial figure.


Blog feature
Friday Photo: The Black Horse Public House 

3 Nov 17

Today’s Friday photo is the Black Horse public house in Northfield.


FixMyStreet
2foot x 6ins x 4ins deep, 3rd November 

3 Nov 17

Pothole caused me to kerb my front nearside alloy wheel Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Wychall Road, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
More than 400 homes cut off after underground cable fire 

3 Nov 17

Flames shoot into the air in serious blaze in Northfield…


Blog comment
Working to rebuild and reuse the former home of George and Elizabeth Cadbury 

3 Nov 17

Bournville Village Trust has agreed to acquire and manage some of the 138 homes at the Manor House site, which is being developed by Crest Nicholson.


FixMyStreet
A clamped and dumped car., 2nd November 

2 Nov 17

A red car no doors at all all removed ready for kids to torch.


Local news
Local man arrested after “paedophile hunters” group post video 

2 Nov 17

A 37 year old local man has been arrested after video footage of him being challenged by a group of “paedophile hunters” was live streamed on Facebook on Tuesday evening (31st October).


Local news
Halloween ‘pranks’ go too far in Rednal and Rubery – car rolled in supermarket car park 

1 Nov 17

Hopefully a fun and peaceful Halloween was enjoyed by most across south west Birmingham last night – however residents in some areas reported incidents of unacceptable levels of anti-social behaviour.


Local news
Teen injured in Rednal disorder 

1 Nov 17

A 16 year old lad was injured during an incident at a Rednal pizza shop yesterday evening (Tuesday 31st October).


Rugby
Longbridge trade unionist ‘Red Robbo’ dies aged 90 

31 Oct 17

Derek Robinson is said to have led hundreds of walkouts from the British Leyland plant in south Birmingham during the 1970s…


Business
Longbridge trade unionist ‘Red Robbo’ dies aged 90 

31 Oct 17

Derek Robinson is said to have led hundreds of walkouts from the British Leyland plant in south Birmingham during the 1970s…


FixMyStreet
Low sensitivity traffic light sensor, 29th October 

29 Oct 17

Sensor for traffic light on Devon Way is not sensitive enough for motorbikes.


Local news
Northfield man in court over firearms charge 

27 Oct 17

A Northfield man has been before Birmingham Magistrates today (Friday 27th October) after being charged with a firearms offence by West Midlands Police.


Rugby
Police appeal after theft and criminal damage at Northfield pawnbroker 

27 Oct 17

The suspect entered the Abermale Bond shop at around 4pm on October 7 and asked to try on a gold bracelet and necklace…


Local news
Events: Have Your Say 

27 Oct 17

Local events for South West Birmingham, submitted by the community, curated by B31 Voices.


Blog comment
Cutting budgets, cutting corners and cutting services: Birmingham Council’s betrayal of disabled people 

25 Oct 17

The Council plans to close the Fairways Day Centre in Kings Norton.


Local news
Kings Norton Girls enjoy preview as South Birmingham band prepare for O2 Academy gig 

25 Oct 17

KIOKO (L-R) Ewan Whyte from Harborne (Trumpet,backing vocals) • Laurence Taylor from Kings Heath (Trumpet, Vocals) • Ben Torrens from Stirchley (Bass) • Jon Brown from Bournville (Lead guitar) • Josh Wilkinson from Harborne (Trombone) • …


Local news
Man pushes boy of bike and threatens with knife 

25 Oct 17

A West Midlands police seek information after a has his bike stolen one from him whilst at a local park.


Business
Top post: Mechatronic Solutions: Kings Norton Business Centre 

25 Oct 17

Most widely read post last month with American visitors again topping the list.


FixMyStreet
Dumped bing bags, 24th October 

24 Oct 17

Assorted bags of litter left out on the footpath.


Event
Haunted Halloween Craft, 27 Oct 2017 

24 Oct 17

27 Oct 2017 – Workshop at Weoley Castle (suitable for under 18s) Come along and make a scary Halloween puppet, scary spider or a creepy bat! There is also a tour of the ruins at 12.30pm and 1.45pm where you can learn some of the history and the …


Local news
Frankley school focus on road safety after Ormond Road accident 

23 Oct 17

A Frankley school has been focusing on road safety following a serious accident close to the school in August.


Local news
The Rise and Fall of Monyhull Hospital 

23 Oct 17

For nearly 1,000 years, Monyhull – the name probably refers to the hill it stands on – has been a prominent place for the community around it.