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Local Election 2018 | 500 Words: Phil Simpson – Green Party – Harborne 

21 Apr 18

As part of our 2018 Local Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in 16 wards across South West Birmingham, asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


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Local Election 2018 | 500 Words: Joanne Shemmans – Labour – Bartley Green 

21 Apr 18

As part of our 2018 Local Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in 16 wards across South West Birmingham, asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


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Local Election 2018 | 500 Words: Alex Aitken – Labour – Kings Norton North 

21 Apr 18

As part of our 2018 Local Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in 16 wards across South West Birmingham, asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


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Local Election 2018 | 500 Words: Deirdre Alden – Conservative – Edgbaston 

20 Apr 18

As part of our 2018 Local Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in 16 wards across South West Birmingham, asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


Local news
Bournville Park collection brings out the best! 

20 Apr 18

From B30 Foodbank Our volunteer, Linda, organised a second special collection in Bournville Park this week, timed to meet patterns and children on their way to and from school.


Local news
Acorns Children’s Hospice Wins Prestigious Birmingham Chamber Award 

20 Apr 18

Acorns Children’s Hospice has been recognised for its vital work in the region by the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce .


Local news
Frankley school pupils safeguarded in school lockdown 

20 Apr 18

Pupils at a Frankley school were kept in classrooms this afternoon (Friday 20th April) to ensure their safety.


Blog feature
Friday Photo: Hollymoor Hospital Water Tower 

20 Apr 18

Today’s Friday photo is the Grade II listed Hollymoor Hospital water tower, a really interesting building located to the south of Birmingham in Northfield.


Local news
Local Election 2018 | 500 Words: Tristan Chatfield – Labour – Weoley & Selly Oak ward 

20 Apr 18

As part of our 2018 Local Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in 16 wards across South West Birmingham, asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


Rugby
More rail misery as Cross City Line passengers face rush hour delays 

20 Apr 18

Commuters between Longbridge and New Street faced problems because of signalling fault at Selly Oak…


FixMyStreet
Potholes, 19th April 

19 Apr 18

Potholes 10-15cm deep Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 456 Redhill Road, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
New potholes, 19th April 

19 Apr 18

Potholes 10-15cm deep Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 452 Redhill Road, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Local Election 2018 | 500 Words: Paul Preston – Labour – Bartley Green 

19 Apr 18

As part of our 2018 Local Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in 16 wards across South West Birmingham, asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


News
Member of Frankley Killers gang jailed for organising hit on rival’s house 

19 Apr 18

Jamie Wood did not pull the trigger but ‘orchestrated’ the attack in Coriander Close, Northfield…


Rugby
Terrifying moment gangster blasts a sawn-off shotgun at a house in Northfield 

19 Apr 18

Jamie Wood – linked to the Frankley Killers gang- sits in his getaway car and filmed the firearm discharge…


Rugby
Digbeth Dining Club moves to Longbridge 

19 Apr 18

There’s a new monthly food fair at St.


Local news
[VIDEO] Northfield man jailed after filming shotgun discharge outside gang rival’s home 

19 Apr 18

As West Midlands Police continue to tackle gang violence in Birmingham, a Northfield man has been jailed for his part in an incident which saw shots fired at a home, after investigators found video footage on his mobile phone.


Rugby
Next phase of Longbridge regeneration revealed 

19 Apr 18

St Modwen plans to build for new units aimed at industrial units…


Local news
Councillor organises Community Safety Day for Frankley school children and community 

18 Apr 18

A local councillor has set up a Community Safety Day for school children and residents in Frankley this Friday (20th April).


FixMyStreet
Mud and debris, 18th April 

18 Apr 18

Devolper leaving mud all over low hill lane with a pathetic attempt of a road sweeper…


Local news
Local Election 2018 questions: New wards, new councillors, your vote 

18 Apr 18

On Thursday 3rd May, all 101 seats across Birmingham City Council’s 69 new wards will be up for grabs in an all-out local election.


Local news
Local Election 2018 | 500 Words: James Whorwood – LibDem – Longbridge & West Heath 

17 Apr 18

As part of our 2018 Local Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in 16 wards across South West Birmingham, asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


Local news
MISSING: Philip Stephen Hunt – Bartley Green 

17 Apr 18

Phillip was last seen by his sister at 6pm on Saturday (14 April).


Rugby
Drugs gang smashed after Kings Norton ringleader hid loaded revolver inside child’s Wendy House 

15 Apr 18

Police also uncovered crack cocaine and heroin with a street value of 10,000 when they raided the home of Mustafa Ali…


Local news
Motorcyclist seriously injured Rubery accident 

15 Apr 18

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital following an accident in Rubery yesterday evening (Saturday 14th April).


FixMyStreet
Rocks on grass., 15th April 

15 Apr 18

Someone has put a row of rocks on the edge of the grass verge it looks unsightly should not be there and will obstruct grass cutters.


Rugby
Fears 19th century Kings Norton pub The Navigation Inn will never re-open 

15 Apr 18

The Navigation Inn, which dates back to the 19th century, closed recently to the heartbreak of regulars…


FixMyStreet
One single mattress and bed base, 14th April 

14 Apr 18

Someone as dumped the above items blocking the footpath.


Local news
Police investigate after stabbing at West Heath pub 

14 Apr 18

West Midlands Police have confirmed that they are investigating a stabbing in a West Heath pub last night (Friday 13th April).


FixMyStreet
Pedestrian crossing – no lights working, 14th April 

14 Apr 18

None of the lights at the pedestrian crossing are working Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 52 Church Road, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Green light not working, 14th April 

14 Apr 18

Green light not working at busy junction Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 7 Ulwine Drive, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
#PositiveSWBrum Commonwealth Games handover – Meet Northfield’s Matthew Lambden 

14 Apr 18

Meet Matthew Lambden from Northfield.


Local news
Artists prepare to showcase our city to the world at Commonwealth Games handover 

14 Apr 18

Artists are preparing to showcase our city to an estimated 1 billion people across the globe as Birmingham accepts the Commonwealth Flag from the Gold Coast at the handover ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Sunday (15th April).


Local news
Plans to rebuild a Frankley junior school submitted for council approval 

13 Apr 18

The Department for Education’s Education and Skills Funding Authority (ESFA) has submitted plans to rebuild a Frankley junior school to Birmingham City Council for approval.


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.


Local news
Birmingham to host Westfield Health Transplant Games: Volunteers wanted 

13 Apr 18

Birmingham will host the 41st edition of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games from Thursday 2nd August to Sunday 5th August 2018.


Local news
**Changes to Pride of Longbridge event** : Cofton Park unusable due to weather 

13 Apr 18

In a rare move, the wet conditions in Cofton Park have forced organisers to make changes to this year’s Pride of Longbridge event.


Rugby
Guns and drugs seized in early morning raid on Kings Norton home 

13 Apr 18

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in Walkers Heath…


Local news
#SWBrumNomNomNom: Birmingham’s tastiest fun run comes to Cannon Hill Park 

12 Apr 18

Cannon Hill Park will be the venue for the greatest (probably!) 5K fun run ever, to help raise vital funds for a local hospice.


Local news
Candidates announced with all seats in new wards up for grabs in ‘all-out’ local election 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for May’s local election have been announced this week, with all 101 seats across Birmingham City Council’s 69 new wards up for grabs.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Weoley & Selly Oak Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Weoley Selly Oak Ward TWO  candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


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Local Election 2018: Candidates: Stirchley Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Stirchley Ward ONE  candidate to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


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Local Election 2018: Candidates: Rubery & Rednal Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Rubery Rednal Ward ONE  candidate to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Kings Norton North Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Kings Norton North Ward ONE  candidate to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Harborne Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Harborne Ward TWO  candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


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Local Election 2018: Candidates: Frankley Great Park Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Frankley Great Park Ward ONE  candidate to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Druids Heath and Monyhull Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Druids Heath and Monyhull Ward ONE  candidate to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
Man suffers minor stab injury in hospital car park dispute 

12 Apr 18

West Midlands Police are investigating after a man suffered a minor stab injury in what they believe to be an isolated incident in the car park of a South Birmingham hospital this morning (Thursday 12th April).


FixMyStreet
A bit antisocial, 12th April 

12 Apr 18

Double yellow lines Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1853-1855 Pershore Road, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Bournville and Cotteridge Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Bournville and Cotteridge Ward TWO candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
MISSING: Eliza Alam – 13 – Halesowen 

12 Apr 18

West Midlands Police are seeking a 13 year old girl who has been missing from her Halesowen home since the early hours of this morning (Thursday 12th April).


Local news
Football club asks locals to donate used trainers to help city’s homeless 

12 Apr 18

A football club is asking locals to donate their used trainers to help Birmingham’s homeless population.


Local news
Planning sought for first units on West Works in hope of bringing more jobs to Longbridge 

11 Apr 18

A planning application has been submitted for four large business units on the site of the former West Works at Longbridge.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Bournbrook and Selly Park Ward 

11 Apr 18

Candidates for Bournbrook and Selly Park Ward TWO candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


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Local Election 2018: Candidates: Bartley Green Ward 

11 Apr 18

Candidates for Bartley Green Ward TWO candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Local news
Local Election 2018: Candidates: Allen’s Cross Ward 

11 Apr 18

Candidates for Allen’s Cross Ward ONE candidate to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


Rugby
Vehicle driven into Northfield CEX store in attempted ram raid 

11 Apr 18

Police are investigating and appealing for information following incident on Bristol Road South…


Local news
Failed ram raid attempt at Northfield high street store 

10 Apr 18

Would-be ram raiders made a failed attempt to access the CEX store in Northfield high street in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 10th March).


Local news
M5 closed as police appeal for witnesses to fatal collision 

10 Apr 18

The northbound carriageway of the M5 motorway remained closed this morning (Tuesday 10th April) after a woman was sadly killed in a two vehicle collision in the early hours.


Local news
Police investigate possible link between stabbing and Rednal vehicle attack 

9 Apr 18

West Midlands Police are investigating a possible link between two incidents in South Birmingham on Sunday evening (8th April).