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FixMyStreet
Road subsiding by house 72, 25th September 

25 Sep 17

The road is sinking by house 72 right on road where it says slow Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 67 Woodland Road, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
When will your #BrumBins be emptied? 

25 Sep 17

With a pause in industrial action pending a High Court trial later this year, Birmingham City Council are attempting to catch up with refuse collections.


Blog comment
Birmingham Northfield MP wins national road safety award 

25 Sep 17

Accolade honours longstanding commitment to safe vehicle development.


Local news
Charity gets sporty 

23 Sep 17

Clients of Headway Birmingham and Solihull, based in Rednal, recently enjoyed their first triathlon and received medals for their efforts.


Rugby
Tributes paid to ‘lovely lad Ashley Hall’ after body found in Kings Norton 

21 Sep 17

Much-loved 24-year-old was last seen on Tuesday…


Local news
Body sadly found in search for missing Walkers Heath man 

21 Sep 17

West Midlands Police have confirmed that a body was found yesterday (Wednesday 20th September) in Kings Norton in the search for 24 year old Ashley Hall from Walkers Heath, who had been missing since Tuesday.


Local news
Police appeal after reports of gun shots fired in Kings Norton street 

21 Sep 17

West Midlands Police are reporting after reports that shots were fired in a Kings Norton street early yesterday evening (Wednesday 20th September).


Rugby
Body found in search for missing Birmingham man Ashley Hall 

21 Sep 17

Body believed to be of missing man Ashley Hall has been found in Kings Norton…


Local news
Family fun for all as Longbridge hosts first harvest festival 

20 Sep 17

From Longbridge Life: Longbridge will host its inaugural Harvest Festival, on Saturday 23 rd September, thanks to support from St.


Business
Retirement Village opens at Longbridge 

20 Sep 17

Charity expand operations onto former car factory site.


Local news
#B31JustRead: Duo from Northfield and Frankley amongst gang jailed for people smuggling 

19 Sep 17

We Just Read….


Rugby
Martial arts expert who took on two men ‘had car keys snatched’ 

19 Sep 17

New information emerges on attack in Northfield street which was caught on camera…


Rugby
Watch: Two take on martial arts expert in road rage confrontation 

18 Sep 17

Pair get more than they bargained for in Northfield street fight outside McDonald’s…


Local news
[VIDEO] Showing of horror film IT paused at Rubery cinema – as room fills with the stench of fear! 

18 Sep 17

A showing of a new horror film was paused at Empire Cinema Great Park over the weekend as the theatre was filled with a pungent smell! Filmgoers watching Stephen King’s IT had an expected – and in some cases very welcome – loo break as staff …


Local news
#B31JustRead: Paddy Power offers 66/1 on Ugo Ehiogu replacing Redknapp 

18 Sep 17

We Just Read….


Local news
[VIDEO] Fire crews rescue and revive puppy after Druids Heath flat fire 

18 Sep 17

Firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service have used brand new animal oxygen therapy equipment to revive a puppy rescued from a flat fire in Druids Heath this morning.


Local news
Local history: Project to record heritage of Monyhull Hospital – can you help? 

16 Sep 17

Local charity CASBA are seeking people with experiences of living or working in or near Monyhull Hospital for an exciting project to record the changes brought about by its closure in the late 1990s.


Rugby
Watch: Injured man speaks out amid claims he was ‘mauled’ by police dog 

16 Sep 17

Andy Cash spoke of his injuries days after horrifying footage emerged of the attack in Northfield…


Local news
Weoley man to CRAWL up Mount Snowdon to support South Brum hospice 

16 Sep 17

A Weoley Castle man is set to crawl up Mount Snowdon to raise funds to support a local hospice – and this isn’t the first time! Mick (right) and his brother Adam Father of three Michael Carruthers, 41, first scaled the 1085 metre (3560 feet) high…


Local news
Child in Year 6? List of Secondary School Open Events in South West Birmingham 

15 Sep 17

If you have a child currently in Year 6, you need to be looking at secondary schools for September 2018.


Local news
Three teens charged with Tessall Lane stabbing 

15 Sep 17

West Midlands Police have confirmed that three teenagers have been charged in relation to the stabbing of another teen in Longbridge on Wednesday (13th September).


Local news
Over 200 professionals race to end youth homelessness at first ever LandAid Midlands 10K 

14 Sep 17

Article from Longbridge Life – St Modwen Thursday 14 September 2017 – Over 200 professionals from across the property and construction sectors raced to end youth homelessness at yesterday’s inaugural LandAid Midlands 10K sponsored by St.


FixMyStreet
Dumped settee and chairs, 13th September 

13 Sep 17

Settee and armchairs dumped on the pavement.


Rugby
Four teenagers arrested after man stabbed in leg in Longbridge 

13 Sep 17

Victim taken to hospital after incident in Tessall Lane…


News
Four teens arrested after a stabbing in Longbridge. 

13 Sep 17

Emergency services were dispatched to the JobCentre Plus on Bristol Road South, at around 11AM this morning, after being called by staff.


Local news
Lottery players help local charity 

13 Sep 17

A local brain injury charity is able to provide more for its clients thanks to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.


Local news
Four teens arrested after man stabbed in Tessall Lane, Longbridge 

13 Sep 17

Four teenagers have been arrested in Longbridge town centre this afternoon (Wednesday 13th September) after a teenager suffered stab injuries during an incident in Tessall Lane behind Longbridge Station.


FixMyStreet
Dumped bags, 13th September 

13 Sep 17

Dumped rubbish bags Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 194 Hole Lane, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Man targeted with pellet gun after van crash in Northfield 

12 Sep 17

Officers called after disorder broke out following collision in Trescott Road…


Local news
Golf club responds to Traveller trespass accusations 

12 Sep 17

North Worcestershire Golf Club Statement in its entirety The North Worcestershire Golf Club Ltd Frankley Beeches Road Northfield, A short history of the Golf Club – Some facts To clear up some of the incorrect statements being made on social media.


Local news
Man arrested after pellet gun fired in Trescott Road disorder 

12 Sep 17

A man was arrested after a disorder closed off a Northfield street on Sunday evening (10th September).


Local news
Council leader resigns – John Clancy under pressure over #BrumBins 

11 Sep 17

The Leader of Birmingham City Council John Clancy has today resigned, with immediate effect, under growing pressure regarding his handling of the refuse workers’ strike.


FixMyStreet
Council van parked on double yellows whilst in ladbrokes betting shop, 11th September 

11 Sep 17

A council vehicle parked on double yellows blocking the view from incoming traffic whilst in a betting shop for over 15-20mins Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 120 Sir Hiltons Road, Northfield…


Rugby
Huge delays on Bristol Road South in Northfield after crash 

11 Sep 17

Bristol Road South is partially blocked…


FixMyStreet
No rubbish or recycling collected, 11th September 

11 Sep 17

There’s been no refuse collection again Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 129 West Heath Road, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Frankley Street Champions star on BBC show 

11 Sep 17

Dom Littlewood A group of dedicated volunteers who work hard keeping the streets and public spaces of Frankley clean have featured on a BBC One show this morning (Monday 11th September).


Local news
Girl approached by men on way home from school 

11 Sep 17

West Midlands Police were alerted after a school girl was approached by two white men in a small blue car with tinted windows just after 3.30pm on Friday 8th September on Holly Hill Road in Frankley.


FixMyStreet
Black bags dumped, 11th September 

11 Sep 17

Pile of black bags left Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 161 Weoley Castle Road, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped clothes, 10th September 

10 Sep 17

A bag of clothes has been dumped in the alley between northfield road and Fredas Grove Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 79 Fredas Grove, Harborne Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Doors opened to new homes in Longbridge 

10 Sep 17

From St Modwen Homes: Award-winning housebuilder, St.


Local news
Active Citizens invited to World Café events: help improve YOUR community 

9 Sep 17

West Midlands Police are inviting individuals and community groups to special local events to help improve communities across South West Birmingham.


Local news
Frankley Carnival 2017 is here! 

8 Sep 17

This Saturday (9th September) sees the return of Frankley Carnival with fun, games, entertainment and more for all ages.


Local news
Northfield apprentice tops regional competition 

8 Sep 17

A Northfield man has come first in a regional competition to recognise the best apprentice carpenters and joiners in the West Midlands.


Local news
[VIDEO] Information appeal as dog abandoned in RSPCA car park 

7 Sep 17

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was abandoned in the car park of their Birmingham Animal Centre in Frankley Green.


Rugby
Watch: Man ‘mutilated’ by police dog after travellers pitch up at old North Worcestershire Golf Course in Northfield 

7 Sep 17

Officers were investigating the alleged theft of roof tiles…


Local news
Man in hospital after being bitten by police dog during incident at Northfield golf club 

7 Sep 17

The police watchdog has been asked to assess the conduct of a dog handler after a video of an incident at a former Northfield golf course on Monday (4th September) was posted on Facebook and viewed millions of times.


Local news
Kings Norton distraction burglar jailed for duping pensioners 

7 Sep 17

A prolific burglar who posed as a police officer to trick his way into victims’ homes has been jailed for more than nine years after he was tracked down by West Midlands Police.


Local news
Jail for Kings Norton distraction burglar who targeted elderly victims across the country 

6 Sep 17

A distraction burglar from Kings Norton – who targeted elderly victims across the Midlands and beyond – has been jailed by Birmingham Crown Court this week.


Local news
Destination Longbridge for holiday giant 

5 Sep 17

One of the worlds most trusted and well known holiday providers are set to open for business at a new premises on the Longbridge development.


Local news
Match Report: West Heath Hayes FC V FC Stratford Saturday 2nd September 

5 Sep 17

Our opening game of the season, at South Bromsgrove High School was met with sunshine and a very warm day.


Blog feature
Rainbow Ramble – Nailing Northfield – Saturday 7th October 

5 Sep 17

Rainbow Ramble – Nailing Northfield – Saturday 7th October Join Ann and Mary, our guides, on this 4 mile walk through old Northfield village, a national conservation area where the Saxons walked before us and which was mentioned in the Domesday …


Local news
#B31JustRead: Teen’s charity Zumbathon at Bournville College raises £180 for Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer 

4 Sep 17

We Just Read….


Local news
Weoley Hill Post Office to remain after consultation 

4 Sep 17

Following a public consultation, it has been decided that Weoley Hill Post Office will remain in its current location.


Local news
Travellers access former Northfield golf course days after permission for housing development refused 

3 Sep 17

Travellers have moved onto a former golf course in Northfield, just days after developers were refused planning permission for a major housing development.


FixMyStreet
Litter strewn all over grass verges, 2nd September 

2 Sep 17

There is an excess of litter strewn all over the grass verges on the side of the road heading towards Kings Norton Green Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Rednal Road, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
City Centre flash mob dance celebrates merger of two major colleges 

1 Sep 17

Waheyyy Thanks to @southandcitycol we now have the Friday feeling at New St! #FriYAY ^EK pic.


Local news
#BrumBins strike back on as redundancy notices issued 

1 Sep 17

Birmingham’s refuse collectors are back on strike today after  Birmingham City Council announced yesterday (Thursday 31st August) that it was to go ahead with plans to change the current Grade 3 Leading Hand refuse collector role to a Grade 2 …


Rugby
Suspect wanted in connection with takeaway murder is arrested 

1 Sep 17

Niron Parker-Lee.


Local news
Murder suspect arrested in Northfield after evading police for 11 months 

31 Aug 17

A man wanted for murder after a stabbing in Brierley Hill has been arrested in Northfield after evading police for 11 months.


Local news
#BrumBins Council to go ahead with refuse collector redundancies 

31 Aug 17

Birmingham City Council has this evening (Thursday 31st August) announced that it will go ahead with plans to change the current Grade 3 Leading Hand refuse collector role to a Grade 2 position, making those currently in the role redundant.