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Local news
Van driver in serious condition after vehicle crashes into Halesowen home 

22 Jan 18

A van driver was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after his vehicle crashed into a Halesowen home this morning (Monday 22nd January).


Local news
Northfield rapist jailed for 15 years 

22 Jan 18

A man accused of raping and assaulting a woman has been jailed for 15 years .


Local news
Northfield man jailed for 15 years on rape and sexual assault charges 

22 Jan 18

A 38 year old man from Northfield has been jailed for 15 years after he repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted a woman over a 2 and a half year period.


Local news
#B31JustRead: Shocked office worker finds ‘deadly Brazilian wandering spider in his Asda bananas’ 

20 Jan 18

We Just Read….


Local news
Lucky escape for driver after car overturns in Barnes Hill collision 

19 Jan 18

A driver suffered relatively minor injuries after their car collided with a lamppost and overturned in Barnes Hill this afternoon (Friday 19th January).


Local news
Teenagers attempt to steal mobile phone from 11 year old boy 

19 Jan 18

West Midlands Police are investigating a report of an attempted robbery in Northfield on Wednesday 17th January, when two teenagers tried to steal a mobile phone from an 11 year old boy.


Local news
Demolition of arson damaged former golf clubhouse APPROVED 

18 Jan 18

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee has today (Thursday 18th January) approved an application from developers for permission to demolish the clubhouse building on the site of a former Northfield golf club.


Local news
Local school host Christmas dinner for elderly and homeless 

17 Jan 18

On the 3rd January, Bellfield Junior School opened its doors to some of the communities elderly and homeless for a festive treat.


Local news
[Watch] Firefighters tackle blaze as car set alight in Northfield park 

17 Jan 18

Firefighters from Northfield fire station quickly extinguished a car fire – believed to be a Nissan Micra – after it was set alight in a park in Northfield this evening (Wednesday 17th January).


FixMyStreet
Grafitti, 16th January 

16 Jan 18

Grafitti on wall with explicit language and gang references.


FixMyStreet
2 lights not working one is flashing on and off, 13th January 

13 Jan 18

It’s bin like this for 3 weeks Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 53 The Fairway, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Local brain injury charity seeks Bags of Help to improve Rubery rehab centre garden 

13 Jan 18

Headway’s courtyard garden in need of some raised planters, compost and flowers.


Local news
Police investigate early morning muggings in Frankley 

12 Jan 18

West Midlands Police are investigating after two people – a woman and a 13 year old girl – were mugged for cash and personal belongings in Frankley early this morning (Friday 12th January).


FixMyStreet
Lighting not working, 12th January 

12 Jan 18

The street light is not working on footpath between manderville house and risborough house.


FixMyStreet
Street ligh not working, 12th January 

12 Jan 18

New street light not working.


Local news
Foodbank asks local businesses for support as demand rises 

11 Jan 18

Organisers at a local foodbank are asking small businesses across South West Birmingham to show their support as part of a new “Ton Up for B30 Foodbank” campaign to prepare for a predicted increase in demand.


News
Officers launch appeal following a serious hit and run in Kings Norton 

11 Jan 18

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Collision Investigation Unit at West Midlands Police, has launched an appeal for information after a hit-and-run collision in Kings Norton which left a motorcyclist seriously injured.


Local news
Armed police respond to sighting of wanted man in Frankley 

11 Jan 18

A number of Frankley residents contacted us yesterday (Wednesday 10th January) after witnessing a police presence – including armed response officers – in Fisher Close in Frankley.


Rugby
Police hunt hit-and-run BMW driver after motorcyclist left critical in Kings Norton crash 

11 Jan 18

West Midlands Police have released an appeal after RTC on Redditch Road on Tuesday…


Local news
CCTV: Appeal after serious hit-and-run collision in Kings Norton 

10 Jan 18

Police are appealing for information after a hit-and-run collision in Kings Norton which left a motorcyclist seriously injured.


Local news
Police release CCTV of BMW after motorcyclist seriously injured in hit and run 

10 Jan 18

West Midlands Police are appealing for information after a motorcyclist suffered life threatening injuries in a hit and run collision involving a car in Kings Norton yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 9th January).


Local news
Police investigate armed robberies at two Frankley stores 

10 Jan 18

West Midlands Police are investigating after two shops in Frankley were subject to early morning armed robberies this week.


Local news
Motorcyclist seriously injured in Redditch Road RTC 

9 Jan 18

A man has been given advanced trauma care by ambulance staff this afternoon following a road traffic collision.


Rugby
Motorcyclist seriously injured after collision with car in Kings Norton 

9 Jan 18

Redditch Road is blocked off in both directions following the serious RTC…


Local news
Motorcyclist seriously injured in Kings Norton collision 

9 Jan 18

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a collision involving a car in Kings Norton this afternoon (Tuesday 9th January).


Local news
Rubery Post Office remains closed due to ‘technical issues’ 

9 Jan 18

Rubery Post Office remains closed today due to ongoing ‘technical issues’ which remain unresolved.


Local news
Have Your Say: Developers submit THIRD application for Waseley Hills Crematorium 

8 Jan 18

Developers of the planned Waseley Hills Cemetery have submitted plans to Bromsgrove District Council in a third attempt to get permission for a crematorium at the Rubery green belt site – despite having had a previous appeal quashed by the …


Local news
Behind the Gates of Monyhull Hospital 

8 Jan 18

For 90 years, Monyhull in Kings Norton was an asylum for people with what nowadays is called a learning disability.


Rugby
Never too late to find right path with Bournville College – here’s why 

8 Jan 18

Bryn Evans from Northfield is an inspiration to all adults wanting to change their careers.


FixMyStreet
Missed recycling collections, 7th January 

7 Jan 18

Missed recycling collection from Thursday Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 119 Middlemore Road, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Alabama Foot Rot: Advice for dog owners 

5 Jan 18

There have been several posts on social media warning of a potential outbreak of ‘Alabama Foot Rot’ – a disease which can be difficult to identify and treat.


Local news
Man assaulted in West Heath car-jacking 

5 Jan 18

A man in his 60s was assaulted when another man stole his car in West Heath this lunchtime (Friday 5th January).


Local news
Body sadly found as police search for missing Frankley woman 

5 Jan 18

West Midlands Police have confirmed that officers searching for a missing Frankley woman have discovered a body in local woodland in the early hours of this morning (Friday 5th January).


FixMyStreet
Flytipping, 5th January 

5 Jan 18

Outside 37/39 meadowsweet avenue kings Norton b38 9qw since December 26th Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 8 Rosebay Avenue, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Four in hospital after stolen car collides in Cotteridge 

4 Jan 18

Four people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after the car they were travelling in collided with a building in Cotteridge in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 4th January).


FixMyStreet
Bad road surface, 3rd January 

3 Jan 18

Numerous deep potholes.


Local news
Home starter items for homeless & vulnerable stolen as local charity suffers break in 

3 Jan 18

Workers at a Rednal charity have returned to work today ready to reopen and continue their work supporting individuals and families in need in South Birmingham – only to discover their premises has been broken into.


Local news
Council update statement regarding the latest missed bin collections 

3 Jan 18

Birmingham City Council release an updated (3rd Jan) statement regarding the missed bin collections in parts of Birmingham in recent weeks.


Local news
In pictures: M5 CLOSED at Lydiate Ash after serious lorry fire 

3 Jan 18

The M5 was closed at Junction 4 Lydiate Ash this afternoon following a serious lorry fire after the vehicle overturned.


Local news
Man arrested after determined police pursuit following Northfield car robbery 

3 Jan 18

Determined West Midlands Police officers pursued and quickly arrested a man yesterday (Tuesday 2nd January) after a car was stolen from a woman at knifepoint in Northfield.


Local news
Man arrested after Rednal incident 

3 Jan 18

A 37 year old man has been arrested following a domestic incident in Rednal yesterday evening (Tuesday 2nd January).


Local news
Police seek man after failure to attend court on assault charges 

3 Jan 18

A man who failed to appear at Redditch Magistrates Court in November is being sought by West Mercia Police.


FixMyStreet
Vardon Way – Potholes Forming., 2nd January 

2 Jan 18

Vardon Way has new pothole forming in the middle of the road where the Streetview photo is taken.


Local news
Man arrested after reports of shot fired in Northfield street 

1 Jan 18

A Northfield street was cordoned off yesterday after police received a 999 call reporting a suspected gun shot.


Local news
Two arrests and gun recovered after shot fired in Northfield street 

30 Dec 17

West Midlands Police have arrested two men and recovered a sawn-off shotgun after a car window was shot out in a Northfield street in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 30th December).


News
Two men arrested and shotgun recovered after an incident in Northfield. 

30 Dec 17

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a sawn-off shotgun after a car window was shot through in Northfield.


FixMyStreet
Longbridge Lane – More Deep Potholes., 29th December 

29 Dec 17

The streetview photos show a continuation of the potholes, first photo is towards the train station, there is a very deep pothole outside the maisonettes, the second photo is found heading towards Coombes Lane and Turves Green Road, near the…


FixMyStreet
Longbridge Lane – Bad Potholes., 29th December 

29 Dec 17

The bus stops on Longbridge Lane have very deep potholes now, the one opposite the train station along with a sunken manhole cover and also the bus terminus just past Central Avenue and the Service Road, the third photo shows potholes on the…


FixMyStreet
Pershore Road South – Layby Bus Stop Potholes., 29th December 

29 Dec 17

The 3 street view photos attached show where potholes previously reported still remain, first photo is the lay by bus stops heading towards Cotteridge shops on Kings Norton Train Station entrance side has a manhole but the Road surface around…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish repeatedly not taken, 29th December 

29 Dec 17

Rubbish is repeatedly not taken, rubbish bags piling up and vermin scattering bags Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 44 Grange Farm Drive, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Council haven’t collected refuse since dec 5th 3017, 29th December 

29 Dec 17

For almost a month we have had no refuse collection and the council just keep getting further and further behind Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 212 Green Meadow Road, Weoley Castle Report on…


Local news
#BrumBins: Council apologise for missed collections 

29 Dec 17

Birmingham City Council have apologised for missed refuse collections due to adverse weather conditions and asked residents to continue to report missed collections and to leave bins out until cleared.


Rugby
Man found dead in grounds of Longbridge Social Club 

28 Dec 17

Venue sealed off and police at the scene…


Local news
Police investigate after man’s body sadly found in social club car park 

28 Dec 17

West Midlands Police were called to Longbridge Social Club body of a 62 year old man was found outside last night.


News
Man’s body discovered at Longbridge Social Club 

28 Dec 17

Police have cordoned off Longbridge Social Club on Bristol Road after a body of a man was discovered at the facility.


FixMyStreet
Car abandoned on corner, 26th December 

26 Dec 17

Car half on and half off road, difficult to see up road when coming out of Meadowsweet Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 132 Meadowsweet Avenue, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Record turnout for charity’s Jingle Bell Jog 

24 Dec 17

Birmingham St Mary’s Jingle Bell Jog had 700 Santas taking part in the festive fundraiser – smashing last year’s numbers by more than 200 participants.


Rugby
Schoolboy charged over teen stabbing in Staple Lodge Road, Northfield 

23 Dec 17

Fifteen-year-old due before magistrates on Boxing Day…


Business
West Midlands Mayor opens new retirement village 

23 Dec 17

Longbridge Retirement Village is on the site of the former Austin/Rover car factory where some of the residents used to work.


Local news
Staple Lodge stabbing: 15 year old arrested on suspicion of attempted murder 

22 Dec 17

A 15 year old boy has been arrested today as West Midlands Police officers continue to investigate a serious stabbing in West Heath on Wednesday evening (20th December) in which an 18 year old man was seriously injured.