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Car crashes after dramatic police pursuit through city streets 

18 Jun 18

Police helicopter, stinger and police dogs were all used in Kings Norton and Northfield after a busy night of crime…


Local news
Police seek injured man after stolen car smashes into metal fence in Rednal street 

16 Jun 18

Police are seeking a man who was injured when the stolen car he was driving smashed into a lamppost and a metal fence in a Rednal street this afternoon (Saturday 16th June).


FixMyStreet
Broken Barrier, 16th June 

16 Jun 18

Residents are complaining this has not been fixed and been broken a while.


Local news
Giant inflatable obstacle course returns to Cofton Park this weekend 

15 Jun 18

A giant inflatable obstacle course is set to return to Cofton Park this weekend!  The Gung-Ho! obstacle course provides a unique 5K fun run or fun walk experience for participants of all ages and abilities.


Rugby
Two men arrested after early morning police car chase 

15 Jun 18

The driver and a passenger were arrested when police stopped them in Kings Norton…


Local news
Temporary telecoms mast erected on former golf course as government mull over developers’ appeal 

14 Jun 18

Residents who live close to a former golf course in Northfield contacted B31 Voices last week when they were concerned to see a 20ft tall metal telecoms mast being put up on the site (Thursday 7th June).


Rugby
Police appeal after boy, 14, knocked off his bike by BMW in Kings Norton 

14 Jun 18

The BMW driver leaned out of the window and asked the boy if he was ok after the accident and then drove off…


Local news
Police seek man in relation to burglary 

14 Jun 18

West Midlands Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a burglary in Birmingham last month.


Local news
Staff members ‘kicked and punched’ by knife-wielding robbers in Turves Green store 

14 Jun 18

Two staff members were assaulted when knife-wielding robbers struck at a Northfield convenience store late yesterday evening (Wednesday 13th June).


Local news
Pair of ‘prolific’ local burglars arrested after Northfield break-ins 

13 Jun 18

After burglaries at a house and a pub in Northfield, two ‘prolific’ local burglars found themselves in handcuffs on Monday afternoon (11th June) – despite their best efforts to fight off arresting officers.


FixMyStreet
To many god damn bushes & trees have overgrown!, 13th June 

13 Jun 18

Its a disgrace..


Local news
#PositiveSWBrum Northfield student dances his way to fulfilling his dreams 

13 Jun 18

A Northfield student is fulfilling his dreams as a dancer after being inspired by his time at a local college.


Local news
Appeal for driver to come forward following collision with teenager 

13 Jun 18

Yesterday afternoon police were alerted to a road traffic collision that happened on Popes Lane, Kings Norton at 8.10am in the morning (12 June).


Local news
Reminder to keep mirrors out of direct sunlight to reduce home fire risk 

11 Jun 18

With the sun a more frequent visitor in recent weeks, its worth a reminder to keep mirrors in your home away from the sun’s rays.


Rugby
Police appeal for missing Birmingham schoolgirl Morgan Timmis 

11 Jun 18

The 14-year-old was last seen on Sunday June 10 at her home near Kings Norton…


News
Man charged with two counts of sexual assault on board buses. 

11 Jun 18

Detectives investigating reports of sexual assaults on board buses in Birmingham have charged a man.


Rugby
Appeal for witnesses after hit-and-run in Longbridge 

11 Jun 18

Two men were hurt when their car was involved in a collision with another vehicle which sped off…


FixMyStreet
Graffiti on the bin and on several bins in the park and on other objects, 10th June 

10 Jun 18

There’s several tags on the bins in the park and on other objects Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 240 Pershore Road South, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Witnesses sought following Longbridge hit and run collision 

10 Jun 18

West Midlands Police are seeking witnesses to a hit and run collision in which two men were injured last night in Longbridge (Saturday 9th June).


Local news
Local teacher blew stolen tax cash on gambling, golf and Leeds United 

10 Jun 18

A teacher who stole £100,000 of tax repayments to spend on gambling, golfing and Leeds Utd football matches has been handed a suspended 21-month prison sentence.


Local news
Arrest after sexual assault incidents on south Birmingham bus route 

9 Jun 18

A man is in custody today as police investigate  separate incidents where it is alleged that women were sexually assaulted on buses on a south Birmingham route.


Local news
Police release images of men off-road biking in local parks 

8 Jun 18

The individuals in the photos are suspected of tearing through children’s play parks and dog-walking hotspots on off-road bikes  − and officers warned they will seize scramblers ridden anti-socially.


Local news
A 14-year-old boy escapes serious injury following hit-and-run 

8 Jun 18

West Midlands Police are wanting to trace the driver of a car that was involved in a hit and run collision involving a 14-year-old boy on  Tuesday (6th June) in  Northfield.


FixMyStreet
Dangerous damage handrail, 8th June 

8 Jun 18

On Kings Norton Green opposite James Charles estate agents the hand rail is still awaiting repair.


Local news
Long awaited park on new development should open this month 

8 Jun 18

A long awaited community park on a new development on the border of Northfield and New Frankley should be open by the end of this month.


Local news
MISSING: Bethany Lloyd (15) & Liam Warner (14) – Northfield / Weoley 

7 Jun 18

Family Appeal.


Local news
Environment Agency investigate discolouration in River Rea 

7 Jun 18

The Environment Agency (EA) are investigating after residents reported a discolouration of water in the River Rea in Northfield.


FixMyStreet
Lots of potholes within The Green and Westhill Road, 7th June 

7 Jun 18

There are a large number of potholes within this area which will causee damage to vehicles and pushbikes Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 West End Villas The Green, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Potholes, 7th June 

7 Jun 18

Potholes Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 64 Westhill Road, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Driver smashes into tree in horror crash – splitting BMW in half 

7 Jun 18

Police described the dramatic crash scene in Northfield as the worst damage they’d seen without a serious injury…


Local news
Woman’s bag stolen whilst placing flowers on grave 

6 Jun 18

A lady who was visiting her mother’s grave at the Lodge Hill Cemetery on Sunday (3rd June), had her bag cruelly stolen from her car.


FixMyStreet
Street sign broken, 6th June 

6 Jun 18

Footpath access broken sign Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Kempsey Covert, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Gap in bars, 6th June 

6 Jun 18

Gap in balcony bars large enough for a child to slip through Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 220-222 Wychall Road, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Fridge/freezer, 6th June 

6 Jun 18

Fridge freezer been dumped on the grass verge been there for 3 weeks now opposite the slip road .


Local news
Signs reportedly taken down after confusion over speed limit changes on Northfield main road 

5 Jun 18

Readers were confused after signs for a speed limit change – from 40mph to 30mph – appeared on the A38 between Northfield and Longbridge yesterday (Monday 4th June).


Local news
‘Hundreds’ of dead fish floating in Bournville yachting pool 

5 Jun 18

A reader reported finding ‘hundreds’ of dead fish floating on the surface of the yachting pool in Valley Parkway, off Bournville Lane as she walked her dogs yesterday (Monday 4th June).


FixMyStreet
Bollard Longdales Road, 5th June 

5 Jun 18

Bollard knocked down on Longdales Road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 6 Red Hill Grove, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Plants valuing over £2000 stolen from Rubery business 

4 Jun 18

West Murcia Police are investigating following a burglary at the Market Garden premises on the New Road, Rubery  The theft of several plants from an outdoor area of the business took place between yesterday (4th June) and this morning (5th June).


Local news
Police investigate following three reports of sexual assaults on buses in Birmingham 

4 Jun 18

West Midlands Police are investigating following three separate reports of sexual assaults on board buses in Birmingham in the past two weeks.


Local news
Bikes stolen from three boys in Northfield street 

4 Jun 18

Three 13 year old lads – including one who had received his bike just one day earlier to celebrate his thirteenth birthday – had their mountain bikes stolen by a group of others in the centre of Northfield on Saturday (2nd June).


Blog food
Can You Dig This – film screening 

4 Jun 18

Kopfkino are screening CAN YOU DIG THIS by Delirio Films, with producer John Legend.


Local news
Hello world! 

3 Jun 18

Welcome to WordPress.


FixMyStreet
Bad pothole, 3rd June 

3 Jun 18

Bad pothole filled with loose large stones Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 170 Weoley Castle Road, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Man seriously injured as car mounts pavement and ploughs into front garden after hitting parked vehicle in Weoley Castle 

3 Jun 18

A 58-year-old was taken to hospital following the early-hours smash…


Local news
Police investigate Shenley collisions 

3 Jun 18

West Midlands Police are investigating after two collisions in the Shenley area early this morning (Sunday 3rd June) left three men injured, one seriously.


Local news
Poet Monkey mystery continues as more poems discovered on Frankley paths 

1 Jun 18

One of the great unanswered questions of the millennium still looms large as more poems are spotted on the footpaths of New Frankley in Birmingham: Just WHO is Poet Monkey RA?! Dace Parkes spotted these new works chalked onto footpaths around …


Local news
Could a ‘quirky’ Loungers venue be coming to Northfield High-Street? 

1 Jun 18

The loungers venues, which are famed for their stylishly eccentric décor, food and fabulous cocktails has submitted a ‘change of use’ application to Birmingham City Council for a former high-street clothing store.


Local news
MISSING – Alan Brown – 78 – Northfield 

31 May 18

West Midlands Police are appealing for help to trace 78 year-old Alan Brown who has gone missing from Northfield.


Local news
New office building approved as land sold for multi-storey Park and Ride for Longbridge 

31 May 18

A new office building for Longbridge Technology Park has been given the go ahead by city planners, as developers sell pocket of land to pave the way for  a multi-storey revamp for Longbridge station Park and Ride car park.


Local news
[VIDEO] Final instalment of BBC ‘Ambulance’ covers harrowing city centre crash 

31 May 18

IN THE final installment of Ambulance tonight (Thursday) viewers follow West Midlands Ambulance Service on the final Saturday night before Christmas as they deal with the expected regular emergencies and an unexpected major incident.


Local news
Wonderful women of Longbridge set to take to the stage this summer 

31 May 18

A new musical theatre production Women of Longbridge will be celebrating local stories of past, present and future on Saturday 23 rd June 2018.


Local news
Cannabis farm uncovered as armed officers raid Hawkesley home 

30 May 18

West Midlands Police confirmed that a cannabis farm was uncovered after armed officers raided a Hawkesley home yesterday evening (Tuesday 29th May).


Local news
Call for memories to support Newman University’s 50th anniversary celebrations 

30 May 18

Newman University, Birmingham is inviting past students and staff to submit their favourite   stories and memories to be used as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations throughout the year.


Local news
City centre road restrictions due to suspected World War II bomb 

30 May 18

If you’re heading home out of the city, be aware, bomb disposal crews are dealing with an unexploded World War II shell   West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “We’ve been called to a construction site in Islington Row Middleway to reports …


Local news
Appeal for information as dead dog dumped in Bartley Green parkland 

30 May 18

The RSPCA are appealing for information after the badly decomposed body of a dog was found dumped in parkland in Bartley Green this week.


Local news
Stirchley schoolgirl to appear on Britain’s Got Talent 2018 LIVE finals tonight 

30 May 18

A Stirchley schoolgirl is set to appear on the live finals of Britain’s Got Talent 2018 tonight, with AcroCadabra: a troupe of magical acrobatic dancers.


Local news
#B31JustRead: Channel 4 reveals shortlisted cities for new national HQ 

30 May 18

We Just Read….


Local news
Longbridge set to hit the right notes at local music festival 

29 May 18

Sponsored  Music enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a day of free entertainment on Saturday 9 th June in Longbridge.


Local news
Man injured in West Heath collision 

29 May 18

A young man suffered a head injury in the early hours of this morning when a car collided with a tree in West Heath (Tuesday 29th May).


FixMyStreet
Broken glass, 29th May 

29 May 18

Broken glass on bus stop Pershore Road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 288 Pershore Road South, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet…