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FixMyStreet
Grass verge Manhole cover not fitting properly, exposing electric wires., 13th August 

13 Aug 18

Junction Swarthmore Road and Middle Park Grass verge – manhole in verge cover not fitted correctly exposing electric wires.


Business
Acclaim for Longbridge redevelopment 

12 Aug 18

Cofton Grange named one of the UK’s Best Regeneration Projects.


Local news
#PositiveSWBrum Redditch couple replace disabled boy’s spa within hours of theft 

12 Aug 18

The mother of a disabled boy from Northfield said the family are “still in shock” after a charity run by a Redditch couple replaced his stolen spa, less than 24 hours after reading about the theft on B31 Voices.


Local news
Bournville artist hosts Lego® holiday club! 

11 Aug 18

A Bournville based artist is hosting a holiday club with a difference, inviting youngsters to join him on a 5 day creative Lego® course! You could say that Milan Topalovic , an Artist Tutor at the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) at Cannon Hill Park, is a…


Local news
[VIDEO] Puppies dumped at motorway service station ‘lucky to be alive’ 

10 Aug 18

The RSPCA are appealing for information after two puppies were ‘lucky to be alive’ after being dumped at a motorway service station last week.


Local news
Disabled boy’s ‘therapy’ spa stolen from Northfield garden 

10 Aug 18

A 17-year-old – who is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Crohn’s Disease – has been left heartbroken after the thieves stole the garden spa he uses to ease his pains.


Local news
Staff left shaken following armed robbery at local Greggs 

9 Aug 18

West Midlands police are investigating following an armed robbery at the Greggs shop, Arden Road, Frankley.


Local news
Owners devastated after cat ‘mauled’ by dog in Weoley Castle street 

9 Aug 18

The devastated owners of a cat which was killed after being attacked by a dog in a Weoley Castle street are hoping someone will identify the dog and owner to the RSPCA.


Local news
Engineering returns to Longbridge with new education centre 

9 Aug 18

Traditional engineering is set to return to Longbridge later this month, when Bournville College launches a brand new Engineering Centre.


Local news
Appeal for witnesses to Selly Oak assault 

9 Aug 18

West Midlands Police have issued an appeal for witnesses to an incident where a woman was assaulted in a Selly Oak street earlier this month.


Local news
Three injured in Quinton collision 

7 Aug 18

Three people have been injured in a collision in Quinton this afternoon (Tuesday 7th August).


Rugby
Teenager lost part of leg in shotgun revenge attack by drugs gang members 

7 Aug 18

Abdi Ali and Ethan Kirkwood, from Weoley Castle, jailed for total of 23 years for attack…


FixMyStreet
Light not working, 3rd August 

3 Aug 18

Light on Corner of grove mews by number 9 going on and off at night Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 9 The Grove, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Embarrassing Tat? E4’s Tattoo Fixers could sort that: Apply NOW! 

3 Aug 18

The popularity of having a tattoo has grown considerably over resent years, with a host of celebrities happy to flaunt their new anybody art, having yourself inked is fashionably acceptable.


Local news
MISSING – Danielle Caddick – 16 – Northfield 

2 Aug 18

The family of 16 year old Danielle Caddick from Northfield are appealing for anyone who has seen her to contact West Midlands Police.


Local news
Police issue home safety advice after burglary at Northfield home of elderly couple 

2 Aug 18

West Midlands Police have issued home safety advice after an elderly couple were burgled while they were in bed.


Local news
Planners REFUSE Aldi application for Bristol Road South, Longbridge 

2 Aug 18

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee have today REFUSED permission for Aldi to build a new discount supermarket on Bristol Road South in Longbridge (Thursday 2nd August).


Local news
Hawkesley road closed overnight due to police incident 

2 Aug 18

A Kings Norton road was closed overnight while expert police negotiators assisted a vulnerable man in crisis.


Rugby
Under-threat day centre will definitely close in Kings Norton 

1 Aug 18

The Fairway day centre has been earmarked for closure for more than two years…


Local news
Collision blocks busy Selly Oak route 

31 Jul 18

A collision, involving three vehicles including a double decker bus, blocked a busy Selly Oak route this afternoon (Tuesday 31st July).


Local news
Alternative Voices presents: Blank Canvas 

31 Jul 18

Alternative Voices is a Theatre company which provides an accessible space for young people and minority groups to perform and have their voices heard! The theatre company, who were awarded arts council funding, embarked on a challenge to create a …


Local news
[VIDEO] Rider runs off after motorbike smashes into parked cars in Frankley 

31 Jul 18

A motorcyclist managed to run from the scene after his bike smashed into parked cars in Frankley last night (Monday 30th July).


Rugby
Dinosaur-inspired adventure golf course in Birmingham gets go-ahead 

31 Jul 18

The new 18-hole attraction will be built at Wast Hills Golf Centre in Kings Norton…


Local news
Alfresco performance of Sense and Sensibility is coming to Birmingham 

30 Jul 18

Jane Austen’s lively tale of love and heartbreak will be brought to life in the great outdoors this September – in a bid to raise vital funds for a Birmingham hospice.


News
Plumbers ordered to pay back thousands to their victims 

30 Jul 18

TWO plumbers who were jailed in 2016 for fraud have been ordered to pay back a total of £77,000 to their victims.


Local news
Stolen car recovered after police pursuit through south west Birmingham 

29 Jul 18

A stolen car was recovered after a lengthy pursuit around south west Birmingham this afternoon (Sunday 29th July).


Local news
Bromsgrove gets new Cross City rail link to South Birmingham and beyond 

29 Jul 18

Cover image: the first scheduled Cross City electric train arriving at Bromsgrove station this morning | Photo by @appsj3 With electrification work complete, the new West Midlands Railway Cross City connection to Bromsgrove has launched today (…


Rugby
Shoppers rescue baby left in baking hot car outside Weoley Castle Asda 

29 Jul 18

They smashed their way into the car as temperatures hit 30C…


News
Schoolgirl ‘treated like a rag doll’ by four young thugs in brutal attack filmed and put on Snapchat 

29 Jul 18

Victim left soaked in blood in ‘vicious’ Weoley Castle attack…


Local news
Baby rescued from car in supermarket car park on hottest day of the summer 

28 Jul 18

Shoppers and staff were forced to act when a baby was left in a hot car in a supermarket car park on Thursday (26th July) – the hottest day of the year, with highs of up to 32ºC in Birmingham.


Local news
Police release image of 15 year old boy wanted for numerous offences 

28 Jul 18

West Midlands Police have taken the unusual step of releasing an image and appeal to determine the whereabouts of a 15 year old offender.


FixMyStreet
Bin bags and bed frame, 28th July 

28 Jul 18

Approx 35 bin bags containing compost/soil and a broken up bed frame dumped in the pull in .


Local news
Woman injured as car stolen in Selly Oak cemetery car-jacking 

28 Jul 18

A woman has been injured as she tried to prevent her car being stolen while she visited a Selly Oak cemetery yesterday afternoon (Friday 27th July).


Local news
Will you be able to see the ‘Blood Moon’ total eclipse in Birmingham tonight? 

27 Jul 18

Tonight, there will be a total eclipse of the moon (Friday 27th July) but will you be able to see it? The moon is visible to us as the sun reflects from its surface.


Local news
Cocks Moors Woods swimming pool CLOSED due to extensive vandalism 

27 Jul 18

A South Birmingham Leisure Centre has had to close its swimming pool today (Friday 27th July) after vandals smashed a number of windows.


Local news
Daughters of founder open revamped flagship charity shop 

26 Jul 18

The Acorns Children’s Hospice 30 year old charity shop has been given a new lease of life thanks to an exciting makeover.


Local news
Upwards of 40 emergency 999 calls received following mass brawl at illegal traveller encampment 

26 Jul 18

West Midlands Police have taken action to evict travellers from an illegal encampment in Birmingham after reports of a major disorder overnight.


Rugby
Rightmove apologises for Longbridge house advert offering reduced rent for “special favours” 

26 Jul 18

The advert, posted on Wednesday, featured a two-bedroom terraced house near Longbridge station in Birmingham…


Local news
Friends, family and community heroes raise thousands for brave Rubery mum 

25 Jul 18

The friends and family of a brave Rubery mum have inspired the local community to come together to raise thousands of pounds.


FixMyStreet
Street light on during the dat, 25th July 

25 Jul 18

The light should not be on during the day.


Local news
Workers told to reapply for jobs as Tesco looks set to replace Rubery store with new discount brand shop 

24 Jul 18

Workers at a Rubery supermarket have been given less than 4 weeks notice that their store is to close – and told they will have to reapply for jobs in a new brand discount store run by Tesco.


Local news
Police reassurance after woman reports incident in local park 

24 Jul 18

West Midlands Police have offered reassurance after a woman reported a concerning incident in a local park over the weekend.


News
Birmingham City Council celebrates the completion of the 3,000th home built through its award-winning house-building programme. 

23 Jul 18

Birmingham City Council is celebrating the completion of the 3,000th home built through its award-winning house-building programme, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT).


Local news
Stonehouse Gang bounce into the record books with 80th anniversary fundraiser! 

23 Jul 18

A local youth and community organisation has found its way into the record books with a fundraising bounce-athon! The Stonehouse Gang has been supporting South West Birmingham’s young people for 80 years! It provides clubs and opportunities for …


Local news
Young boy injured in suspected acid attack in Worcester 

22 Jul 18

From West Mercia Police Police have released a photo of three men they would like to speak to after a three-year-old boy was seriously injured in a suspected acid attack in a Worcester shop yesterday afternoon (Saturday 21 July) .


FixMyStreet
Gutted blocked by tarmac ramp outside no. 80, 20th July 

20 Jul 18

Owner has created tarmac ramp over gutter instead of getting pavement crossing.


Business
Sheet metal specialist invests in Birmingham base 

20 Jul 18

National commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has announced that a modern industrial/ warehouse building has been sold to a leading sheet metal specialist.


Rugby
Schoolboy jailed after stabbing friend in heart during horror machete street attack 

19 Jul 18

The 15-year-old and masked gang pounced on victim in Staple Lodge Road, Northfield…


Local news
Witnesses sought after 13 year old lad assaulted in Frankley 

19 Jul 18

West Midlands Police are investigating a reported assault on a 13 year old boy in Frankley yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 18th July).


FixMyStreet
Dumped fridge, 18th July 

18 Jul 18

This fridge has been moved by kids and now sits on the road.


Local news
Police incident in Selly Oak Park 

18 Jul 18

West Midlands Police have confirmed they were called to attend an incident in Selly Oak Park this afternoon (Wednesday 18th July).


Rugby
‘Naive’ to think people would be happy about plans to close Kings Norton day centre 

18 Jul 18

The Fairway day centre in Kings Norton has had the axe looming over it for more than two years…


Local news
Volunteers needed as hospice expands vital ‘Support at Home’ service 

17 Jul 18

Birmingham St Mary’s is encouraging sensitive and caring individuals to sign up as ‘Support at Home’ volunteers – and offer a listening ear to local people living with life-limiting illness.


Local news
Harmful levels of ‘boron’ found in popular children’s slime toys 

17 Jul 18

Parents are being warned to approach the popular children’s product slime with caution after a study by consumer watchdogs found some contain higher levels of boron than is permitted by EU standards.


Rugby
Cyclist struck by car on A38 Bristol Road South in Northfield 

17 Jul 18

The incident happened outside Northfield Fire Station, on the junction of South Road…


Local news
Northfield Beach is back – view the full schedule! 

17 Jul 18

The popular Northfield Beach event is back and this year it kicks off the summer break with a roar! Pet baby dinosaurs any Jurassic Beach | Click to enlarge Organised by Northfield Community Partnership , the free event runs from Wednesday 25th to …


Local news
It’s not just mums that go to Iceland! – Supermarket gives discount for Emergency Services 

17 Jul 18

The British supermarket chain are saying a big ‘thank you’ to employees of the Police, Fire Service, NHS, Ambulance Service, HM Coastguard and RNLI for everything that they do.


Rugby
Cashpoint crooks steal £1k from Barclays customer in ‘distraction theft’ in Northfield 

16 Jul 18

The pensioner was targeted by criminals outside Barclays Bank in Northfield…


Local news
From Your Councillor: Cllr Olly Armstrong – Northfield – July 2018 

16 Jul 18

We will be offering all Councillors across South West Birmingham the opportunity to write a blog on B31 Voices, up to once a month.


Local news
#PositiveSWBrum – Who is the Postman behind the mask raising all the loot?! 

15 Jul 18

A local ‘Postie’ – who once a year dons a fancy dress costume to deliver his mail on his Spiceland Road estate round in Northfield – has raised more than £6000 over the last ten years.