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Local news
Self-portrait project shows off Bournville’s residents 

16 Nov 17

An exhibition of self-portrait photographs of Bournville residents has gone on display at Birmingham City University’s city centre campus.


Rugby
Mum-of-eight on benefits forced to sell horse she bought two months ago 

16 Nov 17

But the 36-year-old, from Selly Oak, has been forced to sell Bobby, who was being kept at stables in Wythall, after having a hysterectomy following an abnormal smear test result in March…


FOI
Great Run Local – Aston Hall & Selly Oak Park 

16 Nov 17

Response by Birmingham City Council to Mr Wilkes on 16 November 2017 .


Blog feature
A taste of Wolverhampton School of Art 

16 Nov 17

Bournville College students have enjoyed sampling a range of creative workshops within Wolverhampton School of Art.


Local news
Bournville schoolboy returns for series 4 of Peaky Blinders 

15 Nov 17

Former Bournville School pupil Harry Kirton is returning to the role of Finn, a member of the notorious Shelby family, for the fourth Peaky Blinders series starting this week on BBC2.


FOI
Great Run Local – Aston Hall & Selly Oak Park 

15 Nov 17

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by Mr Wilkes on 15 November 2017 .


Rugby
Pictured: Ex-EastEnders star Ross Kemp poses with police after Birmingham gun raid 

15 Nov 17

Documentary TV maker posed with members of the Operational Support Unit of West Midlands Police following Billesley operation…


News
Guns and ammo seized as anti-gangs police storm Billesley flat at 5.15am 

14 Nov 17

Man arrested and drugs found at second address…


News
Guns and a stash of ammunition seized during a dawn raid in Billesley.  

14 Nov 17

A handgun, sawn-off shot gun and a stash of ammunition have been recovered by West Midlands Police during a dawn raid on Colemeadow Road in Billesley, at around 5.15AM this morning (14/11).


Local news
Photos from November 2017 

14 Nov 17

We don’t want to brag but… we feel that the market gets better and better! We were a bit nervous about the weather forecast for the November market but our loyal – and new – customers weren’t put off by the rain and were rewarded with a …


Blog politics
Rise in food prices squeezing already stretched budgets say Birmingham MP 

14 Nov 17

Steve_McCabe.


FixMyStreet
Rubbbsh, 14th November 

14 Nov 17

Scattered rubbish on public Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 114 Castle Road, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
This cool house has a bakery in the garden, and it’s on the market for less than £190,000 

13 Nov 17

The two bedroom terrace is less than a mile away from Bournville train station…


Rugby
‘Octomum’ Marie Buchan wants MORE kids after having womb removed following cancer scare 

12 Nov 17

The Selly Oak mum has vowed to have two more children…


Local news
Bournville Christmas Festival 2017 

10 Nov 17

Bournville Village Trust have announced that this year’s switch-on of the Christmas tree lights on Bournville Green will be accompanied by an all-day festival.


Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP pledges to push for enforcement of pay gap reporting on Equal Pay Day 

10 Nov 17

Equal Pay Day.


Blog politics
Aldi set to develop Maypole flats but drop affordable housing element 

9 Nov 17

Steve_McCabe.


News
Cross city line passengers travelling to and from Lichfield facing another evening of delays and cancellations 

8 Nov 17

Passengers travelling to and from Lichfield on the cross city line are facing another evening of delays.


Local news
Object on overhead wires at Selly Oak causing delays to cross city line train services through Birmingham 

8 Nov 17

Passengers travelling on the cross city line through Birmingham are facing delays due to an object on overhead wires near Selly Oak.


Local news
Bournville 2017 Christmas lights switch-on 

7 Nov 17

Phot: Steve Tomkins The annual switching on of the Christmas tree lights in Bournville will take place on Saturday 2nd December.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish, 6th November 

6 Nov 17

Bags of rubbish, babies cot along with dirty nappies and other rubbish.


News
Man sentenced to six years following a fatal collision in Selly Oak 

6 Nov 17

A speeding driver Luke Harrington, from Longbridge, has been sentenced to six years after being involved in a fatal collision in Selly Oak.


News
Speeding driver jailed for causing Selly Oak crash 

6 Nov 17

Luke Harrington drove at nearly 70mph in a 40mph zone when his car struck another vehicle.


Event
Refugee Community Kitchen collection at SCM 

6 Nov 17

At November’s market we have a stall collecting for Refugee Community Kitchen and Help Refugees.


FixMyStreet
Dumped items, 6th November 

6 Nov 17

Items have been dumped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 5 Willoughby Grove, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Speeding driver Luke Harrington jailed for killing woman in Selly Oak crash 

6 Nov 17

He was doing almost 70mph in 40mph zone…


Rugby
Brumpic launches culture card to celebrate city heritage 

3 Nov 17

Ticket discount deals are in place with 40 venues including The Glee Club, Cadbury World and art gallery Ikon…


Business
Brumpic launches culture card to celebrate city heritage 

3 Nov 17

Ticket discount deals are in place with 40 venues including The Glee Club, Cadbury World and art gallery Ikon…


Blog comment
Working to rebuild and reuse the former home of George and Elizabeth Cadbury 

3 Nov 17

Bournville Village Trust has agreed to acquire and manage some of the 138 homes at the Manor House site, which is being developed by Crest Nicholson.


FixMyStreet
Dumped items, 31st October 

31 Oct 17

Items left dumped by path Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 12 Willoughby Grove, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog food
Chocolate treats for Bonfire Nights 

31 Oct 17

Remember remember the history of Cadbury this November.


Event
Remember, Remember, the History of Cadbury this November, 4 Nov 2017 – 5 Nov 2017 

30 Oct 17

4 Nov 2017 – 5 Nov 2017 – Community at Cadbury World (suitable for under 18s) Whilst fireworks are lighting up the night sky, visitors to Bournville’s Cadbury World are invited to light up their daytime by delving into the history of the iconic …


FixMyStreet
Traffic Management for Road closure not maintained. Vehicles driving through closure., 29th October 

29 Oct 17

Traffic management not maintained.


FixMyStreet
Dumped items, 29th October 

29 Oct 17

Fridge and household items left dumped on public path Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 47 Winnie Road, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog comment
The Big Birmingham Bikes scheme: next phase 

28 Oct 17

A message from Councillor Mary Locke about city cycling has been forwarded by Peter Walker, Chairman of the Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum.


Blog food
South Birmingham Co-operative Info Night No.1 

27 Oct 17

Join Birmingham Bike Foundry and Loaf at Artefact Cafe in Stirchley for an evening of meeting people involved in local co-operatives Some of the worker co-operatives on Stirchley high street (this includes us at Loaf!) will be discussing what they do…


Blog politics
Local PM secures parliamentary debate on scandal of childhood tooth decay 

27 Oct 17

Headshot.


Blog politics
‘Response from Education Minister on school funding ignores looming crisis’ says Steve McCabe MP 

26 Oct 17

Steve_McCabe stock pic .


FixMyStreet
Still no action completed, 26th October 

26 Oct 17

Black bags and scooter dumped.


Blog food
Christmas is coming to Cadbury World 

26 Oct 17

Get ready for a magical Christmas at Cadbury World.


Local news
Kings Norton Girls enjoy preview as South Birmingham band prepare for O2 Academy gig 

25 Oct 17

KIOKO (L-R) Ewan Whyte from Harborne (Trumpet,backing vocals) • Laurence Taylor from Kings Heath (Trumpet, Vocals) • Ben Torrens from Stirchley (Bass) • Jon Brown from Bournville (Lead guitar) • Josh Wilkinson from Harborne (Trombone) • …


Blog comment
The Rat Shack: Part Two 

24 Oct 17

Comment Writers Jadzia Samuel and Helena Shaw respond to criticisms of student behaviour in Selly Oak The post The Rat Shack: Part Two appeared first on Redbrick .


Blog food
Halloween treat at Cadbury World 

24 Oct 17

Terrifyingly good chocolate creation unveiled for half-term.


Local news
Homeowner STABBED in terrifying Stirchley carjacking 

23 Oct 17

The victim was stabbed with a knife and forced to hand over the keys to his Audi A4 before the attackers fled in the car…


FixMyStreet
Constant rubbish causing rodents, 23rd October 

23 Oct 17

Regular black bags of rubbish is resulting in a lot of rodents Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Willoughby Grove, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
#B31JustRead: Mexican rival’s disqualification hands Rednal triathlete world championship crown 

21 Oct 17

We Just Read….


Local news
Stirchley Bowl demolition reveals past 

21 Oct 17

With the demolition of Stirchley Bowl almost complete, there has been a glimpse into its past as the removal of cladding showed that the original sign was still partially intact.


Blog politics
Latest crime figures reflect what people are telling me; says local MP 

20 Oct 17

Headshot.


Rugby
Birmingham Moseley seek to build on last week’s win at Esher 

20 Oct 17

According to Richard Protherough the time has come to put in a big performance in front of the Billesley Common faithful.


Local news
Thank YOU for £5 million lottery bonus says local charities 

18 Oct 17

Three wonderful Birmingham based charities say a massive thank you to local people for helping raise £5 million in vital funds over 20 years.


Rugby
Santa’s Grottos in Birmingham: Where to find Father Christmas 

17 Oct 17

Dates, prices and details on grottos and events at Alton Towers, West Midland Safari, Drayton Manor, Botanical Gardens, Cadbury World and more…


Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP welcomes news that 27 Bus is saved 

17 Oct 17

27 bus pic.


Blog comment
Consensus: Cadbury’s future assured 

14 Oct 17

People passing the illuminated Bournville factory buildings late at night will have noted its 24-hour operation – evidence of a thriving enterprise.


Local news
College to showcase musical talent at Longbridge ‘MusiColl’ event 

13 Oct 17

From Longbridge Life: Students from across Birmingham will be showcasing their musical talents this Saturday (14 October) for the first ‘MusiColl’ event in Longbridge.


Local news
Photos from October 2017 Market 

13 Oct 17

Here’s a selection of photos of our October market from  Phil Banting .


FixMyStreet
Ticket Monday made no difference other than 3 more cars on pavement!, 12th October 

12 Oct 17

Persistent parking on pavement even after being ticketed for this.


Rugby
Work on safe cycle route in south Birmingham was delayed before Suzanna Bull tragedy 

12 Oct 17

Route between Birmingham city centre and Selly Oak to run along A38 Bristol Road…


Rugby
Aldi customer fury after being hit with TWO parking fines for not registering car instore 

11 Oct 17

Anthony Dodd, of Stirchley, had twice taken his grieving mum Carol shopping to a Northfield branch…


FixMyStreet
Bags, 10th October 

10 Oct 17

Usual spot of running dumped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Willoughby Grove, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP calls for change in law to help combat unauthorised encampments 

10 Oct 17

Speaking in the debate on Gypsies and Travellers on 9 October, Steve McCabe MP called on the government to consider practical changes in the current law to help authorities deal with the problem of unauthorised encampments.