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FixMyStreet
Dim red traffic light, 19th August 

19 Aug 18

The red light on the traffic light is very dim Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Oak Tree Lane, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Bournville buildings set to open for first time to reveal Cadbury history 

19 Aug 18

Heritage tour of beautiful Bournville factory suburb created by chocolate hero…


FixMyStreet
Tm. Needs a tidy up, 18th August 

18 Aug 18

Tm needs a tidy up Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 171 Harborne Lane, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Cadbury has introduced Boost + Protein Bars. 

16 Aug 18

The famous Bournville chocolate maker has introduced Boost + Protein Bars, which contain 12 grams of protein and 32% less sugar than a standard Boost bar.


FixMyStreet
Burnt out car, 16th August 

16 Aug 18

On the Billesley common car has been totally burnt out Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 28 Chessetts Grove, Moseley Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Green Garden Waste, 16th August 

16 Aug 18

Green garden waste not collected on Wednesday.


Local news
Cross City south train services suspended due to unstable embankment after two trees fall 

15 Aug 18

All West Midlands Railway Cross City south train services have been suspended until further notice while an unsafe embankment is secured.


FixMyStreet
Burnt out bike, 14th August 

14 Aug 18

Burnt out motorbike on chinbrook rec park Billesley.


FixMyStreet
Glass all over the road, 13th August 

13 Aug 18

Glass all over road.


Rugby
Travellers set up camp near Sarehole Mill – weeks after previous caravans left 

13 Aug 18

A new group of travellers, consisting of around five vans, set up an unlawful camp near to Sarehole Mill, in Billesley…


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
Woman suffers serious facial injuries after Raddlebarn Road attack 

11 Aug 18

Did you see an assault on Raddlebarn Road, Selly Oak on Wednesday 1 August? If so, police need to hear from you.


News
Freddo’s favourite things to do at Cadbury World 

10 Aug 18

Freddo is a legend in the chocolate world.


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.


Rugby
Vauxhall Astra convertible driver stuffs mattress into his front seat – and police weren’t happy 

7 Aug 18

Billesley Police told off the driver then put the matter to rest…


FixMyStreet
Electricity box open with cut cables showing, 6th August 

6 Aug 18

Electric box been forced open and wires cut.


FixMyStreet
Pothole, 3rd August 

3 Aug 18

Pothole at end.


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).


Rugby
Rush-hour delays after Bristol Road bus smash in Selly Oak 

31 Jul 18

The crash happened outside Aldi opposite Hubert Road…


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).


Rugby
Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre Swimming pool closed down after vandals throw bricks through windows 

27 Jul 18

Cocks Moor Woods Leisure Centre, in Brandwood, closed for the forseeable future…


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.


Rugby
Watch: Firefighters tackle huge blaze after suspected arson attack on Chinnbrook Recreation Ground 

26 Jul 18

The car had been ‘deliberately’ set alight at the recreation ground in Billesley last night…


FixMyStreet
Light on during the day, 25th July 

25 Jul 18

Light on during the day around this area Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Harborne Lane, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
40 years on from the world’s first IVF baby we should be celebrating our advancements in fertility treatment, not rationing them 

25 Jul 18

Steve_McCabe.


Rugby
Bournville residents could boycott mobile phone companies Vodafone and O2 

25 Jul 18

MP says residents are furious at the installation of a 17.5 metre phone mast…


Blog feature
Character breakfasts at Cadbury World // Review 

24 Jul 18

Last weekend we were invited to enjoy breakfast with a spot of chocolate at Cadbury World in Birmingham.


Blog politics
‘Boycott likely over Vodafone and O2 over phone mast fiasco’ says local MP 

23 Jul 18

Bournville Residents Against the Mast July 2018.


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 …


FixMyStreet
Buggy dumped, 22nd July 

22 Jul 18

Buggy dumped next to footpath leading to canal Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 32 Dacer Close, Stirchley Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Travellers move from Sarehole Mill to another green beauty spot a mile away in Billesley 

22 Jul 18

Site near former Trittiford Mill now favoured by travellers who have moved from Shire Country Park…


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).


FixMyStreet
Garden waste, 18th July 

18 Jul 18

84 jervoise road have placed all their garden waste on the footpath completely blocking it.


News
Teen who found rare white Cadbury’s Creme Egg dies in family holiday tragedy 

16 Jul 18

Charlie Dunne made headlines earlier this year when he found the prize…


News
Eviction ‘paused’ after toddler death in Sarehole Mill 

16 Jul 18

A 19-month-old boy died in hospital after being hit by a van in Billesley on Friday.


Blog food
Cadbury World launches brand new flavours 

15 Jul 18

Tasting station launches innovation for families.


News
Toddler dies after van crash on parkland in Birmingham 

14 Jul 18

The 19-month-old boy died in hospital after being hit by the van before midday on Friday in Billesley.


Rugby
Watch: Parkour pair risk death climbing to top of 300ft crane in city centre 

14 Jul 18

The former Bournville College students slipped into construction site to climb tower in Paradise Street…


FixMyStreet
Bristol Road South – Graffiti On New Building., 12th July 

12 Jul 18

Outside the 3 bus shelters on Bristol Road South opposite Sainsbury’s in selly oak on the side heading towards Northfield, there is a mixture of graffiti as seen in the photo on the grey painted walls of the new building.


Local news
Weoley Castle schoolchildren raise thousands for charity with 5km walk in searing heat 

10 Jul 18

Children and staff at a Weoley Castle primary school have once again raised thousands of pounds for their chosen charity, this time completing a 5km walk during a heatwave!  On Friday (6th July), Our Lady and St Rose of Lima Primary School in …


Local news
Princess Anne opens Sense’s pioneering multi-purpose community centre in Selly Oak 

9 Jul 18

A pioneering new multi-purpose centre – which brings community and disability services together in one building – was today opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal (Monday 9th July).


Rugby
A new shopping park is opening in Selly Oak with a Next, M&S, Nando’s and more 

7 Jul 18

The new retail park will include Sainsbury’s, Costa and Wilko…


Blog comment
Award for the planting of urban orchards, nut groves and forest gardens in Stirchley 

6 Jul 18

The Heritage Lottery Fund Schedule of Decisions has recorded a grant given to a two year project which will work with local communities to establish heritage fruit and nut tree sites in Stirchley, Birmingham.


Local news
Trust secures injunction in bid to resolve illegal encampments 

6 Jul 18

An historic Trust has secured a special injunction to tackle illegal encampments and associated anti-social behaviour at two parks in Bournville following a spate of incidents.


Blog comment
Online course in Selly Oak: Islam and the Environment 

5 Jul 18

Woodbrooke Islam, like other Faiths, calls for stewardship of the Earth.


Blog food
24 hours of heaven 

5 Jul 18

Chocolate heaven awaits at Cadbury World this World Chocolate Day.


Rugby
Students moving out of digs blamed for leaving stinking rubbish strewn across Selly Oak 

3 Jul 18

Fire crews condemn ‘fire and health hazard’ and tweet pictures of filth…


Local news
Acorns flagship charity shop in Cotteridge closes for makeover   

2 Jul 18

The very first charity shop opened to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice over 30 years ago is closing for an exciting makeover.


Rugby
Tributes paid to tragic dad Stephen Mahay after Bournville crash horror 

2 Jul 18

His energy could ‘light up any room…


Rugby
Man shot in Sturge Close, Selly Oak, in 2am attack 

2 Jul 18

He was injured in early-morning incident…


Rugby
Miracle escape as car smashes into railings and traffic lights in Kings Heath 

1 Jul 18

Crash happened at the junction of Brandwood Road and Broad Lane just before midnight…


News
Man, 27, dies after car hits tree in Bournville 

30 Jun 18

The crash happened just before 03:50 BST and the man died from his injuries.


Local news
Plea for witnesses after fatal collision in Bournville 

30 Jun 18

Witnesses are being urged to come forward after a man died when his car hit a tree in Bournville this morning (Saturday 30 June).


Rugby
Fifteen firefighters at Selly Oak tower block blaze 

30 Jun 18

The fire happened on Abdon Avenue in Selly Oak…


Event
CALL FOR HELP 

28 Jun 18

CALL FOR HELP! We have two tasks that we need help with, that will really make a difference to the market.


Local news
MISSING – Clint Rogers – 37 – Selly Oak 

28 Jun 18

From West Midlands Police:  Have you seen 37-year-old Clint Rogers from Selly Oak anywhere? We are concerned for his welfare after he disappeared this morning (Thursday 28 June) from his home in Birmingham .


News
Cadbury World unveils ‘roar-some’ creation to mark the arrival of Dippy the Dinosaur on the Birmingham leg of his tour. 

27 Jun 18

A chocolate diplodocus has hatched from its egg at Cadbury World as the attraction’s talented team of in-house chocolatiers celebrate the Birmingham-based leg of ‘Dippy on Tour’.


Rugby
Deliveroo is expanding its delivery zone across Birmingham – here’s where 

27 Jun 18

Here’s what you can order if you live in Acocks Green, Billesley, Yardley Wood, Northfield and Longbridge…


Event
Photos from May and June 2018 Markets 

25 Jun 18

Things really started to hot up at our May and June markets as more of the action moved outside – but thanks to that wonderful roof glazing the sun still shone inside the hall at Stirchley Baths.