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Rugby
Opportunity knocks for young guns as Birmingham Moseley hit by injuries 

19 Jan 18

Richard Protherough is ready to put his faith in his Billesley Common youngsters.


FixMyStreet
Pedestrian signs fixed on red at more than one crossing, 17th January 

17 Jan 18

Pedestrian warning signs not changing from red so people are taking risks crossing.


Local news
Charity donates specialist assistive technology to local children’s hospice 

16 Jan 18

Children and young people at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Selly Oak have been donated a package of specialist assistive technology worth thousands of pounds by national children’s charity Lifelites.


Blog comment
“What do you think of the new Cabinet?” 

15 Jan 18

This question was posed last week and I replied cautiously, “Wait and see”.


FOI
Great Run Local – Aston Hall & Selly Oak Park 

12 Jan 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Mr Wilkes on 12 January 2018 .


Blog music
Come and Sing with Birmingham Bach Choir 

11 Jan 18

Annual workshop gives singers an opportunity to explore a leading choral work with celebrated conductor.


Blog food
South Birmingham Co-operative Info Night No.2 

10 Jan 18

Join us at Artefact Cafe for the second evening of meeting people involved in co-operatives in Stirchley and South Birmingham.


Blog
This Cadbury’s Peter Rabbit Easter egg is sending shoppers into meltdown 

9 Jan 18

It’s being snapped up…


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.


Event
Frank Partridge’s Swing Session, 16 Jan 2018 

7 Jan 18

16 Jan 2018 – Jazz at Bournville Working Mens Social Club…


Event
Mercia Jazz 5 with Tony Billingsley, 9 Jan 2018 

7 Jan 18

9 Jan 2018 – Jazz at Bournville Working Mens Social Club…


FixMyStreet
Pedestrian Crossing light out, 7th January 

7 Jan 18

The pedestrian crossing lights on Harborne Lane are not working.


FixMyStreet
Single mattress since before christmas dumped, 7th January 

7 Jan 18

Causing obstruction on footpath and the road when the kids knock it into the road.


FixMyStreet
After the bin men came, 5th January 

5 Jan 18

Nothing has been done about this and was left like this after collections Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Willoughby Grove, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
Local MP continues to highlight the scandal of childhood tooth decay 

4 Jan 18

Headshot.


Blog politics
Local MPs praise the work of Interventional Radiologists at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) 

3 Jan 18

Headshot – Copy.


FixMyStreet
Missed collection + weather = mess, 3rd January 

3 Jan 18

Missed recycling collection: the resulting mess.


Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP calls on primary schools across Birmingham to sign-up to Premier League Primary Stars to help support their teachers and pupils. 

2 Jan 18

Steve McCabeMP supports Premier League Primary Stars.


FixMyStreet
Piles of black bags, 31st December 

31 Dec 17

Endless amounts of dumped bags for nearly two weeks Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Willoughby Grove, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dead fox, 30th December 

30 Dec 17

Unfortunately fox has been hit on this corner by someone.


Business
Review of 2017 – April: £75m Cadbury investment, battle to save church and Big Art Project winner 

26 Dec 17

Cadbury’s owner Mondelēz International showcased the result of a 75m investment into the factory in Bournville which brought some Daily Mail manufacturing home and campaigners opposed plans to demolish a historic church&#xa…


FixMyStreet
Unloved cats in messy environment, 22nd December 

22 Dec 17

Cats roaming around and not been nurtured and keep mating.


Rugby
Rivals hope to stop the Coventry juggernaut in its tracks 

22 Dec 17

Nothing would please the Billesley Common faithful more than seeing their side bring Coventrys perfect start to a juddering halt.


Rugby
Bournville Lane bus crash – readers react 

21 Dec 17

Readers react as top torn off double decker in crash…


Local news
Bus roof torn off in Bournville 

21 Dec 17

A double decker bus has had its roof torn off after it tried to drive through the low bridge in Bournville Lane that carries the canal and rail line next to Bournville station.


Rugby
Double-decker bus loses ROOF after ploughing into railway bridge 

21 Dec 17

Incident in Bournville Lane sees bus sustain heavy damage…


News
Double-decker’s roof torn off by bridge in Bournville 

21 Dec 17

The vehicle’s top deck was “completely removed” when it went through the tunnel in Birmingham.


Blog politics
PM spurns MP’s request to stop 1 million children losing school meals 

20 Dec 17

Headshot.


Rugby
Police swoop to arrest burglary suspects after THREE raids in ONE night 

20 Dec 17

Properties were broken into in Quinton, Weoley Castle and Selly Oak…


Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP Fighting the Fakes in Selly Oak 

20 Dec 17

Electrical Safety First.


Local news
Bournville Carols on the Green 2017 

20 Dec 17

As usual there will be Christmas carols on Bournville Green on Thursday 24th December.


Event
Peter Carlton’s Jazz Strata, 28 Dec 2017 

19 Dec 17

28 Dec 2017 – Jazz at Bournville Working Mens Social Club…


Local news
Burglary suspects arrested within minutes of 999 call 

19 Dec 17

Two suspected burglars were arrested within minutes of a 999 call today as West Midlands Police carried out a night of action targeting thieves.


Local news
Teens arrested as neighbours call in Bournville break in 

19 Dec 17

Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of burglary after vigilant residents spotted them breaking in to a neighbour’s home in Bournville in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 19th December).


Blog politics
Local MP joins charity bikers delivering Christmas presents to children at Birmingham Children’s Hospital 

18 Dec 17

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Local news
Community centre celebrates funding boost 

18 Dec 17

A charity that provides back-to-work training and other workshops for local people has launched a new ‘Managing Your Money’ programme after securing a £9,000 grant.


Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP calls on Government to sign Blue Belt Charter 

18 Dec 17

blue belt pic.


Rugby
Violent robbery on 86-year-old man in Selly Oak 

16 Dec 17

Police appealing for information after incident late last night…


Blog food
Cadbury World unveils more dates for hit pantomime 

16 Dec 17

Sweet treat for panto lovers at Bournville.


Blog politics
MP tells Home Office Minister to crackdown on aggressive antisocial behaviour before it results in gang warfare 

15 Dec 17

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Rugby
Bournville School CLOSED as snow and ice misery goes on 

15 Dec 17

Site ‘unsafe’ for pupils after big freeze…


Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP has called on the Government to ensure his constituents are able to seek assistance from Jobcentre Plus over Christmas and New Year 

12 Dec 17

Headshot.


Local news
Bournville’s Snowmen stand tall 

10 Dec 17

Residents of Bournville have been making the most of the snow by creating some amazing snow people.


Local news
#B31JustRead: ‘Cruel thug hurls defenceless CATS’ | Birmingham Mail 

7 Dec 17

We Just Read….


Rugby
Cruel thug hurls defenceless CATS – then shares footage online 

7 Dec 17

The RSPCA are investigating the incidents, filmed in a quiet residential area of Selly Oak…


Local news
Enquiries on-going after hit and run crash in Selly Oak 

6 Dec 17

West Midlands police are investigating after a hit and run left an elderly lady with serious injuries and commuters having to find alternative routes to work.


Rugby
Builder in court accused of Selly Oak sex offences 

6 Dec 17

Gurpal singh, 34, charged with ‘touching inappropriately’ two women in Selly Oak…


Local news
Teenage boy suffers stab wounds after attack in Stirchley 

6 Dec 17

West Midlands Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed whilst talking to friends.


Event
Messy Crafts at the Coffee Hub, 13 Dec 2017 

6 Dec 17

13 Dec 2017 – Workshop at Creative Coffee Hub (suitable for under 18s) A fun filled hour of Messy Crafts, every Wednesday 09.30-10.30 at the Creative Coffee Hub, 17a Raddlebarn Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6HJ.


News
Man charged with two counts of attempted sexual assault in Selly Oak.  

5 Dec 17

Gurpal Singh, aged 34, of no fixed address, has been charged with attempted sexual assault after two women reported being touched inappropriately in Selly Oak last week.


Blog comment
Bournville’s Visitor Information Centre: a revelation 

4 Dec 17

‘Visitor Information Centre’ is a name that kept the writer away for many months anticipating only leaflets and the usual memorabilia made in China.


Rugby
Students in Selly Oak urged not to walk alone at night after two women groped on same street 

3 Dec 17

Attacks happened in Hubert Road just three hours apart…


Local news
Watch as the Bournville Christmas tree lights are switched on 

3 Dec 17

The Bournville Christmas tree lights have now been switched on.


Blog comment
TODAY at 6pm: BOURNVILLE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL 

2 Dec 17

Saturday 2nd December, 2-7pm Bournville Village Council will oversee the traditional switching on of the landmark Christmas tree lights 6pm.


Local news
Police increase patrols after women “touched inappropriately” in Selly Oak street 

1 Dec 17

West Midlands Police have increased patrols after two young female students were touched inappropriately by a man in a Selly Oak Street last night (Thursday 30th November).


Local news
Local school thanks public after reports of antisocial behaviour 

30 Nov 17

After readers reported incidents involving a group of youths being antisocial in Northfield on 24th November, Bournville School responds.


Rugby
Top 5 things to do in Birmingham this weekend including Gin Battle, Christmas Light Trail and Good Food Show 

29 Nov 17

There’s also the Santa Run and Christmas lights switch-on events in Bournville and Kings Heath Village Square…


Blog food
Cadbury World unveils won-deer-ful Christmas creation 

29 Nov 17

Seasonal fun comes to Bournville.


Local news
View from the Bournville Christmas Tree 

28 Nov 17

Ever wondered what it’s like at the top of the Bournville Christmas tree? Well now you know, courtesy of a video taken as the Christmas lights were placed on the tree ahead of them being switched-on on Saturday.


Local news
Celebrating 30 years of fundraising for Acorns Children’s Hospice 

27 Nov 17

In September, Acorns Children’s Hospice celebrated the opening of their first shop in Cotteridge 30 years ago.