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Blog politics
Local MP visits new University of Birmingham sports facilities in advance of Commonwealth Games decision 

27 Jul 17

Steve McCabe MP with members of the Jamaican Track and Field Team.


Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP supports heart disease and stroke patients in Selly Oak 

26 Jul 17

Steve_McCabe stock pic .


Local news
The Great Rover recreation 

26 Jul 17

On 30 September, Artist Keith Harrison will be presenting a ‘Joyride’ life-size clay replica of the final Rover 75 to leave the Longbridge carplant at the Jerwood Open Forest commission.


Local news
Bournville College opens doors to over 300 Bosnians 

26 Jul 17

Over 300 Bosnians from across the world gathered together at Bournville College in Longbridge earlier this month.


Blog feature
i-Marathon

26 Jul 17

Have you always fancied taking on a marathon but can never find the time to train? Do you want the thrill of the challenge and to be rewarded with a bespoke medal but cant manage 26.2 miles in one day?
Join us for a marathon month this October and go …


Blog feature
Arvin’s annual charity music event

26 Jul 17

Join ourvolunteer Ambassador Arvin Chauhan as he holds his third annual charity event for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice on Saturday 9th September at Domain Plaza Hall.


FixMyStreet
Dumped household item, 26th July 

26 Jul 17

A household item has been left here yet again Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Willoughby Grove, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Potholes all along the road, 25th July 

25 Jul 17

Reservoir Road is full of potholes from beginning to end Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 67 Reservoir Road, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog feature
Catering volunteer receives national award

25 Jul 17

A Birmingham volunteer has received a prestigious, national accolade to honour 20-years of dedicated voluntary service.


News
National Express West Midlands slashes bus fares for Birmingham students and NHS staff. 

25 Jul 17

National Express West Midlands is slashing bus fares for Birmingham students and NHS staff.


Blog feature
Clinical Nurse Specialist

25 Jul 17

INTEGRATED COMMUNITY PALLIATIVE CARE TEAM
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care Hospice Band 7 (31,383 – 41,374)
37.5 hours per week Do you have what it takes to work with us to drive forward community palliative care, supporting our vision …


Blog feature
Why I’m running my first marathon

25 Jul 17

I started running in 2013 and have since completed three half marathons for Birmingham St Marys Hospice with each race in memory of someone I have lost.


Local news
‘Heroic’ school pupils rescue elderly man after fall 

24 Jul 17

Four Bournville School pupils have been hailed as heroes after coming to the rescue of an elderly man who was left badly injured after a fall in the road.


Blog feature
Birmingham Best Foot Forward

24 Jul 17

Birmingham Best Foot Forward is organised by the Rotary Club of Birmingham and is an event raising money for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, The Salvation Army and other charities.


Event
Swing Train Birmingham, 24 Jul 2017 

22 Jul 17

24 Jul 2017 – Dance at Stirchley Baths SwingTrain is a high-intensity dance cardio workout inspired by the joyful, energetic sounds of Charleston, Swing, Gospel, Rhythm Blues, Electro Swing, and Hot Jazz.


FixMyStreet
Green traffic light not working, 22nd July 

22 Jul 17

Green traffic light not working at pedestrian.


Blog feature
Bringing Weston to The Wernley

21 Jul 17

Join usat The Wernley Pub, Oldbury on Sunday 27th August for a fun-filled day for all the family!
We’ll be enjoying lots of food, seaside themed games, a bouncy castle and lots more from 2pm- 6pm, and would love to see you there! The event is free to…


Blog feature
Family Fun Day!

21 Jul 17

Join usat The Camp Pub, Kings Norton on Sunday 27th August for a fun-filled day for all the family!
We’ll be enjoying a BBQ, fairground rides, games, a bouncy castle and lots more from 12pm – 12am and would love to see you there.


Blog feature
Staff Nurse Inpatient Unit

21 Jul 17

STAFF NURSE – INPATIENT UNIT
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Hospice Band 5 (21,818 to 28,368 per annum dependent on experience)
Are you a Registered Nurse who is passionate about the delivery of excellent care?
Are you a positive thinker with an …


Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP calls for action to bring fairer energy prices for all 

20 Jul 17

Energy prices.


Rugby
This was the health advice handed out to Brummies in 1897 

20 Jul 17

Amazing document reveals quaint ‘Rules of Health’ given to Brummies in newly-built Bournville a century ago…


Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP welcomes High Court injunction cracking down on unauthorised encampments in Selly Oak 

20 Jul 17

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Blog feature
Lorry driver cycled London to Paris to raise £4k

19 Jul 17

A local lorry driver has completed a gruelling 250-mile bike ride, raising over 4,000 for Birmingham St Marys Hospice.


Local news
Council obtains injunctions at 3 local parks banning traveller encampments until 2019 

19 Jul 17

The council has successfully gained two injunctions banning encampments from moving onto four city parks and recreation grounds until July 2019.


Rugby
Travellers face arrest if they set up camp in Selly Oak, Stirchley and Perry Park 

18 Jul 17

Birmingham City Council secure court orders banning travellers from four parks…


FixMyStreet
Missed Rubbish collection, 18th July 

18 Jul 17

Missed collection.


Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP welcomes apprentices to House of Commons 

18 Jul 17

Apprenticeships.


Local news
Kings Norton Park joins Birmingham’s list of Green Flag parks 

18 Jul 17

Kings Norton Park has joined Birmingham’s list of 17 Green Flag parks, being awarded the symbol of Britain’s best green spaces for the first time.


Blog feature
HR Manager

18 Jul 17

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER Permanent 37.5 hours per week flexibility required Salary – circa 40k depending on skills and experience Are you a talented HR professional looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to contribute to an organisation which…


Blog feature
Taking To The Air For The Hospice

17 Jul 17

I came to work at Birmingham St Marys Hospice because my aunt was cared for here when I was a child.


Blog feature
From Electrical To An Electrifying Challenge

17 Jul 17

Hi, my name is Tim Jones and I run a company called Plugsafe Portable Appliance Testing, which tests anything with a 3-pin plug on it for electrical safety.


Blog politics
Birmingham MP tables motion in Parliament calling for action on unauthorised traveller encampments 

17 Jul 17

Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak.


Blog feature
Part Time Cook

17 Jul 17

COOK
18 HOURS PER WEEK Hospice Band 3 15,654 – 19,140 pro rata
We are currently expanding our catering team at Birmingham St Marys Hospice and are looking for an experienced cook to join our friendly team.


FixMyStreet
Problem gets worse…, 16th July 

16 Jul 17

Missed collection.


FixMyStreet
Still no collection, 15th July 

15 Jul 17

Still no collection.


FixMyStreet
Graffiti on railway bridge, 15th July 

15 Jul 17

Please remove graffiti Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bristol Road, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Man hospitalised after BMW smashes into house while he watches TV 

15 Jul 17

Man in hospital after car ploughs into Selly Oak house…


Local news
Jail for Selly Oak gorilla mask sex attacker 

14 Jul 17

A sex offender who preyed on young women in Selly Oak wearing a gorilla mask has been handed a lengthy jail sentence by Birmingham Crown Court today (Friday 14th July).


Rugby
Evil rapist jailed after attacking lone female students while wearing gorilla and Yoda masks 

14 Jul 17

Elvis Sidaway, 54, used an attack kit before carrying out five sexual assaults in Selly Oak, Quinton and Edgbaston…


999
Selly Oak ‘gorilla mask’ sex attacker jailed 

14 Jul 17

A registered sex offender has been jailed for 21 years after a series of attacks on young women which shook the student community in Selly Oak at the end of last year.


Blog feature
Director appointed to national charity retail body

13 Jul 17

A director of a West Midlands hospice has been appointed to the national Charity Retail Association (CRA) board, as the champion for charities with a small chain of shops.


Event
Cadbury World: Super Sleuthing, 15 Jul 2017 – 16 Jul 2017 

13 Jul 17

15 Jul 2017 – 16 Jul 2017 – Community at Cadbury World (suitable for under 18s) Crunchie the bear was unwrapped by Free Radio Presenters Dan and Naomi alongside artist Jane Anderson, Natalia Solanki from The Big Sleuth, Gerrard Baldwin, Cadbury World…


Event
Viktorija Gečytė, 19 Jul 2017 

13 Jul 17

19 Jul 2017 – Jazz at Bournville Village Green…


Blog feature
Spiritual Care Lead

13 Jul 17

Spiritual Care Lead
Family and Carers Support Team
19 hours per week
Permanent Hospice Pay band 6 (26,244 – 35,225 per annum pro rata)
Are you a dynamic empathetic caring person with excellent communication skills?
A future where the best experience …


Event
Photos from July Market 

12 Jul 17

Were you at the July market? If so, here are some photos as a reminder of the fantastic range of stalls (and customers!) we had on the day, courtesy of photographer Phil Banting .


Blog politics
Selly Oak constituency unemployment rate 63rd highest out of 650 constituencies across the country 

12 Jul 17

Steve_McCabe.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish not collected for 1 month?????, 11th July 

11 Jul 17

WwHY DO WE NOT HAVE RECYCLING AND REFUSE COLLECTED WEEK ON WEEK I REPORT THIS !!!! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 111 Shenley Fields Road, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog feature
Part Time Receptionist

11 Jul 17

Part Time Receptionist FTC 6 months
18 hours per week
Hospice Band 2: 14219 – 17261 per annum depending on skills experience
Rota Pattern: 4 afternoons per week 1300 – 1730
A fantastic opportunity has become available for a front of house …


FixMyStreet
Missing/broken low level barriers, 11th July 

11 Jul 17

Several low level fencing/barriers are missing/broken on the Cartland Road between Pershore Road and Riverbrook Drive.


Blog feature
Senior Palliative Care Physiotherapist

11 Jul 17

Senior Palliative Care Physiotherapist
Hospice Band 6 (26,244 – 35,225 pro rata per annum depending on experience)
15 hours per week We are looking for an enthusiastic skilled physiotherapist to work with the therapist team and wider …


Blog comment
Times: Birmingham is one of Britain’s greenest places 

11 Jul 17

This upbeat article was omitted from the depressing daily e-alerts sent to the Murdoch-owned paper’s online subscribers, but – thanks to David Bailey’s retweeting – it will now reach others, including readers of the Brummie .


Rugby
Sex offender in gorilla mask attacked Selly Oak students during four-month reign of terror, court told 

10 Jul 17

Elvis Sidaway, 54, allegedly raped one student and sexually assaulted five others…


Blog feature
Bank Childrens Worker

7 Jul 17

BANK CHILDRENS WORKER
FAMILY AND CARERS SUPPORT TEAM
45 per session
Are you keen to develop your skills in working with grieving children?
Are you passionate about supporting grieving children in a hospice environment?
Do you have experience and …


Blog feature
Children’s Worker

7 Jul 17

CHILDRENS WORKER
FAMILY AND CARERS SUPPORT TEAM
Fixed Term for 3 years
37.5 hours per week
Salary: 26,244 Are you keen to develop your skills in working with grieving children?
Are you passionate about supporting grieving children in a hospice …


Blog feature
One of the Most Famous Men You’ve Never Heard Of

7 Jul 17

Born in 1887 in San Francisco, Lincoln Beachey was a lonely kid who nobody would have suspected of becoming a hero.


FixMyStreet
Bristol Road South – Graffiti On Brick Bridge., 7th July 

7 Jul 17

There is graffiti on the road bridge just after you come past Selly Oak Train Station car park entrance / exit and before the new building opposite Halfords.


FixMyStreet
Bristol Road South – Graffiti On Cable Box, 7th July 

7 Jul 17

There Is graffiti on the cable box outside the new development next door to the Vauxhall Dealers.


News
Delicious restaurant meals delivered to parks and public spaces across the city and beyond. 

6 Jul 17

There’s nothing more glorious in the summer than eating al-fresco when the sun comes out, and Deliveroo today (06/07) announced the good news that its riders will deliver delicious restaurant meals to public space and parks across the city and …


Business
These two Cadbury bars will now be made in Birmingham 

6 Jul 17

Chocolate maker unveils first big change at Bournville plant since completion of 75m investment into new production lines…


Rugby
These two Cadbury bars will now be made in Birmingham 

6 Jul 17

Chocolate maker unveils first big change at Bournville plant since completion of 75m investment into new production lines…