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Local news
Central Buses to save axed 108 bus service serving Sutton… 

26 May 17

A BUS operator has stepped in to help continue a vital service after two companies announced they would be withdrawing routes serving Erdington and Sutton Coldfield.


Rugby
The Big Family Festival is back with Peppa, Moomin and Gruffalo treats 

26 May 17

This will be the second year for the Sutton Coldfield event…


Local news
Planning laws flouted as classroom built at Moor Hall Primary… 

26 May 17

A DECISION to build a classroom which has remained on a Sutton Coldfield school’s site without planning permission for NINE months (and counting) has been slammed by a councillor from the town.


Blog feature
Top tenor for Sutton 

26 May 17

International singer added to Sutton Park concert bill.


Local news
Town Council agree £48k public wifi plan – but is that a good use of your money? 

25 May 17

In an age of multiple wifi access points and relatively cheap mobile data is a…


Local news
Four arrested after drug smuggling swoop by NCA in Laneside… 

24 May 17

POLICE smashed through a front door in a quiet residential street in Streetly this morning, seizing a number of items as part of an investigation into alleged drug smuggling and money laundering.


Local news
Sutton Coldfield’s Cllr Anne Underwood takes up office as Lord Mayor of Birmingham 

24 May 17

Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor – Sutton Coldfield’s Cllr Anne Underwood – has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony which took place at the Council House on Tuesday (23 May).


Council
New Lord Mayor to support Dementia UK and Whizz Kidz 

24 May 17

Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor – Cllr Anne Underwood – has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony which took place at the Council House on Tuesday (23 May).


Rugby
National Crime Agency officers raid Sutton Coldfield home 

24 May 17

Officers carry out dramatic dawn swoop over alleged drug smuggling and money laundering…


FixMyStreet
Red traffic light off, 24th May 

24 May 17

Red light not lit on Traffic lights to indicate stop/go straight along Chester Rd North Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 410 Chester Road North, Sutton Coldfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Man suffers life-threatening collapse by Boldmere Gate in Sutton… 

24 May 17

A MAN collapsed after suffering a life-threatening condition in a Sutton Coldfield beauty spot and was saved by an off-duty nurse rushing to his rescue.


Rugby
Door broken down in ‘drugs’ raid in quiet Sutton Coldfield street 

24 May 17

Neighbours described hearing a loud bang and seeing cars and vans outside…


Local news
Police storm Streetly home in early morning raid 

24 May 17

POLICE officers from the National Crime Agency swooped on an address in Streetly in Sutton Coldfield as part of an ‘ongoing operation’ today.


News
Police storm Streetly home in early morning raid 

24 May 17

POLICE officers from the National Crime Agency swooped on an address in Streetly in Sutton Coldfield as part of an ‘ongoing operation’ today.


Local news
Terror alert raised to critical as West Midlands Police say ‘we… 

24 May 17

THE UK’s terror threat level has been raised to its maximum meaning another attack is considered to be ‘imminent’.


Local news
Manchester attack The Vamps’ Brad Simpson & Sutton Coldfield… 

23 May 17

A POPSTAR from Sutton Coldfield and his mum have condemned the ‘callous’ and ‘deeply saddening’ Manchester terror attack which happened just weeks after he played the same venue.


Local news
Paedophile Erdington teacher Jamie Chapman blackmailed children… 

23 May 17

A VILE paedophile teacher who taught at two Erdington schools has admitted blackmailing children in to carrying out sex acts after tricking them in to sending naked images.


Local news
Ofsted praises rapidly-improving Sutton Coldfield school and ‘high impact’ of learning partnership 

23 May 17

The rapidly-improving John Willmott School is another step closer to moving out of special measures following a positive monitoring inspection this month by education watchdog, Ofsted.


Local news
Time is running out to nominate your Sainsbury’s Mere Green charity partner for 2017/18 

23 May 17

Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme is back for the ninth year and the Mere Green store is calling for local charity nominations to be its flagship local charity for the next year.


Local news
James Bond legend Sir Roger Moore dies after battle with cancer 

23 May 17

FORMER Four Oaks resident and James Bond legend Sir Roger Moore has died after a short battle with cancer.


Local news
Woman from Sutton Coldfield gets finger stuck in ‘train track’ 

23 May 17

A WOMAN from Sutton Coldfield hit the buffers last night after her finger became stuck in a ‘train track’.


Local news
Rapid progress at John Willmott School in Sutton Coldfield move… 

23 May 17

SWIFT progress at a Sutton Coldfield school has seen it being told it is back on track and moving closer towards being taken out of ‘special measures’.


Local news
Warning after car thieves strike at Wylde Green Station car park… 

22 May 17

MOTORISTS have been warned to make sure their vehicles are secure after a vehicle was stolen from a car park in Sutton Coldfield.


Sport
Goalkeeper added to Pitmen squad 

22 May 17

Hednesford Town can today confirm the arrival of goalkeeper James Wren to Keys Park.


Local news
Teens arrested on suspicion of car theft in Hardwick Road and… 

22 May 17

THREE teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of car theft after the police helicopter was called to help local them.


Local news
Annual Meeting of Sutton Coldfield Town Council – Trinity Centre 24th May 

22 May 17

The Annual Meeting of the Town Council will take place on Wednesday 24 th May at 7pm in the Trinity Centre.


Local news
Man and woman arrested in Erdington following death of motorcycli… 

21 May 17

A MAN and a woman from Erdington have been arrested following the death of a motorcyclist on a busy deal carriageway in Birmingham.


Local news
Man and woman arrested in Erdington following death of motorcycli… 

21 May 17

A MAN and a woman from Erdington have been arrested following the death of a motorcyclist on a busy deal carriageway in Birmingham.


Local news
Gusto Restaurant & Bar to open new outlet in Mulberry Walk,… 

21 May 17

AN Italian-inspired nationwide restaurant chain is set to open a new outlet in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Hunt to find man suspected of assaulting staff at McDonald’s in… 

21 May 17

A MAN suspected of assaulting staff at a fast food restaurant in Erdington is wanted by police.


Rugby
Police taser ‘brawling’ drinker as violence flares during Bee Gees tribute show in Sutton Coldfield 

21 May 17

Chairs, bottles and glasses allegedly thrown in fracas at Walmley Social Club…


Local news
Saturday Night Fever as brawl breaks out at Walmley Social Club’s… 

21 May 17

A MASS brawl at a Sutton Coldfield social club was sparked after visitors appeared to suffer from a dose of Saturday Night Fever.


Local news
Urgent appeal to find missing Erdington teen Jordan Kearns 

20 May 17

AN appeal has been launched to find a missing Erdington teenager who has not been seen for days.


Local news
What’s On: Macbeth – It’s Not a Game 

20 May 17

When: 23 – 27 May 2017 various times What: Macbeth Where: Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 6AB The post What’s On: Macbeth – It’s Not a Game appeared first on Sutton Coldfield Local News .


Local news
TV star Emma Willis from Sutton Coldfield thanks medics for… 

20 May 17

A TV star from Sutton Coldfield has thanked medics who came to her aid after finding she had a potentially life-threatening illness.


Local news
Hunt to find gang who committed knifepoint robberies in Sutton… 

20 May 17

A TEENAGER has been arrested following a series of knifepoint robberies in Sutton Coldfield and Kingstanding – but eight more suspects are being hunted by police.


Rugby
Police arrest teenager after FIVE gang robberies in Sutton Coldfield in just 24 hours 

20 May 17

Incidents took place in areas including Sutton Park and on the number 5 bus over Thursday and Friday…


Rugby
Axe-wielding robbers attack pregnant woman and boyfriend at Sutton Coldfield home in midnight raid 

20 May 17

Gang assaulted couple after breaking into Falcon Lodge Crescent property at 12.30am on Wednesday…


Local news
Anger after shoppers fined for outstaying welcome at Mulberry… 

20 May 17

SHOPPERS and diners have slammed a new Sutton Coldfield retail development after being caught out by parking fines having outstayed their welcome.


999
Teenager arrested in connection with robberies in Sutton Coldfield 

20 May 17

Police have arrested a teenager following reports of five robberies in Sutton Coldfield on Thursday and Friday night (18 and 19 May).


Local news
Pregnant woman attacked by axe robbers in terrifying Falcon Lodge… 

19 May 17

A PREGNANT woman and her boyfriend have been attacked by axe-wielding robbers in a frightening Sutton Coldfield house raid.


Local news
Still Time to Visit Exhibition of Local Artists 

19 May 17

What: Sutton Coldfield Society of Artists Exhibition Where: Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road,…


Local news
Mumpreneur Opens New Sutton Coldfield PR and Communications Business 

19 May 17

Haiku Creative, founded by Jessica Barker, combines traditional PR with copywriting, content marketing, digital and social to create compelling business narratives, both online and offline.


Rugby
Sutton Coldfield family ‘inches’ from horror crash after police chase 

19 May 17

The chase, which began in Staffordshire, caused a police car to collide with an innocent motorist…


Local news
Family ‘inches’ from horror crash after dramatic Sutton Coldfield… 

19 May 17

A FAMILY were moments away from a big smash after swerving to avoid a speeding motorist who was being pursued by police through the streets of Sutton Coldfield.


Rugby
General election 2017: Who’s standing in Sutton Coldfield? 

18 May 17

What can we expect in Sutton Coldfield in the general election…


Local news
Three-car crash causes rush hour chaos in Jockey Road, Boldmere… 

18 May 17

A THREE-CAR crash in a busy Sutton Coldfield street has led to traffic jams backing up during the rush hour.


Local news
​Robbery suspects hunted after vicious assault at Chester Road… 

18 May 17

POLICE are appealing for information after a robbery and vicious assault at a Sutton Coldfield train station.


Rugby
Coffee shop selling cocktails and gin coming to Sutton Coldfield 

18 May 17

Get ready for espresso martini frappes and a diverse range of gins…


News
Elderly motorist injured in collision on A453 Tamworth Road near… 

18 May 17

AN elderly motorist has been injured following a collision near the busy Bassetts Pole island.


Local news
Elderly motorist injured in collision on A453 Tamworth Road near… 

18 May 17

AN elderly motorist has been injured following a collision near the busy Bassetts Pole island.


News
Elderly motorist injured in collision on A453 Tamworth Road near… 

18 May 17

AN elderly motorist has been injured following a collision near the busy Bassetts Pole island.


Rugby
Speeding driver banned after crash claimed life of teenage Sutton Coldfield cyclist 

18 May 17

Stephen Russell was banned for nine months after he was involved in a crash that killed Daniel Horton…


Local news
Speeding driver Stephan Russell banned for causing crash which… 

18 May 17

A SPEEDING driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel after causing a crash which resulted in the tragic death of a much-loved teenage cyclist.


News
Traffic chaos after M6 accident pile-up – four lorries and a car 

18 May 17

THERE were miles of tail-backs on the M6 and heavy traffic near Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and Great Barr and surrounding roads after a multiple vehicle accident on the M6.


Local news
Traffic chaos after M6 accident pile-up – four lorries and a car 

18 May 17

THERE were miles of tail-backs on the M6 and heavy traffic near Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and Great Barr and surrounding roads after a multiple vehicle accident on the M6.


Local news
Hunt to find Frankburn Road, Streetly house burglar 

18 May 17

A BURGLARY has taken place at a Sutton Coldfield house with police appealing for witnesses.


News
Hunt to find Frankburn Road, Streetly house burglar 

18 May 17

A BURGLARY has taken place at a house in Sutton Coldfield with police appealing for witnesses.


Local news
Aromatic Coffee Shop and Bar to open at Mulberry Walk in Sutton… 

17 May 17

A NEW bar offering a distinctly ‘day and night’ service is set to open in Sutton Coldfield.


Rugby
Birmingham weather: Parts of city hit with flash flooding 

17 May 17

In Sutton Coldfield, cars were submerged up to their doors as drivers travelled down Riland Road…