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Local news
More volunteers needed as fundraising group push toward their £15K target 

17 Mar 16

The Friends of Good Hope Hospital are pleased to announce they are well on the way to their ambitious target of raising £15,000 by the end of the year.


Local news
Lea Marston Hotel unveils new look after £2m investment 

17 Mar 16

A family-owned Sutton Coldfield hotel has undergone a major expansion with the addition of 30 new bedrooms and luxury suites, representing a significant investment of almost £2million in the local economy.


Local news
Derelict Erdington pub could get new lease of life if council… 

17 Mar 16

A DERELICT pub plagued by antisocial behaviour and rough sleepers could be turned into new homes if proposals are given the green light.


Local news
Illegal bike riders at Erdington’s Witton Lakes beauty spot… 

17 Mar 16

SCOOTER riders suspected of riding illegally at an Erdington beauty spot are being hunted by police.


Local news
Comment: The inaugural meeting of the Interim Sutton Coldfield Parish Council 

16 Mar 16

The Interim Sutton Coldfield Parish Council held its inaugural meeting at the Mere Green Community Centre yesterday, Tuesday 15th of March.


Local news
New Metal Health Recovery Service and Open Day in Sutton Coldfield 

16 Mar 16

It was a delight to catch up with Hayley and Sophie recently, two of the people behind a new mental health recovery service starting in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Father of Cerys Edwards demands Antonio Boparan retrial after… 

16 Mar 16

THE father of a Sutton Coldfield girl who ‘died as a result of a crash’ caused by a speeding motorist has demanded justice.


Local news
Primania as Primark opens at The Fort in Erdington 

16 Mar 16

Gallery created by Sutton Coldfield Observer…


Local news
Woman hospitalised after Primark fall at The Fort Shopping Centre… 

16 Mar 16

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after an escalator fall during the grand opening of Primark in Erdington.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP launches Sutton Coldfield Jobs Fair for 8 July at the Town Hall 

16 Mar 16

The MP for our Royal Town has today announced the launch of his second Jobs and Careers Fair to take place on 8 July at the Town Hall.


Local news
Sutton Coldfield stabbing: man faces attempted murder charge 

16 Mar 16

A man will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (16th March)  after a woman was stabbed at an address in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Arson investigation as car found alight under railway bridge in… 

16 Mar 16

A CAR blaze which took place under a railway bridge in Sutton Coldfield is being treated as ‘deliberate’ by the fire service.


Local news
31-year-old Sutton Coldfield man to appear at Birmingham Magistrates charged with attempted murder 

16 Mar 16

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was stabbed at an address in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Man arrested on suspicion of masturbating on a Sutton Coldfield… 

16 Mar 16

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of ‘outraging public decency’ on a Sutton Coldfield bus.


Local news
Sutton Coldfield stabbing: Matthew Bennett charged with attempted… 

16 Mar 16

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was stabbed at an address in Sutton Coldfield.


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Man charged with attempted murder in Sutton Coldfield 

16 Mar 16

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was stabbed at an address in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Bus passenger in Sutton Coldfield suspected of masturbating in… 

15 Mar 16

A CCTV image of a man suspected of committing an indecent act on a Sutton Coldfield bus has been released by police.


Local news
Arthur Terry School celebrate Duke of Edinburgh Award success 

15 Mar 16

Nationally over 100,000 people receive a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award every year and at Sutton Coldfield’s Arthur Terry School they are very proud to have 100 students complete either the bronze, silver or gold…


FixMyStreet
Abandoned Taxi on the road for 14 days., 15th March 

15 Mar 16

Abandoned Taxi on the road for 14 days.


Local news
Lights out at local hotel in support of Earth Hour 

15 Mar 16

At 8.30pm on Saturday 19th March, Moor Hall Hotel & Spa in Sutton Coldfield will be turning off all non-essential lights for an hour in support of the global Earth Hour “Lights Out” initiative…


Local news
Erdington man admits role in fatal nightclub attack 

15 Mar 16

A MAN from Erdington has been pleaded guilty for his involvement in an attack which led to the death of a man at a nightclub.


Local news
Erdington teenager arrested after 14-year-old girl sexually… 

15 Mar 16

A TEENAGER from Erdington has been arrested following a sexual assault and mugging incident last weekend.


Local news
Attempted murder investigation launched in Sutton Coldfield after… 

15 Mar 16

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was stabbed several times at an address in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Former Falcon Lodge post office in Sutton Coldfield to become… 

15 Mar 16

PLANS have been submitted to deliver a new Sutton Coldfield restaurant at a former post office site.


Rugby
Match report – Sat 5th Mar 2016 

14 Mar 16

Sandbach RFC 50 pts v Sutton Coldfield 3 pts…


FixMyStreet
Pothole, 14th March 

14 Mar 16

Pothole at the junction of Chester Rd North and Roylesden Crescent-just as you turn in Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Roylesden Crescent, Sutton Coldfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Trouble-hit Ibar in Sutton Coldfield has its licence suspended 

14 Mar 16

THE owner of bar in Sutton Coldfield has vowed to fight a potential closure order after it was branded a ‘drain on police resources’.


Local news
Sutton Coldfield MP votes in favour of ESA cuts 

14 Mar 16

Cuts to the amount new ESA claimants will receive are set to go ahead after ministers invoked special powers to push them through last week.


Local news
Former Morrisons and Blockbusters store in Sutton Coldfield back… 

14 Mar 16

A TROUBLED premises in the centre of Sutton Coldfield is back on the market after failing to reopen as a convenience store.


Local news
European silvers for Sutton Coldfield judoka 

14 Mar 16

Sutton Coldfield judo players Lubjana Piovesana and Dan Powell both picked up silver medals at the Coimbra Junior European Cup in Portugal on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March.


Local news
Norman Laud Association in Sutton Coldfield gets ‘outstanding’… 

14 Mar 16

A CHARITY in Sutton Coldfield which supports children and young adults with learning and physical disabilities has received a glowing report from inspectors.


Local news
Student officer literally ‘jumps’ into action on his first day in… 

14 Mar 16

HE MAY be new to the force but student officer at West Midlands Police has already made his mark after he literally jumped into action in Erdington.


Local news
Five-day weather forecast from the Met Office 

14 Mar 16

Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UK.


Local news
First Sutton Coldfield Interim Parish Council Meeting: Tuesday 15 March 

13 Mar 16

The first meeting of Sutton Coldfield’s Interim Parish Council takes place on Tuesday 15th March, 6pm at the Mere Green Community Centre.


Local news
Planning Applications 28th Feb – 5th Mar 2016 

13 Mar 16

Sutton Coldfield planning applications made during the weeks commencing February 28th 2016.


Local news
Erdington nursery receives top marks in latest Ofsted report 

12 Mar 16

AN Erdington nursery has been praised for its ‘can do attitude’ and children’s ‘freedom’ in their latest Ofsted report.


Local news
Long-serving member of Sutton Coldfield Sailing Club celebrates… 

12 Mar 16

WHEN it came to celebrating his 90th birthday, there was only one ‘mast-erplan’ way to celebrate for avid Sutton Coldfield sailor Paul Scase.


Local news
Anger as Sutton Coldfield wheelie bin collections repeatedly… 

12 Mar 16

CONTINUALLY missed wheelie bin collections in Sutton Coldfield have led to anger among residents and councillors who are demanding the council gets its act together.


Local news
Concerns for Sutton Coldfield’s Jimmy Spices restaurant closed… 

11 Mar 16

Concerns are growing for a popular Sutton Coldfield restaurant which has remained closed this week.


Local news
Sutton Coldfield Hockey Club celebrate 125 years with fantastic sponsorship raffle 

11 Mar 16

Sutton Coldfield Hockey Club are celebrating 125 years of the foundation of the men’s club with a sponsorship raffle.


Local news
YMCA Sutton Coldfield: Calling all local businesses to support Sleep Easy event 

11 Mar 16

YMCA Sutton Coldfield are looking for local businesses to support their Sleep Easy event and help raise vital funds.


Local news
More volunteers needed as Sutton Coldfield community groups give and gain 

11 Mar 16

A growing network of community minded partners whose aim is to “give back” to the people of Sutton Coldfield are seeking volunteers so that even more people can benefit from their altruistic work.


Local news
Pupils at Yenton Primary School in Erdington take part in ‘Clean… 

11 Mar 16

A BAND of thoughtful volunteers at a school in Erdington rolled up their sleeves to take part in a major litter-pick at a local beauty spot last weekend in preparation for a right Royal occasion.


Local news
Paralympic star Ellie Simmonds urges Sutton Coldfield to support Sport Relief 2016 

11 Mar 16

Four-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds is encouraging people from Sutton Coldfield to support Sport Relief 2016.


Local news
Watch: Inspirational video of Sutton Coldfield man preparing to… 

11 Mar 16

AN AVID Sutton Coldfield cyclist is to ride more than 300 miles across the country in 24 hours to raise money for a caring charity.


Local news
Sutton Coldfield stabbing: How the town reacted to news a… 

11 Mar 16

THE Royal Town has reacted with shock and horror after a pregnant woman was stabbed in the centre of Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Missing Erdington man found 

11 Mar 16

A MISSING man from Erdington who needed ‘urgent’ medical treatment has been found.


FixMyStreet
Little Aston Road, 11th March 

11 Mar 16

Pothole where cars turn at central reservation to gain access to Aldridge centre.


Local news
Weekend weather forecast from the Met Office: Cloudy 

11 Mar 16

Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UK.


Local news
Missing Erdington man requires ‘urgent’ medical treatment 

10 Mar 16

POLICE are searching for a man who requires urgent medical treatment.


Local news
​Man airlifted to hospital after Sutton Coldfield roof fall 

10 Mar 16

A MAN has been airlifted to hospital after sustaining multiple injuries in a 15 foot garage fall in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Man charged with two attempted murders following attack at Don… 

10 Mar 16

A MAN has been charged with two attempted murders after an incident at a Sutton Coldfield restaurant.


Rugby
Midland 7’s 2016 Sat 28th May 2016 + Beer Festival 

10 Mar 16

Midland 7’s 2016 at the Roger Smoldon ground Sutton Coldfield…


Local news
Missing Erdington teenager found 

10 Mar 16

A TEENAGER from Erdington who went missing for almost week has been found.


Local news
‘Big’ cat in Boldmere Sutton Coldfield hunted after series of… 

10 Mar 16

AN aggressive ‘big’ cat in Sutton Coldfield is leaving a trail of ‘terror’ attacking other felines with a concerned resident looking to hunt it down.


Local news
Pregnant Sutton Coldfield stab victim Natalie Queiroz’s condition… 

9 Mar 16

A WOMAN stabbed in Sutton Coldfield while heavily pregnant has been moved out of critical care.


Local news
Book now for Trinity Players’ The Producers 

9 Mar 16

What: The Producers Where: Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Rd, Sutton Coldfield B73 6AB When: 10th – 14th May , 7:30pm Sutton Coldfield’s award winning Trinity Players bring the musical comedy, The Producers,…


Local news
Planning Applications Feb 14th – 27th 2016 

9 Mar 16

Sutton Coldfield planning applications made during the weeks commencing February 14th and 21st2016.


Local news
Man charged with production and supply of cannabis 

9 Mar 16

A man has been sent for trial to face two drugs-related charges.


Local news
‘Permanent’ closure of Sutton Coldfield’s Don Diego restaurant… 

9 Mar 16

A TROUBLED restaurant in Sutton Coldfield which was the scene of a suspected assault involving a baseball bat has ‘closed permanently’.