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Local news
Disgraced Good Hope and Spire Little Aston surgeon Dr Ian… 

26 Jul 17

A DISGRACED surgeon found guilty of butchering cancer patients in hundreds of unnecessary operations has been struck off from the medical register.


FixMyStreet
LLarge hole in carriageway, 26th July 

26 Jul 17

Hole in the middle of carriageway of Manor Hill, Sutton Coldfield, to the North side of Brewhouse Kitchen restaurant and just before the junction with Birmingham Road (about 6 inches deep) Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically…


Local news
Four teenagers arrested after Range Rover Evoque is stolen in… 

26 Jul 17

FOUR teenagers have been arrested in connection with a series of high-value car-jackings in Birmingham, including one in Erdington.


Rugby
Teens risk their lives freerunning on top of Superdrug in Sutton Coldfield town centre 

26 Jul 17

Police called as worried shoppers spot them high above ground…


Local news
Mum Katie Widdowson died after Good Hope Hospital’s blunder in… 

25 Jul 17

A YOUNG mum died after a Sutton Coldfield hospital’s ‘gross failure’ to spot early warning signs that she was suffering from a killer flesh-eating disease.


Local news
Reckless boys carry out parkour stunt above Superdrug, HSBC and… 

25 Jul 17

TWO teenagers were seen carrying out a dangerous free running stunt on top of a Sutton Coldfield shopping centre.


Local news
Travel chaos as roadworks start in Thornhill Road and Foley Road… 

25 Jul 17

MISERY for motorists has been caused by roadworks starting on two busy Sutton Coldfield streets.


Local news
Mercedes stolen as homes in Bridle Lane and Lilac Avenue,… 

24 Jul 17

POLICE are appealing for information after two homes in Streetly were targeted by burglars within hours of each other.


Local news
Armed officers finish raid after gun drama in Water Orton 

24 Jul 17

ARMED officers were unable to find a firearm after they sealed a Water Orton street following reports that a man had a gun.


Local news
Street-racing trio who hit 134mph travelling to Minworth, Sutton… 

24 Jul 17

THREE road menaces who tore along a dual carriageway heading for Sutton Coldfield at speeds of more than 130mph have narrowly avoided being jailed for street racing.


Rugby
Top 5 things to do in Birmingham this weekend 

24 Jul 17

Brum is brimming with festivals in Jewellery Quarter, Shard End and Sutton Coldfield from July 28-30…


Local news
​Gun drama in Water Orton as road sealed by police 

24 Jul 17

ARMED officers have sealed off a busy Water Orton street after reports that a man has a GUN.


News
​Two hospitalised and one cut free after four-car smash in… 

24 Jul 17

TWO people have been taken to hospital and another had to be cut free following a four-car smash near Tamworth, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
​Two hospitalised and one cut free after four-car smash in… 

24 Jul 17

TWO people have been taken to hospital and another had to be cut free following a four-car smash near Tamworth, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield.


News
​Two hospitalised and one cut free after four-car smash in… 

24 Jul 17

TWO people have been taken to hospital and another had to be cut free following a four-car smash near Tamworth, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Family pay tribute to ‘lovable rogue’ biker who died in Tamworth… 

24 Jul 17

FAMILY of a motorcyclist killed in Tamworth have paid heartfelt tributes to their ‘lovable rogue’.


Local news
Anger at plans to close Sutton Coldfield’s children’s centres… 

24 Jul 17

MORE than 100 people turned out at community venue to voice their concerns over the future of ‘lifeline’ children’s services in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Green spaces across Birmingham named amongst the best in Britain 

22 Jul 17

Seventeen green spaces in Birmingham have been named among the best in Britain.


Local news
Gravelly Hill and Tyburn Road links to A38(M) Aston Expressway… 

21 Jul 17

MOTORISTS travelling into Birmingham are facing WEEKS of misery, as Highways England announced this week that two major key link roads in Erdington will remain closed until September while multi-million pound repair works are in progress.


Local news
Archaeological Walking Through Time walks to reveal Sutton Park’s… 

21 Jul 17

A STEP back in time to discover some of the key sites and history of Sutton Coldfield’s most popular beauty spot is set to be unveiled in a series of new walks set to be unveiled this month.


Local news
Drinkers evacuated after fire breaks out at The Yenton pub in… 

21 Jul 17

A BLAZE broke out at a popular Erdington pub while dozens of customers and staff were inside.


Local news
Burglars snap locks to steal valuables from Chestnut Close,… 

21 Jul 17

BURGLARS have snapped a lock and stolen valuable items from a home.


Rugby
When October half term is in 2017 

20 Jul 17

We’ve got all the dates you need here in and near Birmingham here, including Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, Redditch, Warwickshire, Walsall and Dudley.


Local news
Masked men hunted after raiding army veteran’s home in Maney Hill… 

20 Jul 17

MASKED and hooded raiders are believed to have broken in to an army veteran’s house and taken valuables as he slept.


Business
Restaurant group to open next venue in Sutton Coldfield 

20 Jul 17

Mexican-themed venue will launch in former bathroom and kitchen fittings store Ripples…


Local news
Car stolen in Aldridge Road, Streetly burglary 

20 Jul 17

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car was stolen in a burglary last week.


Local news
Mercedes stolen in Aldridge Road, Streetly burglary 

20 Jul 17

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car was stolen in a burglary last week.


Local news
Sutton Coldfield schoolgirl to star in community musical project in Lichfield 

20 Jul 17

A Sutton Coldfield schoolgirl will take centre stage in a new community musical.


Local news
New Hall Valley Country Park, Sutton Coldfield Crematorium &… 

20 Jul 17

THREE outdoor sites in Sutton Coldfield have retained their prestigious awards for meeting high standards and being well managed.


FixMyStreet
Road surface dreadful, 20th July 

20 Jul 17

Road needs resurfacing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Falcon Lodge Crescent, Sutton Coldfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Brazen robber snatches smartwatch from man in New Oscott Stores… 

19 Jul 17

VULNERABLE man had a smartwatch taken in a brazen robbery in Erdington.


Local news
Motorcyclist dies after Drayton Bassett collision 

19 Jul 17

A MOTORCYCLIST has died after a collision with a white van.


Local news
Conman hunted after ‘tricking’ OAPs in Erdington and Acocks Green… 

19 Jul 17

A BOGUS workman who conned two elderly women, one in Erdington, is being hunted by police.


Local news
Warning after schoolgirl approached by man by North Birmingham… 

19 Jul 17

A STRANGER danger warning has been issued by police after a teenage schoolgirl was approached by a man near to a Kingstanding school.


Local news
Anger as missed bin collections lead to bluebottles & stench… 

19 Jul 17

ANGRY residents across Sutton Coldfield have reacted with dismay after bin collections have been missed with one road in particular seemingly bearing the brunt of the current problems.


Local news
Fat Franks VW Campervan American diner opens at the Gracechurch… 

18 Jul 17

A TASTE of America has been brought to the centre of Sutton Coldfield in a brand new diner that is more commonly seen by the seaside.


Sport
“Perfect” performance helps Old Hill to third win in a row 

18 Jul 17

CONFIDENCE is high in the Old Hill squad after the side picked up their third win on the bounce at home to Sutton Coldfield on Saturday.


Local news
All aboard! Story Wood Primary School in Perry Common unveil new… 

18 Jul 17

HOW’S this for an innovative idea, which is aimed to encourage children with their reading.


Council
Green Flag success for Birmingham parks and crematoria 

18 Jul 17

It’s official – Birmingham has 17 of Britain’s best green spaces.


News
Cycling troublemakers at Streetly Academy in Sutton Coldfield… 

18 Jul 17

CYCLING schoolchildren causing anti-social behaviour in Sutton Coldfield have been warned they will face possible exclusion from school if caught causing trouble on the roads.


Local news
Cycling troublemakers at Streetly Academy in Sutton Coldfield… 

18 Jul 17

CYCLING schoolchildren causing anti-social behaviour in Sutton Coldfield have been warned they will face possible exclusion from school if caught causing trouble on the roads.


FixMyStreet
Bins not emptied since two weeks ago, 17th July 

17 Jul 17

Rubbish needs collecting Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 18 Leigh Road, Sutton Coldfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Police helicopter sent to Sutton Coldfield TWICE for Sutton Park… 

17 Jul 17

THE POLICE helicopter was scrambled to Sutton Coldfield twice last weekend after a hunt for a missing person and a bizarre incident at a town beauty spot.


Local news
Popular The Boot Inn in Sutton Coldfield reopens after £329… 

17 Jul 17

A POPULAR Sutton Coldfield pub reopened this weekend after having a huge refurbishment to make it a ‘welcoming community venue’The Boot Inn in Rectory Road closed in June with speculation about its future after barriers went up outside the premises.


Local news
Girl rescued from TREE in Honiley Drive, Sutton Coldfield 

17 Jul 17

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a five-year-old girl in Sutton Coldfield after she got stuck up a TREE.


Local news
Local Sainsbury’s Branch Brings in a Trolley-Load of Money for Friends of Good Hope Hospital 

17 Jul 17

Friends of Good Hope Hospital were delighted to have collected an incredible £6,000 from the Sainsbury’s Local on Walsall Street in Sutton Coldfield, the results of a successful year’s charity work with the local supermarket.


FixMyStreet
No refuse collections, 17th July 

17 Jul 17

No bin collection for two weeks.


Local news
Woman suffers multiple injuries after car crash in Little Sutton… 

17 Jul 17

A CAR crashed in to a wall in Sutton Coldfield with a woman suffering multiple injuries and the road closed for several hours.


Local news
Popular Bodega Cantina to open in Sutton Coldfield’s former… 

16 Jul 17

A RESTAURANT selling South American street food dishes is set to open in Sutton Coldfield.


Rugby
Mexican bar and restaurant Bodega to open in Sutton Coldfield 

16 Jul 17

Bodega Bar Cantina due to open in autumn 2017…


Local news
Cross Keys pub fight convict Lemahl Innis-Thomas from Erdington… 

16 Jul 17

A MAN convicted for his part in a fight at an Erdington pub is wanted by police for a ‘recall to prison’ after breaching licensing conditions.


News
Search for man missing after visiting garden centre in Shenstone 

15 Jul 17

Police are trying to trace a 78-year-old man who was last seen in Shenstone.


Local news
Teens carried out violent stabbing attack on boy in ‘dispute over… 

15 Jul 17

THREE teenagers have been convicted of stabbing a boy in Sutton Coldfield following an ‘ongoing dispute over a girl’.


Local news
Yobs hunted after ‘threats’ made at Sutton Park in Sutton… 

15 Jul 17

YOBS on motorcycles who are believed to have been threatening visitors at a Sutton Coldfield beauty spot are wanted by police.


Rugby
CCTV appeal after car stolen in Sutton Coldfield burglary 

14 Jul 17

Police issue image of man they wish to trace after blue Mazda stolen from property in Wylde Green…


Blog comment
Walsall Wood at home to Sutton Coldfield Town in pre-season friendly this Saturday! 

14 Jul 17

You first chance to catch Walsall Wood in action at home for the 2017/18 season! Continue reading…


Local news
Missing Eleanor Lowe from Erdington found 

14 Jul 17

A VULNERABLE woman from Erdington who went missing from her home has been found.


News
Detectives are appealing for information after a burglary in Sutton Coldfield. 

14 Jul 17

Detective Constable Dave Wylam is appealing for information after a property on Birmingham Road in Wylde Green was broken into last month.


Local news
Burglary suspected hunted after Birmingham Road break-in in Wylde… 

14 Jul 17

AN APPEAL to find a man wanted in connection with a burglary in Sutton Coldfield where a car was stolen has been issued by police.


Local news
Burglary suspect hunted after Birmingham Road break-in in Wylde… 

14 Jul 17

AN APPEAL to find a man wanted in connection with a burglary in Sutton Coldfield where a car was stolen has been issued by police.