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Burglars and thieves target homes and cars in Sutton Coldfield as crimewave continues 

22 Jun 18

High-value cars in Boldmere, opportunist thefts and a bogus caller in Four Oaks mark a week of crime in the Royal Town…


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Students ‘banned from prom’ following disorder outside John Willmott School in Sutton Coldfield 

21 Jun 18

Police riot vans and a number of officers were stationed outside the Reddicap Heath Road site as tensions rose before Year 11 GCSE exams last week…


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Armed police rush to Sutton Park after ‘man with rifle’ report 

20 Jun 18

A riot van and an armed response unit were on their way to Park Drive in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield when officers discovered the ‘weapon’ was in fact a didgeridoo…


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Traffic at a standstill as fallen tree blocks Sutton Coldfield road 

20 Jun 18

Travel chaos on Thornhill Road, Middleton Road, Streetly Lane and Rosemary Hill Road as council work to remove fallen tree…


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New Migas Tapas Restaurant and Wine Bar to open in former Don Diego premises in Sutton Coldfield 

19 Jun 18

The venue in Manor Road is set to re-open this summer…


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Hosts confirmed for Concerts in the Park 

19 Jun 18

Two weeks to go until Sutton Park extravaganza.


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BISF Housing Refurbishments and Roof Replacement Dugdale Crescent Sutton Coldfield 

18 Jun 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Marc Buck on 18 June 2018 .


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Two deny murdering Ozell Pemberton in Sutton Coldfield town centre 

18 Jun 18

A youth and a 21-year-old man appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday…


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Sutton Coldfield stabbing: Pair deny Ozell Pemberton’s murder 

18 Jun 18

A 17-year-old boy and 21-year-old man are to stand trial after 16-year-old Ozell Pemberton died.


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Two injured during brawl in pub car park in Sutton Coldfield after family festival 

18 Jun 18

Two men suffered injuries during a fight in the car park of the Harvester pub in Boldmere…


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Metal framed seat or similar dumped in recreation ground., 18th June 

18 Jun 18

Just noticed this today.


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Internet giant Google backs down and finally gives Sutton Coldfield ‘Royal Town’ status 

17 Jun 18

MP Andrew Mitchell said the Royal Town name is ‘cherished and well-used…


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Tributes paid to sporting hero ‘Mr Sutton Coldfield’ Andy Biddle who died suddenly during cricket match 

16 Jun 18

Andy played for both Sutton Coldfield Town FC and Sutton Coldfield Cricket Club…


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Sutton Coldfield Food Festival hailed a success as hundreds flock to town 

15 Jun 18

One stallholder, Tasty Pig, received special praise for feeding the homeless…


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Burglars target homes in neighbouring Sutton Coldfield streets 

15 Jun 18

Thieves have struck in two Boldmere streets in the same night…


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Google confirms Royal title in victory for Sutton Coldfield 

15 Jun 18

Internet Goliath Google has finally agreed to use Sutton Coldfield’s Royal Title on all Google Map products throughout the world in a victory for the Royal Town.


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Police appeal after passenger ‘attacked’ for asking man to turn music down on the train 

15 Jun 18

Victim boarded train at Birmingham New Street to Four Oaks Station…


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Popular Sutton Coldfield teacher Sue Bailey handed MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018 

14 Jun 18

Im truly delighted and humbled by this honour, the assistant head at The Arthur Terry School said…


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Teen arrested as police clash with students outside John Willmott School in Sutton Coldfield 

14 Jun 18

Footage shows outnumbered police officers attempting to sustain order…


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BISF Housing Refurbishments and Roof Replacement Dugdale Crescent Sutton Coldfield 

14 Jun 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Marc Buck on 14 June 2018 .


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping, 14th June 

14 Jun 18

Someone has left a number of items next to the grit bin.


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Shocking moment raiders smash through Sutton Coldfield sandwich shop – before stealing till with just £40 in it 

14 Jun 18

The suspects used a brick to smash the window and stole the till from inside…


Football
Leisure League at Sutton Coldfield Town FC!!! 

14 Jun 18

FREE ENTRY, JOIN NOW, OFFER EXPIRES 25th OF JUNE…


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BISF Housing Refurbishments and Roof Replacement Dugdale Crescent Sutton Coldfield 

13 Jun 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Marc Buck on 13 June 2018 .


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BISF Housing Refurbishments and EWI Dugdale Crescent Sutton Coldfield 

13 Jun 18

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by Marc Buck on 13 June 2018 .


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Hammer-wielding carjackers who targeted manager of Shaban restaurant in Sutton Coldfield sent packing by hero staff 

13 Jun 18

Boss who grappled with thug said he feared for his life…


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School Holidays soccer Camps news 

13 Jun 18

Darren Bent Academy and Romulus FC link up to provide Summer holiday camps in Sutton Coldfield…


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Fathers Day gift ideas from Sutton Coldfield Town Hall 

12 Jun 18

For when you’re struggling for inspiration.


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Heartless thieves steal memorial bench from New Hall Valley Country Park in Sutton Coldfield 

12 Jun 18

These people are without morals, without respect and have no idea the hurt and upset their actions have caused to me and my family…


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Green-coloured roofs ‘shaming’ council tenants in Sutton Coldfield, claim 

12 Jun 18

The green roofs instantly highlight each property as being council owned…


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Suzy Lamplugh’s dad dies having never found out who killed her 

12 Jun 18

Suspect John Cannan, from Sutton Coldfield, is serving a whole life sentence for another killing…


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Andrew Mitchell MP highlights recruitment challenges for St Giles Hospice in Sutton Coldfield and palliative care sector 

11 Jun 18

The Royal Town’s MP tabled a Parliamentary Question to the Health Secretary following a meeting with the CEO of St Giles Hospice in Sutton Coldfield.


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Andrew Mitchell visits the Sutton Coldfield Group Practice 

11 Jun 18

Andrew Mitchell visits the Sutton Coldfield Group Practice and secures support for Royal Sutton Coldfield Cottage Hospital revitalisation plans.


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Andrew Mitchell MP visits Elmhurst Ballet School 

11 Jun 18

The Royal Town’s MP has highlighted the importance of Government and local support for the arts while visiting the prestigious local Elmhurst Ballet School to learn more about the important work that the school carried out in training the next …


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Former Good Hope hospital worker ran £100k prescription drug dealing business 

9 Jun 18

Frazer Craig ran organised drug dealing business in Sutton Coldfield…


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Food festival first comes to Sutton Coldfield this weekend 

8 Jun 18

More than 75 food and drink purveyors will be offering their goods in the town centre…


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House of Fraser to close 31 stores affecting 6,000 jobs 

7 Jun 18

The group operates shops in Birmingham city centre, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, Solihull, Telford and Leamington Spa…


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Callous thieves raid Minworth Junior and Infant School in Sutton Coldfield twice in four days 

6 Jun 18

Thieves took a huge haul of laptops and iPads worth around 15k…


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Gracechurch Shopping Centre in Sutton Coldfield evacuated due to a fire 

5 Jun 18

Shoppers and staff were cleared from the centre after a blaze broke out in the basement…


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‘Marshals threatened’ as car driven on Great Midlands Fun Run course during event 

5 Jun 18

The incident came during heightened security at the Sutton Coldfield event following last year’s vehicle terror attacks…


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Angry businesses slam no notice roadworks in Sutton Coldfield causing traffic chaos in Belwell Lane 

5 Jun 18

The road closure in Mere Green has affected motorists and businesses…


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Half of Withy hill road had had Pot holes and side edges improved the second half hasnt been done, 4th June 

4 Jun 18

Resurface Withy hill road from Withy hill cottage to New Park Farm, this is still a dangerous road surface and needs attention asap Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Withy Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield…


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Man found dead in Sutton Park named as much-loved grandad Dean Rhodes 

4 Jun 18

His body was discovered close to Hartopp Gate in the Four Oaks area of Sutton Coldfield…


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Child friendly pubs with gardens and play areas near Birmingham 

4 Jun 18

These are the places parents recommend in Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull and beyond…


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Great Midlands Fun Run 2018: Photos, video and report from big event 

3 Jun 18

One of the hottest ever sees more than 5,500 competitors run through Sutton Coldfield…


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Pregnant stab victim Natalie Queiroz to take on Great Midlands Fun Run in flight suit to support charity which saved her life 

2 Jun 18

Natalie will be running the Sutton Coldfield event in a Midlands Air Ambulance flight suit to raise money for the charity which saved both her and her daughter’s lives…


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BISF Housing Refurbishments and EWI Dugdale Crescent Sutton Coldfield 

1 Jun 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Marc Buck on 1 June 2018 .


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Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council delighted to announce the return of Concerts in the Park at Sutton Park 

31 May 18

Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council is delighted to confirm the full programme for Concerts in the Park on Saturday 30th June along with a world-class conductor and soloist.


FixMyStreet
Cushions and brushwood, 30th May 

30 May 18

Small amount of cushions and a large pile of brushwood/branches Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 48 Kings Road, Sutton Coldfield Report on FixMyStreet…


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Civic Sunday Service reflects Town’s pride and sadness 

30 May 18

Civic Leaders came together to reflect on recent tragic events in the town at the Annual Civic Service on Sunday, 20th May.


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Andrew Mitchell MP meets with Rev Dr Carver Anderson to promote findings by the Birmingham Commission on Gangs and Violence 

30 May 18

The Royal Town’s MP has tabled a Parliamentary Question to the new Home Secretary following a meeting with Rev Dr Carver Anderson in Sutton Coldfield.


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Line-up confirmed for Sutton Concerts in the Park 

30 May 18

World-famous artists to perform in open-air extravaganza.


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Dramatic photos show the severe flooding in Birmingham 

28 May 18

Shocking scenes in Harborne, Kings Heath, Quinton, Stirchley, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton and beyond…


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Boy, 17, held over man’s murder in Sutton Coldfield 

26 May 18

Arthur “Bob” Gumbley died in hospital after being badly beaten during a violent burglary.


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Travel chaos as Cross City line shuts on the day Aston Villa fans head to Wembley 

25 May 18

A bus replacement service will be in place between Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Erdington and Birmingham New Street…


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Summer spectacular The Boldmere Community Festival announced full event line-up 

24 May 18

The popular Sutton Coldfield event promises something for all the family…


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Travel chaos as Cross City line shuts on day Aston Villa fans head to Wembley 

24 May 18

A bus replacement service will be in place between Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Erdington and Birmingham New Street…


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Carrying a knife ‘risks everything’ says city magistrate following Sutton Coldfield stabbing 

24 May 18

Wylde Green city councillor Alex Yip says carrying a knife causes irreversible and irreparable damage…


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Second man charged with murder of Ozell Pemberton 

24 May 18

The 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed near a McDonald’s in Sutton Coldfield last Thursday…


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Man dragged from burning car after it explodes into flames in Sutton Coldfield street 

23 May 18

The man ‘in his 80s’ was rescued from his burning car in Four Oaks Road seconds before it was destroyed…