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Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP chairs meeting between town centre businesses and Sutton Coldfield police 

13 Aug 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has chaired a meeting between the Sutton Coldfield’s Town Centre business managers and the head of the police, Jane Bailey.


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Police hunt for ‘most wanted’ burglary suspect after Sutton Coldfield and Erdington raids 

13 Aug 18

A chief inspector has described Barry Davison as his ‘top wanted’ burglary suspect…


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Range Rover driver Tasered after alleged road rage attack in Sutton Coldfield 

10 Aug 18

Incident took place in Tamworth Road at the Lichfield Road junction…


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Motorbike gang circle driver before stabbing him in the chest near The Anvil Inn in Sutton Coldfield 

8 Aug 18

The bikers are said to have circled the victim and damaged his car…


Event
Dance Workshop, 10 Aug 2018 

8 Aug 18

10 Aug 2018 – Dance at Sutton Coldfield Library FREE (suitable for under 18s) Dance-themed arts and games workshop in Sutton Coldfield Library A free creative workshop linked to the Summer Reading Challenge, ideal for 4-11 year olds.


Sport
Sutton Coldfield Town (H) 

7 Aug 18

Hednesford Town prepare to play their final home pre-season fixture this evening as we welcome Sutton Coldfield Town to Keys Park.


Blog politics
Birmingham Airport welcomes Andrew Mitchell MP to discuss its plans to make the airport the best-connected in the country 

6 Aug 18

Birmingham Airport was delighted to welcome Andrew Mitchell MP to discuss plans for future growth in the region.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP holds discussions with Royal Town’s secondary headteachers 

6 Aug 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has held his Annual Meeting with Headteachers from the Royal Town’s Secondary Schools.


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Body found in Sutton Coldfield – police call off search for missing man 

6 Aug 18

John Firkin, 79, was reported missing on Friday…


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Golf club plan to build homes on Green Belt land in Walmley is rejected 

3 Aug 18

Concerns were raised that the development at Walmley Golf Club in Sutton Coldfield would ‘open the floodgates’ for similar plans…


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This new gym is opening in Sutton Coldfield offering a very bold promise 

2 Aug 18

Bodystreet gym reckons it can get you fit with ‘just one 20 minute workout a week…


News
‘Unprovoked’ Sutton Coldfield attack victim named 

1 Aug 18

A man has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after Nigel Abbott was attacked.


Blog politics
RECYCLE DONT DUMP 

1 Aug 18

I have had an interesting chat with Re Use who are a company with a premises in Norris Way Way Sutton Coldfield (near the Councils waste tip).


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Air ambulance called to Sutton Coldfield after man found unconscious with head injury in Lichfield Road 

1 Aug 18

The road through the centre of the town was shut off for 30 minutes while medical crews treated the man…


Football
The Private Training Studio 

1 Aug 18

THIS SATURDAY at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club…


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Man dies after wall collapses during house renovation in Sutton Coldfield 

31 Jul 18

Ambulance and fire crews gave CPR to the man who was in cardiac arrest but could not save his life…


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP welcomes the West Midlands Mayor Andy Street to the Royal Town 

30 Jul 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has taken the West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, on a one day visit around the Royal Town to meet some of Sutton’s outstanding community groups and to hear more about what local people think are the biggest issues affecting their …


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP welcomes New Oscott Primary School to the Houses of Parliament 

30 Jul 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has welcomed New Oscott Primary School to the Houses of Parliament and spoke to Year Six pupils about what goes on at Westminster before taking part in a quick-fire question and answer session.


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See inside new Migas tapas restaurant with outdoor terrace in Sutton Coldfield 

30 Jul 18

The infamous Manor Road venue has reopened under former Don Diego co-owner Emma Yufera-Ruiz…


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Devo-deal offer is ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance for Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council to seize back power from Birmingham City Council 

28 Jul 18

The Working Together in Birminghams Neighbourhoods draft policy statement offers all areas of the city the chance to run their own services…


News
Murder probe after man dies in fight in Sutton Coldfield 

28 Jul 18

West Midlands Police said a 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.


Football
ROYALS ACADEMY PRE-SEASON TRIALS 

27 Jul 18

WANTED: U18, U17 AND U16 PLAYERS FOR PRE-SEASON AT SUTTON COLDFIELD TOWN ACADEMY…


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Five police officers taken to hospital after ‘nitric acid’ poured through front door in Sutton Coldfield 

27 Jul 18

Three remain off work have suffered the after-effects of nitric acid…


FixMyStreet
Bollard over, 26th July 

26 Jul 18

Bollard on central reservation knocked over Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Ashfurlong Lodge Tamworth Road, Sutton Coldfield Report on FixMyStreet…


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Popular Yates pub in Sutton Coldfield closes soon to be replaced by Slug and Lettuce cocktail bar and restaurant 

26 Jul 18

The new bar will focus on cocktails and ‘quality food’ and will transform from a ‘relaxed’ daytime venue to a ‘lively’ night time one…


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‘Armed police!’ – firearms officers point guns at innocent couple on Tesco car park in Sutton Coldfield 

25 Jul 18

Officers apologise for mistaken identity incident at Princess Alice Retail Park…


Blog politics
From the Royal Town to Westminster – School debaters visit the heart of democracy 

23 Jul 18

Following an invitation from Sutton Coldfield’s Member of Parliament, students who took part in this year’s Inter-Schools Debating competition travelled to the Houses of Parliament as part of a celebration of the annual event organised by Andrew.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP chairs Royal Town meeting to link up food bank operations with Sutton Coldfield benefit payment officials 

23 Jul 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has chaired in the Royal Town a second meeting between Sutton Coldfield’s Baptist Church United Reform Church (both of which operate Food Banks) and senior figures at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).


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Sutton Coldfield Town Hall is set to be transferred from Birmingham City Council to SCART 

23 Jul 18

The town council approved the move although council leader Cllr Simon Ward said he was ‘deeply disappointed’ by the city’s lack of investment…


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‘Dying flowers and gloomy’ – what residents are saying about Sutton Coldfield’s Britain in Bloom entry 

20 Jul 18

A showpiece entry in to a nationwide gardening competition has left residents and traders uninspired in one part of Sutton Coldfield…


Football
Royals looking for first team coach 

18 Jul 18

Sutton Coldfield Town FC are seeking to appoint a new coach to work with the first team alongside manager Neil Tooth and his current staff.


Business
Plans for Peddimore employment park underway 

16 Jul 18

Plans to create Peddimore, a new high-quality employment park are underway as Birmingham City Council’s development partner sets out its commitment to create an economic asset that Birmingham, Royal Sutton Coldfield and the Midlands can be…


Blog comment
Little Hay miniature railway garden party on now! 

15 Jul 18

Very late notice I know but the good folk of Sutton Coldfield Model Engineering Socially have asked me to to tell you that their Garden Party at Little Hay Miniature Railway – known as Balleny Green – is open right now (Sunday 15th July 2018() …


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Owner’s incredible rant as Sutton Coldfield nightclub gets put on market again 

14 Jul 18

An advert for perspective buyers comes with a very stern warning…


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Warning over scam artist pretending to be a police officer in Sutton Coldfield 

14 Jul 18

An OAP who is ‘nearly 90’ has warned fellow pensioners and the vulnerable to be aware of bogus police calls…


FixMyStreet
Nuisance pothole, 12th July 

12 Jul 18

This pothole has been here for months!! I have reported it before-it is gradually getting bigger and deeper.


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England fans rush to get It’s Coming Home tattoos at Sutton Coldfield studio ahead of World Cup semi-final against Croatia 

11 Jul 18

Three Lions fans have had their support for the team permanently etched on their bodies head of the crucial Moscow match…


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP pledges to help stop pets being stolen 

11 Jul 18

The Royal Town’s MP has pledged his support to the campaign by the Stolen and Missing Pet Alliance (Sampa) to amend the 1968 Theft Act to reclassify Pet Theft as a specific crime in its own right and improve the Sentencing Guidelines.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP meets with Peddimore property developers to discuss major commercial development at the Peddimore site 

11 Jul 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has met with IM Properties for discussions about their emerging proposals for the first phase of the development of Peddimore and was accompanied by Cllr Charlotte Hodivala, newly elected to Birmingham City Council.


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Sutton Coldfield tattoo parlour giving England fans free ‘It’s coming home’ tattoos 

10 Jul 18

England take on Croatia on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup…


News
Sutton Coldfield teen jailed after attempted terror trip 

9 Jul 18

The boy was found to be carrying his school uniform and Turkish money when he was arrested.


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How rare coin could hold vital clue to murder of Arthur Gumbley 

7 Jul 18

Police believe a rare 470-year-old coin may prove the key to the Sutton Coldfield murder…


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Anger as Sutton Coldfield green belt development public consultation delayed again 

6 Jul 18

More than a year after it was originally due to take place – the public consultation date on the detailed proposals for Langley and Peddimore has been announced…


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Danger junction in Sutton Coldfield benefits from £27k Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council investment 

6 Jul 18

The Wylde Green Road – East View Road junction has been scene of a number of nasty collisions in recent years…


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Sutton Coldfield Community Games full weekend line-up revealed 

6 Jul 18

Anyone looking to try out a new sport of activity can head to Wyndley athletics track, leisure centre and Blackroot and Powell’s pools in Sutton Park this weekend…


News
Man attacked and slashed near restaurant in Beeches Walk, Sutton Coldfield 

4 Jul 18

Police say they were called to reports of disorder where a man in his 40s was held down and slashed…


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Fury as travellers break into King George V playing field in Sutton Coldfield 

4 Jul 18

It is almost a year to the day since a group last invaded the playing fields, known to most as George Frederick park…


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Watch: England fans bring traffic to standstill in Sutton Coldfield and belt out Football’s Coming Home 

4 Jul 18

Police officers were called to try and disperse the huge crowds right outside Yates…


Blog feature
The Boot Inn 

3 Jul 18

La-di-dah Sutton Coldfield: I don’t like Sutton, or as Google Maps and pretentious twats seem to call it “The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield”.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP supports Boldmere St Michaels Football Club and congratulates them on £100,000 award 

3 Jul 18

Andrew Mitchell MP recently met with Alan Parsons, Chairman and Secretary for Boldmere St Michaels Football Club, to congratulate them on their £100,000 award from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund and hear about the important work the Club does …


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How to own a house in Sutton Coldfield or Solihull for just £150,000 

3 Jul 18

Auction includes several houses in need of renovation along with two former care homes…


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How to own a house in Sutton Coldfield or Solihull for just £150,000 

3 Jul 18

Auction includes several houses in need of renovation along with two former care homes…


Blog music
Concerts in the Park hits the right notes 

3 Jul 18

Glorious music and sunshine in Sutton Park.


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Concerts in the Park weekend line-up and things you need to know for the Sutton Coldfield event 

29 Jun 18

Two days of spectacular entertainment are promised in the idyllic Sutton Park setting…


FixMyStreet
Bollard knocked over, 29th June 

29 Jun 18

Bollard on central reservation is lying on the ground Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 392 Chester Road North, Sutton Coldfield Report on FixMyStreet…


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Magical Harry Potter-style escape game opens in Birmingham – with gargoyles and ghosts 

29 Jun 18

Excitement is well and truly building ahead of the grand opening of Magic School in Sutton Coldfield…


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Anger as residents threaten to block potholed ‘roads to hell’ in Sutton Coldfield 

27 Jun 18

The potholed roads have been described as having a moon-like surface…


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Police appeal after patient goes missing from Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield 

27 Jun 18

Police are concerned for the welfare of Samantha Wills…


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Watch: ‘Out-of-control’ garden fire rages in Four Oaks sparking worries of ‘threat to life’ 

26 Jun 18

The fire happened just before 4pm on Monday afternoon…


News
Sutton Coldfield farm fire could be seen for miles 

25 Jun 18

Plumes of thick black smoke could be seen from Birmingham’s city centre, about 13 miles away.