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FixMyStreet
Abandoned Car, 19th November 

19 Nov 17

Citroën van has been left over the past five weeks on Daisy Farm Road (opposite to 17 Daisy Farm Road, Yardley Wood, Birmingham ).


Rugby
Birmingham MP Jess Phillips reveals how she was nearly mugged before fighting off assailant 

17 Nov 17

I shouted back at him ‘What the f*** are you doing?’ The Birmingham Yardley MP tweeted about her tussle with mugger…


FixMyStreet
Street light, 16th November 

16 Nov 17

A new street light has been put in but some one has removed the tarmac at the base Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 108 Tavistock Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
New database to help Brummies discover their roots 

16 Nov 17

A digital database, containing around 1.5 million burial and cremation records, has been launched to help families trace their Birmingham ancestors.


Blog politics
Trees for the Chop 

15 Nov 17

Amey have published a new list of trees to be cut down across Acocks Green in the next few weeks.


Local news
Remembrance Thank You 

15 Nov 17

Once again St Thomas More Catholic School in Sheldon Birmingham remembered the Military who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe.


News
Yardley crash to three-goal home loss 

14 Nov 17

YARDLEY crashed to a three-goal loss at home to Leamington in their latest MRHA West Midlands Division One contest.


Blog politics
£6.6m cost of the Bin Strike 

14 Nov 17

Many residents have been asking about the cost of this year’s bin strike.


Local news
Acocks Green Calendar 2018 

11 Nov 17

Exciting News! Following the sell-out success of last year’s Acocks Green Calendar, Village in Bloom have produced a new calendar for this year.


Rugby
Foodbank preparing for rise in demand as Universal Credit arrives in West Midlands 

11 Nov 17

The Trussell Trust’s Stechford foodbank is seeking donations for the expected rush in demand…


News
Foodbank preparing for rise in demand as Universal Credit arrives in West Midlands 

11 Nov 17

The Trussell Trust’s Stechford foodbank is seeking donations for the expected rush in demand…


FixMyStreet
Green lights not working at pedestrian crossing, 9th November 

9 Nov 17

Green lights on both sides at pedestrian crossing not working Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 5 Highters Heath Lane, Yardley Wood Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Lamp post number 2 is not working, 8th November 

8 Nov 17

Lamppost not working Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 109 Oxford Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Consultation on Fox Hollies Park 

8 Nov 17

Acocks Green’s attractive open space is in line for some improvements.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish all over pavement, 8th November 

8 Nov 17

Various bin bags, now ripped open, with their contents all over the pavement Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Grimshaw Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Schoolboy reads remembrance poem in honour of Great-Grandfather at Wasps match 

7 Nov 17

A YARDLEY schoolboy read a war poem in front of thousands of people in memory of his great grandfather who was a prisoner of war during World War Two.


News
Homes evacuated and firearms arrest over ‘suspicious items’ in Sheldon 

6 Nov 17

A SHELDON man has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after suspicious items were found at an address in Garretts Green Lane.


FixMyStreet
Adult & youths, 6th November 

6 Nov 17

Adult youths will hang out here with their bikes etc doing wheelies and being a general nuisance to others.


FixMyStreet
Street light, 6th November 

6 Nov 17

The street light has been hit buy something Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 114 Tavistock Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Firearms arrest over ‘suspicious items’ in Sheldon 

5 Nov 17

A 29-year-old man was arrested on the Solihull bypass and remains in custody.


Rugby
Man arrested after ‘suspicious items’ found at house in Sheldon 

5 Nov 17

The 29-year-old was arrested on Saturday afternoon in a vehicle on the Solihull By-Pass and remains in police custody on Sunday…


FixMyStreet
Green light not working, 4th November 

4 Nov 17

Green light not working at pedestrian crossing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 22 Daisy Farm Road, Yardley Wood Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Police and EOD team called in after ‘suspicious items found at house’ in Sheldon – what we know so far 

4 Nov 17

West Midlands Police said they were called to reports of items being found at a house on Garretts Green Lane, Sheldon at around 3pm on Saturday afternoon…


Rugby
RIP Isam Rafiq: Funeral of teen killed in Yardley crash to be held at Ghamkol Sharif mosque 

2 Nov 17

He died after VW Golf failed to stop for police…


Rugby
‘Drunk man causes disturbance’ on Birmingham New Street service and stands IN FRONT of train 

2 Nov 17

The train stopped at Stechford at 8.40am as the man was reportedly being aggressive onboard…


News
11-year-old Acocks Green schoolboy releases song to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia in honour of cousin 

31 Oct 17

AN 11-YEAR-OLD Solihull singer has released his very first single to raise funds in support of his cousin who is battling blood cancer.


Local news
News Round 

30 Oct 17

Vote for Acocks Green Village in Bloom have applied for funding from Aviva.


Rugby
RIP Isam: Sea of floral tributes to teen killed in crash after Golf failed to stop for police in Church Road, Yardley 

30 Oct 17

Second 17-year-old badly hurt and third arrested…


Rugby
RIP Isam: Teen bailed after boy killed in crash near Swan Centre at Yardley 

28 Oct 17

He was arrested on suspicion of theft and causing death by dangerous driving…


Rugby
Friends remember ‘lovely, kind-hearted’ teenager Isam after Yardley crash tragedy 

28 Oct 17

He died after VW Golf failed to stop for police…


Rugby
RIP Isam: First picture of teen killed in Yardley crash near Swan Centre 

27 Oct 17

Second youth in hospital and third arrested…


News
Teenager sadly dies following a serious collision in Yardley. 

27 Oct 17

A boy, aged 17, has sadly died following a serious collision involving a car and a van on Church Road, near Swan Island, in Yardley on Thursday (26/10).


News
Teenager dies in Yardley car and lorry crash 

27 Oct 17

A car fails to stop for police in Birmingham before crashing with a lorry, killing a 17-year-old boy.


Blog feature
Narna, our special bat! 

27 Oct 17

Have you spotted our special bat who can’t fly? Narna, an Egyptian fruit bat, can be found in our Castle Creatures exhibit, but we’ve never seen her fly and we’ve no idea why she won’t! Trainee Keeper, Cara Sheldon, said: “Narna’s …


News
Two injured in Yardley car and lorry crash 

26 Oct 17

A car fails to stop for police in Birmingham before crashing with a lorry.


Rugby
Two seriously injured after crash involving car ‘which failed to stop for police’ 

26 Oct 17

Police are currently at the scene of a serious collision in Church Road, Yardley…


FixMyStreet
Light stays on 24/7, 26th October 

26 Oct 17

The has been on for about 6 months and does not go off Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 102 Glebe Farm Road, Stechford Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
CCTV appeal after elderly woman’s bank cards stolen at Yardley shopping centre 

25 Oct 17

Police release images of three men they wish to identify after cards were taken and used to withdraw hundreds of pounds…


FixMyStreet
Street light outsite number 96 Clay Lane B26 1DY is not working, 24th October 

24 Oct 17

Street light not working Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 108 Clay Lane, Yardley Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Flytipping, 22nd October 

22 Oct 17

Table still needs removing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 19 Broad Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Remembrance Day parade saved as community rallies round 

20 Oct 17

Businesses and community groups in Stechford team up to keep the traditional event going…


News
Jailed paedophile who abused baby in bid to have sentence reduced 

19 Oct 17

Craig Mathew Palmer, 34, of Blakesley Grove, Stechford, was previously jailed for 13 years…


FixMyStreet
Plaster board on pavement, 17th October 

17 Oct 17

Several pieces of broken plaster board have somehow turned up on the pavement and also grassed area on Brindle close south Yardley.


Local news
Autumn Activities 

16 Oct 17

This week coming there are two nice events happening.


Rugby
Two men are BANNED from ALL drinking premises in parts of town centre 

16 Oct 17

Kyle Williams, from Yardley, and Daniel Davies, from Dudley, are banned from associating with each other and entering anywhere that sells alcohol in a pre-defined area…


FixMyStreet
Potholes, 15th October 

15 Oct 17

Pothole on the road outside 49 Oxford road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 49 Oxford Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Flytipping, 15th October 

15 Oct 17

Flytipping on footpath and on the road opposite 31 broad road, b27 7ux Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 35 Broad Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped table legs, 13th October 

13 Oct 17

Dumped table legs not very well hidden by the wheelie bins.


FixMyStreet
Flytipping again, 13th October 

13 Oct 17

More rubbish dumped in grove av.


Local news
17 year old charged over car-jacking attacks on female drivers 

7 Oct 17

A teenager has been charged over a series of car-jackings in which lone female drivers were dragged from their vehicles.


FixMyStreet
Building mess, 4th October 

4 Oct 17

Builders working at number 69 have left the mess (photograph) all over the street! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 60 Francis Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Double mattress on central reservation, 2nd October 

2 Oct 17

Double mattress on central reservation facing Gables nest guest house 1639 Coventry Road South Yardley B26 1DD Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1631 Coventry Road, Yardley Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Two arrested after Sheldon hit-and-run left Chris Hood, 26, in critical condition with amputated leg 

2 Oct 17

TWO people have been arrested following a hit-and-run in Sheldon which left a man in a critical condition and needing to have part of his leg amputated.


Rugby
Arrests following Sheldon hit-and-run crash 

1 Oct 17

Pedestrian victim had to have part of his leg amputated following crash on September 18…


FixMyStreet
Not enough light along the road. Resulting in theft and damage to cars, 28th September 

28 Sep 17

Resulting in theft and damage to cars.


Rugby
Car crashes through THREE GARDENS before smashing into parked vehicle 

26 Sep 17

Peugeot lost control in Kestrel Avenue, Yardley, on Sunday night…


Sport
Blues carsley song 

26 Sep 17

He comes from Yardley, Lee Carsley, Carsley.


Business
Bulleys appointed to manage Wynford Industrial Estate 

25 Sep 17

Commercial property specialists Bulleys have been appointed to manage a south Birmingham industrial estate.


News
Women sue NHS after claiming they were abused by Birmingham doctor who later killed himself 

25 Sep 17

The pair were both patients of Philip Schuppler at Swanswell Medical Centre in Acocks Green…


News
Women sue NHS after claiming they were abused by Birmingham doctor who later killed himself 

25 Sep 17

The pair were both patients of Philip Schuppler at Swanswell Medical Centre in Acocks Green…