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Huge haul of fake Nike trainers seized by police from back of van 

14 Aug 18

Police are hunting for the offenders after stolen vehicle also recovered on false plates in Acocks Green…


Rugby
This £500,000 inflatable theme park is opening in Birmingham 

10 Aug 18

Stechford retail park is to get an inflatable new attraction – where customers are the bouncers…


News
Man charged over series of indecent exposures in Solihull area 

10 Aug 18

A MAN has been charged in connection with a series of indecent exposures in Solihull and Sheldon.


Business
Protective coatings made by Indestructible – a family-owned company in Sparkhill 

9 Aug 18

‘ Indestructible Paint , a manufacturer of high performance paints and coatings, started in 1978 in a small workshop in Acocks Green.


News
Rolex watch worth £25k stolen during violent robbery in Sheldon 

9 Aug 18

A ROLEX watch worth £25,000 was stolen during a violent robbery at a Sheldon dentist surgery – and police have now launched a public appeal for information.


Rugby
Thieves stab Sheaf Lane dentist with scissors and snatch £25k Rolex Submariner in Sheldon 

8 Aug 18

Footage shows the duo bursting into the dental surgery before fleeing within seconds of stealing the pricey timepiece…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish left, 7th August 

7 Aug 18

Double mattress and wood dumped outside 124 Deakins Road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 128 Deakins Road, Yardley Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Broken glass mirror & bottles at side of clothes bank outside journeys end pub., 7th August 

7 Aug 18

Been there for weeks.


Local news
Watering Duties 

5 Aug 18

Village in Bloom Team have been working hard to keep planters alive around the village in this exceptionally hot and dry weather.


FixMyStreet
Steer, chair and garden rubbish in black sacks, 5th August 

5 Aug 18

Amongst the trees is a cream setter and chair set.


Rugby
Miracle escape as car overturns in horror Stechford smash 

5 Aug 18

The white Fiesta landed on its roof after the Saturday night smash…


FixMyStreet
Offensive Graffiti, 3rd August 

3 Aug 18

At the rear of properties on the garages Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 16 Woodberry Walk, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Car backed into “no through road” sign. Leaning dangerously., 2nd August 

2 Aug 18

Vehicle backed into sign 2 weeks ago Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 308 Yardley Road, Yardley Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog comment
Save the Nurseries planning meeting Monday 6 August, 9.30am, Oaklands Park nursery, Yardley 

2 Aug 18

The next planning meeting of the campaign to save the 14 Council day nurseries is on Monday 6th of August at 9:30 am at Oaklands Park day nursery, Boughton Rd Yardley, B25 8AJ.


News
Mum cleared of blame after Birmingham boy hit by car 

31 Jul 18

Caine Ellis suffered a serious brain injury after the incident in Acocks Green in 2008.


News
Fears for Sheldon girl, 12, missing since Sunday spark police appeal 

31 Jul 18

A MISSING Sheldon girl, 12, has sparked a police appeal.


News
Acocks Green 18-year-old wanted over kidnapping and burglaries 

30 Jul 18

POLICE are searching for an 18-year-old from Acocks Green who is wanted in connection with a kidnapping and two burglaries.


FOI
Disposal/Demolition/Sale of low rise blocks on Silvermere Road, Sheldon (B26 3) 

30 Jul 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Stephen Booth on 30 July 2018 .


FixMyStreet
Rubbish dumped, 28th July 

28 Jul 18

Opposite post office on School Road Yardley Wood sofa has been dumped.


Rugby
Wedding cruise dream becomes a £40,000 nightmare after heart attack 

26 Jul 18

Tony Sheldon and wife-to-be left devastated after travel insurance provider refuses to pay out…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish dropped by recycling, 25th July 

25 Jul 18

Bin men today left a trail of rubbish down steyning rd from paper recycling.


FixMyStreet
People extending there gardens to take public park away, 25th July 

25 Jul 18

The owners of the some of homes on stechford rd have extended there gardens in to the park.


Local news
Summer Reading Challenge at the Library 

25 Jul 18

Kids – what a great way to enjoy the free time of school holidays than to lose yourself in a book – whether you like great stories or facts and figures, the choice is yours – the Challenge – to read 6 books over the holidays.


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping in emergency exit, 24th July 

24 Jul 18

My gypsy neighbours dummping rubish in emergency exit.


FixMyStreet
Beggars, 24th July 

24 Jul 18

Guy begging on a daily basis in subway by tesco, some days couple of hours some days all day Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1508 Coventry Road, Yardley Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish, 21st July 

21 Jul 18

Dumped rubbish.


News
LOOK: Picture released of four-week-old baby Eliza snatched in Acocks Green car-jacking 

20 Jul 18

THIS is the first image released of the four-week-old baby snatched in an Acocks Green car-jacking.


Rugby
First picture of injured mum Claire O’Neill and baby Eliza after terrifying carjacking 

20 Jul 18

Claire O’Neill and baby Eliza were re-united after carjackers sped off from Marie Drive, Acocks Green with her little girl still in the Audi…


News
Mother and baby daughter involved in terrifying car-jacking incident in Acocks Green 

20 Jul 18

West Midlands Police has released a photo of Claire O’Neill and her four week old baby Eliza who were involved in terrifying car-jacking incident in Acocks Green on Thursday afternoon (19/07).


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What we know so far after carjackers snatch Audi A3 with baby still inside 

20 Jul 18

Mum sustained leg injuries as she tried to stop carjackers speeding off with her little girl on Marie Drive, Acocks Green…


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‘My baby, my baby’ – witnesses hear screams as carjackers snatched car with baby girl inside 

19 Jul 18

Police are hunting carjackers who stole the Audi from Marie Drive, Acocks Green…


News
Police recover four-week-old baby in backseat of vehicle stolen in Acocks Green car jacking 

19 Jul 18

POLICE have recovered a four-week-old baby who was still in the backseat of a vehicle stolen in a car-jacking in Acocks Green.


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Found! Baby girl who was snatched in carjacking in Acocks Green 

19 Jul 18

West Midlands Police launched huge hunt for four week old baby who was inside a car when it was snatched in Acocks Green…


FixMyStreet
Black bags dumped, 18th July 

18 Jul 18

Black bags either dumped or not taken by bin.


Rugby
Pictured: Stechford residents fear illegal 10ft-high scrapheap tower ‘may explode’ 

18 Jul 18

The huge pile of tat is blocking a residential alleyway on Northcote Road…


News
Man charged with murdering neighbour in Yardley Wood 

18 Jul 18

Reece Hipwood, 28, died on his way to hospital after being stabbed.


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Neighbour John Nixon charged with Yardley Wood stabbing murder of Reece Hipwood 

18 Jul 18

Reece Hipwood was stabbed at 1.40am on Sunday but died in an ambulance en route to hospital…


FixMyStreet
Dumped mattress, 17th July 

17 Jul 18

Dumped mattress in the grass Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 874 Yardley Wood Road, Yardley Wood Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Police scour hit-and-run scene as man killed in Warwick Road crash horror 

17 Jul 18

A black Volkswagen Golf hit victim on pavement and drove off towards Acocks Green.


News
Investigation underway following a fatal hit and run in Olton.  

17 Jul 18

Warwick Road between Old Warwick Road and Richmond Road remains closed this morning (17/07) as officers investigate a rush hour death.


FixMyStreet
Litter bins missing, 16th July 

16 Jul 18

Litter bins is missing at 11 bus stop clockwise on Stoney Lane near junction with Blakesley Road.


FixMyStreet
Rubbis on canal bridge, 16th July 

16 Jul 18

Persons unknown have deposited a large amount of rubbish on canal bridge at Yardley road next to Wynford road Yardley.


News
Yardley Wood stab victim named as Reece Hipwood 

16 Jul 18

Reece Hipwood was found stabbed at an address in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday.


Rugby
GoFundMe appeal to help rebuild Sheldon Country Park after arson attack 

16 Jul 18

A local woman has set up the appeal to help the park get back on its feet after an arson and a vandalism attack…


News
Hand grenade found in Sheldon home and police cordon put in place 

16 Jul 18

A HAND grenade has been found at an address in Sheldon and roads have been cordoned off by police.


Rugby
Police seal off street in Sheldon after hand grenade found – what we know so far 

16 Jul 18

A picture of the scene showed police tape across the carriageway with a patrol car also blocking the road…


News
Former Yardley man who emigrated to Australia while awaiting trial handed community sentence 14 years later 

16 Jul 18

A YARDLEY man who emigrated to Australia while he was wanted for his part in a night-time burglary was arrested when he came back for a surprise birthday party.


Rugby
Man, 28, stabbed to death and another seriously injured in Yardley Wood ‘neighbour row’ 

15 Jul 18

Police were called to the incident in the early hours of Sunday…


News
Man dies and another injured in Yardley Wood stabbing 

15 Jul 18

Police said the men know each other, and they are not looking for anyone else after the incident.


FixMyStreet
Green light not working, 13th July 

13 Jul 18

Green light at pedestrian crossing not working Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 233 Highters Heath Lane, Yardley Wood Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Help Local Children with their Reading 

13 Jul 18

Everyone knows how important reading and writing is, if children have difficulties with these basic skills, without extra support their futures can look bleak.


Rugby
Schools urged to ‘relax’ uniform policies – after Sheldon schoolboy ‘excluded’ for refusing to wear blazer in blazing heat 

12 Jul 18

Blake Sheldon was said to have been booted out of KESH Academy…


Blog politics
Statement re Police investigation into Harrassment and Perverting the Course of Justice. 

10 Jul 18

It was recently reported that the police were not investigating the allegations of Perverting the Course of Justice that I had made.


News
South Yardley test centre is one of the hardest places to pass your driving test in the country. 

10 Jul 18

South Yardley test centre is one of the hardest places to pass your driving test in the country, according to the latest data.


FixMyStreet
Trees over on drive, 9th July 

9 Jul 18

The tress need cutting back the drains are all block ed with leaves Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 103 Bryn Arden Road, Yardley Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Police discover cannabis factory in ‘abandoned shop’ in Stechford 

9 Jul 18

Around 60 plants – worth in the region of 60,000- were found during raid…


Rugby
Schoolboy excluded after refusing to wear his blazer – in scorching 33C heat 

9 Jul 18

Furious mum slammed King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy after her son was ordered out of school during Birmingham heatwave…


News
Schoolboy excluded after refusing to wear his blazer – in scorching 33C heat 

9 Jul 18

Furious mum slammed King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy after her son was ordered out of school during Birmingham heatwave…


Rugby
Sheldon Country Park torched in suspected arson attack – cows escape blaze 

8 Jul 18

The alarm was raised by an early-morning dog walker…


FixMyStreet
Fridge freezer dumped, 8th July 

8 Jul 18

Fridge freezer dumped by bridge on 7th July between 6.30pm and 11.00pm (might help with video) Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 177 Warstock Lane, Yardley Wood Report on FixMyStreet…