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Rugby
Police appeal after 12-year-old girl failed to return home from school 

16 Jun 18

West Midlands Police want to trace 12-year-old Olivia Henry who has gone missing from her Sheldon home…


FixMyStreet
At the bottom of the driveway/gully entrance near 41 prkdale road several black bags of rubbish have been dumped., 15th June 

15 Jun 18

These bags were dumped during the evening/night of Sunday 10th June and seem to contain decorating waste as far as I can tell.


Rugby
Travellers abandon Sheldon Country Park – but leave caravan behind 

14 Jun 18

It will now be left to the council to remove the dumped caravan…


Local news
A Thank You Note to Acocks Green 

13 Jun 18

Remember the terrible floods last month around Birmingham? Acocks Green was particularly badly affected.


Rugby
Brazen travellers quit Sheldon Country Park and set up camp again – just one mile away 

13 Jun 18

The convoy was ordered to leave Sheldon Country Park by 7pm on Tuesday…


News
Acocks Green dad died in Magaluf after being hit by speeding car – inquest finds 

13 Jun 18

THE HEARTBROKEN family of an Acocks Green father who died in Majorca have spoken out after a coroners inquest found he had been hit by a speeding car.


Rugby
Outrage as farm shut down after convoy of travellers move to picturesque Sheldon Country Park 

12 Jun 18

Around 40 caravans, cars and horse boxes moved onto the site overnight – but they have until 7pm tonight to leave…


News
Who is Jess Phillips? The Labour MP representing Birmingham Yardley 

12 Jun 18

She increased her majority in the 2017 General Election to 16,574…


Rugby
Last moments of dad killed in Magaluf stag weekend crash tragedy relived at Adrian O’Kane inquest 

11 Jun 18

The dad-of-two, from Acocks Green, was celebrating friend Danny Nicholson’s wedding…


News
Man charged after woman, 86, left with a broken back in burglary at Yardley home 

10 Jun 18

Nicholas Mason has been remanded in custody…


Rugby
Gym owner claims police told him to ‘stop helping’ the homeless lady in the underpass 

9 Jun 18

Julie has been removed from the Sheldon subway…


News
Man arrested after elderly woman attacked in Yardley 

8 Jun 18

Veronica Eustace remains in a stable condition after the burglary on Tuesday morning.


Rugby
Man arrested after attack on woman, 86, during burglary which broke her neck and back 

8 Jun 18

Nicholas Mason arrested after Veronica Eustace was attacked in her home in Yardley…


News
Police arrest man in connection with assault of 86-year-old in Yardley home 

8 Jun 18

POLICE have arrested a man wanted in connection with the assault of an 86-year-old woman in her Yardley home during a burglary.


Local news
Tea Dance on Tuesday 

6 Jun 18

Next Tuesday come along to this friendly get-together.


News
Man wanted after an elderly woman was left seriously injured in her South Yardley home.  

6 Jun 18

West Midlands Police CID has issued an appeal for a man they want to speak to after a woman, aged 86, was seriously assaulted in her own home in South Yardley on Tuesday (05/06).


News
Man sought after elderly woman attacked in Yardley 

6 Jun 18

The 86-year-old suffered broken bones in her neck and back after the attempted burglary.


Football
A massive thankyou from Jamie Sheldon, Neil Tooth and SCTFC! 

5 Jun 18

Following on from an amazing charity day in support of Jamie’s journey to beat Cancer, we would like to take the opportunity to say thankyou…


News
Best places for swimming lessons for adults and kids in Birmingham 

4 Jun 18

Adults and children’s lessons are being held at Fox Hollies, Cocks Moors Woods, Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre, Stechford Leisure, Sir Doug Ellis Sports Centre and more…


Rugby
Homeless Julie and partner ‘removed’ by police from Coventry Road underpass 

4 Jun 18

Julie has been living in the Sheldon underpass since the beginning of this year…


Local news
Neighbourhood Watch & Streetwatch 

3 Jun 18

West Midlands Police have provided some useful information on the Neighbourhood Watch and Streetwatch schemes.


Event
Darren James, 10 Jun 2018 

3 Jun 18

10 Jun 2018 – Rock Pop at Yardley Wood Social Club…


Event
Jonson, 8 Jun 2018 

3 Jun 18

8 Jun 2018 – Rock Pop at Yardley Wood Social Club…


Rugby
Travellers ‘face eviction’ after pitching up next to city skate park 

3 Jun 18

Councillor asks city council to serve an eviction notice on travellers who have arrived in Acocks Green…


Rugby
Gang ram car and viciously attack driver with baseball bat before knifing him in Yardley 

31 May 18

The victim, aged in his 40s, suffered injuries to his arms, hands and face.


Rugby
New Irish pub DJ Quinn’s is opening in Birmingham – and this is what to expect 

31 May 18

The former Behan’s Bar in Yardley Wood has been renovated and renamed by new owners…


Rugby
This is why ex-Aston Villa goalkeeper David James was giving TVs out in Yardley 

30 May 18

The legend knocked on the doors of residents…


FixMyStreet
Blocked drain, 29th May 

29 May 18

Given recent flooding in Birmingham – no a surprise when many drains like this are silted up Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 170 Yardley Wood Road, Moseley Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Offensive graffiti on cable box, 23rd May 

23 May 18

Offensive graffiti Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 29 Fenton Way, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Woman and three children rescued from Yardley house fire 

23 May 18

Woman and three children aged six, nine and 14 led to safety from upstairs when the fire broke out just before 1am…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish left on the pavement, 22nd May 

22 May 18

Residents of 65 leave rubbish on the pavement for days at a time! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 61 Francis Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Acocks Green Carnival 2018 

21 May 18

Saturday 7th July will see the return of Acocks Green Carnival as usual at Acocks Green Recreation Ground, Westley Road.


News
Preparations well underway for the 45th Acocks Green carnival 

21 May 18

PREPARATIONS are well underway for this year’s Acocks Green carnival.


FixMyStreet
Large deep pothole, 20th May 

20 May 18

Deep pothole opposite gated block of garages and just past shops Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 156 Prince of Wales Lane, Yardley Wood Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Passenger smuggled 12,500 cigarettes through Birmingham Airport in containers marked ‘saucepans’ 

16 May 18

Zahoor Ahmed, from Yardley, tried to run when he was stopped by customs officers as he returned home on a flight from Pakistan…


FixMyStreet
Street light, 15th May 

15 May 18

Some one has tried to remove the cover on the street light on the corner of tavistock road and roydon road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 12 Roydon Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet …


FixMyStreet
Street light not working, 14th May 

14 May 18

Very dark at night street lighting has stopped working poor visibility Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 33 Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Pets at Home apologies after wrongly accusing seven-year-old girl of shoplifting 

13 May 18

Animal lover Lily Parker was inconsolable after being accused of stealing from Pets at Home in Sheldon…


FixMyStreet
Big Pothole in the road, 11th May 

11 May 18

Pothole on the road.


FixMyStreet
12 inch pot hole outside my house, been there 5 years, 11th May 

11 May 18

Been there for 5 years you can see it on google maps for that long.


Rugby
Acid attack victim’s home burgled as she lay in hospital bed 

11 May 18

Afiya Begum says her Acocks Green home was robbed of jewellery, electronics, and food…


FixMyStreet
Traffic lights damaged by collision, 10th May 

10 May 18

Police witnessed van colliding with pedestrian crossing traffic light – van YS11YMT driver Simon Smith 23.03.68.


Rugby
Woman has acid thrown in her face in Acocks Green – police hunt schoolboy thug 

10 May 18

Afiya Begum, 26, suffered horror injuries and spent a week recovering in hospital after random attack…


Blog feature
Review: Avenue Q by Lichfield Operatic Society at the Lichfield Garrick 

10 May 18

Avenue Q is a show which could easily offend – audiences are warned it’s a musical strictly for the over 16s.


FixMyStreet
Pavement, 9th May 

9 May 18

Hole in pavement near crossing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 309 Yardley Green Road, Small Heath Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Anti-social behaviour, 9th May 

9 May 18

The kids that play at 207 shirley road insult others who pass by on bikes opposite and have been seen playing on the main road.


Rugby
Police stand guard to prevent travellers gaining entry to a Sheldon park 

8 May 18

Officers were called to reports that the lock on the gate was being tampered with…


Rugby
Astonishing near miss as motorist drives wrong way around West Heath roundabout 

8 May 18

Footage was captured by Gary Costello, as he drove to work in Yardley…


FixMyStreet
Vandalism, 8th May 

8 May 18

Very offensive message.


FixMyStreet
Dip in road, 7th May 

7 May 18

There is a dip in the road which is very noticeable wjen driving over the bridge Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 162 School Road, Yardley Wood Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dangerous pothole, 7th May 

7 May 18

Around 3x50p deep and wide.


Local news
Tulips of Acocks Green! 

7 May 18

Have you seen the beautiful array of tulips around the village? Definitely the best display ever.


News
Man with Yardley Wood links is on the run over assault charge 

4 May 18

There is a warrant out for the arrest of Louie Richard Fryer after he failed to turn up at court…


Rugby
What are Birmingham’s South Yardley local elections 2018 results? 

4 May 18

See how the candidates got on where you live…


FixMyStreet
Deep pothole, 2nd May 

2 May 18

Size of approx 4.5 50p coins in some areas.


FixMyStreet
This vehicle has been left now for about five weeks, 1st May 

1 May 18

This vehicle had an accident and has been abandoned Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 37 Henry Road, Yardley Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Pedestrian crossing lights on westley road., 1st May 

1 May 18

The lights only work on one side of the road, they only work on the Acocks Green bowling side and not on side next to the number 11 bus stop.


News
Prince Andrew visits Help Harry Help Others new centre opened in honour of Sheldon schoolboy 

1 May 18

STAFF and FAMILIES at the Help Harry Help Other’s (HHHO) centre welcomed the Duke of York to their new home on Friday (April 27).


FixMyStreet
Pothole. Can damage tires, 30th April 

30 Apr 18

I put a £1 there.


News
Former Acocks Green police officer lands West Midlands Police Assistant Chief Constable job 

30 Apr 18

A FORMER Acocks Green beat police officer has landed the role of Assistant Chief Constable at West Midlands Police.