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Last one. I promise. 

15 Mar

Well, of the month.


Lifford Lane tip – CCTV to beat the queues 

14 Mar

Birmingham City Council are hoping that residents will take a look at CCTV images of the queue at Lifford Lane recycling centre before deciding to pay a visit.


Stallholders at the April Market 

14 Mar

Photo credit Phil Banting Hello!  Our stallholders line up for the April market has been confirmed below.


Brummie brilliant St Patrick’s festival 

12 Mar

If you have never been to the Birmingham St Patrick’s festival, don’t worry because you can go tomorrow! Sunday 13th March: 1:30pm – 6:00pm… more...


How to organise community litter pick 

11 Mar

Would you like to your neighbourhood cleaner? Do you need help to plan and organise a community litter pick? Birmingham City Council want to help, they… more...


Sampad Arts presents My Route at the University of Birmingham’s Arts & Science Festival 

11 Mar

My Route Panel Discussion Wednesday 16 March, 5pm University of Birmingham, Muirhead Tower, Lecture Room G15 Free – booking recommended.


Artist Commission, The Wall, Longbridge, Birmingham 

10 Mar

Turves Green Girls’ School are seeking expressions of interest from West Midlands based artists to create a contemporary mural artwork for ‘The Wall’… more...


Man & woman, 20s, seriously injured in Longbridge collision 

10 Mar

A man and a woman, both in their twenties, have been seriously injured in a collision in Longbridge this morning (Thursday 10th March).


Consultation opens on proposed merger of Bournville College with South & City College 

9 Mar

Consultation has opened into the proposed merger of Bournville and South & City Colleges.


Live Music/Pop up Gallery/Surplus Food/Workshops for Kids 

9 Mar

well.


Proposed merger of South & City College Birmingham and Bournville College 

8 Mar

As an outcome of the recent area review it has been recommended that South & City College Birmingham and Bournville College merge to form a single college.


Convicted former scout leader from Longbridge sentenced for historic sexual abuse of boys 

8 Mar

From West Midlands Police: A former Birmingham scout leader who abused young boys in his care has been jailed after detectives reopened cases… more...


Talent Match in Northfield! 

7 Mar

Talent Match has come to Northfield Community Partnership! Talent Match Birmingham & Solihull is a pre-employability preparation programme for 18 -24 year olds… more...


Let’s Keep Swimming at Moseley Road Baths! 

7 Mar

Inspired by Moseley Road Baths after this weekend’s events? Time to get active preventing it’s closure? ‘Let’s Keep Swimming at Moseley Road Baths!’ Come along to this Thursday’s campaign meeting, 7pm at the Baths.


Full-time academy launch in anniversary year 

7 Mar

Redditch United are delighted to announce the launch of its very own full-time academy to be based at the Valley Stadium – the Redditch United Football Academy.


Do You Want to Share Your Love of Reading? 

6 Mar

Do you have a passion for reading? Are you looking for a really rewarding volunteering experience that will change a child’s life? Life is better when everyone can read well and express themselves confidently.


The book that will make you Hap-pier 

4 Mar

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside, oh we do like to be beside the sea.


Local school for the deaf shortlisted in Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ scheme 

4 Mar

Longwill School for the Deaf, Northfield have been selected as a possible beneficiary of Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme, where money collected from… more...


Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving following Longbridge Lane collision 

4 Mar

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a collision on Longbridge Lane, near the junction of Nuthurst Road, in… more...


Deadline approaches for National Express Foundation funding 

4 Mar

The National Express Foundation is urging educational institutions and community groups to get themselves in gear and apply for funding before this year’s deadline on 18 March.


West Heath man to be guest of honour at iconic Welsh cultural festival founded by his father 

4 Mar

A West Heath man, whose father founded an iconic Welsh cultural festival, will be a guest of honour at this summer’s event alongside Bryn Terfel, Katherine Jenkins… more...


Local filmmaker hopes to be “Cooler” than the rest 

3 Mar

A successful filmmaker from West Heath has had his new film “Cooler” awarded “Official Selection” as part of the Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival, following… more...


Maypole man who rammed a police car is jailed for possession of a gun 

3 Mar

Two men who rammed a police car and were later found to have a handgun and Class A drugs in their car have been jailed.


Morrison staff are all heart with new defibrillator 

3 Mar

Morrisons Rubery staff and customers raise £1000 to buy a defibrillator that could potentially save lives.


Waste Isn’t Rubbish 

3 Mar

On Saturday 5th March people will be gathering at 11am at the Old Print Works on Moseley Road to celebrate its coming back to life.


Bournville College funds an ECG machine for tiny babies 

3 Mar

The fundraising efforts from Bournville College’s charity ball held last week will be buying an ECG machine for the neonatal unit at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.


Temporary car parks at Longbridge to close 

3 Mar

Two temporary car parks at Longbridge, on Bristol Road South and adjacent to Austin Park, are set to close later this month.


How are you celebrating World Book Day? 

3 Mar

If you have, work with or encounter kids often then you should definitely know that today is World Book Day! A day of… more...


Local support helps Rowheath Pavilion gets window makeover 

2 Mar

Support from Bournville residents has helped Rowheath Pavilion emerge as winners in a competition run by Birmingham based window specialists, Finesse.


Police seek driver after man deliberately struck by car in Weoley Castle 

2 Mar

West Midlands Police have released CCTV images following an incident where a man was apparently deliberately struck by a car in Weoley Castle… more...


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Former Falcon Lodge post office in Sutton Coldfield to become… 

15 Mar

PLANS have been submitted to deliver a new Sutton Coldfield restaurant at a former post office site.


Central Mosque set for Earth Hour 

14 Mar

Birmingham Central Mosque will be switching off its lights for an hour at the weekend.


Trouble-hit Ibar in Sutton Coldfield has its licence suspended 

14 Mar

THE owner of bar in Sutton Coldfield has vowed to fight a potential closure order after it was branded a 'drain on police resources'.


Sutton Coldfield MP votes in favour of ESA cuts 

14 Mar

Cuts to the amount new ESA claimants will receive are set to go ahead after ministers invoked special powers to push them through last week.


Former Morrisons and Blockbusters store in Sutton Coldfield back… 

14 Mar

A TROUBLED premises in the centre of Sutton Coldfield is back on the market after failing to reopen as a convenience store.


European silvers for Sutton Coldfield judoka 

14 Mar

Sutton Coldfield judo players Lubjana Piovesana and Dan Powell both picked up silver medals at the Coimbra Junior European Cup in Portugal on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March.


Norman Laud Association in Sutton Coldfield gets ‘outstanding’… 

14 Mar

A CHARITY in Sutton Coldfield which supports children and young adults with learning and physical disabilities has received a glowing report from inspectors.


Student officer literally ‘jumps’ into action on his first day in… 

14 Mar

HE MAY be new to the force but student officer at West Midlands Police has already made his mark after he literally jumped into action in Erdington.


Another Simon stunner… 

14 Mar

Simon Lea captures Bearwood looking pretty in pink...


Five-day weather forecast from the Met Office 

14 Mar

Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UK.


Spurs stroll past woeful Villa 

13 Mar

Aston Villa 0 v 2 Tottenham Hotspur Watching the stewards at Villa Park chasing Villa fans holding up protest banners was more entertaining than watching the Villa team chasing Tottenham.


First Sutton Coldfield Interim Parish Council Meeting: Tuesday 15 March 

13 Mar

The first meeting of Sutton Coldfield’s Interim Parish Council takes place on Tuesday 15th March, 6pm at the Mere Green Community Centre.


Planning Applications 28th Feb – 5th Mar 2016 

13 Mar

Sutton Coldfield planning applications made during the weeks commencing February 28th 2016.


St Patrick’s Day celebrations 2016: Birmingham road closures and alcohol restrictions 

13 Mar

St Patrick’s Day celebrations 2016: road closures in Birmingham City Centre Around 65,000 people are expected to attend the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Birmingham City Centre today.


Theatre company wants volunteers for Spring production 

12 Mar

A local theatre company are inviting volunteers to join them for a production in April and May.


Rumpelstiltskin at Castle Vale Library 

12 Mar

Big Brum theatre will be performing a popular fairy tale next Saturday 19th March in Castle Vale.


Erdington nursery receives top marks in latest Ofsted report 

12 Mar

AN Erdington nursery has been praised for its 'can do attitude' and children's 'freedom' in their latest Ofsted report.


Long-serving member of Sutton Coldfield Sailing Club celebrates… 

12 Mar

WHEN it came to celebrating his 90th birthday, there was only one 'mast-erplan' way to celebrate for avid Sutton Coldfield sailor Paul Scase.


Anger as Sutton Coldfield wheelie bin collections repeatedly… 

12 Mar

CONTINUALLY missed wheelie bin collections in Sutton Coldfield have led to anger among residents and councillors who are demanding the council gets its act together.


Concerns for Sutton Coldfield’s Jimmy Spices restaurant closed… 

11 Mar

Concerns are growing for a popular Sutton Coldfield restaurant which has remained closed this week.


Countdown to Primark opening at Fort Shopping Centre 

11 Mar

Primark have announced the opening time for their new store at The Fort Shopping Centre next week.


Speeding and no seatbelt on child: hefty fine and four points 

11 Mar

A  driver has been fined for speeding and for driving with a young passenger who was not wearing a seatbelt.


Sutton Coldfield Hockey Club celebrate 125 years with fantastic sponsorship raffle 

11 Mar

Sutton Coldfield Hockey Club are celebrating 125 years of the foundation of the men’s club with a sponsorship raffle.


YMCA Sutton Coldfield: Calling all local businesses to support Sleep Easy event 

11 Mar

YMCA Sutton Coldfield are looking for local businesses to support their Sleep Easy event and help raise vital funds.


More volunteers needed as Sutton Coldfield community groups give and gain 

11 Mar

A growing network of community minded partners whose aim is to “give back” to the people of Sutton Coldfield are seeking volunteers so that even more people can benefit from their altruistic work.


Pupils at Yenton Primary School in Erdington take part in ‘Clean… 

11 Mar

A BAND of thoughtful volunteers at a school in Erdington rolled up their sleeves to take part in a major litter-pick at a local beauty spot last weekend in preparation for a right Royal occasion.


Paralympic star Ellie Simmonds urges Sutton Coldfield to support Sport Relief 2016 

11 Mar

Four-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds is encouraging people from Sutton Coldfield to support Sport Relief 2016.


Watch: Inspirational video of Sutton Coldfield man preparing to… 

11 Mar

AN AVID Sutton Coldfield cyclist is to ride more than 300 miles across the country in 24 hours to raise money for a caring charity.


Sutton Coldfield stabbing: How the town reacted to news a… 

11 Mar

THE Royal Town has reacted with shock and horror after a pregnant woman was stabbed in the centre of Sutton Coldfield.


Missing Erdington man found 

11 Mar

A MISSING man from Erdington who needed 'urgent' medical treatment has been found.


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Next Drop-in Session 

14 Mar

This Tuesday, 15 March,  members of the CCNF Committee will be holding a Drop-in session in the Library of Birmingham from 6pm onwards.


Trainspotting in Digbeth 

14 Mar

When: Wednesday 23 March – Saturday 2 April Where: Rainbow Venues, Unit 5, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, B9 4AG Tickets: from £15 (info here) Following last week’s news that filming for the long-awaited sequel to 90s cult classic Trainspotting ...


Live Music Round Up 

13 Mar

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


Wish You Were Here? 

12 Mar

We all know that Digbeth is a fine destination, but now you can send a friend or loved one a postcard to tell them exactly how much fun you are having! Originally made for Home For Waifs and Strays’ closing … Continue reading...


Safer Travel Partnership 

11 Mar

An explanation of a service that keeps passengers on public transport safer...


on+on 

11 Mar

When: Sunday 13 March, 06:00–12:00 Where: Club PST, 71 Lombard Street, Digbeth, B12 0QR Tickets: available online here If you’re out this Saturday night, and are in need of an afterparty to take you right through to the start of … Continue ...


SS16: The Top Spring Trends to Stick With 

11 Mar

These are the Spring Summer 2016 trends that aren't going anywhere, so splash the cash and stick with them...


SS16: The Top Trends to Stick With 

11 Mar

These are the Spring Summer 2016 trends that aren't going anywhere, so splash the cash and stick with them...


Special Offers at Stag Barbers 

10 Mar

When: until 23rd March 2016 Where: Stag Creative Barbers, Gibb Street, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA If you’re anything like me, you’re probably still feeling that January pinch in your wallet (yes – I know it’s March…), so nothing ...


Appeal after man is left in a coma after Yardley pub incident 

10 Mar

A 68-year-old man has been left in a coma after an incident at a Yardley pub.


Celebrations as Birmingham City University’s hockey team secures promotion 

10 Mar

Members of Birmingham City University’s men’s hockey team are celebrating after achieving promotion.


An Invitation from Archbishop Bernard Longley 

10 Mar

Archbishop Bernard is inviting parishoners across the Archdiocese to attend a faith renewal course piloting on two Saturdays in May at Oscott College.


Colony of penguins settle in to new home at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham 

10 Mar

A group of penguins have travelled thousands of miles to make their home in Birmingham.


Birmingham cycle training group offers free sessions to encourage more people to get on their bikes 

10 Mar

A Birmingham cycle training group is urging more people to get in the saddle by holding free training sessions to improve their skills.


Passengers evacuated from Birmingham-bound train after brake pad problem 

10 Mar

A Birmingham-bound train was forced to make an emergency stop this morning after smoke began billowing from it.


Birmingham security guard’s marathon effort to help him become a kidney donor for his wife 

10 Mar

A Birmingham security guard is fighting to stay fit so he can donate a kidney to his wife.


Protesters in Perry Barr call for new independent greyhound racing regulator 

10 Mar

Protesters in Birmingham have called for the creation of an independent greyhound racing regulator.


Stars return to Birmingham for Betway Premier League Darts at the Barclaycard Arena 

10 Mar

Stars of the darts world will return to Birmingham next month.


Archdiocese appoints a new fundraising specialist 

9 Mar

The Archdiocese of Birmingham has appointed a new Head of Development, Steve Baylis, to focus on fundraising and grant applications.


Hundreds Enter Churches Across the Archdiocese During Nightfever 

9 Mar

In response to the call of Pope Francis for 24 hours for the Lord, seven parishes across the Archdiocese of Birmingham took up the challenge of throwing open their doors for Nightfever on the first Friday in March.


St Patrick’s Festival 2016 – This weekend! 

9 Mar

When: Sunday 13th March, 12:00 onwards Where: various locations in Digbeth We knew it was going to be big, but by Jove, the St Patrick’s Festival organisers have done it again and surpassed themselves this year! From a photography exhibition … ...


Birmingham Spiderman gets into Belgian schoolbook 

8 Mar

Birmingham Spiderman   becomes the real life superhero in a schoolbook in Belgium.


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