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Local news
New dental hospital set to open to the public at the end of March 

17 Mar 16

The first patients are due to be welcomed to the new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry on Thursday, 31 March.


News
Brazen trickster cons cash out of kind-hearted resident with sob story 

17 Mar 16

A ‘BRAZEN trickster’ who conned cash out of kind-hearted residents with fake sob stories of ill relatives has been jailed.


Blog music
Foxy Geordie roams Heath after Black Swan 

16 Mar 16

Veteran folk troubadour Bob Fox plays at the Red Lion in Kings Heath on Wednesday nite.


Local news
Stirchley: Women suffers head injury after early morning RTC 

16 Mar 16

A women in her early 20’s been taken to a major trauma centre after she was involved in a collision with a car.


Blog feature
Moseley Bog Friends’ Blog 01/03/2016 

15 Mar 16

Summary: These blog posts are sent in by the Friends of Moseley Bog Joy’s Wood to give a personal perspective of a day in the life of a volunteer.


News
Cannabis plants worth around £900K found inside a former school… 

15 Mar 16

Cannabis plants worth around £900K found inside a former school in Balsall Heath.


Blog feature
Moseley Bog & Joy’s Wood Dawn Chorus Walk 

15 Mar 16

Date / Time Start date: Sun, 01/05/2016 – 4:15am – 7:00am Tony Sames will lead early birds around the home of Dawn Chorus Day for this unique experience.


FixMyStreet
Tree work, 15th March 

15 Mar 16

A lot of growth at the base of trees which his cars when driving past.


999
Serial fraudster jailed for conning residents with hospital lies 

15 Mar 16

A thief who conned cash out of big-hearted residents with fake sob stories of ill relatives has been jailed after West Midlands Police linked him to a string of deceptions.


Blog music
Screaming quietly 

14 Mar 16

Varied nights in Kings Heath.


FixMyStreet
Inspection cover collapsing, 14th March 

14 Mar 16

Inspection cover collapsing in middle of highway Alcester Road south near Woodthorpe Road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Alcester Road South, Kings Heath Report on FixMyStreet…


Business
Kings Heath High Street experiencing retail upturn 

13 Mar 16

Property agents Bond Wolfe have helped fill up a parade of shops on the busy Kings Heath High Street.


FixMyStreet
Deep pothole on entrance to avenue, 13th March 

13 Mar 16

This pothole is difficult to avoid when turning into avenue.


Sport
Tamworth RFC coach hails young side after cup win 

11 Mar 16

TAMWORTH RFC director of rugby Andy Smith praised the club’s under-17s as they produced a dominant performance to make progress in the National Cup on Sunday.


News
Man run over by mechanical digger in Coundon 

11 Mar 16

Police said enquiries are ongoing after the man was injured during roadworks at the junction between Barkers Butts lane and Moseley Avenue…


Blog feature
Moseley Bog & Joy’s Wood Volunteer Day 

11 Mar 16

Date / Time Start date: Tue, 15/03/2016 – 10:30am – 3:30pm Sun, 20/03/2016 – 10:30am – 3:30pm Tue, 29/03/2016 – 10:30am – 3:30pm Tue, 12/04/2016 – 10:30am – 3:30pm Sun, 17/04/2016 – 10:30am – 3:30pm Tue, 26/04/2016 – 10:30am – 3:30pm Tue, 10/05/2016…


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

11 Mar 16

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


Rugby
Lions and Hounds games Postponed 

10 Mar 16

Both the Lions game Versus Moseley Oak and the Hounds Fixture Vs Luctonians have been postponed until later in the season…


Sport
Rutter’s treble helps inspire Tamworth RFC in National Cup 

10 Mar 16

TAMWORTH RFC UNDER-17s 31 MOSELEY 0TAMWORTH’S talented under-17s produced a dominant performance to overcome Moseley in the RFU National Cup.


Blog feature
Sad passing of Walsall musician, former Redcap Mick Walker 

10 Mar 16

IT IS with personal sadness that I learned of the unexpected passing of Walsall-born Mick Walker, peacefully in his sleep on Thursday February 25.


Local news
Sonia Sabri Company 

8 Mar 16

Where: Baithak, 202 Moseley Street, Digbeth, B12 0RT And now for something completely different… We love the fact that Digbeth is a melting pot of cultures and creatives, and now we can add India to the long list of countries … Continue reading…


Blog feature
Vix’s Vintage Makeover – From Mediocre Maxi To Tarted Up Tribal 

7 Mar 16

‘Scuse the bare face and ratty bun, it was early Sunday morning! This Paula Lee, England maxi dress was, like last week’s nightie , another find on the £3 rail at the Moseley Vintage Fair.


Local news
Let’s Keep Swimming at Moseley Road Baths! 

7 Mar 16

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.


News
Video: ‘Batman and Robin’ ride in to raise money for operation to allow Coventry boy to walk again 

6 Mar 16

Moseley Primary School teacher and assistant dressed up and horses in city for Sven Woolcock…


FixMyStreet
Dumped rubbish, 4th March 

4 Mar 16

Has been in Scribers Lane for over a week Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 5 Riverside Crescent, Hall Green Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog feature
Moseley Bog Dawn Chorus Walk 

4 Mar 16

Date / Time Start date: Sun, 01/05/2016 – 4:15am – 7:00am Tony Sames will lead early birds around the home of Dawn Chorus Day for this unique experience.


Local news
Deadline approaches for National Express Foundation funding 

4 Mar 16

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.


Sport
Tamworth prepare to take on Moseley on the national stage 

4 Mar 16

TAMWORTH RFC coach Andy Smith says he is excited by the challenge awaiting the club’s much-heralded under-17s as they bid for National Cup glory.


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

3 Mar 16

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.


Local news
Waste Isn’t Rubbish 

3 Mar 16

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.


Local news
Man dies following an RTC in Maypole 

2 Mar 16

A man has died following an RTC in Maypole last night.


999
Police investigate following fatal collision involving a motorcyclist in Kings Heath 

2 Mar 16

  Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Kings Heath last night, between a car and a motorbike.


Local news
Witness Appeal: Burglary in the Hollywood area 

1 Mar 16

West Mercia police are appealing to members of the Hollywood community for any information following a burglary to a property in Oakwood Road, Hollywood where a car was also stolen.


FixMyStreet
Bollard misding, 1st March 

1 Mar 16

Illuminated bollard misding.


FixMyStreet
Street clean required., 1st March 

1 Mar 16

Dog litter, leaves and rubbish.


Local news
Shoplifter used foil-lined envelope to scupper shop-security systems 

1 Mar 16

A prolific shoplifter will be sentenced at Crown Court after he admitted two more offences this week.


Local news
Open Day – 5th March 

1 Mar 16

The next Moseley Road Baths open day will be held on Saturday 5th March from 1:30-4:00pm.


Event
Moseley Bog & Joy’s Wood – Volunteer Day, 9 Mar 2016 

29 Feb 16

9 Mar 2016 – Community at Moseley Bog Come along and help us look after this wonderful reserve.


Event
Moseley Bog & Joy’s Wood – Volunteer Day, 1 Mar 2016 

29 Feb 16

1 Mar 2016 – Community at Moseley Bog Come along and help us look after this wonderful reserve.


FixMyStreet
Many potholes and surface crumbling away, 29th February 

29 Feb 16

Top surface of the road along the entire stretch of Almond Tree Avenue from Hall Green Road to Hillmorton Road is crumbling away, this is also developing into many potholes Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated …


Blog feature
Moseley Bog Friends’ Blog 24/2/2016 

29 Feb 16

Summary: These blog posts are sent in by Mary Girvan of the Friends of Moseley Bog Joy’s Wood to give a personal perspective of a day in the life of a volunteer.


FixMyStreet
Abandoned Fridge, 28th February 

28 Feb 16

A fridge had been left outside Minton House Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 22 Cromer Road, Balsall Heath Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog social media
Microadventure #1: Alone in Kings Heath park at night 

27 Feb 16

My heart was practically tachycardic as I entered the blackness.


FixMyStreet
Fridge freezer dumped. Armitage road Rugeley. Between pathway for Attlee crescent ,and springfield avenue. On the opposite side of the road to the Moseley pub., 27th February 

27 Feb 16

Fridge freezer dumped.


News
Plans to build 200 homes on Hall Green Greyhound Stadium submitted 

26 Feb 16

IT COULD be the end of the track for Hall Green Greyhound Stadium after plans to build 200 homes on the site were submitted to Birmingham City Council.


Local news
Dawn raid nabs Moseley street shooting suspect 

26 Feb 16

A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting at an address in Moseley earlier this month when a gunman opened fire into a lounge window.


Local news
Police teamwork traps stolen car trio after they failed to stop in Kings Heath 

26 Feb 16

Traffic cops, a dog unit and the police helicopter joined forces to catch three teenagers who led officers on a pursuit across Birmingham in a stolen car.


Blog feature
Hall Green Greyhound Stadium Demolition 

26 Feb 16

Hearing in the last week about the closure of Birmingham’s Hall Green Greyhound stadium it made me remember of a time I went there a good few years ago.


Local news
Love Food Hate Waste 

26 Feb 16

Love Food Hate Waste – A Quiz night will be held on Monday 29th February 7pm start at Balsall Heath Church Centre, Mary Street corner of Edward Road ALL Welcome.


999
Dawn raid nets street shooting suspect 

26 Feb 16

A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting at an address in Moseley earlier this month when a gunman opened fire into a lounge window.


Business
Pizza chain Prezzo could open new venue in Moseley 

25 Feb 16

The restaurant company is looking at the site first earmarked by Boston Tea Party…


Event
Mindful Therapy in Kings Heath, 27 Feb 2016 

25 Feb 16

27 Feb 2016 – Workshop at Mind Furniture Shop Join us for fortnightly sessions of cognitive based mindful therapy (only £5 per session), on alternate Saturday afternoons.


999
Police warn Hall Green residents and appeal for info following five burglaries 

25 Feb 16

Officers have released CCTV footage of two men they are trying to trace following four burglaries and one attempt burglary in the Tyseley and Hall Green areas.


News
Planning application could end 90 years of history at popular borough Greyhound Racing venue 

24 Feb 16

A PLANNING application to build more than 200 homes at the expense of one of the borough’s most popular nights out has been submitted to Birmingham City Council.


Blog comment
Home to the dogs 

24 Feb 16

An outline planning application has been submitted for the demolition of Hall Green Stadium, 2016/01219/PA , and replacement by up to 210 homes.


Local news
West Mercia Police appeal for information after Hollywood burglary 

23 Feb 16

West Mercia Police is appealing to the Hollywood community for information following a burglary at a home on Douglas Road.


Business
‘Crying shame’ as Hall Green Stadium set to be demolished 

23 Feb 16

Nine decades of greyhound racing at historic track to come to an end with plans for a housing estate…


Blog feature
Moseley Bog Bluebells & Woodland Flowers Walk 

23 Feb 16

Date / Time Start date: Sat, 23/04/2016 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm Join Tony Sames for a walk around the reserve to discover the displays of bluebells and other woodland flowers.


Blog feature
Moseley Bog Sweat Lodge 

23 Feb 16

Date / Time Start date: Sun, 10/04/2016 – 10:00am – 12:00pm Come and find out how the bronze age inhabitants of the area had a sauna.


Blog feature
Greensleeves – My Hippy-tastic Wardrobe Refashion 

22 Feb 16

You’ve probably noticed that I’ve got a thing for sleeves of the bastard massive variety.