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Local news
Speeding scam earns conman £100k and jail sentence 

16 Mar 16

Ramesh Jhalli A man has been jailed for 18 months after he was caught helping dozens of motorists get out of paying speeding fines.


999
Teenage girl seriously hurt in Stourbridge collision 

15 Mar 16

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in Stourbridge this morning (15 March) that left a girl with a serious head injury.


Local news
Police seize 4,500 cannabis plants in February 

4 Mar 16

Police are reporting that they seized thousands of cannabis plants from across the West Midlands during February.


FixMyStreet
Flytipping at Tesco Hodge Hill Road, 1st March 

1 Mar 16

The bottle bank has been removed from the site leaving a space which has been filled with fly-tipping Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 52 Hodge Hill Road, Buckland End Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Sunday morning fire in Bordesley Green caused by a cannabis… 

29 Feb 16

Sunday morning fire in Bordesley Green caused by a cannabis farm.


Blog comment
City MP claims victory in HS2 site campaign 

25 Feb 16

Byrne wins bid for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath.


Business
3,000 jobs for former LDV site in Washwood Heath as MPs back business park plan 

23 Feb 16

A long running row between Birmingham’s politicians and high speed rail line managers over the future of the former LDV Alstom site has finally come to an end…


Blog politics
Tackling anti-social behaviour on the Glebe 

23 Feb 16

Residents of the Glebe Farm area are being asked to share their views on plans to introduce a new Public Space Protection Order.


Event
Ixchel Healing Workshop, 1 Mar 2016 

22 Feb 16

1 Mar 2016 – Workshop at United Reformed Church, Hodge Hill …


Blog politics
No changes planned to 55A bus service 

22 Feb 16

A number of concerned residents have been in touch regarding rumours that the 55A bus service, which provides a vital link across the Yorkswood area, is about to be changed or cancelled.


999
Man arrested on suspicion of conspriacy to commit robbery in Digbeth murder probe 

15 Feb 16

Detectives investigating the murder of businessman Akhtar Javeed have arrested a man on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.


Event
Introductory to Djembe Drumming Course, 23 Feb 2016 

14 Feb 16

23 Feb 2016 – Workshop at United Reformed Church, Hodge Hill This introductory five weeks course allows you to learn how to connect with sound and vibration to improve your general well being.


Local news
Battling against Tory housing policy: by Labour councillor Mike Sharpe 

11 Feb 16

This is a longer, and unedited version of an article by Tyburn Labour Councillor Mike Sharpe, published on the Democracy Page of the February 2016 edition of Tyburn Mail Labour Councillor for Tyburn ward Mike Sharpe (left) and (right) John Cotton …


Local news
Man arrested after non-stop collision causes serious injury to cab driver 

8 Feb 16

A 27 year-old  man has come forward after a non-stop collision left a taxi driver with a serious arm injury.


Local news
Driver does a runner after smash with taxi 

7 Feb 16

Police are hunting a driver who ran off after a collision with a black cab that caused serious injury to the taxi driver.


Blog comment
The road to 2020: Conservative Caucus city seats initiative 

6 Feb 16

Conservative Home lists Birmingham targets : Birmingham Hall Green Birmingham Hodge Hill Birmingham Ladywood Birmingham Perry Barr Birmingham Yardley Conservative party membership has fallen from nearly 300,000 to about 150,000 over the last ten …


FixMyStreet
Fallen tree on cycle path, just past Shard End Park, 3rd February 

3 Feb 16

The tree has been there several days.


News
Detective appeals for information after a couple were assaulted… 

26 Jan 16

Detective appeals for information after a couple were assaulted on a bus.


Event
Law of Attraction Meditation Workshop, 27 Jan 2016 

21 Jan 16

27 Jan 2016 – Community at United Reformed Church, Hodge Hill Do you want to take more control of your life? This workshop will explore how you can bring into your everyday life, one of the Seven Pillars of the Universe, or cosmic energies which …


News
Sparkbrook landlord fined for ‘taking the law into his own… 

15 Jan 16

Sparkbrook landlord fined for ‘taking the law into his own hands’.


Sport
A-Z of West Midlands Football 

13 Jan 16

CLIVE WHITEHEAD served West Bromwich Albion very well, scoring nine goals in 196 first team appearances.


Event
Law of Attraction Meditation Workshop, 20 Jan 2016 

11 Jan 16

20 Jan 2016 – Workshop at United Reformed Church, Hodge Hill Law of Attraction (LOA) Meditation The law of attraction thought process became popular by the release of the The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.


Business
LDV vans return to Birmingham… but now they’re made in China 

9 Jan 16

LDV vans, built at Washwood Heath until the firms collapse seven years ago, will go on sale in the UK again under a new brand…


999
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Bordesley Green 

4 Jan 16

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision.


Local news
Masked carjacker uses false road block in Shard End 

3 Jan 16

A masked carjacker tricked a woman out of her car in Shard End this morning.


999
Witnesses sought to Shard End car-jacking 

3 Jan 16

Detectives are appealing for information after a car-jacking in Birmingham this morning (3 January).


News
MISSING: Have you seen Emily Humphries? Emily Humphries, aged… 

22 Dec 15

MISSING: Have you seen Emily Humphries?  Emily Humphries, aged 20, moved from Burton to Birmingham a few weeks ago and went missing from her Bordesley Green home on Monday (21/12).


999
Man jailed over Birmingham murder 

18 Dec 15

A man has today been jailed for the murder of a Birmingham man who was found dead in an outbuilding.


Blog comment
Councillor Anita Ward – a disappointing encounter 

15 Dec 15

A reader who had one brief contact with Cllr Ward a couple of years ago found her conduct very unsatisfactory; have many of her constituents had similar disappointments? We read that – for the second time – Hodge Hill ward Labour Party members …


News
Landlord fined over £5K after illegally evicting a mother and… 

14 Dec 15

Landlord fined over £5K after illegally evicting a mother and son in Kings Heath.


Local news
Landlord to pay £5k fine for illegally evicting a mum and her 11 year old son 

14 Dec 15

A landlord was fined at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (14/12/2015) for illegally evicting a mother and her 11 year old son from their home in Kings Heath last summer.


Blog politics
Have your say on Birmingham’s budget plans 

9 Dec 15

Birmingham City Council today launched its 2016+ budget consultation, setting out its financial plans for 2016/17 – 2019/20.


Blog comment
We can be proud of these Birmingham MPs – ‘not in their name’ – as the people of Syria cower 

3 Dec 15

Excellent news in a Facebook entry today that these city MPs voted against bombing the people of Syria.


Local news
Twitter support for out-of-favour Labour councillor 

29 Nov 15

A twitter ‘hashtag’ campaign is supporting a Labour councillor who has been ‘deselected’ by her Labour Party branch.


Blog comment
HS2 concede fresh talks needed on Washwood Heath 

27 Nov 15

City MP continues campaign to revitalise industrial site.


News
Byrne speaks of father’s alcohol fight 

24 Nov 15

Ex-minister Liam Byrne, MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill, calls for more help for children whose parents are “hazardous drinkers” after speaking publicly about his father’s fight with alcohol addiction.


News
WANTED: Have you seen Zain Sheikh? Zain Sheikh, aged 27, from… 

16 Nov 15

WANTED: Have you seen Zain Sheikh?  Zain Sheikh, aged 27, from Lime Tree Road in Washwood Heath, is wanted in connection with a car finance fraud that is believed to have happened between April and July 2015 at a car sales business in Washwood …


Blog politics
Public Meeting at Timberley Academy tomorrow 

15 Nov 15

Residents of Shard End Ward are invited to the next of our regular public meetings, which is being held at Timberley Academy, tomorrow evening (16 November), starting at 7pm.


News
MISSING CHILD: Have you seen Mohammed Qadir?Mohammed Qadir, aged… 

12 Nov 15

MISSING CHILD: Have you seen Mohammed Qadir? Mohammed Qadir, aged 12, was last seen by his family, at around 8:10PM on Wednesday night (11/11), when he left his home address in Bennetts Road, Washwood Heath.


News
Birmingham councillor in court over election win 

9 Nov 15

Washwood Heath member Ansar Ali Khan to face allegations he won his seat by illegally using leaders at a city mosque to influence voters…


News
 Shard End nursery owner told to pay £16,500 after child fell… 

6 Nov 15

 Shard End nursery owner told to pay £16,500 after child fell from window.


Local news
Do you have an idea for improving local health? 

29 Oct 15

If you have an idea for improving the health of local people, a Birmingham organisation with substantial funding is waiting to hear from you.


News
Two West Midlands Police officers win bravery award following… 

28 Oct 15

Two West Midlands Police officers win bravery award following a knife attack at a mosque.


Blog politics
Packington Avenue roadworks set for November 

27 Oct 15

Some important news about forthcoming roadworks on Packington Avenue…


Local news
Men acting ‘suspiciously’ in Sutton Coldfield arrested over… 

26 Oct 15

Two men have been arrested following reports of men acting ‘suspiciously’ in Sutton Coldfield.


News
Maisonette blocks demolished in Shard End to make way for 12 new… 

26 Oct 15

Maisonette blocks demolished in Shard End to make way for 12 new family homes.


Blog politics
Have your say on road safety 

26 Oct 15

Road safety is something that matters to everyone.


FixMyStreet
Street light not workin, 23rd October 

23 Oct 15

Street light is not workin has been off for a few weeks now Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Denbigh Street, Bordesley Green Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Blocks to be demolished to make way for new family homes 

22 Oct 15

Work is under way to demolish four underused maisonette blocks in Shard End to make way for 12 new family homes built by Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT), Birmingham City Councils award-winning house-building programme.


Council
Blocks to be demolished to make way for new family homes 

22 Oct 15

Work is under way to demolish four underused maisonette blocks in Shard End to make way for 12 new family homes built by Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT), Birmingham City Council’s award-winning house-building programme.


News
Birmingham councillor rules himself out of election 

20 Oct 15

Hodge Hill member and health chief Majid Mahmood says he is backing John Clancy after confirming he will not stand in the race to replace Sir Albert Bore…


News
Two men charged on suspicion of distributing a terrorist… 

19 Oct 15

Two men charged on suspicion of distributing a terrorist publication.


999
Two men charged with terrorism offences 

19 Oct 15

Two men have been charged today (Monday 19 October) on suspicion of distributing a terrorist publication (contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006).


News
Driver arrested after boy dies in crash 

17 Oct 15

A driver is arrested after a 14-year-old boy died when the car they were travelling in hit a tree in Hodge Hill, Birmingham.


News
Witnesses urged to come forward after a teenage boy died in a… 

17 Oct 15

Witnesses urged to come forward after a teenage boy died in a collision in Hodge Hill.


999
Police appeal for witnesses following fatal collision in Hodge Hill 

17 Oct 15

Police investigating a fatal road traffic collision in Hodge Hill are appealing for witnesses to contact them.


News
Shard End fire: Pregnant mum and young son escaped 30ft down ladder from blazing tower block 

15 Oct 15

Horrified mother rang boyfriend to say: ‘We’re trapped…


News
19 people led to safety following a fire in an apartment block… 

15 Oct 15

19 people led to safety following a fire in an apartment block in Shard End.


999
Couple convicted of online shopping con after WMP fraud probe 

9 Oct 15

A couple from Birmingham have been convicted of fraud after conning more than 50 online shoppers out of £1,000’s by setting up bogus web companies.


News
Three teenagers arrested in connection with a stabbing on a bus… 

8 Oct 15

Three teenagers arrested in connection with a stabbing on a bus in Washwood Heath.