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FixMyStreet
Someone’s crashed into the island and the coping stones have fallen in the road., 17th March 

17 Mar 16

As above Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Barrows Lane, Yardley Report on FixMyStreet…


999
Burglar posed as PC to trick elderly – jailed after DNA found on cigarette 

17 Mar 16

A burglar who posed as a police officer to trick his way into pensioners’ homes has been jailed after West Midlands Police traced him from DNA found on a cigarette butt.


999
Appeal to find missing 87 year-old Birmingham man 

16 Mar 16

Police are concerned for the whereabouts of 87-year-old dementia sufferer Michael Rose who has gone missing from Acocks Green in Birmingham.


News
Yardley lose out at home to West Bromwich 

15 Mar 16

YARDLEY will head into the final fixture of the West Midlands Division 1 season hoping to avoid finishing bottom despite losing to West Bromwich on Saturday.


FixMyStreet
Cars parked on pavement slabs lifted and sinking hedgeing over grown, 15th March 

15 Mar 16

It’s very hard pass on most of the pavement on both side’s Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 48 Fast Pits Road, Yardley Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Green traffic light not working, 15th March 

15 Mar 16

Green turn left arrow not working Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Coventry Road, Yardley Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
Home Alone – law and cases in the UK and abroad 

13 Mar 16

Justice for Families has been publicly campaigning on the issue of the law in respect of children left at home without parental or other adult supervision.


Blog politics
Animated political map of Europe 1000ad-2000ad 

12 Mar 16

This is an interesting thing to look at.


News
Residents get stuck in at free pruning workshop in Sheldon 

11 Mar 16

STUDENTS, park rangers and members of the Sheldon community got stuck into a spot of pruning on Monday (March 7) afternoon.


News
Investigation underway after a man sustained serious injuries… 

11 Mar 16

Investigation underway after a man sustained serious injuries following a disorder in Yardley.


News
Man left in coma following attack in Yardley pub 

11 Mar 16

A MAN has been left in a coma after an attack in a Yardley pub.


999
CCTV image released following attempt armed robbery in Yardley 

11 Mar 16

Police have released a photo of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attempted armed robbery in Yardley, Birmingham yesterday (10 March).


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

10 Mar 16

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


News
Man left in coma after attack in Yardley pub 

10 Mar 16

A MAN has been left in a coma after an attack in a Yardley pub.


News
Man hit over the head with a hammer in a Sheldon public house…. 

10 Mar 16

Man hit over the head with a hammer in a Sheldon public house.


News
Lichfield’s mayor and sheriff have designs on helping chosen… 

10 Mar 16

A FUND-RAISING evening of fashion and entertainment is being held at Lichfield Guildhall next Tuesday (March 15) in support of the mayor and sheriff’s chosen charities.


999
Police appeal after pub disorder leaves man in coma 

10 Mar 16

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sustained serious injuries following a disorder at a Yardley pub.


999
Concerns grow for missing Sheldon teenager 

9 Mar 16

Police are searching for a teenager who has gone missing from the Sheldon area of Birmingham.


Council
Bladder and kidney cancer awareness roadshow visits Birmingham 

8 Mar 16

Be Clear on Cancer’s ‘Blood in Pee’ roadshow is touring the country and visiting   the Swan Centre in Yardley, Birmingham on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 March  to raise awareness amongst residents of blood in pee as a key symptom for both …


FixMyStreet
Road surface broken, 7th March 

7 Mar 16

Road in need of resurfacing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Warstock Lane, Yardley Wood Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Large potholes and inadequate road repair, 7th March 

7 Mar 16

Road on need of resurfacing, potholes pose risk to road users Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 168 Warstock Lane, Yardley Wood Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
The EU and Democracy (making some reference to the referendum) 

7 Mar 16

The debate about the EU has in many ways similarities to that in respect of the Scottish independence referendum.


Blog feature
Quiz night at Holy Souls Social Club

7 Mar 16

Join our supporters as they host an exciting quiz night at Holy Souls Social Club for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.


Local news
Do You Want to Share Your Love of Reading? 

6 Mar 16

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.


News
Walsall doctor’s home to appear on Channel 4’s Love it or List it 

5 Mar 16

A WALSALL doctor’s four bed semi-detached property is set to feature on a home design show on national TV.


News
Housing plan rejected for Yardley playing fields which launched Premier League stars 

3 Mar 16

We need exceptional reasons to build on playing fields and I cannot see any in this case, said planning committee member Keith Linnecor…


Event
Open Mic Night with The Ivy Boys Backing Band, 3 Mar 2016 

2 Mar 16

3 Mar 2016 – Rock Pop at Ivy Leaf FREE Weekly open mike jam at the Ivy leaf club Coventry road , Sheldon.


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping by refuse bins, 29th February 

29 Feb 16

Fly tipping by council bins half way down grove AV.


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.


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.


News
Students from John Taylor High School celebrate after speaking competition victory 

29 Feb 16

Students from Barton-under-Needwood are celebrating after winning a speaking competition.


FixMyStreet
Green lights not working, 29th February 

29 Feb 16

Green lights to cars on the pedestrian crossing going towards Lidl aren’t working Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 81 Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


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 politics
English Boundary Review Launched 

24 Feb 16

The English Boundary review was launched today.


FixMyStreet
Car abandoned for months, 24th February 

24 Feb 16

Vauxhall Corsa has been parked here for months.


News
Tree pruning workshop set to attract seekers of outdoor lifestyle 

23 Feb 16

IF YOUR New Year’s resolution involved learning a skill, getting fit, meeting new people or helping others then you could be in luck at a free Tree Pruning Workshop in Sheldon.


News
Brave Yardley hold league leaders Stafford 

23 Feb 16

YARDLEY produced without doubt their best performance of the season to beat draw 2-2 at home to league leaders Stafford in the West Midland Division One.


Local news
Vote for Our Westley Vale Millennium Green! 

22 Feb 16

Tesco Bags of help Scheme Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales.


FixMyStreet
Road sign fell off, 20th February 

20 Feb 16

For ages we had no road sign saying we were Sheldon Heath road.


FixMyStreet
Burst water main, 20th February 

20 Feb 16

Water leaking and covering road junction at bottom of hill – potentially serious hazard if it freezes Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 5 Bayford Avenue, Sheldon Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Grass verge, 19th February 

19 Feb 16

Grass verge is turned into mud because drivers are parking cars on it.


FixMyStreet
Fridge abandoned in Grove for 1 year, 19th February 

19 Feb 16

Fridge has been there for a whole year in the bottom of the Grove with loads of other rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Leybourne Grove, Yardley Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Yardley hit for six away at Redditch 

18 Feb 16

YARDLEY fell to a heavy 6-0 defeat on the road at promotion hopefuls Redditch in the West Midlands Division One.


News
Solihull photographer snaps rare solar phenomenon 

18 Feb 16

A BUDDING Solihull photographer has snapped a picture of a rare solar phenomenon.


News
Tae Kwon Do clubs join forces to raise £5,500 

17 Feb 16

A GROUP of local Tae Kwon Do clubs have joined forces to fight for Birmingham Children’s Hospital after one of their Yardley students had battled with Leukaemia.


Local news
Scrutinising the Police? 

16 Feb 16

West Midlands Police and Crime Panel have been in touch with the Neighbourhood Forum, asking us to share the news on this important role for any local people who might be interested: Two Independent Members Sought to Scrutinise the West Midlands …


FixMyStreet
Large container from an Articulated Vehicle left in garden, 16th February 

16 Feb 16

The people of Sheldon have been complaining about this extremely large container from an Articulated Vehicle which has been dumped in the garden of the house marked on the map in Horrell Road, Sheldon, Birmingham Nearest road to the pin placed…


FixMyStreet
Public right of way blocked by a hedge that needs cutting., 14th February 

14 Feb 16

The hedge is blocking the passageway and needs cutting.


FixMyStreet
Grass verge parking!!, 11th February 

11 Feb 16

Inconsiderate people parking on the grass verges causing a nuisance and muddy tracks.


Local news
Suspected Erdington bus flasher ‘hands himself in’ 

11 Feb 16

A SUSPECT wanted for indecently exposing himself in Erdington and then committing an indecent act on a bus has handed himself in.


FixMyStreet
Chest freezer on street, 11th February 

11 Feb 16

Small chest freezer dumped on pavement at top of hill St Edburghs Road Yardley B25 8YA next to cable box near junction with Grevis Road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 20 St Edburghs Road, Yardley…


FixMyStreet
Building Materials on street, 10th February 

10 Feb 16

Excessive amount of building materials on grass reservation outside 116 Stoney Lane Yardley B25 8YP from renovations.


NHS
Sheldon patients to benefit from revamped premises 

9 Feb 16

Sheldon patients will benefit from a major NHS funding boost to improve local GP facilities.


News
Suspected gang member arrested in Acocks Green dawn raid 

8 Feb 16

Dawn raid swoops on Acocks Green house Read More…


News
Suspected gang member has been arrested during a dawn raid… 

8 Feb 16

Suspected gang member has been arrested during a dawn raid in Acocks Green.


Local news
Gas-powered gun seized as armed police carry out weapons and drugs raids 

8 Feb 16

A gas powered gun was seized by police in a dawn raid today.


Blog feature
Moseley Bog & Joy’s Wood – Volunteer Day 

8 Feb 16

Date / Time Start date: Wed, 10/02/2016 – 10:30am – 3:30pm Wed, 24/02/2016 – 10:30am – 3:30pm The Wildlife Trust relies on the support of volunteers to help manage our nature reserves.


News
Yardley slip up against fellow strugglers Droitwich 

8 Feb 16

YARDLEY remain second from bottom in the West Midlands One league after losing 2-0 at home to Droitwich Spa in possibly the worst weather conditions so far this season.


999
Dawn raid nets gang suspect over Birmingham shooting 

8 Feb 16

A suspected gang member has been arrested during a dawn raid this morning (Feb 8) in connection with a street shooting in Birmingham last month.