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Jail sentences for Birmingham pickpocket gang 

24 Apr 16

MEMBERS of a Birmingham pickpocket gang who stole mobile phones from pubs, shops and restaurants across the country have been jailed.


Blog comment
Taphouse 4: The Gunmaker’s Arms 

23 Apr 16

PubBlog Link Whatpub Link Pub Website Taphouse 4, this time it’s Two Towers ‘ taphouse.


Blog feature
The Bull 

23 Apr 16

Gun Quarter, Brimingham: Lovely, traditional pub, right near the city centre, but in a quiet backstreet near the Gunmaker’s Arms .


Blog comment
Great live music at The Chase Inn this evening! 

23 Apr 16

Kim Savage from the Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills has been in touch to let me know that there’s live music on again this weekend at the popular Brownhills pub.


Blog feature
Wall Heath pub photos appeal 

23 Apr 16

CAN Bugle readers help us please? My son has recently taken over tenancy of the Hinksford Arms Public House (formerly Old Bush) in Swindon Road, Wall Heath, and I would like to find out more history of the pub and get some old photos which I could …


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Jail sentences for Birmingham pickpocket gang 

23 Apr 16

Members of a Birmingham pickpocket gang who stole mobile phones from pubs, shops and restaurants across the country have been jailed.


Saddlers
Bradford (A) – Pub Details 

22 Apr 16

Bradford (A) – Pub Details Vitalfootball:Walsall:22/04/2016 18:12:00 All you need to know (pub wise) for tomorrow’s trip to Bradford.


Sport
Warley & DistrictSunday League 

22 Apr 16

Thursday April 14DIVISION 2Farley Park Rangers 1–0 StagDIVISION 3Londonderry Rangers 1–0 Sporting ThimblemillDIVISION 4Langley Gold 1–1 Whiteheath Tavern White Swan 7–0 Black Country Gunners Lapal 6–1 Brunswick FC Britannia Colts 0–2 …


News
‘Eyesore’ Walsall pub is a ‘death trap’ and danger to children 

22 Apr 16

Calls to regenerate a derelict site labelled a ‘death trap’ and an eyesore have been made.


News
Former motorcycle gang member tells jury he did not shoot DJ outside Coventry pub 

22 Apr 16

Anthony Stephens said he didn’t know he was wanted in connection with the incident until 17 years later…


Business
Travel Alert: Serious delays after pub fire 

21 Apr 16

THERE are reports of serious congestion on one for the main routes out of Birmingham city centre following a serious fire.


News
WATCH: Severe derelict pub fire closes major Birmingham road 

21 Apr 16

A severe fire at a derelict pub has closed a busy Birmingham road.


Business
Lichfield BID chairman says new radios and exclusion scheme will make city centre safer 

20 Apr 16

New radios for use by businesses are being introduced to help cut crime and anti-social behaviour in the city centre.


Blog feature
Old Hill drinker said pub should be renamed The Banjo as it was… 

20 Apr 16

CONCLUDING my reminiscences on long-gone Black Country pubs.


News
Soldiers to descend on Meriden to remember World War I 

20 Apr 16

SOLDIERS will descend on Meriden this weekend as villagers and visitors get a taste of history and remember World War One.


News
Revealed: The meaning behind the curious names of Coventry and Warwickshire’s Wetherspoon pubs 

19 Apr 16

These are the stories behind the curious names of Coventry and Warwickshires JD Wetherspoon pubs.


News
BIG NIGHT OUT: Last orders at The Silk Kite in Tamworth 

18 Apr 16

REVELLERS bid a fond farewell to a popular Tamworth pub on its final night before closure.


Local news
The Anchor sets sale! 

18 Apr 16

The Anchor has been in the Keane family for more than four decades, but current landlord Gerry has decided it is now time to move on and focus on his new family.


News
Landlord fears for Gaydon pub’s future 

17 Apr 16

The owners of a Warwickshire pub claim they have lost 20% in trade since the M40 roadworks began in August.


News
Masked Coventry pub robber identified after barmaid recognised his voice 

17 Apr 16

Matthew Fellows had covered his head with a ski mask and hood when he tried to steal the day’s takings from the barmaid as she left the Devonshire Arms in Wyken – but was betrayed when he spoke…


Blog comment
Great live music at The Chase Inn this evening! 

16 Apr 16

Kim Savage from the Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills has been in touch to let me know that there’s live music on again this weekend at the popular Brownhills pub.


News
Police list pubs Millwall fans welcome in ahead of Coventry City clash 

16 Apr 16

Match organisers have also told away fans without tickets not to travel to the Ricoh Arena…


Event
Painkiller, 22 Apr 2016 

16 Apr 16

22 Apr 2016 – Rock Pop at Asylum FREE The Asylum Venue is proud as punch to have listened to continual pleading begging and bribery from Fear Me! Music – to now host a brand new FREE ENTRY!! and band less rock/metal club and pub orientated night for…


News
Balsall Common pub brings back signature dish for The Lily Mae Foundation 

16 Apr 16

THE WHITE Horse pub and restaurant in Balsall Common has launched a new menu for spring, bringing back its hugely popular lasagne to raise funds for The Lily Mae Foundation.


Local news
Flatpack Festival 2016 

15 Apr 16

When: 19-24 April 2016 Where: venues all over Birmingham, including: Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RT AND The Edge, 79-81 Cheapside, Digbeth, B12 9LJ Born in a Digbeth pub as a short film night, Flatpack … …


News
DJ shot at Coventry pub 20 years ago tells court Outlaws biker gang member was responsible 

15 Apr 16

Anthony Stephens denies attempted murder of Darren Stephens outside The Plough in London Road in 1996…


Local news
Local favourite flying the flag for our Royal town 

14 Apr 16

Local favourite The Three Tuns – situated on Sutton Coldfield’s High Street – has been named one of Birmingham’s ‘Best Pubs’ in the Birmingham Mail’s Brummies’ Choice Awards pub category.


News
Retrial of former Outlaws motorbike group member accused of shooting DJ at Coventry pub starts today 

14 Apr 16

Anthony Stephens denies shooting DJ Darren Smith, known as ‘Daz the Mod’, at the Plough pub, London Road, in October 1996…


News
Coventry pub set to re-open after £200,000 makeover 

13 Apr 16

Earlsdon cottage will open its doors later this month after major facelift with new name – The Watchmakers…


News
Lichfield pub to welcome The Party Popperz 

13 Apr 16

Classic hits are coming to a Lichfield pub.


Blog music
Live Room, Droitwich 

12 Apr 16

Lovely first ever gig in Droitwich on Saturday night.


News
Tumble dryer warning after Sutton Coldfield pub fire 

12 Apr 16

FIREFIGHTERS from Sutton Coldfield and Erdington have rushed to a popular pub after a tumble dryer set-alight.


News
Tamworth reacts to The Silk Kite closure 

12 Apr 16

PEOPLE in Tamworth have reacted after news emerged this week that one of the town’s JD Wetherspoon pubs is set to close at the weekend.


Blog
10 Years 

12 Apr 16

Today marks the tenth year I have lived in Essington and whilst on the whole this has been a happy experience, it’s had it’s share of life events, especially of late, and some regrets.


News
​Glasses smashed and chairs thrown during "large scale… 

12 Apr 16

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after large scale disorder broke out in a Walsall pub.


Blog feature
A grand day out for Old Hill pub regulars in the 1930s 

12 Apr 16

WE TRAVEL back in time to the 1930s with these pictures from the Bugle’s collection, to another lost Black Country pub, the Pack Horse Inn, which once stood in Peartree Lane, Old Hill.


News
‘Silk Kite’ to close permanently this weekend 

11 Apr 16

THE Silk Kite on Church Street is to close its doors permanently this weekend as part of a string of closures across the chain.


News
Tamworth Wetherspoon pub set to close this Sunday 

11 Apr 16

A MAJOR pub and restaurant chain will be closing one of its Tamworth sites this weekend as part of nationwide closures.


Blog feature
RSPB Ham Wall 

11 Apr 16

Friday saw us taking our daughter and partner down to a small village just outside Bath for a wedding.


Blog feature
Thursday club on tour 

10 Apr 16

Saturday 9th April 2016 Tradition has it that on Grand National Day the members of the Church End Brewery, Thursday Club go on their annual outing.


FixMyStreet
Derelict house shells/ pub The Brown Jug accessed by youths causing ASB, 9th April 

9 Apr 16

Whilst walking my dog a large brick was thrown in my direction by youths in the upper part of the derelict pub The Brown Jug on Sandbeds Road.


Blog comment
Great live music at The Chase Inn this weekend! 

9 Apr 16

Kim Savage from the Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills has been in touch to let me know that there’s live music on again this weekend at the popular Brownhills pub.


Blog feature
Midnight City bring soul and Motown sounds to Lichfield pub 

6 Apr 16

Soul and Motown will be on offer when Midnight City perform at a Lichfield pub.


Blog feature
The Rotters Club – Teen Angst in 70s Birmingham 

6 Apr 16

If you asked me to name my favourite book, I could do it quite easily.


Blog feature
Lichfield pub to welcome Blondie tribute act 

5 Apr 16

A Blondie tribute act will take to the stage in Lichfield this week.


News
Brownhills pub firm fined over TV licence 

5 Apr 16

The company that runs a Brownhills pub has been ordered to pay a fine for not having a valid TV licence.


News
Walsall pub fined for using TV without licence 

4 Apr 16

A WALSALL pub has been fined in court for using a TV without a licence.


Blog feature
The pub that gave its name to Swan Village 

4 Apr 16

BLACK COUNTRY Ale Tairster Peter Hill has been going through his vast collection of pub photographs and has kindly shared with us these pictures of another lost landmark.


FixMyStreet
Traffic lights red stop light not working, 3rd April 

3 Apr 16

10 days, traffic lights red stop light not working wood lane bushbury ajacent to old woodbine pub.


Blog feature
Aunt’s garden backed on to Darlaston pub 

3 Apr 16

IN reply to Mr.


Blog comment
Great live music at The Chase Inn tonight! 

2 Apr 16

Kim Savage from the Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills has been in touch to let me know that there’s live music on again at the popular Brownhills pub tonight (Saturday 2nd April 2016), with rock party band GotThe T-Shirt live from 8:30pm.


News
Comedian Carrott in pub landlord fight 

1 Apr 16

Comedian Jasper Carrott backs a campaign urging a brewery to reconsider its decision to remove the landlord of his local pub.


News
Pub’s real ale festival raises more than £850 for Lichfield Arts 

1 Apr 16

A Lichfield pub has raised more than £850 for a local arts charity.


Blog feature
Covers band Jewels to perform at Lichfield pub 

31 Mar 16

A covers band will be belting out hits from across the decades at a Lichfield pub this weekend.


Event
Live Music Tuesdays, 5 Apr 2016 

31 Mar 16

5 Apr 2016 – Rock Pop at The Station Pub…


FixMyStreet
Pot holes around drain covers., 30th March 

30 Mar 16

On Stratford Road heading towards Robin Hood Island, directly Inbetween The Sacarens Head Pub and Haslucks Green Road, the drain covers have big potholes created around them, if a cyclist hits them they will come off.


News
Local covers band to perform at Lichfield pub 

30 Mar 16

Lichfield-based Trip will be taking to the stage at the Feathers Inn later this week.


Event
Afternoon Play Boardgames, 3 Apr 2016 

29 Mar 16

3 Apr 2016 – Community at Revolution FREE Afternoon Play is a monthly casual board game meet up.


Blog food
Balsall Common pub launches charity menu 

29 Mar 16

Fundraisers to benefit from White Horse dishes.


FixMyStreet
Drains overflowing, 28th March 

28 Mar 16

Drains overflowing opposite site of old black horse pub Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Thompson Avenue, Blakenhall Report on FixMyStreet…