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JAILED: “Despicable” brothers who took £1000s from pensioners in roofing con 

25 Sep 18

Rogue trader brothers with a history of tricking vulnerable people out of their savings were sent back to prison last week after Birmingham Crown Court heard of their latest string of callous tricks.


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CCTV APPEAL: Two sought in relation to Kings Norton burglary 

25 Sep 18

West Midlands Police have launched an appeal to find two people they wish to speak to in relation to a Kings Norton burglary.


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Police appeal for witnesses to Woodgate shooting 

25 Sep 18

West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was shot in an incident in Woodgate on Sunday (23rd September).


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[VIDEO] Police respond to Queen Elizabeth Hospital bomb threat hoax 

24 Sep 18

Visitors to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in Edgbaston were evacuated this evening (Monday 24th September) as police officers dealt with a bomb threat.


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Update from Cllr Brett O’Reilly and Travel for West Midlands regarding overlay parking on Longbridge Lane 

24 Sep 18

Travel for West Midlands (TfWM) offer assurance to concerned road users that work to rectify the overlay parking on Longbridge Lane, is in hand.


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Police searching for Bromsgrove teen missing in Worcester arrest two men 

24 Sep 18

Officers searching for a missing Bromsgrove teenager have arrested two Worcester men.


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Two women injured after being ‘struck by a car’ in West Heath disorder 

23 Sep 18

West Midlands Police are investigating after two women were struck by a car in West Heath in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 23rd September).


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Steelhouse Lane Halloween Ghost Hunt – Are you brave enough to spend the night?! 

22 Sep 18

West Midlands Police have teamed up with the paranormal adventure specialists, Haunted Houses to bring a truly unique (and probably rather frightening!) opportunity this Halloween.


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Spot the Flying Scotsman as it steams through south Birmingham… 

22 Sep 18

Steam train enthusiasts will have a chance to glimpse the Flying Scotsman as it passes through South Birmingham later this evening (Saturday 22nd September).


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Victim ‘terrified’ by late night encounter with man with knife 

21 Sep 18

A woman has described being ‘terrified’ after she and a male friend were threatened by a man with a knife as they walked in Northfield late at night earlier this week.


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Appeal after shots fired at Cotteridge home 

20 Sep 18

West Midlands Police are investigating after a Cotteridge house was shot at from a passing car last night (Wednesday 19th September).


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Two arrested after string of burglaries in and around Northfield 

19 Sep 18

Two men have been arrested after a recent string of house burglaries in and around Northfield.


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‘Bus’ted! Police officers film offenders from buses in pioneering initiative 

19 Sep 18

A pioneering initiative to clamp down on reckless drivers who use mobile phones at the wheel has been launched (Monday 17 Sept) by West Midlands Police.


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Emergency closure of Wychall Road bridge 

19 Sep 18

An emergency closure of a bridge in Wychall Road will come into effect this evening (Wednesday 19th September) – and the closure could remain in effect for months.


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[VIDEO] Severe fire tears through historic Harborne cinema building 

19 Sep 18

An historic listed former cinema in Harborne has been subject to a severe fire in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 19th September).


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Driver flees scene of West Heath accident as one arrested in Cotteridge collision 

18 Sep 18

Police say those involved escaped serious injury in a collision in West Heath on Saturday night (15th September).


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Do ‘5k Your Way’ and see pupils raise heartbeats and funds for hospice care   

17 Sep 18

A Birmingham hospice is calling on pupils to grab their trainers, pull on their swimming caps, and don their favourite sports gear this October, in a bid to get active whilst raising vital funds for charity.


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#PositiveSWBrum: Teen instructor’s Zumbathon raises over £1000 for Acorns 

16 Sep 18

A teenage fitness instructor has raised over £1000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice by hosting her third charity Zumbathon.


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Man suffers multiple stab wounds in Edgbaston pub incident 

16 Sep 18

West Midlands Police have launched an appeal for information after an incident at an Edgbaston pub in which a man was stabbed yesterday evening (Saturday 15th September).


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No ‘Moody Blues’ for self serve shoppers at Poundland 

16 Sep 18

Customers at selected Poundland stores have been left confused and questioning their hearing (sanity!) when the voice of Elvis greets them at the self serve counters.


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Hospice unveils revamped logo to draw attention to its vital services 

14 Sep 18

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice has unveiled its new look in a bid to grow its profile and raise awareness about the invaluable services it provides in the community.


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Appeal for driver to come forward as police seek witnesses to fatal motorbike collision 

14 Sep 18

West Midlands Police officers investigation the death of a teenage motorcyclist in Quinton last weekend, are urging a potential key witness to come forward.


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Smyths Toys and Creation Station Celebrate World-Play-Doh Day With Play-Doh Workshops at Longbridge 

14 Sep 18

Families are invited to join in the celebrations of World Play-Doh Day at Smyths Toys Longbridge with Play-Doh play dates hosted by The Creation Station.


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APPEAL: CCTV images released to help identify south Birmingham burglar 

13 Sep 18

West Midlands Police have appealed for help to identify a man they want to speak to in relation to a house burglary in Bristol Road South in July.


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Open Evening at Turves Green Girls’ School 

13 Sep 18

Turves Green Girls’ School is holding an Open Evening on the 18 th September from 6.30pm, Turves Green, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 4BP.


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MISSING – Clifford Booker – 40 – Stirchley 

13 Sep 18

From West Midlands Police: MISSING: We are asking for help in tracing 40-year-old Clifford Booker who has gone missing from #Stirchley in #Birmingham.


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Update: Now identified | Hospital appeal to identify patient who was found collapsed 

12 Sep 18

Update: Now identified A spokesperson for hospital said: “We have now identified this gentleman.


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Police urge driver to hand himself in after abandoning vehicle with children following Northfield collision 

12 Sep 18

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South Birmingham bus sex attacker jailed 

12 Sep 18

A West Heath man has been jailed for sexual assaults on buses earlier this year.


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City’s First Learning Disability Heritage Project to be Unveiled 

12 Sep 18

If you mention Monyhull Hospital to anyone who lived in Brandwood or Kings Norton, they’ll remember certain scare stories about it, but local charity CASBA has spent the last year collecting the true stories of the people who lived and worked there.


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Bournville rocked by ‘theft’ of 70 painted stones from display 

11 Sep 18

Families in Bournville were shocked to find that their beautiful painted rocks had disappeared from a display on Bournville Village Green this morning (Tuesday 11th September).


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#B31JustRead: Waseley Hills High School ‘requires improvement’, says Ofsted 

11 Sep 18

We Just Read….


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Family pay tribute to teenager killed in Quinton motorcycle accident 

11 Sep 18

The family of a teenage biker who sadly died following a motorbike collision in Quinton on Sunday (9th September) have paid tribute to him today.


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Bartley Green man among three charged with terrorism offences 

10 Sep 18

A Bartley Green man is one of three further people set to appear before Westminster Magistrates tomorrow charged with terrorism offences.


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Teenage biker dies following Quinton collision 

10 Sep 18

West Midlands Police have launched an appeal for information after a teenage biker died following a collision in Quinton last night (Sunday 9th September).


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[VIDEO] #PositiveSWBrum West Heath teen records rap song about self harm experience to inspire others to recovery 

10 Sep 18

A brave teenager from West Heath has made a rap song about his experiences with self harm and suicidal thoughts, in the hope that it inspires others to seek help for a positive outcome.


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Reach out on World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 

10 Sep 18

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September).


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MISSING [Family appeal]: Ryan Turner – 33 – Rubery 

8 Sep 18

The family of 33 year old Ryan Turner from Rubery have not seen or heard from him since Thursday and are concerned for his welfare.


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Date for speed limit change on major south Birmingham route CONFIRMED 

7 Sep 18

After months of confusion for local motorists, Birmingham City Council have today confirmed the date that the speed limit on a major south Birmingham route will be reduced from 40mph to 30mph.


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MISSING – Family appeal – Phil Figari – 37 – Bournville 

5 Sep 18

The family of a Bournville man who has not been seen or heard from since Saturday (1st September) are keen to hear from anyone who has seen him.


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Barclays to close Northfield and Rubery branches in favour of new Longbridge location 

4 Sep 18

With a new branch opening in Longbridge town centre in December, Barclays Bank have written to customers to inform them of the closure of their Northfield and Rubery high street branches.


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Police appeal for information following unprovoked assault on youth in Rubery 

4 Sep 18

West Mercia Police are appealing for information about an unprovoked assault on a youth in New Road, Rubery which occurred between 11pm – midnight on Monday 3 September.


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Three local GP surgeries consult on new larger medical centre 

4 Sep 18

A local medical practice – which runs from three surgeries in south west Birmingham – is consulting with patients as they consider moving into one, larger purpose-built medical centre.


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Card and gift shop waves goodbye to Longbridge after just two years 

4 Sep 18

The gift shop which offered a wide variety of unique cards, gifts and more has ceased trading from it’s Longbridge home.


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Three arrested as man seriously injured in Walkers Heath shooting 

4 Sep 18

A man remains in a “serious but stable condition” in hospital this morning after being shot in an incident in the Walkers Heath area of Kings Norton last night (Monday 3rd September).


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MISSING – Anne Chapman – 27 – Northfield 

3 Sep 18

West Midlands Police officers are urgently trying to find a missing woman in south Birmingham.


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Homeowners escape injury as car ploughs into front of Woodgate home 

2 Sep 18

Homeowners were thankfully uninjured as a car smashed into their Bartley Green home in the early hours of Saturday morning (1st September).


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WIN Dinner with Rosie – the mysterious mannequin perplexing A38 motorists for years! 

2 Sep 18

If you’ve ever passed ‘Nick’s Sandwich Bar’ on the A38 heading towards Bromsgrove and the Lydiate Ash island, you may not recall a lady with a baby sitting at a table – but if you pass frequently, you probably will have noticed that she’s…


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Kings Norton commuter route closed after serious accident 

31 Aug 18

A busy commuter route has been closed for over 4 hours this morning (Friday 31st August) after a man suffered serious injuries after being in a collision with a van.


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Free entry for emergency services at Drayton Manor Park 

30 Aug 18

The Staffordshire based theme park, Drayton Manor, is offering free entry to all those who work in the Emergency Services on Saturday 22nd Sunday 23rd September 2018.







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