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Local news
Burglars steal fishing equipment from garage in Lowlands Avenue,… 

26 Jun 17

POLICE are appealing for information after burglars struck at a property in Sutton Coldfield at the weekend.


Local news
Headbutt suspect hunted as man suffers broken nose at Molloy’s in… 

26 Jun 17

A MAN was visciously assaulted at a Sutton Coldfield pub with police hunting a bearded man in connection with the incident.


Local news
Terror attacks prompt warning to CBSO Concerts in the Park… 

25 Jun 17

CONCERT-GOERS visiting a showcase event in Sutton Coldfield have been advised to allow plenty of time due to ‘increased security checks’.


Local news
Anger as Sutton Coldfield Wi-Fi network approved despite report… 

24 Jun 17

ANGRY councillors have questioned the need for a public Wi-Fi network in Sutton Coldfield funded by taxpayers and why a decision was made without two thirds of the decision makers having sight of the report.


Local news
Man taken to hospital after car becomes wedged under HGV on M6… 

23 Jun 17

THREE people had a very lucky escape after a car became wedged under a lorry on the M6 Toll.


Local news
Binmen announce Birmingham strike dates in dispute over job… 

22 Jun 17

BINMEN in Birmingham are set to strike next week in a dispute over job losses and a ‘bullying culture’.


Local news
Vandals strike AGAIN at Kingsbury Water Park near Sutton… 

22 Jun 17

VANDALS have struck again at a popular beauty spot near Sutton Coldfield for the third time in as many weeks.


Local news
Thieves strike in Conifer Road Streetly stealing three vehicles… 

21 Jun 17

THIEVES broke in to a Sutton Coldfield home and stole three sets of car keys and then made off in the stolen vehicles.


Local news
Conmen brothers who cheated Sutton Coldfield and Erdington OAPs… 

21 Jun 17

Fraudster brothers who conned elderly people in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington out of thousands of pounds have been served with stringent injunctions designed to disrupt their criminal and anti-social activities.


Local news
Hunt for thugs after man is pushed off scooter in Coppice Lane,… 

20 Jun 17

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was pushed off his scooter during a frightening assault near Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Lanes closed after HGV hits central reservation on M6 between J6… 

20 Jun 17

LANES have been closed in both directions after a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) struck hit the central reservation on a busy stretch of motorway between Erdington and Great Barr.


Local news
Five injured after two-car crash at Lichfield Road Cremorne Road… 

20 Jun 17

FIVE people were injured with two rushed to hospital after a late-night two-car crash on a busy Sutton Coldfield road.


Local news
‘Terror attack’ at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall tests firefighters’… 

19 Jun 17

A ‘TERROR attack’ was simulated at a Sutton Coldfield town centre venue to put fire crews across the region to the test.


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Terror attack test at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall hones firefighte… 

19 Jun 17

A ‘TERROR attack’ was simulated at a Sutton Coldfield town centre venue to put fire crews across the region to the test.


Local news
Biker thugs hunted as off-duty cop knocked out in vicious attack… 

19 Jun 17

BIKER thugs knocked an off-duty police officer unconscious after carrying out a vicious stoning attack against him as he tried to protect motorists.


Local news
Thousands suffer water supply cut in Sutton Coldfield after… 

19 Jun 17

SUTTON Coldfield residents were left sweating in the sunshine after a widespread water failure on the hottest day of the year.


Local news
Thieves continue to target Ford cars in Sutton Coldfield theft… 

18 Jun 17

A SPATE of car thefts have seen more Ford models being targeted with thieves overriding security systems.


Local news
Boldmere Bullets cycling group from Sutton Coldfield take on… 

17 Jun 17

A DETERMINED Sutton Coldfield cycling group is undertaking a daring ride against the clock to raise money for an Erdington disability charityBoldmere Bullets have formed a team of 20 riders and 15 support staff for the Chase the Sun challenge on …


Local news
Police officer drags BMW driver to safety in Sutton Coldfield… 

16 Jun 17

DRAMA unfolded in Sutton Coldfield overnight after a motorist smashed into a parked car, shunting it into the porch of a home.


Local news
Sutton Coldfield hacker Sean Caffrey convicted of stealing… 

15 Jun 17

A COMPUTER hacker from Sutton Coldfield has admitted stealing hundreds of sensitive user accounts from a US military communications system.


Local news
Petrol bomb thrown at family’s car in Lambourn Road, Erdington… 

15 Jun 17

A FAMILY from Erdington have spoken of their horror after a petrol bomb was thrown at their car in the middle of night yards from where their five-month-old daughter was sleeping.


Local news
Fire sparks power cut for businesses and homes in Lower Parade… 

15 Jun 17

A FIRE in the centre of Sutton Coldfield led to a power cut affecting dozens of homes and businesses.


Local news
‘Absolute assurance’ given on future of maternity services at… 

14 Jun 17

ASSURANCES have been given that wider maternity services at Sutton Coldfield’s Good Hope Hospital are secure following the announcement that part of its provision is to be axed.


Local news
Rat epidemic at Princess Alice Retail Park in Sutton Coldfield… 

14 Jun 17

ANGRY residents have called for action after reporting rats at a Sutton Coldfield retail park due to fly tipping.


Local news
Man taken to hospital after bus stop crash in Sutton New Road in… 

14 Jun 17

A CAR collided with a bus stop in a late night crash in Erdington which led to one man being taken to hospital.


Local news
Gun-owning drug dealer Daniel Stevenson from Sutton Coldfield… 

14 Jun 17

A DRUG dealer from Sutton Coldfield caught with a loaded gun in a flat has had his jail term cut on appeal.


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Arson suspected after big blaze at Springfield Farm in Sutton… 

14 Jun 17

A FIRE at a farm building in Sutton Coldfield is being treated as arson police have confirmed.


Local news
Planned C-sections to move from Sutton Coldfield’s Good Hope… 

13 Jun 17

THE health trust which runs Sutton Coldfield’s Good Hope Hospital has confirmed that some maternity services will be moving from the site – as soon as next month.


Local news
Paedophiles Nadia Floan and Nicholas Lucas from Erdington jailed… 

13 Jun 17

A VILE couple from Erdington have been found guilty of committing a series of sex offences against children, one only three years old.


Local news
Arthur Terry School student Charlie Capenhurst-Barker gets top… 

12 Jun 17

THERE are not many that go through life at secondary school without missing a single moment but that was the achievement for one diligent Sutton Coldfield student.


Local news
Huge clean-up operation after travellers leave Webster Way green… 

9 Jun 17

A MASSIVE clear up operation got underway today at a Sutton Coldfield green field site the day after a group of travellers left the scene.


Local news
Schoolboy who died one month after being hit by car in Kingstandi… 

9 Jun 17

A SCHOOLBOY who ‘had his whole life in front of him’ died one month after being struck by a car while he rode his off-road bike with no helmet, an inquest has heard.


Local news
Schoolboy Sean Purchase who died after being hit by car in… 

9 Jun 17

A SCHOOLBOY who ‘had his whole life in front of him’ died one month after being struck by a car while he rode his off-road bike with no helmet, an inquest has heard.


Local news
Conservative Andrew Mitchell holds Sutton Coldfield but snap… 

9 Jun 17

THE Conservative party have retained their Sutton Coldfield seat increasing their votes and vote share but nationally the snap General Election gamble has failed.


Local news
Travellers start to move off green field site in Webster Way,… 

8 Jun 17

NUISANCE travellers have started to move off a green field site in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Tory candidate Andrew Mitchell stumbles on minimum wage figure on… 

7 Jun 17

A SENIOR Conservative politician who is standing once again to represent Sutton Coldfield at this week’s General Election has been caught on camera not knowing the minimum wage and council housing details.


Local news
Elderly driver hits Lichfield Road railings by Four Oaks Station… 

7 Jun 17

AN elderly woman was taken to hospital after her vehicle hit another car and then collided with railings in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Travellers told to leave Webster Way site in Sutton Coldfield… 

6 Jun 17

TRAVELLERS who have set up camp at a green field site in Sutton Coldfield have not been given police notice to leave despite making ‘death threats’ to council officers and residents.


Local news
Battle lines drawn at lively Sutton Coldfield hustings debate 

6 Jun 17

CANDIDATES for the Sutton Coldfield seat which will be decided at this week’s General Election were grilled by members of the public at a special event.


Local news
Battle lines drawn at lively Sutton Coldfield General Election… 

6 Jun 17

CANDIDATES for the Sutton Coldfield seat which will be decided at this week’s General Election were grilled by members of the public at a special event.


Local news
Armed robbers who raided 54 pubs in Sutton Coldfield, Erdington… 

6 Jun 17

TWO armed robbers who raided more than 50 licensed premises including 14 pubs across Sutton Coldfield and Erdington have been jailed.


Local news
Travellers descend on green field site in Webster Way in Walmley,… 

6 Jun 17

A LARGE group of travellers have driven on to a green field site in Sutton Coldfield with reports that they have damaged barriers to do so.


Local news
Warning after spate of burglaries in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield 

6 Jun 17

A NUMBER of burglaries across one Sutton Coldfield district has led to police issuing a warning to householders.


Local news
Man suffers life-threatening injuries after car hits tree in… 

5 Jun 17

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man suffered multiple injuries in a serious Erdington collision.


Local news
Photos from the Great Midlands Fun Run 2017 

5 Jun 17

THOUSANDS of people took part in the Great Midlands Fun Run 2017 and here are some fantastic pictures from the day.


Local news
Great Midlands Funs Run sees Sutton Coldfield community come… 

4 Jun 17

A THRILLING day at Sutton Coldfield’s biggest community event saw thousands of people pour into the town to participate and cheer on loved ones.


Local news
Great Midlands Fun Run 2017: Thousands expected at Sutton… 

4 Jun 17

THOUSANDS of people will flock to Royal Sutton Coldfield today (Sunday, June 4) as this year’s Great Midlands Fun Run gets underway.


Local news
Beginner’s guide to the Great Midlands Fun Run in Sutton… 

3 Jun 17

FIRST time fun runners will be eagerly awaiting a Sutton Coldfield community event which brings thousands to the town and is considered one of the best of its kind.


Local news
Plans to move maternity services from Sutton Coldfield’s Good… 

2 Jun 17

PLANS to move maternity services away from Sutton Coldfield’s Good Hope Hospital have been rejected by the health trust which runs it.


Local news
Traffic chaos in Hardwick Road, Streetly due to Virgin Media… 

2 Jun 17

MOTORISTS are facing chaos with telecommunications works in one Streetly road set to last WEEKS.







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