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Man charged after knife attack in Birmingham Road, Sutton… 

21 Aug 17

A MAN has been charged after a woman was attacked with a knife in broad daylight in a Sutton Coldfield street.


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Seven people injured in multi-vehicle crash on the M6 between J5… 

21 Aug 17

SEVEN people – including three children – have been injured following a multi-vehicle crash on the M6 near Erdington.


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Students from Stagecoach Sutton Coldfield picked to perform in… 

18 Aug 17

TALENTED youngsters at a performing arts school in Sutton Coldfield had their wish upon a star turned into a reality after they were given the chance to perform in the iconic Disneyland parade.


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Closures to M6 junction 6 at Spaghetti Junction near Erdington… 

18 Aug 17

CLOSURES at a busy motorway junction near Erdington will be temporarily lifted this weekend as multi-million repairs reach their final stages.


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Man dies after crash on the M6 near Erdington between J6 and J5 

18 Aug 17

A MAN has died following a serious crash on a section of motorway near Erdington.


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Vandals destroy charity Poolside Fairy Trail at Wm Wheat and… 

18 Aug 17

A MAGICAL fairy trail at a garden centre in Sutton Coldfield which raises money for a local children’s hospital has been destroyed by heartless vandals.


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Serious crash closes M6 between J5 and J6 near Erdington in both… 

18 Aug 17

A ‘SERIOUS’ collision on a busy section of motorway near Erdington has closed the carriageway in both directions.


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Plan to stop new YMCA Sutton Coldfield community centre in… 

17 Aug 17

A CHARITY looking to build a new community facility in Sutton Coldfield has hit back at plans to vary a legal agreement compelling developers to fund the centre.


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A-level results 2017: Highclare School in Erdington 

17 Aug 17

STUDENTS at an Erdington independent school scored an impressive A-level pass rate with almost half of results achieving the top grades.


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A-level results 2017: Sutton Coldfield College 

17 Aug 17

A BOOST in A-level pass rates has been achieved by students at Sutton Coldfield College.


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A-level results 2017: St Edmund Campion Catholic School in… 

17 Aug 17

ALMOST two thirds of students achieved higher A-level grades at an Erdington school with a perfect pass rate achieved.


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A-level results 2017: Fairfax Academy in Sutton Coldfield 

17 Aug 17

EXCEPTIONAL progress’ has been made by students at a Sutton Coldfield school where almost all leavers will be heading to the university or apprenticeship of their choice.


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A-level results 2017: John Willmott School in Sutton Coldfield 

17 Aug 17

JOHN Willmott School is celebrating with 52 per cent of all grades being A*-B.


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A-level results 2017: The Arthur Terry School in Sutton Coldfield 

17 Aug 17

THE ‘BEST EVER’ A-level results have been achieved at one of Birmingham’s top comprehensive schools in Sutton Coldfield which has seen exam scores improve across the board.


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A-level results 2017: Plantsbrook School in Sutton Coldfield 

17 Aug 17

OUTSTANDING A-level results saw a Sutton Coldfield school achieve its ‘best ever’ performance in 2017 with a perfect pass rate score.


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A-levels 2017: Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls 

17 Aug 17

YEAR 13 students from Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls are celebrating another record-breaking year as A-level results continue to rise.


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A-level results 2017: Bishop Walsh Catholic School in Sutton… 

17 Aug 17

RESULTS were celebrated at Bishop Walsh Catholic School, with the number of top grades up on last year.


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A-level results 2017: Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School in Sutton… 

17 Aug 17

STUDENTS at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School were all smiles as they celebrated their results with parents and staff.


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A-level results 2017: Streetly Academy 

17 Aug 17

STREETLY Academy says it is delighted and incredibly proud with its students’ A-level results this morning.


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Mum served mouldy McChicken Sandwich at Sutton Coldfield’s… 

16 Aug 17

A DINER at a Sutton Coldfield restaurant she felt ‘sick’ after eating a burger and then discovering it had mould growing on the outside of its bap.


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Brewhouse & Kitchen to open new beer garden in Sutton… 

16 Aug 17

A NEW beer garden is opening at a popular Sutton Coldfield pub which will include new food, pour-your-own beer and a host of outdoor entertainment.


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Strike action by refuse collectors in Birmingham suspended ACAS… 

16 Aug 17

A STRIKE by refuse collectors in Birmingham has been suspended according to a conciliation service working with both sides.


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Evans Cycles opens at Princess Alice Retail Park in Sutton… 

15 Aug 17

AN independent retailer has opened a new store in Sutton Coldfield peddling the latest equipment for one of the UK’s fastest growing sports.


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Sutton Trinity residents in Sutton Coldfield to have ALL their… 

15 Aug 17

ONE ward in Sutton Coldfield will have ALL its rubbish cleared today.


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Swan dies after horrific dog attack in Brookvale Park, Erdington 

14 Aug 17

A SWAN has died following a horrific dog attack at a popular Erdington park.


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Darren Hammond charged with murder of Beryl Hammond after body… 

14 Aug 17

A MAN will appear at court this morning (Monday, August 14) in connection with the death of his elderly mother.


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Murder investigation launched as OAP, 81, found dead in Sutton… 

13 Aug 17

A MURDER investigation is underway after an elderly woman was found dead in Sutton Coldfield.


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Women abusing tot, 3, at Sutton Coldfield playground spark Big… 

13 Aug 17

A DETERMINED family whose daughter suffers from a lifelong developmental condition and was abused by women in a Sutton Coldfield playground are hosting a special fund-raising event to both educate and entertain.


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Stinking rat-infested site by Tesco New Oscott in Sutton… 

12 Aug 17

A RECYCLING point by a Sutton Coldfield supermarket has become a dumping site for fly-tippers as councillors and store bosses continue to work on a solution to eliminate the problem.


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Burglar steals BMW despite being BLOCKED on Norfolk Road driveway… 

11 Aug 17

A BRAZEN burglar broke in to the home of an Erdington couple while they slept and then stole a car which was blocked in on the driveway.


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Yobs smash up Kingsbury Country Club in Coventry Road in latest… 

11 Aug 17

MINDLESS vandals have smashed up a sports and social club in North Warwickshire causing extensive damage.


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Historic Vesey House in Sutton Coldfield could become doggy day… 

11 Aug 17

A HISTORIC building in Sutton Coldfield is set to be turned in to a day centre for dogs if city planning chiefs give the go ahead.


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Belfry will be area’s ‘jewel in the crown’ after huge … 

11 Aug 17

A HUGE extension to the Belfry which will see a new water park for hotel guests created has been given the green light by planning chiefs.


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The Belfry Hotel and Resort will be area’s ‘jewel in the crown’… 

11 Aug 17

A HUGE extension to the Belfry which will see a new water park for hotel guests created has been given the green light by planning chiefs.


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Cycle gang hunted after Poundland and off-licence raided in… 

10 Aug 17

A GANG of cyclists who caused havoc in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington are being hunted by police after two shops were raised in Erdington.


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Huge turnaround at ‘failing’ Little Explorers Day Nursery in… 

10 Aug 17

STAFF and parents have been praised for contributing to a Sutton Coldfield nursery’s impressive turnaround.


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‚ÄčLondon Midland loses Cross City train franchise to Abellio, East… 

10 Aug 17

TRAINS between Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham are to be run by a new franchise which has pledged to bring nearly 1bn worth of investment to the West Midlands rail network.


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Opposed YMCA community centre in Sutton Coldfield rejected as… 

10 Aug 17

PLANS to build a multi-million pound community building in Sutton Coldfield as part of a makeweight for a new housing development have finally been quashed, with views now being sought on what facility residents want at the site.


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Vandals damage Sutton Coldfield’s Boldmere Bear on The Big Sleuth… 

9 Aug 17

MINDLESS vandals have damaged one of Sutton Coldfield’s bears, part of a charity art trail raising money for a children’s hospital.


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Lanes closed after lorry smashes into central reservation on M42 

9 Aug 17

MOTORISTS commuting to work near Tamworth, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield this morning (August 9) experienced lengthy delays after a lorry crashed into the central reservation on the M42.


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Man ‘punched’ at Sutton Park Bowls Club in Boldmere Road, Sutton… 

8 Aug 17

AN investigation has been launched after man was allegedly punched at a Sutton Coldfield bowls club following an argument.


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Teacher Krzysztof Weber who taught at Bishop Walsh Catholic… 

8 Aug 17

A TEACHER at a Sutton Coldfield school has been banned from teaching ‘indefinitely’ after he posted sexual content on Facebook and texted more than 150 times.


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Man arrested after machete raids at Greggs stores in Birmingham… 

8 Aug 17

A MAN has been arrested following a series of raids at Greggs stores in Birmingham including one in Erdington.


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Aston Villa’s Jordan Amavi from Sutton Coldfield banned from… 

8 Aug 17

AN Aston Villa footballer has been banned from driving after he was found guilty of two driving offences.


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Cyclist taken to hospital after striking car bonnet in Eachelhurs… 

8 Aug 17

A CYCLIST was injured after he was hit by a car in Erdington.


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Homes in Sutton Coldfield to trial bin strike clear-up blitz 

7 Aug 17

IN a bid to clear the backlog of recycling caused by the bin strike homes in Sutton Coldfield are to pilot a new clear-up operation.


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Horror as family watch thief raid Laneside Avenue home in… 

7 Aug 17

A HORRIFIED Sutton Coldfield family watched a burglar raid their home while they sat helpless on holiday.


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Lea Marston Hotel in Sutton Coldfield sold off in multi-million… 

7 Aug 17

A HOTEL in Sutton Coldfield has been sold as part of a multi-million pound deal.


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Man arrested following disturbance in Swale Road, Walmley, Sutton… 

4 Aug 17

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence-related criminal damage following an incident at a property in Sutton Coldfield.


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Girl involved in Kings Road-Hartley Road junction crash near The… 

4 Aug 17

TWO cars have collided in Kingstanding, resulting in a temporary road closure.







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