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Anger as Lidl supermarket plans to ‘illegally’ extend opening… 

30 Apr 17

A SUPERMARKET in Sutton Coldfield has been slammed for plans to extend its opening hours.


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AIRea 51 Trampoline Park plans in Wood Lane, Erdington rejected 

29 Apr 17

A PROPOSED new trampoline park in Erdington has been rejected by city planners who considered it to be a health and safety riskAIRea 51 Trampoline Park Limited submitted plans to open a site at a disused warehouse in Wood Lane.


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Gang member Isaac Dufus who targeted fast cars at Sutton… 

28 Apr 17

A CAR thief who targeted high-performance vehicles during a spate of burglaries in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington has been jailed.


Local news
Butchering breast surgeon Ian Paterson convicted of wounding… 

28 Apr 17

A BREAST surgeon who worked at two Sutton Coldfield hospitals has been found guilty of maliciously wounding 10 patients by carrying out unnecessary operations.


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Dog alert prevents ‘deadly’ dishwasher fire in Smarts Avenue,… 

28 Apr 17

A DOG alerted a homeowner to a kitchen fire sparked that was sparked by a faulty appliance.


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Taking on the notorious Cardiac Hill – Nick Reid’s Great Midlands… 

28 Apr 17

THERE’S only one thing worse than taking on the Great Midlands Fun Run’s infamous Cardiac Hill and that’s taking on Cardiac Hill in the rain!As my training for the eight-and-a-half-mile course was very much underway, it was now time to embark up and…


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Schoolboy robbed by knife-wielding attackers in Lichfield Road,… 

27 Apr 17

A SCHOOLBOY suffered a frightening robbery by knife-carrying attackers in Sutton Coldfield in a shocking incident which is being linked to a similar incident that took place just days later.


Local news
OAP hit by bus by McDonald’s at junction of Lower Parade and… 

27 Apr 17

AN elderly woman has been taken to hospital after being in collision with a bus in the centre of Sutton Coldfield.


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Traffic chaos in Court Lane, Erdington as National Grid carries… 

27 Apr 17

MOTORISTS are being advised to expect delays due to temporary traffic lights which have been put in place on a busy road in Erdington while ‘essential’ works are carried out.


Local news
Missing Katie Hadley last seen in Streetly, Sutton Coldfield in… 

26 Apr 17

A WOMAN who went missing from an address in Sutton Coldfield has been found.


Local news
Severn Trent issues bogus caller warning after Sutton Coldfield… 

26 Apr 17

RESIDENTS are being urged to keep alert for bogus callers claiming to work for the local water board after an 80-year-old Sutton Coldfield widower had 3,500 and his late wife’s wedding ring stolen.


Local news
Sutton Coldfield Library’s short-term future looks secure as town… 

26 Apr 17

THE long term future of a Sutton Coldfield community facility moved a step closer to being secured after town councillors committed funds to keep it until the end of the summer.


Local news
Bogus builders target woman from, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield in… 

26 Apr 17

A BOGUS builder warning has been issued after a dodgy duo attempted to dupe a resident in Streetly.


Local news
Farm fire in Springfield Road, Sutton Coldfield sparks rapid… 

26 Apr 17

A FARM building in Sutton Coldfield was on fire after waste was found alight.


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The Vamps star Brad Simpson from Sutton Coldfield surprises kids… 

25 Apr 17

CHILDREN at a Birmingham hospital had a ‘bear-illiant’ time when a Sutton Coldfield pop star paid them a surprise visit.


Local news
Warning after shed break-in ‘spree’ in Jockey Road, Sutton… 

25 Apr 17

THIEVES have targeted a string of residents’ garden sheds in the same Sutton Coldfield road.


Local news
Factory fire at Concentric Pumps Limited in Tyburn Road Erdington… 

25 Apr 17

A FACTORY blaze in Erdington saw three fire crews scrambled to the scene after the early morning incident.


Local news
Urgent appeal to find Katie Hadley from Streetly, Sutton… 

25 Apr 17

AN appeal has been launched to find a missing Sutton Coldfield woman with police concerned for her wellbeing.


Local news
‘Boutique style’ makeover unveiled at Sixth Sense Salon, in High… 

24 Apr 17

A POPULAR hair salon in Sutton Coldfield is hoping to be a cut above the rest with its brand new look.


Local news
Erdington Academy pupil shaves off her hair to raise HUNDREDS of… 

24 Apr 17

FOR many teenage girls, their hair is their crowning glory.


Local news
Teenage Cross City line crook from Erdington jailed for attempted… 

24 Apr 17

A TEENAGE crook from Erdington who carried out a series of attempted knifepoint robberies has been jailed for four years.


Local news
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School gets taste of culture at Lee… 

21 Apr 17

HUNGRY pupils at a primary school in Sutton Coldfield got a taste of culture when they visited one of the town’s restaurants recently.


Local news
Appeal after two Audi A1 cars are stolen from couple’s driveway… 

21 Apr 17

POLICE are appealing for information after two Audi vehicles were stolen from a couple’s driveway at their home in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Great-great-grandmother Doris Giblin, from Perry Common,… 

21 Apr 17

THERE were 100 reasons to celebrate for one great-great-grandmother who reached a very special birthday this week.


Local news
Eyesore ‘grot spot’ in Wood End Lane, Erdington is cleared thanks… 

21 Apr 17

A LONGSTANDING ‘grot spot’ in Erdington has been cleared and tidied thanks to the committed members of the local community.


Local news
Drunk Erdington teenage thug jailed after biting off chef’s EAR… 

21 Apr 17

A TEENAGE thug from Erdington has been jailed after biting off half of his workmate’s EAR while high on drink and drugs.


Local news
Police appeal for missing Erdington man Paul Harbord 

21 Apr 17

POLICE are growing concerned for a missing Erdington man.


Local news
Fury from residents as still no changes made to ‘dangerous’… 

20 Apr 17

RESIDENTS in Canwell are stumped after being told that a nearby accident blackspot is still under monitoring despite yet another crash this week.


Local news
Popular Erdington store Debenhams in the Fort shopping centre to… 

20 Apr 17

A POPULAR store in Erdington could close after the brand announced it is placing a number of its stores under review.


Local news
Children’s safety ‘not assured’ at Little Explorers Day Nursery… 

20 Apr 17

A NURSERY in Sutton Coldfield is appealing an inspection report which says children’s welfare and safety are not assured at the setting.


Local news
Warning as bogus roofers target homes in Melrose Avenue, Sutton… 

19 Apr 17

POLICE are warning residents to remain vigilant after bogus roofers targeted a number of homes in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
CCTV of gnome massacre at Kingsbury Water Park released 

19 Apr 17

OFFICERS investigating the gnome massacre at Kingsbury Water Park have released photos of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the criminal damage.


Local news
New nursery to open at Wilson Stuart School in Perry Common,… 

18 Apr 17

A BRAND new nursery is hoping to be heads, shoulders, knees and toes above the rest when it opens this summer.


Local news
Police to crack down on off-road bikes at Witton Lakes Park in… 

18 Apr 17

POLICE are vowing to crack down on off-road bikes following a spate of incidents at a popular park with a special amnesty day next month.


Local news
Van driver airlifted after horror smash with lorry close to The… 

18 Apr 17

A VAN driver needed advanced trauma care after a horror smash with a lorry near Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Sutton Coldfield residents urged to hurry for priority CBSO… 

18 Apr 17

A ‘WORLD-CLASS’ orchestra is set to appear at two-day event summer concert in Sutton Coldfield backed by the town council with town residents given priority access to tickets, but not for long.


Local news
YouTube beauty vlogger Lucy Edwards, from Sutton Coldfield,… 

17 Apr 17

WHEN it comes to loyal friends, Sutton Coldfield YouTube star Lucy Edwards has undoubtedly found the ‘paw-fect’ companion.


Local news
Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council made ‘encouraging start’ as… 

17 Apr 17

THE pursuit of more powers by the country’s biggest town council has received the backing of the MP for Sutton Coldfield who has slammed its city counterpart as being ‘dysfunctional’.


Local news
Fairytale fun day is fitting tribute to Poppy-Arabella Clarke… 

16 Apr 17

THE life of beautiful, bright and kind little girl who brought so much joy to those she met is to be celebrated next month as the community come together to remember her.


Local news
Fleet Street Kitchen restaurant in Belwell Lane, Mere Green… 

15 Apr 17

A RESTAURANT in a revitalised Sutton Coldfield shopping district has closed.


Local news
Teens robbed at knifepoint of iPhone and money by Boots in Sutton… 

14 Apr 17

A TEENAGER was threatened with a knife to his throat in the centre of Sutton Coldfield and had his mobile phone stolen.


Local news
Teens robbed at knifepoint of iPhone and money by Boots in Sutton… 

14 Apr 17

A TEENAGER was threatened with a knife to his throat in the centre of Sutton Coldfield and had his mobile phone stolen.


Local news
Man taken to hospital after crash on Tamworth Road, Sutton… 

14 Apr 17

A DRIVER ended up in a field and had to be taken to hospital after a crash in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Andrew Silvester from Boldmere Sutton Coldfield who put picture… 

14 Apr 17

A courier from Sutton Coldfield who put his ex-girlfriend’s naked bottom on a popular mobile messaging service has been fined.


Local news
Woman suffers fit at Empire Cinema in Sutton Coldfield watching… 

13 Apr 17

A WOMAN was taken ill at a Sutton Coldfield cinema while sat watching a blockbuster film.


Local news
Driver jailed after tearing through Kingstanding McDonald’s… 

13 Apr 17

THIS is the terrifying moment when a disqualified driver rampaged through the streets of Kingstanding including tearing through McDonald’s car park during a 90mph police chase.


Local news
Conmen steal £3,500 and wife’s wedding ring from widower’s… 

12 Apr 17

AN ELDERLY widower has been left devastated after 3,500 and his late wife’s wedding ring were stolen in a distraction burglary at his Sutton Coldfield home.


Local news
Paedophile Taha Sharif who tried to snatch boys in George Road,… 

12 Apr 17

A SEX predator who tried to grab two young boys away from their parents in Erdington has failed in his bid to clear his name.


Local news
Car smashes into tree in Goldieslie Road, Boldmere Sutton… 

12 Apr 17

A CAR collided with a tree in Sutton Coldfield the third crash in three days in the same district.


Local news
Strictly Come Dancing stars AJ Pritchard, Chloe Hewitt open Stage… 

11 Apr 17

STARS from a hit television dance show waltzed their way to a Sutton Coldfield college for the official opening of a new performing arts centre last week.







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