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Heroes who saved pregnant stab victim Natalie Queiroz in Trinity… 

24 Mar 17

SEVEN heroes who helped save the life of a pregnant woman after she was stabbed in broad daylight in Sutton Coldfield town centre are to be honoured for their bravery.


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London attack: Pupils from Fairfax School evacuated from capital… 

23 Mar 17

PUPILS from Sutton Coldfield were evacuated from London after news of the terror attack in Westminster broke.


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Miracle escape after car ploughs into gantry during M6 Toll… 

23 Mar 17

THE strength of modern cars has once again saved a driver from serious injuries after their vehicle careered off a Coleshill motorway and ploughed into a metal post.


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Sneak peek inside Bistrot Pierre restaurant at Mulberry Walk in… 

22 Mar 17

A GALLIC flair is about to be added to the Sutton Coldfield restaurant scene with a much-anticipated eatery set to open.


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Terror attack near Houses of Parliament – one dead as… 

22 Mar 17

A TERRORIST incident in Westminster has led to one woman dying, parliament being suspended and MPs kept in lock down.


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Aldi staff reveal why till operators scan your shopping so fast 

22 Mar 17

EVER wondered why Aldi staff seem to be in a hurry to scan your purchases super fast at the check out?Well wonder no more as the discount’s supermarket workers have revealed all about their speedy scanning.


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Man rushed to hospital after car flips in Kingsbury Road,… 

22 Mar 17

A MAN has been taken to hospital after the car he was driving overturned on a busy Sutton Coldfield A road.


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Work starts on new 110 homes scheme at Abbey Fields in Erdington… 

21 Mar 17

WORK is underway to build 110 new homes in Erdington in a bid to tackle Birmingham’s housing shortage.


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Vandals attack Clifton Road Outdoor Learning Centre, in Sutton… 

21 Mar 17

MINDLESS yobs have caused thousands of pounds’ worth of damage after smashing a huge window at an activity centre in Sutton Coldfield.


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Callous imposter claiming to be handyman preying on elderly in… 

21 Mar 17

POLICE officers want to trace this man who has been preying on vulnerable, elderly residents in Great Barr and Erdington.


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Three burglary suspects from Sutton Coldfield and Erdington… 

21 Mar 17

THREE burglary suspects from Sutton Coldfield and Erdington have been arrested after a huge police manhunt following a raid on a home in Wishaw last weekend.


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Passengers face cancellations on Cross City Line between… 

21 Mar 17

PASSENGERS on the Cross City line between Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham are facing train cancellations and delays this morning (Tuesday, March 21).


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Record-high number of pupils at Arthur Terry School in Sutton… 

20 Mar 17

THE achievements of a record number of pupils at a Sutton Coldfield school have been celebrated at a special awards evening.


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See the new fitness CRAZE taking the country by storm 

20 Mar 17

A new fitness craze is sweeping the country combining traditional folk dance from the Punjab with calorie-busting routines.


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Mum Rachel Clarke pays tribute to Poppy-Arabella killed by John… 

20 Mar 17

HEARTBREAKING tribute has been paid by a mum of a three-year-old killed by an OAP after he drove through a crossing showing a red light in Sutton Coldfield calling for a law change so this never can happen again.


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Mum Rachel pays tribute to Poppy-Arabella Clarke killed by John… 

20 Mar 17

A HEARTBREAKING tribute has been paid by a mum of a three-year-old killed by an OAP after he drove through a crossing in Sutton Coldfield calling for a law change so this can never happen again.


Local news
OAP John Place jailed for killing Poppy-Arabella Clarke in… 

20 Mar 17

A PENSIONER with failing vision from Sutton Coldfield has been jailed after hitting a three-year-old as she was walking on a pedestrian crossing with her mum.


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Moped thugs kill family’s much-loved puppy in horror incident at… 

20 Mar 17

A WIDOWER has been left devastated after her much-loved puppy was knocked over and killed by two louts on a moped at a Sutton Coldfield beauty spot.


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Driver questioned after man ‘hit by car after altercation’ in… 

19 Mar 17

A CAR driver is being questioned following an incident in Sutton Coldfield which has left a man with serious injuries.


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Man rushed to hospital after being hit by car in Reddicapp Heath… 

19 Mar 17

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a collision involving a car in Sutton Coldfield which the police are treating as a crime scene.


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Man rushed to hospital after being hit by car in Reddicap Heath… 

19 Mar 17

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a collision involving a car in Sutton Coldfield.


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Birmingham Metropolitan College slammed for poor teaching and… 

19 Mar 17

A COLLEGE with campuses in Sutton Coldfield, Great Barr, Birmingham and the Black Country has been criticised for its teaching standards and students not making enough progress but has countered by saying it is ‘heading in the right direction’.


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Bike menaces including Sutton Coldfield teen arrested in… 

17 Mar 17

SEVEN suspected bike menaces including a teenager from Sutton Coldfield have been arrested in a crackdown on illegal biker activity.


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‘Dirty’ Kingsbury Fish Bar in Erdington served RAW chicken with… 

17 Mar 17

A ‘DIRTY and greasy’ chip shop in Erdington has been fined by the courts after serving a customer raw chicken and being in squalid conditions.


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Holy Cross Pre-School Nursery in Sutton Coldfield celebrates St… 

17 Mar 17

CHILDREN and staff at a nursery school in Sutton Coldfield helped to spread some Irish charm as they celebrated St Patrick’s Day today (Friday,March 17).


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Erdington Hall Primary School enjoys new-look classroom thanks to… 

17 Mar 17

PUPILS at a primary school in Erdington are benefiting from their newly-decorated outdoor classroom thanks to a local education recruitment agency.


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Hunt to find Sutton Coldfield bag snatch suspect wanted after… 

17 Mar 17

IMAGES of a man suspected of grabbing a bag from a pensioner as she was returning home following a meal at a Sutton Coldfield chip shop have been released.


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Burglar strikes at Aldridge Road in Streetly, Sutton Coldfield… 

17 Mar 17

A CUNNING thief broke in to a Sutton Coldfield home by fishing for keys through a letterboax.


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Boldmere Swimming Club forced to cut lessons at Wyndley Leisure… 

16 Mar 17

SUTTON Coldfield’s biggest swimming club will not be able to teach local youngsters how to swim at the town’s only municipal pool under new rules which will come into effect later this year.


Local news
WIN tickets to see Olly Murs live at the Genting Arena 

16 Mar 17

YES, he’s back! Pop’s cheekiest chappy, Mr Olly Murs, is bringing his 2017 tour to Birmingham this March! The tour will support the pop sensation’s eagerly anticipated 5th album ’24 HRS’, released last November, which features airplay hits ‘You Don’t…


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Police called out to incident of dog left in car in Bassetts Pole 

16 Mar 17

POLICE are asking the public to remember that dogs should never be left in hot cars after an incident took place at McDonalds in Bassetts Pole.


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Paralympian Ellie Simmonds visits Four Oaks Primary School in… 

15 Mar 17

A SWIMMING superstar returned to the Royal Town this week when she paid a surprise visit to a Sutton Coldfield primary school to highlight the importance of taking part in sport.


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Birmingham ranks higher than LA, Dubai and Rome in Mercer Quality… 

15 Mar 17

THE UK’s Second City including Sutton Coldfield is ranked ahead of major cities across the globe in a new quality of living study.


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Jobs at risk at Jones Bootmaker in Sutton Coldfield’s Gracechurch… 

15 Mar 17

A NATIONAL retail chain with store in Sutton Coldfield could be on the verge of collapse and has been put up for sale placing hundreds of jobs at risk.


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Peddimore green belt 10,000 jobs site plans in Sutton Coldfield… 

15 Mar 17

AN ANGRY Sutton Coldfield green belt campaigner has criticised proposals for a new industrial park said to create thousands of jobs as ‘preposterous’.


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Family’s ‘incredibly lucky’ escape as bench smashes Dubella… 

14 Mar 17

A FAMILY of four had an ‘incredibly lucky’ escape after a car crashed into benches out a Sutton Coldfield pub causing one to smash through a window.


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Eagerly anticipated Krispy Kreme store opens at Sutton Coldfield’… 

14 Mar 17

DOUGHNUT fans flocked to a Sutton Coldfield shopping centre as the popular global confectionary store lifted the kid on its latest outlet.


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Axe-wielding robbery suspects arrested after raid at Co-op in… 

14 Mar 17

ARMED robbery suspects have been arrested following a raid at a Sutton Coldfield convenience store.


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Thousands of homes suffer power cut in Streetly, Kingstanding and… 

14 Mar 17

A POWER cut left thousands of homes without electricity in north Birmingham and Walsall.


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M6 closed between junctions 4 Coleshill and 6 Erdington due to… 

13 Mar 17

A MOTORWAY has closed between Coleshill and Erdington due to a lorry catching fire.


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‘Miss him dearly’ – Streetly Academy remember Sean Purchase… 

13 Mar 17

A SCHOOL has paid its respects to a pupil who tragically died after being knocked off his bike in a Kingstanding road collision.


Local news
Kingstanding housing project nearer completion – 166 new… 

13 Mar 17

A MAJOR project to regenerate Perry Common in Kingstanding has taken a step nearer completion with the beginning of the final phase of the development.


Local news
Car smashes in to Dubella Lounge in Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield 

13 Mar 17

EMERGENCY services were called to a pub in Sutton Coldfield after a car crashed in to its front.


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Family rescued from house fire in Withy Hill Road, Sutton… 

13 Mar 17

A FAMILY had a lucky escape in Sutton Coldfield after their house caught fire at the weekend.


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Fears odd job conmen targeting Sutton Coldfield homes 

12 Mar 17

CONCERNS have been raised that a conman masquerading as an odd job handyman could be targeting homes in Sutton Coldfield.


Local news
Luxury cars stolen in smash and grab burglary in Wood Lane,… 

11 Mar 17

TWO luxury cars have been stolen from a Sutton Coldfield home after a night time break-in.


Local news
New woodland community space officially opens at St Chad’s Church… 

10 Mar 17

A BAND of volunteers have helped spruce up an area of woodland at a Sutton Coldfield church to create a new community space.


Local news
Pupils take centre stage in 2017 Royal Sutton Coldfield Schools’… 

10 Mar 17

PASSIONATE public speakers at schools in Sutton Coldfield got the chance to showcase their skills at the town’s prestigious annual debating competition.


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Motorcyclist injured after crash with car at Kingsbury Road… 

10 Mar 17

A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital after a crash involving a car at a busy junction in Erdington.


Local news
Doctor Who and Hollyoaks actor James Bartlett launches Escape… 

10 Mar 17

A NEW ingenious live puzzle game, which has been opened at an unassuming Sutton Coldfield corner building, is the brainchild of a TV star from the town and his dad.







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