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Refuse Collection Backlog : A Load of Rubbish

A backlog in refuse collection around the city is causing piles of rubbish to be left in the streets and dumped around local recycling...

Former Austin Workers' Reunion

From the Bromsgrove Advertiser: FORMER employers of Austin are being invited to a reunion event this month. Former factory workers, who worked on the power and...

Brrrrrrrrr31 in Pictures

Some lovely seasonal images have been added to the B<31 Flickr Group over the last few weeks, here are a few of them. If...
Art teacher Miss Urban working with pupils on graffiti mural, despite the freezing weather!

School Graffiti Art Project Success

Selected pupils from Frankley Community High School have been involved in an exciting community art project. Year 10 and 11 Art and Textiles students, plus...

Delay on New Jobs as Longbridge Development Hits Funding Problem

Yesterday's Birmingham Post reveals how the government's axing of regional business support organisation Advantage West Midlands is slowing down Longbridge development. St Modwen were set...

Northfield Manor House – Ever Heard Of It?

Guest post courtesy of Leigh Walker -- What does Northfield mean to you? I’ll tell you what it means to me; home. It is somewhat of a...
Mrs Jane Harris, Acting Headteacher, Frankley Community High School

Good News From Frankley Community High

Guest post courtesy of Frankley Community High School --- Frankley Community High School has some great news to share with parents and the community, yet again... With...

Weekend Events

Rubery Christmas Lights Switch On 4-5.30pm , New Street, Rubery (Outside Co-op) Gary Critchley Benefit: What Justice System 7pm til late, Old Wharf, Digbeth The Tantrums...

Winter Safety Tips & Information Links

With winter showing its frosty face quite early this year, here are a few links you might find useful. Birmingham City Council's Weather Disruption page...

Rubery Man Shooting Was Targeted, Police Believe

West Midlands Police today revealed that detectives investigating the murder of Rubery man Leon Robinson, aged 33, believe the shooting was a targeted attack. Leon's body...

Northfield MP Supports Campaign to Reduce Domestic Violence

Northfield MP Richard Burden joins fellow Labour MPs, including leader Ed Miliband, Harriet Harman and Ed Balls, to observe White Ribbon Day. The day...

Northfield Man Catches & Sits on Apparent Burglar

Father of three, Peter Suslowicz, caught the woman after she jumped from an upstairs window of his Northfield house and got stuck in a...

Timelapse Video of Bournville College Construction

Just discovered this nifty timelapse video of the construction of the new Bournville College. Created using screenshots from the webcam at Longbridge Technology Park...

Artist in Residence Sought For Frankley

Craftspace, in partnership with Birmingham City Council Arts Service,  is looking for an experienced textile or jewellery artist for a  residency in Frankley. The four month...

Police Appeal: Man Missing From a Rubery Clinic

West Midlands Police trying to trace a man missing from a Rubery mental health clinic are appealing to the public for information about his...

Road Closure: Bristol Road South, Northfield

Bristol Road South through Northfield centre is to be closed for the next 3 nights for resurfacing remedial work. The road will be closed from...