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Friends Group Helps Preserve Local Nature Reserve

Click for larger images Friends of Balaam's Wood is a group which helps maintain and preserve the Balaam's Wood Local Nature Reserve in Frankley. Here they...

Northfield MP Calls for Views on Local Policing

Member of Parliament for Northfield, Richard Burden (Labour) has called for constituents' views on their local policing services and the proposed cuts to funding....

Longbridge Regeneration: the New Bournville College in Pictures

Bournville College have added some fantastic images of the new buildings under construction at Longbridge to their flickr account. View below or click through...

Birmingham South Police 24 Hour Tweetathon LIVE

For non-Tweeters, we've set up this live feed of tweets from and to @bhamsouthpolice so you don't miss out during their 24 hour long...

Petition For Pedestrian Crossing at Busy Rednal Junction

Parents of local school children have called for a pedestrian crossing to be added to Ashill Road where it meets Bristol Road South, a...

Birmingham South Police 24 Hour Twitter Marathon

Police officers and staff from across the Birmingham South Local Policing Unit will be contributing to a 24 hour long "Tweet-a-thon" on social networking...

Video: Hollymoor Hospital Memories

I stumbled across this lovely footage from Hollymoor Hospital in the 1960s by Barrie Gould on YouTube.

Opinion – Travellers on Lower Beeches Road: A Problem?

The travellers who were pitched on a car park on Great Park, Rednal last week have now moved to a site on Lower Beeches...

Northfield Citizens Advice Faces Closure Following Funding Cut

Image by Leo Reynolds via Flickr Whilst many families are facing difficult financial times, Northfield Citizens Advice Bureau, along with the four...

Lord Tells Citizenship Students "I wasn't very good at school"

A House of Lords life peer visited Frankley Community High School last Friday where he admitted "I wasn't very good at school, my parents...

Travellers move in on Great Park

A group of travellers have set up residence on the Great Park complex in Rednal. Several families have pitched caravans and mobile homes on...

Haunted Northfield?

I came across this account of a haunting in Northfield. Have you heard of any similar experiences, or have you had your own encounter...

Family Seek Former Colleagues of Ex-Rover Worker

Image by Sas & Marty Taylor via Flickr The son of a former Rover worker, who died from mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer, is seeking...

Skydive For Frankley Lymphoma Survivor

We wrote about Frankley resident Roz Barnwell previously, when she was nominated for an award for her blog about her experience of Hodgkin's Lymphoma,...

Rednal Film Company Offers 'Film School' Courses

A Rednal based film and video company, Free Spirit Film & TV Ltd is offering a Film and Digital Video Camera Operators Course to...

Northfield Garage Joins Innovative Green Scheme

Northfield Car Care Centre, on Bristol Road South, is to participate in a new fundraising scheme for businesses created by Social Enterprise, Giveacar according to...