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CCTV images released as police seek pair for Northfield bus robbery

Press release from West Midlands Police: POLICE in South Birmingham have today released CCTV images of two of people they would like to talk to...

Protest walk for West Heath nursery facing closure

Parents, grandparents and children took part in a passionate protest this morning to try to help save Merrishaw Day Nursery in West Heath. The nursery...

Guerilla exhibition showcases local artists

A guerilla art exhibition will hit Stirchley on Friday evening. Organised by local artist and photographer Harry Starling, Preclusion will take place in Whitmarley on...

Dance troupe Diversity at Rubery superstore for Born to Shine Roadshow

Morrisons supermarket at Great Park, Rubery is to host the Born to Shine Roadshow on Saturday 6th August. The supermarket chain are sponsors of ITV's...

Frankley Carnival – Stalls Available

Planning for the return of Frankley Carnival on 28th August 2011 is moving forward. A Carnival Prince and Princess have been chosen - congratulations to...

Rubery Festival returns

The 2011 Rubery Festival, originally planned for June 12th but cancelled due to the weather, will return on Sunday August 28th. The original date saw...

Longbridge police lead successful interactive challenge for youngsters

Officers from West Midlands Police Longbridge neighbourhood team, along with others from neighbouring West Mercia Police, led an interactive challenge for local youngsters. The two...

Birmingham Be Active Day challenge TODAY!

Today is Be Active Day! What will YOU be doing?! From Birmingham City Council News Room: "With Olympic preparations moving into top gear, the team behind...

Incident by St Laurence Church, Church Hill, Northfield

by Ian Britton on FlickrWe have received a number of enquiries via twitter regarding the police presence around St Laurence Church in Northfield last...

M5 closed following fatal accident

 Ambulance in Motion by Benjamin Ellis on Flickr The M5 remained closed this morning following a fatal accident in the early hours of the morning...
Scene from the mural

Frankley School reaches Community Education Awards finals

A project from Frankley Community High School reached the finals of the Community Education Awards in July, out of 156 entries from around the...

Goodnight Lenin – Wencelas Square EP review (and competition!)

As Northfield band Goodnight Lenin prepare to launch their new EP at the Mac this weekend, Marty Taylor provides us with a... ermmm... 'review'...

Campaign to save Rubery youth service steps up & features in Channel 4 series

Since cuts to youth service funding across Bromsgrove District Council was announced, the young people of  the Youthworcs centre in Rubery, along with their...

Advertise your local business or organisation on b31.org.uk

You may have noticed some odd looking spaces in the sidebar on the right hand side of the new look b31.org.uk We've decided to add...

Longbridge floral mini completes trio of honours

A floral display featuring an iconic mini has won three major horticultural honours for Birmingham City Council. The floral mini, which has previously been on...

Employment advice session in Northfield

Gateway Family Services are offering a First Steps to Employment event tomorrow in Northfield. Offering advice on topics such as getting a job, finding voluntary...