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Traveller update

As we know, the sizable group of travellers who were camped on Cofton Park last week have now moved to park land adjacent to...

Cofton Park – after the travellers – in pictures

Some pictures taken in Cofton Park on Wednesday 17th August, the day after travellers left.

Travellers in Northfield constituency – a timeline

We thought it might be useful to start keeping a timeline of when and where travellers are illegally camped within the Northfield constituency. We...

South Birmingham hospice seeks runners!

Press release from St Mary's Hospice: A hospice which provides life-changing care across Birmingham and Sandwell is appealing to people to join its colourful team...

Young people wanted for debate on disorder

Would you, or anyone you know under the age of 20, be interested in joining a debate at Birmingham City Council House this Friday...

Golfers wanted for RSPCA fundraiser

From RSPCA: The RSPCA Birmingham Animal Centre are looking for teams of four to join us on our first charity golf day to fill our...

Cofton Park travellers move on – what plans for the future?

There have been travellers setting up temporary camps throughout the area for a number of months now. The group of travellers that have been...

Frankley band Turn off the Sun set to release new EP

Frankley alternative rock band Turn off the Sun are to release their new EP 'Armour Plated Tongue' on September 5th. (Update 5/9/11 - you...

Travellers in Cofton Park, Longbridge – pictures

Several people have been reporting that there are travellers on Cofton Park in Longbridge, at the corner of Low Hill Lane & Lickey Road. A...

Guest Post – Riot Reflection – My Birmingham

Emma-Louise Harries is 33 years old & from Northfield. She enjoys blogging on local and national issues, and sometimes some random things too! She blogs at  emmalouise1978.blogspot.com ----- On...
Oliver from Northfield speaks to Sangat TV

City shows a "United Birmingham" and Northfield man speaks out at Peace Vigil

A Northfield man made his way to Dudley Road in Winson Green to join a peace vigil held by the local community for  Shazad...
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Inside Northfield Manor – urban explorer pictures!

I had a message from Terry Redmond of the Northfield Past facebook group earlier today, pointing me in the direction of a set of...

Northfield Councillor: no prison for young rioters, confiscation of Xboxes & punishments for parents

Northfield Conservative councillor, Les Lawrence, has controversially called for punishment of rioting youths without handing them custodial sentences, instead suggesting punishing their parents' and...

Disorder in Birmingham – where to find information

by Ian Britton on FlickrDespite social networking being, in part, blamed by some commentators for aiding the organisation of trouble makers, during last night's...

Blood donors needed

The National Blood Service is urging local residents to donate blood. The service needs to collect around 9000 donations daily to meet demand and at...

Blues in fundraising partnership with local hospice

From Birmingham St Mary's Hospice: This season Birmingham City Football Club (BCFC) has teamed up with Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice and John Taylor Hospice as...