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Monthly Archives: November 2011

POLL: Do you support today's nationwide strike?

Let us know what you think about today's public sector industrial action by voting in our poll and let us know how you feel...

Linky: Economic hardship blights Longbridge where car industry once boomed | The Guardian

Thoughts on the Longbridge development and business and employment prospects in these austere times from Richard Burden MP, Connexions worker, Bournville principal Norman Cave,...

Linky: Northfield Tory councillor will NOT ask teachers not to strike

Northfield Conservative councillor will not ask teachers not to strike, says the Birmingham Mail Birmingham strikes: I won't appeal to teachers - Coun Les Lawrence...

Linky: BBC News – Working class white areas 'alienated', report says

Working class white communities feel alienated, disenfranchised and last in line for resources such as social housing, according to research published by the Joseph...

Rubery youth campaigners up for award

Two young people from Rubery have been shortlisted for an award in recognition of their youth campaigning work. Yasmin Millward and Jade Shields kick-started and...

Crowds watch Rubery Christmas lights switch on

Crowds gathered in the Co-op car park on Rubery's main street new Road this afternoon for the switching on of the town's Christmas lights. Entertainment...

Charles House: more parent testimonies

Parents and supporters are not letting up in their fight to keep Charles House, respite home for disabled children, in West Heath open. Mum Kimi...

Police warning following Rubery distraction burglary attempt

From West Mercia Police: Police are reiterating warnings to elderly people to be vigilant after a further distraction burglary in North Worcestershire. The latest incident, which...

MISSING cat: Ollie, Northfield

Ollie has been missing since 8th November 2011 and his owner is anxious to find him. He was staying with relatives in Abdon Road, Northfield...

Parents face councillors on Charles House closure

Charles House, the respite care home for severely disabled children with complex needs in West Heath, has received another Outstanding in its latest Ofsted...

Christmas Events Calendar 2011

We've set up a separate calendar dedicated to Christmas events in and around B31, B45 & B38. If you have an event to add in Frankley,...

Rubery band Black Bears? Rawwwrrrr!

After listening to Rubery based band Black Bears I am left feeling rather let down. Let down because they only have five songs on-line for...

Halloween competition WINNERS!

  Our Halloween competition results are in and we are pleasde to announce the results! Very well done to all who entered, there were some very...

MG seek ex Longbridge workers' memories

We wrote a couple of weeks ago about a reunion for ex-Longbridge factory workers which is being held later this month by MG at...

Guest Post: Bournville School Careers Fair Announcement

By Bournville School: We are proud to announce that we are hosting a careers fair attended by a number of prestigious companies on Friday 18th...

Video: Bournville College launch event

Bournville College have released a video and photos from their launch event back in October. You can read our article about the launch here. Bournville Launch...