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Threatened respite home for disabled children to submit petition

The petition to save Charles House, the respite home for disabled children in West Heath, from closure will be submitted to Birmingham City Council...

Local photographers in London phoneography exhibition

Two local photographers have had their work shown in a London exhibition of mobile phone photography. Lindsey Thompson (35) from West Heath and Sas Taylor...

Youthspace sets launch date for mental health awareness campaign

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust's Youthspace programme focuses on youth mental health and is set to launch a psychosis awareness campaign in South...

Winter safety tips and information sources

With winter finally starting to show its face, here are a few links you might find useful. Updated 8/2/12 - You can follow our Live...

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...