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APPEAL: Local firefighters seek toy & cash donations for children’s hospice

Firefighters from Kings Norton are asking local people to help them contribute towards a brighter Christmas for children at Acorns Children's Hospice. The Selly...

Man arrested as officers respond to sound of shots fired outside Longbridge Police Station

A man was arrested yesterday following an incident outside Longbridge Police Station in which shots, believed to be from an air weapon, were fired....

Man arrested in West Heath following attempted armed robbery in Hall Green

From West Midlands Police: A man has been arrested after a driver is believed to have been threatened by two robbers who brandished a firearm...

Northfield District Convention 2014: Help Make a Difference in Your Community

Northfield District Convention 2014 will take place on Saturday 29th November at the Factory Youth Centre in Longbridge and will focus on residents, local...

Young woman injured in Rubery break-in

UPDATE 26/11/14: 19 year old man from Frankley was arrested last night on suspicion of robbery in relation to this incident. He's been released...

[UPDATED] Two injured in West Heath explosion

Update 24/11/14 The two men injured in last night's explosion have been ARRESTED on suspicion of causing an explosion likely to endanger life. Details...

40th Anniversary of the Birmingham Pub Bombings

On the evening of 21st November 1974 two Birmingham City Centre pubs fell victim to a devastating terrorist attack by the Irish Republican Army....

Stranger Danger advice following Rubery incident

West Mercia Police have confirmed that there was an incident this morning where a 13-year-old boy was approached by a man on The Avenue...

Consultation: an alternative water supply for Birmingham as Victorian Elan Valley aqueduct repaired

Severn Trent Water are consulting on plans to provide an alternative water supply for Birmingham while repairs are made to the Victorian Elan Valley Aqueduct. The...

Local reaction: Business as usual as Bournville College faces “financial challenges”

In response to an article in the Birmingham Mail yesterday, Bournville College in Longbridge has denied it is facing a "funding crisis", with a spokesman telling...

Memorial planned for well known youth worker Daz Bretel

A note from Mark, brother of popular youth worker Daz Bretel who passed away suddenly at The Factory Youth Centre in Longbridge last December: Dear All I...

New American style diner opens in Longbridge

An American style diner has opened on the new Longbridge development. Overlooking Austin Park, Celebz Diner offers up a taste of America with burgers,...

Northfield Shopping Centre turned into North Pole as Santa lands for Christmas

Northfield  Shopping Centre will be transformed into the North Pole this month as Santa lands for Christmas. His Eskimo helpers are busy making an animated...

Top young Northfield ballroom dancer to appear on Strictly

A top juvenile ballroom dancer from Northfield, and his partner, will be appearing on Strictly over the next two weeks. St Laurence Junior School...

Floral tribute to Frankley youngster killed in tragic road accident removed from roadside

The mother of a Frankley youngster, tragically killed in a road accident six years ago, today said she was "devastated" to find that someone...

Customers evacuated following roof fire at Longbridge Sainsburys

Customers and staff were evacuated from the Sainsbury's store in Longbridge this lunch time as firefighters dealt with a fire on the roof of...