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Lord Mayor’s Award for Kings Norton based environmentalist

An internationally acclaimed environmentalist, head of a Kings Norton based company, has received a Lord Mayor's Award in Birmingham this week. Every year the Lord Mayor...

Sainsbury’s stores support Carers Week 2016

Sainsbury's stores across the region will be supporting Carers Week 2016 next week (6-12th June). Carers Week is an annual event, led by Carers...

Smyths Toys opening in Longbridge?

Birmingham City Council received a planning application from St Modwen to accommodate a Smyths Toys store at the ever impressive Longbridge Town Centre. Planning details: Reconfiguration of the retail...

Revised planning application submitted for Northfield Starbucks Drive-Thru

Developers have submitted a revised planning application for a drive thru coffee shop in Northfield, after the first proposals were met with opposition. Many residents and community...

Appeal after female jogger assaulted at Lickey Hills Country Park

West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them, after a woman was assaulted at Lickey Hills Country Park...

[Video] See Birmingham City Council’s Parks Chelsea gold winning creation

For the 5th year running, the artistic brilliance and hard work of a talented team won Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show. The team from Birmingham City Council...

Two local Councillors given Council Cabinet seats

Two Councillors from the area have been awarded seats in the new Labour Cabinet of Birmingham City Council.  The Cabinet members, chosen by Council Leader...

Photography competition celebrates Longbridge in spring

Longbridge residents and visitors have been sharing their favourite pictures of the area as part of a spring social media competition launched by St....

Planning application: North Worcestershire Golf Club housing development, Northfield

Developers have submitted a planning application to Birmingham City Council for the redevelopment of the now closed North Worcestershire Golf Club in Northfield. The history The...

Teenage male arrested after schoolboy stabbing in Kings Norton

Detectives have launched an investigation after a schoolboy was hurt in a stabbing in Kings Norton this morning (Monday 23 May). The 16-year-old was attacked...

No European Protected Food status for the Birmingham Balti

A long campaign ends in failure for the Birmingham Balti. The announcement to reject the application for the Birmingham Balti to be a protected dish...

MISSING: Graham Crowter, 59. Needs medical attention

West Midlands Police and the family of a missing Tamworth man are concerned for his welfare. 59 year old Graham Crowter has been missing since...

Bournville man guilty of historical sex offences

Ten men have been found guilty of historical sexual offences against two young men who were both sexually exploited in their teens. Over the last 12...

Man jailed for murder of Bartley Green woman

A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of his long term partner at her home in Bartley Green...

Make your bike right with Bike Right West Midlands

The fabulous people at Bike Right West Midlands will be at a train station near you soon. If your bike is in need of some TLC or...

Cofton Nursery staff take ‘One Small Step’ to Chelsea Flower Show

Birmingham City Council's entry to the Chelsea Flower Show this year focuses on the celebration of the genius of Brummie artist Willard Wigan and of grass roots...