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Putting the fun in fundraising, Sainsbury’s welcomes back Northfield Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day is back! And colleagues and customers from Sainsbury’s Northfield will be fundraising and making their laugh matter for Red Nose Day. Sainsbury’s staff all over the UK are working...

Ex Rover worker celebrates 80th birthday with local groups

Pride of Longbridge (POL) organisers and the Rover West Mids enthusiasts yesterday embarked on a local nursing home to treat one resident on his very special day. Brian spent an incredible 38 years working in the engine assembly and...
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Northfield man to appear in court after armed incident at high street bank

A local man has been charged in relation to holding a staff member hostage at a Natwest bank in Northfield on Friday (17 March). Police were called just before 11.45am to reports that a man was holding...

Man stabbed in Weoley Castle incident

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed at an address in Abdon Avenue, Weoley Castle, this morning (Saturday 18 March). The 25-year-old man was taken to hospital with a stab wound to the shoulder....

On yer bike and ‘Ride the Reservoir’ for charity

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is calling for cyclists from the West Midlands to get on their bikes for their annual ‘Ride the Reservoir’ cycle challenge. Taking place on Sunday 19 March 2017, the ride will...

Album to raise awareness of autism features local musician

On the 20th February at the Hard Rock Cafe, Mayfair London, the album 'Building Bridges' – for charity Anna Kennedy Online – was launched to raise awareness of autism. I know what some of you may be thinking: 'Yet another charity album that...

Rednal woman receives garden renovation with grant

A woman with mobility issues from Birmingham has revamped the garden of her new bungalow, after receiving a grant from financial mutual OneFamily. Madeline Morris, aged 53, has arthritis which severely affects her mobility....

Lecture by renowned scientist inspires audience at local school

Professor Lord Robert Winston, renowned scientist and Britain’s leading fertility expert, visited King Edward’s School to talk to an audience of over 400 pupils, parents, former pupils and staff about the importance of being...

Over 200 people join charity walk to raise awareness of people with disabilities living...

The walk, organised by national disability charity Sense, comes ahead of the opening of ‘TouchBase Pears’ – a pioneering centre opening in the summer TouchBase Pears will provide services to the whole community and specialist...

Police searching CCTV after man threatened with bladed instrument in Longbridge

Police are investigating a report of an offender threatening a man with a bladed object and stealing his phone. The incident took place near the bus stop on Longbridge Lane close to the junction with the Bristol Road at around 12.30pm yesterday (Thursday 9th March). A...

Local lady features in The Big Issue’s ‘Bob and Britain’s Hero Pets’

A Northfield entrepreneur's success story which was inspired by the affections of her pets has featured in The Big Issue's March 6th edition. Lisa Murray-Lang is not just your everyday animal lover, by her own admittance,...

Harborne Lane to reopen following ‘Selly Sink Hole’ damage

The burst water main which kept Harborne Lane, Selly Oak partly closed for several months will be fully useable from tomorrow (Sunday 5th March). The pipe which is 6 meters below and serves 200,000 homes, ruptured on Wednesday 23rd November,...

TV Presenter Marverine Cole chooses B31 Voices World Book Day winners

Award-winning Journalist, TV & Radio Presenter Marverine Cole, had quite a task choosing three winners from the B31 Voices World Book Day competition.  World Book Day provides an opportunity to celebrate everything that is wonderful...

Pets at Home voluntarily recall cat food after several pets become seriously ill

The popular High Street store, Pets At Home, have voluntarily recalled varieties of the AVA cat food after several cats required veterinary care after consuming the product. An investigation revealed that in the four affected...

Local RAF serviceman to compete in the Banger Run for charity

Frankley man Curtis Brittain, will be attempting The Banger Run 2017 with two of his RAF colleagues and would be grateful if you could support them. Curtis and his two colleagues, Chris Park and Craig Worthington, are mechanical...

Police appeal for information following assault in Rubery

West Mercia Police is investigating an assault which happened in a park in Rubery and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward with information. The incident happened in St Chad's Park, New Road at...