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Protest planned to save Baverstock Academy from closure

From The Save Baverstock School Campaign As a community we have ran a very successful campaign to Save Baverstock from closure, we have brought many sponsors to the table and also managed to overturn the...

Appeal for information after puppy is abandoned in Birmingham phone box

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a puppy was abandoned inside a phone box. The one-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier was found chained up inside the phone box in Quinton Road West, in Quinton, Birmingham,...

Emily Humphreys – UCB Young Chef of the Year 2017

A local schoolgirl whose chocolate dessert would “grace any restaurant” has been crowned University College Birmingham’s Young Chef of the Year 2017. Emily Humphreys, 16, of Kings Norton Girls School, scooped the University’s inaugural competition...

We just read: Birmingham shop comes under fire for selling replica weapons and rockets

Store visited by police armed response units after locals complain. It's not the kind of bargain you expect to see in a shop window – and passers-by have understandably been left shell-shocked by the offer...

New shops and homes set for Rubery pub car park

An application to build on the New Rose and Crown pub car park has been received by Bromsgrove District Council. The application is for a mixed use development comprising of residential and retail units. The...

Elderly couple robbed at knife point in Stirchley home

Officers were called to Brent Road, Stirchley at around 7pm on 19 January after they answered the door to two men who forced their way into the property. The 71-year-old woman and 81-year-old man were...

National dance Champion double success for local schoolboy

Jamie Meah, who attends Turves Green Boys School, has been honoured with the title of under 14's National dance champion in two styles, after success in Blackpool with dancing partner Mia Mazzitelli. The dancing duo thrilled the judges...

Talented youngster fundraising to achieve his dream

Local lad, eleven-year-old Thomas Marshall needs your help to raise close to £5000 to purchase a specialised power wheelchair which will enable him to do what most young lads his age do – play footie. Like...

British Oak Superheroes Family Charity Day for Local Hospice

The British Oak in Stirchley will be hosting a superheroes family charity day on Saturday 28th January, 1-6pm, to celebrate the pub’s Charity of the Year partnership with Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice on Raddlebarn Road. The family...

[VIDEO] Teens found guilty after stone throwing fractures elderly woman’s skull

Four teenagers who left a 70-year-old with a fractured skull as she travelled in a taxi with her husband last May - have been convicted of throwing stones through a taxi window. The CCTV footage from inside the...

Police appeal for info on Selly Oak New Year stabbing

West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Selly Oak on his way home from celebrating the New Year. The 27 year old, who was travelling by taxi in the early...

Teenager injured in Bartley Green collision

A 15 year old boy was taken to hospital this afternoon after an accident in Bartley Green. The accident happened in Clapgate Lane at around 2:30 PM on Wednesday 28 December. The youngster suffered a head injury...

Co-op sabotaged chocolate Santa recalled

Co-op - Hollow Chocolate Santa foil figures Product:  Co-op Hollow Milk Chocolate Santa Pack size: 120g Batch codes:  All date codes The Co-op is urgently recalling its hollow milk chocolate Santa foil figures after two alleged tampering incidents where the product was...

#B31JustRead: Drunk driver who killed mum-of-three in crash fleeing police jailed

We just read from the Birmingham Mail A disqualified drink driver who killed a mum-of-three when he crashed during a police chase has been jailed for six years and eight months. Liam Ellis, who had never taken a...
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Loved ones remembered during Hospice Light up a Life celebration

An appeal to dedicate a star to a loved one is on course to raise £65K for a local Hospice. Over a thousand people across Birmingham and Sandwell gathered together on Thursday 15 December at...

[VIDEO] Watch as local man with axe is chased and apprehended

A Northfield man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison following a successful investigation by British Transport Police (BTP). Mr Rinemo Burrowes was charged with possession of an offensive weapon and resisting a police...