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Volunteers needed as hospice expands vital ‘Support at Home’ service 

17 Jul 18

Birmingham St Mary’s is encouraging sensitive and caring individuals to sign up as ‘Support at Home’ volunteers – and offer a listening ear to local people living with life-limiting illness.


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Harmful levels of ‘boron’ found in popular children’s slime toys 

17 Jul 18

Parents are being warned to approach the popular children’s product slime with caution after a study by consumer watchdogs found some contain higher levels of boron than is permitted by EU standards.


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Northfield Beach is back – view the full schedule! 

17 Jul 18

The popular Northfield Beach event is back and this year it kicks off the summer break with a roar! Pet baby dinosaurs any Jurassic Beach | Click to enlarge Organised by Northfield Community Partnership , the free event runs from Wednesday 25th to …


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It’s not just mums that go to Iceland! – Supermarket gives discount for Emergency Services 

17 Jul 18

The British supermarket chain are saying a big ‘thank you’ to employees of the Police, Fire Service, NHS, Ambulance Service, HM Coastguard and RNLI for everything that they do.


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From Your Councillor: Cllr Olly Armstrong – Northfield – July 2018 

16 Jul 18

We will be offering all Councillors across South West Birmingham the opportunity to write a blog on B31 Voices, up to once a month.


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#PositiveSWBrum – Who is the Postman behind the mask raising all the loot?! 

15 Jul 18

A local ‘Postie’ – who once a year dons a fancy dress costume to deliver his mail on his Spiceland Road estate round in Northfield – has raised more than £6000 over the last ten years.


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In pictures: Sunday strollers tackle Waseleys wildfire 

15 Jul 18

Visitors to the Waseley Hills Country Park in Rubery got more than they bargained for on their Sunday stroll this afternoon (Sunday 15th July).


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Man convicted of historical abuse after more than 40 years 

15 Jul 18

A man has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years after being found guilty of historic sexual abuse of under age victims up to 40 years ago.


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Missing (Family Appeal): Colleen Burke 22 – Bromford – Kings Norton 

15 Jul 18

The family and friends of Colleen Burke, 22, are appealing for anyone who has seen her to get in touch.


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In Pictures: New drone images show extent of fire damage on former Rubery quarry 

14 Jul 18

BEFORE: 3D image satellite image of Rubery Cock Hill Quarry before this summer’s fires | © Google Maps Photographs taken from a drone show the extent of damage done to vegetation on a green space in Rubery – and how close to homes fires have …


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Man injured in Northfield collision 

14 Jul 18

A man was injured after an accident in Northfield in the early hours of this morning.


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Suspected distraction fraud see’s 80-year-old lose over £1000 

12 Jul 18

West Midlands Police are investigating after an elderly gentleman appears to have been the victim of ‘distraction theft’.


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[VIDEO] Armed raid on Harborne High Street in broad daylight 

12 Jul 18

Shoppers on Harborne High Street were shocked this morning as armed thieves staged a raid on a jeweller’s shop in broad daylight (Thursday 12th July).


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Police investigate suspected arson at Frankley home 

11 Jul 18

West Midlands Police are investigating a suspected arson attack on a Frankley home.


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[VIDEO] Local man banned from keeping animals for life after cruel Facebook videos 

11 Jul 18

A local man has been banned from keeping animals for life after posting videos on social media of himself laughing as he cruelly threw cats.


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Amended masterplan for 800 homes on Northfield golf club site now available online 

11 Jul 18

An amended masterplan for a housing development on the site of a former golf course in Northfield is now available to view online , with a final chance to put your views to developers.


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Weoley Castle schoolchildren raise thousands for charity with 5km walk in searing heat 

10 Jul 18

Children and staff at a Weoley Castle primary school have once again raised thousands of pounds for their chosen charity, this time completing a 5km walk during a heatwave!  On Friday (6th July), Our Lady and St Rose of Lima Primary School in …


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[VIDEO] Dry vegetation ignites after dumped sofa set on fire in Weoley green space 

10 Jul 18

Firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service Northfield station dealt with a fire on “The Green Hill” between Jervoise Road and Alwold Road, Weoley Castle this afternoon (Tuesday 10th July).


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Shortlists announced for Rubery International Book Award 

9 Jul 18

The 2018 judges: Paul McDonald, Claire Morrall, Pauline Morgan The Rubery International Book Award judges have deliberated over all this year’s entries from 29 different countries and are another step closer to selecting their winners.


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Princess Anne opens Sense’s pioneering multi-purpose community centre in Selly Oak 

9 Jul 18

A pioneering new multi-purpose centre – which brings community and disability services together in one building – was today opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal (Monday 9th July).


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[Video] Arrests made as armed police swoop on Long Nuke Road 

9 Jul 18

We are aware of police activity in Long Nuke Road, Northfield / Bartley Green this afternoon (Monday 9th July).


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CASBA introduces new support group for carers 

9 Jul 18

Local charity CASBA are delighted to announce that they will be holding their first ever carers support group on 24th July 2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Northfield Fire Station.


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School issues stranger danger reminder after pupil approached 

9 Jul 18

The headteacher of a Rednal secondary school has issued a ‘stranger danger’ reminder to parents and carers following an incident involving a pupil this morning.


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[VIDEO] Firefighters attend fire in Lickey woods as heatwave shows no sign of breaking 

8 Jul 18

As the hot and dry weather continues, firefighters were called to a fire in woodland in the Lickey Hills Country Park yesterday evening (Saturday 7th July).


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Another weekend of sizzling summer events – with added football! 

6 Jul 18

There’s more fun in the sun in and around south west Brum this weekend, with three carnivals and festivals to choose from! There’s music, entertainment, arts, crafts, stalls, dog show, opera, circus, inflatables, fabulous food and drink – and …