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Van driver in serious condition after vehicle crashes into Halesowen home 

22 Jan 18

A van driver was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after his vehicle crashed into a Halesowen home this morning (Monday 22nd January).


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Northfield man jailed for 15 years on rape and sexual assault charges 

22 Jan 18

A 38 year old man from Northfield has been jailed for 15 years after he repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted a woman over a 2 and a half year period.


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#B31JustRead: Shocked office worker finds ‘deadly Brazilian wandering spider in his Asda bananas’ 

20 Jan 18

We Just Read….


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Lucky escape for driver after car overturns in Barnes Hill collision 

19 Jan 18

A driver suffered relatively minor injuries after their car collided with a lamppost and overturned in Barnes Hill this afternoon (Friday 19th January).


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Teenagers attempt to steal mobile phone from 11 year old boy 

19 Jan 18

West Midlands Police are investigating a report of an attempted robbery in Northfield on Wednesday 17th January, when two teenagers tried to steal a mobile phone from an 11 year old boy.


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Demolition of arson damaged former golf clubhouse APPROVED 

18 Jan 18

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee has today (Thursday 18th January) approved an application from developers for permission to demolish the clubhouse building on the site of a former Northfield golf club.


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Local school host Christmas dinner for elderly and homeless 

17 Jan 18

On the 3rd January, Bellfield Junior School opened its doors to some of the communities elderly and homeless for a festive treat.


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[Watch] Firefighters tackle blaze as car set alight in Northfield park 

17 Jan 18

Firefighters from Northfield fire station quickly extinguished a car fire – believed to be a Nissan Micra – after it was set alight in a park in Northfield this evening (Wednesday 17th January).


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Local brain injury charity seeks Bags of Help to improve Rubery rehab centre garden 

13 Jan 18

Headway’s courtyard garden in need of some raised planters, compost and flowers.


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Police investigate early morning muggings in Frankley 

12 Jan 18

West Midlands Police are investigating after two people – a woman and a 13 year old girl – were mugged for cash and personal belongings in Frankley early this morning (Friday 12th January).


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Foodbank asks local businesses for support as demand rises 

11 Jan 18

Organisers at a local foodbank are asking small businesses across South West Birmingham to show their support as part of a new “Ton Up for B30 Foodbank” campaign to prepare for a predicted increase in demand.


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Armed police respond to sighting of wanted man in Frankley 

11 Jan 18

A number of Frankley residents contacted us yesterday (Wednesday 10th January) after witnessing a police presence – including armed response officers – in Fisher Close in Frankley.


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Police release CCTV of BMW after motorcyclist seriously injured in hit and run 

10 Jan 18

West Midlands Police are appealing for information after a motorcyclist suffered life threatening injuries in a hit and run collision involving a car in Kings Norton yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 9th January).


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Police investigate armed robberies at two Frankley stores 

10 Jan 18

West Midlands Police are investigating after two shops in Frankley were subject to early morning armed robberies this week.


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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Kings Norton collision 

9 Jan 18

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a collision involving a car in Kings Norton this afternoon (Tuesday 9th January).


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Rubery Post Office remains closed due to ‘technical issues’ 

9 Jan 18

Rubery Post Office remains closed today due to ongoing ‘technical issues’ which remain unresolved.


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Have Your Say: Developers submit THIRD application for Waseley Hills Crematorium 

8 Jan 18

Developers of the planned Waseley Hills Cemetery have submitted plans to Bromsgrove District Council in a third attempt to get permission for a crematorium at the Rubery green belt site – despite having had a previous appeal quashed by the …


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Behind the Gates of Monyhull Hospital 

8 Jan 18

For 90 years, Monyhull in Kings Norton was an asylum for people with what nowadays is called a learning disability.


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Alabama Foot Rot: Advice for dog owners 

5 Jan 18

There have been several posts on social media warning of a potential outbreak of ‘Alabama Foot Rot’ – a disease which can be difficult to identify and treat.


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Man assaulted in West Heath car-jacking 

5 Jan 18

A man in his 60s was assaulted when another man stole his car in West Heath this lunchtime (Friday 5th January).


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Body sadly found as police search for missing Frankley woman 

5 Jan 18

West Midlands Police have confirmed that officers searching for a missing Frankley woman have discovered a body in local woodland in the early hours of this morning (Friday 5th January).


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Four in hospital after stolen car collides in Cotteridge 

4 Jan 18

Four people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after the car they were travelling in collided with a building in Cotteridge in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 4th January).


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Home starter items for homeless & vulnerable stolen as local charity suffers break in 

3 Jan 18

Workers at a Rednal charity have returned to work today ready to reopen and continue their work supporting individuals and families in need in South Birmingham – only to discover their premises has been broken into.


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Council update statement regarding the latest missed bin collections 

3 Jan 18

Birmingham City Council release an updated (3rd Jan) statement regarding the missed bin collections in parts of Birmingham in recent weeks.


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In pictures: M5 CLOSED at Lydiate Ash after serious lorry fire 

3 Jan 18

The M5 was closed at Junction 4 Lydiate Ash this afternoon following a serious lorry fire after the vehicle overturned.