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Bus roof torn off in Bournville 

21 Dec 17

A double decker bus has had its roof torn off after it tried to drive through the low bridge in Bournville Lane that carries the canal and rail line next to Bournville station.


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Bournville Carols on the Green 2017 

20 Dec 17

As usual there will be Christmas carols on Bournville Green on Thursday 24th December.


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Bournville’s Snowmen stand tall 

10 Dec 17

Residents of Bournville have been making the most of the snow by creating some amazing snow people.


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Watch as the Bournville Christmas tree lights are switched on 

3 Dec 17

The Bournville Christmas tree lights have now been switched on.


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View from the Bournville Christmas Tree 

28 Nov 17

Ever wondered what it’s like at the top of the Bournville Christmas tree? Well now you know, courtesy of a video taken as the Christmas lights were placed on the tree ahead of them being switched-on on Saturday.


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‘We’ve had enough of Leaf Fall timetable’ say Bournville residents 

20 Nov 17

Bournville’s rail users have spoken out about the reduced train service implemented by London Midland as a result of the annual ‘Leaf Fall’ timetable changes.


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Self-portrait project shows off Bournville’s residents 

16 Nov 17

An exhibition of self-portrait photographs of Bournville residents has gone on display at Birmingham City University’s city centre campus.


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Bournville schoolboy returns for series 4 of Peaky Blinders 

15 Nov 17

Former Bournville School pupil Harry Kirton is returning to the role of Finn, a member of the notorious Shelby family, for the fourth Peaky Blinders series starting this week on BBC2.


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Bournville Christmas Festival 2017 

10 Nov 17

Bournville Village Trust have announced that this year’s switch-on of the Christmas tree lights on Bournville Green will be accompanied by an all-day festival.


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Bournville 2017 Christmas lights switch-on 

7 Nov 17

Phot: Steve Tomkins The annual switching on of the Christmas tree lights in Bournville will take place on Saturday 2nd December.


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Stirchley Bowl demolition reveals past 

21 Oct 17

With the demolition of Stirchley Bowl almost complete, there has been a glimpse into its past as the removal of cladding showed that the original sign was still partially intact.


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Bournville voted for Andy Street as Mayor 

11 May 17

Bournville voted for Andy Street in the recent West Midlands mayoral election.


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Tesco: ‘We’ll contact Lidl to see if they want Stirchley land’ 

8 Mar 17

Tesco have written to residents in Stirchley to say that they will contact Lidl to see if they want to make use of the land cleared for the now cancelled plan for a Tesco superstore.


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Tesco pull out of Stirchley 

1 Mar 17

Tesco has informed residents in Stirchley that it will no longer be building a supermarket in the area The news comes after the supermarket giant spent 17 years acquiring the land needed for the site.


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Local campaigners: Save Stirchley Library 

26 Jan 17

Stirchley Library is under threat of closure and local campaigners are asking residents in Bournville and Stirchley to back them in their plea to save this vital local service.


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Bournville named as ‘Dogging hot spot’ 

16 Jan 17

The car park at Rowheath Pavilion has been named as a ‘dogging hot-spot’ by the Birmingham Mail.


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Travellers on Rowheath: church praised for humane response 

27 Jul 16

The Christian organisation behind the running of Rowheath Pavilion have received widespread praise for their handling of a visit by the travelling community to Rowheath playing field.


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Bournville voted to remain in the EU 

28 Jun 16

Data released by Birmingham City Council reveals that Bournville Ward voted to remain in the European Union in last Thursday’s historic vote.


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Referendum debate in Bournville 

3 Jun 16

Local residents have had a chance to discuss the issues surrounding the forthcoming EU Referendum at a recent event hosted by local MP  Steve McCabe The event on Wednesday 1st June took place at St Joseph and St Helen Catholic Church hall .


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Labour win in Bournville – Local Elections 

6 May 16

Mary Locke saw off the challenge of the Conservative’s Nigel Dawkins to retain Bournville for Labour at the local elections .


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Local elections 2016 – live updates 

5 May 16

You can follow live local election coverage courtesy of Birmingham Eastside and partners.


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Local elections 2016 – who gets your vote? 

3 May 16

City council elections take place on Thursday 3rd May with Bournville ward needing to fill the vacant slot left by the departure of Labour’s Phil Walkling.


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Star Wars – Bournville’s Felicity Jones stars 

7 Apr 16

A teaser trailer has been released for the next Star Wars film, Rogue One, giving fans a first look at Bournville’s Felicity Jones in the lead role.


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Ruth Angell and Sid Peacock at Weoley Hill Village Hall – April 9th 

5 Apr 16

A concert with duo Ruth Angell and Sid Peacock will take place at Weoley Hill Village Hall on Saturday April 9th.


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Mondelez: “Bournville is beating heart of Cadbury” 

23 Mar 16

Cadbury owners Mondelez have hit back at claims made against them in a Channel 4 documentary by saying that “Bournville firmly remains the beating heart of manufacturing for Cadbury.