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News
Skip lorry driver killed in Stratford-upon-Avon bus crash 

20 Jan 18

Warwickshire Police is appealing for information after the accident on Warwick Road.


News
Buses in the West Midlands have more CCTV cameras than any other mode of transport. 

19 Jan 18

A senior West Midlands Police officer says he is “staggered” that anyone does anything wrong on a bus – because CCTV pictures are so clear nowadays.


News
Thousands of drivers continue to be fined at bus gate despite council’s new signs 

19 Jan 18

Adjudicators previously suggested that road markings should be used to make the restriction clearer…


Rugby
16 and 74 buses diverted after crash at Soho Hill in Hockley 

19 Jan 18

Road closed in both directions following collision…


News
Potholes: Shocking state of city centre crossroads prompts “urgent works” 

19 Jan 18

Bus passengers and other motorists are treated to a bumpy ride at the junction…


FOI
Bus lane fines 

18 Jan 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to P.


News
Police ‘increasingly concerned’ for missing woman Sandra Hollowood 

18 Jan 18

Vanished 57-year-old believed to have left Cannock bus atthe White Lion pub in Huntington…


News
Police concerned for missing 57-year-old woman 

17 Jan 18

Sandra, from Stafford, was last seen boarding a bus towards Cannock…


FixMyStreet
Bus stop ‘s digital display is broken, 16th January 

16 Jan 18

Bus stop ‘s digital display is broken.


FixMyStreet
Lamppost adjacent bus stop not working, 16th January 

16 Jan 18

The lamppost located adjacent the bus stop on the downhill side of Holloway is not working.


FixMyStreet
Missing bin, 15th January 

15 Jan 18

The bin top has been missing by the bus stop for a few weeks.


Weather
My first car – Austin A40 6480 FD 

14 Jan 18

Today’s little poem is about my first ever car in 1976 when I was seventeen.


Rugby
Assaults, stabbings and anti-social behaviour: the grim reality of bus travel in Birmingham 

14 Jan 18

We asked for your thoughts – good and bad – on bus travel across our region and THIS is how you responded…


News
Assaults, stabbings and anti-social behaviour: the grim reality of bus travel in Birmingham 

14 Jan 18

We asked for your thoughts – good and bad – on bus travel across our region and THIS is how you responded…


News
Father’s touching tribute to son killed in Coventry bus crash one year on 

12 Jan 18

Father’s touching tribute to son killed in Coventry bus crash one year on…


Local news
Fighting air pollution: an experiment was carried on in Kings Heath, and the results are quite encouraging 

11 Jan 18

The BBC2 programme ‘ Fighting Air Pollution’ aired last night, which tackled the issue of air pollution and quality, specifically from cars.


Rugby
National Express buses diverted as ‘inconsiderate drivers’ block key routes 

10 Jan 18

On Dec 19, the number 35 bus was diverted down Grove Road towards the Kings Heath High Street because of badly parked cars…


FOI
Bus lane fines 

10 Jan 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to P.


Rugby
Supporters’ Bus to Chester RUFC 

9 Jan 18

Saturday 20th January 2018…


News
Will Young shocked after receiving ‘homophobic abuse’ from bus driver 

5 Jan 18

TfL has said the incident, which happened in mid-December, is being investigated.


Rugby
8 of the quirkiest places to stay near Birmingham 

5 Jan 18

Fancy sleeping on a double decker bus? Or perhaps youd prefer a wooden wigwam or a historic railway carriage…


FOI
Bus lane fines 

5 Jan 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by P.


Council
Discounted travel passes for jobseekers 

4 Jan 18

Network West Midlands are giving jobseekers a helping hand with their travel costs by offering a 50% discount off bus, train and tram passes for the first 3 months of new jobs.


FixMyStreet
Alcester Road South – Deep Pothole In Bus Stop., 3rd January 

3 Jan 18

On Alcester Road South just before Taylor Road appears on your left coming away from Kings Heath High St, there is a very deep nasty pothole found at the bus stop for the 50 service.


FixMyStreet
Pile of more bags dumped Rookery Rd by 11 Bus stop., 3rd January 

3 Jan 18

More Fly tipping by 11 bus stop Roookery Rd, few yards away from 67 Rookery Rd, Handsworth, every week fly tipping by this bus stop that has been ongoing for years.