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NHS
Walk this way to brighten your mood 

18 Jan 18

People in the Black Country are being encouraged by the local NHS to walk away the January blues.


News
Water woman! Holly, 77, says it’s never too late to make a splash 

17 Jan 18

Coventry pensioner learned to swim in later years – and wants others to take the plunge…


Blog comment
Birmingham Home Care workers will be on strike on Saturday 20th January, with a rally from 12 – 2pm in Victoria Square 

14 Jan 18

Please support our 350 home care workers who are in dispute over redundancies and a new rota system.


Rugby
Police make urgent plea to key witness in hunt for killer of Sutton Coldfield pensioner Arthur Gumbley 

4 Jan 18

Arthur, 87 known as Bob to family and friends was savagely beaten and robbed in his Endwood Drive home on Tuesday November 21…


News
Paedophile jailed after sexually assaulting pensioners who were walking dogs 

3 Jan 18

Sick pervert had just completed a sentence for downloading indecent images of children…


Blog feature
Let’s Hear it for the Carers 

28 Dec 17

I missed my Christmas Day visit to see Mum.


News
Meet the Pamper with a Hamper winners of 2017 

27 Dec 17

These big-hearted pensioners deserved a Christmas treat – here’s why…


News
Elderly man injured following a collision in Kings Heath on Boxing Day. 

27 Dec 17

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were dispatched to Vicarage Road, at around 1:30PM on Boxing Day, to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a car near Abbots Road.


Rugby
Pensioner suffers multiple injuries after being hit by car near Birmingham park 

27 Dec 17

Pedestrian, aged in his 70s, injured at the junction of Vicarage Road and Avenue Road near Kings Heath park…


Villa
Happy Christmas From Vital Villa 2017 

24 Dec 17

Happy Christmas From Vital Villa 2017 Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/12/2017 18:43:00 Well it’s that time of year again where folks wait for an old man with a beard and a jolly big red suit to break into your house via the chimney, empty…


News
Man detained under mental health act after pensioner stabbed in Tile Hill 

24 Dec 17

Police say the 74-year-old victim remains in a serious condition…


News
Man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing in Tile Hill 

23 Dec 17

A pensioner is in hospital after the incident last night…


News
Police reveal update on arrest after pensioner killed in Foleshill 

23 Dec 17

An 83-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene…


News
Bank card stolen from 97-year-old used in spending spree in Coventry 

22 Dec 17

The OAP is said to be absolutely distraught…


News
Driver arrested after pensioner dies in suspected hit-and-run in Coventry 

22 Dec 17

Police and paramedics were called to Foleshill Road shortly after 10pm on Thursday…


Council
Sign up for free swimming this winter 

22 Dec 17

Young and older people in Sandwell can register for free swimming this winter at any of Sandwell’s leisure centres across the borough.


Blog feature
Time to Think 

20 Dec 17

“I don’t even have time to think.


Local news
HMRC issues Christmas warning about gift card phone scam 

20 Dec 17

HM Revenue and Customs is urging people to stay safe during the festive period against a scam that is conning elderly and vulnerable people.


News
Elderly woman waited FOUR hours for ambulance after falling in street 

20 Dec 17

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was the second busiest day in the Trust’s history…


Events
All the Money in the World 

20 Dec 17

The story of the kidnapping of 16 year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.


Events
Finding Your Feet 

20 Dec 17

On the eve of retirement, a middle class, judgemental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives in an impoverished inner-city council estate.


Events
The Mercy 

20 Dec 17

Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst’s disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of travelling the world alone by sea.


Events
Phantom Thread 

19 Dec 17

Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious love life is disrupted by Alma, a young, strong-willed woman who becomes his muse and lover.


Council
Nursery in Rowley Regis brings Christmas joy to older people 

19 Dec 17

Rowley Regis children from Cornerstone Nursery have been spreading Christmas joy with older people in sheltered housing.


Rugby
Two hunted following ‘despicable’ murder of Sutton Coldfield pensioner 

18 Dec 17

Arthur ‘Bob’ Gumbley was beaten in his home in Endwood Drive, Little Aston in November and died last week…