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FixMyStreet
Tennants dumping things hopefully to be taken by the bin men. Bins blocking pavement after emptying, 1st December 

1 Dec 17

I would like to report 2 things.


Local news
Jewellery photos released after OAP, 87, savagely beaten in his Sutton Coldfield home 

1 Dec 17

Arthur ‘Bob’ Gumbley has been taken to Good Hope Hospital after being robbed and attacked in his Sutton Coldfield home on November 21…


News
Almost one million older people feel lonelier at Christmas 

1 Dec 17

This is heartbreaking…


Local news
Frankley man jailed after violent attack on 72 year old man in West Heath street 

30 Nov 17

A Frankley man who robbed an unconscious pensioner of just a torch after a violent attack in a West Heath street – which only ended when bin men on their round arrived to help the victim – has been jailed.


Council
Stay well this winter 

30 Nov 17

Sandwell Council is supporting the national Stay Well This Winter campaign to help elderly people and those with long-term conditions prepare for colder temperatures.


News
Cowardly robber punched pensioner TWENTY TIMES in head before stealing torch 

30 Nov 17

Kenny Field rained blows on the 72-year-old man in the unprovoked attack on Redhill Road, West Heath…


News
Pensioner ‘badly injured’ after being hit by car in Tamworth 

27 Nov 17

Woman hurt after incident in Glascote Road, outside Coral…


Local news
Two OAPS banned from shopping centre after being caught in sex act in House of Fraser toilets 

26 Nov 17

Police were called and arrested Gerry Joyce, 68, and Charles Lowe, 73, after a female shop worker became suspicious and asked a security guard to check the toilets…


Blog comment
Pensioner suffering dementia missing from Walsall Wood – URGENT. 

24 Nov 17

This lovely old fellow is Graham Keith Robinson – He’s 82 and suffering with Dementia – he has gone missing from Lee Court, just off Brookland Road Walsall Wood and is still missing right now – 9:10pm, Friday 24th November 2017.


Rugby
Shocking pictures released of pensioner, 87, viciously beaten at Sutton Coldfield home 

22 Nov 17

87-year-old Arthur ‘Bob’ Gumbley has been taken to Good Hope Hospital…


News
Have you seen missing man John Mortimer? 

21 Nov 17

POLICE are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing pensioner, John Mortimer, from Shirly in the West Midlands.


Events
The Post 

20 Nov 17

A cover-up that spanned four U.


Events
Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri 

20 Nov 17

In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder, when they fail to catch the culprit.


Events
Molly’s Game 

20 Nov 17

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI agent.


News
Three people injured following a collision involving a bus and a van on Smethwick High Street.  

20 Nov 17

Two men and an elderly woman received treatment by ambulance staff this afternoon (20/11), after they were involved in a collision between a bus and a van.


News
Retirement housing provider saved £8m in five years for clients 

20 Nov 17

A retirement housing provider has saved £8 million in five years for older people – many from Solihull.


Events
Battle of the Sexes 

20 Nov 17

Battle of the Sexes The true story of the 1973 tennis match between world number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.


Local news
Your votes can help… 

18 Nov 17

Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell (BUDS) are bidding for funding from the AVIVA Community Fund, to enable them to provide iPad sessions for their day centres.


News
OAP is dragged behind car after his coat gets trapped inside 

16 Nov 17

Emergency services worked on the male patient for 45 minutes…


Rugby
Burglars con elderly woman in callous Sutton Coldfield house raid 

15 Nov 17

The two men visited the home in Hundred Acre Road and said they were there to complete some electrical work…


Rugby
Police hunt knifeman after pensioner stabbed in street attack 

15 Nov 17

The OAP was attacked on King
Street, near the junction with Birmingham New Road, on Monday…


News
Ammo-obsessed OAP whose bullets were linked to two murders was ‘like Breaking Bad of the gun world’ 

14 Nov 17

Paul Edmunds was drowning in 70k of debt…


Local news
Pensioner GUILTY of selling guns and bullets linked to two Birmingham murders 

14 Nov 17

Ammunition made by Paul Edmunds was recovered by detectives from 100 crime scenes across the country…


News
OAP whacks bogus caller with walking stick in Walsall 

13 Nov 17

According to police officers bogus callers have been doing the rounds in the area…


News
Air ambulance lands in Tamworth after woman injured in fall 

13 Nov 17

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent to scene as pensioner suffers broken leg…