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Firefighters tackle blaze at Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield 

23 Apr 18

The fire took hold on the model aircraft field near Boldmere Gate…


News
Warning not to leave batteries charging overnight after Tamworth fire 

20 Apr 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is warning residents not to leave batteries charging overnight following a fire in Tamworth.


FixMyStreet
Burnt out abandoned car, 20th April 

20 Apr 18

Fire in a car 19th April 2017.


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how to use video and target facebook groups to get results 

20 Apr 18

There is no doubting the importance of video to connect with an audience.


News
Lichfield and Burntwood MP relieved costly challenge to decision to switch fire service governance to Police and Crime Commissioner has been avoided 

17 Apr 18

Michael Fabricant Lichfield and Burntwood’s MP says he is delighted taxpayers’ money will not be wasted on a challenge to plans to give the Police and Crime Commissioner control of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.


Blog comment
Proportional representation: Nancy Platts 

16 Apr 18

The West Midlands New Economics blog draws attention to a message from  Nancy Platts, a Labour Party councillor, who has worked for London Fire Brigade, Daycare Trust and Consumer Focus.


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Review: Arcade Fire at the Genting Arena – a sensory spectacle from one of the best bands in the world 

16 Apr 18

Even by their own eccentric standards, 2017 was an odd year for Arcade Fire – but how did they do in Birmingham this Sunday night…


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Man arrested after gunman opened fire at a Texaco petrol station 

13 Apr 18

Audi driver was injured in a shooting at Coventry Road garage in Yardley…


Blog feature
Fire hose fun 

13 Apr 18

Keepers got to grips with fire hose to produce a heart-shaped enrichment device for our animals.


News
Watch: Moment 23 Drillas gang member opens fire at party – to show off 

12 Apr 18

Yusupha Sarr who has been jailed also fired a sawn-off shotgun at a rival…


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Police step up patrols after gunman opens fire at Texaco petrol station in Yardley 

11 Apr 18

Officers set to stop and search anyone in the area they suspect to be connected with violent crime spree…


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Gunman opens fire at Texaco petrol station in Yardley – what we know so far 

10 Apr 18

Pictures from the scene show evidence markers inside the car wash at the site and also what is believed to be bullet holes…


News
Man scarred for life after tackling fire urges others not to make same mistake 

9 Apr 18

A STAFFORDSHIRE man who was seriously injured when tackling a fire in his home is urging others not to do the same in order to support Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Get Out Stay Out campaign.


News
Residents urged to fit carbon monoxide alarms after tragic death 

7 Apr 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service are reminding residents of the importance of having working carbon monoxide alarms after an incident in Cannock.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish dumped behind Kwikfit garages on Cash’s Lane, 4th April 

4 Apr 18

Large gas canister, fire extinguisher, old trade paint tubs, etc all dumped behind car garages – accessed via Cash’s Lane.


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Aston Villa findings: Ten for Hourihane; BB’s on fire; Kodjia and Hogan both impress 

4 Apr 18

Steve Bruce’s troops breezed past Reading and are still in with a shout of automatic promotion…


News
Fire crews tackle ‘severe’ factory blaze in Wolverhampton 

3 Apr 18

Residents are warned to keep windows and doors shut because of large amounts of smoke.


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Almost 500 Erdington homes without power after underground fire 

2 Apr 18

Huge power cut after electricity box saw St Thomas Road and Slade Road cordoned off…


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Erdington roads closed as smoke rises from pavement in underground fire 

2 Apr 18

Entrance of St Thomas Road and Slade Road cordoned off by West Midlands Fire Service…


Local news
[Video] Two arrested following Kings Heath Dixy Chicken explosion 

1 Apr 18

Two men have been arrested following an explosion at a fast food shop in Kings Heath High Street last night (Friday 31st March).


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Four adults and a child trapped in lift during tower block fire in Erdington 

1 Apr 18

Fire crews were called to the fire at Kentmere Tower…


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Major fire caused by suspected gas explosion at Dixy Chicken in Birmingham 

1 Apr 18

It happened in Kings Heath…


Local news
Goodbye, Phil! Northfield fire station watch commander retires after 30 years service 

31 Mar 18

A watch commander from Northfield Fire Station has retired today (Saturday 31st March) after 30 years as part of West Midlands Fire Service.


Local news
#PositiveSWBrum Community spirited firefighter receives 25 year service award 

28 Mar 18

A West Midlands Fire Service firefighter – well known for his commitment to community work – has received his 25 year service award.


News
Harrowing footage released of woman going into burning flat 

28 Mar 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has released harrowing CCTV footage of a Staffordshire woman’s last moments to encourage residents to Get Out Stay Out in the event of a fire.