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Rugby
Watch: Moment huge blaze engulfs car in Washwood Heath 

27 Mar 18

Blaze was caught on camera before fire crews arrived at scene…


FixMyStreet
Multiple areas of fly tipped rubbish, 26th March 

26 Mar 18

Fire service visited today and found multiple areas of fly tipping involving:-

Cannabis waste (soil, plants, ducting), settees, fridges, household waste, tyres (lorry and light vehicle 20+), asbestos sheeting.


Rugby
Police appeal after shots fired at Ladywood house 

26 Mar 18

Gunman opened fire in Ladywood road and damaged a property – but no-one was injured…


FixMyStreet
Flytipping Issue / Fire Hazard / Risk Of Needle Stick Injury, 26th March 

26 Mar 18

66 MAIN STREET SPARKBROOK BIRMINGHAM B11 1SH is currently vacant.


News
Police and Crime Commissioner to take control of Fire Service in Staffordshire 

26 Mar 18

TODAY it has been revealed that Matthew Ellis, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire is to take over the governance arrangements of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.


News
Landmark move as police to take control of fire service 

26 Mar 18

Changes will result in millions of pounds of annual savings in back-office administration but will ‘not affect frontline operations…


News
Police and Crime Commissioner says firefighters “should not be unduly worried” over change of governance for fire service 

26 Mar 18

Firefighters have been told they “should not be unduly worried” by plans to bring Staffordshire Fire and rescue Service under the control of the Police and Crime Commissioner.


News
Lichfield MP backs decision to give control of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to the Police and Crime Commissioner 

26 Mar 18

Lichfield’s MP has welcomed news that the Police and Crime Commissioner will take control of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.


News
At least 48 killed in Russian shopping centre fire with more missing 

26 Mar 18

A criminal investigation has begu…


FixMyStreet
Large amount fly tipped coniffers, 25th March 

25 Mar 18

Large amount of fly tipped conifers which has previously been set on fire by travellers site Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Holbeache Lane, Dudley Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Abandoned Car (burnt out), 25th March 

25 Mar 18

There is a black Ford Fiesta that has been abandoned for over a week.


News
Plea to parents to warn children of fire dangers 

23 Mar 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is urging parents to speak to their children about fire safety ahead of the Easter school holidays.


News
Staffordshire Police graded as ‘Good’ across a number of areas 

22 Mar 18

THE latest HMICFRS inspection has found Staffordshire Police to be “good at keeping people safe and reducing crime”.


Local news
[UPDATE] Cannabis farm found after severe house fire in Green Meadow Road 

22 Mar 18

Updated 2.30pm 22/3/18 West Midlands Police have confirmed that firefighters tackling a severe house fire in the early hours of this morning discovered cannabis plants in four rooms of the property.


Rugby
Weoley Castle house severely damaged by fire 

22 Mar 18

Fire crews called to Green Meadow Road in Weoley Castle just before 4am and were met by a severe fire…


Local news
Anglo-Saxon Day Helps Junior 4 Discover The Dark Ages 

22 Mar 18

On Thursday 8 March Junior 4 left modern day Britain behind to discover all about the Dark Ages.


Rugby
Firefighters tackle restaurant fire on Lozells Road 

21 Mar 18

Shoppers and commuters have been told to avoid the area…


News
Elderly woman killed in ‘severe’ Solihull house fire 

21 Mar 18

A passer-by raised the alarm after seeing smoke at the house during the early hours.


News
Witness appeal following serious road traffic collision in Lichfield 

20 Mar 18

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Lichfield on Friday (17 March).


News
Injuries reported after gunman opens fire inside Maryland school 

20 Mar 18

St Mary’s County sheriff’s spokeswoman Cpl Julie Yingling said there are injuries at Great Mills High School…


Rugby
Why Roadhouse rock venue fire is latest threat to Birmingham’s live music scene 

20 Mar 18

So many music and other venues have closed down in Birmingham over the years…


Rugby
No.50 bus diverted as fire breaks out in house in Moseley Road 

19 Mar 18

Police and fire crews at the scene…


Rugby
Roadhouse rock venue fire was suspected arson attack 

19 Mar 18

Fifty firefighters were at height of rock club fire in Kings Norton…


Local news
Roadhouse fire ‘thought to be deliberate’ – 50 firefighters tackled Kings Norton blaze 

19 Mar 18

West Midlands Fire Service have confirmed that a fire at a former Kings norton music venue last night is thought to have been set deliberately.


FixMyStreet
Trip hazzard, 19th March 

19 Mar 18

Broad Street city centre in-between reflex club corner and icc fire exits and near to a bus stop there is a lifted up paving slab creating a serious trip hazzard Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps…