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Local news
Man arrested on suspicion of assault after stand off on Weoley Castle roof 

2 Jul 18

Emergency services flooded a Weoley Castle street after a man – wanted in relation to an earlier call – was found on the roof of a house late last night (Sunday 1st July).


News
Residents and firefighters forced to tackle grass fire near homes in Lichfield 

2 Jul 18

Firefighters have tackled a grass fire on land in Lichfield.


Rugby
Fifteen firefighters at Selly Oak tower block blaze 

30 Jun 18

The fire happened on Abdon Avenue in Selly Oak…


Rugby
40 firefighters battle massive fire in Aston – what we know so far 

30 Jun 18

The blaze – described as a large-scale incident by West Midlands Fire Service – broke out in a builder’s yard on Albert Road, Aston…


Local news
[In Pictures] A busy day for local firefighters: Rubery quarry, tower block, major recycling plant 

30 Jun 18

After a hot and sunny week, local firefighters had a busy day yesterday as temperatures topped over 26ºC (Friday 29th June).


Rugby
Eight pets rescued after fire spreads to four homes in Winson Green 

30 Jun 18

It started as a shed fire in Kent Street North…


News
Overturned lorry causes closure of road in Burntwood 

29 Jun 18

An overturned lorry has forced the closure of a road in Burntwood.


Rugby
Watch: Dramatic scenes as firefighters battle city chip shop blaze 

29 Jun 18

No serious injuries reported after fire at Abids Chip Shop in Bordesley Green…


Rugby
Police probing fire at MST Trade Centre car showroom in Yardley 

29 Jun 18

Late-night blaze at car dealership…


FixMyStreet
Cars park inconsiderately and dangerously!, 29th June 

29 Jun 18

Lyons Grove is turning into a car park! People outside of the road who don’t live there park their cars very dangerously.


Rugby
Nine cars destroyed in midnight fire at business near Small Heath Highway 

29 Jun 18

Twenty firefighters sent to the scene of blaze…


News
Large grass fire at Kinver Edge 

28 Jun 18

The National Trust site warned visitors against barbecues, campfires and discarding cigarettes in light of the blaze…


Local news
[VIDEO] Fire crews tackle huge fire at Rubery quarry 

27 Jun 18

Firefighters tackled a huge fire on public land at the former Rubery Quarry site in Rubery this afternoon (Tuesday 26th June).


News
Search of Staffordshire lake continues for missing 13-year-old boy 

26 Jun 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Police have this afternoon confirmed that the boy missing at Westport Lake is 13-year-old Ryan Evans, from Stoke-on-Trent.


Rugby
Watch: ‘Out-of-control’ garden fire rages in Four Oaks sparking worries of ‘threat to life’ 

26 Jun 18

The fire happened just before 4pm on Monday afternoon…


News
Sutton Coldfield farm fire could be seen for miles 

25 Jun 18

Plumes of thick black smoke could be seen from Birmingham’s city centre, about 13 miles away.


Rugby
This is why huge plumes of smoke could be seen over Birmingham today 

25 Jun 18

Fifty firefighters rushed to the scene on Holly Lane, Sutton Coldfield following a dramatic fire at a farm…


News
Birmingham fire: Firefighters tackle warehouse blaze 

24 Jun 18

The fire in Birmingham involved plastics and paint and took several hours to bring under control.


Rugby
Huge fire in Birmingham: 75 firefighters called to severe blaze in Duddeston as smoke seen across city 

24 Jun 18

A fire at an industrial unit started late last night…


FixMyStreet
Paving slabs, 23rd June 

23 Jun 18

Broad Street city centre near to icc fire escape steps onto broad street and near bus stops are these dangerous paving slabs that have been reported before and have still not been fixed these need looking at asap please Nearest road to the …


News
Huge plumes of black smoke in Birmingham as tyres on fire 

22 Jun 18

More than 30 people had called 999 to report the blaze on Friday, West Midlands Fire Service said.


Rugby
Watch: Police uncover £138k cannabis factory at fire-hit Erdington house 

19 Jun 18

Firefighters were originally called to a fire at a house in Church Road…


Blog politics
Windrush Public Services Day Exhibition 

18 Jun 18

This week sees a number of events in Birmingham celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush – celebrating the journeys and lives of those who came to help rebuild the country after the Second World War.


Business
Enter our Kindle competition at the Made in the Midlands Expo 

18 Jun 18

Interested in packaging and want to win a Kindle Fire 7? If you visit our stand at the Made in the Midlands Expo on 21st June and leave us with your business details, you’ll be entered in our prize draw!Visit stand 160 to winYou’ll find the…


News
River warning after scrap metal blaze near Ryton-on-Dunsmore 

17 Jun 18

Environment Agency staff check the River Avon for pollution following a large fire.