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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.


Blog feature
Here’s to Dads and Gawa 

17 Jun 18

We’re celebrating at the double today to mark Father’s Day and the third birthday of our male red panda, Gawa.


News
Runway closed at Birmingham Airport after emergency landing. 

16 Jun 18

Birmingham Airport has closed its runway after an emergency landing.


Rugby
The reason for emergency landing which closed Birmingham Airport runway 

16 Jun 18

Fire trucks met the plane on the ground…


News
Fire crews remain at Ryton-on-Dunsmore scrap metal blaze 

16 Jun 18

About 70 firefighters tackled the blaze which closed Coventry Airport for an hour.


Rugby
Entire Birmingham city centre hotel evacuated after hair dryer catches fire 

16 Jun 18

Fire and ambulance crews were called to the Holiday Inn on Friday night after a fire broke out on the 7th floor…


News
Huge scrap metal fire shuts Coventry Airport 

15 Jun 18

Smoke from the fire can be seen for miles around and drivers are being warned to take care.


Local news
Visualised: every MP tweet and Facebook update about Grenfell, one year on 

14 Jun 18

One year after the Grenfell tower fire Birmingham Eastside decided to find out which MPs have continued to talk about the topic throughout the past 12 months on Twitter and Facebook.


Rugby
Smoke billows from home in devastating house fire in Crayford Road, Kingstanding 

13 Jun 18

Due to the severity of the fire, the occupier – a woman – had to rehoused by the council…


Local news
Reminder to keep mirrors out of direct sunlight to reduce home fire risk 

11 Jun 18

With the sun a more frequent visitor in recent weeks, its worth a reminder to keep mirrors in your home away from the sun’s rays.


FixMyStreet
Dumped chairs and storage draws, 11th June 

11 Jun 18

At the car park leading off Campville Grove is a dumped pale brown 3 seater plus plastic draws and also some wood.


Rugby
‘We face same problems as Grenfell firefighters’ says Birmingham fire commander 

10 Jun 18

West Midlands Fire Service is set to strike after 90 per cent of union members voted in favour of industrial action…


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8 Jun 18

Television show.


FixMyStreet
Trip hazzard, 8th June 

8 Jun 18

Broad Street city centre near to icc fire escape steps couple of lifted up paving slabs creating a serious trip hazzard to public Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Living Room, 275 Broad Street…


FixMyStreet
Flytipping on Darkhouse Lane, 6th June 

6 Jun 18

There’s a fridge freezer which looks to have been set on fire along with some other items at the side of Darkhouse Lane in Coseley between Bell Street and Havacre Lane.


News
Warning after smoking materials causes fire in which a man died 

6 Jun 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents of the four fatal fire factors after a man died at his home in Stafford.


Rugby
Gracechurch Shopping Centre in Sutton Coldfield evacuated due to a fire 

5 Jun 18

Shoppers and staff were cleared from the centre after a blaze broke out in the basement…


News
West Midlands Mayor will take charge of fire and police services by 2020 

5 Jun 18

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner post will be axed, with the region’s mayor taking over…


News
Pensioner taken to hospital 

4 Jun 18

Firefighters rushed to the scene in Penkridge after reports of the fire in Orchard Crescent just after 5…


Blog feature
Otterly gorgeous! 

30 May 18

It’s World Otter Day and when better to celebrate our otterly adorable otter family than during Love Your Zoo Week? DZG visitors can learn more about our Asiatic short-clawed otter dad Buddy, mum Keyah and their two youngsters in a special feed and…


Rugby
This is how to recover from a flood after Birmingham pummelled by huge thunderstorms 

27 May 18

West Midlands Fire Service have received more than 900 calls…


Rugby
Birmingham flash floods sparks huge rise in emergency calls – advice from ambulance and fire services 

27 May 18

West Midlands Ambulance Service have seen a sudden rise in 999 calls…


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Fire and clay: A lost history unfolds 

27 May 18

I see that there David Evans is hot on the local history trail now his beloved Walsall Wood FC have hung up the boots for the summer – and yesterday he sent me a lovely article on a bit of local history that interests many, and is of continual …


FixMyStreet
Tipped household waste, 27th May 

27 May 18

Bags of old food and nappies tipped and burst just behind fence .