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Empty Homes Success
Birminghams success in bringing 1,400 privately owned empty properties back into use has given a massive boost to the citys housing stock and brough...
Posted On:  24 June, 2014
Tunnel Closures in Birmingham City Centre
This summer, essential refurbishment work will be completed in order to bring the A38 St Chad's and Queensway tunnels through Birmingham up to modern ...
Posted On:  24 June, 2014
Dispersal Order Granted to Neighbourhood Policing Team
OFFICERS from the City Centre neighbourhood policing team have been granted a dispersal order to help tackle anti-social behaviour in Birmingham City ...
Posted On:  28 November, 2013
Police Need Help Identifying Suspect
DETECTIVES investigating a number of needle attacks on women in Birmingham city centre have released an image of a suspect following the latest incide...
Posted On:  28 November, 2013
Sutton Coldfield Lea Marston & Abbey Hotel - Service Excellence Winners at Midlands Family Business Awards
The 4 star Lea Marston Hotel & Spa in Sutton Coldfield, along with its sister hotel, The Abbey Hotel Golf & Spa in Redditch, are delighted to have bee...
Posted On:  28 November, 2013
A Traditional Lichfield Christmas
The Christmas season is upon us once again, and having done extensive research on your behalf, we can happily announce that there is nowhere better th...
Posted On:  07 November, 2013
Christmas Time in Sutton Coldfield
Alsmost December, and another merry Christmas is ringing in. Have you started (or finished!) your Christmas shopping. Are you planning a special night...
Posted On:  07 November, 2013
Trick or treat no thanks
HALLOWEEN is nearly here and West Midlands Police is asking the Sutton Coldfield's youngsters to think about their actions and show consideration for ...
Posted On:  24 October, 2013
Probation maps a smart future for Community Payback
Staffordshire and West Midlands (SWM) Probation Trust has invented an app to help the public choose what Community Payback work criminals do.
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Posted On:  22 October, 2013
Phone courier "police" scammers targeting elderly in Birmingham
SCAMMERS who pretend to be police officers in order to trick people into handing over their bank cards to a fake courier are targeting the elderly i...
Posted On:  10 October, 2013
Police at Birmingham Airport trained to spot signs of forced marriage
FOR young people in the West Midlands who are being forced into marriage against their will, the airport is often the last opportunity for them to bre...
Posted On:  10 October, 2013
Andrew Mitchell MP thanks Sutton Coldfields carers and opens their annual convention in Sutton
Andrew Mitchell MP opened Sutton Coldfields Carers Week Event on Friday 22 June, with local Councillor, Margaret Waddington to thank carers across Su...
Posted On:  05 July, 2012
Last Chance For Boundary Views
Today is the last opportunity for you to lodge any conserns or views about the recent proposed changes to the boundaries affecting the Sutton Coldfiel...
Posted On:  03 April, 2012
New Advice Service for over 45's
Age Concern has launched a new advice line and website service for people aged over 45 called First Call Birmingham. The aim is to inform people of a...
Posted On:  03 April, 2012
Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell presents Sport England cheque
Andrew Mitchell MP visited Sutton Coldfield Tennis Club to present a cheque for 50,000 from Sport England as part of their programme to deliver a Lon...
Posted On:  03 April, 2012
Potters stars' surprise visit makes Sutton Coldfield school day magical
Harry Potter star Rupert Grint swapped Hogwarts for Sutton's Bishop Walsh this week when he surprised students with a magical distraction from lesson...
Posted On:  16 December, 2011
Sutton Coldfield Bus passengers unusual journey
Unusual Sutton Coldfield Journey - Sutton Coldfield bus passengers were treated to an unusual journey when under cover actors burst into character to ...
Posted On:  16 December, 2011
LAST CHANCE TO GET HOLD OF INSPIRATIONAL SUTTON COLDFIELD CALENDAR
Stuck for a Christmas gift idea then why not support a local charity and purchase a copy of the Cancer Support Centres Inspirational Sutton Coldfie...
Posted On:  13 December, 2011
Bonfire Night - With a Bonfire
If you feel disappointed that Pype Hayes Park, nr Sutton Coldfield, will have fireworks but no fire, why not try out Sutton Coldfield Rugby Club. Wit...
Posted On:  03 November, 2011
Local Holly to Make a Festive Home
Did you know that Sutton Park has some beautiful holly and although you should not pick it for yourself there is an opportunity for you to aquire some...
Posted On:  27 October, 2011
Bonfire Night Celebration without the Bonfire??
Many Sutton Coldfield residents take the annual trip to Pype Hayes Park to enjoy the heat from the roaring bonfire whilst gasping at the firework disp...
Posted On:  23 October, 2011
Charity Begins at Home in Sutton Coldfield
Did you know that Sutton Coldfield Municipal Charities has been around since 1886 although its history can be traced back to 1528? Its amazing that t...
Posted On:  22 October, 2011
Ye-Hah! Bucking Bronco raises funds for St Giles Hospice
Daring equestrian enthusiasts put their riding skills to the ultimate test at a rip-roaring rodeo in aid of St Giles Hospice.

Riders s...
Posted On:  21 October, 2011
Sutton Coldfield Residents need to have their say over Boundary Review
Andrew Mitchell MP has urged Sutton Coldfield residents to have their say on constituency boundary changes by contributing to the Boundary Commission...
Posted On:  20 October, 2011
Sutton Coldfield Charity Ball raises over 2,500 for Children's Hospital
Sutton Coldfield marketing agency Reflection Marketing hosted their second annual Charity Ball in aid of Birmingham Childrens Hospital on Friday nigh...
Posted On:  15 June, 2011
Great Midlands Fun Run Sutton Coldfield
A father and son are taking part in the Sutton Coldfield based Great Midlands Fun run aiming to raise cash for a charity after the youngest member of ...
Posted On:  03 June, 2011
Sutton Coldfield singer and Paul McCartney
A Sutton Coldfield singer who was selected from 5,000 applicants for one of 20 places at Paul McCartneys performing arts school is appealing for help...
Posted On:  03 June, 2011
Girl injured following Sutton Coldfield car crash
A teenage girl has been seriously hurt after a car careered off the road to the edge of a ditch near Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.

The ...
Posted On:  01 June, 2011
Birmingham Bank Holiday weekend
Birmingham is gearing up for one of the busiest Bank Holiday weekends of the year with major events taking place including the Lord Mayors Show, Birm...
Posted On:  26 May, 2011
Sutton Coldfield homes evacuated after gas leak
A dozen residents had to leave their homes in Sutton Coldfield overnight after a fire caused a pipe to split and leak gas.

Firefighters...
Posted On:  19 May, 2011
The Sutton Coldfield man reviving the success of the milk round
Some might assume the milk round is a dying trade but not Sutton Coldfield businessman Phil Mitchell.
Phil Mitchell admits that getting up a...
Posted On:  05 April, 2011
Sutton Coldfield magistrate in custody
A Sutton Coldfield magistrate who was once hailed as a have-a-go hero and given a national award was today in custody accused of blackmail, possessing...
Posted On:  04 April, 2011
Two Sutton Coldfield fire fighters sent to Japan
Sutton Coldfield firefighters fly to Japan to aid tsunami rescue mission

Two Sutton Coldfield fire fighters are part of the UK team sen...
Posted On:  17 March, 2011
Council tax is frozen
A promise to freeze council tax by the Birmingham City Council leader.

Mike Whitby is head of the council's Conservative - Liberal Demo...
Posted On:  22 February, 2011
Police offer 10,000 reward in hunt for post office robber
A 10,000 reward is on offer for information leading to the conviction of a robber who repeatedly attacked a post office worker.

The in...
Posted On:  22 February, 2011
WALMLEY FUNDRAISER IS REMEMBERED
The funeral took place recently of a leading volunteer fund raiser for the local John Taylor Hospice.

Ken Stokes aged 79 from Walmley, ...
Posted On:  02 February, 2011
Sutton Coldfield library must re-open

Suton Coldfield residents say they are very happy that the council has been forced to take action over Sutton Coldfields popular library.
Posted On:  23 January, 2011
Local man hurt in Erdington attack
A local man aged 47 was left with a bleed on the brain after he was punched in the face in a brutal attack on Birmingham's Erdington High Street.
Posted On:  21 January, 2011
Sutton Coldfield businesses not keen on Sutton Coldfield BID plans
Local businesses are skeptical over plans to make Sutton Coldfield Centre a BID.

Mike Bushell, the manager of Sutton Town Centre Partne...
Posted On:  21 January, 2011
Sutton Coldfield marathon man to increase LAM awareness
A Sutton Coldfield man is running in the 2011 London Marathon to support his sister who is battling two of the worlds rarest and incurable diseases.<...
Posted On:  21 January, 2011
Sutton Coldfield pensioner awarded compensation for leather sofa burns - local news
A Sutton Coldfield pensioner has been awarded 1,800 in compensation after receiving toxic burns from his sofa.

76 year old William Jor...
Posted On:  03 January, 2011
1.3m redevelopment for historic Sutton Coldfield chapel - local news
A Sutton Coldfield church is due to relocate this month to allow a 1.3 million redevelopment of its town centre chapel.

The Sutton Co...
Posted On:  03 January, 2011
Sutton Coldfield swimmers take the plunge in Sutton Parks icy pool - local news
Crazy Sutton Coldfield swimmers braved sub-zero temperatures for an annual festive plunge yesterday as the country enjoyed a white Christmas.
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Posted On:  26 December, 2010
Local justice in Sutton Coldfield is brought to an end.
Sutton Coldfield Magistrates Court will close after 50 years.

The Ministry of Justice confirmed on Tuesday that the Sutton Codlfield Ma...
Posted On:  18 December, 2010
New born babies safe at Sutton Coldfield's Good Hope hospital
New born babies at Sutton Coldfields Good Hope Hospital are being electronically tagged.

The ankle tags are an additional security meas...
Posted On:  18 December, 2010
Sutton Coldfield home owner slams council tactics ar Sutton coldfield recycling centre
Sutton Coldfield businessman Chris Hendon is concerned the council may make unannounced visits on tip users to check waste.

AN ANGRY ho...
Posted On:  17 December, 2010
Officer wants homes to be as safe as houses at Christmas
Father Christmas better watch out when he heads to Great Barr this Christmas as his trip down the chimney could trigger a strobe light, an ear-piercin...
Posted On:  01 December, 2010
Police launch Christmas drink drive crackdown
Designated drivers will be offered a buy one get one free deal on soft drinks in pubs as part of the Government's Christmas campaign to crack down on ...
Posted On:  01 December, 2010
Sutton Coldfield Calenders
A talented local photographer's popular Sutton Coldfield calendar has a touch of magic this year with a photograph captured as he Potter-ed in the nat...
Posted On:  30 November, 2010
50 criminals in Sutton Coldfield, Erdington and Kingstanding arrested
Operation Crackdown has led to 50 criminals in Sutton, Erdington and Kingstanding, Birmingham being arrested and 16,000 of outstanding fines paid.
Posted On:  29 November, 2010
Animal Advice For Firework Season in Sutton Coldfield
This time of year can be very frightening for animals and there is some sound advice for helping your pets to keep calm.

1. KEEP YOUR C...
Posted On:  04 November, 2010
Andrew Mitchell MP meets with Chief Fire Officer
Mr Mitchell visited West Midlands Fire Service Headquarters in Birmingham and met with the Chief Fire Officer, Vij Randeniya.

During t...
Posted On:  03 November, 2010
Magistrates Closure Not Yet Finalised
The decision to close Sutton Coldfield Magistrates Court is still not finalised. It has been suggested that Birmingham Magistrate Court could absorb ...
Posted On:  03 November, 2010
Holland House Infant School and Nursery receives visit from Sutton Coldfield MP
Andrew Mitchell MP recently visited Sutton Coldfields Holland House Infant School and Nursery to tour the school and speak to staff and pupils at the...
Posted On:  21 October, 2010
Sutton Coldfield Hosts Charity Santa Dash
On Sunday 5th December there will be hundreds of Sanata's dashing through Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield. The event organised by Diabetes UK is a vita...
Posted On:  14 October, 2010
Police vow to ban 30 street brawlers from every town pub, following Sutton Coldield nightclub brawl
Police are investigating a violent outbreak in which two groups of 15 men were locked in a violent clash outside the Reflex nightclub.

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Posted On:  09 October, 2010
The Sutton Coldfield girl who loses her skin 14 times every day
Annabelle is smothered with cream every day to make her condition bearable

A five-year-old Sutton Coldfield girl with a rare genetic di...
Posted On:  04 October, 2010
Sutton Coldfield Residents Urged To Register Vote
Did you know that failing to register on the electoral roll may affect your ability to get credit, a mortgage or even a mobile phone? Each autumn Bir...
Posted On:  23 September, 2010
New Chief Executive at Good Hope Hospital
Dr Mark Newbold is the new Chief Executive of the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, at Sutton Coldfields Good Hope Hospital.

Sut...
Posted On:  22 September, 2010
Sutton Coldfield's Little Aston Hospital, New Radiotherapy Facility - local news
CANCER SPECIALISTS SAY RADIOTHERAPY SHOULD NO LONGER BE THE CINDERELLA OF CANCER TREATMENT

Radiotherapy specialist, CancerPartnersUK, i...
Posted On:  10 September, 2010
Aston Villa sign new manager - local news
Aston Villa have confirmed the appointment of experienced French tactician Gerard Houllier as their new manager.

This Birmingham Footb...
Posted On:  08 September, 2010
Rejected Sutton Coldfield based Britain's Got Talent hopeful fails in discrimination bid - local news
A Britain's Got Talent wannabe failed yesterday in her bid to take her case for discrimination to a tribunal.

Emma Czikai accused Simon...
Posted On:  04 September, 2010
Sutton Coldfield students make the grade - local news
GCSE results were announced on Tuesday to the joy of thousands of local Sutton Coldfield teenagers kept in suspense over the summer.

U...
Posted On:  04 September, 2010
Anger growing over Sutton Coldfield language course cuts - local news
Sutton Coldfield based adult learners are furious after Birmingham Metropolitan College s disgraceful decision to cut all adult language classes.
Posted On:  03 September, 2010
Sutton Coldfield Town make FA Cup progress - local news
Sutton Coldfield Town made FA Cup progress at the weekend with a 3-2 victory at Bewdley. The Royals are being sponsored this season by Wylde Green Rot...
Posted On:  03 September, 2010
Sutton Coldiield Comedy nights a local laugh - local news
Comedy Junction nights at The Sutton Coldfield Station Pub are providing laughs with helpings of frivolity.

Critically acclaimed comics...
Posted On:  02 September, 2010
Three injured as cars collide on A446 near Sutton Coldfield - local news

Two males and one female were injured when two cars collided in Sutton Coldfield north Birmingham.

The incident happened on the...
Posted On:  02 September, 2010
Sutton Coldfield Student tunes in to hear A-level results - local news
A Sutton Coldfield student, heard her A-level results for the first time when they were read out live on Kerrrang! radio.

Shannon Grean...
Posted On:  01 September, 2010
Speaking out, against Sutton Coldfield court closure - local news
Sutton Coldfields top magistrate has teamed up with Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell MP to condemn the governments plans to shut our courts.
Posted On:  31 August, 2010
Sutton Coldfield Town centre has a butchers at last! - local news
Sutton Coldfield centre finally has its own butchers.

SJA Meat, Poultry and Fish, a new butchers in Sutton Coldfields InShops markets, ...
Posted On:  24 August, 2010
Sutton Coldfield Banner joy is spoilt by loss of Aston Villa boss - local news
A SUTTON Coldfield teenagers banner of Aston Villa's Martin ONeill has been seen by thousands after it was picked out by press photographers and TV ...
Posted On:  23 August, 2010
Give blood in Mere Green , Sutton Coldfield - local news
Sutton Coldfield Centre to host next sessions for donors

Blood donors are being asked to help save a life by giving blood in Sutton Col...
Posted On:  22 August, 2010
Police warning for Sutton Coldfield and Erdington sports car owners - local news
Police issue warning after rise in theft of high-end sports cars
HIGH-PERFORMANCE sports car owners in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington are being...
Posted On:  22 August, 2010
Sutton Coldfield mother of six suffering from terminal cancer marries life long partner - local news
A 'MAGICAL' wedding day was enjoyed by a Sutton Coldfield mum-of-six suffering from terminal cancer as she married her lifelong partner last weekend.<...
Posted On:  21 August, 2010
Argument to close Sutton Coldfield court is flawed says Sutton Coldfield,s MP - local news
THE basis for the planned closure of Sutton Coldfield Magistrates' Court is 'fundamentally flawed', Sutton Coldfield town's MP has said in a letter wr...
Posted On:  20 August, 2010
Rain puts dampner on Sutton Coldfield hopes - local news
Sutton Coldfields fight for survival in the Birmingham League was put on hold this week after rain completely washed out their game with Coleshill.
Posted On:  20 August, 2010
Sutton Coldfields support for Sutton Coldfield magazine - local news
Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell has highlighted the need to support local Sutton Coldfield business during these challenging times and praised pub...
Posted On:  15 August, 2010
Rare print at Sutton Coldfield Auction boosts charity funds - local news
Sutton Coldfiled charity auction organisers received a pleasant surprise when a rare print sold for much more than expected.

The Birmin...
Posted On:  14 August, 2010
Sutton Coldfield arson attacks - local news
Recent arson attacks in Sutton Coldfield were discussed when Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell set up a special meeting with the regions Arson Task...
Posted On:  12 August, 2010
Tasty target smashed by Sutton Coldfield restaurant - local news
BIG-HEARTED staff at a Sutton Coldfield restaurant have smashed an ambitious fund raising target as part of a two-year challenge - and they still have...
Posted On:  27 July, 2010
Rail death man faced eviction for Sutton Coldfield Home - local news

A JURY returned an open verdict into the death of a 53-year-old man hit by a train at Sutton Coldfield railway station.

Dad-o...
Posted On:  24 July, 2010
Sutton Library Closure Doesn't Stop Holiday Fun - local news
We recently reported that Sutton Coldfield Library was closed indefinately whilst urgent repairs are undertaken. Each year the library provides vario...
Posted On:  22 July, 2010
A Caring award for Sutton Coldfield nurse - local news

Going beyond the call of duty for a patient is worthy of recognition.

Ruth Creber, a nurse at Sutton Coldfield,s Good Hope Ho...
Posted On:  20 July, 2010
Sutton Coldfields Recommended Magazine celebrates! - local news
The Sutton Coldfield's advertising experts at Recommended Magazine are celebrating two years of publishing Recommended Magazine.

Recomm...
Posted On:  02 July, 2010
British Heart Foundation Appeal For More Donations - local news
Did you know there are two British Heart Foundation shops local to Sutton Coldfield? They rely on generous donations from the Sutton Coldfield public...
Posted On:  01 July, 2010
Sutton Coldfield's Magistrate Court threatened with closure - local news
Sutton Coldfield's magistrates' court is once again threatened with closure, eight years after a successful campaign saved it from the axe. The buildi...
Posted On:  01 July, 2010
Sutton Coldfield Library Closure - local news
Sutton Coldfield Library is currently closed with no date for reopening yet available. Due to urgent remedial repairs needed to the building in which ...
Posted On:  29 June, 2010
Survival kits for Sutton Coldfield MPs - local news
Sutton Coldfield and Erdington based VALUE shop 99p Store is selling survival kits to MPs sweating on marginal seats.


The branc...
Posted On:  04 May, 2010
Sutton Coldfield MP promises to carry on his hard work - local news
Andrew Mitchell, who was elected as MP for Sutton Coldfield in 2001, has vowed to continue his work in parliament to make sure Sutton Coldfields conc...
Posted On:  16 April, 2010
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