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MASKED and hooded raiders are believed to have broken in to an army veteran's house and taken valuables as he slept. Alan Barry, who is a former soldier who served in Northern Ireland and worked in Afghanistan, has warned the thieves who broke in to his house in Maney Hill Road last Thursday (July 13) in the early hours and stole his prized BMW Coupe and expensive Omega watch that they were 'lucky I didn't wake up'. The 52-year was asleep when he believes six men who he called 'scrotes,...

Masked men hunted after raiding army veteran's home in Maney Hill...

THREE outdoor sites in Sutton Coldfield have retained their prestigious awards for meeting high standards and being well managed.New Hall Valley Country Park and Sutton Coldfield Crematorium have both received Green Flag status this year – among just 17 green spaces across the whole of Birmingham to do so as has and Blackwood Park in Streetly, within Walsall borough.The accolade, awarded by Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A...

New Hall Valley Country Park, Sutton Coldfield Crematorium &...

VULNERABLE man had a smartwatch taken in a brazen robbery in Erdington.The man who has learning difficulties had the smartwatch which was said to be a 'sentimental gift' snatched from his wrist in the New Oscott Stores branch of Premier Stores in The Hurstway on Sunday, July 2 at around 7pm.A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "The suspect was captured on CCTV and is believed to have taken a smartwatch off the wrist and then threatened the victim if he tried to follow him."The victim...

Brazen robber snatches smartwatch from man in New Oscott Stores...

A BOGUS workman who conned two elderly women, one in Erdington, is being hunted by police. The vile conman gained access to communal blocks of flats in Brookvale Road in Erdington last Saturday (July 15) at around 2pm to 3pm and then a day later committed a second offence in Pemberley Road in Acocks Green at around 6.15pm. In both incidents the suspect (pictured) had gained access by claiming he was from the water board investigating a leak in an adjacent property. Once he was granted...

Conman hunted after 'tricking' OAPs in Erdington and Acocks Green...

ANGRY residents across Sutton Coldfield have reacted with dismay after bin collections have been missed with one road in particular seemingly bearing the brunt of the current problems. The increase in missed bin collections was sparked in June after refuse collectors, who are members of the Unite Union, voted for a series of strikes following Birmingham City Council's decision to change their terms and conditions. The first day's strike took place on June 30 with a series of two-hour...

Anger as missed bin collections lead to bluebottles & stench...

A TASTE of America has been brought to the centre of Sutton Coldfield in a brand new diner that is more commonly seen by the seaside.Rolling in to Bishops Court by WH Smiths and House of Fraser is hot dog specialists Fat Franks which is cooking and serving from a classic 1982 VW Campervan.The pop-up eatery boasts an impressive menu specialising in American-style gourmet frankfurter hot dogs, soft ice creams, milkshakes and waffles and a delicious selection of grab and go snacks, soft drinks and...

Fat Franks VW Campervan American diner opens at the Gracechurch...