Latest News In Sutton Coldfield

20th Jul 2017
5:26pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Masked men hunted after raiding army veteran's home in Maney Hill...

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...

20th Jul 2017
6:30am

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

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 &...

19th Jul 2017
6:50pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Brazen robber snatches smartwatch from man in New Oscott Stores...

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...

19th Jul 2017
12:40pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Conman hunted after 'tricking' OAPs in Erdington and Acocks Green...

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...

19th Jul 2017
6:30am

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Anger as missed bin collections lead to bluebottles & stench...

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...

18th Jul 2017
6:30pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Fat Franks VW Campervan American diner opens at the Gracechurch...

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...

18th Jul 2017
6:30am

Sutton Coldfield Observer commented Cycling troublemakers at Streetly Academy in Sutton Coldfield...

CYCLING schoolchildren causing anti-social behaviour in Sutton Coldfield have been warned they will face possible exclusion from school if caught causing trouble on the roads. Members of Streetly Neighbourhood Watch have raised concerns with The Streetly Academy in Walsall borough after witnessing pupils on bikes misbehaving on the streets in recent weeks. Chantelle Birtwistle part of the Streetly Neighbourhood Watch Facebook forum posted on Wednesday (July 12): "I think something needs to...

Cycling troublemakers at Streetly Academy in Sutton Coldfield...

17th Jul 2017
6:09pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Police helicopter sent to Sutton Coldfield TWICE for Sutton Park...

THE POLICE helicopter was scrambled to Sutton Coldfield twice last weekend after a hunt for a missing person and a bizarre incident at a town beauty spot. The Birmingham airborne police team were first sent to the centre of the Royal Town around 5pm on Saturday (July 15) and was seen hovering near to the New Hall Valley area in a search for a missing person. The helicopter circled several times before heading off. West Midlands Police confirmed their helicopter team was sent to a missing...

Police helicopter sent to Sutton Coldfield TWICE for Sutton Park...

17th Jul 2017
5:16pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Popular The Boot Inn in Sutton Coldfield reopens after £329...

A POPULAR Sutton Coldfield pub reopened this weekend after having a huge refurbishment to make it a 'welcoming community venue'The Boot Inn in Rectory Road closed in June with speculation about its future after barriers went up outside the premises.Fears that it was going to be turned in to flats were allayed when pub operator, Punch Taverns, confirmed to the Observer that the pub was undergoing a £329,000 refit to 'broaden' its appeal.The venue reopened to the public on Friday (July 14)...

Popular The Boot Inn in Sutton Coldfield reopens after £329...

17th Jul 2017
4:09pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Girl rescued from TREE in Honiley Drive, Sutton Coldfield

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a five-year-old girl in Sutton Coldfield – after she got stuck up a TREE. The youngster climbed so high – 15 metres to be exact – that worried residents called 999 shortly after 8.30pm on Sunday, July 16. A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service told the Observer: "We were called to Honiley Drive in New Oscott at 8.41pm to reports of a young girl stuck in a tree.Another interesting incident. 5 year old girl stuck up a tree. Quickly rescued using...

Girl rescued from TREE in Honiley Drive, Sutton Coldfield

17th Jul 2017
11:47am

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Woman suffers multiple injuries after car crash in Little Sutton...

A CAR crashed in to a wall in Sutton Coldfield with a woman suffering multiple injuries and the road closed for several hours. The accident happened in Little Sutton Lane shortly after 11pm on Sunday (July 16) with the car, believed to be a Hyundai, careering off the road in to a wall. A 999 call was made at 11.24pm with the ambulance service and police attending the scene. A woman suffered a head injury, had a reduced level of consciousness, abdominal pain and cuts to her legs. West...

Woman suffers multiple injuries after car crash in Little Sutton...

16th Jul 2017
7:04pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Popular Bodega Cantina to open in Sutton Coldfield's former...

A RESTAURANT selling South American street food dishes is set to open in Sutton Coldfield.Bodega Cantina - which has an outlet in Bennett's Hill - is set to open a new eatery in Birmingham Road in the former Ripples bathroom store which has been vacant for some time.The Roya Town Mexican and South American restaurant and bar will be the fifth Bodega Bar and Cantina to open, since its flagship eatery opened in Birmingham in 2010. The independent turned chain has build up a solid reputation for...

Popular Bodega Cantina to open in Sutton Coldfield's former...

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