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19th Sep 2017
5:13pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer commented Former BHS store in Sutton Coldfield's Gracechurch Centre to...

A LANDMARK shop unit in Sutton Coldfield town centre previously occupied by a major high street retailer before it went into administration last year is to become a HUGE new art gallery.The former BHS store in The Gracechurch Centre will be taken over by Direct Art Action next month and will be based at the site for a year.The prime unit, in The Parade, will give local, regional and international artists a space to showcase their work in the heart of the Royal Town.The ground floor will be...

Former BHS store in Sutton Coldfield's Gracechurch Centre to...

18th Sep 2017
5:57pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer commented Three people injured in horror smash in Gravelly Hill North,...

THREE people were injured after a horror smash in Erdington.The serious collision happened in Gravelly Hill North at around 2.20pm last Thursday (September 14).Emergency services said seat belts had saved the lives of those involved in the two-car collision. Fortunately, the occupants only suffered minor injuries.A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "We were called out at 2.22pm to Gravelly Hill North in Erdington. It was a 999 call to reports of a road traffic...

Three people injured in horror smash in Gravelly Hill North,...

18th Sep 2017
4:06pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Two suffer knife wounds after 'fight' by Royal Oak Pub in Marsh...

A MAN and a woman suffered knife injuries following a 'fight' by a pub in Erdington. A 31-year-old man suffered stab injuries to his back and a 30-year-old woman had lacerations to her arm following the disturbance by the Royal Oak Pub in Marsh Lane at around 11pm on Saturday (September 16). Two men were arrested following the incident. A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "Officers were called to reports of a fight outside the Royal Oak Pub in Marsh Lane at just after 11pm on...

Two suffer knife wounds after 'fight' by Royal Oak Pub in Marsh...

18th Sep 2017
1:15pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Woman taken to hospital after crash by McDonald's at Bassetts...

A woman was taken to hospital after a crash outside a fast food restaurant near Sutton Coldfield.The woman was driving a Volvo 4x4 when it hit the central reservation on the A446 London Road by Bassetts Pole and collided with a bollard at around 8pm on Friday (September 15).An ambulance and paramedic support officer were sent to the scene with Warwickshire Police also in attendance.A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "A 33-year-old woman had got out of the car prior to...

Woman taken to hospital after crash by McDonald's at Bassetts...

18th Sep 2017
11:14am

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Missing Erdington teen Ana Sousa found

A TEENAGER who went missing from her Erdington home has been found.Ana Sousa, 17, left her home in the town shortly after 9pm on Sunday, September 10) and had not been seen with police issuing an urgent appeal to find her the following day.Police said they were 'concerned' for Miss Sousa's welfare – but she was found to be safe in Birmingham almost a week later on Saturday afternoon, September 16.West Midlands Police tweeted shortly before 5pm on Saturday and said: "Missing teenager Ana...

Missing Erdington teen Ana Sousa found

15th Sep 2017
5:08pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer commented Bicicielo bike shop to open at Mulberry Walk in Mere Green,...

A NEW bike shop is opening at a Sutton Coldfield retail park and says it will be at the heart of the town's cycling community. Bicicielo (pronounced bikkie chelo – or bike heaven in Italian!) is moving from its base in the heart of Birmingham to Mulberry Walk in Mere Green – on the Lichfield Road side – three doors up from So Aromatic. The 'destination' bike store is moving from its Temple Street store – where it has been for six years to what owner Andy Collis...

Bicicielo bike shop to open at Mulberry Walk in Mere Green,...

15th Sep 2017
5:00pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Green belt development plans at Walmley Golf Club pitched to...

PLANS to build homes and a retirement block on green belt land have been unveiled by a Sutton Coldfield golf club which will use the funds generated to upgrade its facilities. Walmley Golf Club, in Brooks Road, has proposed selling off its practice ground to developers Cameron Homes – which would build 14 homes – and McCarthy & Stone, which proposes building a 43-apartment retirement home complex. The money generated would be used to refurbish and extend the clubhouse,...

Green belt development plans at Walmley Golf Club pitched to...

15th Sep 2017
4:52pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Latest bin collection dates for Sutton Coldfield homes revealed...

RESIDENTS in Sutton Coldfield have been informed of when they are likely to receive a household waste collection in the next two weeks.While Sutton Vesey households welcomed bin lorries this week (on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 12 and 13), residents in Sutton New Hall should see bin collections next Monday and Tuesday (September 18 and 19).The following week bin men should be visiting two wards in the town - Sutton Trinity on September 26 and 27 and Sutton Four Oaks on Thursday and Friday...

Latest bin collection dates for Sutton Coldfield homes revealed...

14th Sep 2017
6:09pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Rogue landlord slammed after leaving flats in Oval Road,...

A LANDLORD has been heavily fined for leaving a block of rented flats in Erdington in a shocking state after he said he admitted he simply 'didn't care' about it. Jabbar Khalid, age 25 of Cherrywood Road, Bordesley Green admitted a number of breaches of landlord regulations including failing to obtain a house of multiple occupation licence, after a number of flats he let out were found in a dangerous and 'appalling' state. The property in Oval Road was visited by council officers from the...

Rogue landlord slammed after leaving flats in Oval Road,...

13th Sep 2017
6:07pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson's victims treated at Sutton...

VICTIMS of a surgeon who operated in Sutton Coldfield and was found to have carried out hundreds of unnecessary operations have been told they will get a share of a new £37 million compensation fund.Disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson was put behind bars in May after he was found guilty of wounding with intent by 'playing God' and operating on both female and male breast cancer victims when there was no need to do so.Spire Healthcare, which runs Little Aston Hospital, as well as Parkway...

Disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson's victims treated at Sutton...

13th Sep 2017
5:48pm

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Warning after break-ins at Four Oaks Gate in Sutton Park, Sutton...

MOTORISTS who use a popular park in Sutton Coldfield are being urged to take care of their valuables after thieves have been targeting the area. A car was broken in to at the Four Oaks Gate car park in Sutton Park last Wednesday (September 6) after a handbag was left on show, while there was also an attempt to break in to another vehicle in the same car park – with criminal damage caused. Both incidents took place between 9am and 9.50am. Four Oaks neighbourhood police team tweeted:...

Warning after break-ins at Four Oaks Gate in Sutton Park, Sutton...

13th Sep 2017
11:58am

Sutton Coldfield Observer published Cars seized after series of hair salon break-ins including...

THREE cars have been seized by police investigating a series of hair salon break-ins including one in Sutton Coldfield. The cars are being forensically examined after being found abandoned. Hardings Hairdressing in Lichfield Road, Mere Green was targeted in the early hours of Saturday, September 2 with thieves stealing electrical products including GHD. They accessed the shop by dislodging the door from its frame. Several salons in Solihull have also been targeted since the beginning of...

Cars seized after series of hair salon break-ins including...

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