Longbridge

A TEENAGE girl was attacked on a bus in Birmingham in broad daylight. Police have confirmed they are investigating a report of an assault on a 15-year-old girl which is believed to have taken place on board the number 45 while it was travelling along Pershore Road in Birmingham, just before 12pm on Monday. The […]

THE BRANCHES of Barclay’s Bank in Northfield and Rubery are set to close.They will both shut their doors on December 7 and, the bank has announced, a new branch in Longbridge will open three days later on December 10. The company claims there has been a reduction in customer numbers across the two branches as […]

AN APPEAL has been launched by the Red Box Project Birmingham South West group for items for girls and young women to ensure they don’t miss their education because of their periods. The scheme was started last year when the seriousness and scale of ‘Period Poverty’ across the UK hit the national headlines. The Birmingham […]

NETWORK Rail has said the Cross City Line between between Birmingham New Street, Redditch and Bromsgrove will remain closed until further notice while engineers remove the trees and make the embankment safe. In the last 24 hours, two trees have fallen onto the line, badly damaging overhead power lines, and a section of the embankment, […]

THE CHALLENGE Stroke Group in South Birmingham is appealing for new members and volunteers. The organisation meets every Thursday 10am until 2.30pm at Longbridge Methodist Church. Transport is provided to and from members’ doorsteps and lunches and snacks are supplied. Events include music, sing-a-longs, day trips, legal advice, bingo, arts and crafts, quizzes, raffles and […]

A BLACK Mercedes SUV was recovered by police on Sunday after a police pursuit though Rubery. Officers were called to reports of the GLC driving eratically on the northbound A441. The police followed it from Rubery to Cock Hill Lane, off the A38 where those in the vehicle got out and fled on foot. The […]

THERE is a Summer Craft Fair today at the Austin Sports and Social Club in Longbridge. The fair, organised by Parkes Events, boasts 50 stalls, is fully accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs and will run from midday to 4pm. There will be a variety of crafts on offer at the event. A restful space will […]

DEVELOPERS trying to build hundreds of homes on the former North Worcestershire Golf Course have scaled back their plans in a bid to get them through. Bloor Homes had initially submitted plans for 950 homes but has now reduced it to 800. As well as the properties, the application also featured a new primary school, […]

SUSTRANS, which operates and promotes the nation’s cycle lanes is looking for an Active Schools Officer, based in Longbridge. The job, for 15 hours-a-week, has a salary of £24,204 pro rata per annum, and the contract is until June 30, 2019. The closing date for the job is 9am on Monday, June 25. The exciting […]


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