Monthly Archives: August 2011

Missing person found safe and well


The missing 57 year-old Erdington woman, Lindsey Bygrave, has been found safe and well. She returned home early on Monday evening.

JKS on top


Castle Vale JKS beat Castle Vale FC 2-1 in the local derby at Farnborough Stadium to go top of the Midland Combination Premier Division after three games of the season.

Concern for missing Erdington ‘birthday’ woman


missing: Lindsey Bygrave

An Erdington woman who needs regular medication has not been seen since she left her care home on her 57th birthday four days ago.
Lindsey Bygrave left her home at 6.45am on Thursday 25th August, and was last seen at Yardley Cemetery a day later, where she may have been visiting her mother’s grave.
Lindsey is described as white, about 5’1″ tall and of large build. She has short, straight mousy coloured hair brown eyes and a pale complexion. She speaks with a lisp, and often wears baggy tops and leggings.
Lindsey, or anyone who knows where she is, should call police immediately on 0345 113 5000.

Berwood Court celebrates ten years


Berwood Court Care Home in Cadbury Drive is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a party for residents, staff and friends from 12-4pm on Friday 16th September.
There will be free drink and a buffet.
Berwood Court has a nursing and a residential unit. It caters for 74 elderly people, and specialises in care for people with dementia.

Kingsbury School GCSE grades up


Kingsbury School achieved a 48% A*-C pass rate in GCSEs including English and maths, an increase of 4% on last year.
Two years ago, Kingsbury School was near the bottom of the Birmingham league tables, with a pass rate of just 22%.

St Edmund Campion ‘best ever’ GCSE results


Cassandra Porteous and Shanae Munn with their exam certificates

St Edmund Campion School is celebrating their best ever set of GCSE results. 50% of their students achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths, up by 2% compared with last year.
Almost 70% of students achieved at least a ‘C’ grade in English and almost 60% did so in Maths.Individual successes include:

  • Zola Maboyi who achieved 12 A Grades with three at A*.
  • Sandra Porteous achieved 10 Grade A’s including three at A*.
  • Shanae Munn achieved 8 Grade A’s including two A*.
  • Eilish Staunton achieved 9 Grade A with one A*.

Eilish Staunton, Connor Shaw, Rebecca Watton and Holly Wheeldon


‘Disappointing’ GCSE results at Vale


Castle Vale is one of three schools in Birmingham that have failed to meet the government target of 35% in this year’s GCSE results.
28% of students at Castle Vale School achieved 5 A*-C grades including maths and English, compared with 31% last year. Headteacher Clive Owen says he is disappointed.
58% of pupils across Birmingham’s schools achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and maths this year, compared with 54% last year.