No more sex in Moseley churchyard


Moseley village people are celebrating the award of a Section 222 injunction – the same type of injunction that aimed to put a stop to boy racers on Fort Parkway. The injunction in Moseley village aims to stop begging, drinking alcohol in public places, urinating or defecating, exposing their genitalia and having sexual intercourse in public. The sexual acts have been taking place in St Mary’s churchyard. 28 residents were ready to provide evidence to secure the injunction, after ten years of anti-social behaviour.

Castle Vale School: a lesson in hip-hop, rock and fun


high fives all round from Clement

Yet another success for Castle Vale School’s Performing Arts Department – they are getting quite a reputation for hosting live concerts for ambitious artistes from across the UK. This time, pupils from Years 8, 9 and 10 were treated to a 40-minute live concert by Clement Marfo and the Front Line, an up and coming hip-hop/rock band from South London.
This is the fourth live concert staged at the school this year, and once again, the band enjoyed it as much as the pupils. “We’ve loved it here, really loved it,” lead singer Clement told the audience.
The school’s Performing Arts team have a knack of getting in live acts with plenty of appeal, and finding the right balance between keeping a sense of order amongst hundreds of pupils in school uniform, whilst still allowing the youngsters to enjoy the concert and have some fun.
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Masked raiders arrested after Tyburn Road burglary: machete and BB gun recovered


Two men, aged 22 and 29 have been arrested following an aggravated burglary in Tyburn Road last night at around 9.10pm. Masked burglars had forced their way into the house, punched and threatened the woman and made off with her car keys. Police recovered a BB gun and a machete in a nearby alleyway.

Callum crossing: work starts Monday


Work starts on a new pedestrian crossing in Farnborough Road on Monday 25th June. It will be adjacent to the swimming pool and Chivenor School, near the spot where ten year-old cyclist Callum Henry was killed by a motorist last September. The work is expected to take five weeks.

Good luck England, oh, and by the way, happy anniversary


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A Sutton Coldfield woman has hung a banner from a bridge on the A38 slamming her husband for going out to Ukraine to watch England play Italy in the Euro quarter finals, at the expense of their anniversary.

Waste collection: new schedule from July


The City Council is sending out postcards to all homes indicating the days on which their rubbish will be collected each week, as from the start of July. As the map below indicates, half of Castle Vale will have a collection on Wednesdays, the other half on Fridays.

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Jail for Callum driver


Dale Alan O’Regan, 24, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for causing death by careless driving. CCTV footage indicated that O’Regan had been driving his blue Mazda at 57mph along Farnborough Road last September when he knocked 10 year-old Callum Henry from his bike, causing the youngster to sustain a fatal head injury.
The judge told O’Regan that he would be released after nine months and would serve the rest of the sentence on licence. O’ Regan was also banned from driving for three years.