Local communities to have greater say in protecting local trees

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today (30/12) announced plans to create greater protections for trees in urban areas. The proposals would ensure councils can’t cut...

Gov announces medicinal cannabis is legal from November

For the first time in the UK, expert doctors have been given the option to legally issue prescriptions for cannabis-based medicines when they agree...

National News: 245 children safeguarded and 192 arrests for child sex...

The use of live streaming platforms by online sex offenders is increasing and there is an urgent need to educate children about the risks...

Continued heatwave warning issued by Public Health England

Hot weather forecasts for parts of England have prompted warnings to take care from Public Health England. News from Met Office is that the hot...

Unemployment has risen again in the Selly Oak constituency for the...

Latest unemployment figures show unemployment has risen again for the third month in a row in the Selly Oak constituency. Local MP Steve McCabe has...

MP delivers petition from hundreds of parents supporting Allens Croft &...

Today local MP Steve McCabe delivered a petition to Parliament, signed by hundreds of parents whose children attend Allens Croft Nursery School and Highters...

Fighting For Air: BBC Documentary filmed in Kings Heath airs this...

Imagine if you could change the quality of the air we breathe... in just one day. Air pollution in the UK has been declared a...

Threat to school nurse jobs could hit vulnerable children, warns union

A significant number of school nurse jobs could be axed by the Birmingham School Health Advisory Service in the latest string of budget cuts...

CCTV to finally become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England from...

Legislation to make CCTV cameras mandatory in slaughterhouses in England to safeguard animal welfare has been laid by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. The legislation will...

New vehicle tax rates come into force

New vehicle tax rates have come into force for all cars and some motor homes that are registered after the 1st April 2017. Under the...

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