Here is the weekly round-up of all the news from the B44 area in the local press this week.
From the Birmingham Mail
LIFE really begins at 40 for a group of former Birmingham classmates who are set to celebrate reaching the milestone.
A STREET row in Birmingham ended in horror when a maniac driver ploughed into a man – and then repeatedly tried to run him over again and again.
CAT lover Eric Stephens is putting his four moggies to good use – keeping rats at bay as he waits for his bin bags to be collected.
From the Great Barr Observer
CONGRATULATIONS have been pouring in for a Kingstanding woman who was recognised in the New Year Honours list.
COUCH potatoes in Kingstanding and Perry Barr are being encouraged to rid themselves of their Christmas excesses by getting fit and improving their health and wellbeing.
KEY council services in Perry Barr and Kingstanding including waste collection, housing, street issues and transportation can now be accessed via a new iPhone ‘app’.
THE Great Barr based James Watt Campus will be playing host to two of the UK’s most prominent and successful computer games entrepreneurs this month.
A CYCLING club is appealing to Kingstanding and Perry Barr residents to recycle their old bikes ahead of a special event next year
INVENTIVE pub games players from Kingstanding have hit the bullseye with a new design aimed at tackling an age-old problem with the game of darts.