Local Media Round-up 16/01/11

Here is the weekly round-up of all the news from the B44 area in the local press this week.

From the Birmingham Mail

Pupils reunion planned for Great Barr School

LIFE really begins at 40 for a group of former Birmingham classmates who are set to celebrate reaching the milestone.

Driver repeatedly tried to run man over in Kingstanding argument

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.

Cats keep rats away as rubbish piles up in Kingstanding

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

No one more worthy of MBE honour than fund-raiser Jeanette

CONGRATULATIONS have been pouring in for a Kingstanding woman who was recognised in the New Year Honours list.

Fight the festive flab with free council leisure scheme

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.

iPhone users can access public services with new council ‘app’

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’.

Blitz the world of games with twin insight

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.

Club needs old bikes for its jumble sale

A CYCLING club is appealing to Kingstanding and Perry Barr residents to recycle their old bikes ahead of a special event next year

Friends hope new invention will stop darts players overstepping the line

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.

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