Here is the weekly round-up of all the news from the B44 area in the local press this week.
A ROAD safety scheme that could save the lives of Birmingham schoolchildren has finally been given the go-ahead after years of campaigning by residents, teachers and councillors.
A PREGNANT woman claimed she was refused a swine flu jab by a Midland surgery – despite Government warnings that mums-to-be should have the inoculation.
PERRY Barr MP Khalid Mahmood has questioned how many deaths will be tolerated before a review is held into child social care services.
KINGSTANDING MP Jack Dromey has claimed front-line youth services in Birmingham are to be slashed as a result of cuts to the budget.
POLICE in Kingstanding are urging residents to help them end the use of illegal off-road motorcycles.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was struck by a car last week.
THERE has been an ongoing problem of fly-tipping in Booths Lane, but thanks to the diligence of Councillor Keith Linnecor and the local environmental team this illegal behaviour has been kept under constant scrutiny.
RESIDENTS in Great Barr, Perry Barr and Kingstanding have until January 31 to send in their tax return to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).