Here is a flavour of news stories covered elsewhere this week in the local press
A BURGLAR who smashed his way through the ceiling of a Great Barr post office has been jailed for 21 months following sentencing at Birmingham Crown Court.
A SINGLE mum allowed a pet dog to die in agony, and even tried to blame her four-year-old daughter, a court was told.
A JOB club in Kingstanding was celebrating this week after securing funding to stay open for a further 12 months
WEST Midlands Fire Service is urging residents in Great Barr, Kingstanding and Perry Barr to make sure their homes are fire-safe.
THE Late Late Youth Club in Kingstanding may be about to turn 21 next week – but nevertheless the search goes on for new members.
KINGSTANDING MP Jack Dromey has thrown his support behind a campaign to keep the post public.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a traffic accident in Erdington on Tuesday.