Local Media Round-up 06/02

Here is a flavour of news stories covered elsewhere this week in the local press

Birmingham Mail

Kingstanding post office burglar jailed after being caught by blood sample

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.

Kingstanding mum’s life ban on keeping pets after dog dies in agony

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.

Great Barr Observer

Funding helps keep job hunters online

A JOB club in Kingstanding was celebrating this week after securing funding to stay open for a further 12 months

Homeowners urged to ensure their properties are fire-safe

WEST Midlands Fire Service is urging residents in Great Barr, Kingstanding and Perry Barr to make sure their homes are fire-safe.

Late Late Club in hunt for members

THE Late Late Youth Club in Kingstanding may be about to turn 21 next week – but nevertheless the search goes on for new members.

MP attacks mail privatisation bid

KINGSTANDING MP Jack Dromey has thrown his support behind a campaign to keep the post public.

Garforth Today

Man killed in road traffic accident

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a traffic accident in Erdington on Tuesday.

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