Local Media Round-up 20/02/11

Here’s a round up of news stories from the B44 area that have made the local papers this week.

Birmingham Mail

Kingstanding lifeline group for parents of disabled children

CALLUM Lewis was around nine months old when his mum was told he had a severe learning disability which would leave him pretty much unable to function unaided.

Kingstanding couple neglected scores of animals at their home

A PENSIONER has been disqualified from keeping animals for life after neglecting nearly a dozen pets at her squalid Birmingham home.

Great Barr Observer

Care home internet help earned school praise

DEDICATED pupils from a Great Barr school have scooped a prestigious honour for helping silver surfers at a nearby nursing home.

Gambler jailed for stealing £30,000 to fund his habit

A GAMBLER from Kingstanding who stole more than £30,000 from his employer to fund his habit has been jailed this week.

£57.8m is set aside to repair council houses

HOUSING in Great Barr, Perry Barr and Kingstanding is set to benefit from a £57.8 million investment council chiefs have confirmed .

Work begins on scheme to make route to school safer

IMPROVEMENTS to a busy road in Great Barr have begun this week with the aim of improving the safety of schoolchildren.

Police in hunt for woman after schoolgirl was dragged from bus

A WOMAN dragged a schoolgirl off a bus as she tried to steal the youngster’s mobile phone.

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