Arsenal versus Aston Villa: alphabet trivia for the FA Cup final – who was L v L, S v S, and O v O?

Aston Villa versus Arsenal. When was the last time two teams whose names began with the same letter played against each other in the FA Cup Final? Continue reading

Jailed for stealing parts worth £2 million from JLR

Simon Wensley: stole from JLR

Simon Wensley: stole from JLR

A man who stole more than £2 million worth of parts from his employer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been jailed for five years. Continue reading

Cannabis charges

A man has been sent for trial charged with offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Paul Michael Prentice, Continue reading

Free space for job ads in June Tyburn Mail

Tyburn Mail is once again offering free advertising space to any organisation wanting to advertise full or part-time paid jobs locally. Continue reading

Afternoon school rush is danger time for children on roads

the peak time for road casualties involving children is between 3-4pm

the peak time for road casualties involving children is between 3-4pm


The afternoon rush out of school is a danger spot for children, according to figures published today by the Child Accident Prevention Trust. Continue reading

Young and looking for a job? Leave Erdington and Hodge Hill… move to Sutton Coldfield

Youth unemployment in Birmingham: the dark blue areas indicate the highest levels of unemployed young people. Sutton Coldfield in the north of Birmingham is light in comparison to inner city areas

Youth unemployment in Birmingham: the dark blue areas indicate the highest levels of unemployed young people. Sutton Coldfield in the north of Birmingham is light in comparison to inner city areas


Erdington is one of the worst hit areas in the country for youth unemployment (18-24 year-olds).
Of Birmingham’s ten districts, only Hodge Hill (8.4%) has a higher youth unemployment rate than Erdington (7.7%). Continue reading

Huge drugs haul from Erdington cannabis factory

1,650 cannabis plants were found in the Erdington industrial unit

1,650 cannabis plants were found in the Erdington industrial unit


Drugs criminals in Erdington had paid no attention to health and safety issues as they built their massive cannabis farm near Spaghetti Junction. Continue reading

Wheelie bin collections start next week for Tyburn and Castle Vale

Wheelie bin collections for Tyburn start next week (commencing 1st June). Collection day for Castle Vale is Wednesday (3rd June).
The city council is urging residents to have their wheelie bins out for collection. Many residents will have had their wheelie bins for several weeks, in preparation for the change from black sacks to wheelie bins.

  • Households will receive two wheelie-bins: a grey one for general waste, and a grey one with a blue top for recycling.
  • General waste-bins will be emptied weekly.
  • Recycling bins will be emptied fortnightly.
  • Bins are electronically ‘chipped’ to their property, to prevent them from being returned to the wrong property, or stolen by another household.

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Big profits for JLR one month after Manpower end contracts of hundreds of local workers

Jaguar land Rover have today reported pre-tax profits of £2.6 billion in the year ending 31st March 2015. Continue reading

Four-year ban for failing to provide sample

A motorist has been banned from holding a driving licence for four years after he failed to provide a blood sample after he was suspected of having driven a vehicle illegally. Continue reading