If this is the best we can offer….. what hope in Brazil?

Fat Alan watches a dreary game at Villa Park, and the feeble England stars who will be going to the World Cup ……

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Teenagers in deprived areas more likely to get pregnant

Teenage girls  from deprived areas are more likely to get pregnant than those from affluent areas, according to data from the Office of National Statistics.

Their latest figures indicate a clear link between deprivation and teenage pregnancy.

Deprivation is measured by covering seven different indicators including income, education, employment, health and crime.

“This revealed a strong statistical association between indicators of deprivation and teenage conception rates,” says the ONS.

Liverpool is listed as the area of highest deprivation. Almost 50 in every 1,000 females in the area get pregnant between the ages of 15-17, says the report.

At the other end of the scale, in Wokingham, one of the most affluent areas of the country,  around 16 of every 1,000 teenagers (15-17 year-olds) conceive.

Birmingham is listed as the 9th most deprived area in the country. Of its 15-17 year old population, 47 in every 1,000 conceive. For both Sandwell and Walsall,  the conception rate in teenagers is 55 per 1,000 people.

The average for England amongst 15-17 year-olds is 27.7 pregnancies per 1,000 females.



Asda Minworth Easter opening hours

Asda in Minworth will be open at the following times during the Easter 2014 period:

Good Friday 24 hours
Saturday 19th Closes at 10pm
Easter Sunday Closed
Easter Monday 8am – 8pm
Tuesday 22nd Opens at 7am

Sainsburys Castle Vale Easter opening hours

Sainsburys in Castle Vale will be open at the following times over the Easter 2014 period:

Good Friday 18th April   0800 – 2100
Saturday 19th April          0800 – 2200
Easter Sunday  - Closed all day
Easter Monday   0900 – 1900

Two counties, three thefts, four surnames

A 31 year-old woman has pleaded guilty to obstructing a police officer and stealing from two shops in Erdington.
Just three weeks ago she had been given two years’ probation by Shropshire magistrates for a theft offence.

Michelle Louise Humphrey of Glenthorne Road, Tyburn, admitted stealing men’s fragrance worth £66.50 from Boots in Erdington, and two pairs of jeans worth £60 from Top Shop in Erdington. She committed both offences on Monday, earlier this week.
She also pleaded guilty to obstructing PC Cox.
Humphrey, who has also used the surnames Aherne, Bourne and Green, has been ordered to appear in court next month, for sentencing.

Jail for burglar who stole from Castle Vale pensioner

A prolific burglar who stole from the home of a pensioner in Brabazon Grove, Castle Vale, has been jailed for four years.
He plunged the burglar alarm into a bowl of water to silence it, before stealing an array of items from the home of the 73 year-old last October.
Police say they are considering lodging an appeal, because they are unhappy with the jail term imposed by the court.
Detective Constable Craig Brewer from Solihull Police said “We believe Burchell’s offending warrants a longer spell of detention.”
Christopher Burchell, aged 43, of no fixed address, burgled at least nine houses across the West Midlands.
He appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to four burglaries, and asked for six other break-ins − five in Chelmsley Wood and the other in Tile Cross − to be taken into consideration by the judge.
DC Brewer praised the speed of the 999 call that helped trap Burchell in Dudley. He added: “A neighbour heard smashing glass and immediately reported their suspicions to police; that quick call meant we could get officers to the scene in minutes and catch Burchell in the act.”

Tyburn Mail: April edition online

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Tyburn Mail’s April edition is online now.

Click here to go to our Latest Edition page with all 24 pages available in pdf format.
Tyburn Mail will be delivered free to all homes in Tyburn, including Birches Green, Castle Vale, Erdington Hall and Pype Hayes, between 16th-20th April.