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FixMyStreet
Blocking the road, 19th October 

FixMyStreet: Coventry 19 Oct 17

Large builders bags of sand left here for weeks!!!! On a busy Bus route.


Local news
[Petition] Bus users & businesses unhappy about suspension of Northfield bus stops 

18 Oct 17

Bus users and local business have raised objection to the unexpected suspension of bus stops outside Northfield Shopping Centre.


Blog politics
Edgbaston Awakes! 

18 Oct 17

Today was the culmination of our ward’s Community Arts Project – Edgbaston Awakes! – organised by Artscoop and funded through our ward LIF money.


FixMyStreet
Lot of blood and clinical waste including bandages, 18th October 

18 Oct 17

Near bus stop in between Aberdeen street and Heath Street.


FixMyStreet
Cars parking on pavement, 18th October 

18 Oct 17

Cars parking on the pavement opposite Wednesfield Dental Practice, it’s very dangerous as they park alongside and opposite two bus stops, causes heavy congestion at peak periods.


Blog food
Core Issues 

18 Oct 17

                                                                                                                                credit: dicpix Richard Lutz harvests the last remnants of…


Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP welcomes news that 27 Bus is saved 

Steve McCabe MP: Labour - Selly Oak 17 Oct 17

27 bus pic.


Blog comment
Petrified dog BEATEN UP on bus in Walsall 

17 Oct 17

The RSPCA has issued an appeal to trace he dog’s owner after the attack on the 10A bus between Walsall and Brownhills…


News
Schoolgirl sexually assaulted on bus in Walsall 

16 Oct 17

The 15-year-old was travelling through Walsall Wood on the number 10A…


Rugby
Teenage cyclist killed in bus crash 

16 Oct 17

Boy of 13 died at Birmingham Children’s Hospital…


Blog feature
An Open Data Day Out 

Simon Whitehouse 16 Oct 17

On Saturday I went to Cardiff with Dan Slee for Gov Camp Cymru, an unconference for government types in Wales .


Rugby
Wheelie biker chats on phone – other almost crashes into bus 

15 Oct 17

Riders on city streets take astonishing risks…


News
Should the Government give every single one of us free phones and bus passes? 

14 Oct 17

Politicians are taking a serious look at proposals for the Government to provide free food, housing, transport and even a phone…


Blog comment
Autumn Leaves Running Day at Aldridge Transport Museum this Sunday – and the finale of Beer and Buses! 

14 Oct 17

While the Beer and Buses festival is ongoing at Aston Manor Transport Museum in Aldridge today and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday, 14th and 15th October 2017) it’s worth pointing out that tomorrow, as well as the culmination of the beer event, it’s …


Blog comment
Starting soon and running all weekend – Beer and Buses at Aldridge Transport Museum! 

13 Oct 17

Over this weekend of 13th-15th October 2017, there’s a great, innovative event taking place at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge – Beer and Buses, combining a great beer festival at the local museum, culminating in the …


News
Watch: Biker almost hits bus while friend pulls wheelie on phone 

13 Oct 17

New video shows riders breaking the law – and nearly causing accidents…


Blog politics
Bus Stop Rationalisation Programme 

13 Oct 17

The South Birmingham bus stop rationalisation programme (stupid name for a decision to cut out a number of bus stops) is generating a number of complaints from residents.


News
Police appeal after teen kicked and punched in vicious robbery in Tudor Grange Park in Solihull 

12 Oct 17

Schoolboy asked for time then beaten for his mobile phone and bus pass…


FOI
Birmingham City Councils current policy on bus/tram, lane/gate enforcement, Christmas Day? 

11 Oct 17

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by David Blythen on 11 October 2017 .


Local news
Lorry overturns after collision with bus in Longbridge Lane 

11 Oct 17

#td_uid_1_59de1ea22e2b5 .


FOI
Birmingham City Councils current policy on bus/tram, lane/gate enforcement, Christmas Day? 

11 Oct 17

Response by Birmingham City Council to David Blythen on 11 October 2017 .


News
Lorry overturns following a collision with a bus near Longbridge Railway Station.  

11 Oct 17

Emergency services were dispatched to Longbridge Lane, at around 10:30AM this morning (11/10), to reports a collision involving a lorry and a bus at the Sunbury Road junction.


Council
Art on the buses highlights mental health 

10 Oct 17

A visiting artist supported Coventry’s mental health festival by creating charcoal drawings on free newspapers and leaving them for other bus passengers to enjoy.


News
Driver charged over Sainsbury’s fatal bus crash appears in court 

9 Oct 17

Two people died when a double-decker bus crashed into the supermarket in Coventry city centre two years ago…


Business
Good news for region’s bus passengers 

7 Oct 17

Landmark bus agreement renewed to improve services across West Midlands.


News
On the buses: Free drawings helps artist raise awareness 

6 Oct 17

Liz Akins uses newspapers to create art and gives it to the travelling public for free.


News
‘They work for us, not the other way round!’: Readers react to council’s bus gate refund refusal 

6 Oct 17

The Whittle Arch bus gate racked up almost 72,973 penalty charge notices since 2014 – with the council collecting a whopping 1,725,342.84…


Rugby
Kings Heath at a ‘standstill’ as crash paralyses 50 and 35 bus routes 

6 Oct 17

Two-car collision caused rush hour chaos…


Local news
Three people taken to hospital after car and bus collide in Kings Heath 

5 Oct 17

Five people have been assessed by ambulance staff, three of whom required treatment and taking to hospital, following a collision between a car and a bus this afternoon.


News
Family of man killed in Foleshill bus crash speak of pain at losing their son 

5 Oct 17

Wakas Hussain died after being hit by a bus in January…


Rugby
Axe-wielding robbers raid Kings Heath store before crashing getaway car into bus 

5 Oct 17

Police hunting duo who targeted Carphone Warehouse before collision which left several bus passengers injured…


FixMyStreet
Location b31 weoley ward (NOT EDGASTION), 5th October 

5 Oct 17

BCC this is in northfield not as you stated in an email…


Local news
Three hospitalised after collision between car and bus 

5 Oct 17

The collision happened this afternoon (Thursday 5 th October) just before 1pm on the Alcester Road South in Kings.


FixMyStreet
Pile of rubbish Crocketts Rd, Handsworth,, 5th October 

5 Oct 17

Pile of Fly tipping dumped on Crockeets Rd, Booth St end, near Bus stop in Handsworth, Birmingham.


Blog comment
Beer and Buses – a great ale and transport festival coming soon! 

5 Oct 17

Coming over the weekend of 13th-15th October 2017, there’s a great, innovative event taking place at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge – Beer and Buses, combining a great beer festival at the local museum, culminating …


News
Council says no to refunds on £1.7million fines at disputed bus gate 

5 Oct 17

Around two thirds of drivers win appeals against fines as tribunal chiefs say signs are not clear enough…


FixMyStreet
Carriage way is sinking and cracked, 4th October 

4 Oct 17

Ride this on a oush bike or a bus passenger and see how your bum or back likes it BCC.


Council
Art on buses to feature as part of mental health festival 

4 Oct 17

Live drawing sessions on buses by artist and mental health advocate, Liz Atkin, will form part of a two week festival in Coventry.


News
Woman sexually assaulted on bus in Coventry 

4 Oct 17

Police release CCTV image as investigations continue…


News
‘Catch Art’ at bus stops as community project takes shape 

3 Oct 17

COLOURFUL and interesting bus shelters have started popping up across Tamworth as part of a community art project involving local artists and hundreds of school children.


News
Bus and train yobs should be banned from ALL public transport, says police boss 

3 Oct 17

It’s a ‘no-brainer’, says commissioner…


FixMyStreet
Hillmeads Road – Deep potholes formed., 2nd October 

2 Oct 17

On Hillmeads Road at the very end near The Fold, where you can see this bus stop opposite the tower block, there is now a massive deep dangerous pothole here, the buses roll backwards in it, the road needs resurfacing as does Sisefield Road…


Blog
Its a bit Random but… 

Clayhanger Marsh Log 1 Oct 17

84 Years ago today, Walsall Corporation Transport came into existence.


News
Revealed – £2 million bus lane fines dished out – which cameras are most lethal? 

1 Oct 17

Over 90,000 drivers have been caught by city centre cameras since 2013…


FixMyStreet
Vandalised screen, 1st October 

1 Oct 17

Bus stop vandalised by three young children who left on number 48 departing towards north field at 1155.


News
New half-price bus, train and tram scheme for 18s and under 

1 Oct 17

A scheme giving apprentices and trainees aged 18 or under half price travel on the region’s bus, train and tram network has been launched.


FixMyStreet
Dads Lane – Graffiti., 30th September 

30 Sep 17

The cable boxes shown in the photo have graffiti on them, also on the walls here.


Local news
Trial closure of “little-used” bus stops in bid to speed up journey times 

30 Sep 17

A trial scheme taking little-used bus stops out of service to help speed up bus journey times for passengers on some of the busiest roads in South Birmingham is about to begin.


FixMyStreet
Bin adrift, 30th September 

FixMyStreet: South Staffs 30 Sep 17

Bin pulled down off bus stop by vandals Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Church Road, Wombourne Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Mayor of the West Midlands launches half-price travel scheme for young people 

28 Sep 17

A scheme giving apprentices and trainees aged 18 or under half price travel on the region’s bus, train and tram network has been launched by Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, today (28/09).







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