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Flats planning permission denied over threat to pub

ITV Central understands that a planning committee have today turned down an application to build flats next to the iconic Hare and Hounds pub in Kings Heath. There was concern that if these plans had got through, the Hare and Hounds would have been under threat due to its late night music licence.

If that had been removed due to its proximity to the flats, its owners said it would struggle to survive. However, the planning committee refused the application at a meeting today.

Lorry driver in court one year after schoolgirl's death in Kings Heath

Hope Fennell died crossing Kings Heath High Street exactly a year ago Credit: ITV Central

A lorry driver has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving following the death of a 13 year old girl.

Hope Fennell died trying to cross Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham exactly a year ago today.

Darren Foster, who's from Alvaston in Derbyshire, is also charged with perverting the course of justice.

The 37 year old denies both charges and will stand trial in February.

Darren Foster from Alvaston in Derbyshire denies the charges against him Credit: ITV Central


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