May 2020:

Coronavirus Update: As things stand, we were unable to print and distribute the April issue and uploaded a front page cover only.

Going Forward: We are publishing online only until further notice – As soon as we can distribute we will get back to printing however, we would like to keep our readers updated on all the great things that are happening within our communities, and to keep them in the loop as to who, where and what businesses are still open serving community needs within the current health and safety requirements in Harborne, Edgbaston, Moseley, Five Ways, Hockley, Selly Oak, Bournville, Bearwood, Kings Heath, Kings Norton, Stirchley, Longbridge, Quinton, Barns Hill, Halesowen, Black Heath and Cradley Heath.

During this period we are offering cost effective advertising to all businesses.

May issue on Friday, May 4th and will repost this issue throughout May on: 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.
Online distribution will reach approx 25,000 – 30,000 readers per week between Issuu, Website, Twitter, Linked In and FB community groups within our geographical areas.

Thank you and stay safe


Hello and welcome to Harborne, Edgbaston & Moseley Life – a hyperlocal newspaper produced at the heart of your community, where you can meet your kind of people.

Since our launch in 2014 we have cast our net into our ‘Neighbouring Areas’ and continue to be well accepted and supported by readers and advertisers alike. Publishing HEM Life has helped us discover that there are some amazing people with inspiring stories to tell – and they live not far from you.

We’ve set the bar high and had some great support along the way, including fellow journos Paul Raymer, Poppy Brady, John Duckers, Ross Reyburn and Richard Edmonds. Quality print by Iliffe, Cambridge, design by WD Design is exceptional and, the service by Self Select Licenced Distribution in Redditch is very professional.

HEM Life puts a premium price on that quaint and old-fashioned notion of a one-to-one conversation. We talk about family life, schools, the fortunes of high street traders and small businesses, the unsung heroes of volunteering and charity work, and highlight local sporting achievements – leaving the doom and gloom to the national media.

We firmly believe that a high quality hyper local newspaper has an important part to play in bringing a community together. Our aim is to continue providing a friendly platform for people from all walks of life to talk to each other.

Distribution – Harborne, Edgbaston, Moseley, Five Ways, Hockley, Selly Oak, Bournville, Bearwood, Kings Heath, Kings Norton, Stirchley, Quinton, Barns Hill, Halesowen, Black Heath, Cradley Heath,Longbridge

Stores – Waitrose, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Asda, Tesco, Co-op & Marks & Spencer.

Private Clubs & Sports Grounds – Harborne Golf Club, Edgbaston Golf Club, Moseley Golf Club, Edgbaston Priory, Moseley Rugby Club and Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

Places – Public attractions, restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, community centres, libraries, private clinics, gated community villages, supermarkets.

“Connected Communities Can Achieve the Incredible.”
Our blend of upbeat hyperlocal stories and pictures have clearly found a niche.

A big thank you to all