Our History
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.

Post Pandemic Update:
2022 for us is the year to leave the past 2 years challenging times behind, and buckle up for the New Year ahead. We continued doing what we love doing and  are looking forward to building the number of pages and casting our net further afield!
Over the last 2 years we have worked hard to retain our readership online, thank you to everyone who has supported us to do that, and much  more
HEM Life printed version won’t be back in stores etc for quite some time mainly due to manual handling, rising costs to print, distribution and the economic climate  – not our fault sorry!
The good news is that readership numbers have not been greatly affected and continue to grow. The online platform, like the printed version is ‘Made with Love’ offering quality, cost effective advertising, and going forward it will be a great addition to the printed version

Our presence has always been well accepted by readers and advertisers in Smethwick over the past few years , to celbrate our 8th year the additional five towns in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough, Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich have been added to our neighbouring areas. We also have one or three more extras to add to our online presence – Watch this space!
With continued support and good value for money, presenting information clearly and accurately we deliver, and look after our advertisers and readers – Because that’s what matters! 

Online distribution – First Friday of the month:
HEM Life website, ISSUU, Twitter, LinkedIn, online subscribers, HEM Life database and 162 FB community groups in: Harborne, Edgbaston, Moseley, Five Ways, Hockley, Selly Oak, Bournville, Bartley Green, Bearwood, Smethwick, Cotteridge, Kings Heath, Kings Norton, Stirchley, Longbridge, Quinton, Barns Hill, Halesowen, Black Heath ,Cradley Heath, Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich

Distribution when printed
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