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Scores contact West Midlands Police as part of Clare’s Law 

15 Mar

MORE than 50 people have contacted Warwickshire Police in the past two years to see whether their partner has a history of domestic violence.


Former plain-clothes store detective becomes new Solihull town guide 

14 Mar

A FORMER  plain-clothes store detective is one of two new guides helping visitors to Solihull town centre.


Young Solihull musicians join forces to play at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall 

14 Mar

HUNDREDS of talented students from schools across Solihull have joined ranks to form a mass orchestra and play at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham.


Motion to crack down on tax dodgers goes before Solihull Council 

14 Mar

A MOTION to crack down on tax dodgers in the borough has been put before Solihull Council.


Shirley residential scheme on former Powergen site given go-ahead 

13 Mar

SOLIHULL Council has given the go-ahead for a major new residential scheme to be built on the former Powergen site in Shirley, over 20 years since it was vacated.


Solihull drivers warned over not stopping for school crossing patrols 

12 Mar

DrovDRIVERS who fail to stop for lollipop men and women could be fined up to £1,000 and be given three points on their licence.


Solihull gangster may have been murdered by professional hitman 

11 Mar

NOTORIOUS Solihull gangster John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer may have been murdered by a professional hitman.


Air crash couple death report published 

11 Mar

Former Knowle man and wife died in tragedy Read More...


Residents get stuck in at free pruning workshop in Sheldon 

11 Mar

STUDENTS, park rangers and members of the Sheldon community got stuck into a spot of pruning on Monday (March 7) afternoon.


Gavin Cowan – Solihull Moors prepared for tough Lowestoft Town test 

11 Mar

SOLIHULL Moors player coach Gavin Cowan knows his side are in for a difficult match when they face Lowestoft Town this Saturday.


Man left in coma following attack in Yardley pub 

11 Mar

A MAN has been left in a coma after an attack in a Yardley pub.


LOOK: Penguins p-p-picked up at Heathrow before travelling to new Birmingham home 

10 Mar

WHO said penguins cannot fly? A new family of Gentoo penguins have touched down in the UK after migrating more than 4,260 miles from Canada to their new home at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham.


Ajax to Ajax – cycling in support of Matt 

10 Mar

Bike ride to raise vital funds for Batesy Read More...


Matt’s Mission Children’s Charity opens new Solihull shop 

10 Mar

A MAN who has dedicated the last four years to raising money to grant extraordinary wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses is opening a special Shirley charity shop and sensory garden.


£1,000 worth of whiskey stolen after Shirley store was ram-raided 

10 Mar

THIEVES ram-raided a Shirley store before escaping with £1,000 worth of whiskey.


Man left in coma after attack in Yardley pub 

10 Mar

A MAN has been left in a coma after an attack in a Yardley pub.


German Corina Schröder becomes first foreign player to sign for Birmingham City Ladies 

10 Mar

GERMAN Under-23 international Corina Schröder has become Birmingham City Ladies’ first signing for the 2016 Women’s Super League season.


Solihull badminton star Kiara Henry gets England call-up 

10 Mar

TEENAGER Kiara Henry is all smiles after receiving her third call-up to the England team.


National Finals away Solihull Moors’ Under-16 disability side 

10 Mar

SOLIHULL Moors’ Under-16 disability team are preparing for the biggest match of their lives after making it through to the National Final.


Back to back wins for Solihull Barons 

9 Mar

SOLIHULL Barons were back on form with a convincing pair of wins against Telford Tigers and Sheffield Senators over the weekend which saw them resolidify their hold on third place in the Moralee division.


Young Blyth Barracuda impress at Warwickshire Swimming Championships 

9 Mar

BLYTHE Barracudas were well represented at the recent Warwickshire ASA Swimming Championships in what is viewed as one of the most important competitions on the swimming calendar.


Heavy defeat for Highgate at Sporting Khalsa 

9 Mar

HIGHGATE tasted their heaviest defeat of the season after going down 5-2 at Sporting Khalsa in the Midland Premier Division.


Birmingham & Solihull Bees maintain winning form with victory at Peterborough 

9 Mar

A SIXTH win in seven league matches for Birmingham Solihull Bees away at Peterborough Lions has pushed Ian Matthews’ side up to eighth in the National League Three Midlands league.


Elderly woman targeted by thief outside Knowle supermarket 

9 Mar

AN ELDERLY women had her bank card stolen outside a Knowle supermarket after a man approached her adamant she had dropped her purse.


Blind Dave Heeley signs copies of his new book to celebrate World Book Day in Solihull 

9 Mar

A LOCAL celebrity visited a Solihull opticians on World Book Day to carry out book signings.


Foster carers accuse council of ‘exploitation’ over fee changes 

9 Mar

Experienced foster carers for young people with severe behavioural problems or health issues will see their fees cut by up to 50% unless they agree to promote Solihull council’s services and take placements out-of-hours, Community Care has learned.


Make the M6 Toll free when other roads are jammed, Government urged 

9 Mar

Solihull MP Julian Knight is asking Transport Ministers to make the M6 Toll road free for motorists when needed, following a day of chaos on the M6 in February...


Solihull Scouts raise vital funds for Warwick Hospital children’s ward 

8 Mar

ENTHUSIASTIC Beavers and Cub Scouts have rallied together to raise £1,400 for the children’s ward at Warwick Hospital.


Earlswood lost out at Rostance Edwards 

8 Mar

EARLSWOOD fell to a 3-0 defeat away at Rostance Edwards in the Midland League Division Two.


New tankers expected to save Solihull taxpayer £15,000 

8 Mar

SOLIHULL COUNCIL has taken delivery of three new tankers to help clean the highway drainage systems around the borough.


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