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Solihull grandmother married just 2 weeks before death from cancer

Kim Tranter, who tragically past away last year.

Doctors discovered Kim Tranter had two brain tumours, lung and throat cancer just seven weeks before her death on February 7 last year.

Police launch probe after fire damages Shirley nursery

Part of the Active Angels day nursery's roof was burnt out in the blaze.
Police and fire investigators are looking in to whether arsonists are responsible for a blaze which caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a popular Shirley day nursery.

Birmingham funeral plan fraud could affect as many as 50 pensioners

Phyllis Whitburn was sold a funeral plan for her late husband Brian Whitburn, but after he passed away her family discovered the plan didn't exist
Investigation uncovers more victims of cruel con as devastated families come forward following our exclusive report

Solihull Stop Smoking Service helps Sheila Masmoudi kick the habit

Sheila Masmoudi
Sheila Masmoudi has kicked smoking after 40 years thanks to support from Solihull Stop Smoking Service.

Battle of the big guns as league's top strikers clash

Omar Bogle
Solihull Moors make their longest and toughest journey of the season this Saturday as they pit their wits against league leaders Barrow AFC.

Hull Ionians 50 Birmingham & Solihull 17

Aquile Smith crossed for two tries but Birmingham and Solihull Bees fell to their heaviest defeat of the season at promotion-chasing Hull Ionians.
Vince Cable with Solihull College Principal John Callaghan

Solihull College trainees get to meet Vince Cable

Apprentices and trainees at Solihull College had the opportunity to meet Business Secretary Vince Cable when he stopped by the Blossomfield campus last week.

Chelmsley Wood teenager lands placement with firefighters

Michael Bryan with Lucy Lovatt and Ian Hughes, a member of PPDG's payroll giving scheme, at Solihull Fire Station
Lucy Lovatt from Chelmsley Wood, has ensured her desire to join the fire service is one step closer after a speculative email resulted in a work placement.

Solihull four-year-old follows in her grandfathers Martial Arts footsteps

Four-year-old Leah Wadley with martial arts instructor Eddie Quinn.
Leah Wadley has become the youngest student to pass a grading exam at Solihull-based Childsafe Martial Arts.

Late sting in tail for Birmingham & Solihull Bees

Birmingham & Solihull RFC director of rugby Eugene Martin admitted that his side had let a real opportunity slip through their fingers.

Solihull Moors shake New Year's cold with impressive win

Omar Bogle beats Barrow's Andy Burns to the ball
Last season Solihull Moors gained just one solitary point from their first seven games of the New Year before they returned to winning ways.

Mighty Solihull Barons lord it over Midland rivals once again

Ryan Selwood picked up two assists in Solihull Barons' victory over Nottingham Lions
The Bristol Street Motors Solihull Barons hit the road and brought home another two points courtesy of a 4-1 win over the Lions in Nottingham.
Wicked The Musical

A round-up of the best comedy, music, theatre and exhibitions, July 22-23

Highlights include Wicked: Birmingham Hippodrome, and Daryl Hall and John Oates: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Birmingham School Proms: 30 more pictures - is your school among them?

Iris, Dylan and Charlotte from Four Dwellings Academy which held its prom at Harborne Golf Club.
Photos from Acocks Green,Castle Vale, Kings Norton, Great Barr, Walsall, Castle Bromwich, Solihull and more

Birdland Park and Gardens is a beaky blinder!

A pelican watches a gull swooping in for a fish dish at Birdland Park and Gardens
Graham Young visits a truly fowl attraction in the heart of the Cotswolds
Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond return to the UK

Solihull Top Gear star Richard Hammond forced to hide from Argentinian mob in hotel

Pictures show shaken TV stars returning to Britain after fleeing from South American country

Witness in Oscar Pistorius trial 'heard screams' on night Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead

Oscar Pistorius is watched by June Steenkamp, right, the mother of Reeva Steenkamp, as he arrives for his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Evidence came on the first day of Paralympian’s highly-anticipated trial in South Africa

Hague warns Russia over Ukraine

Foreign secretary William Hague
Foreign Secretary says there will be 'consequences' if Russia does not pull back over Ukraine confrontation

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