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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.
Coun Joe Tildesley with Oak Cottage pupils.

Solihull primary school praised for body of knowledge

A Solihull primary school has been praised by Ofsted inspectors for promoting a healthy body image.

Solihull School students say hola to new language

Headteacher of Solihull School with students.
Students at Solihull School are saying au revoir to French and hola to the Spanish word after more than 450 years.

Solihull conman gets 5 years for 'sham' roof service

A Solihull man has been jailed for five years for his part in an £8 million rogue trading scheme which saw elderly and vulnerable people fleeced in a "sham" roof coating service.

Stourbridge hang on to push Solihull Bees ever closer to the drop

Birmingham and Solihull Bees have four games left to save their season after slipping ever closer to the relegation trapdoor following defeat in a remarkable game at Stourbridge.

Solihull Moors force the pace early but City slicker at the finish

Ryan Beswick nets for Moors
Just 18 days on from beating Worcester 4-1 away, the visitors decisively turned the tables to hand Solihull Moors a painful defeat.

Imperious Barons seal title in 23-goal weekend

Jake Larkin gets one of his three goals against Coventry
The Bristol Street Motors Solihull Barons clinched the Laidler Division title in style with a dominant performance against Coventry Blaze.
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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