How we use Cookies

Election hopefuls grilled over the future of Solihull Hospital

Labour candidate Nigel Knowles, Howard Allen for the green party, lib dem candidate, chairman of the meeting Syd Ashby, Julian Knight for the conservatives and UKIP candidate Phil Henrick.

Locals questioned Solihull election candidates from the five main political parties about the future of the NHS in Solihull.

Shirley pilot, 90, learned to fly when he retired

90 year old pilot Paddy Elliott at The South Warwickshire Flying School at Wellesbourne where her still flies on a regular basis.
Pensioner Paddy Elliott is still flying high at the age of 90 as one of the world’s oldest pilots.

Thriller as Barons leave it late to secure league and play-off double

A delighted Solihull Barons squad celebrate their Laidler Trophy victory
The Bristol Street Motors Solihull Barons wound up a perfect season on Monday evening with a dramatic comeback from 3-0 down.

Shirley performer seeking to revive Perry Como's Magic Moments

Matthew Long
Diehard Perry Como fan Matthew Long from Shirley is appealing for anyone who attended the American crooner's one and only tour of the UK to get in touch.

Solihull Moors 1 Hednesford Town 1: Moors have to settle for point

Solihull Moors' Ryan Beswick clears as Hednesford apply the pressure
Hednesford were promoted to Moors' level just under two years ago and in their first season at this level made the play-off positions.

London Marathon 2015: Stephanie is hoping to raise £2,000 for the charity Get Kids Going

A Solihull businesswoman is putting her best foot forward for the charity after being inspired by its sport and mobility work for disabled children
Postman Paul Bradley has retired after doing the same round in Hampton-in-Arden for 33 years.

Hampton-in-Arden post man retires after 33 years

Paul Bradley has spent over 30 years carrying on the same postal round in the picturesque Solihull village of Hampton-in-Arden.

Solihull Samaritans deal with 30,000 calls

A woman showing signs of depression
The Solihull branch of the Samaritans deals with over 30,000 calls from depressed people each year in the borough alone.

Yardley Church with royal links is staging play

A Man for All Seasons performed by Solihull based group Union Theatre held at the Yardley Church.
Solihull Union Theatre is staging Robert Bolt's classic play at St Edburgha's Church, Yardley, this week.
Omar Bogle in action for Solihull Moors

Solihull Moors 1 Boston United 4: Southwell treble dents Moors' top-ten hopes

The defeat means Solihull now have to beat Chorley this Saturday to keep alive their hopes of a top-ten finish.

Late Hull stunner puts Bees' survival out of their hands

Birmingham and Solihull Bees must brace themselves for relegation as fellow strugglers Hull snatched victory with a stunning last-gasp try from winger Stephen Hihetah.

Caldy 19 Birmingham and Solihull Bees 14: Bees have it all to do to avoid drop

Bees find themselves sitting in the last-chance saloon following this narrow defeat at fourth-placed Caldy.

Derren Brown and 11 other unmissable things to see in Birmingham this week

Shrek, Frozen on ice and Nicki Minaj are among the acts coming to the city

Pulp Fiction, Foxcatcher and other alternative films to see this week

This week you can book now for a Marvel triple bill at IMAX, or catch Tinkerbell, Steve Carell’s Foxcatcher and Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.

Family shows to see at Easter in Birmingham in 2015

Shrek, Frozen on ice, Sooty and Mr Tumble are among the entertaining acts
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

Local Business Search


Cathrina Hulse
Multimedia Journalist
Annette Belcher
Multimedia Journalist
Full newsroom contact details
Tell us what's happening in your area.