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Two members of the Shirley Asda team take to the skies in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

Shirley Asda team hit the heights for the British Heart Foundation

A team of Asda employees in Shirley took on a 10,000 ft challenge in honour of a former colleague who passed away.

CCTV image of the man wanted by police

CCTV image of shoplifter suspect who bit Asda security guard's ear in escape

The guard was injured as he attempted to apprehend the man, who was wearing a distinctive Batman cap, at the front of the Asda store on Bosworth Drive.

Gym will now form part of new regeneration scheme for Shirley

Plans to site a 24 hour gym in Shirley’s new Parkgate scheme have been given the official go ahead

Parkgate development on track for completion

A gym, a bakers, a coffee shop, a discount retailer, four restaurants and a phone store

Solihull Magistrates Court

Man with 'horrendous' record appears in court for shop thefts.

A DRUG addict with an ‘horrendous’ criminal record has appeared at Solihull Magistrates Court after stealing over £200 worth of stock from shops in the borough.

Serial thief jailed after walking out of supermarket with TV

A SERIAL thief, who attempted to simply walk out of a supermarket with a TV under his arm, has been jailed for 21 weeks.

Fury as Sainsbury delays plans to build Dorridge supermarket

Council leader Ken Meeson has hit out at Sainsbury’s after it said construction on its proposed Forest Court site in Dorridge ‘will not begin in the near future’

Pupils learn essential business skills

FORTY five mystery shoppers, aged between 13 and 14 years old, put staff through their paces this week at ASDA in Chelmsley Wood, Solihull, as part of an ‘on the job’ training exercise designed to teach them valuable skills.

SOLIHULL-based MEP Nikki Sinclaire is launching her own debt advice booklet in Chelmsley Wood.

The We Demand a Referendum MEP decided to produce the guide after receiving hundreds of letters from local constituents with concerns over debt.

Cadets raise over £800 with chairty bag pack

CADETS from a Chelmsley Wood Royal Air Force squadron have raised over £800 with a local bag packing day.

Convenient alternative for online purchases deliveries launched in Solihull

FOR online shoppers fed up of waiting in for their purchases to be delivered, a new service in Solihull offers an alternative.

Discussions moving forward on Shirley's Powergen site

DISCUSSIONS to regenerate a dilapidated tract of land in Shirley have finally begun after an 800-strong petition to revive the site was handed to the borough council.

Thief steals trolley full of groceries from Asda in Chelmsley Wood.

A THIEF with a string of previous convictions has appeared back before the court for wheeling a trolley full of food out of Asda without paying.

Shirley Parkgate scheme begins to take shape.

WORK on one of the biggest developments to come to the borough in recent years is now well underway.

Chelmsley Wood thief given suspended jail term.

A THIEF - whose criminal record was described by his own solicitor as the ‘worst he has ever seen’ - has avoided jail after stealing hundreds of pounds worth of electrical items.

Honeymooners have trip ruined by husband's theft arrest

A PAIR of newly-weds had a bumpy start to married life after the bridegroom was arrested at Birmingham Airport, on the way to their honeymoon.

Work to begin on Shirley's Parkgate site, Solihull

CONSTRUCTION work is finally about to start on one of the biggest regeneration schemes in the borough - Parkgate.

Woman forced to steal to pay off drug debt

A FORMER abuse victim stole clothes to pay off an old drug debt, a court heard.

Jaffabox looks to expand Solihull operation

SOLIHULL firm JaffaBox are expanding.

Police to close Chelmsley Wood police station to the public

Police chiefs say they are aiming to make officers more accessible as services move to the joint Solihull Connect walk-in centre, between West Midlands Police and Solihull Council, on Monday July 2.


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