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Victoria flies the flag for Blythe Barracudas

BLYTHE Barracuda Victoria Long, aged 12, was the youngest competitor to qualify for the recent British Gas International Swimming meet in Leeds.

Solihull School swimmer qualifies for Olympic trials

A TALENTED 13-year-old swimmer from Solihull School could be competing for Britain this summer after qualifying for the Olympic trials.

‘Much-loved’ Harold dies

THE FORMER chairman of West Midlands Gas passed away peacefully at Ardenlea Grove Nursing Home last week.

Another trust

IN response to your reader’s comments about Ward 10 at Solihull Hospital I think that it is very important to make it clear that the mental health services at the hospital are not run by the hospital they are run by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust, which is a separate organisation.

Tributes to devoted Solihull couple

THE family of a Solihull couple who died within a week of each other have paid tribute to a pair noted for their love, kindness and sense of humour.

Residents lose 'long-running' housing battle

RESIDENTS have lost a long-running battle against a housing development, in Elmdon Heath.

Parking concerns over plan

RESIDENTS in Elmdon Heath fear that plans to build over 100 apartments in Wharf Lane would lead to “horrendous” parking problems.

Residents and councillors hit out over Bryant Homes' Wharf Lane plan

FURIOUS residents are calling on Solihull Council to reject Bryant Homes’ plans to build more homes on the former British Gas site on Wharf Lane.

Wasp sting is nearly fatal for gardener Jeff

A HILLFIELD man is lucky to be alive after suffering a severe allergic reaction to a wasp sting last Friday.

Girlfriend pleads guilty to allowing cannabis at home

The long-term girlfriend of a Smith's Wood man who was sent down for growing cannabis pleaded guilty on Wednesday to permitting the production of the class C drug in her home

Beware gas service rip off

WITH reference to the letter headed 'At boiling point', (Solihull News) I totally agree with the writer.

At boiling point

I HAVE just received from British Gas my Home Care agreement which covers my boiler.

Chairman hoping to see big crowds at Solihull Moors

NEW Solihull Moors chairman Nigel Collins is hoping the Blue Square North side's fans will flood back to the borough's biggest football club this season.

Electricity shock jolts mum Paula Porter

A POWER company has issued a grovelling apology after it terrified an Acocks Green hairdresser with a bill that was hardly a snip at an incredible £10,000.


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