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Mary Reilly following her dramatic weight loss.

Solihull Lodge great-grandmother looses weight with military regime

Great-grandmother Mary Reilly dropped a remarkable four dress sizes after becoming 'hooked' on military fitness sessions.

Paul Cutt, with the family dog Robbie from Hampton-in-Arden who was attacked by another dog leaving him with a wound.

Horror attack on pet terrier shocks owner

Police were called after a dog's stomach was 'ripped open' by an Alsatian in a Solihull park.

Solihull residents invited to see The Railway Children at Brueton Park.

DISCOVER Heartbreak’s award-winning adaptation of E. Nesbit’s The Railway Children at Brueton Park on Tuesday, July 31.

Runners and walkers prepare for Solihull's Race for Life event.

HORDES of ‘pink ladies’ will descend on Brueton Park and Malvern Park this Sunday for this year’s Race for Life event.

Sport Relief Mile a scorching success

HUNDREDS of runners braved the soaring temperatures on Sunday to raise money for Sport Relief at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre.

IF YOU prefer tough love to the treadmill, BMF are offering fitness fanatics a chance to shape up in their local park.

Former army physical training instructor Gary Kerr, who has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, says he has seen a huge increase in people looking to get out of the gym and exercise outside.

Knowle & Dorridge runner second in Brueton Park run

SPEEDY Stephen Sharp, of Belgrave Harriers, completed the Brueton parkrun in a very swift 15:38, for his second win.

Pooches in the pink on the start line for a charity run

ON your barks, get set - go!

Park perfection on our doorstep

The school holidays are approaching and I know lots of parents will be thinking: “What can we do to keep the children busy this summer?” One answer is right here: let’s use our parks as much as we can.

Brave PCs honoured

A PAIR of brave police officers from Solihull were honoured at a special ceremony yesterday Thursday (23 June) for outstanding acts of bravery.

Lorely Burt: Believe me, it really is good fun

It never occurred to me that the words ‘fun’ and ‘run’ should appear in the same sentence.

Parish riposte

The letter published last week from Mr Eames regarding Balsall Parish Council contains a number of errors which need clarifying.

New year parklife for runners

NEW Year’s Day in Brueton Park saw 35 runners competing in the weekly park run.

Runners brave the elements for cross country contest

ONCE again Solihull’s runners proved themselves to be a hardy lot.

Big freeze no barrier to hardy runners

RUNNERS braved the cold to complete the weekly Brueton Park run last weekend.

Armed robber gets prison sentence

A GALLANT gentleman tried to fend off an armed robber with the end of his umbrella, a court heard this week.

We should revive Fred’s Shirley vision

READING the letter from Fred Carpenter (News October 1) reminds me of his award-winning design in 2006 for the Heart of Shirley, selected by Sir Adrian Cadbury and Lorely Burt who attended the presentation.

Mike appealing for Santa Jog support

A PENSIONER who had a quadruple heart bypass is urging people to support a brand-new charity event.

Give us hope

How long do we residents of Shirley have to wait until our shopping centre is restored to health?

Plea to keep Brueton Park run project going

RUNNING enthusiasts have launched an urgent appeal for volunteers to help keep the latest athletics phenomenon ‘parkrun’ alive and kicking in Solihull.


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