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Solihull park theft suspect chased down

SOLIHULL Police have arrested a man who’s believed to have threatened an elderly couple with a replica firearm before stealing a handbag.

Park run plea to keep Solihull event moving

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

The Secret Garden, Brueton Park

THERE’S nothing better than outdoor theatre. Brueton Park provides a perfect backdrop and the annual visits by Heartbreak Productions are one of the park calendar’s highlights.

Step out on Solihull's triple treat of bat walks

Three night-time bat walks are taking place this summer in Solihull parks.

Secret tale is a celebration of friendship

THEATRE group Heartbreak Productions is taking on the story of The Secret Garden on Tuesday, July 27, writes Emily Marsay.

Outdoor setting for a classic

COMING to Brueton Park is the classic children’s story of The Secret Garden.

Vandals land tax payers a hefty bill

A BILL of £1,200 has been handed to taxpayers after vandals struck in Brueton Park.

High Speed rail ‘green answer’

LOCAL MP Caroline Spelman has backed the new High Speed rail line (HS2) as a ‘green answer to the damage short haul flights and car travel are doing to the atmosphere’.

Sponsors wanted for popular event

MONKSPATH Rotary Club is looking for businesses to sponsor this year’s Fun in the Park event.

Mad dogs and Englishmen

SUN-lovers were out in Brueton Park last weekend, enjoying the sudden heatwave.

Sun lovers out in force at Brueton Park

SUN-lovers were out in Brueton Park last weekend, enjoying the sudden heatwave.

Fun-filled activities for all

WITH May half-term approaching make sure your youngsters have plenty to keep them occupied with fun-filled activities at the Parkridge Centre, Brueton Park.

Important questions that need answering

TODAY my wife and I received our Spring pack of publications from the National Trust, and within five minutes I read: National Trust have teamed up with Cadbury for the third year running, to ensure a fun weekend for visitors, with trails running at around 250 places over the four days of the Easter weekend.

Shame on you

On Saturday evening a friend and I decided to eat out and drove to the Plough in Shirley.

Keep pedalling with series of cycle rides

CYCLESOLIHULL, the voluntary cycling initiative, is encouraging people to keep their bikes out of the shed this year with a programme of regular cycle rides during autumn and winter.

Childrens Workshops

ANOTHER round of children’s workshops will be taking place in Brueton Park next week.

A top class line-up for festival

IT’S just over a month before the start of this year’s Solihull Festival and tickets are selling well.

Town welcomes Rotary delegates

VISITORS from across the world will visit Solihull next week for this year’s Rotary International Convention.

Outdoor delight in Brueton Park

FINE weather is forecast for one of the highlights of the Solihull summer - an open-air performance of Shakespeare’s As You Like It in Brueton Park.

Rotary International Convention comes to the National Exhibition Centre

THE National Exhibition Centre will play host to the Rotary International Convention later this month, which will pump £20 million into the regional economy.

Sponsors back out of Solihull Festival

ORGANISERS of this year’s Solihull Festival are urgently seeking financial support after being told by two potential business sponsors that they cannot give any money because of the economic downturn.

Tree planting to back bloom bid

SOLIHULL Council’s Park Ranger team will be helping staff from John Lewis, based in Touchwood, to plant more than 20 Oak trees which the store has funded to support the Solihull in Bloom Campaign.

Join bird watch

ONCE again the people of Solihull are being asked to keep track of the birds that are visiting the area.

Fun for all in the park

SOLIHULL Festival's grand finale takes place on Sunday in Brueton Park.

War is declared on park vandals

VOLUNTEERS have pledged to get tough on vandals in the borough's parks.


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