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Concern that Marston Green is being used as a rat run

Drivers are using Marston Green as a “rat run” to avoid congestion in the A45 corridor, a borough councillor has said

Pedestrian dies and two others left fighting for life after Yardley crash

Police are investigating after a pedestrian died and a motorcyclist and his passenger were left fighting for life following an horrific crash in Birmingham

Bilker who stole Solihull number plates avoids jail

A ‘Bilker’, stole number plates from a string of cars in Solihull, borough magistrates heard


Alarm at change in opening hours

Residents in Elmdon and Sheldon have raised objections to late evening opening at a new shopping parade

Crash in Yardley causes chaos for rush-hour commuters

Rush-hour motorists faced traffic chaos on the Coventry Road on Monday night after ten cars collided in an underpass in freezing conditions

Driver admits causing death of local pensioner in hit and run

A driver has admitted causing the death of an 80-year-old Sheldon pensioner in a hit and run

Lying in the freezing snow, praying for rescue, 85-year-old Daniel Lee thought his time was up after he fell and broke his elbow on the way to church

Despite his most valiant efforts, the pensioner was unable to get up from Hobs Moat Road and had looked on in desperation as cars whizzed by on the Coventry Road

Barry ,Phoebe and Linsey Morris

Autistic youngster given iPad by generous local business

After seeing her heartfelt appeal in the Solihull News, a generous local business owner has made six-year-old Phoebe Morris’ birthday wish come true

Solihull Santa's sleigh collection routes

Here are Solihull Santa's sleigh collection route

Elmdon parish church to hold Remembrance Sunday service

ELMDON Parish Church will hold its annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday, November 11.

Holy Grail may be in Solihull, local historian claims

The Holy Grail could be in Solihull, an amateur historian has claimed

2012 Olympian Kristian Thomas launches new Virgin Media centre in Sheldon

LOCAL Olympian Kristian Thomas has helped Virgin Media launch an innovative new training and research centre in the Midlands that will create approximately 200 new jobs for young apprentices across the country through 2013.

Mobile phones intended for charity stolen from a Solihull recycling centre.

THIEVES have swiped a batch of mobile phones intended for charity from Bickenhill’s recycling centre - the latest in a spate of thefts from the site.

SHOPLIFTING gang get four weeks in jail

AN EAGLE-eyed police officer made a last minute arrest of a wanted shoplifting gang member as he arrived at court to give his accomplices some moral support.

Mystery sketch finder hopes to trace owner

A MUM-of-four from Solihull who discovered a mysterious sketch of a young girl behind an artist’s print, is hoping to trace its owner.

Solihull driver caught texting at the wheel.

A DRIVER racked up three points on his licence after police caught him texting at the wheel.

Medals found in demolished Sheldon bank sold at auction

A FORMER Aston Villa player’s medals, found lying in the rubble of a demolished Sheldon bank, have fetched £6800 at auction.

Soldier appears at Solihull Magistrates Court for being AWOL from Army.

A SOLDIER who has been absent without leave (AWOL) from the Army since April has appeared before Solihull Magistrates Court.

Driver caught speeding in Solihull receives temporary ban.

A LEGAL worker caught speeding has escaped having his licence revoked after pleading his case in court.

A Go Green fair arrives in Mell Square

AN electricity cable sparked a fire in the basement of a five storey Sheldon office block.


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