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Wagon Lane to be shut for gas works

PART of Wagon Lane will be closed from next Monday for gas main works.

Three arrested on suspicion of Yardley murder

MURDER investigations are continuing following the death of a former soldier at a Yardley flat.

New life breathed into abandoned apartments

AN MP has welcomed the transformation of a derelict housing development into brand new apartments as a sign of economic recovery.

New tribute night starts in Sheldon

A TRIBUTE night takes place at Sheldon’s Ivy Leaf Social Club next Thursday (May 24).

Former abandoned concrete shell given new lease of life as Solihull Heights

A DERELICT development site that has been a problem for local residents for years is to be given a new lease of life and transformed into a landscaped community of homes.

A SHELDON couple are preparing to celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary on the wards of Heartlands Hospital.

Dolly Cresede met her future husband Bob Buchanan after he cycled down to Birmingham from Liverpool in 1934, aged just 14, in search of a better life.

Ancient Solihull mariner floats on towards his century!

LESS than 12 months off his century grandfather Charles Davis still goes for a morning swim five days a week.

Growing a grand profit for Marie Curie charity

FRESH fruit and veg, all grown at a local allotments, has helped raise over £1,000 for Marie Curie.

Conwoman in doorstep scam

A conwoman who claimed she was from a Catholic school, out collecting for charity, has been jailed.

Passengers escape fire

PASSENGERS were evacuated from a double-decker bus only moments before it was engulfed in a fireball.

Massive boost for A45 project

PLANS to divert a section of the A45 - paving the way for a runway extension - have received a £15m boost.

Making driving safer

A one-off evening course on how to deal with aggressive drivers and roadside emergencies will be held at a car dealership on Thursday.

Clampdown call at waste facility

A SHIRLEY man has called on the council to stop people outside the borough using Bickenhill Waste and Recycling Centre.

Duo chill out in the dog house

A HUSBAND and wife spent Christmas Eve in the dog house - quite literally!

New appeal over fatality

POLICE are still trying to piece together the events leading up a fatal crash on the A45 in Solihull.

Appeal for witnesses following Solihull fatality

Police are again appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision on Saturday 6 November in Solihull and specifically requesting information regarding the movements of the victim prior to the collision.

Solihull's Trees of Thoughts

SHOPPERS in Solihull, Shirley and Chelmsley Wood are enjoying a sea of lights as the Macmillan Trees of Thought were recently all switched on.

Light up a life with the Tree of Thought

IT’S nearly that time of year again, and the Macmillan fund raising team are busy finding Christmas trees in Solihull to light up for their Tree of Thought campaign.

A moral stand

I just read the article ‘Newsagent puts block on The Sun’ (Solihull News) and finished reading the article with a smile.

Masked robber escapes

A ROBBER sprayed a businessman with what’s thought to be pepper-spray in the middle of a busy shopping area.

Robber targets businessman outside Yardley Post Office

A ROBBER sprayed a businessman in the face with an unknown substance in the middle of a busy shopping area.

Tributes to the tragic teenager killed on busy Coventry Road

TRIBUTES have flooded in for a Yardley teenager, who died in a road crash last weekend

Hopes high that new store will boost area

PLANS have been announced for a new food store on the site of Severn Trent’s Sheldon HQ.

Sheldon food store plan for old Severn Trent offices

PLANS have been announced for a new food-store on the site of Severn Trent’s Sheldon HQ.

Precious phone

ON Wednesday, December 9, at 10.50am I accidentally dropped my Samsung phone whilst getting into my car at Aldi superstore in Sheldon on the Coventry Road.

Ticket issue

WHAT is your experience of buying a ticket at Dorridge railway station?

Greengrocer shuts shop

MIDLANDS greengrocer Joe Richards has closed his branch on Solihull High Street.

Documentary brought back vivid memories

A RECENT documentary about the Blitz brought back vivid memories for one Knowle woman – who lost two aunts in an air raid.

Hospice now

HOW can there be an objection to relocating Marie Curie Hospice?

Matt pedals a course record

BALSALL Common’s 24-year-old cyclist Matt Clinton had an excellent week - breaking a course record and finishing in the top ten of the National Championship.

Handy for most

INTERESTING how the writers of the first two letters in last week’s paper seem to have quite different views on Solihull’s recycling programme.

Wayward Freddie brings cars to a halt

TRAFFIC ground to a halt in Knowle on Wednesday, August 5, after a frightened greyhound slipped its lead and weaved its way across the busy Warwick Road.

Varsha is a real taste sensation

THE stretch of the Coventry Road that passes through Sheldon and Elmdon has more than its fair share of Indian restaurants and all have been around for a number of years - which would suggest they must be doing something right.

Style up your life

FASHIONABLY affordable - that’s retailer QS who offer great value for money and excellent quality fashion for women, men, girls, boys and babies.

Cheers to helping kids to have a life

TWO borough pubs – the Clock on Coventry Road, Bickenhill and the Saracen’s Head on Stratford Road, Shirley - have joined forces to launch a ‘home and away’ campaign aimed at helping disadvantaged children in Romania as well as kids across the UK.

Man sentenced in Solihull's "worst case" of dog neglect

A MAN who kept his dogs in terrible conditions, without decent food or water has been given a suspended sentence and banned from keeping animals for ten years.

Tribute to Jackson will help Macmillan

FANS of the King of Pop will be ‘thrilled’ when top tribute artist NAVI performs at The Ivy Leaf Social Club in Sheldon.

Left stranded by airport taxis

A RETURNING holidaymaker imagined she’d have to wheel her disabled husband down the A45 after waiting over two hours for a black cab at Birmingham Airport.

Couple from Solihull left stranded at Birmingham Airport

A RETURNING holidaymaker imagined she’d have to wheel her disabled husband down the A45 after waiting over two hours for a black cab at Birmingham Airport.

TV’s David opens shop

A FORMER Sheldon post office has been given a new lease of life by becoming a gold-buying centre.


Cathrina Hulse
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