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Delight for Henley in Arden's Mat Jackson as Redstone Racing toast Snetterton success

REDSTONE Racing leaves Snetterton in a buoyant mood at the end of a successful weekend of racing at Round 6 of Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship’s (BTCC) visit to Snetterton circuit last weekend.

Arson appeal after Balsall Common blaze

POLICE need the public’s help to find those responsible for an arson attack which saw 14 homes evacuated in a village street.

Mat Jackson revs up for Snetterton

SOLIHULL’S Mat Jackson, pictured, and his Redstone Racing colleagues are hoping for divine intervention to help rejuvenate their challenge for the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) title as they head to Norfolk’s Snetterton 300 circuit for round six this coming weekend.

Solihull businessman's appeal after trailer theft

A BUSINESSMAN has been left thousands of pounds out of pocket after audacious thieves smashed their way into a storage facility and stole his trailer.

Solihull's Mat Jackson shines at Silverstone classic

HENLEY-in-Arden’s Mat Jackson dazzled with his driving in front of tens of thousands of spectators when he competed on the Silverstone Grand Prix track during the weekend’s Silverstone Classic event.

Off roaders are causing damage to Solihull's countryside.

‘OFF roaders’ are tearing up the countryside and blighting the lives of farmers, a local police officer has warned this week.

Solihull driver is fined for having bald tyres

A VAN driver from Shirley caught with badly balding tyres has been fined and had points added to his driving licence.

Attempted theft in Prospect Lane

THIEVES attempted to strip a vehicle of its catalytic converter in Prospect Lane last Thursday night (May 3).

Henley in Arden's Mat Jackson turns his attention to Thruxton

AFTER a dominant display at Donington Park, Kent’s Redstone Racing turns its attention to the next round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Thruxton, Hampshire, this weekend.

A STEAM iron thief who stole from Solihull’s John Lewis has been jailed by borough magistrates.

John Smart, of South Woodland, London, was arrested in a Touchwood car park on March 30.

THE DRIVER of a van which careered off a bridge onto the M42 has died.

The motorway was closed in both directions between junctions seven and six after the Nissan Cabstar van smashed through safety barriers on the A45 bridge on Monday (March 19).

Driver dies after his van plummets off bridge onto the M42 near Solihull

A man was seriously injured after a van left a bridge and landed on the M42 below near Solihull.

A CRIMINAL who attempted to hide during a police chase in a freezing reservoir was foiled by police dog Flint.

Simon Williams, of Elmdon, Solihull, leapt into Earlswood Reservoir and hid under a fishing jetty believing it would throw the three year-old German Shepherd off his tail.

A TAXI driver caught reversing down a motorway was in fear for his life, Solihull Magistrates Court heard this week.

David Forbes, of Hawkesyard Road, Erdington, was seen reversing his Ford Galaxy taxi away from a traffic standstill on the A38 into Birmingham at Park Circus in August last year.

Just like dad: Double joy for festive family

TWO babies - a boy and a girl - were born at Solihull Hospital on Christmas Day - and one shares the same birthday as his dad.

Bad luck strikes three times and drops Jackson into third place in Touring bid

SOLIHULL’s Mat Jackson suffered cruel luck in his latest quest to win this year’s Dunlop British Touring Car title in the series’ latest three races at the daunting Knockhill circuit in Scotland.

Our refuge

IN our increasingly dangerous world, there are so many situations that make us fearful.

Third race victory for Jackson

Mat Jackson of Solihull won the third race at Snetterton last Sunday after finishing in sixth in both the first and second rounds in his Airwaves Motorbase Ford Focus ST.

Netball stars on target for title

A Solihull junior netball squad has triumphed in the recent Birmingham Elite League.

Uproar over rehab centre

A Solihull village could be the location for a drug rehabilitation facility for wealthy clients from the Middle East if proposals get the go ahead

Star-struck and London bound

YOUNG film-buff Valentina Sutton is helping to make a movie whose entire cast and crew is made up of young people.

Mat in top gear

A BRILLIANT drive by Solihull’s Mat Jackson at the latest rounds of the BTCC at Croft North Yorkshire has seen him clamber to top of the independents leader board.

Scrap men fined for row

NOISY Dudley metal merchants have been fined for the racket they made while collecting Solihull scrap.

Husband’s anguish over smash verdict

A DISTRAUGHT husband has spoken of his ‘disappointment and anger’ after the paramedic who crashed into his wife Wendy’s car killing her was cleared of causing death by careless driving.

Rivals battle hard to share spoils

On the hottest day of the year, neighbours Alderbrook and Tudor Grange Under 12s played out a tightly fought contest in the final of the all Birmingham Individual Schools cup, which ended in a 1-1 draw after extra time meaning that the cup was shared.

Camps’ best league win for three years

Camp Hill 47 Leamington 0

Camps lose out despite fightback

Dudley Kingswinford 29 Camp Hill 25

Camp Hill pick up where they left off with another win

Banbury 9 Camp Hill 32

‘Thieves could cost me my job’

A LAPWORTH mum has said that she’s been left stranded after thieves stole the family car.

Silhill fail to stop Sutton

Sutton United 3 Silhill 0

Cyclist killed en route to holiday

A HALL Green teacher has been killed in a road crash, on his way to joining his family on holiday.

At the crossroads in the fast lane

DAVID Eadon is determined to follow in the footsteps of world champion racing driver Jenson Button, writes Nick Pullen.

First classic car run in borough

A CALVACADE of classic cars will be wending their way through the borough this Sunday.

Tries galore but kicking boots were left behind

CAMP Hill started their pre-season programme with a 35 - 17 win over Derbyshire side Matlock.

Police appeal over car clue to Solihull burglaries

DETECTIVES are asking residents and retailers with CCTV cameras to check footage in the hope of spotting a vehicle they suspect of being involved in at least two burglaries.

Deals for the Bees

BIRMINGHAM & Solihull Rugby Club have this week launched their new season tickets and membership details for the coming season.

Going places

I WAS quite dismayed to see on page 48 of the Solihull News June 18 a bland and misleading item on ‘More Trains’ at Shirley which reveals a lack of awareness and appreciation of the extent and improvement of the rail service.

Players join forces to triumph

A GROUP of ex-Solihull and current Camp Hill rugby players combined to win the Alcester Rugby Sevens competition recently.

Marston Green man stole mum's car to buy heroin

TEMPTATION proved too much when Dino Fields, staying at his mother’s home in north Warwickshire, was offered an illegal drug.

Father ‘stabbed daughter in car’

A SOLIHULL father claimed his daughter had been raped and he had killed her to end her suffering, a jury heard this week.


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