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Santa visits to children in Marston Green and Chelmsley Wood have been saved following an appeal in the Solihull News.

That was the year that was - the highlights and lows

From a randy rodent to thieves stealing from grieving families, we take a look back at some of the highlights of 2014.

Writer Paul Torr goes in search of a second Solihull.....

A funny thing happened to me on the way to Solihull recently.

Win tickets to see Disney on Ice with the Solihull News

COME join the party when Disney On Ice presents Let’s Party!

Berkswell and Balsall bonfire gets the spooky treatment

GUY Fawkes meet ghosts and ghouls at Balsall Common’s first Halloween charity bonfire and fireworks night.

Eerie calendar of local graves is a surprise hit

AN ECCENTRIC businessman has released a creepy calendar, featuring graveyards from across Solihull and Birmingham.

Going bump in the night!

WHILE most of us were indoors wrapped up warm watching this week’s X Factor, a far spookier carrying on was taking place in Knowle.

Get a spooktacular new look

A GRUESOME collection of costumes is now available at Tesco in time for this year’s Hallowe’en festivities.

Farm adopts a spooky theme

GHOSTLY goings on are expected at Hatton Farm Village in the run up to Halloween.

Harry nets £400k for Uni research

TEN-YEAR-OLD Harry Moseley has helped to raise over £400,000 toward vital cancer research, at Birmingham University.

Add vital spooky touches

GET ready for Halloween with these spooky accessories. Whether you’re trick or treating or partying at the Monster Mash, visit your local Savers store and take a look at for your terrifying Halloween must haves.

Bags of blues from the Tribe

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MUSIC fans don’t get the blues when they go along to The Big Blues Tribe’s gigs – they have a rollicking good time instead.

Taking fear out of a visit to the dentist

MANY of us harbour a deep-rooted fear of the dentist - often going back to childhood.

Spooky twist to event

NORTH Solihull Leisure Centre is holding a fitness charity event on Sunday with a spooky twist.

Tricks are no treat at Halloween - warning

MISCHIEF-makers have been stopped from buying flour and eggs in the run-up to Halloween – as part of a borough-wide drive to curb anti-social behaviour.

Don’t get ‘tricked’ by Halloween deadline

SOLIHULL accountancy practice, Reynolds and Co is warning the region’s business community not to risk getting ‘tricked’ this Halloween by the impending HMRC tax return deadline – which falls on Saturday, October 31.

Halloween anti-social behaviour crackdown

SOLIHULL police will be looking to crack down on anti-social behaviour over Halloween and Bonfire Night

Treat yourself to ghoulish nails

TREAT yourself to some ghoulish nails this Halloween, with Barry M’s Nail Paint in Black (£2.95) to make any outfit come alive.

There’s a starman waiting in the wings

IN 1969, David Robert Jones first caught the attention of the public with his space age melodrama – Space Oddity.

Macmillan gets £11,560

STAFF and customers of Melbicks Garden and Leisure Centre, in Coleshill, were patting themselves on the back after managing to raise a whopping £11,560

Nosferatu at Birmingham Town Hall, October 31

IT was a deeply dark night; the wind howled, shards of rain biting at our exposed skin as we sought sanctuary from the wretched weather.


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