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Solihull in Bloom 2011 invites everyone to get involved

SOLIHULL in Bloom 2011 is inviting everyone - from residents to community groups and businesses - to get involved in this year’s riot of colour.

Judges put town in the spotlight

FOUR months of planning and hard work came to fruition last Friday when judges for this year’s Britain in Bloom contest completed a tour of the borough.

In a jam yet again

‘Obstruction in road, lane closed’ - it’s the M6 northbound from the M42 again, just after 9 in the morning - though once again, for the third time in as many weeks, the good people who control these signs don’t tell you the lane is closed until after you’ve left the M42.

Cops nab teen park robbers

POLICE have smashed a teenage gang of thugs who allegedly committed a recent string of robberies in Solihull parks.

Pupils sad at theft

GREEN-FINGERED pupils from Solihull Junior School have been left reeling after callous thieves stole a special willow arch they had built at Malvern Park.

Save the bees

MEMBERS of Solihull and District branch of the Warwickshire Beekeepers Association are once again running their successful Introduction to Beekeeping Course.

An insult

WITH regard to the two letters from year 13 students at Solihull College, I am one of the unfortunate parents who has to run the gauntlet each afternoon through Malvern Park.


I AM a student in Year 13 at Solihull Sixth Form College and was immediately outraged when I read the letter from Melanie Guthrie in the Solihull News.

Saintly students

I AM a year 13 student at Solihull 6th Form College and I was shocked when I read the letter from Melanie Guthrie in the Solihull News.

Anger over club

I READ on the front page of the Solihull News about the plans to open a venue called the Honey Club in Solihull.

We can’t let a small minority spoil all of this

I RECENTLY started writing Strolls around Solihull – a weekly feature about the borough’s green spaces.

Concern over park teen yobs

WORRIED mums are becoming concerned about walking through Malvern Park because of the bad behaviour of local teenagers.

Help Relate to save marriages

These difficult economic times put great strains on families and relationships as well as finances.

Cyclists are being urged to go slower

IF your image of cyclists is all lycra, helmets and wrap round shades then think again as a new movement known as ‘Slow Cycling’ is gaining momentum in the UK.

Weekend of garden glory

GREEN- fingered Silhillians will be out in force this weekend when Malvern Park and Mell Square in the town centre stage a free gardening event for the whole family.

Flower bed is bloomin’ great

THE carpet flower bed at Malvern Park will receive an ‘out of this world’ makeover when it is re-designed in July.

Park life suits some

A SOLIHULL resident has voiced her concerns over her experiences of intimidating behaviour by sixth form students who pass through Malvern Park.

Designs wanted for park display

GREEN-fingered enthusiasts from Solihull with a flair for garden design are being urged to come forward and submit their ideas for the borough’s famous flower bed in Malvern Park.

Mumbai attacks spark race feud

THE Sixth Form College, Solihull has come under fire from a concerned dad after tensions following the Mumbai bombings in India sparked gang warfare between Pakistani and Indian students on Solihull streets.

Ideas wanted for borough's big flowerbed

GREEN-fingered residents listen up!

Seeds planted for Britain in Bloom judges in Solihull

GREEN-fingered folk in Solihull are pinning their hopes on a bloomin’ marvellous display this week.


Cathrina Hulse
Multimedia Journalist
Annette Belcher
Multimedia Journalist
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