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Solihull Chamber overall winner Jane Weaver with Des Correia of sponsors Ove Arup and Chamber president Joe Kelly from Birmingham Airport

Tailors named Solihull News' Business Person of the Month

Celebrity dressmakers Kusum and Mansukhlal Tailor, who come from a long line of tailors, have won the coveted award after opening their first public store in Solihull

Shirley Marks and Spencer - 'Use it or lose it' plea.

CUSTOMERS of the Marks & Spencer (M&S) Simply Food outlet in Shirley have been urged to ‘use it or lose it’ following the news that the store will remain on Stratford Road for the time being.

IN THE wake of the recent cold snap, Solihull MP Lorely Burt has backed a campaign for retailers to ‘Close the Door’.

Despite the freezing temperatures, around 80 per cent of shops and cafes always keep their doors open because they believe, according to campaigner Rachel Lankester, that it attracts more customers.

Homeless woman is back in prison for stealing from Solihull store.

A HOMELESS woman who has lived on the streets for five years says she has ‘no choice’ but to sleep rough.

Homeless woman tells Solihull magistrates she would 'rather live on streets.'

A HOMELESS woman and prolific thief who has spent over a month in prison has said she’d rather sleep rough than take the housing offered.

Monkspath Hall Road price hike postponed in a bid to boost town cente visitor numbers

TRANSPORT chiefs have postponed plans for a further hike in parking charges at Monkspath Hall Road, due to dwindling numbers of visitors to town centre car parks.

Woman remains in custody after a home is not found, Solihull Magistrates Court heard.

MAGISTRATES were forced to send a homeless woman back to prison after a clerical blunder meant housing had not been found for her.

Brothers jailed for thefts at borough businesses

SIBLINGS who stole from a string of corner shops and high street businesses earlier this year have been jailed.

Vandals strike at Marks and Spencer car park

VANDALS have struck again in Solihull town centre - this time smashing up a payment machine at the Marks & Spencer car park.

Tills ringing out as shoppers seek the best sales bargains

CUSTOMERS were queuing outside Solihull’s John Lewis waiting to grab a bargain on the first day of the store’s biggest sale of the year.

Seasonal packers raise over £1,000

Festive shoppers in Marks and Spencer’s in Solihull helped boost the funds of local charity SoLO by donating money for getting their bags packed at the tills.

Private money 'the only way forward for south Solihull' says petition organiser

VILLAGES like Dorridge must rely on the private sector for investment, so says a supporter of the controversial Sainsbury’s development.

Group behind 1800-signature petition speak

VILLAGES like Dorridge must rely on the private sector for investment so says a supporter of the controversial Sainsbury’s development.

Cups raised to celebrate massive charity success

EXCEPTIONALLY hot weather encouraged the crowds to come out for tea and cake in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday.

Shirley concerns

I ASKED in these letter pages for more detail on what is happening with Parkgate.

Despicable act

To the person(s) who burgled our home.

Half the price

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I REFER to the letter by K J Bates in last week’s Solihull News entitled ‘Watch the prices’.

Keep them out

I keep seeing letters about how glad people are that Asda has been stopped and that we do not need a new supermarket in Solihull, but while they have been doing this no one has noticed that a supermarket is coming through the back door.

Perfect treats for mum

THIS Mother’s Day show mum just how special she is by choosing the perfect gift from Mell Square Shopping Centre.

Theft blow for bag packer Joe

CHRISTMAS may be just around the corner but festive cheer was lacking at Marks & Spencer’s in Mell Square as big-hearted charity worker Joseph Sullivan found to his cost.


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