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Deborah Fennell (Blythe Valley Park), Martin Conlon, Jaap de Jonge and Ken Barker (Shirley Lions).

Blythe Valley Business Park Charity Fun Run proceeds to go to SoLO

Organisers of this year’s Blythe Valley Business Park Charity Fun Run have chosen to donate their entry proceeds to a learning difficulties charity.

Fun in the sun at Shirley Lions Carnival.

Lions Carnival a roaring success yet again

The sun shone down on revellers at this year’s Shirley Lions Carnival, which took place at the weekend.

Competitors in the ninth Blythe Valley Park Charity Fun Run in Solihull.

Fun fundraiser a runaway success again

More than 250 competitors have made the tenth annual Blythe Valley Business Park Charity Fun Run a runaway success.

Preparations build for Blythe Valley Fun Run

Runners taking part in the 10th Blythe Valley Business Park Charity Fun Run later this year will be helping Harry to help others

Shirley teen whose remote control car was stolen gets generous donation

A SHIRLEY teenager, whose beloved 1/5th scale remote control car was stolen, has received a brand new buggy thanks to his generous local Lions.

Solihull Santa's sleigh collection routes

Here are Solihull Santa's sleigh collection route

Christmas lights switched on in Shirley

ALL eyes were on Shirley on Thursday as the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Hawkins, officially switched on the town’s Christmas lights.

Blythe Valley run boost for Marie Curie Hospice

THE Blythe Valley Park Charity Fun Run has provided a record boost for a new hospice for the West Midlands – as the grand opening finish line moves ever closer.

Lions sponsor first Christmas light in Shirley

SHIRLEY Lions have become the first official sponsors of Shirley’s new Christmas lights.

Fingers crossed for a sunny Shirley Carnival

ORGANISERS of Shirley Carnival are crossing their fingers for sunny skies this Saturday, as the popular event finally comes to town.

Running shoes on for the Solihull Blythe Valley fun run

BLYTHE Valley Business Park is urging its tenants to swap their suits for shorts, or even fancy dress, in preparation for its ninth annual Charity Fun Run.

Shirley Carnival cancelled due to adverse weather

ORGANISERS were forced to cancel this year’s Shirley Carnival last Saturday for the first time in its 35 year history following the heavy rainfall.

Rain forces cancellation of Shirley Carnival

ORGANISERS were forced to cancel this year’s Shirley Carnival for the first time in its 35 year history after weeks of heavy rainfall.

Just a week to go before the Shirley Carnival

FINAL preparations are being made before the annual Shirley Lions Carnival opens next week.

Carnival rolls into Shirley next month

SHIRLEY Carnival will be rolling into town with an international flavour next month.

Carnival hailed a huge success

DANCERS, pipers and Punch and Judy were among the guests entertaining crowds at Shirley Carnival.

Loud roar for a best ever show

CARNIVAL time is fast approaching as Shirley Lions Carnival is on this Saturday in Shirley Park, billed as “the biggest and best yet.”

Couple celebrate Lions double

A DORRIDGE couple have both become presidents of different local Lions clubs.

We’re off

My drama group (Union Theatre) meets every Tuesday and Thursday night and after our Thursday night rehearsal, we always go for a drink to round off the evening.

‘Our town has spirit’

  • BBC

Shirley Town Centre Partnership has hit back at claims voiced in the BBC’s Inside Out programme that the town lacks community spirit.


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