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Part of the Active Angels day nursery's roof was burnt out in the blaze.

Police launch probe after fire damages Shirley nursery

Police and fire investigators are looking in to whether arsonists are responsible for a blaze which caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a popular Shirley day nursery.

The £40,000 worth of cannabis plants found growing inside a flat in Main Street, Dickens Heath.

£40k of cannabis found in Dickens Heath flat

Police discovered a cannabis farm with around £40,000 worth of plants at a flat in Dickens Heath after being contacted by the local community.

Apres in Solihull

Solihull Council acts after drugs and knives are found at nightspot

Apres in Solihull was ordered to cut opening hours and scrap a weekly event called Snow following police raids which revealed the use of cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis.

Greswold Primary School in Buryfield Road in Solihull

Solihull school sends photos of poor parking to police

Greswold Primary School in Buryfield Road, Solihull, has started snapping pictures of parents' bad parking to report to the police.

New Solihull police commander Alex Murray outlines mission for borough

Chief Superintendent Alex Murray took over the reins from Sally Bourner in June to become the Commander of Solihull Police.

CCTV image of the man wanted by police

CCTV image of shoplifter suspect who bit Asda security guard's ear in escape

The guard was injured as he attempted to apprehend the man, who was wearing a distinctive Batman cap, at the front of the Asda store on Bosworth Drive.

Police dogs Oxo and Olivia with the team at the Samsung Detector Dog Centre

Solihull police dogs are sniffing out a new career in South Korea

A pair of Solihull police dogs are sniffing out a new career in South Korea.

The entrance to the Touchwood Shopping centre in Solihull

Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull evacuated after WWII bomb alert

Thousands of shoppers were forced to abandon Touchwood Shopping Centre at just before 1pm last Saturday, while bomb disposal experts were called in to assess the danger.

The Solihull cops dressed in onesies worn when they tackled the man in a supermarket

Onesie-wearing Solihull cops recognised for bravery after tackling man in store

Pair tackled man who threatened women in supermarket despite wearing zebra and monkey fancy dress outfits

Killer Lee Roberts and right victim Neville Bassett

Robber battered OAP, 87, in spate of terrifying raids

Drug addict had already served time for killing elderly victim

Lesley Scudamore collecting her bravery award from WMP Chief Constable Chris Sims and Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

Couple praised for tackling burglar who had knife

Peter and Lesley Scudamore challenged Justin Irvine from Halesowen who had burgled a war veteran's home in Castle Bromwich.

Solihull Police at last year's cycle ride.

Bobbies on their bikes to Bruges for Air Ambulance

Solihull police officers are taking time out from life on the beat to raise money for a charity close to their hearts.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Kate Wild and the Mayor's Consort Mr Jim Wild

Celebrating Solihull the plan for Kate

The former English teacher was handed the chains of office at the annual council meeting on Tuesday.

Emerson Brown and Mirza Beg

Thugs jailed for savage attack on pensioners

Two thugs, who attacked and robbed a terrified Solihull couple in their own home, have been jailed for seven years each.

The funeral of policeman and keen cyclist Richard Phillips Schofield, who was killed in a cycling accident in Portsmouth Velodrome, at St James the Great Church in Shirley

Farewell to the world's fastest policeman on a bicycle

Dozens of cyclists used pedal power to turn out to the funeral of Solihull police world cycling championship rider Richard Phillips-Schofield.

Dean Chapman

Dad's family scared witless by repeated vandal attacks

Dean Chapman's family have been left ‘scared witless’ from the endless criminal damage outside their home.

Silhill kick off season with traditional John Ingram memorial match

Silhill FC will gear up for the start of their Birmingham & District AFA season with a traditional curtain-raiser in memory of a former policeman


Major road floods near Knowle

Part of a major route near Solihull was flooded with deep water, taking drivers unaware and leaving one couple shaken after their car was caught up in it

Boats stolen from Solihull Canoe Club.

EIGHT boats worth around £4,000 have been swiped from Solihull Canoe Club in what is believed to be a ‘professional’ job.

Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner

Pledge by Solihull Police to tackle car theft

Solihull Police have pledged to tackle the problem of high value car thefts following a spate of people’s vehicles being swiped from their driveways


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