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Detached home in Catherine de Barnes

Three of a kind: Detached properties up for sale in Catherine de Barnes, Shirley and Marston Green.

The former Powergen (CEGB) building on the Haclucks Green Road and Stratford Road corner where the trees have been cut down.

Masterplan created for dilapidated eyesore in Shirley

An agreement has finally been reached to create a masterplan for a dilapidated eyesore in Shirley, which has been vacant for almost twenty years.

Pembroke Way in Birmingham

Dream Home: Three of a kind: Maisonettes in Solihull

Three maisonettes up for sale in Solihull and Hall Green.

Competition winner Shelu Mich with store manager Shaun Rathbone and finalists.

Solihull shopper flying high after £2k voucher win

One lucky Tesco shopper is all set to jet off to his dream destination after bagging top prize at the Hall Green store's Win a Holiday competition.

Shoppers wait outside the new Asda store in Shirley's Parkgate

Happy shoppers flock to Parkgate's first day

Hordes of eager shoppers descended on Shirley Parkgate as the new regeneration scheme opened up to the public for the first time this week.

Phantom Flan Flinger Benny Mills flaning Peter Thomas.

Flinger recalls flantastic days of riotous kids’ show Tiswas

There was one question on everybody’s lips back in the day – just who was the Phantom Flan Flinger in cult kids’ TV show Tiswas?

A new KFC restaurant is planned for Stratford Road in Shirley

Family moves house due to KFC fears

Plans to build a KFC in Shirley have prompted a local family to move home

Robin Hood Cemetery and Crematorium in Shirley have banned most eco-coffins

Coffins may be turned away

Head of bereavement services at Solihull Council says most eco-coffins are banned from Robin Hood Crematorium

The Shirley Remembrance Parade is under threat

Urgent appeal to save Shirley Remembrance Parade

Organisers of Shirley Remembrance Parade have warned this year's event could be the last

Solihull Magistrates Court

Boy racer banned from driving after performing stunts in a Solihull car park

A boy racer who performed stunts for a crowd on a Solihull supermarket car park has had his bad behaviour curbed after being disqualified from driving

Quick thinking Shirley mum receives award after witnessing crash

A SHIRLEY mum who helped a man who crashed his car after collapsing at the wheel received an award for her quick thinking and cool head.

SOLIHULL Council is inviting local landlords to a forum meeting next month.

SOLIHULL Council is inviting local landlords to a forum meeting next month.

Shirley security guard avoid jail for CS spray attack

AN off-duty security guard sprayed CS gas into another customer’s face on a Solihull supermarket car park and then fractured his cheekbone with a punch.

Real life crackdown on Solihull speeders on TV

More than 150 resident watched live footage from a police speeding operation in Hockley Heath last week

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.

Traders against more changes to parking in Shirley

NOW is not the time to be making more changes to parking in Shirley, according to traders, following plans to introduce payment meters along the high street.

Shirley Tesco celebrates 25 years

SHIRLEY Tesco celebrated its 25th anniversary last week with a ‘1988 day’.

KFC 'will be on door step' of two Shirley schools.

HEADTEACHERS at two Shirley schools have strongly objected to plans to build a fast food restaurant and drive through in the area.

Lapworth businesswoman has a head for hats

A passion for hats has led to business success for a Lapworth woman

Shirley trader launches petition for extra parking for customers.

A FRUSTRATED off-licence owner has launched a petition claiming lack of parking outside his Shirley shop is hitting trade.


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