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Ex-Guantanamo inmate arrested on suspicion of terror offences

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee has been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.

Solihull day centre raised cash for British troops.

THE Mayor of Solihull Councillor Ken Hawkins recently handed a cheque for £440 to Operation Shoebox UK service users at Bacons End Day Centre in Chelmsley Wood.

Poppy Appeal man to retire after 45 years of fund raising

A SINGLE act of kindness almost half a century ago put pensioner Peter Lindsay on the path of collecting for the Poppy Appeal for the next 45 years.

Shirley Royal British Legion appeals for marshals for Remembrance Sunday Parade

SHIRLEY Royal British Legion is desperately appealing for poppy collectors and marshals for its Remembrance Day parade.

Shirley Royal British Legion appeals for help on Remembrance Sunday

SHIRLEY Royal British Legion is desperately appealing for poppy collectors and marshals for its Remembrance Day parade.

Solihull Poppy Appeal 2012 is launched

SOLIHULL’S Poppy Appeal was launched on Monday, with volunteers hoping to better the record-breaking £61,000 raised by the borough’s British Legion last year.

Mum of poppy thief says her life has been made hell

A desperate mum has spoken out after her son was convicted of his 109th offence

New project to help dementia sufferers is rolled out in Solihull.

THE Royal British Legion is spearheading a project aimed at supporting carers and families of those with dementia in the Armed Forces.

Cream teas and more at St Peter's summer fete in Bickenhill

GO along an enjoy cream teas, stalls, a raffle and great hospitality at the St Peter’s Church Bickenhill summer fete.

BERKSWELL & Balsall parish councils were due to hold a joint meeting yesterday (Thursday).

The event was scheduled for The Royal British Legion Club in Station Road, starting at 7.45pm.

Legion riders descend on Balsall Common

OVER 120 members of the Royal British Legion Riders Branch descended on Balsall Common over the Bank Holiday.

Army deliver petrol in Balsall Common

ARMED Forces personnel are being trained in how to operate petrol lorries as fears continue to grow over a possible strike by fuel tanker drivers.

Here to help: Caroline Spelman MP on the role of the British consulates overseas

AT a time when people are looking forward to their summer holidays, it is worth remembering how important the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is.

WEST Midlands Fire Service have welcomed their newest recruit; Mac - the search and rescue dog.

Two and a half-year-old Labrador Mac, who is trained and handled by Station Commander Pete Mills of the fire service’s technical rescue team, started work last week after passing his final operational search and rescue assessments with flying colours.

Mayor launches poppy appeal across borough

SOLIHULL’S annual Poppy Appeal was launched at St Alphege War Memorial on Monday by the Mayor of Solihull and members of the Royal British Legion.

Minister is given plea over rights

ANIMAL rights activists brought their anti-hunting message to Environment Minister Caroline Spelman last week.

A harrowing start for budding writer

A FIRST-time playwright has had her work performed by the drama troupe where she spent ten years.

Benefits plan cuts deep

The Government is proposing to remove vital benefits to disabled people living in state-funded residential care which will have a devastating impact on their lives.

Heroic Lee in ‘leap of faith’

A SOLIHULL soldier jumped from a moving vehicle to tackle a suspected suicide bomber in war-torn Afghanistan.

Scandal of detention centres ‘inhumane’

HOW will you be spending Christmas? I hope it is in a warm environment, and with loved ones.


Cathrina Hulse
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