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Solihull roadshow gives info on diabetes

A 'Know Your Risk’ roadshow - highlighting the chances of getting Type 2 diabetes and how to reduce it – will be held in Solihull next week.

Solihull Magistrates Court

Man stole toiletries because he felt 'depressed'

Errol Sparkes, from Kitts Green admitted stealing Lynx body spray and shower gel after being bullied at his supported accommodation

Miranda Kane

Former escort bares all in new stand up show

The Coin-Operated Girl is showing at Blue Orange Theatre in Birmingham on October 5.

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Shop thief jailed for three and a half years.

A CAREER criminal has been jailed for raiding shops across the region, including convenience stores in Solihull.

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.

Shirley Tesco celebrates 25 years

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

Grenade blows away competition to have owner named Business Person of the Month

ALAN Barratt, the man behind best-selling fat burning supplement company Grenade, has blown away the competition to be named our Business Person of the Month.

Shopper finds heart-shaped potato on Valentine's Day

A HALL Green mum found a heart-shaped potato while shopping for her husband’s Valentine’s Day meal.

Solihull senior banned from Tesco

A FRAIL 83-year-old has been banned from her local Tesco store after being accused of bullying staff – and deliberately ramming them with her trolley.

THE MUM of a disabled young boy has appealed to thieves to return her stolen phone containing ‘priceless memories’.

Nikola Trevelyan-Blake was shopping at Tesco Express, Hobs Moat, around 4pm last Friday with her 11-year-old son Cameron Dixon.

Mixed reaction to Knowle Waitrose plan

WORK on Knowle’s new Waitrose store will hopefully start in spring and be open for business by summer 2014.

A PENSIONER and her male accomplice have admitted making a trolley dash from a Solihull supermarket.

Jean Somerville, 62, of Peplow Road, Stechford, and Darren Spencer Wyatt, 40, of North Roundhay, Stechford, were arrested after stealing a trolley full of goods, worth £70, from Tesco’s in Hobs Moat on August 6.

Man causes accident after driving father's car while twice over the limit.

A PECKISH man more than twice the legal drink drive limit ploughed his father’s van into three other cars after he got behind the wheel to go and get something to eat, a court heard.

Solihull father bags Olmpic Games tickets.

A SHIRLEY father’s routine grocery shop has earned him a once in a lifetime experience - tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Police surgery in Monkspath

POLICE will be holding a beat surgery at the Tesco in Monkspath next Thursday (May 24).

RSPCA thank generous Solihull shoppers for donations

RSPCA volunteers have thanked Solihull shoppers for helping them to raise over £3,000.

RSPCA event in Solihull

THE RSPCA is attempting to raise £10,000 for its Leaps & Bounds Appeal during RSPCA Week, which runs from April 30-May 6.


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MP raises plans to scrap free parking in Parliament.

SOLIHULL’S MP has raised controversial plans to scrap free parking in Shirley in Parliament.

Four youths hurt as Porsche hit wall

DICKENS Heath residents were woken in the early hours of last Friday morning after a Porsche careered off the road and smashed into a wall.


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