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Take time to get your home in order ready for winter

This year we have been lucky with a mild autumn so we have a chance to get our houses in order before the cold weather returns.

Shops popping up in bid to help charities

IF you’re popping into Knowle on Friday then be sure to pop in to the Pop-Up Shops!

Get a spooktacular new look

A GRUESOME collection of costumes is now available at Tesco in time for this year’s Hallowe’en festivities.

Out of bounds

SOME of the recently published Boundary Commission proposals on Parliamentary constituencies ‘border’ on nonsense!

Out of bounds

SOME of the recently published Boundary Commission proposals on Parliamentary constituencies ‘border’ on nonsense!

Festival is set to end on a high with a funpacked programme

FUN in the Park brings Solihull Festival to an explosive close, with a host of events taking place on Sunday.

Not enough parking

I WRITE after the article, ‘Cautious yes to superstore plan’ (Solihull News).

Do you recognise these conmen who stole a wallet and then went on spending spree in Solihull?

DETECTIVES are hunting two balding crooks that stole a man’s wallet and then used his credit card to go on a £3,500 spending spree.

Positive outlook

HAS a corner been turned in the battle over Sainsbury’s at Forest Court?

Just the tonic

WE would like to express our full support for the Sainsburys development of Forest Court in Dorridge.

CCTV clue in hunt for thief

A THIEF withdrew hundreds of pounds from ATM machines using credit cards stolen from a Solihull burglary.

Winning Davis dash

SHOPPING was made easy for Dorridge resident Juliet Davis when she grabbed a cool £300 worth of goods in the Lions’ trolley dash.

Do you recognise Solihull thief's distinctive jacket?

A THIEF withdrew hundreds of pounds from ATM machines using credit cards stolen from a Solihull burglary.

What we want

SAINSBURY’S needs Dorridge. They have invested £18 million in its acquisition.

Is Waitrose plan right for Knowle?

THE long awaited revised plans for a controversial Waitrose store in Knowle were unveiled last weekend - and still opinion is divided.

Achieve that body beautiful

GET set to ditch ‘wonder creams’ and turn to massage instead to help achieve the ultimate bikini body.

One last throw

THE controversial Parkgate scheme goes to appeal next week in what is almost certain to be the last throw of the dice on the project.

Keep them out

I keep seeing letters about how glad people are that Asda has been stopped and that we do not need a new supermarket in Solihull, but while they have been doing this no one has noticed that a supermarket is coming through the back door.

Hump taken

WHY do we have a scattering of speed humps on side road in Olton when roads like St Bernards, Silhill Hall and School Lane which invite speeding motorists don’t have any?

Fashionable and ethical

CELEBRATE trade in Africa with F&F at Tesco as they get set to exclusively launch the ‘This is Africa’ ethical jewellery range.

Fantastic service

I am writing in response to the story about the cuts to Solihull Music Service.

A serious story

Congratulations on an excellent April Fool front page story last week - Kicked Out and Angry (Solihull News) - revealing that West Midlands Police is forcing officers with over 30 years experience to take retirement as part of cost cutting measures.

Store too big

I have carefully considered the implications for the proposed new Sainsbury’s site in Dorridge.

HS2 legacy

A big thank you to Caroline Spelman, Nikki Sinclaire and other elected representatives for their presence at the national conference recently held in Meriden, with representatives from many parts of the country, who are totally frustrated with the ability of landowners to develop large scale development without planning consent and with total disregard to the community and ecology.

Petrol thief ran over brave PCSO

A MAN knocked a PCSO off his bike as he fled in his car after stealing fuel from a service station in Olton.

A messy start

  • NHS

Not a good start to 2011 when we walk down our road and see that it has been used as a ‘dog’s toilet’, and I am sure this is not the only road.

A better future

I REFER to the opinion expressed on apprenticeships in the Viewpoint “Clocks go back” (Solihull News).

Post box appeal

PROMISES and lies - it’s time to show some Christmas spirit by opening our post box!

Parking alert

I WOULD like you to pass on a warning that shopping at Morrison’s Solihull could turn out to be very expensive, if you go over the two and half hours allowed time.

Parkgate hurrah

WELL done to Solihull council for throwing out the plans for Shirley.

Tesco copy Kate’s ring

PRINCE Charming may not be waiting but brides-to-be can certainly indulge in a little fantasy with this sapphire engagement ring inspired by Kate Middleton.

Police appeal for help after hit and run horror

POLICE are hunting a crazed driver who tried to mow down a PCSO who suspected him of fleeing a petrol station without paying for fuel.

Dorridge eyes new store plans

REVISED plans to build a Sainsbury’s store in Dorridge have been met with a lukewarm reaction by local action group Dorridge Residents Opposed to Village Superstore (DROVS).

Garden competition joy

AS ONE of the entrants in the Solihull Garden Housing & Gardens competition, I would like to thank everyone who made this such a pleasant evening.

Death crash teen pleads not guilty

A TEENAGER has appeared in court charged with causing death by careless driving.

Michael’s life is saved by advice

A FRIEND’S advice might have saved the life of grandad Michael Berry, who went for a scan and found he had an aneurysm.

Left standing

ARE any other Solihull/ Dorridge/ Bentley Heath residents having as much trouble with the S2 and S3 bus service as we are?

A haute couture influence for online fashion

STEP into Autumn with Tesco’s successful diffusion line F&F Couture as it launches its new AW10 collection online this month.

On the slide

AFTER making my morning coffee and setting about another day of relaxing - being thankful I am a teacher and thus deserve to enjoy my time away from the job of shaping this country’s youth - I was disgusted, but not surprised to read yet another story of an innocent young man attacked by ‘knife monsters’ (Solihull News).

Solihull thief jailed after trying to steal hotel cash

A REPEAT thief has been locked up for 18 months after trying to snatch a cash drawer from the reception of a Birmingham Airport hotel – just months after stealing equipment from an ambulance.


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