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Well run? Not

HAS anyone else been in touch regarding how chaotic Birmingham airport gets on a Monday morning?

Thorny issue

RE-Solihull News, June 11 - High Speed Rail Link - Green Answer’ - Caroline Spelman MP Meriden

Raise your glass and say cheers

LOOKING for something different for Dad this year? Full-of-fun wine brand [yellow tail] has the answer with Bubbles and Blue, a new wine tail especially designed to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday June 20.

Hopes high that new store will boost area

PLANS have been announced for a new food store on the site of Severn Trent’s Sheldon HQ.

Sheldon food store plan for old Severn Trent offices

PLANS have been announced for a new food-store on the site of Severn Trent’s Sheldon HQ.

In firing line

RE: The Waitrose store application. This large store will dominate and overwhelm historic Knowle.

Knock on

ALAS, having reached the stage when I no longer have to buy a TV licence, I do not come up with “bright ideas” anymore, per Bob Brooke’s request last week (Letters).

Do you love anyone enough?

CHOCOLATE lovers will enjoy some nostalgia-filled fun with the re-launch of classic Easter eggs from Nestle.

The treat with the ‘wow’ factor

IDEAL for a quick lunchtime treat, Glennans vegetable crisps are the perfect snack when the munchies strike!

Mown down

AT long last, how lovely to see spring has arrived. Elmdon Park is looking lovely with swathes of crocuses just opening up, then along comes Enterprise and mows them all down!

Village alert

THE campaign by Dorridge Residents opposed to Village Superstore (DROVS) against the size of the proposed supermarket in Dorridge is gathering momentum.

It’s disgraceful

I am expecting my third child in June and I live on the West Midlands/Warwickshire border 15 minutes from Solihull hospital on a good run.

Thanks for funds

ON behalf of Shirley Lions Club I should like to thank all the residents of Shirley, Solihull Lodge and Dickens Heath who contributed so generously to this year’s Christmas sleigh collection.

Mixed views on Knowle scheme

MORE than 2,000 people viewed controversial plans for a mixed use development in Knowle, including a Waitrose food store, last weekend.

Festive trash

I wonder what policy the council is going to take over Christmas with regard to the new black bins?

Howzat! for a fantastic prize

A LOVE of cricket and gallons of water has seen a lucky Hockley Heath woman scoop a trip of a lifetime to Australia.

Care but at a cost

YESTERDAY we said farewell to Stan Darling, the founder of the Monkspath surgery.

The heat is on

IF you want to make sure that your bonfire night buffet makes as much of a bang as your fireworks, then stock up on Roquito Peppers this November.

Boys’ smell!

FASHION label Joe Bloggs has launched a range of fragrances aimed at boys aged seven to 16.

Burlesque beauty tips

AS the nights grow longer, why not take yourself back to the decadent days of the Moulin Rouge?

Rubbish idea

As a resident of Solihull Lodge I have household rubbish which is either not collected by Solihull Council or cannot be composted.

Green pegs?

GOING green is a way of life for most of us but it’s not always possible to be as eco-friendly as we would like.

Tesco defends knife sales at Monkspath store

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has defended the sale locally of craft knives which could be used as lethal weapons.

Tesco fined £62,000

HEALTH and safety blunders at the Monkspath Tesco Extra store has landed the supermarket giant a hefty fine.


YET again Solihull Carnival posters have been put up on lampposts close to or at junctions.

Concert will raise vital funds in the fight against leprosy

BARBARA Gentle is a woman on a mission. Since becoming involved with The Leprosy Mission (TLM), a Christian charity helping people affected by leprosy in 1988, she has risen to become an International Board Member for the organisation.

Trolley rip off

WE returned from holiday via Birmingham Airport yesterday.. As if the £1 drop off fee wasn’t enough they are now charging a non-refundable £1 for a luggage trolley.

Solihull mum says: 'I’ll never shop at Tesco again'

A YOUNG mum whose baby boy is seriously disabled is ditching Tesco supermarkets in Solihull and driving to Asda in Minworth to do her shopping - because selfish able-bodied shoppers who park in disabled bays are making her life a misery.

Shoppers urged to dig deep for RSPCA Week

ANIMAL mad Silhillians are being urged to dig deep for RSPCA week - which starts next Monday.

Retailers sign up to combat knife crime

SOME of Solihull’s biggest retailers have signed up to a new initiative designed to clamp down on knife crime.

Enjoy a guilt-free Easter egg

ENJOY a guilt free treat this Easter with the Princess Marshmallow Egg _ a scrumptious feast and only 127 calories.

Fury over pool

I WOULD like to express my continual disgust at the farce which is Solihull Leisure Centre.

End of an era for shopping centre

DEMOLITION of the Swan Centre began this week, signalling the end of the long-serving shopping complex.

Tesco fishmonger ‘was right over mobile caller’

SOLIHULL News readers have voiced their support for a Tesco worker who refused to serve a customer who was using her phone in the store.

Not allowed to use your phone in Tesco? Sounds a bit fishy . . .

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has apologised to a Lapworth woman after a member of staff refused to serve her because she was on her mobile phone.

Boxed in

I ATTEMPTED to recycle cardboard boxes at Tudor Grange Park on Sunday, January 11, only to find that all the containers were completely full and the surrounding area was covered with boxes.

Sort this mess out now!

What an absolute nightmare the residents of Ralph Road must be going through with their gardens being flooded.

Toilet protester Ray Dyke slams Sheldon Tescos

A FURIOUS protester chained himself to a rail outside Tesco supermarket on Friday after his wife was told she couldn’t use the staff toilets.

Precinct vision

YOUR article on the new Sainsbury’s planned for Dorridge rightly expresses the concerns of the valiant shopkeepers, who make a living against the odds in the Forest Court shopping precinct.

Windfall worry

THIS is an open letter to Lorely Burt. Please will she put a stop to this windfall business.


Cathrina Hulse
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