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Boyd Rankin of Warwickshire celebrates after dismissing Peter Trego of Somerset during the LV County Championship match between Warwickshire and Somerset at Edgbaston.

Boyd considered jacking it in after Ashes nightmare

Boyd Rankin enjoyed his return to Warwickshire’s team this week, fit again and happy to be back in action with the Bears.

Solihull woman starts pole dancing classes

BOROUGH woman Lisa Darcy is hoping to strip away unhealthy habits by teaching local people how to pole dance.

Cable thefts in Solihull leads to train delays

POLICE have launched an investigation after £500,000 worth of damage was done to railway lines, causing trains to be delayed or cancelled.

Covert cameras and patrols as police probe railway cable thefts in Solihull

POLICE have launched an investigation following a spate of cable thefts from railway lines in Dorridge and Solihull, causing trains to be delayed or cancelled.

'Premature' plans threaten character of Knowle

PLANS for over 90 new homes in Knowle are ‘too much, too soon’, a local society has warned.

Hogart's Hotel in Dorridge showcases £4 million re-development

A MAJOR £4m development at Hogarths – the highly acclaimed hotel and restaurant on the edge of Dorridge in Solihull – has been completed.

War of words over Solihull's new homes

A long-running row about where Solihull Council should build new homes was reignited this week

Villages ‘to buckle’ in 350 homes plan

KNOWLE and Dorridge would buckle under the strain of up to 350 new homes, a residents’ group has said.

Plea to expand Solihull cemeteries

WIDNEY Manor Cemetery will be full in two years unless it’s granted permission to expand.

Stars out in force

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STARS of stage and screen were at the NEC last weekend for the winter Memorabilia Show.

Solihull Council discuss plan for 3,000 new homes in borough

PLANS to build over 3,000 new homes in the borough will be discussed at the council’s Cabinet meeting tonight (Thursday).

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.

Doesn't Costa lot for Solihull artist Richard to recreate the urn

Doesn’t Costa lot for artist Richard to recreate the urn

Girls suffer agonisingly close defeat

ST ALPHEGE Primary School suffered an agonisingly close defeat in the Asda Kwik Cricket Girls’ National Final, at Headingley Cricket Ground last week.

Andy is guest at cricket event

FORMER Warwickshire captain Andy Lloyd visited Olton and West Warwickshire CC for a fund raising evening in aid of the Lord’s Taverners cricketing charity who support young and disabled people to play sport.

K&D’s Nick to face the Ozzies in Ashes

THE long-awaited Ashes series opened up with a bang this week but for Knowle and Dorridge all-rounder, Nick James, the fun won’t begin until the weekend.

Pupils shine at cricket camp

WITH the Twenty20 World Cup kicking off last week and the Ashes around the corner it’s fair to say cricket is firmly on the agenda.

Win West Indies Test Match tickets and a case of Wolf Blass

2009 is a summer for cricket fans. From the drama and pace of the One Day International fixtures to the bitter rivalry of the Ashes series, you won’t want to miss a moment of the action.

Police suspect arson attack in Dorridge pub car park

ARSON is suspected as the cause of a weekend fire involving a car burnt-out on the rear car park at the Drum and Monkey pub, Four Ashes Road, Dorridge.

Fallen tree leaves 1,200 homes without power

A POWER cut last weekend left more than 1,200 homes in and around Dorridge without electricity.


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