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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.

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Man recalled to jail for stealing chocolate and Calpol

A shoplifter has been recalled to prison for stealing Calpol and chocolate from a store

Thief who stole from Solihull store given conditional discharge

A THIEF who stole alcohol from a Shirley store has been given a conditional discharge.

£4.8 million load fund to help businesses in Solihull

THANKS to new support from the Regional Growth Fund, Unity Trust Bank and The Co-operative Bank, ART (Aston Reinvestment Trust) has £4.8 million to lend to small businesses in Solihull and Birmingham over the next three years.

Ivy clocks up 27 years at Shirley Co-op Travel

ONE high-flying employee at Midlands Co-op Travel in Shirley is celebrating this week after clocking up 27 years’ service.

Brothers jailed for thefts at borough businesses

SIBLINGS who stole from a string of corner shops and high street businesses earlier this year have been jailed.

Midcountries Co-op snaps up Solihull and Acocks Green Co op travel shops

The Midcounties Co-op Travel has bought seven shops from the Thomas Cook Co-operative Travel joint venture, including the ones in Acocks Green and Solihull high street.

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Solihull Police speak out on Twitter

SOLIHULL Police have staunchly defended their use of Twitter, following accusations that officers were investing too much time in social media.

TABLE tennis players at Colebridge Young People’s Club have seen the light after receiving £2,000 for crucial repairs to their clubhouse.

The club, based on Colebrook Road, Shirley, coaches around 100 players and has produced a number of champions including former English supremo Desmond Douglas.

Taking to the streets of Balsall Common

A GROUP of public-spirited residents have launched their own street patrols to tackle anti-social behaviour in a move which could become common right across Solihull.

Trouble spot gains dispersal powers

POLICE have been granted a dispersal order to tackle anti-social behaviour at a Meriden trouble spot.

Ram raiders in smash and grab

SHOCKED villagers saw a car smash through the front of a Balsall Common bank on Monday.

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.

Tributes paid to library champion

A FUNERAL will be held next week for local man Bob McKee - a well-known champion of library services.

Go ahead on late licence

A LICENCE to sell alcohol until 11pm at a supermarket to be built in Balsall Common has been granted by Solihull Council.

Cheers to a tasty tipple

WITH summer now officially here, thoughts turn to al fresco dining and easy drinking.

Solihull Council local election results

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Raiders rob Meriden supermarket

MEN armed with baseball bats have robbed a supermarket in Meriden overnight.

Care but at a cost

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


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