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Michael Bryan with Lucy Lovatt and Ian Hughes, a member of PPDG's payroll giving scheme, at Solihull Fire Station

Chelmsley Wood teenager lands placement with firefighters

Lucy Lovatt from Chelmsley Wood, has ensured her desire to join the fire service is one step closer after a speculative email resulted in a work placement.

Fire at quarry in Meriden

'Mini volcanoes' as fire rages at recycling plant

Fire crews have been tackling a huge blaze which has been raging at a Meriden recycling plant since last Friday.

The fire at the former club house of rugby side Birmingham/Solihull at Sharmans Cross Road, Solihull

Former rugby club is gutted in fire

A former rugby club house has been left in ruins by a severe blaze.

Triathlon held in memory of former Hall Green charity worker.

A FUNDRAISING triathlon is being held in Ireland in memory of a former Hall Green youth and charity worker.

Meriden employee is airlifted to hospital after arm becomes trapped in machinery\n

AN EMPLOYEE at a concrete recycling company in Meriden had to be airlifted to hospital after his arm became trapped in machinery last week.

Solihull Borough fire chief seeks 'understanding of circumstances' for emergency drivers.

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A BOROUGH fire chief is calling for greater understanding of the challenges for emergency services responding to 999 calls.

Solihull firefighter set to appear on television

  • ITV

A SOLIHULL firefighter was set to feature on the big screen on Thursday, November, 1.

Local firefighters honoured for saving youngster's life

A SHELDON fire crew, whose quick thinking saved the life of an 18-month-old child, have been honoured at an awards ceremony.

200 jobs could go at region's fire service

OVER 200 back-office jobs could go at West Midlands Fire Service after bosses announced a round of voluntary redundancies this week.

Charity concert in aid of 'inspirational' policewoman

A SOLIHULL woman – still fighting her own battle with breast cancer – is organising a musical fundraiser for someone who lost her life to the same disease.

Fire service training exercise at Solihull tower block

RESIDENTS looked on as flames tore through a Smith’s Wood tower block last week – smoke streaming upward into the damp August sky.

Mums in Solihull slam creche reduction hours

A BOROUGH firefighter has warned she will hose down any plans to close a local creche following a council announcement to slash the opening hours of the facility.

Fire sweeps through Shirley's Powergen building - arson suspected

FORTY firefighters from across the region were called to tackle a blaze last Saturday, believed to have been started deliberately at Shirley’s Powergen site.

Firefighter slams call out fees.

A FIREFIGHTER with around 30 years’ experience has slammed the service’s decision to start charging the public over £400 for non-emergency call outs.

Solihull residents will now be charged for non emergency call outs.

SOLIHULL’S MP Lorely Burt has raised concerns at the fire service’s decision to charge over £400 for non-emergency call-outs.

Fire service to charge £412.80 per hour for non emergency call outs in Solihull

CASH-strapped West Midlands Fire Service has announced it will now start charging for non emergency call outs in a desperate bid to save money.

WEST Midlands Fire Service have welcomed their newest recruit; Mac - the search and rescue dog.

Two and a half-year-old Labrador Mac, who is trained and handled by Station Commander Pete Mills of the fire service’s technical rescue team, started work last week after passing his final operational search and rescue assessments with flying colours.

Allotments targeted in spate of arson attacks

AN ALLOTMENT in Chelmsley Wood has had five sheds burnt down in just over a week in a series of arson attacks.

Fire crews fight blaze at Solihull School

PART of Solihull School was completely destroyed in a severe fire on Wednesday morning.

Firefighters battle blaze at Solihull School

PART of Solihull School was completely destroyed in a severe fire on Wednesday morning.


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