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Passengers escape fire

PASSENGERS were evacuated from a double-decker bus only moments before it was engulfed in a fireball.

Feast of rugby and fun as ladies finish season

This Sunday April 3 sees the annual Ladies Day fund raiser for Camp Hill WRFC at their Haslucks Green Road ground.

Couple in mirrors fire alert

A SPOT of sunshine, reflected in a bedroom mirror, could have sent a home up in flames last week.

Firefighters fly to quake-hit Japan

THREE firefighters from Bickenhill station are in Japan as part of a relief operation, following last week’s devastating earthquake.

Town centre fire drama in Solihull

TWO men were rescued from a serious flat fire in Solihull town centre on Monday.

Plane transporting donor organ crashes

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A PLANE carrying a life-saving donor organ, crashed and burst into flames at Birmingham Airport last week.

Arson attack: ‘idiots’ destroy popular shop

A SMITH’S Wood business was gutted by flames this week, after arsonists set fire to rubbish behind a shopping parade.

Emergency alert as jet catches fire

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PASSENGERS feared for their lives after their plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Birmingham Airport – only minutes after take-off.

Fire sparks Land Rover emergency

UP TO 100 workers were evacuated from Solihull’s Land Rover site after a blaze broke out last Friday, June 25.

Firefighters rehearse train disaster plans

FIREFIGHTERS from Solihull attended a two-train crash involving hazardous chemicals as part of an intense training exercise.

Traffic calm bid on hold

RESIDENTS in Old Lode Lane are split over proposed traffic-calming measures.

Teen arrested over Solihull fires

A SCHOOLBOY from Lyndon has been arrested on suspicion of arson by local police investigating a series of recent fires in Barn Lane Park.

Chief to the rescue

SOLIHULL’S fire-chief led an operation to rescue a young woman who tumbled down a crevasse in the Welsh mountains.

Pensioner saved from blaze dies

AN Acocks Green pensioner died after a fire broke-out at his home last week.

Action to stop killer habit

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ON Monday February 8, Smokefree Solihull will be launching a new strategy to tackle the biggest killer in the borough.

School blaze arrests

TWO teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at Arden School.

Heroes’ welcome for Haiti victims’ rescuers

FIREFIGHTERS who helped to save lives in Haiti received a heroes’ welcome at Solihull Fire Station last weekend.

Firefighters join mission to Haiti

TWELVE firefighters - who trained at Bickenhill - have joined the international rescue effort in Haiti.

Drive for cut in accidents

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A NEW group has been launched by Safer Solihull to raise road safety awareness and drive down the number of accidents.

Emergency planning exercise a success

THE major incident capabilities of West Midlands Fire Service were put to the test last weekend and with great results.

Crews in convoy for a training initiative

MOTORISTS travelling on the M40 and other major routes in the West Midlands, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire this weekend will be in for a surprise when they see 15 fire engines travelling in convoy with “blues and twos” in full action.

Police investigate after house fire

POLICE and fire experts were this week probing an early morning blaze at a two-storey mid-terrace house in Sarehole Road, Hall Green.

Pregnant woman escapes Damson Lane flood

A PREGNANT woman and her partner escaped unhurt after the bathroom of their Solihull home flooded in the early hours of Monday morning.

Elmdon Park again targeted by vandals

VANDALS have targeted Elmdon Park for the second time in a week.

Arson suspected after fire at St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

MORE than 60 firefighters were called to a massive blaze at a disused school in Chelmsley Wood.

Suspected gas leak puts three in hospital

THREE residents - including a teenage girl - were taken to hospital following a suspected gas leak in Castle Bromwich.

Sheldon family's home wrecked in fire drama

A SHELDON family’s home was wrecked by fire as they were out shopping on Monday.

Alert as wagon hits gas mains

AN ARTICULATED lorry reversed into a gas mains on Friday morning causing panic on Radway Road.

Pan fire sparks blaze escape

A MAN and his dog escaped unscathed following a chip pan fire in Hobs Moat last week.

A smoke alarm must be your top priority

SHELDON firefighters dealt with two house fires last Tuesday evening but neither house had a smoke alarm.

Four hurt as 2-car crash leads to traffic chaos

FOUR people were injured in a road crash in the middle of Acocks Green on Tuesday morning.

Family rescued from fire in Chelmsley Wood flat following arson attack

A WOMAN and two young children were rescued from a block of maisonettes in Chelmsley Wood following an arson attack.

Clubhouse at Land Rover Bowling Club destroyed in arson attack

MINDLESS vandals have burned down a bowling club’s pavilion at a popular social club.

Meeting to discuss fire stations' future

A PUBLIC meeting to discuss proposals to revamp the fire services’s fire station network is to take place at the Methodist Church Hall in Station Road, Balsall Common on January 6, beginning at 7pm.

Firefighters inundated with November 5 calls

Firefighters in and around Solihull dealt with dozens of calls to bonfires on November 5 - but there were no serious incidents and no-one was reported injured

Severe burns lead to man's death

A 47 YEAR-old man has died after receiving severe burns in an incident at his home in Solihull on Monday.

Fireman’s 999 call – to bone marrow donors

FIREMAN Steve Lock is fighting his biggest battle as he bids to find a bone marrow donor.


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