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Dickens Heath

One of Solihull’s newest communities, the village has increased massively in size in the past decade. A library, school and community centre were created as part of the project.

Dickens Heath residents fight for their library.

Fears for future of Dickens Heath library

Dickens Heath residents have raised concerns over the future of their popular library service following a review by Solihull Council.

The £40,000 worth of cannabis plants found growing inside a flat in Main Street, Dickens Heath.

£40k of cannabis found in Dickens Heath flat

Police discovered a cannabis farm with around £40,000 worth of plants at a flat in Dickens Heath after being contacted by the local community.

Catering staff Alison Palmer and Barbara Nolan at Dickens Heath Community Primary School in Solihull, which is now using the new government guidelines on healthy school meals.

Healthy eating drive is a tasty plan for pupils at Dickens Heath school

It will be nutritious meals all the way from now on at Dickens Heath Primary after the school has become part of a new Government healthy eating drive.

Dickens Heath house has character

A coach house-style flat is being offered for sale on a freehold basis in Three Acres Lane, Dickens Heath.

Ledwell in Dickens Heath

Modern comfort of Dickens Heath home

This modern semi in Ledwell, in Dickens Heath, is situated in a courtyard style road with block paved frontage for parking.

Kiln Lane in Dickens Heath

£614,950 property in Dickens Heath

This impressive-looking detached home in Kiln Lane, Dickens Heath, is a real hot property.

Blythe Ward residents are 'appalled' as 400 homes get the green light

400 new homes have been approved in Blythe Ward following a successful legal challenge to Solihull's Local Development Plan.

Meadow Pleck Road, Dickens Heath, Solihull

Property: Stylish semi handy for Dickens Heath village

The property, in Meadow Pleck Lane, is approached via a paved path leading to a canopy porch.

Bisseker, Spire View, Church Road, Yardley

Dream Home: Three of a kind: Townhouses

Three townhouses up for sale in the West Midlands.

Marie Cherry with her two sons James and Daniel

Concert for Marie hits the right note

Marie Cherry tragically passed away in the spring of 2013 from SUDEP–sudden death in epilepsy.

Solihull Hospital Stroke Ward ex patient and now fundraiser Mandy Deluca with Health Care Assistant Marion Legge and Stroke nurses Emma Barber, Di Greenway, fundraiser Giovanni Deluca, Sarah Taylor and Jennifer Pinner.

It's business as usual on ward says doctor

Dr Khaled Elfandi praised the hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers working on the stroke ward at Solihull Hospital.

Emma Morgan with her five-year-old son Oliver Harness.

Oliver's diagnosis was a family affair

Emma Morgan’s son Oliver Harness was diagnosed at the age of four with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which means all of the muscles in his body are wasting away.

Jaguar Land Rover

Dickens Heath roads are "unacceptable" claims resident

Andrew Thurbon wrote to the council’s highways agency to demand they take action on the crumbling Rumbush Lane

Maddie Hems who is suffering from rare cancer Ewings Sarcoma

Fund set up for little girl battling cancer

Natalie Cardy and Stephen Hems have launched a new fund to help their daughter fight cancer

Age UK

Solihull pair prepare for the Great Birmingham Run in aid of Age UK Solihull

Two locals who are pulling on their running shoes in aid of Age UK Solihull are looking for one more fundraiser to complete their team

Aoife O'Connor

Colleagues get on their running shoes in memory of Dickens Heath's Aoife O'Connor

The story of Aoife O’Connor who died shortly after being diagnosed with a brain tumour has inspired her father’s work colleagues to pull on their running shoes for charity

Kari Roberts

Acocks Green singer cut her teeth with Solihull Music Service

She is the winner of the Birmingham’s Best Talent competition – but singer-songwriter Kari Roberts has a confession to make: she doesn’t actually own a guitar of her own

Tidbury Green

Residents slam Tidbury Green plans

‘A diabolical intrusion into rural life,’ were the words used to describe plans to build 185 homes in Tidbury Green

Dickens Heath team 'Moonwalk' for charity

A Dickens Heath team are ‘moonwalking’ in just their bras to raise money for Breast Cancer UK

Family fun mornings offered at Dickens Heath Messy Church

Families in Dickens Heath are being invited to get their hands dirty at ‘Messy Church’

Videos & Photos

Debden Close in Dorridge, Solihull.

Extended Dorridge home with lots of space

Double fronted bungalow in Coleshill Heath Road, Birmingham.

Coleshill Heath Road bungalow is easy on the eyes

Evenson Court in Dorridge, Solihull

Evenson Court in Station Road


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