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Ronnie Wood's collection is at Castle Galleries

Ronnie Wood set to draw crowds into Solihull gallery

Art work by the legendary Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones will be on show at Castle Galleries in Solihull this week.

Berkswell Museum is facing threat of closure

Berkswell Museum
The only museum in Solihull could close within months if visitor numbers do not improve, volunteers have warned.

A proposal from sailor Mike well worth the weight

Mike Edwards with wife-to-be Lucy Ambridge.
Engineering technician Mike Edwards surprised girlfriend Lucy Ambridge by proposing to her at his Royal Navy passing out ceremony.

Solihull Council get £7m for road repairs

Solihull Council
Solihull roads are to receive a major overhaul following a share of £39million worth of Government funding.

Work of Solihull carers gets recognition at top awards ceremony

Mayor of Solihull Coun Kate Wild, care professional of the year winner Mandy Hannigan and host of the awards ceremony Les Lawrence
The outstanding work of Solihull's health and care workers was celebrated in the first ever Solihull Together for Better Lives awards.

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90 year old pilot Paddy Elliott at The South Warwickshire Flying School at Wellesbourne where her still flies on a regular basis.

Shirley pilot, 90, learned to fly when he retired

Pensioner Paddy Elliott is still flying high at the age of 90 as one of the world’s oldest pilots.

Election hopefuls grilled over the future of Solihull Hospital

Labour candidate Nigel Knowles, Howard Allen for the green party, lib dem candidate, chairman of the meeting Syd Ashby, Julian Knight for the conservatives and UKIP candidate Phil Henrick.
Locals questioned Solihull election candidates from the five main political parties about the future of the NHS in Solihull.

Shirley performer seeking to revive Perry Como's Magic Moments

Matthew Long
Diehard Perry Como fan Matthew Long from Shirley is appealing for anyone who attended the American crooner's one and only tour of the UK to get in touch.
Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond return to the UK

Solihull Top Gear star Richard Hammond forced to hide from Argentinian mob in hotel

Pictures show shaken TV stars returning to Britain after fleeing from South American country

Witness in Oscar Pistorius trial 'heard screams' on night Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead

Oscar Pistorius is watched by June Steenkamp, right, the mother of Reeva Steenkamp, as he arrives for his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Evidence came on the first day of Paralympian’s highly-anticipated trial in South Africa

Hague warns Russia over Ukraine

Foreign secretary William Hague
Foreign Secretary says there will be 'consequences' if Russia does not pull back over Ukraine confrontation
Santa visits to children in Marston Green and Chelmsley Wood have been saved following an appeal in the Solihull News.

That was the year that was - the highlights and lows

From a randy rodent to thieves stealing from grieving families, we take a look back at some of the highlights of 2014.

West Midlands neighbourhood watch chief says police plan 'common sense'

Shirley police station
Stephen Trefor-Jones, chairman of Neighbourhood Watch for the West Midlands, has described the controversial decision to close police station front counters in Shirley and Chelmsley Wood as 'common sense.'

Harry Street: Probe into how mass killer, 70, was 'lost'

Harry Street
An investigation is now under way today into how the authorities "lost" Birmingham serial killer Harry Street.
Labour candidate Nigel Knowles, Howard Allen for the green party, lib dem candidate, chairman of the meeting Syd Ashby, Julian Knight for the conservatives and UKIP candidate Phil Henrick.

Election hopefuls grilled over the future of Solihull Hospital

Locals questioned Solihull election candidates from the five main political parties about the future of the NHS in Solihull.

Battle begins for YOUR vote in General Election

Caroline Spelman MP
The General Election campaign has begun and this week Cathrina Hulse and Annette Belcher take a look at the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Solihull and Meriden

Election campaign gets under way in Solihull

Nick Clegg on a visit to the Park Ridge Centre in Brueton Park, Solihull.
Things could start to get a little prickly as the General Election campaign gets underway in Solihull.

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Caroline Spelman MP

Battle begins for YOUR vote in General Election

The General Election campaign has begun and this week Cathrina Hulse and Annette Belcher take a look at the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Solihull and Meriden

Solihull primary school praised for body of knowledge

Coun Joe Tildesley with Oak Cottage pupils.
A Solihull primary school has been praised by Ofsted inspectors for promoting a healthy body image.

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Coleshill Heath Road bungalow is easy on the eyes

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