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Ronan Ghosh

Solihull millionaire caught shoplifting £200 of wine and meat from Tesco in Birmingham

Company director Ronan Ghosh, 39, spotted on CCTV trying to smuggle goods out of Stratford Road supermarket

Revealed: Top 30 speed camera sites for fines in West Midlands

More than £3.3 million fines handed out in last 12 months - find out where here

Hampton-in-Arden post man retires after 33 years

Postman Paul Bradley has retired after doing the same round in Hampton-in-Arden for 33 years.
Paul Bradley has spent over 30 years carrying on the same postal round in the picturesque Solihull village of Hampton-in-Arden.

Solihull Samaritans deal with 30,000 calls

A woman showing signs of depression
The Solihull branch of the Samaritans deals with over 30,000 calls from depressed people each year in the borough alone.

Yardley Church with royal links is staging play

A Man for All Seasons performed by Solihull based group Union Theatre held at the Yardley Church.
Solihull Union Theatre is staging Robert Bolt's classic play at St Edburgha's Church, Yardley, this week.

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Sarah Ginn has been appointed head of women's cricket for Berkswell Cricket Club.

First women's team are in at Berkswell cricket club

Berkswell Cricket Club's plan to become a Regional Centre of Excellence has taken another step further after hosting its first women's team since the club was established in 1896.

Donations to help Nepal earthquake victims praised

A rescue worker inspects the site of a building that collapsed in Kathmandu
Generous Balsall Common and Berkswell residents have been digging deep to ensure the victims of the Nepal disaster have safe water to drink.

Project seeks views of local people on the future for area

Andy Street
Residents and businesses in Solihull have been asked to share their views on the future of their local area.
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.
Health minister Norman Lamb

Mental health vow made as minister praises Samaritans

Care minister Norman Lamb has pledged to put mental health on a par with physical health in a recent visit to the Solihull branch of the Samaritans.

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.

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


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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