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Marston Green

Still proud of its village beginnings, Marston Green has been at the frontline of debates about garden grabbing and overdevelopment. It has its own railway station and green.

Neil Langstone's winning photograph of the dreamliner.

Photo entry has Marston Green man jetting off to the sun

A Marston Green man is flying high after winning a photography competition to have a Dreamliner named after him.

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.

St Leonard's congregation with one of the knitted characters.

Marston Green congregation's nativity scene-stealer

St Leonard's church in Marston Green is displaying a nativity scene of a different kind after members of the congregation spent the year knitting child-sized figures for the scene.

Marston Green couple overjoyed at marriage milestone after change to law

David and Alan Holder-Twomlow, who became civil partners in June 2006, will become a married couple tomorrow, at a ceremony held at Birmingham Register Office.

Wagstaff Way in Marston Green

Detached home in Marston Green

Three of a kind: Detached homes for sale in Danford Lane, Solihull, Petersfield Road in Hall Green and Wagstaff Way in Marston Green.

Jasmine Cottage in Tanworth Lane, Solihull

Cottage for sale in Shirley

Three of a kind: Cottages for sale in Solihull, Shirley and Marston Green.

Santa visits to children in Marston Green and Chelmsley Wood have been saved following an appeal in the Solihull News.

Marston Green will get a visit from Santa

Santa visits to children in Marston Green, running for the past 35 years, have been saved from the axe following an appeal in the Solihull News.

Lugtrout Lane, Catherine de Barnes

Detached home in Catherine de Barnes

Three of a kind: Detached properties up for sale in Catherine de Barnes, Shirley and Marston Green.

Jenny Wallace, from Marston Green, says she is beating depression after turning to singing.

Marston Green grandmother is beating depression with singing

Marston Green grandmother, Jenny Wallace, is beating depression after joining a Moseley singing group.

Father Christmas and his team at Marston Green & District Lions Club have been visiting local children for the past 35 years.

Santa's visits to Marston Green and Chelmsley Wood under threat

Sled crisis puts Santa's visits to kids in Marston Green and Chelmsley Wood under threat for first time in 35 years.

Ashfield Lane, Marston Green

Property: £310k home in Ashfield Lane, Marston Green

The double fronted property occupies a corner plot in Ashfield Lane, with neat shrub borders and a pathway to the front.

The Solihull young dancers Ellie Scott-Preston, Grace Arkell and Annalise Pugh

Solihull ballet dancers set for Sleeping Beauty roles

Three up-and-coming ballet dancers from Solihull are starring in a lavish adaptation of Sleeping Beauty next month.

Lesley Scudamore collecting her bravery award from WMP Chief Constable Chris Sims and Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

Couple praised for tackling burglar who had knife

Peter and Lesley Scudamore challenged Justin Irvine from Halesowen who had burgled a war veteran's home in Castle Bromwich.

Solihull Moors under-11 girls team celebrate a successful 2013-14 season.

Trophy delight for Under-11s

Solihull Moors' girls teams have cemented a wonderful first season for the club's new youth structure.

Birmingham Airport

Spitfire stirs memories with flypast

Residents in Marston Green were treated to the iconic sight of a Spitfire performing a flypast on Wednesday.

Brooke Higgins

Brooke goes locks, stock and barrel to raise cash

Brooke Higgins went under the scissors at the Village Salon to raise money for the Help Harry, Help Others charity.

Solihull Hospital

Axe fear for dementia ward at local hospital

Relatives of dementia patients at Solihull Hospital fear the axe is set to fall on a specialist ward.

An animal seized from Helen Inshaw of Marston Green

Woman is hit by a 10-year pet ban after neglect case

A woman who kept 135 rabbits and guinea pigs has been banned from having pets for 10 years after a large number of the animals had to be put down because of neglect.

Brooke Higgins prepares for her haircut with mum Amy.

Hair we go as Brooke says farewell to her flowing locks!

Kindly schoolgirl Brooke Higgins is to lose her flowing locks to raise money for charity.

Councillor Jim Ryan

Concern that Marston Green is being used as a rat run

Drivers are using Marston Green as a “rat run” to avoid congestion in the A45 corridor, a borough councillor has said

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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