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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.

Matthew Long

Shirley performer seeking to revive Perry Como's Magic Moments

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.

Solihull Road in Shirley

Shirley three-bed semi comes with a large garden

The south facing back garden to is a real asset to this semi-detached in Solihull Road, Shirley. It is well tended and lovely to look at.

St Francis Lodge in Cornyx Lane, Solihull

Find a retirement flats in Shirley and Solihull

Three of a kind: Retirement flats for sale in Cornyx Lane, Solihull, Shelly Crescent in Shirley and Union Road in Shirley.

Plans for historic Meriden Hall are blocked by council

Solihull Councillors have refused to accept plans to attach a modern glass building on to Grade II listed Meriden Hall.

Part of the Active Angels day nursery's roof was burnt out in the blaze.

Police launch probe after fire damages Shirley nursery

Police and fire investigators are looking in to whether arsonists are responsible for a blaze which caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a popular Shirley day nursery.

Withybrook Road in Shirley

Detached Shirley home for sale

Three of a kind: Detached homes for sale in Withybrook Road, Shirley, Poundley Close, Castle Bromwich and Ashville Avenue, Hodge Hill.

Sarah and David Nankivell

Everything is going to be great on Solihull couple's anniversary

Sarah and David Nankivell, who are part of the Unlimited Voices choir, will be performing the Bryan Adams' hit Everything I Do, at Birmingham Town Hall on February 1.

Stanway Road in Shirley.

Extended Shirley semi is two homes

Buyers will get two houses for the price of one in this unusual property in Stanway Road, Shirley.

Solihull Council House

Solihull Council set to deny workers 'a living wage'

Solihull Council – which pays its chief executive up to £130,000 – looks set to refuse its lowest earners the £7.85-an-hour living wage.

Olton Road in Shirley

Traditional Shirley semi benefits from extension

A traditional semi in Olton Road, Shirley, this three-bedroom house benefits from having been extended.

Donna Jennings has organised a garage conversion at her home for her father to live in using his life saving.

Blind Shirley OAP is homeless after builder goes bust

Samuel Thompson, 74, paid Hampton Developments Ltd to convert daughter Donna Jennings' garage in Shirley into a separate living space so he could carry on living independently and be cared for by her.

Wisemeadows in Shirley

Shirley mews is a smart buy

This attractive, modern mews in Wisemeadows, Shirley, sits in a quiet cul-de-sac location.

Sir Adrian Cadbury.

Local people are named in New Year honours list

More than 1,100 people have been recognised in the New Year Honours list including four from Solihull.

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.

Haslucks Green Road in Majors Green

Majors Green home enjoys rural outlook

This modern detached house in Haslucks Green Road, Majors Green, occupies an usual position with driveway parking and garaging to the back.

Ralph Road in Shirley

This Shirley extended semi will wow prospective buyers

The refurbishment of this substantially extended three-bedroom semi in Ralph Road, Shirley, cannot fail to wow prospective buyers.

Wendy Gregory, shop volunteer, Dennis Hill, manager, Jackie Beddoe, deputy manager, Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Kate Wild, Gordon Trindle, town crier.

Shirley Acorns hospice shop back in business after recent revamp

The Acorns Children's Hospice shop in Shirley is set to welcome shoppers after a two-week refurbishment.

Shirley police station

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

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.'

Snitterfield Drive, Shirley

Modern Shirley home comes with hints of the past

This modern Taylor Wimpey home is conveniently located in Snitterfield Drive in Shirley, and is set back from the road.

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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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