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This Lib Dem enclave is the birthplace of Felicity Kendal and former stomping ground of Edwardian naturalist Edith Holden. Today it has a bustling shopping parade and the famed friary.

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.

Phil Webb, chairman of Gospal Lane Allotments in Olton

Vandals spark calls for action after 23 attacks on allotments

Plot holders are demanding action after Gospel Lane allotments in Olton has been targeted by vandals more than 20 times in the last two months.

Hockey: Glynn's magic trick not enough as Stour make Old Silhillians pay for errors

Old Silhillians star Jamie Glynn bagged a hat-trick but his side were made to pay for defensive errors at home to Stourport.

Hockey: Olton give relegated Students a lesson in defence and attack

Loughborough Students 1 Olton & WW 3: Olton beat a strong Student side who were relegated from the Premier League last season.

Westley Heights in Warwick Road

Flats for sale in Solihull

Three of a kind: Flats for sale in Warwick Road, Blossomfield Road and Olton.

Hockey: Gloucester 4 Olton & WW 1: Second-half goals kill off Olton hopes of breaking their duck

Olton ladies first team set off to Gloucester with high hopes of three points to get their campaign off the ground.

Hurdis Road, Shirley

Improved semi-detached house in Shirley

Well presented and improved semi-detached house in Hurdis Road, Shirley.

Susan Evans and her granddaughter Millie Morgan evaluate the diamond

Olton woman scoops one-carat diamond thanks to a shopping trip at the Bullring

Susan Evans from Solihull is certainly sparkling with happiness having scooped a huge one-carat diamond worth £1,500 thanks to a shopping trip at Bullring.

Delighted pupils at St Peter's Catholic School celebrate excellent GCSE results

What a result as Solihull GCSE stars shine

Nationally, top grade passes for those taking their exams this summer went up for the first time in three years.

Bungalow in Fernhill Road, Solihull

Property: Bungalow in Fernhill Road, Solihull

A neatly presented bungalow in Fernhill Road, Solihull, offers comfortable accommodation and a surprisingly large back garden.

Killer Lee Roberts and right victim Neville Bassett

Robber battered OAP, 87, in spate of terrifying raids

Drug addict had already served time for killing elderly victim

Major developments set for green belt land

Two major developments are set to be built on green belt land despite objections from residents.

Evelyn 'Gloria' Wray celebrates her 80th birthday with some of the babies she helped deliver. She is sat on the lap of her first, Russell Davies from Knowle, who was born on the 2nd April 1971

Olton midwife enjoys 80th with those she delivered

Retired midwife Gloria Wray marked her 80th birthday by being reunited with the first tot she brought into the world.

Members of the 3rd Olton Scout Group are preparing to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Search is on for ex-scouts to celebrate 40th birthday

The 3rd Olton Scout Group has launched a search to find former members to share their memories and help celebrate the group’s 40th birthday.

Ann Atkins from Solihull

New world record for marathon rower Ann

Ann Atkins, from Solihull, celebrated her 50th birthday with a world record breaking marathon row in aid of the The Brain Tumour Charity.

Venkatsubbiah Raman

Subbu making a marathon effort

Medical receptionist Venkatsubbiah Raman will take on five runs at Sleaford in Lincolnshire, Liverpool, Malvern, Cardiff and Birmingham to raise cash for Diabetes UK.

Firm steps in to save parade

A generous business has stepped into save Shirley Remembrance Day Parade after a Solihull News appeal

Notburga Tilt

Former resistance fighter feels like a prisoner

90 year-old Notburga Tilt feels trapped in her own home while work is carried out on her property's lifts

Solihull Magistrates Court

Council stands firm on court changes

Solihull Council has condemned a "hurried" consultation on plans to move court cases to Birmingham

Coun David Jamieson

Borough councillor in HIV trip to Africa

A borough councillor will be travelling to one of the world’s poorest countries to teach children about prevention of HIV

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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