Appeal after 81 year old pedestrian seriously injured in Shirley collision

Police are appealing for information after a pedestrian was seriously injured following a collision in Shirley yesterday (16 November). Officers were called to Stratford Road, after a man was struck by a car around 6.45pm. An 81-year-old man was rushed to hospital with head injuries and remains in a serious condition. The driver of the…

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Man arrested over stabbing outside chip shop in Castle Bromwich

A young man was arrested three days on from a stabbing outside a busy row of shops in Castle Bromwich, police have now revealed. A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after a knife attack outside Gregory’s Fish Bar on Monday 11 November. The victim, a man in his 30s, was stabbed…

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Warning that arrival of Sprint bus lanes could cause traffic misery at The Wheatsheaf

Steps must be taken to ensure that a new Sprint bus route doesn’t add to existing traffic problems at one of the main gateways into Solihull, transport chiefs have been told. Cllr Kathryn Thomas (Lib Dem, Lyndon) warned that even a “little change” to the road layout, to pave the way for the launch of…

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New Indian restaurant opens in the heart of Knowle

We are very proud to announce the opening of a new Indian restaurant in the heart of Knowle, Solihull, which was opened to the public by the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis, on Tuesday 12th November 2019. Abdul Shahid, General Manager of the new Daawat restaurant, stated: “I am proud to open this new…

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Warning that online traders make it harder to police firework sales to Solihull residents

Firework sales are becoming harder to police in Solihull because of the range of products being offered online, it is claimed. Police and Trading Standards had visited all the borough premises licensed to sell fireworks in the run-up to ‘Mischief Fortnight’ – the two week period around Halloween and Bonfire Night when anti-social behaviour surges….

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New restaurant for Knowle as Chef Jacques Van Der Merwe announces opening

If you haven’t heard of Jacques Van Der Merwe, you will now. The acclaimed South African Chef is opening his new venture in Knowle in March 2020. Jacques Restaurant and Bar is by all accounts going to be very special indeed. Van Der Merwe and his team have purchased a prime location and are investing…

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These are the Solihull community projects set for share of £75,000

Tens of thousands is to be ploughed into Solihull community projects through a new funding stream, but there is concern that some grassroots groups risk missing out. Seven schemes are set to get money from the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – a pot of cash collected from developers. An extension to provide “much-needed” meeting…

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Castle Bromwich Library celebrates 60 years of service

On Tuesday 12 November, local residents and staff gathered together to celebrate over tea and cake the sixtieth anniversary of Castle Bromwich Library. The crowd were joined by the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis and special guest, William Tickle, who has been a member of the library since it first opened in 1959. The…

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Carjackers on bikes threaten mum with hammer in Solihull

A brave mum has revealed how she escaped from terrifying carjackers in balaclavas who threatened her with a hammer on a residential road in Solihull. The attack happened just after 5pm yesterday (Monday 11 November) on Bryanston Road as parents were collecting their children from after-school clubs. The woman, who has not been named, was…

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Three sentenced for assisting Callum Lees killer

Two women and one man have been sentenced today (Tuesday 12 November) for assisting James Atherley who was responsible for the murder of Callum Lees in Kingshurst in August 2017. Kelly Palmer, 41, her son Zak Palmer, 23 and Kelly Casey, 38 were charged with assisting an offender earlier this year, they all pleaded not…

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