Man has sadly died after being struck by a train at Solihull Station

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Emergency services were called to Solihull Station just after 7am this morning following reports of a man being struck by a train (17th February). A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “Police were called to the station just after 7am this morning and attended alongside paramedics from the West Midlands Ambulance Service. “This incident is…

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Solihull schools go ‘bananas’ for Fairtrade Fortnight

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On Friday 10th February, a number of Solihull schools visited Solihull Council’s Civic Suite to present their Fairtrade banana artwork, which will form part of the upcoming Fairtrade Trail in the town centre. Children from the Triple Crown Centre, Valley, Castle Bromwich, St Alphege, Merstone, Coleshill Heath and Sharmans Cross schools created the banana artwork…

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Teenage pedestrian in critical condition after collision with car in Sheldon

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A 14-year-old girl has suffered critical injuries after a collision with a car. The incident happened at the junction of Church Road and Horrell Road in Sheldon around 7.35am this morning (Thursday 16th February). Emergency services attended the scene, including an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a senior paramedic officer and the Midlands Air…

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Local’s fury over plans to develop rural greenbelt in Berkswell

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A row is continuing over the need to build more rural homes – and the cost to the countryside and locals. Berkswell Windmill has been a prominent feature on the region’s landscape since 1826, and it still will remain so, but what’s angering locals is what’s possibly coming nearby on green belt – a housing…

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Owner of Solihull puppy farm where dog died is jailed for animal cruelty

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The owner of a Solihull puppy farm has been jailed for six months and banned from owning a dog for life after being found guilty of animal cruelty. Sean Kerr, 52, who ran Pastures Farm on Coventry Road in Bickenhill, was convicted of nine charges under the Animal Welfare Act following a trial at Birmingham…

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Solihull Council issues advice for local cemetery visitors

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Solihull Council is advising residents about placing items at cemeteries across the borough. The advice comes following an increase in unauthorised objects being left on the grassed areas of cremated remains plots. There are also increasing numbers of ornaments being left within the scattering areas of the cemeteries, both on the lawns and also hanging…

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Revolution to open new bar in Solihull

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Popular bar chain Revolution – which became famous for the weird and wonderful range of vodkas on sale – is eyeing the former home of a buffet restaurant in Solihull for its latest bar launch. It has unveiled new plans to transform the old Jimmy Spices in Station Road, which closed down last year, into…

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Great Solihull Fairtrade Cake-Off Competition

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On Saturday 4th March, Solihull’s home-bakers are being challenged to show off their most delicious baked creations as they compete against each other. The baking bonanza will be held in the gallery at The Core. Entry is free and all ages are welcome to take part. There are a number of categories to enter, from…

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Solihull GP takes on a marathon challenge for hospital patients in memory of his mother

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Solihull GP Arif Zafar may describe himself as the “opposite of a runner” but he’s taken on the challenge of running the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon in memory of his mother Shahnaz. Shahnaz died in 2013 after a road accident, when she was just 66. Now Arif, 42, is raising money for patients at…

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Tradegy as pensioner dies in shed fire at Chelmsley Wood property

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A pensioner has sadly died in a shed fire in the garden of a residential property in Chelmsley Wood. The 78-year-old man was killed after a blaze broke out in the back garden in Nineacres Drive at around 3pm. Emergency services rushed to the address but the victim, who has not been named, was confirmed…

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