Dunelm opens in Solihull next month

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One of the largest homeware retailers in the UK, Dunelm, is opening its Solihull store on Tuesday 6th December at 9am. The new store, which is 30,500sq ft, is situated on Mell Square (previously BHS). It will be officially opened by the Mayor of Solihull, Councilor Mike Robinson and representatives from Dunelm’s new charity partner…

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Local schools receive Modeshift STARS awards

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More than 20 schools across Solihull have come together at an awards event held at Solihull Council’s Civic Suite. Modeshift STARS (School Travel Accreditation and Recognition for Schools), is a national awards scheme that rewards schools’ efforts for their commitment and dedication to reducing school run congestion and keeping their children fit and healthy. A…

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Teenager charged with attempted murder following Solihull collision

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An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following a collision on White House Way in Solihull on Tuesday (15th November) which left two pedestrians seriously injured. Unemployed Junaid Haq, from Flint Green Road, Acocks Green will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday 19th November). He was charged late on Friday night….

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Solihull’s fight against illegal off-road bikes continues

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Illegal and anti-social use of off road bikes and quads has become an issue nationally with police forces from across England and Wales receiving complaints from the public. Many of the bikes are either unfit for use on the road, uninsured, ridden by riders with no license – or are used in a way which…

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Teen driver arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after serious road collision in Solihull

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A teenage driver has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a collision in Solihull yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 15th November) that left two pedestrians seriously hurt. The 18-year-old was behind the wheel of a grey Seat Ibiza at around 3.10pm when it struck a group of men walking in White House Way. Two of…

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Four people injured in Solihull collision

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Four people have been injured this afternoon (15th November) after a car collided with pedestrians before hitting a house. Police were called to White House Way in Solihull just before 3.10pm following reports of a collision. Four men including the driver have been taken to hospital, two of the men have sustained life threatening injuries….

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Birmingham Dogs Home boss arrested after £450k of donations ‘stolen’

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The Chief Executive of Birmingham Dogs Home has been arrested after £450,000 of donations were allegedly stolen. Simon Price, from Solihull, was arrested by West Midlands Police on Friday (11th November) on suspicion of theft. It’s understood the 52-year-old was arrested at Birmingham Airport on his return from Spain. Trustees reportedly quizzed him in September…

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Bench at Olton Library dedicated to one of oldest remaining spitfire pilots

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On Friday 11th November the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mike Robinson, unveiled a bench at Olton Library dedicated to Ken Wilkinson – one of the oldest remaining spitfire pilots. Councillor Robinson was joined by the Mayoress of Solihull, Mrs Jenny Robinson, Ken’s daughter Penny Cooper and grandson Piers Cooper, as well as Squadron Leader Andy…

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Burglar who bit 66-year-old now behind bars after his tooth found in washing machine

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A crazed burglar bit a pensioner during a break-in in Castle Bromwich − but he’s now behind bars after West Midlands Police traced him from a tooth dislodged during the attack! Lee Francis broke into the house in Manor Park Road on the night of 8th May but was disturbed when the homeowner returned to…

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Smiths Wood man charged with child sex offences

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A 28-year-old man will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning (Friday 11th November) charged with serious sexual offences. Jamie Chapman, a nursery worker from Tamar Drive, Smiths Wood, was arrested on Wednesday 9th November from his home address and remanded to appear before magistrates. He was charged yesterday (10th November) with four counts of…

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