Heroes of Storm Doris saved 35 children when Knowle FC roof was ripped off


Football trainers have been hailed heroes of Storm Doris after leading 35 children to safety when the roof of a Knowle Football Club building was ripped off in high winds. Head coach Ronnie Malcolm and assistants Kerry Woodhall, 18, and 19-year-old Nicole Butler were supervising the youngsters at a holiday club run by SDUK at…

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Storm Doris – Solihull Trading Standards issue warning


Solihull residents are being warned not to use ‘cowboy builders’ or rogue traders to repair or clean up after any damage caused by Storm Doris on Thursday 23rd February. Trading Standards officers at Solihull Council are issuing the advice after high winds worked their way through the borough yesterday – bringing down fences, trees and…

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Songs of praise for Our Lady of the Wayside School choir


Pupils from Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Primary School in Shirley have been rewarded £1,000 towards a school project of their choice after winning the Touchwood School Choir Competition 2016. Throughout December, 21 local schools from across the region took centre stage in the shopping centre’s annual contest in a bid to win the…

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Carluccio’s new restaurant in Solihull set to open in March


The lavish new Carluccio’s at Mell Square shopping centre in Solihull has announced its opening date – Friday 10th March 2017. An Italian restaurant chain, it already has venues in Brindleyplace and Grand Central. The upscale 94-cover eatery will have a outdoor terrace seating 42 “pays homage to Italy’s love of taking coffee on the…

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Jaguar Land Rover to unveil new Velar Range Rover


Jaguar Land Rover is set to unveil an all-new model next week – the fourth member of the Range Rover family. The wraps will come off the new Velar on 1st March but in the run-up to the big unveiling Land Rover has released teaser images of the new vehicle. The Velar is being launched…

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Mell Square owners donate £5,000 to Solihull Shopmobility service


Owners of Mell Square shopping centre, IM Properties, have stepped forward to help fund Solihull Shopmobility for 12 months. The charity is reliant on donations to help with the maintenance, operation and renewal of its fleet of electric scooters and wheelchairs. These enable people with disabilities and mobility impairments to access the goods and services…

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New Wetherspoon app lets you order from your seat


Wetherspoon’s Order & Pay app, which is available to download for free, is currently in use at The Pump House in Shirley and The White Swan in Solihull town centre. It could make standing in line for your next round a thing of the past. To order, select the pub you’re eating in, go through…

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


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


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


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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