Solihull pub boosts funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Neonatal Unit

An iconic West Midlands fundraiser has received the support of a Solihull pub to help raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Neonatal Unit. Danny Ryan MBE, who has successfully raised a total of 3 million pounds for various charities across the West Midlands, was invited to O’Neill’s in Solihull to be presented with their latest…

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Horse scared to death by fireworks had suffered serious injuries in Solihull

A Solihull horse-owner was heartbroken after the animal became so frightened by fireworks it suffered severe injuries and had to be put to sleep. Castle Bromwich councillor Cheryl Buxton-Sait had quoted the tragic case as an example of the immense distress that devices can cause pets and wildlife. Highlighting animal-lovers’ concerns at this week’s Full…

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Man arrested in Solihull on suspicion of terrorism offences

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in Solihull today (Friday 7 February) on suspicion of terrorism offences as part of an ongoing investigation. The arrest was carried out at an address in Solihull by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit detectives and the man is being questioned at a police station in the #WestMidlands. A WMP…

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Man fined £6k for fly-tipping piles of household waste in Birmingham park

A Solihull man who fly-tipped doors, carpets, rugs and other household waste in a popular Birmingham park has been fined more than £6,000. Adnan Qazi dumped the piles of rubbish including mattresses, bed bases, a chair, fridge and cardboard boxes in Scribers Lane, leading to Trittiford Mill Park, in Billesley. His illegal actions were captured…

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Jaguar Land Rover cuts production at Castle Bromwich and Solihull plants to “safeguard long-term success”

Car giant Jaguar Land Rover is to halt production on some days due to the challenges in the global car market, BirminghamLive has revealed. This will mean production will entirely stop for either full or half days in the latest blow to hit JLR. The Solihull and Castle Bromwich factories will be altering their schedules,…

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Ambulance bosses branded ‘cowardly’ after axeing Solihull base

Health bosses have been accused of cowardice for not putting the closure of Solihull Ambulance Station to the public before pressing ahead with controversial changes. During a Full Council debate on the shake-up, several councillors were scathing about the ambulance service’s handling of the issue. News of the changes had leaked out just before Christmas…

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Solihull man charged with terrorism offences

A man from Solihull has been charged with terrorism offences. Paul Newey, 49, was arrested in December and today (6 February) has been charged by West Midlands Police with one count of section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000 − funding terrorism. He will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 14 February. A spokesman for…

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Massive fly-tip pictured after it pollutes Solihull river in feared £30,000 clean-up

This was the massive fly-tip in a secluded Solihull road which polluted the local river and left the authorities with a clean-up bill running into tens of thousands. The council is now pressing forward with plans to restrict access to Ravenshaw Lane, near Catherine-De-Barnes, amid fears its rural nature is making it a magnet for…

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New dementia care home welcomes its first residents

Tanworth Court, a brand new dementia care home in Shirley, welcomed its first residents earlier this month. Designed and funded by Solihull Council, Tanworth Court, on Tanworth Lane is a high specification care home. A SMBC spokesperson said: “It will deliver both nursing and residential care services for people with dementia and/or physical health needs….

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Vegetarian Street Food restaurant ‘SKVP’ set to open in Solihull

London’s most loved Vegetarian Street Food company SKVP has set its eye on expanding outside of London and is setting its stall in Solihull. With the rise of vegetarianism more omnipresent, the arrival of SKVP (or Shree Krishna Vada Pav to those in the know) makes a timely arrival in Solihull for those wanting to enjoy…

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