Birmingham man prosecuted for fly tipping in Marston Green

Solihull Council has prosecuted a Birmingham man for an incident of fly tipping off Bickenhill Road in Marston Green in 2018. Taier Hakim of Walmley Road, Sutton Coldfield pleaded guilty to three breaches of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 on Friday 17 January 2020 at Birmingham Magistrates Court. He was convicted of three fly tipping…

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Teenager stabbed in park robbery

A teenager has been stabbed during a phone robbery in a park area in Smiths Wood this afternoon (21 January). The incident took place just before 2.30pm in the green space between Windward Way and ChesterRoad. An 18-year-old suffered ‘serious injuries’ following the attack and was taken to hospital. Police have now arrested a 16-year-old…

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New cervical cancer screening test on offer to women in Solihull

A new, more sensitive test is now on offer to women in Birmingham and Solihull, as part of improved cervical cancer screening that aims to prevent women from developing the disease. On the first day of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (20-26 January 2020), NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group is highlighting the availability of…

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The ‘gateway’ island to Birmingham dubbed a ‘disgusting mess’

“Disgusting” litter thrown from car windows and dropped by shoppers is blighting one of the key gateways into Shirley, a local volunteer has said. Resident Emma McGann, a member of the Friends of Shirley Park, said that it had recently taken her 80 minutes to clear-up all the rubbish strewn around Poppy Island, on Stratford…

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Local man convicted of theft from Solihull Council

A local man has been convicted of theft from Solihull Council, after he misused a pre-paid card which he’d been given to assist with the costs of care for his wife. Colin Tyers, of Castle Bromwich, was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday 10 January to stealing just over £3,000 between June and October…

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Child sex attacker jailed after WMP investigation

A child sex attacker from #Solihull has been jailed for more than eight years after a West Midlands Police investigation. Serial abuser Graeme Goodsir sexually assaulted a young girl from the age of seven for a number of years. Last Friday (10 January), he was jailed for eight years and three months after the girl…

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Fears over Solihull ambulance station closure as trust bosses pledge to improve services

The closure of the only ambulance station in Solihull will see more ambulances and paramedics made available to borough residents – according to West Midlands Ambulance Service. Fears have been expressed over the closure of Solihull’s only remaining ambulance base at Solihull Hospital. A petition has been launched in a bid to save the base…

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First ever Jingle Bell Jog raises £2,000 for homelessness charity

Solihull fun runners gave the gift of a brighter future at Christmas after it has been revealed over £2,000 was raised for charity at the first ever Jingle Bell Jog. Taking place on Sunday 15th December, over 150 Santas aged between 7 and 70 were seen running through the streets of Solihull town centre in…

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There’s no planet B so Boston Tea Party drives forward with A2B

Did you know that only 0.25% of the estimated 2.5 billion plastic coated coffee cups used in the UK each year are recycled with 4%, that’s approximately 500,000, being littered every day. The rest, 95.75% go to landfill. These plastics are then burnt releasing dangerous substances such as heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants and other…

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Thousands of appeals for help from Solihull residents dealing with debt, benefit changes and other challenges

Almost 30,000 appeals for help from residents grappling with debts, housing and other issues were made to a Solihull support service in just six months. Between April and September, the community advice hubs were contacted 27,098 times by people seeking advice and information relating to various matters. It is thought that residents having to adjust…

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