100 firefighters tackle flames at Goodyear Dunlop offices

Fire crews were damping down almost 12 hours after a blaze ripped through the ventilation system of an office block in Castle Bromwich. Staff could still not access the headquarters of international tyre firm Goodyear Dunlop early on Friday morning following the fire which started at about 8pm last night (18th February). More than 100…

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Turtle Bay planning to open new restaurant in Solihull

Turtle Bay, the Caribbean restaurant chain, has applied to Solihull Council for a licence in the town centre. They currently have restaurants in Birmingham and Leamington Spa. The restaurant would be housed at 36/38 Station Road in Solihull in an established area that includes Jimmy Spices, JD Wetherspoon and Shimla Pinks. The building was previously…

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Two teenagers arrested after stabbing in Solihull

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after three schoolboys were stabbed in Solihull on Saturday (13th February). An investigation was quickly launched after the three boys arrived at a local hospital around 6.30pm after the attack which is believed to have happened around the Hobs Meadow area near to Westcote Close…

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Touchwood tops list of popular local attractions

Solihull’s Touchwood shopping centre has topped a list of 10 popular attractions in the West Midlands. The survey of staff and passengers at National Express West Midlands puts the popular mall joint first with Bullring and Merry Hill as a favourite bus destination. The newly-opened Resorts World at the NEC in Bickenhill also makes an…

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Investigation launched after three teenagers stabbed in Solihull

Detectives have launched an investigation after three teenagers were stabbed in Solihull last night (Saturday 13th February). Three teenagers presented themselves at a local hospital with stab injuries at around 6.30pm. A 16-year-old is currently being treated for serious injuries where his condition is described as stable and two 15-year-old boys were treated for minor…

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Two men arrested after JLR break-in

Police and security staff teamed up to arrest two men who broke into Solihull’s Jaguar Land Rover plant in the early hours of this morning (12/02). Officers were called to the Lode Lane site a few minutes after midnight when security guards reported intruders had breached a perimeter fence. One man was arrested in possession…

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Two men jailed for unprovoked attack on mourner during a wake at Olton Tavern pub

Reiss Johnson, 27, and Daniel Stirling, 22, have been sentenced to a combined total of 22 months behind bars for violently assaulting a man who had just attended his brother’s funeral. It happened on the evening of Tuesday 14th April last year after the 61-year-old victim and his friend asked the rowdy pair, who were…

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Woodman’s Rest pub regulars are raising £3k to send mum and brave sons on first holiday for 5 years

A Solihull mum and her two epilepsy-suffering sons are set to enjoy their first holiday in five years after big-hearted pub regulars vowed to raise the £3,000 cost. Meggie Feeney’s children Mason, aged five, and 14-year-old Jake suffer from the rare epilepsy-related condition Dravet’s Syndrome. The single mum, 40, needs to look after her boys…

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Solihull dad’s campaign to find a cure for killer condition to save his son

A Solihull dad has urged MPs to boost research into a muscle-wasting condition which could eventually claim the life of his young son. Marc Clark, 38, has launched a petition calling for more money to be spent on finding a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) after two-year-old Jack was diagnosed before Christmas. The IT…

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Royal Navy staff on business visit at JLR

Two military helicopters which landed in the area today (9th February) were Royal Navy staff visiting Jaguar Land Rover. Sgt Tim Evans from Solihull Police, said: “Today officers from Solihull offered assistance to the Royal Navy who landed two Sea King helicopters in an Elmdon park. “Navy staff were on a business visit to JLR…

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