Hamleys toy shop to open at Resorts World

The first outlet of Hamleys toy shop in the West Midlands for years will open at Resorts World Birmingham on Friday 21st October, to coincide with the resort’s first birthday. Hamleys was founded in 1760 by William Hamley, a man who dreamt of creating the best toy shop in the world. There was a previous…

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Tributes left for man who died after collision at JLR

A man who died in a tragic accident at Solihull’s Jaguar Land Rover plant has been named locally as 23-year-old Kieren Rowe from Tamworth. The father of a three-year-old girl, died on Monday afternoon (26th Sepember) after a collision with a manufacturing tractor unit and trailer on a private road within the JLR factory site….

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Homewares retailer Dunelm is coming to Solihull and looking to recruit staff

Dunelm, the homewares retailer, will be moving into Mell Square in Solihull on Tuesday 13th December – and is looking to recruit over 50 new members of staff to join its team. The new store will be 30,500 sq ft and will have an impressive separate mezzanine floor. Dunelm is making a significant investment in…

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Man dies after being trapped under lorry at JLR plant in Solihull

A young man has sadly died after being trapped underneath a lorry at the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull. The tragedy happened on Monday afternoon (26th September), nearby Damson Lane was closed by police for several hours. According to workers, the man was 23 and riding a moped at the time. They also said…

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Unique Land Rover painting to be auctioned for Troop Aid charity

A truly unique painting depicting nine different Land Rovers and Defenders in various combat roles is to be auctioned at the 10th Troop Aid Ball on Saturday 19th November 2016 – with the proceeds going to help support injured troops. The painting has been signed by the artist, Stuart Spencer and endorsed by the CEO…

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Birmingham Airport plans £100m overhaul

Birmingham Airport has announced plans to inject £100 million of investment into the transport hub in a bid to improve efficiency and the experience of passengers. Work has already started on the most significant project, which is to replace the hold baggage screening system with the latest x-ray technology. The airport said this would more…

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BMW smashes into Chelmsley Wood petrol station during high-speed chase

Three men were arrested and a £85,000 BMW wrecked after it smashed into a petrol station wall in Chelmsley Wood during a high-speed chase. West Midlands Police chased the distinctive green car after it failed to stop for officers in the Washwood Heath area at around 4.15am on Thursday 22nd September. The pursuit ended 5…

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Sponsored cycle raises funds for Solihull Wheels For All

On Monday 19th September people from across the borough cycled a combined 146.5 miles – the length of over five and a half Olympic marathons – to raise funds for Solihull Wheels For All. An initiative run by Solihull Active in partnership with Cycling Projects, Solihull Wheels For All provide accessible cycling to individuals, groups…

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Police appeal after teenagers robbed on canal towpath in Shirley

Detectives are appealing for information after three teenage boys were robbed in Shirley on Sunday 28th August. The boys (all aged 13) were walking along the canal towpath near to Dickens Heath at 4.10pm when a stranger asked them to empty their pockets before stealing their phones. It’s believed that the man threatened to stab…

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Woman taken to hospital after being hit by train near Solihull Station

Lines were blocked and there was major disruption to rail services after a woman was struck by a train near Solihull Station. The woman was taken to hospital following the incident shortly before 5pm on Tuesday evening (20th September). A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “We were called to Solihull Station following reports of…

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