Solihull theatre group is praised by writer of the musical they are performing

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The group has received a special message of support from the writer of the successful Broadway musical it is set to perform after she saw a preview video on YouTube. Jill Santoriello, who wrote A Tale of Two Cities, the musical, contacted Knowle Musical Society after seeing a preview video featuring snippets of songs being…

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Tributes have been paid to a former worker at the Castle Bromwich Spitfire factory who has died at the age of 101

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The family of Charles Davis, of Sheldon, who still swam five times a week even after he passed his 100th birthday, said he always took a pride in his fitness. His son, John, revealed that when he fell ill and ended up in hospital shortly before his birthday, it was the first time he had…

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Objections to Muslim Cemetery in Catherine-de-Barnes


Solihull Council said it had received a number of letters against the plans to build a 4,000-plot Muslim burial ground in the village of Catherine-de-Barnes. Local people said the development was inappropriate and would cause traffic problems in the village. More than 900 people have signed a petition against it, campaigners said. Councillor Bob Sleigh,…

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Poorly hedgehog stolen from rescue centre in Solihull


STOLEN: A sick hedgehog has been stolen from a hedgehog rescue centre in Solihull. Please read the full details below. If you have any information please contact Happyhogs directly or call the police on 101. Please SHARE this appeal. This is what Happyhogs Rescue Centre in Solihull had to say: Devastated and fuming doesn’t even…

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School pupils in Solihull are urged to walk home in pairs after a man tried to lure a ten-year-old girl into a car


West Midlands Police said the incident happened at approximately 8.20am on Friday morning (24th), when a man in a silver car pulled alongside the girl in Slater Road near the junction with Mill Lane, Bentley Heath, and asked her to get in. She immediately said “no”, then ran off and alerted her school, who called…

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