Solihull’s new Turtle Bay restaurant announce ‘Pay As You Feel’ opening day to raise funds for local Marie Curie Hospice

Solihull’s new Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay – set to open at the end of this month – is partnering with the local charity Marie Curie Hospice. On Tuesday 31st May, the first official day of trading for the restaurant, diners will only be asked to pay whatever they think their food is worth….

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More illegal off-road bikes seized in the Solihull borough

Solihull Police executed warrants on Friday (20th May) to deal with illegal bikes in the borough – four quads and one bike have been seized and seven people are currently in custody for various offences. A spokesperson for Solihull Police said: “We are today taking further action against people who cause anti-social behaviour by using…

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Community intelligence helps police and partners tackle illegal off-road bikes in Solihull

Over the last month police and partners across Solihull have worked hard to reduce the number of illegal bikes and quads using the roads. Not only are these bikes responsible for anti-social behaviour across the borough, they are often driven dangerously causing a risk to other road users and pedestrians. Many of the bikes are…

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Construction underway for Carluccio’s Italian restaurant in Solihull

Mell Square is to get a giant Carluccio’s restaurant as part of wide-ranging plans to transform Solihull town centre. The Italian restaurant, which already has venues in Brindleyplace and Grand Central, will front a new four-storey building at Mell Square shopping centre. It replaces former Thomas Cook and Johnson’s Dry Cleaners stores, which have been…

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‘Waterspout’ tornado capsizes sea cadet kayaks at sailing event in Olton

It has been reported that a ‘waterspout’ tornado appeared during a sailing event at Olton Mere this afternoon (14th May) capsizing kayaks which resulted in local sea cadets being thrown out of their boats. Sue, a sea cadet’s mum and member of Olton Mere Sailing Club, said: “I was at the Shirley Sea Cadets 60th…

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Solihull man jailed for life for killing his aunt – Anne Dunkley

A man who killed his aunt on the driveway of her home in Marston Green while suffering a mental disorder, has today (Friday 13th May) been jailed for life. Gareth Emery, aged 25, from Clinton Road in Shirley, Solihull was handed the term at Birmingham Crown Court. He will serve a minimum of nine years…

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Solihull psychiatrist made £16,000 from seeing private patients while off sick

A Solihull psychiatrist defrauded the NHS out of £16,000 by carrying out private work while off sick – and by using his own hospital for consultations. Nawshad Suleman, 65, was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years, after admitting two counts of fraud. The consultant, of Beaminster Road, was also ordered to…

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Another arson attack at Meriden Adventure Playground in Chelmsley Wood

In the last two years Meriden Adventure Playground in Chelmsley Wood has been subjected to mindless acts of criminal behaviour – the latest incident was on Friday 6th May around 11pm, when an arson attack caused over £10,000 worth of damage and left the play workers in despair. The adventure playground in Meriden Park is…

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Solihull Manor House Charity agrees deal to safeguard its future in Solihull town centre

The Trustees of the Solihull Manor House Charity have signed an agreement with Lendlease and Solihull Council that will help safeguard one of the town’s most important buildings for many years to come. The agreement, which has been reached following intensive negotiations, includes a contribution to landscaping, the creation of new servicing access and the…

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Grieving husband of Solihull mum Kellie Wheeler says doctors missed three chances to diagnose skin cancer

The grieving husband of skin cancer victim Kellie Wheeler from Solihull has claimed doctors missed three chances to spot the disease which claimed her life. Devastated Dean Wheeler, 48, said the mum-of-three was told she was suffering from anxiety or a pulled muscle by medics in the weeks before her death. Kellie was even sent…

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