Man shot in both legs on driveway as England fans celebrated World Cup win

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A 22-year-old man is in hospital after he was shot in both legs in Solihull. The shooting happened on a driveway in Didgley Grove in Kingshurst, just before 10.30pm on Tuesday (3rd July). The victim suffered wounds to both legs but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Officers are still searching for the…

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Police launch investigation after 11-year-old girl assaulted in Babbs Mill Park

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Solihull Police are investigating an assault on an 11-year-old girl at Babbs Mill Park in Kingshurst on Friday afternoon (29th June). The girl was reportedly knocked to the ground and taken to hospital with a cut to the neck. She has since been discharged.  A spokesperson for Solihull Police said: “The offender made off following…

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Lorry driver handed community order after crane killed cyclist

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A HGV driver has been handed a 12 month community order following the death of an elderly cyclist who was struck by an insecure crane. Stephen Moorman pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court to causing the death of Ella Murray, 70, by careless driving following the tragic collision in Shirley on 24th March in 2014….

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Private-hire litter and dog poo wardens with bodycams to patrol Solihull

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Wardens are to be deployed on the streets of Solihull in a clampdown on those who drop litter and don’t clean up after their dog. The borough council has agreed to pilot a scheme which will give powers to a private company to issue £75 fines to culprits (reduced to £50 if paid in seven…

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Anger grows over thousands of split bins in Solihull

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More than 6,000 recycling bins – which have split open as a result of a widespread manufacturing fault – are still waiting to be replaced in Solihull. The borough council was this week urged to get “a grip” on the problem by a Green councillor, with householders being warned they could face a wait of…

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Let It Grow project returns wildflowers to Solihull

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Let It Grow is a project by Love Solihull, an environmental initiative co-ordinated by Solihull Council, aimed at promoting both biodiversity and natural grassland across the borough. Since the 1930’s the UK has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows drastically impacting on populations of butterflies, birds, bees and other pollinating insects. This project looks to…

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Loaf comes to Solihull

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Loaf is expanding their laid-back world of beds, sofas and furniture with a new Solihull Shack opening in late July. Take it easy in the new 5,000sq ft space on Mill Lane with mattress testing stations, oodles of squishy sofas and arcade games for little (and not-so-little) ‘Loafers’ to enjoy. A spokesperson for Loaf said:…

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Solihull Mayor and pupils show support for Global Goals

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The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Flo Nash, joined local schools in attending the Global Goals Conference on Friday 15th June. The event marked the end of the five year Global Learning Programme initiative, funded by central government. Friday’s conference was organised by Solihull Council’s sustainability team, Lifeworlds Learning and Chapelfields Junior School, a recognised expert…

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Mum’s ‘Menopause’ was brain tumour the size of a golf ball

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A mum from Meriden, diagnosed with a brain tumour the size of a golf ball, has told how she went to a doctor more than 10 times – only to be told it’s just the Menopause. Karen Yardley was suffering with migraines, insomnia, exhaustion, jumpy legs and aches and pains. She was prescribed HRT to…

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Colleagues from M&S Solihull Sears pack emergency Grab Bags for wounded soldiers

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The team at M&S Solihull Sears in Shirley are joining 5,000 of their colleagues across the UK and taking part in a community volunteering drive this week – they will be helping local charity Troop Aid create Grab Bags of essential items for injured service personnel in hospital. Throughout the week, M&S colleagues across the…

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