New cycle facility at Solihull Station

Cycle storage facilities at Solihull Railway Station have been doubled in size offering more people the chance to cycle on their daily commute. The new secure facility has spaces for 60 bikes and has been installed to meet growing demand as more commuters switch from cars to avoid traffic congestion and parking fees. It was…

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Solihull care home placed in ‘special measures’ after damning inspection

A Solihull care home has been placed in special measures after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. Fairfield Care Home in Olton was rated ‘inadequate’ following the November 14 appraisal. The home, owned by Mr D and Mrs S Mayariya, was also found to have breached the Health and Social Care Act 2008. The…

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Man suffers broken jaw and another stabbed in Solihull attack

A man was stabbed and the second suffered a broken jaw in an attack on Poplar Road in Soolihull town centre at around 1am on 30 November. A friend of one of the victims said the four pals had been waiting for a taxi in Poplar Road after a night out when an altercation took…

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Pub plan approved for historic Solihull farmhouse amid green belt concern

Listed farm buildings in Solihull will be converted into a pub after councillors agreed that a rapidly expanding village suffered from a lack of facilities. Planning officers had advised the application for Tidbury Green Farm should be thrown out, given the impact on the Grade II-listed building and the surrounding green belt. But councillors, who…

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Man dies in Balsall Common collision

A man has sadly died following a road traffic collision in Balsall Common yesterday. Emergency services were called at 4.46pm on Thursday (5 December) to reports of a collision involving two vehicles at the junction of Holly Lane and Table Oak Road. It’s understood a Mercedes Vito Van and a Ford Ranger collided causing the…

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Recovery driver attacked with baseball bat and Ferrari torched in Meriden arson attack

A recovery driver was viciously attacked and a Ferrari set on fire after the luxury car broke down on Maxstoke Lane in Meriden. ‘A number’ of motorists are thought to have driven past as the horror attack unfolded on Sunday 1st December. At around 4.15pm, the red sports car broke down and recovery was arranged….

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Still no start date for years-long delayed Kingshurst Parade redevelopmentt

Kingshurst residents will have to wait a while longer to learn when work is likely to start on the much-delayed redevelopment of their dilapidated shopping parade. Cllr Ian Courts, leader of Solihull Council, said this week that he wouldn’t be drawn on a date for the project to get underway, to avoid “misleading” local people….

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Fifth man arrested in Solihull murder investigation

Detectives investigating the murder of Jack Donoghue in Solihull during the early hours of Saturday morning (30 November) have arrested a fifth man. The 21-year-old who was arrested this evening (Tuesday 3 December) was taken into police custody, where he remains. Two men who were charged with murder last night (Monday 2 December) appeared before…

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Solihull man, 53, arrested ‘trying to meet child under 16’ at railway station

A Solihull man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to meet a child under the age of 16 at Shirley railway station. The 53-year-old was detained as he allegedly attempted to meet with a youngster on Saturday (30 November). British Transport Police officers were called to the rail hub at 3.34pm. There, a man…

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Keys stolen from Jaguar Land Rover plant used to jail London crime lord

Nine sets of keys taken from the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull have been linked to a massive #London crime spree. The keys, taken from JLR’s huge Lode Lane site, formed a major part of an investigation into a crime boss who has been jailed and ordered to repay more than £1.3 million. The…

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