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Cause of derelict hotel fire 'still unknown'

Cause of derelict hotel fire 'still unknown' Credit: Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of a fire at a derelict hotel is still unknown.

The blaze started at around 9pm last night in Hockley Heath with crews sent from Coleshill and Solihull.

Two engines are there this morning to continue to dampen down the fire.

A spokesperson for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue service said:

Warwickshire Arson Team will be visiting the site today as there was no power to the building and from first inspections seem to be no explanation to how the fire could have started.

– Warwickshire Fire and Rescue service

Crews still damping down 'major fire' in derelict hotel

Crews still damping down 'major fire' in derelict hotel Credit: Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

A 'major fire' took place at a derelict hotel in Hockley Heath, Solihull, last night.

Fire crews from Billesley, Coleshill, Alcester and Stratford were called just after 9pm on Wednesday evening.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said they expect to be in attendance throughout the day.

TRAINS: Trespassers on the line at Solihull cause delays

Some train services have been cancelled between Solihull and Dorridge due to a trespassing incident.

There are cancellations on Chiltern Railway between Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill.

On London Midland trains are not running between London Euston and Birmingham New Street.

Tickets are being accepted on Cross Country and Virgin Trains services.

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Twelve young girls to have hair chopped off for charity

Twelve young girls will be donating their hair today, to help raise money for a charity that supports children with serious illnesses and disabilities.

The charity supports children with serious illnesses and disabilities Credit: Matt's Mission

The Matt's Mission event in Solihull will see the girls have their hair chopped off by children who actually have cancer themselves. The hair will then be sent off to be made into wigs.

Professional hair-stylists will then tidy up the cuts the girls get.

It's part of an event at the Hogarth Hotel which also includes children's activities and music.

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