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Vivo 

28 Jan

The Balsall Common Lions are bringing Vivo back to perform at the Heart of England School on Saturday 7th March along with guest MC and comedian Dave Chance.


‘How mindfulness is helping me handle the stress of social work’ 

28 Jan

By Shirley Dunkin-Read, social worker at East Sussex County Council Two years ago my local authority became one of the first councils in the country to offer mindfulness training to its social workers.


Knowle Society AGM next week 

28 Jan

THE annual general meeting of The Knowle Society will be held on Saturday, February 7 in Knowle Village Hall.


Goals for a good cause 

26 Jan

Balsall Common based charity the Lily Mae Foundation have organised a football match against Solihull Moors FC.


Acocks Green Police front office to close by January 31 

26 Jan

ACOCKS Green police stationamp;#039;s front desk is set to close its doors to the public at the end of this month, West Midlands Police have announced.


Parking ban plan for NHS close 

25 Jan

PARKING could be banned in Downing Close, Knowle over concerns health centre users are “ignoring” its private car park.


Plans for more homes at Digby Court submitted 

23 Jan

PLANS for the second phase of home building on the former Bishop Wilson School site have been handed to the Council.


Global companies work together to drive innovation in Solihull 

22 Jan

AWARD winning financial technology software company Rimilia has been working to help renowned recruitment provider Adecco to improve efficiency of their cash allocation systems at their Solihull based offices.


Life saving donation to remember Solihull dad 

22 Jan

A MUCH-LOVED father of three - who died of an undiagnosed heart condition aged just 43 - will be remembered at two schools thanks to his devoted wife.


Moped rider killed in Bentley Heath named 

22 Jan

A MOPED rider who killed in a collision with a car in Four Ashes Road, Bentley Health last week has been named at Kristian Murray, 32.


Knowle parking bans proposed 

22 Jan

PARKING bans and restrictions by a busy intersection and by a doctors’ surgery in Knowle have been proposed by council leaders.


Waitrose: Knowle store set to open next year 

22 Jan

A LONG-AWAITED Waitrose store for Knowle is set to open next year, the firm has said.


Lucky escape for four in M42 crash 

22 Jan

FOUR people escaped serious injury following a three car collision on the M42 motorway in Solihull.


Parent killer Chang sent to secure hospital 

21 Jan

A SOLIHULL man who killed his mother and father in a frenzied attack has been sent to a secure psychiatric hospital.


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Sport »

First Team – GATE BOOK FINAL SPOT 

27 Jan

An emphatic win away at Premier side Stourport Swifts has booked The Gate a place in the Worcestershire Senior Urn final...


Reserves – 10 MEN GATE STILL TOO STRONG FOR COV UTD 

25 Jan

Despite playing last 40 minutes with 10 men, goals from Malley, Frain, Perry & O'Shea saw Gate Reserves comfortable winners over Coventry United...


International Lunch 

25 Jan

01/03/15...


ENGLAND v BARBARIANS 

22 Jan

Sunday 31st May 2015 Kick Off 15.00...


First Team – GATE UNPICKED BY LOCKMEN 

21 Jan

The Gate bowed out of the Birmingham Midweek Floodlit Cup after losing at Willenhall in the Qtr Final...


Under 6 – Player of the week 18th January 

19 Jan

Player of the week 18th January...


First Team – RICHARDS LEAVES GRIFF CHASING SHADOWS 

19 Jan

A superb solo effort from Ricardo Richards sealed a third victory over Nuneaton Griff for The Gate this season...


First Team – GATE EDGE PAST PILKS 

10 Jan

Nathan Edgington's close range goal deep into stoppage time shattered Pilkington's glass hearts...


Under 6 – U6 Training 11th Jan Cancelled – First Aid Training 

10 Jan

U6 training 11th Jan cancelled...


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Blogs »

MP marks Holocaust Memorial Day 

27 Jan

Tuesday 27th January marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.


Gospel Lane Post Office inspected by Government Minister 

26 Jan

Gospel Lane Post Office received a visit from the Minister for Postal Affairs, Jo Swinson MP.


Gospel Lane Post Office inspected by Government Minister 

26 Jan

Gospel Lane Post Office received a visit from the Minister for Postal Affairs, Jo Swinson MP.


MONKSPATH PARK – Travellers issues. 

23 Jan

The visit by travellers to our park at Monkspath, actually called Hillfield Local nature Reserve, on Monday evening naturally caused a lot of problems.


Greens riding high in polls and hit record membership numbers 

21 Jan

The Green Party are now the third largest party in England and Wales, having seen a big rise in membership.


NEIGHOURHOOD REPORT – January 2015 

21 Jan

Please find posted the latest report from the neighbourhood teams.


MP meets police chief over front desk closures 

20 Jan

Mrs Burt met with Solihull's police chief to discuss her concerns about plans to close the desk at Shirley Police Station and restrict opening hours at the desk at Solihull Police Station.


MP meets police chief over front desk closures 

20 Jan

Mrs Burt met with Solihull's police chief to discuss her concerns about plans to close the desk at Shirley Police Station and restrict opening hours at the desk at Solihull Police Station.


NHS in West Midlands should aim for zero suicides – Lorely Burt 

20 Jan

Health bosses in the West Midlands have been urged to back a campaign aimed at dramatically reducing the number of suicides.


NHS in West Midlands should aim for zero suicides – Lorely Burt 

20 Jan

Health bosses in the West Midlands have been urged to back a campaign aimed at dramatically reducing the number of suicides.


SHELLY CRESCENT – parking consultation 

20 Jan

My post dated 22 November 2014 highlighted the issues surrounding the consultation ( http://cllrkenhawkins.


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Features »

Gluten Free Lunch at Frais Living 

24 Jan

As a vegetarian I know the hardship of not always being able to find things to eat when you dine out (or the limitations of that) and so I extend my empathy to those with additional allergies and the difficulties they must face when they eat out at ...


Mothering Sunday 

23 Jan

Suprise your Mother this Mothering Sunday with a fabulous 6 course Sunday Lunch that she thoroughly deserves.


Dr Sketchy’s Mega Catch-up (Part 3) 

22 Jan

And hot on the heels of Part 2 , here’s Part 3 (you can still catch up with Part 1 though).


Dr Sketchy’s Mega Catch-up (Part 2) 

22 Jan

Following on from Part 1 of this long-overdue update, here’s the inevitable Part 2.


Dr Sketchy’s Mega Catch-up (Part 1) 

22 Jan

Yes, as you may have guessed, I’m a bit behind showing you my Dr Sketchy’s Birmingham drawings.


Food Roots Interview – Norman Musa 

18 Jan

Norman Musa On the last series of Tom Kerridge’s BBC 2 programme Best Ever Dishes , Tom met with Malaysian chef Norman Musa and they filmed a piece walking round an oriental supermarket, discussing different Malaysian ingredients and how they can ...


Operation Chameleon – 17th October 2015 

18 Jan

Date for your diaries, Operation Chameleon 2015 will take place on Saturday 17th October .


The National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra 2015 

16 Jan

We are pleased to announce that the NSGSO has been re-launched and applications for the Birmingham 2015 course are now open.


Do not fear the Paris attacks 

10 Jan

Please, understand that what happened in Paris in the last few days was not: Muslims attacking non-Muslims Islam against the West Anti-semitic An attack on free speech War What happened was evil.


Parsnip Soup & Chestnut Pesto 

10 Jan

Not in a smug way, but one thing I pride myself on is not having much food waste at the end of the week.


Hotel Recruitment Vacancies Warwickshire 

9 Jan

If you want a new career for 2015 then at Nuthurst Grange in Hockley Heath near Solihull, we have several opportunities to join our expanding team.


Meeting With Ex-Members 

8 Jan

Every year at the start of January, we meet up with 41 club - our ex-members.


Night Hike Date Change 

7 Jan

Due to over running building work at Solihull Riding Club, which serves as base of operation for the event, the organisation team has had to change the date of the hike from Saturday 31st January to Saturday 7th March  We appreciate that this falls ...


Taking Time Out at Cafe Viola 

1 Jan

Well, Happy 2015 to you all! I hope you have all enjoyed the Christmas break and the joys of indulging in family time, catching up with friends, perhaps a little retail therapy and of course, some good food! For many, like me, the return to work ...


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29 Dec

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Business »

Defender visitor attraction opens at Land Rover’s Solihull plant 

27 Jan

The Defender tour features a recreation of the 1948 production line which built the Defender’s forerunner - the original Series I Land Rover...


Defender visitor attraction opens at Land Rover’s Solihull plant 

27 Jan

The Defender tour features a recreation of the 1948 production line which built the Defender’s forerunner - the original Series I Land Rover...


Paragon Group well placed for further growth 

22 Jan

SOLIHULL-based Paragon Group has said it is well placed to generate further growth in each of its target markets after another strong year of trading.


Construction firm wins £37m Coventry University science block contract 

15 Jan

COVENTRY University has chosen the construction firm to build its new science and health building - a contract worth £37m.


Black Friday frenzy boosts Secure Trust Bank 

15 Jan

SOLIHULLS Secure Trust Bank has revealed that the retail frenzy that is \'Black Friday\' saw a 1300% increase in retail finance applications and a 600% increase in new business written compared...


100,000 sq ft of lettings at Monkspath Business Park in last quarter 

14 Jan

JOINT agents GVA and GBR Phoenix Beard completed lettings totalling more than 116,520 sq ft on ten units at Solihulls Monkspath Business Park in the last quarter.


Jaguar steps up the Pace 

13 Jan

The firm has already invested £1.5 billion in the Solihull plant to enable it to increase production and said this week its workforce there had almost doubled over the past three years to around 9,500...


Jaguar to create 1,300 jobs with new sports car 

12 Jan

Lode Lane plant in Solihull will receive largest investment in its 70-year history as manufacturer unveils plans for 'practical five-seat vehicle...


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999 »

Theft of farm equipment from yard in Meriden 

14 Jan

Theft of farm equipment from yard in Meriden Police in Solihull have released clear CCTV footage of two men they'd like to speak to after 600 worth of farm equipment was stolen.


Shirley Cramer 

18 Nov

Shirley Cramer From: West MidsFire Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 02:00 More in Education...


‘Wicked’ thieves sought after poppy tin thefts in Solihull 2 

3 Nov

Wicked thieves sought after poppy tin thefts in Solihull 2 Another CCTV installment of a man suspected of stealing poppy tins in the Solihull area.


‘Wicked’ thieves sought after poppy tin thefts in Solihull 1 

3 Nov

Wicked thieves sought after poppy tin thefts in Solihull 1 Despite Remembrance Day approaching and this year being the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, thieves in Solihull are stealing poppy tins.


The Termite-inators…sisters embark on new career in Korea 

26 Aug

The Termite-inators...


Industrial action 

8 Aug

Update issued at 2.05pm Saturday 9 August: This lunchtime’s two-hour strike by firefighters ended at 2pm.


Firefighters’ strikes 

11 Jul

Update issued at 8.05am Monday 14 July: During this morning's two-hour strike by firefighters, which ended at 8am, we had 13 fire engines and one Brigade Response Vehicle available to deploy.


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LocalGov »

Broken Glass left by Binmen, 28th January 

28 Jan

The bin men have spilt rubbish 'lots' of broken glass on the road/parking bay for Darlaston Court have obviously left it for someone else to clean up! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 123 Main...


Disabled Children's Team Information 

28 Jan

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to natasha johnson on 28 January 2015 .


Use of agency nurses 

27 Jan

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Dee Green on 27 January 2015 .


Community teams that supports people with a learning disability 

26 Jan

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Jonathan Caleb-Landy on 26 January 2015 .


Street lamp not working, 24th January 

24 Jan

Street lamp outside no's 26-28 has been un-functional for about 3 months now.


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