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Campaign for national police memorial launched 

27 May

West Midlands Police underlines its support for the project with a £5,000 donation.

Solihull Bid Excellence awards set to shine light on shining borough businesses 

27 May

Long list of key sponsors sign up for event - including the Solihull Observer...

Solihull Moors: Stourbridge pair Chris Lait and Luke Benbow move to Damson Park 

26 May

Solihull Moors sign Luke Benbow and his strike partner Chris Lait from non-league neighbours Stourbridge.

Marie Curie and TV host Mel Giedroyc urge Silhillians to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party 

26 May

Fundraiser is vital to charity's work and raises hundreds of thousands each year...

Solihull’s Martin Johnson takes enjoys training ride ahead of Vélo Birmingham 

26 May

Former England rugby captain takes a ride out in Warwickshire...

Parent on Solihull school intruder: ‘Like we haven’t enough to worry about now’ 

26 May

PARENTS have expressed their concerns after two borough schools were targeted by an intruder this week.

Join the British Heart Foundation on June 9 to help beat heart disease 

26 May

Charity's Wear It, Beat It campaign aims to raise cash and bring families together...

Spalding stars at PGA Tour event by registering ‘thrilling’ hole in one 

26 May

PROFESSIONAL golfer Daanyal Spalding starred at the PGA EuroPro Tour when shooting a hole in one during the latest tournament.

Cops take to the airwaves 

26 May

“Feds with Creds” will air on Unity FM community radio station on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7pm.

Solihull welcomes new Mayor – Stuart Davis 

26 May

The Mayor has nominated Prostate Cancer UK Solihull, Macmillan Cancer Support Solihull and other Mayoral Charities for his tenure.

Nuneaton man remains in custody in connection with Manchester suicide bombing 

26 May

Suspect still being quizzed in connection with terror atrocity after being arrested at gunpoint...

Chelmsley Wood sisters get £300k after lottery card ripped 

25 May

Sisters are paid their winnings despite ripping the winning ticket in half while celebrating.

General Election 2017: Meet the candidates Andrew Garcarz 

25 May

Name: Andrew Garcarz Age: 60 Political Party: UK Independence Party...

General Election 2017: Meet the candidates Max McLoughlin 

25 May

Name: Max McLoughlin Age 34 Political Party: Green Party...

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15 May

Bromsgrove Sporting, Worcester City, Haughmond and West Bridgford look set to join the MFL Premier next season.


10 May

Highgate succumbed to a very good Wednesfield side which fully deserved their trip to Molyneux to face Alvechurch on 24th May...

SRUFC Annual Dinner 

4 May

Feedback required...


29 Apr

Nine man Gate see off Sphinx with what turned out to be a comfortable last league game of the season win...

Sils Colts win the North Midlands Plate final 

26 Apr

Sils Colts win the North Midlands Plate final...


25 Apr

Highgate's long unbeaten run ended by league runners up Coleshill...

Sils M&J Fun Day 

24 Apr

Lots of fun supervised team activities for all age groups from U6’s to U11’s...


22 Apr

Marco Adaggio's second half equaliser ensures Highgate continue on their twelve match unbeaten league run...


20 Apr

Marco Adaggio and a Lei Brown hat trick make it five wins on the bounce following an excellent Highgate perfomance...

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26 May

Posted below is a letter I received toady in relation to a proposal to develop office accommodation on Fore Business Park, Monkspath by IM Properties (this site is between Notcutts Garden Centre and the M42).

Blythe Valley Park – investment in Solihull 

17 May

Planning Application – PL/2017/01205/PPRM relates to the: ‘Erection of five warehouse buildings (Use Class B2/B8 with ancillary B1) with associated internal access roads, car parking, substations, service yards, landscaping and all other details ...

Bogus Callers 

17 May

This is a message sent to me via WMNow.

Interested in Local Policing in Solihull? 

17 May

I have copied this from a message sent to me regarding the IAG’s: Do you think you could offer advice and support to the Police in Solihull? If yes, why not join our Independent Advisory Group where you can help influence local Policing decisions ...

BOGUS CALLERS – Distraction Burglaries 

6 May

I have been notified by West Midlands Police of reports about bogus callers and they have sent useful advice which we could all refresh ourselves with.

Stanbrook Road – parking issues 

5 May

Just to update residents in the area of Stanbrook Road, following a meeting I had with people at Listers Land Rover Dealership, Stratford Road.

Marie Curie – London Marathon 

26 Apr

Whilst down in ‘That There London’ for the Marathon I thought I would try and capture as many images of other Marie Curie runners.

ANDY and the London Marathon 

26 Apr

One of my sons, Andy, ran the London Marathon on Sunday, undertaking the challenge on behalf Marie Curie.

Caroline Spelman to seek re-election in snap General Election on 8th June 

18 Apr

Caroline Spelman to seek re-election in snap General Election on 8th June Tue, 18/04/2017 - 13:15 Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 Earlier today the Prime Minister, Theresa May, advised that she would seek Parliament’s permission to hold a snap General ...

Wild flower hedgerows in Solihull 

13 Apr

Land changes out of the blue is the headline for the council press release, which reads; Eagle-eyed residents who have seen some areas of land in Solihull turn blue recently may be wondering why.


12 Apr

At yesterday Full Council meeting we received a presentation from Dave Martin, Independent Chair of Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) and Sue Walton – SSAB Business Manager.

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Bardolino Birmingham 

15 May

Yesterday, I had a very nice little lunch with two of my closest friends at Bardolino’s in Birmingham.

Gluten Free Veggie Crisps 

10 May

Photo: Word In Veg Ways I find it’s a dangerous game opening a bag of sharing crisps.

Mountain Berries & Desert Spice 

30 Apr

I absolutely loved Sumayya Usmani’s first book – Summers Under The Tamarind Tree with its introduction to Pakistani food and culture brought to life by stunning imagery, anecdotes, memories and family stories.

New Cole DC Appointed 

23 Apr

We are delighted to announce that following a successful conclusion to the Cole District Commissioner Search Process over the last few months, Liz Rashvand has been appointed as the new District Commissioner for Cole.

Solihull Scouts Receive Queen Scout Award at Windsors Castle 

23 Apr

Alex Buck, Ashley Shadbolt and Luke Shadbolt are being honoured by international adventurer Chief Scout, Bear Grylls at Windsor Castle for gaining their Queen’s Scouts Awards on Sunday 23 th April 2017.

Put St George’s Day on the Calendar 

22 Apr

It is one of my bugbears that St George's Day here in England isn't celebrated with the gusto that it should be.

Buckholt Scout Troop Sleep Rough to Raise Money and Awareness for St Basils 

22 Apr

12 Scouts and 4 leaders from Buckholt Scout Troop took part in the Solihull St Basils Sleep Out 2017, to help raise awareness of homelessness and raise funds to help St Basils provide beds and much more for local homeless people.

Supercharge Breakfast with Manuka Honey 

8 Apr

My BFF Sonia is endeared with the fact I have a 'weekend' breakfast cereal.

Lunch at Leon Restaurant 

4 Apr

Photo: Word In Veg Ways Leon Restaurants.

Just a Coffee…. at Damascena 

26 Mar

Last Sundaywas just one of those lovely Sunday afternoons that flowed from one nice thing to another.

Seasonal Food in February 

9 Feb

So it’s February.

We’re Searching for New District Commissioner 

7 Feb

As Andy and Chris finish their terms as District Commissioners for Blythe and Cole, the process of selecting replacements has begun.

County Night Hike 2017 – Results 

29 Jan

Congratulations to Intrepid Explorers ‘A’ and Nelson Sea Scouts ‘A’ on winning the Walking stick and boot trophies respectively.

Baxters Souper Swap Challenge 

28 Jan

Lunch during the working week cansometimes come andgo without any aplomb, with choices made on autopilot or with only'hobson's choice' from the local shop or fooddelivery van it can be all quite groundhog day.

Help needed for 6 Summits 

23 Jan

Adult Leaders   34th Six Summits Challenge April 29 th to 1 st May 2017  The Six Summits Challenge is a 36 mile, 3 day expedition for Scouts and Explorers.

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Sign up for Birmingham’s biggest quiz night 

17 May

Brain Game returns for 16th year to raise funds for Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull...

New £26m industrial development for Solihull 

11 May

IM Properties is planning to build five industrial units on business park...

Tech company finds new home in Solihull 

25 Apr

SOTI takes space at new St Alphege Place above the Carluccio's restaurant...

Buyout expands Vinci Energies’ foothold in nuclear sector 

24 Apr

Solihull engineering services provider has acquired Meldrum in undisclosed deal...

Vet practice Linnaeus in buyout deal 

11 Apr

Solihull group expands UK footprint with acquisition of Staffordshire practice...

Wavenet expands with North West acquisition 

6 Apr

Solihull communications technology firm starts spending 'acquisition war chest' following 35m MBO last year...

Legal & General expands Solihull base 

5 Apr

Mortgage arm of finance group is moving to a new home in the town as it plans to grow team...

Warrior Doors in Tyseley 

26 Mar

Warrior Doors Ltd is an SME manufacturing company making stainless steel, aluminium and fully glazed high  security doors  for commercial properties, industrial premises, banks, bullion dealers, jewellers, local authority housing and housing...

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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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Junction marker posts, 27th May 

27 May

Junction marker posts obscured by hedgerow growth.

Lamppost strobing from, 26th May 

26 May

The lamppost outside 24 Skelcher Road is strobing (flashing on and of very fast) Report on FixMyStreet...

Hedge/ivy obstructing walkway – can’t walk on footpath/grass area, 26th May 

26 May

The ivy/hedge on the corner of 50 Eastbury Drive (B92) is very very overgrown so much so i can not walk on the footpath past it, i have to walk on the road.

2-3 inch deep,potential for car tyre damage,kenilworth road Grid Ref 253750, 25th May 

25 May

Abt 12 inch wide2-3 inch deep,potentially damage to car tyres and suspension.

Dumped mattress, 24th May 

24 May

Dumped mattress Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 49 Woodlands Way, Chelmsley Wood Report on FixMyStreet...

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