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Cancer diagnosis inspires fitness kick and charity run 

25 Feb

Sarah Hart and boyfriend Matt Finch will take on the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday, April 30.

Airman’s relatives sought for memorial service 

24 Feb

Flight Sergeant Geoffrey Brown's buried plane was unearthed by historians in Germany.

Liam McDonald praises the togetherness of Solihull Moors ahead of Wrexham clash 

24 Feb

TOGETHER is key to survival for Solihull Moors this season said Liam McDonald as he prepares his side for another tough home fixture against Wrexham this Saturday.

Walking football continues its march to popularity 

24 Feb

Former Birmingham City footballer Martin Howles is leading the charge...

Solihull Council taxpayers to pay West Midlands Police an extra £5 a year despite years of cuts 

23 Feb

COUNCIL taxpayers will be asked to pay an average extra £5 a year to help police in the fight against crime.

Solihull Moors v Wrexham (Sat) 

23 Feb

Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Solihull Moors and Wrexham.

New Zealand international Worker makes Knowle & Dorridge switch 

23 Feb

NEW Zealand international all-rounder George Worker will be playing his cricket in Solihull this season after Knowle & Dorridge pulled off a massive coup by landing his signature.

Owner of Solihull puppy farm jailed for six months 

23 Feb

‘KEEP puppies quiet, do not let them bark.

West Midlands mayor Green Party candidate promises to donate salary to charity 

22 Feb

THE GREEN Party candidate for West Midlands metro mayor has pledged to donate 75 per cent of his mayoral salary to charity.

Bromley win a cause for celebration for Solihull Moors boss Liam McDonald 

22 Feb

LIAM McDonald admits he could not hold back from celebrating following Saturday's 1-0 victory over Bromley in the National League.

World records broken at Sheldon World Championship qualifier 

22 Feb

SOME of the country’s strongest lifters competed in Sheldon on Sunday at an event which saw a record number of competitors qualify for the Global Powerlifting Committee 2017 World Championship Finals.

Man receives UK’s first 3D-printed sternum and ribs operation at Heartlands Hospital 

22 Feb

A WARWICKSHIRE man has received the UK's first 3D-printed sternum and ribs thanks to staff at Heartlands Hospital.

Images released of bikers from Take Back the Streets event 

21 Feb

MORE images of bikers suspected of causing chaos on the roads during an illegal rally last summer have been released by West Midlands Police.

Battling Birmingham & Solihull Bees rise to third after Longton victory 

21 Feb

A MIX of solid defence with a dash of ambition were the perfect ingredients for Birmingham & Solihull Bees on Saturday as they beat Longton 30-10 to move up to third in the National League 3 Midlands.

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23 Feb

Fundraising site re-launched to assist in the publication of The Tony Allden Story...


23 Feb

BBC1 | 6.30pm | BBC Midlands Today | Thursday 23 February | Sports reporter Ian Winter covers the Tony Allden Anniversary...


21 Feb

This Saturday, 25th February, is 50 years to the day that Tony Allden was tragically struck by lightning.


19 Feb

Lei Brown's second half goal was not enough for Highgate to recover from a two goal half time deficit in a game spoilt by poor and bizarre refereeing...

Gate scrape home 

14 Feb

Chris Johnson and McCauley Manning scored the second half goals which earned Highgate a JW Hunt Cup semi-final place against opponents as yet unknown...


7 Feb

The same old story - Gate dominant, creating numerous chances but unable to achieve the win their performance deserved...

SRUFC Annual Dinner 

7 Feb

To be held at the Clubhouse on Saturday 22/4/17.


25 Jan

Lei Brown and Josh Hawker score after the break to secure Highgate's League Cup win...


21 Jan

A dominant Highgate display but a host of missed chances failed to reap what would have been a deserved three points against a rugged St Andrews side...

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How can I improve my engagement with you? 

23 Feb

Even being a prolific user of Twitter, Facebook and having my own website to engage with residents and the wider community I do frequently reflect as to how effective these communications are and whether I don’t do enough to engage with those who ...


23 Feb

Solihull residents are being warned not to use ‘ cowboy builders’ or rogue traders to repair or clean up after any damage caused by storm Doris.

Banana Man comes to Solihull 

22 Feb

To help promote Solihull’s Fair Trade Trail I innocently agreed to dress up as Banana Man little knowing the suggestion was real.


22 Feb

At the meeting of the Full Council on Wednesday 1 March we will be setting the budget for the next financial year, 2017/18.

Shared Ownership Homes in Solihull 

20 Feb

As part of new housing developments, Solihull Council has a policy to secure affordable housing, this takes the form of both rented and shared ownership properties.

Go Bananas! Solihull Town Centre Fairtrade Trail 

19 Feb

Spot the banana characters in shop windows and find the clues to solve the Fairtrade Trail.


12 Feb

Many may know the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) held a region wide summit on Friday, bringing representatives from local authorities and police to examine how a joined up strategy can be adopted to tackle problems created when ...


5 Feb

I noticed this on twitter and thought it would be useful to share this more widely so that groups and organisations in the ward (as well as Solihull) might benefit.

A Road Safety Strategy for Solihull 

5 Feb

This is before the Cabinet Member for Highways at this decisions session on Thursday.

Safer Solihull Partnership papers 

3 Feb

Many will have realised there has been a spike in burglaries in Solihull since the start of the year.

Have you got your timer? 

2 Feb

A great idea formulated to address a spike in burglaries in January by the safer Solihull Partnership is #haveyougotyourtimer ? This is a theme for social media, using the hashtag to help promote the concept.

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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.

Ukrainian Christmas Festivals 

20 Jan

January is always verybusy for me, hence I'm only now just sitting down to write.

Mothering Sunday Lunch 

12 Jan

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

Merry Christmas & Happy 2017! 

31 Dec

It's New Year's Eve and I can't believe it is 'that time' of year again! Honestly, where has it gone??! Just thinking about the blogging part of my life, I've enjoyed trying out all the new places opening up in and around Birmingham and checking out ...

Burns Supper 

25 Dec

Robert Burns was born into a farming family at Alloway in Ayrshire, he died in Dumfries at the early age of thirty seven.

Valentines Day 

25 Dec

Treat Your Loved One to a Romantic Valentines Evening Full Name * Address * Telephone * Email Address * Date: * Number of People * Preferred Time Additional Comments or Special Dietary Requirements Treat the special person in your life to a romantic ...

Seasons Greetings at this festive time of year 

22 Dec

Seasons Greetings at this festive time of year 2016 has been another fantastic year for Solihull Scouts: It Saw hundreds of young people receiving their Chief Scout Awards as well as 10 receiving their Queen Scout Award and Duke of Edinburgh Award ...

Cubs100 Promise Party 

21 Dec

Cub Scouts up and down the country celebrated a 100 years of adventure with Cubs 100 Promise Parties – Cubs joined together with thousands of other to renew their promise.

Rise of Social Enterprises 

15 Dec

Having frequently seen Miss Macaroon on the Birmingham food scene over the years, I was really pleased to hearwhen MD Rosie Ginday announced that she was opening a shop in Birmingham's Great Western Arcade .

Food Roots Interview – Joudie Kalla 

14 Dec

After thoroughly enjoying reading and reviewing Joudie Kalla’s cookbook – Palestine On A Plate , I thought it would be interesting to interview Joudie via my Food Roots Interview series to find out about her and her heritage and how it fits in ...

Mr Crumb Stuffing 

5 Dec

I don’t always make stuffing when putting together a Sunday Roast Lunch, but when I do, it is usually a cheap cheerful packet mix that I can make up in minutes (sorry to all food purists, it is very uncouth of me I know…..

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Massive new Carluccio’s restaurant in Solihull town centre announces opening date 

22 Feb

The Italian restaurant will front a new four-storey building at the Mell Square shopping centre...

Security firm looks to expand after adding £1m to turnover 

20 Feb

Increased demand for manned guarding, CCTV, fire and intruder alarms has helped a Solihull security firm add £1m to its turnover.

Designer fashion store Flannels opens in Solihull today 

17 Feb

It will stock women's, men's and children's luxury clothing, footwear and accessories...

Another strike planned for Topshop depot in Solihull 

15 Feb

Trade union GMB announces even more industrial action following walkouts last year at the logistics operation of Arcadia in dispute over wages...

Bar chain Revolution to open new Solihull venue 

15 Feb

Group which was founded 20 years is looking to add to its portfolio of sites across the Midlands...

Stolen JLR engines worth £3m recovered in dawn raids 

14 Feb

Engines worth £3m stolen from Jaguar Land Rovers Solihull plant have been recovered in dawn raids by police.

IT partnership is just the job for recruitment firm 

13 Feb

Specialist recruitment consultancy Plum Personnel has formed a new strategic partnership to strengthen its service offering across the whole of the West Midlands.

Beer drinkers cheer pubco Enterprise Inns 

9 Feb

More people drinking its beer has cheered Solihull pubco, Enterprise Inns.

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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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Council’s Housing Related Support services. 

23 Feb

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Charlotte Bradley on 23 February 2017 .

Roadkill, 22nd February 

22 Feb

Dead badger on kerbside Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Friday Lane, Catherine de Barnes Report on FixMyStreet...

Leaves causing slip hazard, 21st February 

21 Feb

Leaves haven't been cleared from the path running from Stanton Road to Cadet Drive creating slippy conditions along the path.

2 potholes next to each other, 21st February 

21 Feb

2 large deep potholes next to each other just after the speed bump at the junction of Norton Lane and Rumbush Lane (on the left had side of the kerb if driving towards Earlswood).

Street sign knocked down, 21st February 

21 Feb

The street sign opposite Beechcroft RD for Parkfield Drive has been knocked down.

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