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Kwame Thomas: Coventry City loan striker to National League neighbours Solihull Moors 

17 Nov

Coventry City loan striker Kwame Thomas to National League neighbours Solihull Moors until 6 January.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Leaders keen to get the best return on taxpayers’ money 

17 Nov

SOLIHULL council's leaders and unelected management are keen to get the best return on taxpayers' money it 'banks'.

BREAKING: Moors snap up Coventry City youngster Kwame Thomas on loan deal 

17 Nov

STRIKER Kwame Thomas has joined Solihull Moors on loan until January 6.

‘Racist’ attack in ambulance reinforces calls for greater protection for emergency workers 

17 Nov

AN alleged 'racist' attack took place in an ambulance in the West Midlands.

Double success for Blossomfield 

16 Nov

SOLIHULL Blossomfield remain in the hunt for promotion after defeating Ludlow in their latest West Midlands Premier League fixture.

Bears snap up Thomson on one-year deal 

16 Nov

WARWICKSHIRE have snapped up all-rounder Alex Thomson on a one-year contract following a successful trial in the professional ranks throughout 2017.

Bees continue to dominate the midlands 

16 Nov

Birmingham and Solihull Bees strengthened their grip at the top of the Midlands Premier League with a convincing win at Nuneaton.

Mothers’ names must be included on marriage certificates, says Meriden MP 

16 Nov

DAME Caroline Spelman MP is calling for mothers' names to be included on marriage certificates.

Solihull Council axes £500k fund for charities 

16 Nov

A proposal put forward by Solihull council officers described the fund as 'no longer fit for purpose' and creating problems with how small funds to voluntary organisations are administered.

EXCLUSIVE: Solihull council faces questions from us amid Paradise Papers 

16 Nov

SOLIHULL council is facing questions over its mysterious investments overseas amid the Paradise Papers scandal, we can reveal.

Dramatic conclusion sees Hampton restricted to a draw against Stone 

16 Nov

HAMPTON hoped to build on a 6-5 win from the week previous when they faced Staffordshire-based Stone on Saturday.

Alcohol awareness week comes to Solihull 

16 Nov

SEVERAL Solihull charities have joined forces to stage alcohol awareness week events.

Mourinho checks out Jag production line 

16 Nov

The Manchester United manager will be the 100,000th owner of a Jaguar F-Pace crossover and surprised staff at Solihull by appearing on the factory floor to cast his eyes over their work on his new car...

Body discovered on M42 in Warwickshire 

16 Nov

Police are investigating after the body was found on the southbound carriageway between junctions nine and ten for Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth.

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11 Nov

Josh Hawker and Marco Adaggio score second half goals as despite conceding late on Gate hold on for deserved Vase win...

Minis Dragons Tour 2018 

10 Nov

The Minis Dragons Tour 2018 will take place on the weekend of 28th April 2018 and will see us travel to Newport, South Wales...


8 Nov

Highgate make it a hat trick of league wins with a well deserved victory at Wulfrunians...


4 Nov

Marco Adaggio (2) and Duane Courtney score in a deserved Highgate win spoilt only by conceding late on to ruin what should have been a clean sheet.


30 Oct

The Gate have been drawn at home to Burton Albion in the Birmingham Senior Cup...


28 Oct

A deserved win for Highgate over ten men South Normanton, Lei Brown scoring a late second half winner after a penalty in each half had been squandered...


25 Oct

Walsall Wood hold their nerves to came out best of a nine goal penalty shoot out...


21 Oct

A goal in each half from Scott Turner and Lei Brown earned Highgate a deserved FA win at wind swept Rushden and Highgam's Hayden Road ground.


18 Oct

A good first half and even better second half performance earned Highgate what turned out to be a comfortable win over hosts Coventry United...

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MIND Christmas Shop and Café 

15 Nov

I have been asked to promote the MIND Christmas shop in Knowle and am more than willing to do so.

Delivering Fairer Funding: Ministers praise ‘exceptional’ local schools 

14 Nov

The Education Secretary, Justine Greening, visited the Borough's MPs recently to celebrate the success of its schools and discuss the recent allocation of new money to schools in the borough.

Improving Access to Adult Social Care in Solihull 

2 Nov

At a recent  Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board I attended plans to improve access to adult social care provision in the borough were put before us to consider, specifically in respect of: Extra ...

Badminton Line-judge course in Birmingham 

26 Oct

Interested in becoming a line-judge? Being a badminton player and knowing the rules as most of us do, I wonder if you can become a badminton line-judge! Are you interested in and want to take your badminton not to the next level but, put something ...


25 Oct

Making or homes secure, locking doors and windows, is vital in deterring burglars.

Badminton Umpiring course 

24 Oct

Interested in badminton umpiring? As a badminton player and knowing the rules as you do, can you do any badminton umpiring?  If you play and want to take your badminton one step further then sign up on a local umpiring course.

The Red Lion names its ‘Top Taster’ in celebration of its reopening 

17 Oct

The Red Lion names its ‘Top Taster’ in celebration of its reopening The Red Lion, part of the Vintage Inns collection, located on Lady Lane, recently reopened its doors following a major refurbishment, bringing a beautiful new look to this ...

West Midlands Fire Service – Report for Solihull MBC 

11 Oct

This report was presented to Solihull Full Council yesterday evening, it can be viewed via this link: WMFS Solihull report The report examines the Fire Service Plan and a visit to the West Midlands Fire Service website has plenty of information, ...


10 Oct

Birmingham Airport have recently published a consultation document outlining proposed changes to the flight routes currently used by aircraft flying across Castle Bromwich.

Travellers Update – House of Commons debate 

4 Oct

I have today received a briefing note from the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner in relation to travellers.

Fore Business Park – planning committee 

3 Oct

This has always been an interesting application and one I have reported on three occasions on my website, with links to the site via additional Facebook group messages (see below for links to these pages).

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Marston Green Drumming Band needs your Help! 

2 Nov

Marston Green Scout Marching Band needs your help, They’re looking for anyone with band experience who can help lead one of the last remaining marching Scout bands in the country.

Building light level Survey 

2 Nov

We are currently applying for Planning Permission to put external lighting around the car park at County Headquarters.


23 Oct


County Cooking Competition 2017 

20 Oct

Results – County Cooking Competition 2017 Well done to all who took part we hope you all enjoyed the competition.

Mayor opens refurbished Scout Hut at 1st Solihull 

28 Sep

On Saturday 23 September the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis, officially opened 1 st  Solihull Scout Group’s refurbished hut in Mill Pool Woods.

1st Solihull Open Day 

21 Sep

1st Solihull Scout Group, on Lode Lane, are blessed with 18 acres of woodland, a mill pool and two scout huts and are throwing open the gates to give local residents the chance to look round on Saturday 23rd September.

Upcoming Training Event 

11 Sep

The training team are putting on a number of training session over the coming months which will cater to a variety of Modules and Validation.

Fischer’s – Austrian Restaurant London 

11 Sep

For the past couple of years, I've scrolled through Tweets applauding Fischer's food and ambience (including Nigella Lawson if I remember rightly)and so I've always said to MCH (My Carnivorous Husband) that our next trip to London should include a ...

Roverway 2018 – Solihull Patrol 

25 Aug

Applications are now open for Roverway 2018 in The Netherlands! The event brings together over 3,000 scouts from across Europe for 11 days of adventure, camping and discovery.

Countdown to Spruce Up 

23 Aug

This summer 1st Solihull Scout Group (based at the mill pool, Lode Lane) are running their own version of DIY SOS, minus the film crew.

Eleven Network Members from Solihull on top of the world at World Scout Moot in Iceland 

14 Aug

Alice Bennett, Alice Norbury, Hayley Butterworth, Keryn Boyle, Lauren Evans, Liam Clarke, Matt Fitzgerald, Matt Spencer, Megan Hauge, Peter Hopton and Russ Luckhurst from Solihull have spent 10 days living and working with Scouts from almost 80 ...

6th Solihull Take to the High Seas 

9 Aug

Typhoon and Vulcan Troop Scouts from 6th Solihull spent an amazing weekend in mid-June on board a 49ft Oyster Ketch with Adventures Offshore based from Ipswich Marina.

Veggie Food in Malta 

8 Aug

Watching the rain beat against my window on this so-called August day, makes me yearn for hotter climes and for hazy afternoons spent in flip-flops, listening to Despacito as it booms from café stereos whilst letting sandy shale drain through my sun...

Din Dins at Min Mins 

19 Jul

I suppose a number of my recent posts have been reminiscent of past events or have been prompted by things I’ve come across (again).

Charity Night with Belinda Carlisle – The High Field 

19 Jun

It is very exciting to hear that two things I enjoy very much – The High Field Birmingham and 80’s music are collaborating for a charity extravaganza! Photo: c/o The High Field On Saturday 15th July 2017, Th e High Field will be hosting a very ...

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Business »

Fresh Perspectives – The Power of Collaboration: to bridge the skills gap 

9 Nov

Join Aston Business School for an interactive “breakfast brainstorm” event to discuss the skills that SMEs are currently lacking in their workforce and/or struggling to recruit for.

Low Carbon SMEs Launch Event 

6 Nov

Aston University’s Low Carbon SME programme provides free support to SME’s, located in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area, to reduce their energy costs, carbon footprint and enhance resource efficiency.

IT firm Acora in acquisition deal 

2 Nov

Solihull-based business swoops in South East rival to expand reach and client base...

Former Sainsbury’s Bank chief takes over LEP 

13 Oct

Tim Pile succeeds Steve Hollis as chairman of Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership...

New Solihull HQ for sportswear brand Gymshark 

28 Sep

Company founded five years ago is leaving its Worcestershire home to open new base in Shirley...

Chamber’s new business awards shortlist unveiled 

20 Sep

The best Solihull companies and individuals will be recognised at a ceremony next month...

Free Energy Efficiency Seminar – Jaguar 

8 Sep

Gardner Denver are holding a FREE Energy Efficiency Seminar at Jaguar Visitor Centre, Castle Bromwich on the 10th October 2017.

Next step in forming new business improvement district 

23 Aug

Shadow board leading move to create Shirley BID will now work on draft business plan before vote next year...

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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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Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship 

18 Nov

Follow up sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Gwyn Worth on 18 November 2017 .

Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship 

17 Nov

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Gwyn Worth on 17 November 2017 .

Light not working, 16th November 

16 Nov

The street light at the entrance to St Swithin's car park has not been working for some time.

Solihull MBC Disciplinary Proceedings 

16 Nov

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by A Solicitor on 16 November 2017 .

CCTV for Fly Tipping 

16 Nov

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Hill on 16 November 2017 .

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     on flickr 15 Apr 14
    Finally got a few shots of the moon rising over water, bit dark when taken so a lot of contrast should have been the day before when it was rising whilst the sun was still up then I would have retained

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