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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Charitable goodwill in Solihull is thriving 

27 May

Editor Les Reid's comment from this week's Observer...

LETTERS: Your discussion from around the borough in this week’s Observer 

27 May

Letters from this week's Observer on road conditions, children's mental health and the bus service.

FORCE FOCUS: We need tighter laws on traveller encampments 

26 May

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson's column from this week's Observer...

Title joy for Olton Ravens U15s 

25 May

OLTON Ravens under-15s secured the Central Warwickshire Division Three crown with an incredible unbeaten run since October last year.

Solihull Municipal get better of rivals Olton 

25 May

SOLIHULL Municipal continued their winning start to this season's Warwickshire League Premier Division with a 16-run success over rivals Olton.

Solihull mum’s sewage fumes nightmare – as council issues nappy flushing warning 

25 May

SEWAGE fumes, damp and mould caused by a leaking pipe under a mum's home have made her life a nightmare for six months, she claims.

Reddish expecting immediate response from Knowle & Dorridge 

25 May

SKIPPER Sam Reddish is expecting an immediate reaction from reigning Birmingham League Premier Division champions Knowle & Dorridge after they fell to their first league defeat of the season.

Jewellery containing harmful substances seized by Solihull Council 

25 May

JEWELLERY which arrived into Birmingham Airport has been seized by Solihull Council after tests revealed it contained harmful substances.

Berkswell off the mark 

25 May

BERKSWELL finally got up and running in the Birmingham League Premier Division with a 22-run victory over basement boys Barnt Green.

Annie sets Solihull Moors on way to history 

25 May

SOLIHULL Moors under-16s lifted the Birmingham FA Girls Cup for the first time in their history with a resounding 5-0 victory over Cookley.

Solihull Moors boosted by U21s plan 

25 May

SOLIHULL Moors have revealed they will be running eight teams through their academy next season in partnership with CTC Kingshurst and Solihull College.

Foxes have fantastic experience at Ryland Tournament 

25 May

SOLIHULL's Foxes Netball Club entered two teams for the Ryland Tournament held at Bromsgrove School and came away with a fourth and eighth placed finish respectively.

Play-offs silver for Solihull Vixens 

25 May

SOLIHULL Vixens missed out on play-off final victory to Women's Elite League champions Bracknell.

Solihull Moors praised by autism campaigner for special needs provision 

25 May

SOLIHULL Moors have been praised by an autism campaigner for the provision it provides for those with disabilities and autism.

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Sport »

Swansea want Potter 

22 May

The 42-year-old from Solihull is currently managing Swedish side Ostersunds, who gave Arsenal a scare in the Europa League this season...


15 May

Highgate United u13s complete League and Cup Double...


5 May

A convincing victory not enough to prevent the gate closing on Highgate's runners up dreams...


30 Apr

A crucial win for Gate with all to play for on the final day of the season...


28 Apr

A highest league score of the season and a most comfortable of wins for a Highgate side on top throughout a one sided contest...


24 Apr

Richard Batchelor's second half goal fails to stop back to back defeats denting Highgate promotion hopes...


21 Apr

Gate in danger of falling at the final hurdle as Worcester take full advantage of an erratic visitors' performance...


20 Apr

A best forgotten game in those blue remembered hills - Adaggio equaliser breaks the hearts of the Shropshire lads.


17 Apr

Gate work hard to overcome stubborn resistance and secure an important win with two late goals...

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Blogs »


16 May

We are urging residents to have their say in a government review on unauthorised  traveller encampments.

Volunteering Opportunity – Solihull Libraries 

8 May

A smashing opportunity for anyone over 14 years of age to get experience in a work place environment, which will no doubt add value to Records of Achievement and future references.

Government Consultation: Powers for dealing with unauthorised developments and encampment 

12 Apr

The government has launched a consultation regarding travellers and the impact unauthorised encampments have on local communities.

Medium Term Financial Strategy 

11 Apr

At the Councils Budget setting meeting on 1 March we approved not only the budget for 2018/19 but also the Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFS) for the next three years.

Flooding Issues in Ward 

4 Apr

Above are a few videos I took of flood water taken mostly on Easter Monday, 3 April 2019, whilst below is a montage of images taken the same days.

Solihull Police Station 

28 Mar

The dust seems to be settling on this issue, which I feel has been a bit of communications foul-up.

Solihull plan for new urban quarter receives double boost 

13 Mar

Groundbreaking partnership with HS2 Ltd to design new infrastructure and connectivity.

Solihull Fair Trade Trail 

19 Feb

The Fair Trade Trail began in Solihull Town Centre on Saturday and runs for the next fortnight.

Problem with your Brown Bin in Solihull? 

16 Feb

This message may be relevant to some residents: The council is aware that since 2015 we have had an issue with some of our brown recycling bins splitting.


11 Feb

Having been in contact with Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), speaking directly with an officer, Kieron Bridges, I can report the following in relation to the bus services to Cheswick Green, Dickens Heath and Tidbury Green (as well as other areas ...

Solihull Apprenticeship Show 2018 

7 Feb

This is being held at The Renewal Centre, Lode Lane, Solihull tomorrow, between 3pm and 7.30pm.

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Features »

Growth in Solihull 

9 May

Solihull Scouts have recorded another year of growth, including a 5 % increase in volunteers, according to the latest annual membership figures released today.

Talking Rubbish in Solihull 

17 Apr

As well as fundraising for 1st Solihull, Chris Dunster runs a not-for-profit group called Talking Rubbish in Solihull.

Bronze Awards Registration 2018 

17 Apr

The First Chief Scout Bronze Awards of the year will take place on Friday 18th May 2018m, at St Mary’s Church, 30 Hobs Meadow,  Solihull B928PN Starting at 18:45 to sign your beavers up to the event please fill in the below form HERE...

Solihull Radio Appearance 

8 Apr

Since launching on 6 December 2017, Solihull has had its own radio station ( Solihull Radio ) giving the community the opportunity to hear about local events, news and a chance for residents to promote their wares live on air.

Introducing Suzanne Budd, the new District Commissioner for Blythe. 

4 Apr

Today we’d like to introduce you to Suzanne Budd, the new District Commissioner for Blythe.

A Final Word from Andy Baynes 

3 Apr

And it’s goodnight from him… I had the good fortune to inherit a District in fine fettle from Jill Bowman.

Solihull Clean Sweep at Chase Walk 2018 

26 Mar

Solihull Scouting shows their skills of the great outdoors by winning all available trophies at the 2018 Chase Walk.

Nigel Slater: The Christmas Chronicles 

25 Mar

I have daffodils in a vase on my table.

This is only a test Post 

12 Mar

Please ignore this post it’s only being used to test the county website!? I hope it works...

1st Shirley Scout Group – 100 year celebrations 

5 Mar

Back in 1912, a Mr Wyatt who was a teacher at St James School founded a Scout Troop in Shirley but the troop folded when he left the district.

Cole Swimming Gala Canceled 

2 Mar

Due to the snowy Weather the team has decided to Postpone the swimming gala that is taking place tomorrow (03/03/2018).

Review: Zou Bisou Cafe 

2 Mar

Last Sunday's bitter chill and biting cold air acted as a dress rehearsal for the arrival of the 'Beast from the East' or the nightmare that is Storm Emma.

Review: Bulgarian Village Kitchen 

25 Feb

Havingnever quite found agreeable flight times from Birmingham to Bulgaria for a holiday, I recently decided to sample alittle ofBulgaria in Birmingham instead.

Solihull Scout Night Hike 2018 – Results 

11 Feb

After a cold and muddy evenings stroll through the Solihull countryside we have the full set of results for all the teams that took part.

Review: My Vegan Travels 

14 Jan

Veganuary has become a badge of honour amongst those that are looking for a healthier approach to their eating patterns and for some it has gone hand in hand with the abstaining partner of Dry January.

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Business »

West Midlands Mayor to open Made in the Midlands Exhibition 

23 May

Hundreds of manufacturers will be demonstrating their resilience in the face of a slowing sector when they take part in this year’s Made in the Midlands exhibition.


27 Apr

Low Carbon SMEs at Aston Business School, provide expert advice and grant support to SMEs in the Greater Birmingham Solihull LEP area.


27 Apr

Low Carbon SMEs at Aston Business School, provide expert advice and grant support to SMEs in the Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP area.

Apprentice Case Study: Kieren Kirwan Shares His Apprenticeship Journey 

9 Mar

Kieren Kirwan, 22 from Shard End in Birmingham, is in the final year of an Electrical installation apprenticeship with multi-disciplinary engineering firm, adi Group, which has a base in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham.

Apprentice Case Study: Josh Patton Shares His Apprenticeship Journey 

7 Mar

Josh Patton, 21 from Halesowen, in the West Midlands, is in the final year of an Electrical Engineering apprenticeship with multi-disciplinary engineering firm, adi Group, which has a base in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham.

This 17th century Solihull farmhouse is to be transformed into a pub and restaurant 

19 Feb

Company behind Birmingham bar The Physician is hoping to renovate listed farmyard complex...

New Indian gastro pub to open in Solihull 

8 Feb

The Tap Tandoor will open in Solihull in April 2018...

Design teams chosen for Birmingham’s HS2 stations 

2 Feb

Architects who worked on Eden Project and Millennium Bridge among those who will design new stations in Curzon Street and Solihull...

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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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LocalGov »

Bollard knocked over, 28th May 

28 May

Bollard at roundabout junction knocked over Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Marshall Lake Road, Shirley Report on FixMyStreet...

Overgrown hedge partially obstructing footpath, 27th May 

27 May

Hedge has overgrown and is obstructing quite a lot of the footpath.

Breakup of tarmac near junction, 27th May 

27 May

Several holes near road junction, pot holes forming.

Several potholes and breakup of tarmac, 27th May 

27 May

Since winter time the road surface has deteriorated badly Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 583 Old Lode Lane, Solihull Report on FixMyStreet...

Many large and medium sized deep potholes all along the Close., 26th May 

26 May

Potholes have been present since the wintertime.

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