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Overnight closures for A4141 next week 

25 Apr

MOTORISTS are being warned about roadworks on the A4141 Warwick Road between Arbour Tree Lane and Wheelers Close in Chadwick End.

Man detained under Mental Health Act after M40 bridge incident that brought region’s roads to a standstill 

25 Apr

Motorway was closed for four hours as negotiators successfully resolved incident with man...

Chernobyl youngsters set for summer recuperative holiday in Solihull 

24 Apr

A GROUP of deserving teenagers from Chernobyl will be welcomed to Solihull this summer for a four week recuperative holiday.

Roads chaos as M40 closed for ‘police incident’ at bridge 

24 Apr

Man on bridge at Henley junction...

Lifelong blind Villa fan releases new book detailing 50 years of the sounds of Villa Park 

24 Apr

John Flanner is a lifelong Villa season ticket holder...

Residential scheme on former Powergen site could be up to five-foot taller 

24 Apr

THE MAJOR new residential scheme being built on the former Powergen site in Shirley could be up to five-foot taller.

The Townhouse shines after major refurbishment 

24 Apr

New -look and new name for boutique hotel The Townhouse in the heart of Stratford.

Bus driver up for top award after scaring away a thief while on route 

24 Apr

AN ACOCKS Green-based bus driver is in the running for an international safety prize after he stopped a robbery while driving his bus last year.

Balsall Common singer-songwriter launches second album 

23 Apr

BALSALL COMMON singer-songwriter Chris Tye is set to launch his second album, Stronger In Numbers, this weekend.

Guitarist scoops coveted Olivier Award 

23 Apr

A GUITAR-slinging schoolboy is celebrating after scooping a coveted Olivier Award.

Sixth Form College dancers showcase their talents as part of A Level studies 

23 Apr

DANCERS showcased their talents at The Sixth Form College as part of their assessed A level choreography and performance pieces.

PICTURE SPECIAL: Jaguar Land Rover exhibition sneak peak 

23 Apr

FROM its humble beginnings as an off-road vehicle to the luxurious global brand it is known as today, Range Rover's story is being told at its Solihull home.

Retired police sergeant named as national photography competition winner 

22 Apr

A RETIRED police sergeant from Solihull has been named the winner of a national photography competition for a shot taken during the 'best week of his life'.

New chief executive appointed at Solihull Community Housing 

22 Apr

SOLIHULL Community Housing (SCH) has appointed Fiona Hughes as its new Chief Executive.

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Sport »

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...


17 Apr

Gate recover from a two goal deficit to cut down the Wood with three goals in the final eight minutes...


15 Apr

Whilst extending their unbeaten league run to nine games Highgate's win leaves Brocton's MFL Premier Division survival a mathematical impossibility...


11 Apr

Ten men Gate battle valiantly but keeper Paul Evans and double scorer Jamie Ashmore see their side through to a final against St Andrews...


8 Apr

Romario Martin's hat-trick the highlight of a crucial win for Highgate over relegation threatened Shawbury.


6 Apr

Gate kept their nerve during a tense penalty shoot out after two minutes from the end after Alfie Bloomer had equalised Lei Brown's first half goal.


2 Apr

Four first half goals including a brace for Romario Martin virtually ensures Highgate's Premier Division status for next season...

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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.

HEART AND SOUL – Magazine from Heart of England NHS 

11 Apr

Please find here the link to the Spring 2017 edition of this useful magazine: Hamp;S_spring_2017 This edition has information about baby Boxes, Parkinson’s, Cardiac study and much more.

Planning Application Land At 146-150 And To Rear Of 152-162 Tilehouse Lane Tidbury Green Solihull 

10 Apr

Planning application PL/2017/00477/PPOL refers to ‘ Outline planning application for the redevelopment of existing haulage yard and residential properties, for residential development of up to 48 dwellings including the means of access, with all ...

Planning Application – Blythe Valley Park 

5 Apr

What I consider a welcome planning application is reference number                     PL/2017/00627/PPRM which relates to the: Erection of an office building (Use Class B1(a)) with associated internal access road, car parking, ...

Appeal re HGV’s on Rumbush Farm dismissed 

4 Apr

An extremely pleasing result for residents of Tidbury Green, especially those living on Rumbush Lane and Norton Lane.

Multi Agency Vehicle Operations, Solihull 

4 Apr

I have received this message from Solihull Police and can share this good news more widely.

Communities under threat after two mayoral candidates back second runway at Birmingham Airport 

27 Mar

Communities under threat after two mayoral candidates back second runway at Birmingham Airport Mon, 27/03/2017 - 10:50 Monday, 27 March, 2017 Dame Caroline Spelman, MP for Meriden has expressed her disappointment after two of the candidates in the ...

Andy Street Conservative Mayoral Candidate for the West Midlands 

16 Mar

Andy Street Conservative Mayoral Candidate for the West Midlands Thu, 16/03/2017 - 12:06 Thursday, 16 March, 2017 Andy Street - Conservative Mayoral Candidate for the West Midlands Andy Street has given up his job running John Lewis to stand as ...

Solihull Borough still under threat from ‘divisive’ boundary changes 

16 Mar

Solihull Borough still under threat from ‘divisive’ boundary changes Thu, 16/03/2017 - 11:11 Thursday, 16 March, 2017 The Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman, MP for the Meriden constituency is urging residents of Solihull Borough to have a say in the ...

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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.

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 ...

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Business »

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...

Builders’ merchant set for fresh expansion in Birmingham 

16 Mar

Shirley-based builders\' merchant, EH Smith is set for fresh expansion in its West Midlands heartland.

New UK Central ‘Hub’ to create 77,500 jobs 

15 Mar

New 20-year masterplan outlines grand vision for area surrounding new HS2 station in Solihull including homes and commercial space...

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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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Supply teachers 

25 Apr

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Mr Flynn on 25 April 2017 .

Overgrown Bushes, 24th April 

24 Apr

Overgrown Bushes down the alleyway linking Shotteswell Road and Woodloes Road, getting difficult to go down the alley past the bicycle U shape bollards.

Back lane rubble dumped inroad *urgent*, 23rd April 

23 Apr

Seems a lorry has dumped its load on the junction of back lane and Coventry rd.

Green lights not working at pedestrian crossing, 23rd April 

23 Apr

I have previously reported one light not working and had an email saying no fault! There are now 2 green lights not working on that pedestrian crossing so would suggest that someone goes out and looks properly! Nearest road to the pin placed...

Multiple pot holes and broken up tarmac, 21st April 

21 Apr

There are multiple pot holes and broken up tarmac on Chivington Close Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 6 Chivington Close, Shirley Report on FixMyStreet...

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