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Egyptian kitten discovered at Birmingham airport given fresh start in Solihull 

6 Oct

A BRAVE stowaway kitten which was discovered at Birmingham Airport aboard a shipment from Egypt has been...

Budding Solihull engineers take on shelter challenge 

6 Oct

BUDDING engineers at the Sixth Form College, Solihull, tried their hand at building relief shelters this...

New Walkabout bar opens in style 

5 Oct

SOLIHULLrsquo;S new Walkabout Bar opened with an exclusive V.

Mannion optimistic as Blues Ladies prepare for tough cup semi-final 

5 Oct

DEFENDER Aoife Mannion insists Birmingham City Ladies can take plenty of positives into their Continental Tyres Cup semi Read More...

Missing cat from Solihull discovered in Wales 

5 Oct

A WOMAN is pleading for Solihull residents to get in touch after a missing cat from the area has been...

New 5p charge for carrier bag comes into action today 

5 Oct

A MANDATORY 5p charge for plastic bag comes into force in England today (Monday) ndash; and is set to...


4 Oct

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Solihull entrepreneur on the ball for local sport 

4 Oct

SOLIHULL entrepreneur Dean Leather has lived in the borough for the majority of his adult life after...

ATTENTION dog lovers: Meet and greet a Guide Dog in Touchwood 

4 Oct

GUIDE Dogs are holding an Awareness and Guide Dog demonstration Day at Touchwood on Wednesday (October...

Solihull couple celebrate 60 years of marriage 

4 Oct

TEAMWORK and plenty of gardening is the number one tip for a long and successful marriage as a Solihull...

Records smashed at Solihull Music Festival 

4 Oct

A RECORD-BREAKING 200 talented musicians took part in the thirteenth Solihull Music Festival last month...

Balsall Common Fun Run marks success for Lily Mae Foundation 

4 Oct

ORGANISERS of the Balsall Common Fun Run have paid tribute to everyone who took part and helped make...

Dorridge woman aims to inspire others to out-smart breast cancer gene 

3 Oct

WE ARE told that more than one in three people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime.

Leading dermatology centre opens at Solihull Hospital 

3 Oct

A BRAND new pound;3.5 million unit at Solihull Hospital has opened its doors to patients ndash; securing...

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Sport »

200 Club Winners 

5 Oct

Congratulations to the following winners in the recent 200 Club draws.


5 Oct

In today's draw for the 1st round of the FA Vase we have been drawn at home to Radcliffe Olympic...

Untitled Post 

4 Oct

Sean McDermotts - Senior Football Champions 2015...

Sils You Tube Channel 

4 Oct

Highlights of Sils v Stoke...

RWC Final – October 31st 

4 Oct

Join us at the Sils for RWC Final 3 course lunch...


3 Oct

The Gate had to rely on a late flurry against 10 men Casuals to progress into the 1st Round Proper of the FA Vase...


30 Sep

A Shane Benjamin hat-trick along with goals from Connor Mooney, Tyrone Smith and Dave Yonwin sealed a magnificent away day victory for The Gate...

Earlybird Tickets for Wasps v Toulon Sunday 22 November 2015 

29 Sep

A true clash of the titans that could see some mouth-watering match-ups on the pitch.

England v Australia 

28 Sep

Everything hinges on next Saturday's result...

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Blogs »

The latest neighbourhood initiative: ShirleyTOPS 

6 Oct

ShirleyTOPS is a community focused web site designed to encourage Shirley residents to support local businesses.

Cllr Ken Hawkins and Local Resident & Campaigner, Alex Insley take on boy racers 

5 Oct


Introducing Born Zero… 

28 Sep

Fresh from appearing at Festival on the Green, local band Born Zero (formerly Voltage), which started life at Dickens Heath School and is going from strength to strength, is profiled by Dickens Heath-based writer and poet Michael Andrews on his blog...


27 Sep

The winners of the third Annual Tidbury Green Scarecrow Competition are: In 3rd PLACE – From Lady Lane  : In 2nd PLACE –  From Lowbropok Lane : In 1st PLACE –  From Tilehouse Lane: Filed under: Blythe , Solihull , Tidbury Green...


27 Sep

The third annual scarecrow competition was held this morning with yours truly being one of the judges.


23 Sep

I attended the users group meeting with the committee officers on Monday (14th).


23 Sep

A report relating to Blythe Valley Park (BVP) went to the Council’s Cabinet Member for Managed Growth at his decision session of 1 September.


23 Sep

Please find posted the monthly neighbourhood team report for August.

Dickens Heath’s Pop Chorus Juniors feature on BBC 1 Last Night of the Proms! 

13 Sep

Dickens Heath-based Pop Chorus Juniors responded to the BBC’s request for people to sing-a-long to Do-Re-Mi as part of this year’s Last Night of the Proms celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Sound of Music.

Photos from Festival on the Green 2015 

13 Sep

What a fantastic, sunny and fun afternoon.

Divine Fine Wines – forthcoming tastings 

9 Sep

Now that summer holidays are out of the way, Divine Fine Wines are focusing on some in-store tastings.

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Features »

Postcards from America – Food in Las Vegas 

6 Oct

Postcards from America So here I am, getting my head out of the clouds, fiercely trying to get myself out of holiday mode and back into normality.

All On 4 Dental Clinic In Solihull 

5 Oct

All on 4 is a system that works on the principal of placing 4 implants into the patients jaw for a full arch replacement.

Farewell to our CC 

5 Oct

A message from our County Commissioner, David Lodwig; “It is with some sadness that I have to inform you all that I am stepping down as County Commissioner of Solihull from the 17th November 2015.

National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra 2016 

5 Oct

NSGSO Main Orchestra and (new) NSGSO Wind Band This year is a really exciting one for the NSGSO as we will be running an NSGSO Wind Band alongside the Main NSGSO Orchestra.

Affordable Dental Clinic In Solihull 

4 Oct

We are a local and professional dental clinic in Dorridge and the local Solihull area.

Wrinkle Removal Treatment Birmingham 

3 Oct

Wrinkle removal is purely a cosmetic treatment that is aimed at bringing back your youthful looks.

Pop Up Dining at Nomad 

27 Sep

Foodies around Birmingham will know of Alex Claridge .

Cosmetic Dentists In Birmingham 

26 Sep

If you are not 100% happy with how your teeth look, whether it is the color, shape or alignment of your teeth, we offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments, that are aimed at improving the overall aesthetics of your teeth.

Dentists Near Knowle 

22 Sep

Welcome to our website.

Jeremy Corbyn needs to take the mantel of Abraham Lincoln 

13 Sep

Arguably the best book on leadership I have read is Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns; the Abraham Lincoln political biography.

Gangshow 2016 rehearsals 

13 Sep

We’ve had a couple of brilliant rehearsals so far.

Dentist Solihull 

12 Sep

Our clinic is based just next to Solihull in the village Dorridge.

Birmingham Dental Implants 

11 Sep

Welcome to One Dental Clinic! We are a local clinic in Dorridge, Birmingham that offer an extensive range of treatments, ranging from general dental work, to restorative, orthodontics, and dental implants.

Self Employed Supported Volunteer Co-Ordinator Wanted! 

10 Sep

We’re looking for a Self Employed Supporter Volunteer Co-Ordinator to work with the greatest people in Solihull with the opening of a new Scout Group in Smiths Woods.

Shopping is a Deli-ight (Express & Star Article) 

6 Sep

Photo: Word In Veg Ways If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it dozens of times – I really love delicatessens! So much so, I’m almost evangelical about it.

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Business »

Paragon diversifies with £117m acquisition of asset finance specialist 

2 Oct

SOLIHULL-based financial services group Paragon has muscled into the asset finance market through a £117m acquisition.

RBH wins PR brief with Yipsy Macarons 

29 Sep

Meriden-based agency will work to promote food manufacturing business founded by Sutton Coldfield entrepreneur Angela Yip...

Solihull to consult on key transport issues 

25 Sep

A RAPID transit system using tram-style buses running between Solihull town centre, Birmingham Airport and the planned high speed rail station is among transport proposals being put before borough res...

S&U sees profit and revenue surge after period of “momentous change” 

22 Sep

SOLIHULL finance provider S&U has seen its profit before taxation increase by 32% on a year on year basis.

Wine merchant Connolly’s agrees new PR deal 

22 Sep

The company, which has shops in the city centre and Solihull, has agreed a short-term deal with former food and drink writer Paul Fulford...

WMG Academy for Young Engineers work begins in Solihull 

22 Sep

A sister Academy to the WMG Academy in Coventry, it will initially take Year 10 and Year 12 students for its first intake when it opens in September 2016...

Private equity-led deal sees Midlands car part firms merge 

21 Sep

PRIVATE equity firm HgCapital has expanded its car parts empire by buying Birmingham-based German, Swedish & French Car Parts (GSF) for an undisclosed sum.

Agents instructed on Elmdon Trading Estate 

21 Sep

COLLIERS International has been instructed to jointly market the vacant units at Elmdon Trading Estate in Solihull alongside GBR Phoenix Beard.

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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 »

White lines worn away, 2nd October 

2 Oct

The white lane marking lines on the approach to the M42 J5 roundabout (specifically when approaching on the A41 from Solihull) are worn and not very visible.

Dumping garden grass & slabs etc.., 2nd October 

2 Oct

This mess is right on the junction of Guildford Croft and Cambridge Drive.

Abandoned wheelie bin, 29th September 

29 Sep

Grey wheelie bin unclaimed for a couple of weeks now on the pavement across my drive.

Query for your fostering service 

29 Sep

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Tay Jiva on 29 September 2015 .

Abandoned wheelie bin, 29th September 

29 Sep

Grey wheelie bin unclaimed for a couple of weeks now on the pavement across my drive.

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  • Prezzo – Parkgate Shirley

     on flickr 18 Sep 15
    Friday evening meal at Prezzo at Parkgate Shirley. 2 days before my 33rd.

    I liked the Prezzo at Victoria Place above London Victoria Station so decided to go here this time instead of Pizza Express.

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