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Harry’z Young Starz Awards: Deadline looming for Community Award 

28 Jun

Time to nominate in Community category in Harry'z Young Starz Awards is running out...


West Midlands Mayor Andy Street names his team and sets out plans for coming year 

28 Jun

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street announces his team to help deliver his priorities over the coming year...


British Transport Police want to trace this man after man attacked on train 

28 Jun

BRITISH Transport Police want to speak to this man after a passenger was punched in what is thought to be a racially motivated assault on a train in Birmingham.


Solihull Community Housing answer questions over fire safety after Grenfell Tower incident 

28 Jun

Solihull Community Housing say high-rise buildings made from material that cannot catch fire.


Kind-hearted Silhillian Beryl Moppett awarded an MBE 

27 Jun

A KIND-HEARTED Silhillian who has helped people in the borough for more than two decades has been handed an MBE.


Do you know who dumped this rubbish? 

27 Jun

Solihull Community Housing need your help...


As colour TV celebrates its 50th anniversary, statistics reveal seven people in Solihull are still watching in black and white 

27 Jun

New figures from TV Licensing reveal more than 8,000 homes across the UK - and seven in Solihull - still enjoy programmes in black and white...


Omari Sterling-James: Mansfield Town sign Solihull Moors forward 

27 Jun

Mansfield agree to sign attacker Omari Sterling-James on a free transfer from National League side Solihull Moors.


Solihull Cameron Grant Memorial Trust awarded grant by police sponsorship programme 

27 Jun

AN INITIATIVE which exists to raise awareness of youth suicide and address mental health has been awarded a grant by a police sponsorship programme.


Paedophile former soldier jailed for sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl at her Solihull home 

27 Jun

Keith Brady had pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to two charges of sexually assaulting a child and two of possessing extreme pornography...


Solihull based homebuilder takes on 24 hour bike ride for Help Harry Help Others 

27 Jun

David Wilson Homes Mercia raises much-needed funds for Help Harry Help Others...


Raising a flag for Armed Forces Day 

26 Jun

Flags were raised outside the Royal British Legion following a minute's silence...


Fundraisers take on 5km bubble rush for Acorns Children’s Hospice 

26 Jun

Fundraisers took on bubble rush at Hatton Country World in aid of Acorns Children's Hospice...


High demand prompts increased capacity for inaugural day/night test match at Edgbaston 

26 Jun

HIGH demand for England's inaugural day/night test match against the West Indies has resulted in the introduction of a temporary stand at Edgbaston.


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Sport »

MONTPELLIER v THE GATE 

20 Jun

Saturday 8 July - 3pm (at Coleshill Town...


THE GATE v BARNT GREEN 

20 Jun

Tuesday 25 July - 7.45pm KO...


THE GATE v ENFIELD TOWN 

19 Jun

Pre-Season Friendly Saturday 29 July - 3pm KO...


THE GATE v SOLIHULL MOORS 

19 Jun

Pre Season Friendly Tuesday 11 July - 7.45pm KO...


BLUES CUP HERO APPEARING AT THE GATE 

19 Jun

Birmingham City's 2001 Worthington Cup Final hero Darren Purse is set to visit The Gate on Saturday 29 July (3pm KO...


Pre-Christmas Internationals at Twickenham 

2 Jun

Members Ticket application form for the Pre-Christmas Internationals...


NEW ARRIVALS TO THE MFL PREM 

15 May

Bromsgrove Sporting, Worcester City, Haughmond and West Bridgford look set to join the MFL Premier next season.


WEDNESFIELD’S PRAYERS ANSWERED AS CHURCH AWAITS 

10 May

Highgate succumbed to a very good Wednesfield side which fully deserved their trip to Molyneux to face Alvechurch on 24th May...


SRUFC Annual Dinner 

4 May

Feedback required...


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Blogs »

Special ticket offer for Solihull Pop Chorus gig at Town Hall Birmingham 

27 Jun

Solihull Pop Chorus was born in Dickens Heath.


Local Nursery Offering 30 Hours Funding 

21 Jun

Dickens Heath based nursery ‘Blossoms’ will be offering spaces for the 30 hours early education funding from September 2017 onwards.


ST PATRICK’S – TEDDY BEARS PICNIC 

13 Jun

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ST PATRICK’S CHURCH, SALTER STREET – In Memoriam Service 

13 Jun

There is an In Memoriam Service being held at St Patrick’s Church, Salter Street, Cheswick Green at 4pm Sunday 2 July.


FORE BUSINESS PARK – Investment proposals 

9 Jun

On Tuesday I and fellow ward councillor Alex Insley attended Monkspath JI School where IM Properties held a drop-in consultation event regarding their proposals for the development of new business units on the Fore Business Park, off Stratford Road, ...


Hillfield Local Nature Reserve – a walk near Monkspath 

4 Jun

There are still a lot of local people who are not aware of the walk via the ridgeway in Hillfield Local Nature Reserve.


FORE BUSINESS PARK, MONKSPATH 

26 May

Posted below is a letter I received toady in relation to a proposal to develop office accommodation on Fore Business Park, Monkspath by IM Properties (this site is between Notcutts Garden Centre and the M42).


Blythe Valley Park – investment in Solihull 

17 May

Planning Application – PL/2017/01205/PPRM relates to the: ‘Erection of five warehouse buildings (Use Class B2/B8 with ancillary B1) with associated internal access roads, car parking, substations, service yards, landscaping and all other details ...


Bogus Callers 

17 May

This is a message sent to me via WMNow.


Interested in Local Policing in Solihull? 

17 May

I have copied this from a message sent to me regarding the IAG’s: Do you think you could offer advice and support to the Police in Solihull? If yes, why not join our Independent Advisory Group where you can help influence local Policing decisions ...


BOGUS CALLERS – Distraction Burglaries 

6 May

I have been notified by West Midlands Police of reports about bogus callers and they have sent useful advice which we could all refresh ourselves with.


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Features »

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 ...


Breakfast in Budapest 

17 Jun

Photo: Word In Veg Ways Photo: Word In Veg Ways Looking back at some old photos, its triggered memories of my visit to Budapest in Hungary last year.


24th World Scout Jamboree Information Evening 

8 Jun

Were you born between 22 nd July 2001 and 21 st July 2005? Do you want to join 45,000 Scouts from 150 countries in America for a once-in-a-lifetime experience? The next World Scout Jamboree is being held at Summit Bechtel Family National Scout ...


Solihull Selects Jamboree Leaders 

6 Jun

We are very pleased to announce that Solihull Scout County has chosen George Wilkinson and Simon Johnson to lead eighteen Explorer Scouts to the next World Scout Jamboree.


Solihull Scout County’s AGM 2017 

1 Jun

This year’s annual meeting of the Solihull County Scout Council, will be held on Wednesday 21 June 2017 in the Civic Suite at Solihull Council at 8pm.


Summer Newsletter 2017 

1 Jun

Awaiting Content please send Nuthurst Grange Hotel newsletter...


Deposit Secures Your Table 

27 May

I’ve known Alex Claridge almost as long as I’ve been blogging, so since 2012 I’ve been following his work and projects around Birmingham and I’ve watched him move from one challenge to another.


Bardolino Birmingham 

15 May

Yesterday, I had a very nice little lunch with two of my closest friends at Bardolino’s in Birmingham.


Gluten Free Veggie Crisps 

10 May

Photo: Word In Veg Ways I find it’s a dangerous game opening a bag of sharing crisps.


Mountain Berries & Desert Spice 

30 Apr

I absolutely loved Sumayya Usmani’s first book – Summers Under The Tamarind Tree with its introduction to Pakistani food and culture brought to life by stunning imagery, anecdotes, memories and family stories.


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.


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Business »

Big Data Corridor drop-in surgery for business 

28 Jun

SME in the greater Birmingham or Solihull area? Benefit from free support to grow and develop your businessBOOK NOWFind out about this unique opportunity and register onto the programme - meet the experts and discuss how your business can ...


Baroness Burt and industry leaders emphasise importance of attracting female talent 

23 Jun

Liberal Democrat Equalities Spokesperson, Baroness Burt of Solihull has emphasised the importance of utilising the incredible talent pool of women across the UK to mark International Women in Engineering Day.


Finance firm leaves Birmingham for new home 

12 Jun

Insurance broker Premium Choice has decided to relocate from Castle Bromwich for a new home near Wolverhampton city centre...


STEAMLab 2 

12 Jun

STEAMlab#2 @Hello Culture Sound and VisionJune 22 10:00-16:001 day series of labs and workshops to catalyse innovative collaborations, share working practices and explore how cross sector collaborations can create new ideas in STEAM working...


Wavenet continues acquisition spree 

9 Jun

Solihull technology firm makes second deal of 2017 following 35m management buyout last year...


Healthcare company finds new Solihull home 

8 Jun

Abbott takes space at Blythe Valley Park...


New Marco Pierre White restaurant to open near Solihull 

5 Jun

The Michelin starred chef turned restaurateur is to open new eatery this summer...


Rigby Group buys exec airline operation at Birmingham Airport 

31 May

The owner of Coventry Airport has expanded its footprint in the West Midlands with undisclosed deal to buyout Marshall's Solihull base...


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999 »

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 »

Heavy Vehicles & Procurement 

28 Jun

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Andy James on 28 June 2017 .


Heavy Vehicles & Procurement 

28 Jun

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Andy James on 28 June 2017 .


Adoption Allowance 

28 Jun

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to A.


Path Blocked, 27th June 

27 Jun

Can hardly walk on the path as the bushes around the park are seriously overgrown.


Adoption Allowance 

27 Jun

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by A.


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