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Eastleigh v Solihull Moors 

27 Aug

Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Eastleigh and Solihull Moors.

Solihull pub urges residents to get behind #EatForItaly in touching charitable donation 

26 Aug

AS THE horrors of the Amatrice earthquake continue to unfurl, and the scale of the devastation and the need for assistance becomes ever more apparent, one UK pub company has pledged to help by donating every penny they would get from the sale of all ...

Lifesaving borough charity calls on residents’ support to secure large grant 

26 Aug

A LIFESAVING borough charity is aiming to win the heart of the nation after being shortlisted to receive a vital Actavo in the Community grant.

Sexual exploitation campaign is going big and bold to help spread the word. 

26 Aug

A campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation is going big and bold on a key motorway route to help spread the word about this hidden crime.

Replacement of beloved Heart of England Taxibus sparks fears, says Solihull councillor 

26 Aug

A RURAL bus route which will launch next month and replace a popular Taxibus service has raised concern for a local ward councillor.

West Midlands Ambulance Service donates defibrillators to Birmingham ballet dancers 

25 Aug

A WORLD class touring classical ballet company is dancing for joy after receiving not one but two defibrillators thanks to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

COMPETITION: Win tickets to see Wasps take on Exeter Chiefs in their Aviva Premiership opener 

25 Aug

WASPS get their season underway with a clash against Exeter Chiefs on Sunday September 4 when fans will have their first chance to run the rule over new summer signings.

Make the most of ‘Costa del Solihull’ before its too late, organisers urge 

25 Aug

SUMMER is in full swing at Touchwood Shopping Centre and Solihull residents are being urged to make the most of the ‘Costa Del Solihull’ before the season closes.

Winning streak continues for Birmingham Brummies 

25 Aug

BIRMINGHAM Brummies made it 12 wins on the spin with an excellent 53-37 triumph at the Isle of Wight.

Marcus Bignot urges his in-form Solihull Moors side to mix it up with the league’s ‘big boys’ 

25 Aug

MARCUS Bignot is challenging his Solihull Moors side to continue their impressive run of form against the best that the National League has to offer as the club prepares for its biggest test yet.

Bus users angered following sudden changes to 37 bus route 

25 Aug

ANGRY BUS users are up in arms about sudden ‘trial’ changes to 37 bus route – a decision which could affect hundreds of people who use the service.

Solihull boy racers could face jail following High Court change 

24 Aug

BOY RACERS in Solihull could now face jail time after a High Court Judge banned car-cruising in the borough.

Great Britain duo set to bring international experience to Warwickshire Bears 

24 Aug

THE ARRIVAL of Great Britain internationals Jacob Robinson and Siobhan Fitzpatrick will help help Warwickshire Bears settle into life in Division One of the National League.

Earlswood Town lose out to Feckenham in Tuesday night thriller 

24 Aug

EARLSWOOD failed to capitalise on their first victory of the season after slipping to a 4-3 defeat away at Feckenham on Tuesday evening in what was a thrilling Midland League Division Two encounter.

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Gate washed away in the eye of a Boldmere storm 

27 Aug

No way back for a woeful Gate after two first half gifts and a man sent off leads to the Mike's deserved second half blitz...

Jag proves a winner on the road 

23 Aug

Isaac Jagroop's second half brace, his first Highgate goals in competitive action, earned his side a hard earned three points at the end of Tueday evening's encounter against gritty opposition still looking for their first point of the season...

Macauley Manning mutes the Mikes 

20 Aug

Macauley Manning's 85th minute goal ended Boldmere's resistance to earn Gate a home FA Cup tie with Leamington on 3rd September...


17 Aug

Gate recover from Saturday's opening day defeat at Loughborough with a potent attacking display against well beaten Shepshed...

Opening day defeat 

13 Aug

Tom Barnes 21st minute goal the only difference between the two sides with Gate unable to turn majority possession into goals...

Wasps Summer Sizzler 

11 Aug

Free tickets to Wasps...


6 Aug

Five second half goals earned Highgate a deserved win at nearby Coventry and an FA Cup meeting with Boldmere St Michaels in two weeks time...


23 Jul

Pre-Season Friendly...

Highlights of Solihull Moors 0 Walsall 5 

19 Jul

Watch the match highlights as new-look Walsall turned on the style to comprehensively beat Solihull Moors in a 5-0 friendly win.

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Caroline Spelman MP urges residents to take part in Hampton-in-Arden ‘Neighbourhood Plan’ consultation 

17 Aug

Caroline Spelman MP urges residents to take part in Hampton-in-Arden ‘Neighbourhood Plan’ consultation administrator Wed, 17/08/2016 - 11:13 Wednesday, 17 August, 2016 Local MP, Caroline Spelman, has urged local residents to submit their views on...

Blythe Ward Councillors keeping an eye on Blythe Valley Park Plans 

16 Aug

Blythe Ward Councillors keeping an eye on Blythe Valley Park Plans administrator Tue, 16/08/2016 - 09:23 Tuesday, 16 August, 2016 Blythe Ward Councillors, Ken Hawkins, Alex Insley and Richard Holt are aware that proposals for Blythe Valley Park (BVP...

Elmdon Cllr Martin McCarthy supports residents in their fight to end the blight of ‘Off Road’ illegal bikes 

15 Aug

Elmdon Cllr Martin McCarthy supports residents in their fight to end the blight of ‘Off Road’ illegal bikes administrator Mon, 15/08/2016 - 10:08 Monday, 15 August, 2016 Elmdon Ward Councillor, Martin McCarthy, is delighted to see that the recent...

SOLIHULL and International Promotion 

12 Aug

At cabinet yesterday evening we agreed to seek greater trade and other links with our traditional twin towns (Cholet and MTK) as well as forge new links with two cities in the USA and China.

SOLIHULL Town Centre Plan 

11 Aug

An interesting report to Solihull Cabinet this evening related to Solihull Town Centre and the Master Plan we are looking at; a public consultation will be launched next week (which I will post when the survey is launched).

Caroline Spelman MP honoured with a DBE 

5 Aug

Caroline Spelman MP honoured with a DBE administrator Fri, 05/08/2016 - 12:14 Friday, 5 August, 2016 We are delighted to hear the great news that Caroline Spelman, MP for Meriden has been nominated to receive a DBE by David Cameron.


3 Aug

Residents of properties on Monkspath that surround the Shirley Aquatics are today being delivered a leaflet outlining a proposal from Barchester Group to build a care home facility on this site.


29 Jul

I attended a briefing on 27 July for councillors on the review of the local development plan.


21 Jul

I was asked to write up my thoughts about development training for councillors following a ‘conversation’ on twitter with Dr.


13 Jul

Recently Cllr Alex Insley and myself were invited by both Cheswick Green Residents Association and Parish Council to informal talks about Blythe Valley Park (BVP) planning application.


12 Jul

Following a meeting with Council officers I can reports as follows: CAR PARKING: I have reported previously the offer by Barny McElholm, from Elegant Homes, to create some 40+ new spaces in the existing car park of Garden Squares East, to allow ...

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Mr & Mrs Wright’s Wedding Highlights 

26 Aug

Mr Mrs Wright's Wedding Highlights from Elizabeth Blunt on Vimeo .

Review: Nourishing Noodles 

21 Aug

Everyone has been at it for months if not longer and yet I am new to the spiralising party, but hey, better late than never.

Wedding Enquiry Form 

19 Aug

First Name * Surname * Telephone * Email Address * Preferred Wedding Date * Additional Dates Times * Additional Requiremnts * Request a wedding brochure Arrange a tour of the hotel Subscribe to wedding mailing list Nuthurst Grange Hotel 19 Aug

This year we invite you to share this important time of the year in good company at Nuthurst Grange.

Review: Folkington’s Presses 

16 Aug

This time of year is when I want something thirst-quenching but with flavour, that’s refreshing but won’t leave me even thirstier than how I began.

Foodies Festival – Birmingham 

12 Aug

June saw the return of Foodies Festival in Birmingham back in its residence of Cannon Hill Park.

Review: Caffe Concerto – Grand Central 

9 Aug

Photo: Word In Veg Ways The trains are almost incidental at Grand Central Birmingham , it is all about the food there these days! Or at least that is the way I see it.

Culinary Captures – July 2016 

31 Jul

With summer holiday breaks, birthdays and other fun things going on, if you’re like me, no doubt you’ve been trying to maximise those sunny days when they happen and try to get out and about! So, if you’re wondering what’s new or just want an...

Review: Allergen Free Bread & Cakes 

27 Jul

I probably take bread and its inner fluffy pillowness and crusty exterior for granted, based on the fact I could eat it by the barrow load and not have any side effects.

Review: Spanish Feasting at Amantia 

18 Jul

Noting that a number of my Facebook comrades show a lot of love towards Amantia in Birmingham, I was pleased when an opportunity came my way to see for myself what it is that draws them back there time after time.

Affordable Wedding Venue Warwickshire 

16 Jul

Since its purchase in 2006, Nuthurst Grange has matured in to a favoured wedding venue and, with each passing year, we welcome an ever increasing number of brides and grooms who choose to share their special day with us.

Extended Wedding Facilities Suite Warwickshire 

16 Jul

The evolution of Nuthurst Grange as an iconic Solihull wedding venue continues with the exciting refurbishment and expansion of the Packwood Suite.

Hotel Grounds Image Gallery 

16 Jul

Nuthurst Grange Hotel 16 Jul

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Nuthurst Grange Dining Experience 

15 Jul

We are proud to have Head Chef, Andrew Glover, working at the helm of our kitchen, here at Nuthurst Grange.

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Traffic Alert: Motorway users warned of long delays following accident 

25 Aug

DRIVERS have been warned of long delays on the M6 around Birmingham following an accident between a car and a van.

Fit-out firm receives £35m boost from Solihull’s booming property sector 

22 Aug

THE recent growth in Solihulls commercial property sector has handed a £35m boost to office fit-out specialist Overbury.

£140m-turnover group adds Castle Bromwich site 

17 Aug

INDEPENDENT builders\' merchant EH Smith has continued its investment in its branch network with the acquisition of a site in Castle Bromwich.

Software company relocates to larger offices after expansion 

15 Aug

A FINANCIAL services software provider is relocating to larger offices in Solihull after strong growth.

Wavenet undergoes £35m MBO 

15 Aug

Solihull communications firm backed by Beech Tree Private Equity and RBS to continue acquisition spree...

Birmingham Airport appoints RBH for marketing push 

15 Aug

Meriden-based agency wins brief to create new video and products for World Routes Conference...

Enterprise Inns cheered by by trading performance 

11 Aug

PUBCO Enterprise Inns has reported a near 2% increase in the trading performance of its leased and tenanted businesses.

Wine firm minted after £1.5m funding deal leads to HQ move 

10 Aug

SOLIHULL-based wine merchants Budge Brands has selected one of Birminghams most famous industrial sites as the location of its new head office.

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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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Organisational Structure chart for adult and children Services 

26 Aug

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to brady spencer on 26 August 2016 .

Household rubbish deposited, 25th August 

25 Aug

Household rubbish, old carpets, etc recently deposited on walkway next to Whale Tankers.

Lots of household rubbish deposited, 25th August 

25 Aug

Lots of household rubbish deposited, appears to be as a result of home improvements Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Ravenshaw Lane, Solihull Report on FixMyStreet...

Hackney Licensed Drivers & Vehicles 

25 Aug

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Sam on 25 August 2016 .

Playground budgets and closures 

25 Aug

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Julie Parmenter on 25 August 2016 .

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  • Saint Martin's School – Park Avenue, Solihull

     on flickr 25 Mar 16
    I took a detour away from Malvern Park in Solihull, and found myself on Park Avenue.

    These buildings are now part of Saint Martin’s School.
    Nursery – Sixth Form
    Girls’ Independent School

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