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Solihull NHS staff feel overworked, underpaid and unwell, a survey revealed 

19 Apr

SOLIHULL NHS staff are struggling to cope with ‘work related stress’ and understaffing, NHS figures show.


Royal Warwickshire Regiment captain buried with full military honours a century after his death 

19 Apr

A solider killed while serving with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment during the First World War has received a full military service.


REACTION: Councillors, union leaders and politicians have say on Jaguar Land Rover job losses 

19 Apr

COUNCILLORS, union leaders and politicians have all had their say on the Jaguar Land Rover job losses.


Stone: It will be ‘bizarre’ to play for Warwickshire against former side Northamptonshire 

19 Apr

WARWICKSHIRE fast-bowler Olly Stone admits it will be a 'bizarre' feeling when he faces his former team-mates from Northamptonshire.


Solihull to complete London Marathon in honour of ‘hero mum’ 

18 Apr

FITNESS fanatic Charlotte Howard will be lining up alongside thousands of others at this weekend’s London Marathon.


Senior anti-terror police chief who lost secret files dismissed from West Midlands Police 

18 Apr

A senior West Midlands Police officer and anti-terror boss who was convicted of failing to safeguard confidential documents has today been dismissed from the fo...


Calls to get involved in the 2018 Solihull Race For Life 

18 Apr

SILHILLIANS are being urged to get their running shoes on and join the fight against cancer.


Rubbish recycling target not being hit by Solihull Council 

18 Apr

True figures are adrift of the 50 per cent target that the local authority had hoped to achieve...


Football match in memory of Solihull man to raise money for mental health charities 

18 Apr

A CHARITY football match will be played in honour of a Solihull man who took his own life ten years ago - and the community is invited.


Tears for Fears cancel appearance at BBC’s Biggest Weekend Coventry on ‘doctor’s orders’ 

18 Apr

TEARS for Fears will no longer appear at the Biggest Weekend in Coventry next month, according to the BBC.


Cyclists called on to join Heart of England Bike Ride 

18 Apr

CYCLISTS are being urged to don their lycra and support the annual Heart of England Bike Ride to raise vital cash for Headway and the Breast Cancer Haven as well as other local causes.


Play-offs still in sight for Solihull Vixens 

18 Apr

SOLIHULL Vixens remain on course to secure a play-off spot in the Women's Elite League following their 6-3 victory over Sheffield Shadows.


Solihull novice gardener battled through harsh winter in memory of her dad Mike Dolby 

18 Apr

A HEARTBROKEN novice gardener has battled through snow, sleet and rain in a bid to renovate a garden in memory of her dad Mike Dolby.


Solihull racer Delves disappointed with opening round results 

17 Apr

SOLIHULL racer Lam Delves began his 2018 British Motostar campaign at Brands Hatch at the weekend where he recorded a ninth and 11th place respectively in his two races.


Two 13-year-olds charged over spate of knifepoint robberies in Solihull 

17 Apr

TWO 13-year-olds have been charged over a spate of knifepoint robberies that took place in Solihull over the Easter period.


Sandbach secure league double over champions Birmingham and Solihull Bees 

17 Apr

CHAMPIONS Birmingham & Solihull Bees suffered just their second Midlands Premier defeat of the campaign at the hands of Sandbach on Saturday.


Adoption Focus given top marks by Ofsted in latest inspection 

17 Apr

ADOPTIVE children and parents being cared for by a Solihull-based agency are in safe hands after it received its third consecutive Outstanding Ofstead rating.


CONFIRMED: Around 1,000 jobs will be cut and 350 workers transferred at Jaguar Land Rover Solihull 

17 Apr

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed around 1,000 agency staff will be cut at its Lode Lane plant in Solihull.


Major union pledges support for Jaguar Land Rover workers facing job losses 

17 Apr

TRADE union Unite says it will be negotiating to retain jobs and support Jaguar Land Rover workers facing unemployment.


Hit West End show to come to Solihull’s Core Theatre with a flash, bang, wallop 

17 Apr

A hit musical is set to come to Solihull’s Core Theatre with a flash, bang, wallop.


West Midlands Police mental health team gets international recognition 

17 Apr

A SPECIALIST emergency response unit which offers immediate assessments to suspected mental health sufferers in the region has been recognised internationally.


Pupils at Solihull School pay tribute to generosity of old boy 

17 Apr

Pupils at Solihull School pay tribute to generosity of old boy.


Shirley runner limbering up for London 10k in memory of wife 

16 Apr

A SHIRLEY runner is limbering up ready to take on the London 10k in honour of his late wife's birthday.


Jaguar Land Rover to cut 1,000 agency jobs at its Solihull plant.  

16 Apr

Car manufacture Jaguar Land Rover, which currently employs 3,200 people at Castle Bromwich and 10,000 at Solihill, has announced that it will not be renewing contracts for around 1,000 agency staff at its Solihull plant.


JLR confirms 1,000 agency staff to go 

16 Apr

Another 360 workers are being transferred to Solihull from the Jaguar factory at Castle Bromwich, the company has said...


Jaguar Land Rover set to cut 1,000 agency staff from Solihull plant 

16 Apr

JAGUAR Land Rover to cut up to 1,000 jobs in Solihull and transfer hundreds of permanent employees, according to reports.


Bordesely Green drug dealer jailed after being found with heroin on the M6 

16 Apr

A BORDESLEY Green drug dealer found with over a million pounds worth of heroin has been jailed for 11 years.


Dorridge Primary School rated Good in first Ofsted inspection 

16 Apr

CELEBRATIONS were in order for pupils, staff and parents at Dorridge Primary School was rated Good following an Ofsted inspection.


Husband of Chelmsley Wood murder victim charged 

16 Apr

A HUSBAND has been charged with the murder of Tracy Stonehouse who was found fatally stabbed in Chelmsley Wood.


Czech connection at Leamington Music Festival Weekend 

16 Apr

The Czech connection will be much in evidence at the Leamington Music Festival Weekend next month.


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