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Residents’ anger over damaged playground closure near Solihull 

24 Sep 18

The playground remains shut for health and safety reasons…


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Anger after phone mast is approved in Shirley 

24 Sep 18

It will be erected on Yardley Wood Road, despite more than 700 objections…


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Free school for Solihull’s autistic children 

21 Sep 18

It could cater for between 80 to 100 pupils, of junior and secondary school age…


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Town ‘not immune’ to child exploitation – warning to Solihull 

20 Sep 18

‘Some of those young people who are being exploited [sexually] are linked to other ways of being exploited…


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Police cuts force officers to ‘prioritise’ crime in Solihull 

19 Sep 18

‘I’ve got to be honest, we can’t do everything’ – police superintendent…


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Harsh winter cost Solihull half-a-million pounds, figures reveal 

18 Sep 18

‘Last winter was one of the worst we have had for many, many years…


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Fears HS2 will cut Solihull communities in two 

17 Sep 18

‘It will be cutting roads, cutting footpaths, but also cutting through the villages.


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No Brexit impact assessment for Solihull 

11 Sep 18

The council said that it was taking regular updates about the possible ramifications…


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Flagship project to enhance wildlife habitats across Solihull 

3 Sep 18

It’s an area equivalent to almost 150 of the largest international football pitches…


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Mobile library service to be axed in Solihull 

31 Aug 18

It had fewer than 300 users between 2017/18…


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Residents “living in fear” of garden grabbing in Solihull 

31 Aug 18

Everybody else is terrified that we are going to have even more developments.


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On patrol with Solihull Street Watch team 

30 Aug 18

Local Democracy Reporter David Irwin went out on patrol in Elmdon to find out more about the Street Watch scheme…


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Weedkiller alleged to cause cancer still being used in Solihull 

30 Aug 18

It is the council’s preferred weed control agent for our weed control programme…


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Uncovering the stories of WW1 heroes from Solihull 

29 Aug 18

Details dug out of the archives have helped highlight hundreds of individual stories about those who were killed in action…


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Solihull secures £10.2m in new transport funding 

29 Aug 18

Cash injection awarded by the West Midlands Combined Authority to support route improvements and work at Solihull station…


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Underground heat network plan for first buildings in Solihull 

10 Aug 18

The council is looking at the possibility of drawing on the heat generated by a water source beneath Tudor Grange Park…


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New home for war memorial stones in Solihull village 

10 Aug 18

The engraved stones, comprising of one central column and 12 tablets, honour the local men who fought in the Boer Wars…


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Warning over future ‘garden grabbing’ in Solihull 

10 Aug 18

‘We don’t want unpleasantness, we want our lovely gardens behind our beautiful homes…


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Domino’s Pizza takeaway gets go ahead in Solihull village despite fears 

9 Aug 18

Around 165 people had objected to the takeaway in Balsall Common…


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Domino’s plans to open a takeaway in this Solihull village – but residents aren’t happy 

6 Aug 18

They say there are already too many hot food outlets on the Balsall Common shopping parade…


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£40m new railway station in Solihull set to be ruled out 

6 Aug 18

It is also estimated that 20m will be needed to revamp the current site…


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HS2 – the great train debate in Solihull 

2 Aug 18

Will the rail link electrify the economy or cause chaos for locals…


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Huge fall in bed-blocking in Solihull 

1 Aug 18

Council officers said they had taken steps to get a grip on the situation…


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‘Massive backlog’ as council struggles to replace faulty wheelie bins across Solihull 

31 Jul 18

Frustrated residents given supply of bin bags while they wait…


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Pedestrian crossing survey of accident-hit Solihull road delayed 

30 Jul 18

Assessment has been held up due to high demand for its road safety team…


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Parking charge changes could “harm Solihull village”, claim 

27 Jul 18

There has been a backlash from residents and traders over plans to scrap two hour free parking…


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Metro route plans tens of millions over budget – forecast warning 

27 Jul 18

The Brierley Hill metro extension and the Birmingham to Solihull route are currently exhibiting ‘cost pressures…


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The West Midlands is one of the best places in UK for bin collections 

26 Jul 18

Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Dudley and Wolverhampton have weekly collections while they are fortnightly at Coventry and Walsall…


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Major parking headache in Solihull villages 

26 Jul 18

Roads are being clogged up by commuters…


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Parking charge plan leads to councillor quitting Tory group in Solihull 

25 Jul 18

He confirmed that he had resigned from the Conservative group as a matter of principle…


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Fears over increased traffic on ‘dangerous’ Solihull road 

23 Jul 18

I have nearly been killed walking along that.


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Impose height limit for new homes, say Solihull villagers 

23 Jul 18

Houses should not extend beyond two and a half storeys – call…


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People are getting ‘very disturbed’ about HS2 plans in Solihull 

23 Jul 18

There is still significant uncertainty surrounding the multi-billion pound rail project…


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Cameras for fly-tipping hot spots across Solihull 

20 Jul 18

Four devices will be moved around the borough to watch for fly-tippers…


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Garage sites considered for new homes across Solihull 

17 Jul 18

Though developing the sites for new-builds can be ‘problematic…


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New town centre bank plan approved in Solihull 

16 Jul 18

The new bank is set to open on the High Street…


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Investigation into devastating flooding in Solihull underway 

12 Jul 18

It may be some time before residents get any answers…


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Huge rise in pothole damage insurance claims across Solihull 

12 Jul 18

It is costing the council tens of thousands of pounds…


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Huge cost revealed of faulty wheelie bins across Solihull 

11 Jul 18

And there are tens of thousands of bins that still might need replacing…


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Here’s how Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country MPs voted on Heathrow’s third runway 

26 Jun 18

See how West Midlands MPs voted when the Commons approved plans for a third runway at Heathrow…


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£250k put aside for ‘under pressure’ services in Solihull 

25 Jun 18

It will be allocated to areas where work is ‘desperately needed…


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Major survey of Solihull’s roads for £2 million safety projects 

21 Jun 18

More than 90 miles of highways in close proximity to the HS2 rail line are to covered by the survey…


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Heated debate as tempers rise over recycling rate in Solihull 

20 Jun 18

A green smiley face had been stuck next to figures which showed a slight dip in figures…


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Warning issued over bogus bins in Solihull 

20 Jun 18

Questions were raised about an odd-looking bin which had appeared…


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Forty-one flats set to be created inside Solihull town centre office building 

18 Jun 18

The proposals would see the entire three-storey office building turned over to residential use…


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Thousands of motorists fined for driving in bus lanes in Solihull 

18 Jun 18

Nearly 4,000 motorists were caught and fines collected totalled 81,569…


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‘Gigantic’ block of flats in Solihull suburb thrown out by planners 

14 Jun 18

It would have replaced one house with five apartments…


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Government and trade unions welcome Jaguar Land Rover investment in Solihull 

13 Jun 18

Decision to shift production of the Discovery to Slovakia is part of plan to secure the future of the Solihull plant…


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Hundreds in protest against ‘garden-grabbing’ plan in Solihull 

12 Jun 18

There are plans bulldoze a detached home and build five flats on the land…


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Jaguar Land Rover shifting Discovery production to Slovakia is ‘deeply concerning’ 

12 Jun 18

Solihull MP is worried about Jaguar Land Rover announcement but welcomes future investment in car plant…