Solihull Post Office earmarked for closure

Solihull Post Office in the town centre could be closed after 50 years and relocated within WH Smith. The Mell Square post office is included on a list of 74 designated for closure across the UK. A public consultation will be held in the new year.

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Up to 400 more agency staff to go as JLR announce jobs cull in Solihull

Hundreds of agency staff working at Jaguar Land Rover are set to be axed in the New Year, it has been revealed. JLR has today announced “changes to its production schedule” and, with manufacturing of its Discovery moving to Slovakia in February, job losses have been confirmed. Both JLR employees and agency staff have been…

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Michelin starred chef Andy Waters leaves Resorts World with ‘immediate effect’

Resorts World has announced that Andy Waters is to leave with immediate effect. The Michelin starred chef has run his eponymous restaurant at the entertainment venue next to the NEC since it opened in 2015. Andy had most recently been working with Resorts World to prepare for the opening of a new rooftop bar and…

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Terrifying new trick ruthless carjackers are using to steal vehicles

A Solihull dad was stabbed after carjackers tricked him into stopping his vehicle with his daughter inside on a quiet country lane. The robbers lay in wait on Bickenhill Lane in Catherine-de-Barnes after scattering several wheelie bins across the road – forcing motorists out of their vehicles to move them. When the dad stopped a…

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‘Sprint’ bus services challenge between Birmingham and Solihull

Solihull’s road chiefs have said that the challenge of introducing a new “sprint” bus service between Birmingham and the borough “should not be underestimated”. Next week councillors will discuss the plans for a “rapid transit route”, linking Birmingham city centre with the airport and Solihull town centre. A council report says that the tram-style services…

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Knowle Library’s courtyard scheme launched

The proposals to improve Knowle Library’s courtyard will be on show within the library from 1st to 15th December. On Saturday 8th December, from 10am until 1pm, members of the Knowle Society and library staff will be on hand to talk to local people and library users about the plans. The project to transform the…

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Woman found guilty of housing fraud

A woman who applied to buy a Solihull Council property has been found guilty of fraud by false representation. Donna Pring was found guilty by a jury at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday 21st November and will be sentenced on 13th December following pre-sentencing reports. Ms Pring was a Solihull Community Housing tenant and applied…

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Drunken neighbour from hell threatened to ‘slice up’ residents after booze session

A drunken Solihull neighbour from hell is facing jail for threatening to ‘slice up’ residents after downing seven pints. Timothy Coldwell told them: “I am going to kill you all” after returning to his flat following several days away to find police had been inside. He unleashed a torrent of expletives inside the property before…

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Speeding driver who killed young woman in horror crash after 80mph police chase is jailed

A driver who killed a young woman from Solihull, when he crashed into her car during an 80mph police chase, has been jailed for six years and six months. Brandon Daniels, 20, was at the wheel of an Audi A3 which was being pursued by officers when it smashed into a Volkswagen Golf on Kingsland…

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Solihull BID Excellence Awards winners revealed

Outstanding employees and innovative companies were given their moment in the spotlight at the annual Solihull BID Excellence Awards 2018. Hundreds of people attended the red-carpet awards ceremony on Thursday 22nd November at the St Johns Hotel. The event was sponsored by Touchwood, Solihull College & University Centre, Phoebus Software and BNP Paribas. The Excellence…

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