Balfour Beatty start work on highways maintenance in Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire

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Balfour Beatty has started work on a seven year highways maintenance contract for Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Coventry City Council and Warwickshire County Council. The contract was awarded to Balfour Beatty in February 2016 and has the option to extend for a further three years. A spokesperson from SMBC said “Working in partnership with the…

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Funding awarded by NSP for schemes bringing jobs, training and business opportunities to North Solihull

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Eight local organisations have been awarded funding by the North Solihull Partnership (NSP) for schemes that will bring jobs, training and business opportunities to the area. The NSP invests around £150,000 every year by inviting local community and voluntary organisations to bid for grants for initiatives that can directly benefit and improve the economic prospects…

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Solihull welcomes new Mayor

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Councillor Mike Robinson was invested as the new and 63rd Mayor of Solihull at the Annual Council Meeting on Tuesday 17th May. Elected to Solihull in 2004, Councillor Robinson has represented the Castle Bromwich ward for the last 12 years and has served on many Council committees over this period. The Mayor will be supported…

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Man remains in critical condition after three-car collision in Olton

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A man remains in a critical condition in hospital today after a three-car collision in Olton last night. Emergency services were called to a RTC on Warwick Road near the junction with Reservoir Road around 8:45pm (Friday 20th May). A local resident reported: “Warwick Road is closed due to a collision involving three cars. “One…

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Solihull teenager drowns in tragic Turkey holiday swimming accident

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A teenager from Solihull has died in Turkey whilst swimming on holiday with friends. Subhan Khan drowned on Wednesday 18th May during a short three-day trip, according to a relative who lives in Pakistan. The Foreign Office has confirmed they are supporting the family of a British man who died in the Aegean coastal resort…

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Solihull’s new Turtle Bay restaurant announce ‘Pay As You Feel’ opening day to raise funds for local Marie Curie Hospice

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Solihull’s new Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay – set to open at the end of this month – is partnering with the local charity Marie Curie Hospice. On Tuesday 31st May, the first official day of trading for the restaurant, diners will only be asked to pay whatever they think their food is worth….

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More illegal off-road bikes seized in the Solihull borough

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Solihull Police executed warrants on Friday (20th May) to deal with illegal bikes in the borough – four quads and one bike have been seized and seven people are currently in custody for various offences. A spokesperson for Solihull Police said: “We are today taking further action against people who cause anti-social behaviour by using…

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Community intelligence helps police and partners tackle illegal off-road bikes in Solihull

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Over the last month police and partners across Solihull have worked hard to reduce the number of illegal bikes and quads using the roads. Not only are these bikes responsible for anti-social behaviour across the borough, they are often driven dangerously causing a risk to other road users and pedestrians. Many of the bikes are…

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Construction underway for Carluccio’s Italian restaurant in Solihull

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Mell Square is to get a giant Carluccio’s restaurant as part of wide-ranging plans to transform Solihull town centre. The Italian restaurant, which already has venues in Brindleyplace and Grand Central, will front a new four-storey building at Mell Square shopping centre. It replaces former Thomas Cook and Johnson’s Dry Cleaners stores, which have been…

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‘Waterspout’ tornado capsizes sea cadet kayaks at sailing event in Olton

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It has been reported that a ‘waterspout’ tornado appeared during a sailing event at Olton Mere this afternoon (14th May) capsizing kayaks which resulted in local sea cadets being thrown out of their boats. Sue, a sea cadet’s mum and member of Olton Mere Sailing Club, said: “I was at the Shirley Sea Cadets 60th…

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