Solihull Mayor flies flag for the forces

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On Monday 20th June, the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mike Robinson, flew the Armed Forces Flag to show the borough’s support for Armed Forces Day – which took place on Saturday 25th June. The Mayor raised the flag in a ceremony at the Solihull Royal British Legion, alongside Jeff Stocks, the Club Chairman and Ken…

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Woman climbed onto roof with child in Balsall Common

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Police are trying to talk a woman down after she climbed onto the roof of a house with her child in Balsall Common. Police, ambulance and fire crews are at the scene and have all been trying to talk the woman down from the roof this morning (Monday 27th June), negotiations are continuing. The A452…

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New Solihull Waitrose store opens

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The new Waitrose store on Homer Road in Solihull town centre opened its doors on Thursday 23rd June. Along with Julian Knight MP and the branch manager Ben Service, two local children – six-year-old Jack from St Alphege Infant and Nursery School and eight-year-old Megan from St Augustine’s Primary School, who had won a competition…

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Solihull MP steps up security in wake of Jo Cox murder

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Solihull MP Julian Knight has stepped up security at his constituency office following the murder of his colleague Jo Cox. The Tory MP said his priority is his office staff and he was been working closely with the police, following Jo’s tragic death last week. Mr Knight said: “We are in close co-operation with West…

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WMG Academy for Young Engineers opening in Chelmsley Wood

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A new academy for engineers of the future is set to open in Chelmsley Wood. The WMG Academy for Young Engineers will be officially opened by political and business leaders on Tuesday 21st June. The academy has been designed to engage students and generate an excitement for the engineering opportunities that will shape the creation…

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New Waitrose store to open in Solihull next week

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Solihull MP Julian Knight will officially unveil the new Waitrose store on Homer Road at 7:30am on Thursday 23rd June. He will join branch manager Ben Service and members of his team in cutting the ribbon and welcoming the store’s first customers. Waitrose Solihull has created 100 jobs and will include meat and fish counters,…

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37 bus service trial sparks anger from passengers

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Bus passengers in Solihull have hit out at trial changes to the 37 bus service which they say went ahead without consulation and has left elderly users at risk. The 37 buses normally stop at Olton railway station but the six-month trial – which began on 29th May – from National Express West Midlands (NX)…

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Kitten travels 300 miles from Birmingham Airport to Cornwall clinging to pilot’s bumper

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A kitten went for the 300-mile ride of its life after clinging to the rear bumper of a Navy helicopter pilot’s BMW on his journey from Birmingham Airport to Cornwall. The hitch-hiker was discovered after the pilot heard a “very quiet meowing” coming from his car the following day. After a thorough search he was…

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Turtle Bay Solihull raise over £3,000 for local Marie Curie Hospice

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New Caribbean restaurant and bar Turtle Bay Solihull have raised £3,100 for the local Marie Curie Hospice with their ‘Pay As You Feel’ opening day. On Tuesday 31st May, diners were asked only to pay whatever they thought their food was worth – Turtle Bay pledged to match the total amount left by customers and…

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Average Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras to be switched on in Birmingham and Solihull

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New ASE cameras will be installed and switched on in Birmingham and Solihull on 18th July 2016, it has been confirmed. A plan to reintroduce camera speed enforcement on the roads of Birmingham and Solihull was formally agreed late last year and now the final preparations are complete, the cameras are ready to be installed…

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