Jaguar Land Rover employees donate life-saving Discovery Sport to FastAid

Employees at Jaguar Land Rover have this month donated a new Land Rover Discovery Sport to Birmingham based first aid responders, FastAid. The life-saving vehicle is the 20th to be handed over to good causes across the Midlands and Merseyside thanks to a unique employee driven charity which has also donated £244,500 to local community…

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Action to tackle anti-social cycling in Solihull

Concerns over some young cyclists riding in a reckless or selfish manner could see a new training course rolled out to secondary schools across Solihull, in an effort to tackle the problem. The session, which has been piloted at the Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst, is designed to reduce anti-social behaviour linked with bikes. It comes…

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Coach company boosts funds for local cancer charity

A runner has received a £250 boost to his fundraising efforts for a local cancer charity thanks to National Express. The UK’s largest coach operator has supported the fundraising efforts of senior manager, Mark Hollis, who ran the Cheltenham Half Marathon for Solihull-based Breast Cancer Haven, after hearing of his close friend’s battle with the…

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Major new medical centre approved in Marston Green

A “much needed” new medical centre is to be built in Marston Green, despite fears that the scheme could set a dangerous precedent for green belt development. Solihull Council’s planning committee has this week given unanimous approval to plans to demolish Oliver House, in Ivy Lodge Close, and erect a purpose-built facility, bringing various services…

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Hundreds back call for Solihull bus shelter

More than 200 residents have backed calls for an extra bus shelter in Solihull town centre, amid concerns about an obvious need along the busy parade. At present there is only a simple stop sign for those waiting to catch the No 5 from Station Road – the town’s main public transport mall. Cllr Ken…

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Housing scheme approved in Shirley despite overcrowding fears

A major new development has been approved by Solihull planners, despite lingering concerns that the new residents would be crammed in. Permission has been granted for the mixed-use scheme, including 242 flats and houses and a Nissan dealers, at The Green, in Shirley. Developer M 7 Real Estate has also received outline planning permission for…

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Solihull Moors: National League leaders begin work on stadium to meet EFL rules

National League leaders Solihull Moors are to improve their Damson Park home to meet Football League requirements. A club statement said the work will be undertaken over three phases and will be completed by July 2020. The first phase includes installing a 1,131 capacity all-seater stand before Moors’ FA Trophy quarter-final at home to Telford…

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Solihull Council launches pilot scheme to reduce littering

In an effort to reduce the amount of littering and dog fouling in the borough, Solihull Council is launching a new environmental enforcement scheme. The two year trial, run in partnership with contractor NSL, starts on Friday 22 February. It will see Environmental Enforcement Officers (EEOs) wearing body cameras and patrolling the town centre with…

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Thieves are preying on lone women drivers in Solihull with this new trick

People are being warned to be vigilant after details of a new trick by heartless thieves have been revealed. The new scam involves con artists knocking on car windows of women drivers and asking for directions then stealing their handbags from the passenger seat once the window is wound down. “I wanted to warn your…

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Appeal following two car collision in Shirley

Police are currently investigating following a two-car collision on Yardley Wood Road, Shirley just before 10am this morning (14 February). A man in his 70s was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he remains in a stable condition. A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and…

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