Three more Solihull schools in line for parking ban zones

Strict traffic restrictions are set to be imposed around three more Solihull schools as part of efforts to tackle problem parking and air pollution. Clifton Crescent (Widney Juniors), Windrush Close (St Andrew’s School), and Wayside (near Marston Green Juniors) are being considered for the next stage of the council’s much-publicised School Streets project. Road chiefs…

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Chernobyl Children’s Project marks 20 years since first Solihull Group arrival

On Saturday (20 July), twelve 13 and 14-year-olds arrived in Solihull from Belarus, accompanied by a doctor, interpreter and a student. They have all suffered various cancers including; thyroid, sarcoma, leukemia, kidney, neuroblastoma and lymphoma, and have been in remission for between 18 months to 3 years. The children, who have never been abroad before,…

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Police appeal after man seriously injured in Shirley collision

Solihull Police are appealing for information following a serious collision on Stratford Road in Shirley at 11.30pm last night (Thursday 18 July). The collision involved a black Ford Fiesta and a red Audi A3 on the roundabout at the junction with Marshall Lake Road. A 65-year-old man from the Audi was taken to hospital with…

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Muslim cemetery plan back on the table in Catherine-de-Barnes for the fourth time

Contentious plans to create a Muslim cemetery in Solihull’s green belt have once again been brought forward. Back in 2015, councillors had thrown out proposals for a dedicated burial ground at Woodhouse Farm in Catherine-de-Barnes. Four years on, a fresh application for the wedge of open space – the fourth in total to have been…

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Smith’s Wood Academy pupil has flowerbed design planted in Malvern Park

Tamzin Clarke, a pupil from Smith’s Wood Academy, has had her design planted in flowers after winning the annual Love Solihull flowerbed design competition. The competition was in partnership with the Royal British Legion and their ‘Thank You’ campaign, which last year marked 100 years since the end of World War One. More than 300…

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Man jailed for fraud against Solihull Council

A former employee of Solihull Council has today (17 July) been sentenced to three years in prison for fraudulently obtaining money to a value of £75,000. Wesley Roberts, from Coventry, pleaded guilty to charges under the Fraud Act 2006 at an earlier hearing on 29 April at Birmingham Crown Court. Roberts was employed as the…

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HS2 reveals designs for ‘Automated People Mover’

HS2 has revealed designs for its Automated People Mover – a driver-less transport system that will connect the Interchange Station with new stops at Birmingham Airport, Birmingham International Station and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). Today, HS2 unveiled the visuals for its new people mover at the first of a series of events to share…

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Fines issued for people dropping cigarette ends in Solihull town centre

Dozens of fines have been doled out to people dropping cigarette ends in Solihull town centre. Back in February a new team of privately-contracted wardens began to patrol the area as part of a crackdown on litter and dog-fouling. Forty one on-the-spot penalties, of £100 each, had been issued by mid-May, with all but one…

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Jaguar Land Rover donates £15,000 to Betel UK charity

Jaguar Land Rover Solihull recently spent some time with Betel UK, who help adults suffering from severe drug and alcohol addiction and homelessness. JLR employees chose Betel to receive a donation from their Motorvate fund to support the great work they’re doing to help restore broken lives. Jaguar Land Rover donated £15,000 which Betel will…

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Taste Collective set to tempt Solihull shoppers

IM Properties (IMP) has secured planning to create an exciting new food and beverage offering in Mell Square Shopping Centre, Solihull, as part of its vision for a more vibrant town centre. A new immersive eating experience called ‘Taste Collective’ will replace the existing Costa Coffee unit in the outdoor shopping centre. Costa, still proving…

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