New road safety facilities in Berkswell for local horse riders

Solihull Council has installed a new push button to the Nailcote Lane traffic signals to help horse riders cross the narrow railway bridge in Berkswell. The push button is positioned high up so that it can be reached from horseback and local horse rider Louise Wiseman helped to determine its positioning. The signals feature above…

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Solihull shows its Paralympic spirit at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre

On Wednesday 28th September, people from across the borough took part in the Solihull Gets Active games which were opened by Mayor of Solihull Councillor Mike Robinson at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre. The event saw 91 people living with disabilities have a go at a variety of activities – including tennis, boxing, archery and cycling….

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Balsall Common estate agent scoops Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2016

On Friday night (7th October) Harv Hawkins was awarded the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2016 at The Glee Club. Standing in front of an enthusiastic audience he was presented with his award by comedy legend Jasper Carrott. The Balsall Common-based comedian – who by day works as an estate agent – has been…

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Bishop Wilson School raised a cuppa to Macmillan Cancer Support

On Friday 30th September, Bishop Wilson C of E Primary School in Chelmsley Wood enjoyed a morning of sweet treats and cups of tea in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support – raising an impressive £1,289.23 for the charity. Local residents, parents and staff went along to support the event as part of Macmillan’s national coffee…

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Solihull Walk-in Centre on Lode Lane to close this month

On 29th October 2016, the Solihull walk-in service is relocating from the Lode Lane site to inside Solihull Hospital alongside the Minor Injuries Unit. This move is part of the next steps toward the development of an Urgent Care Centre in Solihull. From Friday 28th October 2016, the temporary building that houses the Walk-in Centre…

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Work starts on new care home in Chelmsley Wood

Building work has started on a brand new residential and nursing home in Chelmsley Wood. Working alongside Solihull Council and the North Solihull Partnership, Runwood Homes Group will be building and then running the 73 bed home for older people with dementia – which should be open towards the end of next year. Solihull Council…

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Two arrested and police officer injured following multiple collision in Solihull

Earlier today (Monday 3rd October) police were called to the ESSO petrol station on Coventry Road in Solihull, following reports of a suspected fuel theft and a collision between a Blue Toyota Yaris and a White Citroen DS. A passenger from the Citroen, a 27-year-old pregnant woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Her…

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Solihull paedophile jailed for historical sex offences

A Solihull paedophile has been jailed for 22 years after being found guilty of historical sex offences. Alan Read, aged 62 from Colesbourne Road, was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court last week (Wednesday 30th September) after an eight day trial, where a jury unanimously found him guilty of 15 counts of rape, attempted rape and…

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Hampton Manor awarded Michelin star

Hampton Manor in Solihull has been awarded a Michelin star in the Michelin Guide 2017. The highly respected Peel’s Restaurant at the hotel in Hampton-in-Arden has been working towards gaining a star for some time. A family-run 15-bedroom country house hotel – which used to be home to Sir Robert Peel – is set in…

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Off-duty nurse saved man’s life while out shopping at Touchwood – then looked after him in hospital

A nurse who saved the life of a great-grandad whilst out shopping, then went on to care for him at the hospital where she works, has been given a special award by her bosses. Kelly King watched in horror as James Cooper collapsed in Costa at Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull, and leapt into action…

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