Football club forced to cancel matches after travellers camp on pitch


A football club has been forced to cancel matches after travellers moved on to its pitch – leaving a trail of destruction. Around 40 caravans set up camp at Wake Green FC, off Drawbridge Road, on Monday morning after a padlock was reportedly broken. They left the club site, which is used for matches by…

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Solihull Mayor meets recipients of Queen’s Honours


On Tuesday 17th April, The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis, welcomed recipients of the Queen’s Honours in the Solihull Council Civic Suite. In recognition of their recently received honours, Charlie Fogarty MBE, Ian Carnell MBE and Andrew Ready MBE were all invited for tea with the Mayor to celebrate their achievements. The Mayor said:…

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IM Group plans head office move


Property group IM is to relocate its head office to Solihull. The company, which is currently based in Coleshill, is moving around 250 staff to the Fore Business Park as a result of the new HS2 line passing through the site of its existing HQ. A purpose-built campus, including offices and a training academy, is…

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Solihull grandmother raises almost £300,000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice


A Solihull grandmother has raised an incredible £292,583 for charity in memory of her grandson and husband, towards Acorns Children’s Hospice. Jean Fewins and her husband John were motivated to support the charity and its work caring for life-limited and life-threatened children, after their grandson Sam passed at the charity’s hospice in 1991. The couple…

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New chemotherapy unit at Solihull Hospital set to open


Solihull Hospital’s new £2.2 million chemotherapy unit is set to welcome its first patients during May. Staff are moving onto the site after four months of refurbishment work converted an empty unit into a fantastic modern new facility. The unit, which will improve provision for cancer patients, will be known as the Solihull Haematology and…

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Success for Question Time-style events about crime


Question Time-style events, giving Solihull residents the chance to quiz officials about crime and public safety issues, are set to be held every three months. Previous public meetings, held in both Kingshurst and Knowle, were packed out by members of the public who wanted to put their questions to representatives from West Midlands Police and…

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Man arrested outside Birmingham Airport after ‘threatening to shoot bus passengers’


A man was arrested at Birmingham Airport after bus passengers were threatened with being shot. Firearms officers detained a 30-year-old man outside the airport early on Sunday morning (22nd April) after bus users were reportedly threatened. According to a tweet posted by Firearms Operations, a man claimed he would shoot members of the public travelling…

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Man found dead in lake at Elmdon Park


A man has been found dead at a Solihull park. Officers found a man’s body in the lake at Elmdon Park, just off Tanhouse Farm Road, early this morning. The pensioner, thought to be in his 90s, was reported as a missing person around an hour before his body was located. His family have been…

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New homes plan for former police station


A plan to demolish Shirley Police Station on Stratford Road and build 32 homes in its place is set for approval, despite concerns from neighbours. The application is scheduled to go before Solihull Council’s planning committee on Wednesday 25th April. Proposals are for a mix of one and two-bedroom dwellings and associated car parking. The…

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Full statement from Jaguar Land Rover – 1,000 jobs to go at Solihull plant


Around 1,000 agency staff are to be told they are no longer required at Jaguar Land Rover’s plant in Solihull today. The luxury car manufacturer is holding meetings throughout the day with staff regarding operations at the Lode Lane site. The move has been prompted by a drop in demand for diesel cars and Brexit,…

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