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Solihull MP slams £65M plan for M42 service station

Huge project is 'at the wrong time and in the wrong place'

Smith's Wood teacher wins top award

Sean Catford, UK school sales director at Pearson UK and Ellie Ellis, head of Religious Education at Smiths Wood Sports Sport College and winner of the Pearson Prize for Pupil Impact.
A Smith's Wood teacher has been awarded a top education award for her efforts towards encouraging more pupils to achieve better grades in Religious Education.

Solihull students give a cash boost to Gambia school

Students from the Sixth Form College with Gambian schoolchildren.
Solihull students, just returned from a volunteer trip to a school in Gambia, have raised more than £8,000 to support the project.

Rosie Lamb opens Santa's grotto in memory of her hero soldier dad

Melissa Lamb, Rosie Lamb, Arabella Arkwright and Raymond Lennox from Hatton Adventure World.
A five-year-old Hatton Adventure World regular has officially opened Santa's Grotto in memory of her hero soldier dad.

West Midland commuters angry as train pain strikes again

Commuters waiting on a platform
Network Rail has admitted it is still not confident the problems on the Stratford to Snow Hill line which goes through Solihull have been fixed.

People Like Us: Chelmsley Wood residents braced for backlash over BBC3 show

(Clockwise from top left) Mary Lodhi, Andrea Riley, Martin Psciuk and Sue Johnson
The Benefits Street-style show's first series was recorded in Manchester and sparked complaints it made its stars look 'fat, drunk and destitute'.
Sarah and David Nankivell

Everything is going to be great on Solihull couple's anniversary

Sarah and David Nankivell, who are part of the Unlimited Voices choir, will be performing the Bryan Adams' hit Everything I Do, at Birmingham Town Hall on February 1.

Agony of man desperate for move from a 12th floor flat

Craig Rimell in his 12th floor flat at Wedgewood House
Craig Rimell is desperate to be moved from his high-rise tower block in Forth Drive, Kingshurst.

Axe-threatened Solihull Child Contact Centre in 'use us' appeal

Solihull Child Contact Centre, which is under threat.
Client numbers have plunged at the Solihull Child Contact Centre in New Road, sparking fears for its future.
Match-winner Omar Bogle giving the Brackley defence plenty of problems.

Solihull Moors 1 Brackley Town 0

Games between Solihull and Brackley have always been close affairs

King Henry stars as Barons enjoy wild 16-goal weekend

Frantic goalmouth action as Solihull Barons clash with Widnes Wild.
On Saturday the Bristol Street Motors Solihull Barons travelled north to Cheshire and brought home two points.

Birmingham & Solihull Bees 14 Ampthill & District 31: Battling Bees give Ampthill hard time

Birmingham and Solihull Bees coach Henno Venter praised the battling spirit and ferocious tackling shown by his players as they lost out to an experienced Ampthill side.
Wicked The Musical

A round-up of the best comedy, music, theatre and exhibitions, July 22-23

Highlights include Wicked: Birmingham Hippodrome, and Daryl Hall and John Oates: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Birmingham School Proms: 30 more pictures - is your school among them?

Iris, Dylan and Charlotte from Four Dwellings Academy which held its prom at Harborne Golf Club.
Photos from Acocks Green,Castle Vale, Kings Norton, Great Barr, Walsall, Castle Bromwich, Solihull and more

Birdland Park and Gardens is a beaky blinder!

A pelican watches a gull swooping in for a fish dish at Birdland Park and Gardens
Graham Young visits a truly fowl attraction in the heart of the Cotswolds
Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond return to the UK

Solihull Top Gear star Richard Hammond forced to hide from Argentinian mob in hotel

Pictures show shaken TV stars returning to Britain after fleeing from South American country

Witness in Oscar Pistorius trial 'heard screams' on night Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead

Oscar Pistorius is watched by June Steenkamp, right, the mother of Reeva Steenkamp, as he arrives for his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Evidence came on the first day of Paralympian’s highly-anticipated trial in South Africa

Hague warns Russia over Ukraine

Foreign secretary William Hague
Foreign Secretary says there will be 'consequences' if Russia does not pull back over Ukraine confrontation

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