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Caroline Spelman MP

Battle begins for YOUR vote in General Election

The General Election campaign has begun and this week Cathrina Hulse and Annette Belcher take a look at the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Solihull and Meriden

Stephanie Bottrill

M6 death grandma blamed Government in her suicide note

Stephanie Bottrill, 52, said she felt "anxious and stressed" about having to move house because of the controversial benefit changes before the tragedy.

Minister speaks out at funeral of tragic Stephanie Bottrill

The son of a Kinghurst grandmother who took her own life over the bedroom tax has been praised by a local minister for speaking out about the benefit changes

Mell Square, Solihull

Mum of two goes on desperate shoplifting spree after government's bedroom tax

A desperate mum-of-two from Solihull went on a shoplifting spree to support her family after being hit by the bedroom tax

Kingshurst woman killed on M6 was worried about bedroom tax

A Kingshurst grandmother killed on the M6 motorway left a suicide note blaming the Government for her death

Solihull advice service braces itself for busy month following benefit changes.

EXTRA staff and volunteers have been drafted in to help cope with an expected 25 per cent increase in the number of enquires Solihull Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) will take following a radical overhaul of the benefit system.

David Jamieson

Concern over Solihull Council housing rent increase

Council housing tenants will see an increase in their rent from next month

Solihull Council

Solihull council tenants facing rent rise of 4.98 per cent

Council housing tenants will see an increase in their rent from next month

Citizens Advice dealing with thousands of inquiries as some Solihull residents struggle to even afford food

CASH-strapped Solihull residents are going hungry so they can pay off their debts, Solihull Citizens Advice Bureau has revealed.


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