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BID manager Melanie Palmer

New BID manager will make every levy count

Just five weeks into the job, Melanie Palmer is already implementing a face-to-face survey for all 468 members

Local family launch organic baby shop

SOLIHULL Council Environmental Champion Trish Willetts has packed it all in to follow her dreams of opening a baby shop with her daughters.

Man changes plea in Hampton-in-Arden robbery case

A SECOND man has finally admitted taking part in an attempted armed robbery at Hampton-in-Arden’s post office.

It’s fun all the way as Touchwood celebrates

THERE were celebrations all round as Touchwood marked its 10th birthday last weekend.

Paranoia over a simple snap

PEOPLE like to get in a panic about surveillance equipment and the so-called Big Brother society.

Mobile yobs

RECENTLY while waiting in the centre of Acocks Green beside a pedestrian crossing for a 37 bus to Solihull three cars stopped at the crossing within the space of five minutes with the drivers chatting away on their mobiles.

£1m price tag for cameras

CASH-strapped Solihull Council has spent over £1m on CCTV cameras in a three-year period, new figures reveal.

Bags of blues from the Tribe

  • BBC

MUSIC fans don’t get the blues when they go along to The Big Blues Tribe’s gigs – they have a rollicking good time instead.

Village alert

THE campaign by Dorridge Residents opposed to Village Superstore (DROVS) against the size of the proposed supermarket in Dorridge is gathering momentum.

Out of order

POOR performance over last year by management at the Heart of England Foundation NHS Trust explains why the Care Quality Commission Audit has downgraded them from excellent/good to fair.

Fury over pool

I WOULD like to express my continual disgust at the farce which is Solihull Leisure Centre.

Big Brother’s park

SINCE the 70s, I have visited the nature reserve that backs onto Elmdon Park.

Upbeat Clegg targets values

‘OUR values are the values of the people of Solihull’ that’s the verdict of Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg after recently enjoying a successful tour of the borough.

German band play

A BAND are travelling all the way from Germany to perform at a Shirley pub.

A Shaw thing

TWENTY-three-year-old Joanne Shaw-Taylor is already a veteran on the blues circuit, having first picked up a guitar at the age of 13.


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