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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

MP hails new 640-place uni tech college in Chelmsley Wood

A new university technical college will be opening in Chelmsley Wood next year.

Caroline Spelman

Meriden MP blames Trust after latest delay to plans for care centre

Meriden MP Caroline Spelman is demanding answers after plans for a new urgent care centre at Solihull Hospital have been delayed for a third time.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb

Fairer funding campaign for schools is taken to top

A Campaign calling for fairer funding for schools in Solihull has made its way to Government level.

Catherine-de-Barnes residents vent anger at plans for giant M42 service station

Residents packed Catherine-de-Barnes village hall to condemn plans for a giant M42 service station earmarked for ancient woodland.

Santa visits to children in Marston Green and Chelmsley Wood have been saved following an appeal in the Solihull News.

That was the year that was - the highlights and lows

From a randy rodent to thieves stealing from grieving families, we take a look back at some of the highlights of 2014.

Solihull MP slams £65M plan for M42 service station

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

The travellers camped on land at Chadwick End, Solihull

Solihull villagers erupt in anger after travellers' arrival to Chadwick End

Travellers arrived in Chadwick End in 16 caravans after gaining entry to the privately-owned field which lies behind the village hall and playground.

Aeroplanes landing at Birmingham International Airport as seen from Bickenhill

MP demanding a halt to airport flight path trials

Caroline Spelman has demanded the Transport Secretary calls a halt to flight path trials across Meriden.


Campaigners urge review over flight path noise row

Angry residents are raising a protest petition to be sent to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

Runners give their all at Dorridge Fun Run

Dorridge Fun Run sets fundraising record

More than 1,600 runners, walkers and cyclists turned out to support the tenth Dorridge Fun Run, setting a new fundraising record of £35,000.

Solihull School

Michael going back to school for Big Debate

News presenter and former Solihull School pupil Michael Buerk is returning to his roots to chair a debate between pupils.

Caroline Spelman

MP submits petition for compensation over HS2

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Meriden MP Caroline Spelman has officially submitted her petition addressing the lack of compensation for residents blighted by years of HS2 construction work.

Spelman called to account on HS2

Campaigners are preparing to make a last ditch attempt to convince MP Caroline Spelman to oppose the second reading of the HS2 bill.

Caroline Spelman MP

MP backs top jobs quota for women

Meriden Conservative MP Caroline Spelman has backed calls for quotas to ensure women receive a fairer share of top jobs.

Fury erupts as dementia ward looks set for closure

Furious MP Caroline Spelman has demanded answers over the future of Solihull Hospital’s dementia ward – as health chiefs appeared to signal it was to be shut down.

Caroline Spelman Column - August 10

THE Women’s Business Council (WBC) launched its report and recommendations for maximising women’s contribution to our economy.

Caroline Spelman

Marston Green residents join forces over bank closure

Furious Marston Green residents and local MP Caroline Spelman have pleaded with Barclays bosses to go back on a decision to close the only bank in the village

Dorridge Fun Run

Record turn out for Dorridge Fun Run and Fair

A record 1700 people took part in the ninth Dorridge Fun Run and Summer Fair last Saturday


Business bosses talk to MPs about local transport needs

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire met with MPs at Westminster last week to discuss regional transport needs and priorities


Cathrina Hulse
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Annette Belcher
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