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Five-year restoration project at Berkswell Windmill is completed

One of Solihull’s most celebrated landmarks will be reopened to the public following a five-year restoration project

Call for council to oppose HS2 proposal

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A borough councillor has said hopes of securing significant changes to the high-speed rail line through Solihull are fading fast

Furious residents hit out at airport

Birmngham Airport has been blamed for causing villagers to be at loggerheads over proposals to extend its flight path

Caroline Spelman talks on the implications of the Queen's Speech

The Queen’s Speech, delivered at the State Opening of Parliament last week, outlines the Government’s aims for the coming year

Caroline Spelman backs Export Week

Meriden MP Caroline Spelman is backing UK Trade and Industry’s Export Week

MP Caroline Spelman speaks out against human trafficking

MP Caroline Spelman has spoken out against modern-day slavery after visiting an exhibition on human trafficking at the House of Commons

UKIP vow to stand in every ward in Solihull next year

Members of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) plan to field a full slate of candidates across Solihull next year, following their unprecedented success in last week’s local elections

'Prison is no easy ride,' says Solihull MP and ex con Frankie Owens

Solihull MP Lorely Burt and an ex convict have insisted jail ‘is no easy ride’ after it was announced prisoners are to face a tougher regime inside

Faith Matters in the Solihull News

LAST year I wrote in this column about the government’s same-sex marriage proposals.

Spelman hits out over bank lending to small businesses

Meriden MP Caroline Spelman has hit out at the banks after new figures revealed they are still not lending to small businesses

Meriden MP Caroline Spelman leads local tributes to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Meriden MP Caroline Spelman has led local tributes to Margaret Thatcher, who died this week aged 87

Caroline Spelman writes in the Solihull News

A RECENT European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgment means that air passengers can claim compensation for delays of three hours or more.

Future of NHS walk in centre remains unclear.

A QUESTION mark continues to hang over the future of Solihull’s NHS walk-in centre despite radical changes to the borough’s health services which go live on Monday.

Caroline Spelman MP writes for the Solihull News

LAST November, I joined a Chelmsley Wood postman on his round to experience the difficulties that postmen face.

Birmingham store "no threat" to phenomenal success of John Lewis Solihull

JOHN Lewis MD Andy Street has assured local business leaders that the new flagship Birmingham store will be no threat to the “phenomenal success” of Solihull.

Solihull MP Caroline Spelman finally gets assurances on felled trees at railway line

Rail bosses have agreed to take steps to rectify the loss of 100 trees that were torn down from the edge of a Hampton-in-Arden railway line back in December 2011

Meriden MP "shocked" by domestic abuse cases

LOCAL MP Caroline Spelman is calling for more to be done to tackle domestic abuse after being shocked by the high level of cases.

MP Caroline Spelman raises concerns over “extreme pressure” on local A&E units.

MERIDEN MP Caroline Spelman has raised concerns over the “extreme pressure” on local A&E units.

MP packs down to promote rugby at Grace Academy

CAROLINE Spelman, MP for Meriden and rugby enthusiast, dropped in on Grace Academy this week to watch students learn new skills from top coaches provided by the Rugby Football Union.

John Lewis announce charity token bin for MS Solihull\n

CHELMSLEY Wood is among six more West Midlands communities added to BT’s roll-out of high-speed fibre broadband, giving more than 245,000 homes and businesses in the area access to the service.

Caroline Spelman writes for the Solihull News

I EXPECT a lot of male readers were watching the football or the rugby on Saturday, so spare a thought for the dad who made the round trip from Reading to Solihull to see his two young children at the Children’s Centre in Smith’s Wood.

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.

Caroline Spelman - why we're taking on the food industry

THE Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has mounted an attack on the hidden sugar, salt and fat in everyday packaged foods.

'Shambolic' airport roadshow slammed by angry residents

More than 100 villagers turned out to a meeting in Hampton-in-Arden on Monday (January 14) - the first in a series of roadshows aimed at allaying fears over proposed flight path changes at Birmingham Airport

Land Rover announces plans for 800 new jobs at Solihull plant

LAND Rover has announced that 800 new jobs will be created at its Solihull factory, as the car marque moves to meet the demand created by soaring sales figures.

Single mum with agonising knee condition forced to climb two flights of stairs to access her own council flat

A SINGLE mum with an agonising knee condition,is still in her third floor council flat five months after requesting a move on health grounds.

Kingshurst mum 'trapped' in her own home

A SINGLE mum, with an agonising knee condition is still in her thirdfloor council flat, FIVE months after requesting a move on health grounds.

The Caroline Spelman column - Drive safely this winter

CHRISTMAS is a joyous time for most but for anyone involved in a traffic accident, there is worry and sometimes tragedy.

Spelman welcomes investment in broadband

LAST week, the Government received State aid clearance from the European Union for its £530 million rural broadband programme.

Meriden MP Caroline Spelman backs shake up of planning laws

MERIDEN MP Caroline Spelman is backing the Government’s plans to make it easier for homeowners to improve their properties.

Solihull residents encouraged to get vaccinated against flu.

MERIDEN MP Caroline Spelman has attended Westminster Flu Day to encourage her constituents to get the vaccination.

MP Caroline Spelman is 'feeling positive' after cabinet reshuffle

MERIDEN’S MP has said she is ‘feeling positive’ after losing her job as Environment Secretary as part of a major cabinet reshuffle.

Caroline Spelman MP backs badger cull despite parliamentary vote against decision\n

CAROLINE Spelman MP has pledged her continuing support for the controversial badger cull – despite a parliamentary vote against the move.

Unemployment down and apprenticeships up in Solihull.

THERE is good news for the youth in Solihull - unemployment is down and apprenticeships are up.

Meriden villagers take their fight on planning laws to Parliament

A GROUP of Meriden villagers descended on the Houses of Parliament to demand the Government reforms its planning rules.

Plans to redraw Solihull's political map broadly unchanged

Radical plans to transform Solihull’s political map remain almost unchanged - with the most contentious elements surviving unscathed

Residents raise HS2 concerns at Hampton-in-Arden meeting

RESIDENTS on the front-line of the high speed rail development still have no clue about what compensation they’re entitled to.

Caroline Spelman MP encourages teens to discover the local wildlife

MERIDEN MP Caroline Spelman is encouraging teens to learn about their local wildlife at Meriden Park this half term.

Solihull businessman's invention is viewed by leader of Birmingham City Council

AN invention created by a Solihull businessman to ease traffic on one of the most congested routes in Birmingham, has been viewed by top council bosses.

Improvements to M42 at Solihull welcomed

TRANSPORT Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced improvements to the M42 at Junction 6.


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