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Solihull Council shaves £33m off budget

Solihull council bosses have agreed to make £33 million worth of 'savings' over the next three years.

Campaigners from Solihull join in a protest to keep the NHS public.

Solihull group backs protest to protect NHS

  • NHS

Campaigners from Solihull fighting against the privatisation of the NHS joined a mass protest this week.

Labour wins West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner job and vows to put bobbies back on beat

The newly elected West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner vowed to put “bobbies back on the beat” after sweeping to an emphatic win in a by-election.

Lorely Burt and Julian Knight clashed in a Solihull branch of Morrisons

MP and rival clash at supermarket surgery

Solihull MP Lorely Burt crossed swords with Tory Julian Knight in a branch of Morrisons.

Jill Seymour

UKIP wins three of the seven West Midland seats

The political map of the West Midlands was transformed as UKIP stormed to victory in the European elections.

Debbie Evans won the first borough seat for UKIP in Kingshurst and Fordbridge ward

Elections success for the Greens and UKIP

It's celebration time for the Greens in Solihull after the party moved into official opposition by winning three seats from Labour.

Violet Baker in 1987

Bitter family rift over fortune left to Tories

A widow who left her secret £750,000 fortune to the Tory Party was branded "wicked" by a furious relative.

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has said there will be no "blank cheque" for HS2

HS2 is 'a good idea' but not at any price

Councillor David Jamieson has said he would support HS2 but cost was a concern,  after Shadown Chancellor Ed Balls said there would be no "blank cheque" for the scheme

Lorely Burt

MP’s vow as she aims for her hat-trick

Lorely Burt was delighted by the news of her re-selection and said she was “absolutely up for making it a hat trick” and securing a third term as the borough’s MP.

Councillor Ken Meeson

Solihull Council leader reshuffles his cabinet

Leader of Solihull Council, Ken Meeson, has reshuffled his cabinet at the start of the new municipal year

UKIP

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

Lorely Burt

Solihull environmental group lobby Lorely Burt to sign up to clean energy target

A grinning George Osborne has been slapped on a billboard near Solihull town centre as part of efforts to put pressure on Solihull’s MP to back a clean energy target

Caroline Spelman

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

Eco poster bid to embarrass Lorely Burt into signing up to carbon reduction target

A grinning George Osborne has been slapped on a billboard near Solihull town centre as part of efforts to put pressure on Solihull’s MP to back a clean energy target

Solihull Tories choose their parliamentary candidate for 2015

  • BBC

AN AWARD-winning journalist and author has been chosen as the Conservative candidate for Solihull at the next General Election.

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.

Campaigners call for 15mph on Olton roads

TORY campaigners Maggie Throup and David Price are backing residents in their quest to slow traffic down on a borough road.

Solihull's Lib Dems buoyed by Eastleigh win

SOLIHULL MP Lorely Burt has said the Tories will have “a fight on their hands” if they want to win the seat back at the next General Election.

Solihull residents get gongs in New Year's Honours

A TIRELESS volunteer and a Member of the European Parliament are among the Silhillians celebrating their place in the New Year’s Honour’s List.

Silhillians recognised in New Year's Honours List

A TIRELESS volunteer and a Member of the European Parliament are among the Silhillians celebrating their place in the New Year’s Honour’s List.

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