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Residents lose fight for shelter

RESIDENTS fighting plans to create a caravan site in Eaves Green Lane have had a planning application of their own thrown out.

Gypsy plan thrown out

MERIDEN residents are celebrating after plans to build a gypsy camp on green-belt land were thrown out by the planning committee.

Delight as Solihull planners reject application for Meriden gypsy camp

MERIDEN residents are celebrating after plans to build a gypsy camp on green-belt land were thrown out by the planning committee.

Residents vow to stop traveller site

MERIDEN residents have pledged to carry on the fight to stop a traveller site being built in their village.

College campus visit for mayor of our twin town

SOLIHULL College recently said “Bonjour” to the Mayor of Cholet - the borough’s twin town in France.

Event success is pure poetry

YOUNG Solihull poets celebrated the launch of a brand-new magazine at an evening ceremony at Lyndon School.

The end of an eventful year for former Mayor David Bell

IT’S been an eventful 12 months for Solihull’s outgoing Mayor, Cllr David Bell.

Welcoming Solihull's new Mayor and Mayoress - Cllr Norman and Mrs Brenda Davies

SOLIHULL’S new Mayor and Mayoress come to the end of their first week in office today (Wednesday).

Hornets are home at last

A NOMADIC football club has a home of its own at last - and borough Mayor Councillor David Bell was on hand to officially open its new ground.

David adds mayoral touch at new offices

THE Mayor of Solihull, Councillor David Bell, was guest of honour recently when he officially opened the new offices of William H Painter, funeral directors in Knowle high street.

Cutting a path to ruin

I AGREE with Mrs Spelman that the greatest economic crisis facing the world since the Great Depression should give ‘us all pause for thought’ (Solihull News).

Sixth Form College Solihull 'A' cut above the rest

A-LEVELS will remain at the top of the agenda for the new principal of The Sixth Form College, Solihull.

Everyone had a 14 grand ball

MORE than £14,000 was raised at this year’s Mayor’s Borough Ball for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Digging deep at allotments

SOLIHULL-based National Grid employees who volunteered to take on a new Business in the Community challenge have cleared the way for sought-after allotment plots for the people of Chadwick End.

Unsung hero John’s part in city defences

RECENT research has shed light on a group of unsung heroes who played a crucial part during the height of the Blitz.

Heart of England pupils slammed after daffodil destruction

PUPILS from Heart of England School in Balsall Common have come under fire from an elderly resident after he claims a glorious daffodil display in the village was destroyed by them last week.

Three generations meet to remember Blitz heroes

THREE generations met in Solihull this week to remember the local men who did their bit during the Blitz.

Avanti gets cooking

AVANTI Kitchens and Bedrooms is to open a brand new showroom creating four new jobs in Solihull.

Locals dig in to new allotments

SOLIHULL Council is championing growing your own vegetables with the opening of two new allotment sites.

Allotment go ahead for Balsall Common after lengthy wait

GREEN-FINGERED residents of Balsall Common have been celebrating the news that after a year-long campaign, the village has got its own allotments at last.

Town urges over 50s to step up to fitness

SOLIHULL Council is inviting people aged 50 and over to get active through its Step Into Solihull scheme.

It’s the Ball for All

THE countdown is on to the social event of the year when the Mayor’s Borough Ball is re-launched on March 28 at the National Motorcycle Museum.

Taking good care of Kate

THE Mayor of Solihull, Councillor David Bell, formally opened the £1 million new extension to St Bernard’s Residential Care Home in Olton this week.

Albert licks the lot

A SHIRLEY lollipop man has licked the opposition and been named the best crossing warden in the whole of the West Midlands.

A day of parades in borough

A SEA of poppies marked Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day in Solihull as thousands gathered to pay their respects at a host of parades and services across the borough.

Solihull remembers

THOUSANDS gathered to mark Remembrance Sunday at a host of events around the borough.

Top carers honoured

HUNDREDS of staff from Solihull NHS Care Trust attended its annual awards ceremony, celebrating innovation, dedication and service to others.

Freedom of Borough for selfless act of courage

A HEROIC former marine from Solihull who dived on a grenade to save his comrades while serving in Afghanistan has been given the Freedom of the Borough in recognition of his bravery.

Solihull George Cross winner Matt Croucher receives Freedom of the Borough

A SOLIHULL soldier who threw himself on top of a live grenade while serving in Afghanistan has been given the Freedom of the Borough in recognition of his bravery

Lottery grant helps fund pitch

A GRANT of £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund and Sport England ensured a new astro turf pitch at Lode Heath School could be built.

Fun for all in the park

SOLIHULL Festival's grand finale takes place on Sunday in Brueton Park.

Celebrations at Meriden hall

VISITORS flocked into Meriden Hall last week as it celebrated its 60th anniversary with a day full of action-packed activities.

Drama and all that jazz at festival

THIS year's Solihull Festival, will see the Mayor of Solihull Cllr, David Bell, team up with Touchwood to host the official grand opening ceremony on Saturday.

Ex-servicemen make 115-mile charity trek

THREE ex-servicemen began their 115-mile walk on Tuesday to help raise awareness for the charity Troop Aid.

Park has a new natural flavour

A FUN day out was enjoyed by Solihull families when Lavender Hall Park in Balsall Common was reopened as a Nature Reserve.

Tricky test for lowly Moseley

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