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Prime Minister David Cameron meets bricklayer Linette Pompey

Parkgate is good news for the economy - PM

David Cameron has praised Parkgate's contribution to the country's recovery during a visit to the Shirley-based scheme recently.

Prime minister David Cameron

Shirley dad's fundraising mission goes on in daughter's memory

David Cameron and former Prime Ministers have backed a dad’s battle to find a cure for the crippling condition that claimed his daughter, dubbed The Butterfly Girl because her skin was so fragile.

Faith Matters in the Solihull News

THE TURKISH authorities censored their live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest.

National Grid appoint Solihull's Julian Buttery as Business Connector

SOLIHULL National Grid employee Julian Buttery has been appointed as full-time Business Connector for the Hodge Hill area of Birmingham.

Local business leaders welcome HS2 extension plans

BUSINESS leaders in the West Midlands have welcomed the Transport Secretary’s announcement that the further Phase 2 route will run North from Birmingham to Leeds and Manchester.

EU referendum campaigners out in Solihull

EUROSCEPTICS were out in Mell Square last week looking to win local backing for calls for a referendum on the UK’s EU Membership next year.

PM announces new cash for business start-ups

A £30 million boost to the Government’s Start-Up Loans scheme has been announced by the Prime Minister to give the next generation of entrepreneurs the finance and support to start their own business, helping Britain to get ahead in the global race.

Solihull councillor says court could shock litterbugs into changing their ways

A borough councillor has said the “sharp shock” of being taken to court may make people think twice about littering

Future bright for economy, says David Cameron

PRIME Minister David Cameron has told Solihull’s Land Rover workers that Britain’s economy is on the road to recovery.

A COUNCILLOR has warned ‘confusing’ new legislation, allowing community groups to buy local facilities, could land cash-strapped Solihull Council with a bill it can’t afford.

Under the Localism Act, which came into effect in September, residents can designate sites such as pubs, village shops, swimming pools or allotments, as being of ‘community value’.

I'm a Celebrity 2012 - odds on some fantasy contestants

BETTING experts favour the return of Katie Price in the latest I’m a Celeb show over title contender Eric Bristow winning it.

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.

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Review

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Birmingham Rep

New transport secretary sparks fears of shift on Gatwick's third runway

“NOT on our watch!” that’s the pledge of Solihull MP Lorely Burt after fears a new Transport Secretary could mean a third runway at Gatwick Airport.

Solihull based Aceon Battery Solar Technology to exhibit at Conservative Party conference

SOLIHULL firm Aceon Battery Solar Technology has been selected to showcase their innovative technology at this year’s Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, from October 7-10.

Solihull MEP Nikki Sinclaire finds a ready audience for EU referendum campaign

THE Nikki Sinclaire European referendum battle bus was in Mell Square in Solihull last Friday and business was brisk.

Greens celebrate record breaking result

NEWLY-elected Green Party councillor Chris Williams took the Chelmsley Wood ward by storm, polling more than twice as many votes as Labour.

Solihull residents join walk for clean water

SOLIHULL and Dorridge parisioners will be joining a man on his Grand Union Canal pilgrimage when he passes through the borough.

Nick Clegg was "a naughty boy" Solihull schoolchildren are told

SOME Lib Dem activists have accused their leader, Nick Clegg, of being too close to his Conservative counterpart David Cameron.

Employees should decide executives’ pay

WE’VE seen in the news recently a lot of talk about control of ‘Executive Pay’; ie, putting stricter controls on the levels of pay top bosses can receive.

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