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West Midlands neighbourhood watch chief says police plan 'common sense'

Stephen Trefor-Jones, chairman of Neighbourhood Watch for the West Midlands, has described the controversial decision to close police station front counters in Shirley and Chelmsley Wood as 'common sense.'

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.

Coun David Jamieson

Ex-councillor shock pick for police chief role

In a shock move, ex-MP David Jamieson gained the official party nomination for the £100,000 post vacated by the recent death of PCC Bob Jones.

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.

Disabled brothers Frank (L) and Richard Smith, from Putney Walk, Chelmsley Wood

Council's U-turn is a home win for disabled brothers

Richard and Frank Smith signed a new tenancy deal with Solihull Council – two months after the authority threatened to kick them out of their home.

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

Coun David Jamieson

Borough councillor in HIV trip to Africa

A borough councillor will be travelling to one of the world’s poorest countries to teach children about prevention of HIV

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

Kingshurst woman killed on M6 was worried about bedroom tax

A Kingshurst grandmother killed on the M6 motorway left a suicide note blaming the Government for her death

Solihull Council

Changes to be made to two borough day centres

Plans have been put forward to close one day centre in the borough and open another - used by people with learning disabilities - to the whole of the community

Councillors clash over Touchwood discussions

A ROW has erupted over which details surrounding plans to expand Touchwood shopping centre can be discussed in public.

Cyclists using cycle lane

Work progresses on North Solihull Strategic Cycle Network

Transport chiefs must move to silence the critics of a £2.6m cycle project by ensuring the routes are well used when they open, a borough councillor has said

Ken Meeson

'Keep calm and carry on', says leader of Solihull Council after budget is announced

Solihull Council has suffered an ‘unfair’ reduction in the Government grant this year - one of the largest drops nationally

David Jamieson

Solihull councillor defends support for academies

A borough councillor who has been accused of back-pedalling has defended throwing his support behind school academies when they were set up 13 years ago

Solihull Council turns to government on admission policy changes

SOLIHULL Council is calling on the Government to allow local authorities to have the final say when it comes to academies changing their admissions policy.

Solihull Council

Keep calm and carry on - council tax frozen as borough swallows £7 million in cuts

Solihull Council has suffered an ‘unfair’ reduction in the Government grant this year - one of the largest drops nationally

David Jamieson

Concern over Solihull Council housing rent increase

Council housing tenants will see an increase in their rent from next month

Solihull Council

Solihull council tenants facing rent rise of 4.98 per cent

Council housing tenants will see an increase in their rent from next month

David Jamieson

Locals have their say on Solihull's plan for housing over next 15 years

Hearing sessions for the examination of Solihull’s Draft Local Plan are now in full swing, giving locals the chance to have their say on the thousands of new homes earmarked for the borough over the next 15 years

Solihull Council

Residents are having their say on Solihull's draft local plan

Hearing sessions for the examination of Solihull’s Draft Local Plan are now in full swing, giving locals the chance to have their say on the thousands of new homes earmarked for the borough over the next 15 years

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