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Babbs Mill Lake.

Petition to save Babbs Mill's Local Nature Reserve (LNR) status

A petition to stop the council stripping part of a Solihull beauty spot of its Local Nature Reserve (LNR) status has attracted 800 signatures.

Monkspath Business Park

Residents' petition over industrial unit plans near to park

Angry residents in Monkspath are petitioning against plans for an industrial manufacturing unit, located near homes and a popular borough park.

Trish Willetts (centre) with her Business Person of the Month Award with daughter Jessie (right) and Shaun Dalton, Sales and Marketing Manager at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel

Trish shows why she's the business with top award

Trish Willetts launched independent store BB Boutique last year, with her two daughters Jessie and Amy, to offer organic, quality baby clothes and locally-made toys and gifts.

Fire at quarry in Meriden

'Mini volcanoes' as fire rages at recycling plant

Fire crews have been tackling a huge blaze which has been raging at a Meriden recycling plant since last Friday.

Ducks are happy to swim on flooded land off Aqueduct Road in Shirley

Building on flood-prone fields nothing but 'folly'

Environmental campaigners renewed their calls for a halt to the proposed development of flood-prone fields after Solihull was deluged by torrential rain

How do we get our gas and electricity?

When you flip a light switch, you’re probably never surprised that a light comes on.

Solihull receives cash boost to boost economy

SOLIHULL is to get a share of a cash injection to help tackle congestion, reduce carbon emissions and kick start the economy.

Go Green Fair set for Solihull's Mell Square

RENAULT’S eye-catching electric car the Twizy will be the centerpiece of this year’s Go Green Fair in Mell Square this Saturday, June 16.

Innovative oil flight makes its debut trip

THE first commercial flight in the UK to be fuelled by chip-pan oil took off from Birmingham Airport last week.

Another trust

IN response to your reader’s comments about Ward 10 at Solihull Hospital I think that it is very important to make it clear that the mental health services at the hospital are not run by the hospital they are run by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust, which is a separate organisation.

Hitting back

I would like to refute the inaccuracies in the anti HS2 group, HHAG’s, first newsletter which was delivered to residents of Hampton-in-Arden, recently.

Garden competition joy

AS ONE of the entrants in the Solihull Garden Housing & Gardens competition, I would like to thank everyone who made this such a pleasant evening.

Blooms Solihull offers allotments to gardeners

PEOPLE wanting to help the environment are being invited to rent out new Grow Your Own (GYO) plots at a garden centre at Blooms Solihull Garden Centre on Kenilworth Road near Hampton-in-Arden.

Call for debate on HS2 rail line

A CALL has been launched for a full debate on high-speed rail after it was branded a ‘waste of taxpayers’ money.’

Countryside set to be hit by cuts

CUTS at national level could have a huge impact on the local countryside and wildlife, a charity has warned.

The rail issues

IT’S encouraging to see the High Speed 2 railway proposal has become a regular topic in your letters page.

No thanks

  • BBC

JOSIE Herbert, the chair of the political party, SAMRA, criticised the MP for Meriden in ‘Letters’ last week (Solihull News) regarding her support for High Speed Rail 2.

Getting there

I AM writing in response to the letters in last week’s edition about refuse collections.

High Speed rail ‘green answer’

LOCAL MP Caroline Spelman has backed the new High Speed rail line (HS2) as a ‘green answer to the damage short haul flights and car travel are doing to the atmosphere’.

Gardeners’ World entry underway

  • BBC

Work on Solihull Council’s entry for this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live Show is well underway – and one of the garden’s main features will be seven mosaic stepping stones to save biodiversity.


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