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Solihull 'is up with the best' for investment

Solihull is on a par with London and the ‘Big Six’ when it comes to investment, a new report has found.

Caroline Spelman MP

Battle begins for YOUR vote in General Election

The General Election campaign has begun and this week Cathrina Hulse and Annette Belcher take a look at the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Solihull and Meriden

'Business boom' responsible for huge jobs boost

Solihull's 59 per cent reduction in unemployment has been put down to the borough's business boom.

Coun Bob Sleigh

Major projects on cards for Solihull after £20m boost

Major improvements are to be made to part of Solihull's road network and public transport after the Government has ploughed more than £20 million into the borough and Greater Birmingham.

Solihull Council bosses HS2 depot call is slammed

Solihull Council bosses have criticised an MP's call for a new HS2 rail depot to be sited on greenbelt land in Solihull.


Campaigners urge review over flight path noise row

Angry residents are raising a protest petition to be sent to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

Caroline Spelman

MP submits petition for compensation over HS2

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Meriden MP Caroline Spelman has officially submitted her petition addressing the lack of compensation for residents blighted by years of HS2 construction work.

Spelman called to account on HS2

Campaigners are preparing to make a last ditch attempt to convince MP Caroline Spelman to oppose the second reading of the HS2 bill.

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

Small business says HS2 a waste of money - survey

Small businesses in Birmingham don’t back the HS2 project and believe it won’t boost business, according to a survey of 2000 small firms

Business leaders renew call for HS2

Meanwhile business leaders in Greater Birmingham have urged the government to press ahead urgently with HS2 despite a report expressing reservations about the Department for Transport’s business case by the National Audit Office (NAO).

Old Salts at the centre of High Speed 2 rail link

A RUGBY club on the edge of Solihull has found itself at the centre of the London – Birmingham – Manchester High Speed Rail intersection, one of the key construction phases of HS2 and known as the Water Orton Delta.

caroline spelman

Call for council to oppose HS2 proposal

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A borough councillor has said hopes of securing significant changes to the high-speed rail line through Solihull are fading fast

Ger connected with Solihull Chamber

ONE of the main reasons businesses join Solihull Chamber is because they want to connect to new business opportunities.

Balsall Common landlord says pub has been rendered "worthless" by HS2

A PUB landlord has said his Balsall Common business has been rendered worthless because of the high-speed rail link which will pass within yards of the building.

Jane Jackson of Solihull Chamber writes in the Solihull News

SOLIHULL is the most prosperous town in the Midlands to do business, according to the latest Duport Business Confidence Report.

Stunned as 50 acre compound unveiled for HS2 building work by village

PLANS have been announced for a 50 acre compound to be built near Balsall Common during the construction of the high-speed rail link.

Questions raised about Solihull's possible contribution to HS2 costs

OLD fears about Solihull’s council taxpayers having to pay towards the cost of high speed rail have resurfaced.

Future looks bright, writes Jane Jackson of Solihull Chamber

SOLIHULL’S place on the national and international map looks firmly set for the future.

HS2 will bring jobs boost to Birmingham, Solihull and the region says transport minister

BIRMINGHAM will be one of the best connected cities in the UK providing jobs and economic growth right across the West Midlands, including Solihull, says transport minister Stephen Hammond.


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