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Solihull children bear the brunt of council budget cuts

CHILDREN’S services will bear the brunt of budget cuts at a time when youth unemployment in the borough has soared.

Kids bear the brunt

CHILDREN’S services will bear the brunt of budget cuts at a time when youth unemployment in the borough has soared.

Solihull Council joins Go-HS2 to promote high speed rail link

Key players from the West Midlands private and public sectors have joined forces to launch a powerful consortium in support of the proposed high speed rail link between Birmingham and London.

Tenants hit with a huge hike in rents

COUNCIL house tenants in Solihull will be hammered by an inflation-busting increase in rent.

Jobs escape the budget cuts axe

NO jobs will go at Solihull Council, despite the local authority having to slash its budget by 10 per cent.

No council tax rise for Solihull

COUNCIL leader Ian Hedley has confirmed there will be no increase in council tax in the borough.

Give us the grit

REGARDING Councillor Ian Hedley’s letter in the Solihull News ‘Doing Our Best’.

Missing gritters

On Saturday, December 18 I travelled from Rugby to Balsall Common to help my mother-in-law to bake mince pies.

Union’s anger at ‘uncertain’ cuts

UNIONS have written to every Solihull councillor, voicing concern about “savage cuts” to services.

‘We will confront Government on budget’

THE leader of Solihull Council has vowed to confront the Government over the funding announced for Solihull.

Area hit hard by big freeze

HEAVY snow and icy conditions have brought many services in Solihull grinding to a halt.

Changes fail to stop rail battle

THE GOVERNMENT’S preferred route for HS2 will ‘rob Peter to pay Paul’ according to a local opposition group.

Council kicks out Tudor

SHIRLEY West councillor Brynn Tudor has been kicked out of the council for not attending council meetings for six months.

‘Horrified’ at plan for 1,500 homes

PLANS for new homes could leave Solihull town centre “looking like Manhattan”, a long-standing councillor has warned.

Empire builders ‘should be axed’

‘EMPIRE building middle managers’ at Solihull Council should face the chop says a borough councillor.

Review sparks cutback fears

THE IMPACT of the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review was being felt across the borough as the Solihull News went to press on Wednesday night.

Proposals to build on town’s success

THIS month, Solihull Council unveiled its plans to revamp and expand the town centre.

Parkgate opens coalition cracks

THE DEPUTY leader of Solihull Council has stepped down, amid growing signs of tensions in Lib Dem ranks over the Parkgate scheme.

Plans to shape the future are unveiled

PLANS to build thousands of new homes, improve the borough’s poorest areas and revamp the town centre, have been put forward.

Slater leaves Lib Dems for Labour

SHIRLEY West Lib Dem councillor Simon Slater has defected to the Labour Party.

Consultation period extended on Shirley Parkgate development

Solihull Council has extended the period of time that people can comment on the Parkgate planning application.

Solihull councillor Simon Slater defects to Labour

SHIRLEY West Lib Dem councillor Simon Slater has defected to the Labour Party.

No concessions for visit of Pope

TRAVELLERS who set up a make-shift camp in Hall Green - hoping to catch a glimpse of the Pope - have moved on.

Villagers concerned over ‘new homes for Solihull’

THE Leader of Solihull Council has promised a full consultation over plans to build thousands of new homes in Solihull.

Fears grow over safety at island

SHIRLEY residents fear that a roundabout could cause a serious accident unless measures are put in place to slow down drivers.

Getting there

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

Meet council’s new cabinet

IT’S all change at Solihull Council - with the Lib Dems and Labour seizing control from the Tories.

Tories ‘ousted’ after ten years in command

SOLIHULL is true-blue no more, following a dramatic shift of power at the borough’s council house.

Solihull Tories reeling after Lib-Lab deal

SOLIHULL is true-blue no more, following a dramatic shift of power at the borough’s council house.

Coalition looms as Tories suffer losses

Solihull Council could be going the same way as Westminster with two of the three main parties forming a coalition

Solihull Council local election results

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Local election results prompt coalition talks between Solihull's Labour and Lib Dems

Labour and the Liberal Democrats will have “serious talks” about creating a coalition to take overall power of Solihull Council away from the Conservatives

Candidates in local poll

CANDIDATES have been announced for next month’s local elections.

£12million cuts to meet new budget

CASH-strapped Solihull Council approved a raft of cuts - totalling over £12m - at its budget meeting this week.

Tax payers set to bear brunt of care

SOLIHULL Council could be put under further strain, if the Government presses ahead with controversial new proposals.

£12million cuts to meet new budget

CASH-strapped Solihull Council approved a raft of cuts - totalling over £12m - at its budget meeting this week.

All party support for baby services

MERIDEN MP Caroline Spelman has challenged the reasons given for downgrading Solihull’s maternity services.

Council tax rise of 2.4 per cent

TAXPAYERS look set for another hefty council tax increase in Solihull.

Lib Dem leader in vow on debt

“WE remain the only party unanimously committed to reducing student debt.

Lap dance plan sparks calls for stricter laws

MEMBERS from all parties on Solihull Council voted unanimously to approve a motion issued by Conservative leader Ken Meeson demanding stricter laws on the opening of exotic dancing venues and more council control over how licenses are issued.

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