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Coun Joe Tildesley with Oak Cottage pupils.

Solihull primary school praised for body of knowledge

A Solihull primary school has been praised by Ofsted inspectors for promoting a healthy body image.

Call for Damson Wood School to not be turned into an academy

Parents of children attending failing Damson Wood Nursery and Infant School in Solihull are campaigning for it not to be turned into an academy.

Damson Wood school placed under special measures

Damson Wood Nursery and Infant School in Solihull has been placed under special measures, with inspectors blaming 'failures in senior leadership and governance.'

Liz Steventon

Fete fun raises over £6,500 for hospital funds

Friends of Solihull Hospital are celebrating after raising more than £6,500 at this year's summer fete.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Kate Wild and the Mayor's Consort Mr Jim Wild

Celebrating Solihull the plan for Kate

The former English teacher was handed the chains of office at the annual council meeting on Tuesday.

Ken Trueman, from Solihull, is one of three veterans who is having a road named after them in the borough

Campaign to name streets after borough war heroes

Solihull's outgoing mayor has launched a new campaign to name streets after three borough war heroes.

Solihull Jazz Festival 2014

Swinging to the sound of all that jazz!

A little taste of New Orleans arrived in the town centre last weekend for the third Solihull Jazz Festival.

Shoppers wait outside the new Asda store in Shirley's Parkgate

Happy shoppers flock to Parkgate's first day

Hordes of eager shoppers descended on Shirley Parkgate as the new regeneration scheme opened up to the public for the first time this week.

Julie Handford (left) and Christine Patterson attend the Workers’ Memorial Day

Mum honours son who died in digger tragedy

A Shirley mum has honoured her son who was killed in a tragic digger accident, as part of Worker’s Memorial Day.

Ida Hall celebrated her 100th birthday this week with the Mayor of Solihull Coun Joe Tildesley.

Reaching 100 is all down to the genes - says Ida

Reaching the ripe old age of 100 is all down to your genes according to Dorridge resident Ida Hall, who celebrated the landmark year this week.

Leticia Salmon with Solihull Mayor Joe Tildesley and his wife and Lady Mayoress Joan Tildesley at the fundraising tea party.

Leticia's in peak condition for trip to Africa

Solihull School Army cadet Leticia Salmon is off to Africa – after planning her mountaineering and charity challenge with military precision.

William Sedgwick (Alderbrook), Vic Scutt (Light Hall), Solihull Mayor Coun Joe Tildesley and John Burton (Lode Heath).

School farewell to three head teachers

There were emotional scenes at three Solihull secondary schools this week as pupils and staff said a sad farewell to their headteachers.

Solihull Mayor to officially open Exiles' new ground

The Mayor of Solihull, Coun Joe Tildesley, has been confirmed as guest of honour at the formal opening of Birmingham Exiles RFC’s new facilities in Old Damson Lane.

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

Restoration work being carried out on Berkswell Windmill

Five-year restoration project at Berkswell Windmill is completed

One of Solihull’s most celebrated landmarks will be reopened to the public following a five-year restoration project

Solihull primaries add traceability to fish dishes as horsemeat scandal rumbles on

WITH the country rocked by the recent horse meat scandal, Solihull primary schools are ensuring all their fish can be traced to its certified sustainable source.

FOSTER carers have given a “cautious welcome” to a one per cent increase in fees but say concerns remain over plans for a tiered payment system.

Solihull Council’s children and young people committee approved the fee increase, as well as a two per cent rise in allowances, in-line with the Fostering Network recommendations, on Monday.

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 set to object to Tudor Grange admissions policy proposals

Solihull Council looks set to object to controversial plans by Tudor Grange Academy to alter the school’s admissions policy

Parents hit out at Tudor Grange faith school plan

FURIOUS Solihull parents have hit out at the top performing Tudor Grange Academy after it announced proposals to give priority places to pupils from two faith junior schools.


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