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TR Fleet has appointed John Lewis as non-executive director

TR Fleet strengthens its board

Balsall Common-based fleet consultancy specialist, TR Fleet, has appointed industry heavyweight John Lewis as non-executive director

Lorely Burt

It's all in the name, says Solihull MP Lorely Burt

SOLIHULL Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has secured assurances that Solihull’s position as a top centre for business is safe.

Sewing sales soar at John Lewis following success of BBC's Great British Sewing Bee.

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CRAFTY Silhillians are going back to basics and reaching for the sewing machine - and it all seems to be thanks to the success of television programme The Great British Sewing Bee.

Sewing craze takes off in Solihull

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CRAFTY Silhillians are going back to basics and reaching for the sewing machine - and it all seems to be thanks to the success of television programme The Great British Sewing Bee.

Solihull's PC PAL win top technology award

SOLIHULL computer repair firm PC PAL is celebrating after winning a coveted technology industry award in London.

Shoplifter admits taking £600 of handbags from John Lewis

A SHOPLIFTER has admitted stealing £600 worth of designer handbags from a Solihull retailer.

Birmingham store "no threat" to phenomenal success of John Lewis Solihull

JOHN Lewis MD Andy Street has assured local business leaders that the new flagship Birmingham store will be no threat to the “phenomenal success” of Solihull.

John Lewis Solihull celebrates after pay bonus announced

“IT’S a kind of magic” - that’s the verdict of Julie Blake, managing director of John Lewis Solihull after the department store revealed a bonus to all its staff - or Partners - of 17 per cent - equivalent to nine weeks’ salary.

Solihull Magistrates Court

Convict, who absconded from court before he could be sent to jail, has been sentenced

A CONVICT, on the run after absconding from court before a 32 week sentence could be imposed, has been jailed after BITING a security guard.

Andy Street, MD of John Lewis, to address Solihull BID

Andy Street, Chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP and managing director of John Lewis, is to address Solihull town centre businesses in a breakfast event hosted by Solihull Business Improvement District (BID)

John Lewis announce charity token bin for MS Solihull\n

CHELMSLEY Wood is among six more West Midlands communities added to BT’s roll-out of high-speed fibre broadband, giving more than 245,000 homes and businesses in the area access to the service.

IN THE wake of the recent cold snap, Solihull MP Lorely Burt has backed a campaign for retailers to ‘Close the Door’.

Despite the freezing temperatures, around 80 per cent of shops and cafes always keep their doors open because they believe, according to campaigner Rachel Lankester, that it attracts more customers.

NEW John Lewis Solihull MD Julie Blake believes the recession-beating borough branch will easily withstand the opening of their Birmingham store in 2014.

While last year has seen huge British retailers such as Comet and JJB Sports fall into administration, John Lewis has gone from strength to strength.

AS THE festive season gets into full swing, there is one thing guaranteed to turn you from Elf to Scrooge faster than you can say ‘Bah Humbug’ - present wrapping.

Not being a natural Nigella, I had long ago given up and reverted to gift bags so when the team at John Lewis offered to share their tips for exquisitely wrapped gifts, I couldn’t say no.

Solihull's mayor and top cop sleep rough for charity

SOLIHULL’S Mayor and police commander were among those sleeping out as part of a charity event for the homeless this week.

Father attempts to buy goods from John Lewis in Solihull with fraudulent credit card

A FRAUD victim was nearly thousands of pounds out of pocket after a credit card was taken out in his name, a court has heard.

Green light for Waitrose in Knowle

THE Waitrose supermarket application which has divided Knowle was finally given the go ahead by borough councillors on Wednesday evening.

Name that Christmas penguin and win with Solihull's Touchwood Centre

With Christmas just around the corner, Touchwood is preparing for the arrival of three very special guests.

Mixed response to Olympics in Solihull

With the Olympic Games getting underway this evening, excitement is building, yet those we spoke to in Solihull town centre had mixed opinions

Meriden MP Carolne Spelman speaks out on autism

SINCE I became an MP in 1997, I’ve become much more aware of just how autism affects people and families in this borough.


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