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New Forest of Arden housing plan sparks a barrage of complaints

Solihull Council's planning committee recently gave outline planning permission for developer Catesby Estates Ltd to build 110 homes on land near Kenilworth Road.

Patshull Hall in Burnhill Green, Staffordshire.

CPBigwood auction generates lots of interest

House hunters have been busy sniffing out the bargains at CPBigwood's last big sale before Christmas.

Tiny Teddies owners Michelle and Paul Ingram

Nursery rated 'inadequate' taken over by new owners

The 76-place Zig Zags Nursery, in Kenilworth Road, hit the headlines last summer after inspectors found children were at risk from dirty toys and plastic bags left within their reach.

Zigzag Nursery in Balsall Common was rated as 'inadequate' by Oftsed inspectors

Balsall Common nursery is rated 'inadequate'

A nursery in Balsall Common has been condemned by Ofsted after dangerous plastic bags were left within the reach of young children

Berkswell 254ao Wombourne 185-9: Berkswell step up a gear against Wombourne

“A much better performance all round”, was how skipper Dominic Ostler described his Berkswell side’s attempt to gain maximum points at home against south Staffordshire outfit Wombourne

Funding boost for Arden Wood Shavings

A Solihull animal bedding supplier has completed an extensive expansion after securing a £2.85 million funding package from Lloyds TSB Commercial Banking

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.

Ida Cain is our Mum in a Million runner up.

INSPIRATIONAL Ida Cain finished third place in our competition...

Bypass plans through Berkswell thrown out by local councillors.

UNPOPULAR plans for a bypass through parts of Balsall Common and Berkswell - believed to date back to the 1960s - have been officially thrown out by parish councillors.

Solihull Santa's sleigh collection routes

Here are Solihull Santa's sleigh collection route

Driver banned from driving by Solihull magistrates after consuming too much alcohol

A BLIND woman’s husband who was over twice the drink drive limit has been banned from driving after he ploughed into the back of another car, Solihull Magistrates Court has heard.

FROM pooch pedicures to doggy dye jobs, a Knowle grooming salon is taking the lead on pet pampering.

After her trip to the salon, Dee’s nails are shining with a lick of gloss, her pink-dyed booties and purple hair extensions are topped off with a little bow and she is shimmering under a coat of glitter.

Win a picnic for pals at Solihull garden centre

CHILDREN have the opportunity to win a perfect picnic for 20 friends as part of a national competition.

Speeding doctor claims he was in fear of his life

A DOCTOR who claimed he reached 125mph on a Solihull road because he feared of his life, was actually being pursued by an unmarked police car, a court heard.

Former police boss from Solihull in court on drink drive charge.

AN ex police boss from Balsall Common who quit his job after allegedly claiming unauthorised expenses has been banned from driving for being nearly twice over the limit.

Car overturns in Lodge Road, Knowle

A DRIVER had a very lucky escape after his car overturned in Lodge Road, Knowle last Saturday.

Lucky escape after car crashes in Knowle

A DRIVER had a very lucky escape after his car overturned in Lodge Road, Knowle last Saturday.

Army deliver petrol in Balsall Common

ARMED Forces personnel are being trained in how to operate petrol lorries as fears continue to grow over a possible strike by fuel tanker drivers.

AMATEUR photographers in Solihull are being asked to snap a spring scene.

Blooms Solihull Garden Centre on Kenilworth Road is urging locals to share their shots for the chance to win a £50 garden centre gift voucher.

Battle looms over borough plan for 4,000 new homes

A REVOLT over Solihull Council’s plans to build around 4,000 new homes in the borough continues to spread.


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