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Health minister Norman Lamb

Mental health vow made as minister praises Samaritans

Care minister Norman Lamb has pledged to put mental health on a par with physical health in a recent visit to the Solihull branch of the Samaritans.

Labour candidate Nigel Knowles, Howard Allen for the green party, lib dem candidate, chairman of the meeting Syd Ashby, Julian Knight for the conservatives and UKIP candidate Phil Henrick.

Election hopefuls grilled over the future of Solihull Hospital

Locals questioned Solihull election candidates from the five main political parties about the future of the NHS in Solihull.

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

Nick Clegg on a visit to the Park Ridge Centre in Brueton Park, Solihull.

Election campaign gets under way in Solihull

Things could start to get a little prickly as the General Election campaign gets underway in Solihull.

Solihull Council House

Solihull Council shaves £33m off budget

Solihull council bosses have agreed to make £33 million worth of 'savings' over the next three years.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb

Fairer funding campaign for schools is taken to top

A Campaign calling for fairer funding for schools in Solihull has made its way to Government level.

Solihull Hospital

Solihull MP hails promises over dementia ward

Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt hails promises over Solihull Hospital dementia ward

Blythe Ward residents are 'appalled' as 400 homes get the green light

400 new homes have been approved in Blythe Ward following a successful legal challenge to Solihull's Local Development Plan.

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.

Labour wins West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner job and vows to put bobbies back on beat

The newly elected West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner vowed to put “bobbies back on the beat” after sweeping to an emphatic win in a by-election.

Lorely Burt and Julian Knight clashed in a Solihull branch of Morrisons

MP and rival clash at supermarket surgery

Solihull MP Lorely Burt crossed swords with Tory Julian Knight in a branch of Morrisons.

Former councillor Ayoub Khan

Local barrister throws hat in ring to be police commissioner

Ayoub Khan has launched his bid to be the next Lib Dem Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands.

Jill Seymour

UKIP wins three of the seven West Midland seats

The political map of the West Midlands was transformed as UKIP stormed to victory in the European elections.

Debbie Evans won the first borough seat for UKIP in Kingshurst and Fordbridge ward

Elections success for the Greens and UKIP

It's celebration time for the Greens in Solihull after the party moved into official opposition by winning three seats from Labour.

Lorely Burt

MP gets new role backing female entrepreneurs

Solihull MP Lorely Burt has been given a new Government role to support female entrepreneurs and women-led businesses.

Councillor Jean Hamilton

Fourth Lib Dem turns to Greens

A Solihull Liberal Democrat has become the fourth councillor to defect to the Green Party in disapproval at the party’s performance in the Coalition Government.

Solihull Magistrates Court

Council stands firm on court changes

Solihull Council has condemned a "hurried" consultation on plans to move court cases to Birmingham

Lorely Burt

MP’s vow as she aims for her hat-trick

Lorely Burt was delighted by the news of her re-selection and said she was “absolutely up for making it a hat trick” and securing a third term as the borough’s MP.

Solihull Council House

New nursery planned for Dorridge given green light.

A delighted husband and wife team have been given permission to turn a disused building in Dorridge into a nursery - despite planning chiefs recommending the scheme be thrown out

Lorely Burt

Solihull MP Lorely Burt says building new homes is a "difficult balancing act"

BUILDING more homes in the borough must not come at the expense of its green and pleasant character, Solihull’s MP said this week.


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