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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.

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.

Ian Paterson protest outside The Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull

Ian Paterson Patients protest at Solihull Spire Hospital

Patients of suspended breast cancer surgeon Ian Paterson have directed their anger at Spire Parkway Hospital where he worked.

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.

Coun Bob Sleigh

Major projects on cards for Solihull after £20m boost

Major improvements are to be made to part of Solihull's road network and public transport after the Government has ploughed more than £20 million into the borough and Greater Birmingham.

Health minister Norman Lamb

Anger at Solihull patients having to travel up to 200 miles for care

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Mental Health Minister Norman Lamb has called reports of Solihull patients having to travel up to 200 miles for treatment "totally unacceptable".

Solihull Hospital

Solihull MP hails promises over dementia ward

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

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.

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.

Fun in the sun at Shirley Lions Carnival.

Lions Carnival a roaring success yet again

The sun shone down on revellers at this year’s Shirley Lions Carnival, which took place at the weekend.

Campaigners against the proposed Gateway scheme.

Report reveals failures in £1.8m Gateway plan

A damning report into Solihull's controversial Gateway project has revealed a mountain of failures in the planned scheme.

Solihull Council have revealed their plans for the new, flagship Shirley Library

MP should say sorry for library attack, says councillor

A borough councillor has called on MP Lorely Burt to apologise for what she calls "politically motivated scaremongering" over the controversial move of Shirley Library.

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.

Hospital dementia ward 'could close in 3 months'

The dementia ward at Solihull Hospital may close in three months as health chiefs look to providing more community-based care for the patients.

Lorely Burt

MP ‘disappointed’ at lost opportunity over airport

Solihull MP Lorely Burt has spoken of her disappointment after a Government-backed inquiry booted out plans to expand Birmingham Airport.

The Prancing Horse statue in Malvern Park

New scrap laws are welcomed

Scrap dealers in the borough now face tougher controls following introduction of new legislation

There were over 1,000 incidents of fly tipping in Solihull Borough last year

Solihull Council spend out thousands on fly tipping

The council has spent out nearly £90,000 on illegal fly tipping in Solihull last year but no fines were issued

Lorely Burt

Pensioners must choose between heating and eating

Elderly residents could be facing a difficult choice this winter after energy giant SSE hiked its prices by more than 8 per cent


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