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NATIONAL Express have performed a U-turn on “devastating” plans to axe a popular bus route after it was revealed it could cost local jobs.

Staff at the National Motorcycle Museum, Bickenhill were outraged after bosses were told the bus operator planned to cut the 27-year-old centre from its 900 bus route by February 28.

Bus route axe threatens jobs at National Motorcycle Museum

JOBS at The National Motorcycle Museum have been put in jeopardy by National Express’ plans to cut its only bus route.

Rotarians deliver a knockout sum for Marie Curie thanks to Solihull boxers

BIG hearted Rotarians struck a blow for charity when they handed over the proceeds from a fundraising boxing evening.

Get a ticket to ride on the historic outer circle

IT’S all aboard for a celebration of Europe’s longest urban bus route, the No 11 - otherwise known as Birmingham’s Outer Circle.

Classic ride is the ticket

THE Transport Museum in Chapel Lane, Wythall, is gearing up for the Bank Holiday by offering classic bus rides through the north Worcestershire countryside .

War hero's body is to be exhumed

THE body of a war hero is to be exhumed from his grave in Spain and repatriated to the UK – following a row over the cost of tending to his burial plot.

Our right to freedom should be cherished

I VISITED Berlin recently to meet German parliamentarians.

Extra opening day at museum

THE Transport Museum in Chapel Lane, Wythall, is to open on Wednesday afternoons until the end of August.

Extra opening day at museum

THE Transport Museum in Chapel Lane, Wythall, is to open on Wednesday afternoons until the end of August.

Singing at work gets you noticed

SHOP worker Nicola Guest has been booked to perform a one-woman show – after her boss overheard her singing at work.

Rare works of art set to go on show

IN an extraordinary one-off event, a collection of never-before-seen original sketches and drawings by the late Govinder Nazran will go on display in Castle Galleries in Solihull from May 7-15.

Brave Ben is walking tall

INJURED soldier, Ben Parkinson, will be special guest at this year’s Troop Aid black tie ball.

Enjoy a relaxing break by the River Avon in Stratford

NEED to recharge your batteries and unwind for a few days - then why not indulge in a relaxing short break to Stratford upon Avon - one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK?

Help celebrate our national saint’s day

MARK St George’s Day by joining in with the celebrations in Birmingham’s Victoria and Chamberlain squares this weekend.

Mayor’s warning over cancer risk

THE MAYOR of Solihull is urging men in the borough to be aware of the dangers of prostrate cancer - after being diagnosed with the disease himself last year.

Sale of Maglev hits the buffers

THE sale of a piece of local history has been derailed, after the buyer backed-out of the deal.

Royal recognition for Solihull court volunteer

A VOLUNTEER who’s spent almost a decade caring for witnesses at Solihull Magistrates Court has won Royal recognition at an awards ceremony.

Mayor invites all to ball

THE countdown has begun to the social event of 2011 - the Mayor’s Borough Ball.

All ages pay respect to the fallen in war

YOUNG and old alike paid their respects to the fallen at Remembrance Day events around the borough.

Matt’s medal for bravery on show

LOCAL soldier Matt Croucher, who was awarded the George Cross for bravery in Afghanistan, has loaned the medal to the Imperial War Museum.

Art provides perfect tonic

Local artists have been invited to take advantage of free exhibition spaces in Solihull Hospital.

Miriam’s a jewel from Georgia

AMERICAN designer Miriam Rowe is one of 15 students to display their masters work in the School of Jewellery’s Postgraduate Show 2010.

Signal box fight gathers steam

EFFORTS to save the signal box at Shirley station are gathering pace on both a national and local level.

Save our signal box says Lorely

A BATTLE to save Shirley signal-box continues to gather steam and looks set to go all the way to Downing Street.

Judges put town in the spotlight

FOUR months of planning and hard work came to fruition last Friday when judges for this year’s Britain in Bloom contest completed a tour of the borough.

Chief Rotary role for David

A WELL-known Solihull businessman is taking responsibility for Rotary Clubs across the West Midlands.

End of the road for a classic trip

AFTER 61 cities and 3000 miles, a fund-raising family have arrived back home in Solihull.

Cash cuts putting future of procession in jeopardy

A POPULAR Bank Holiday event could be held for the last time this Monday.

Under threat

  • NHS

I refer to the letter published on May 7 in response to mine of the week before (Solihull News).

Flats and houses

After returning from holiday I have read your article re; Dorridge Village.

Museum geared up for weekend

THE Transport Museum in Chapel Lane, Wythall, near M42 junction 3, had a record-breaking season last year and will be pulling out all the stops this coming Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Have a ball at Mayor's bash

TICKETS are selling well at the social event of the year - the Mayor’s Ball.

Faiths join together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Solihull

Faiths join together for memorial event

Faiths join together for memorial event

HOLOCAUST Memorial Day was marked on Wednesday (January 27) with a service attended by members of Solihull Faith Forum.

Parking fuss

WHAT a lot of fuss over parking bays for parents with children how many who say they need to use them wait for one to come available?

McGrath joins the great and good

YARDLEY runner Jordan McGrath joined the great and good of British athletics as his injury-hit 2009 ended on a high, at the UKA Awards Dinner in Birmingham on Saturday.

War visit to remember

AHEAD of Remembrance Sunday, a group of students from the Sixth Form College, Solihull, went on a poignant trip to the Western Front.

An event to treasure...

A VAST hoard of Anglo Saxon treasure has gone on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Declared as teasure

TWO medieval brooches, found by metal detectorists on sites in south Warwickshire, have been declared treasure trove by the county coroner Sean McGovern.

Doctor Who Exhibition, Coventry Transport Museum

  • BBC

CHANCES are that the children are less than happy about the return to school.


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