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'Business boom' responsible for huge jobs boost

Solihull's 59 per cent reduction in unemployment has been put down to the borough's business boom.

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.

Michael Baggot with the silver marrow spoon.

Unique silver spoon set to go under the hammer

A unique piece of American Colonial silver will go on sale for £160,000 at the Antiques for Everyone spring fair at the NEC next month.

Scruffts winner Sylvy and owner Danni Holder

Crufts prize Sylvy lining for top dog!

Chelmsley Wood RSPCA worker Danni Holder, is celebrating after her pet was named prettiest crossbreed at Crufts.

City leader Sir Albert Bore and the NEC Birmingham

Council leader says cash crisis not behind plan to sell NEC group

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore insisted the authority’s cash crisis was NOT behind the decision to sell the NEC Group.

Benedict Cumberbatch was the guest of honour at the Sherlock Holmes convention at Birmingham's NEC Metropole Hotel.

Cumberbatch puts on ideal Holmes show

Scores of Benedict Cumberbatch’s followers donned deerstalkers made famous by the detective as they met their hero.

Solihull Chamber overall winner Jane Weaver with Des Correia of sponsors Ove Arup and Chamber president Joe Kelly from Birmingham Airport

Logistics boss named Business Person of the Year

Solihull Chambers held their annual awards to celebrate the best in borough business

Theo is leading man at NEC Skills Show.

‘DRAGON’ and business entrepreneur Theo Paphitis will be the leading man at this year’s Skills Show taking place at the NEC later this year.

Rolls Phantom driver ordered to pay £35 for using mobile phone at the wheel

A Solihull teenager and self-styled “lord” has been fined £35 – after being caught using his phone at the wheel of his £300,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom

Airport's vision of the future would create 250,000 jobs

Birmingham Airport has joined forces with a coalition of business leaders to unveil plans that enable it to grow and help create a quarter of a million Midland jobs in the process.

caroline spelman

Call for council to oppose HS2 proposal

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A borough councillor has said hopes of securing significant changes to the high-speed rail line through Solihull are fading fast

Cyclists using cycle lane

Work progresses on North Solihull Strategic Cycle Network

Transport chiefs must move to silence the critics of a £2.6m cycle project by ensuring the routes are well used when they open, a borough councillor has said

Road safety days run at the NEC

ALMOST 200 teenagers were taken out for taster driver sessions at the NEC to raise their awareness of road safety.

Jane Jackson of Solihull Chamber writes in the Solihull News

SOLIHULL is the most prosperous town in the Midlands to do business, according to the latest Duport Business Confidence Report.

Alpaca show arrives at the NEC this weekend

NOW Crufts has been and gone, it’s time for alpacas to shine at the NEC this weekend.

Solihull BID launch gateway campaign to promote the town

SOLIHULL BID are launching a £60,000 gateway advertising campaign at the NEC and Birmingham Airport, to promote the town centre to millions.

Shirley Teen Queen hopeful needs your votes.

A TALENTED Shirley youngster in the running to become the next Teen Queen has been selected as an ambassador for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Liz Allister, managing director of Utopia Resourcing, with Laura Butler and Charli Ball from Barques PR

An award-winning local headhunters has chosen three of its most successful clients as business ambassadors

Liz Allister founded Utopia Resourcing in Marston Green last year, bringing with her a decade of human resources and development experience

Jane Jackson's highs and lows of a year in business in Solihull

SOLIHULL’S economy has seen a wide range of highs and lows throughout 2012.

Jane Jackson from Solihull Chamber with the latest on the local business front

THE NEC has won a new contract in the technology market and for the first time will be hosting an exhibition for the aerial industry.

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