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Speeding buses in Broad Oaks Road, Solihull claim

Speeding buses using two suburban Solihull roads as shortcuts to the bus station are a danger to locals, claims an angry resident

Coach driver gets three points after hitting another car in Meriden.

A COACH driver has been slapped with a fine and three points on his licence after failing to realise he had hit another vehicle.

Balsall Common Scouts receive funding boost.

A BUSINESS Systems Manager has managed to secure funding to help scouts with special needs achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Road humps could be bump in the road for council

RESIDENTS, business and bus companies have urged Solihull Council to reconsider proposals to introduce speed bumps down Warwick Road.

Solihull MEP says National Express move is just the ticket

LOCALLY-based Conservative MEP Malcolm Harbour has welcomed news that Birmingham’s National Express is planning to move into Germany, providing an inter-city coach service.

Residents unite in battle to get bus service back

‘GIVE us back our bus’ - that’s the call from a host of angry Solihull residents who have launched a petition to reinstate a popular bus service that had served the locality for 40 years.

Bus admission from Solihull's Centro boss

A CENTRO boss has admitted he wouldn’t travel home on the top deck of a bus because he wouldn’t “feel safe”.

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.

Fares blow to train and bus passengers

PUBLIC transport passengers in Solihull will be hit by a double whammy as both train and bus fares are set to soar in the new year.

Honesty doesn’t pay for fined teen Harriet

AN OLTON mum has criticised bus companies for charging adult fares to 16-year-old passengers.

Martin is marathon mad

VETERAN runner Martin Baker would love to go back to New York after his return to racing raised £326 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Grandchild’s hope

NOT all teenagers drink, smoke and are vandals. Grandparents always idolise their grandchildren, here is proof it works the other way.

Money to burn

NEARLY two and a half months ago I wrote to Lorely Burt MP asking if she could find out the ‘day to day’ cost of waging the war in Afghanistan.

Knees re-built and set to run

VETERAN marathon man Martin Baker returns to run this Sunday in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Residents’ joy over bus move

A GROUP of residents are enjoying a better night’s sleep, after a bus was stopped from waiting outside their homes.

Keep it clean

In his letter (Solihull News July 23) Councillor Timothy Hodgson states that the Conservatives are ‘now keen to deny their policies’ What arrant nonsense!

Right answers

ACADEMIES may not be a universal panacea for poor performance but the opposition from two councillors (Letters July 30) seems based on selective memory rather than rational argument.

Trouble on the buses targeted

A BUS company has teamed up with police to clamp down on troublesome passengers on one of Solihull’s busiest routes.

Traffic calm bid on hold

RESIDENTS in Old Lode Lane are split over proposed traffic-calming measures.


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