How we use Cookies

Resident hit with parking fine outside own home

A SOLIHULL motorist has slammed local police after he was slapped with a £30 parking ticket outside his own home.

Ancient English traditions on show at Oakes and Shires this weekend

TRANSPORTING visitors back in time to days gone by, the annual Oakes and Shires event is taking place this Saturday (November 17).

SHERLOCK’S most famous tale is brought to life in Hall Green Little Theatre’s second studio production this year.

Hound of the Baskervilles, a full directorial debut for Sami Moghraby, runs from November 12-17.

Tony Jacklin heads up at Nailcote Hall's Farmfood British Par 3 Championships near Solihull

GOLF legends are appearing at Nailcote Hall in Berkswell from Tuesday August 7-10.

Vandalism is one of the reasons behind change in parking system in Solihull

VANDALISM which left Solihull Council with a bill of over £60,000 has been blamed for the authority’s controversial decision to turn Mell Square’s car park into a pay and display.


High speed water

Views divided over Parkgate decision

OPINION was divided in Shirley as shoppers and local businesses reacted to the news that Parkgate had finally been given the green light.

Half the price

  • BBC

I REFER to the letter by K J Bates in last week’s Solihull News entitled ‘Watch the prices’.

Make it two

ON returning from a short holiday I read that our Council Leader Mr Meeson believes that the Cabinet type of administration now active in Solihull precludes the majority of councillors taking a strong and active part in the administration of local government and they are just acting as a rubber stamp to The Few.


ON May 27 six elderly gentlemen set off from the far outposts of this green and pleasant land in high spirits, looking forward to an RAF reunion dinner in central Birmingham.

Deep dark secrets are revealed

DEEP and damaging secrets are revealed in the latest production from Hall Green Little Theatre later this month.

Keep them out

I keep seeing letters about how glad people are that Asda has been stopped and that we do not need a new supermarket in Solihull, but while they have been doing this no one has noticed that a supermarket is coming through the back door.

A serious story

Congratulations on an excellent April Fool front page story last week - Kicked Out and Angry (Solihull News) - revealing that West Midlands Police is forcing officers with over 30 years experience to take retirement as part of cost cutting measures.

Speak out now

Shirley Advance has appealed against the decision to refuse planning permission for their 2010 Parkgate plan on the basis of insufficient parking.

Parish riposte

The letter published last week from Mr Eames regarding Balsall Parish Council contains a number of errors which need clarifying.

Parking alert

I WOULD like you to pass on a warning that shopping at Morrison’s Solihull could turn out to be very expensive, if you go over the two and half hours allowed time.

Hike in Solihull parking charges

PARKING charges in Solihull town centre car parks are to increase in the New Year.

In decline

Regrettably the problems of the Labour/Liberal Democrat administration at Solihull Council are not just about defections and the Deputy Leader’s resignation (Solihull News).

Car park repairs to hit drivers in Solihull town centre

People who use two of the town centre’s car parks are being advised about work that will be taking place at the end of the month.

Parking mad

DURING our survey of over 1,200 Knowle residents two objections are paramount in the eyes of the 85 per cent of people who oppose the current Waitrose superstore.


Cathrina Hulse
Multimedia Journalist
Annette Belcher
Multimedia Journalist
Full newsroom contact details
Tell us what's happening in your area.