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Postman Paul Bradley has retired after doing the same round in Hampton-in-Arden for 33 years.

Hampton-in-Arden post man retires after 33 years

Paul Bradley has spent over 30 years carrying on the same postal round in the picturesque Solihull village of Hampton-in-Arden.

Caroline Spelman

Marston Green residents join forces over bank closure

Furious Marston Green residents and local MP Caroline Spelman have pleaded with Barclays bosses to go back on a decision to close the only bank in the village

Post Office

Further post office strikes planned for next week

Mell Square’s post office closed on Monday afternoon after staff took part in a third bout of industrial strike action in a dispute over pay and franchising branches

Teenage Cancer Trust

Earlswood postmaster gets 'wiggy with it' for charity

An Earlswood sub postmaster has been getting ‘wiggy with it’ for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Caroline Spelman MP writes for the Solihull News

LAST November, I joined a Chelmsley Wood postman on his round to experience the difficulties that postmen face.

Solihull-based printers revealed as one of top secret Olympic printers

A SOLIHULL-based firm has lifted the lid on its role as one of the official printers of Olympic stamps.

The designer of Brueton Gates has sadly passed away

THE CELEBRATED architect who designed the Malvern Park gates, has passed away aged 77.

Cost of stamps reduced for Solihull residents on benefits on the run up to Christmas.

SOLIHULL residents are being encouraged to take advantage of a deal by the Royal Mail which will offer cut-price stamps before Christmas.

Post Office plans to move

A PUBLIC consultation has been launched on plans to relocate Hall Green Post Office within a local shop.

Solihull Post Office to get own mortgage advisor

A SOLIHULL post office has become one of only a handful of branches across the country to have its own mortgage advisor, after applications have increased by over 50 per cent in the first half of the year.

The borough celebrates birthdays of two centenarians in one week.

‘PARTY girl’ Lillian Sutton celebrated her century in style this week at Greenhill Way Day Centre.

Royal Mail row for Elmdon woman

CHRISTMAS came late to the family of an Elmdon resident whose post took four months to arrive in Dublin.


The right road

Campaign launched to save Shirley post box.

A SHIRLEY councillor has backed a campaign to save one of the area’s oldest postboxes.

MP welcomes move to protect post offices.

MERIDEN’S MP Caroline Spelman has welcomed a move to protect local post offices.

Solihull dog lover's plea for four legged friends

DONATIONS are desperately needed from Solihull animal lovers this Christmas.

Solihull councillor slams postal service

A LOCAL councillor has complained that the postal service in Solihull has become “slow and unreliable” in the run-up to Christmas.

Democracy dies

REGARDING Sainbury’s, at last Wednesday’s planning meeting, Dorridge’s three ward councillors let down the 1,000+ constituents who did not want such a large store here by sitting on the fence and making out that the community was split down the middle.

Ex-service personnel at front of the queue

WE are all proud of our servicemen and women. They are the heroes who put their lives on the line for their country and they deserve special support for their housing needs.

Fears voiced over festive post service

A SOLIHULL postman claims Christmas deliveries are in doubt and that many homes in the borough are only receiving mail every other day.


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