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The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Kate Wild and the Mayor's Consort Mr Jim Wild

Celebrating Solihull the plan for Kate

The former English teacher was handed the chains of office at the annual council meeting on Tuesday.

Shoppers wait outside the new Asda store in Shirley's Parkgate

Happy shoppers flock to Parkgate's first day

Hordes of eager shoppers descended on Shirley Parkgate as the new regeneration scheme opened up to the public for the first time this week.

Solihull Council have revealed their plans for the new, flagship Shirley Library

MP should say sorry for library attack, says councillor

A borough councillor has called on MP Lorely Burt to apologise for what she calls "politically motivated scaremongering" over the controversial move of Shirley Library.

Parkgate development on track for completion

A gym, a bakers, a coffee shop, a discount retailer, four restaurants and a phone store

Lorely Burt

Consultation over library move decision is slammed.

INCENSED residents, councillors and MP Lorely Burt have accused the council of ‘discounting’ Shirley Library users’ views following a decision to move the facility into the new Parkgate development.

Protest rally against Shirley library relocation to be held next weekend

ANGRY locals are holding a ‘Save Shirley Library’ rally next weekend in protest over proposals to relocate the facility to Parkgate.

Work clubs launched for unemployed youngsters in Solihull

SOLIHULL Council is appealing to mums, dads, grandparents and any family members who may know a young person, aged 16 – 24, who is currently looking for a job to get involved in Work Clubs.

Work clubs launched to help Solihull's young jobless

Solihull Council is appealing to mums, dads, grandparents and any family members who may know a young person, aged 16 – 24, who is currently looking for work.

Lorely Burt MP on library plans for Shirley

WELL here’s a turn-up for the books. Without a word of warning, an announcement was made at the end of the council meeting this week that Shirley Library could be moved to the new retail area in the Heart of Shirley.

Call for tribute to Harry in Shirley Park.

LOCALS are calling for improvements to Shirley Park to include a tribute to young fundraiser Harry Moseley.

Arden Rambling Club to host another walk.

ARDEN Rambling Club will be holding its eight mile walk on Sunday, August 5, near Neen Sollars, Worcestershire.

A messy start

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Not a good start to 2011 when we walk down our road and see that it has been used as a ‘dog’s toilet’, and I am sure this is not the only road.

Call for Poppy Appeal support

SHIRLEY Royal British Legion is hoping that people will dig deep for this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Planning application lodged for Shirley's Parkgate development

A planning application has been submitted for the Parkgate scheme for development of Shirley Town Centre.

High handed

LAST Friday morning the eight flower planters in the centre of Marston Green village, including those owned by Bickenhill parish council, were removed without any consultation with the parish council, the borough councillors or Marston Green residents association.

Focus on victims of Afghan War

THE Royal British Legion’s 2009 Poppy Appeal in Shirley will target support for the wounded and bereaved of Afghanistan.

Paradise found for our Shirley

HILLFIELD writer Shirley Thompson has been planning her first novel for a long time.

Lorely Burt MP backing Shirley poppy appeal

SOLIHULL Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt joined members of Shirley Royal British Legion to launch their poppy appeal at Shirley Library.


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