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Last year's Neighbourhood in Bloom winner in Bosworth Drive.

Solihull in Bloom has officially been launched for 2015

The annual competition celebrates the green-fingered residents of Solihull who help to keep the borough looking ‘blooming great.’

Craig Rimell in his 12th floor flat at Wedgewood House

Agony of man desperate for move from a 12th floor flat

Craig Rimell is desperate to be moved from his high-rise tower block in Forth Drive, Kingshurst.

Volunteers help to deliver the cookers from Grace Academy, to people's homes in time for Christmas.

Grace Academy Solihull gives families in need way to cook up a tasty Christmas

Grace Academy Solihull has donated eight electric cookers worth more than £2,000 to local families this Christmas.

Solihull Community Housing find snake in Smith's Wood

When a cleaning contractor went to enter a low rise building he received quite a shock to find his path blocked by a very slippery character indeed

Dig in and win with Solihull Neighbourhoods in Bloom

PEOPLE across the borough are being encouraged to get their hands dirty as they prepare to take part in a fun new gardening competition - Solihull Neighbourhoods in Bloom.

Solihull advice service braces itself for busy month following benefit changes.

EXTRA staff and volunteers have been drafted in to help cope with an expected 25 per cent increase in the number of enquires Solihull Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) will take following a radical overhaul of the benefit system.

Construction opportunities with Solihull Community Housing

CONSTRUCTION companies in and around Solihull, are being offered the chance to meet prospective client, Solihull Community Housing (SCH) at a Constructionline event to discuss local work opportunities.

Single mum claims she suffered a stroke after waiting six months for new home

A COUNCIL tenant, who was ‘trapped’ in her third story flat by a debilitating knee condition, has finally found a new home...

Citizens Advice dealing with thousands of inquiries as some Solihull residents struggle to even afford food

CASH-strapped Solihull residents are going hungry so they can pay off their debts, Solihull Citizens Advice Bureau has revealed.

Homeless offered emergency accomodation in minus temperatures

AS the temperature dips below zero, Solihull Council is offering help to people sleeping rough this winter.

Single mum with agonising knee condition forced to climb two flights of stairs to access her own council flat

A SINGLE mum with an agonising knee condition,is still in her third floor council flat five months after requesting a move on health grounds.

Kingshurst mum 'trapped' in her own home

A SINGLE mum, with an agonising knee condition is still in her thirdfloor council flat, FIVE months after requesting a move on health grounds.

Families enjoy fun at The Loft\n

FAMILIES flocked to Chelmsley Wood’s The Loft last Saturday to take part in the annual ‘One Solihull’ day.

Celebrate Black History Month in Chelmsley Wood

A CELEBRATION of Black History Month is taking place in Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre next week.

Fire service training exercise at Solihull tower block

RESIDENTS looked on as flames tore through a Smith’s Wood tower block last week – smoke streaming upward into the damp August sky.

Man who made his neighbour's life hell is jailed

A NEIGHBOUR from hell has been handed a 26-week prison term and is being evicting from his home.

Parents to be forced out of home by son

AN ELDERLY couple are being thrown out of their Shirley home of 35 years - by their own son.

Shirley couple face being evicted from their home - by their own son

AN ELDERLY couple are being thrown out of their Shirley home of 35 years - by their own son.

Neary 7,000 on Solihull's housing register.

THERE are nearly 7,000 people in Solihull waiting to be housed, according to latest figures.

LOCALS who cannot open bank accounts are being urged to avoid the loan sharks in times of need by joining a credit union.

North Birmingham Community Credit Union, with the support of Solihull Community Housing (SCH), is providing a safe way for Solihull borough residents to save and borrow.


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