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Caroline Spelman

Caroline Spelman

Meriden MP Caroline became a Member of Parliament in 1997. The Dorridge resident has been one of the Conservative's most high-profile women MPs in recent years and previously served as Environment Secretary.

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The shape of Solihull Borough’s housing for the next 20 years will be decided when the Local Development Framework (LDF) comes into force in 2011.

Keep ’em busy over summer

As the summer holidays move into late August, some parents might be running out of ideas for keeping the children occupied.

Growing revolution taking over the land

Growing our own food is increasing in popularity. People are rediscovering the sense of achievement when something you have grown yourself is served up and enjoyed.

Live Aid message still stands

AMAZINGLY, 25 years have gone by since ‘Live Aid’ , the multi-venue charity concert held mainly in London and Philadelphia, on July 13th 1985.

Saving energy now is key

Energy-saving is one of my pet topics. I’m told that by 2050 we will be expected to get our CO2 emissions down so low we may not be able to use central heating!

A blot on our landscape

I am not alone in my belief that Britain should be litter free.

Tough times facing us all as cuts bite

SO the first wave of public spending cuts has been announced.

Forging a new kind of politics

I would like to begin by thanking those of you who voted for me at the General Election and to emphasize that of course I am here to serve all constituents, whichever way you voted.

“I’m still here to help you!”

FROM the moment a general election is called, an MP becomes a candidate again, but I just wanted to reassure readers that I can still help you if you need it.

Vital to break cycle of domestic abuse

VALENTINE’s Day brought it home to me: there are thousands of abused women in Britain for whom this was not a special day.

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