* Look for stories in your area - Knowle, Balsall Common, Shirley, Castle Bromwich and many more...
* Easy commenting via Facebook log-in
* Stunning picture galleries
The first thing regular users will notice is that the site is now less cluttered with bigger and better pictures.
We’ve taken the advice given us on reader surveys and created a site that’s specially tailored for what you want.
You told us that you wanted to see a greater emphasis on new and recently updated articles. In response, you’ll now see that the date or time an article was published is now more visible on every page.
We’ve also added more topic pages so that stories about a single person, organisation or subject are grouped together in one place.
One of our favourite new features is the full-screen picture galleries.
The Solihull News website is committed to its local audience and so we wanted to give our local communities more emphasis too.
Hover over the In Your Area tab on the navigation bar and you’ll see a drop-down menu to take you to a section of the site dedicated to your local area. Or you can click the In Your Area button to explore and select a location from a map.
All our local areas make use of striking imagery and a map showing stories near you.
Plus you can find previews, reviews and great content from our team of what's on writers combing the city to bring you the best in Solihull's music, entertainment and arts scene.
We’ve added a Stay Connected hub at the bottom of every page to make it easy for you to get in touch with us: whether you want to send us a story or enquire about advertising, the Stay Connected hub is the best place for you to reach out to our team.
Joining the new community could not be simpler: just visit an article page and select the “Login with Facebook” option. Sign in with your social media account and you’re in. For more details on this go to our commenting guide.
So why have we made these changes?
We wanted to make the Solihull News website more tailored to you and what you wanted, based on your feedback. We also wanted to make it more accessible from your mobile.
At the same time we wanted to create a website that’s more enjoyable, informative and up to date. We hope you agree.