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Hampton is steeped in history, from the manor that was once home to Sir Robert Peel to its 12th century church and the Medieval Packhorse Bridge.

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.

Old Station Road, Hampton-in-Arden

Hampton-in-Arden bungalow for sale

Three of a kind: Bungalows for sale in Hampton-in-Arden, Solihull and Knowle.

Hockey: Hampton-in-Arden Men's 1s 3 Northampton Saints 1s 1

Hampton return to winning ways with victory over Saints.

Archie the pug at the In The Dog House hotel, Meriden

Pets in the lap of luxury as hotel for dogs opens in Solihull

In the Dog House is Solihull’s first dog hotel, featuring ten extravagantly themed rooms for the most pampered of pooches.

A sneak preview of one of The Dog House's exclusive rooms with founder Nyoka Scarlett

Pooches get a pampering at borough's luxury dog hotel

At Solihull's first luxury dog hotel, owners will want to stay with their pets.

Author Pat Spence has published the first of her fantasy trilogy Blue Moon

Author Pat's new fantasy trilogy bids to rival Twilight

Solihull's answer to the hugely successful Twilight series, Pat Spence, has published her own fantasy trilogy.

Traveller James Dunne, pictured outside his home in Hampton-in-Arden, is pleading with Solihull Council to stay after they authorised an enforcement notice against him

Local traveller claims council is making him homeless

A gypsy family who have lived in The Pleck, Hampton-in-Arden for 11 years, say they have been given their marching orders by Solihull Council

Shadowbrook Lane

Gypsies given a year to leave camp site

Meriden MP Caroline Spelman has thrown her support behind the council’s decision while Coun Bob Sleigh (Con, Bickenhill) said it was “the first step” towards restoring the land

Mike Nattrass

Borough-based MEP quits UKIP

A BOROUGH-based MEP, who has represented UKIP since 2004, has quit the party in protest at leader Nigel Farage’s “totalitarian” leadership.

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport chooses preferred flight path option

Birmingham Airport has published its post-consultation report outlining the preferred flightpath option for aircraft taking off to the south

Solihull town centre

Solihull Council latest planning list

The following planning applications have recently been received by Solihull MBC

Catherine-de-Barnes Lane

Dogs home set to move to Catherine-de-Barnes

Councillor Jim Ryan raised a titter at a borough council planning meeting last week, where members narrowly voted to allow Birmingham Dogs’ Home to relocate to green belt land in Catherine-de-Barnes

West Midlands Police

Cable theft men jailed

A gang of organised thieves, jailed for stealing cable from areas including Hampton-in-Arden, have cost the rail industry an estimated £350,000

Catherine-de-Barnes Lane

Concerns over dog's home move to Solihull village

Concerns have been raised over ‘controversial’ plans to move Birmingham Dogs’ Home onto treasured greenbelt land in Catherine-de-Barnes.

Hampton Scarecrow Festival organisers hoping for flurry of entries

Scarecrows will be taking over the streets of a Solihull village over the next week

caroline spelman

Call for council to oppose HS2 proposal

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A borough councillor has said hopes of securing significant changes to the high-speed rail line through Solihull are fading fast

Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull

Exhibition to commemorate Hampton-in-Arden artist

An art exhibition is to be held in Hampton-in-Arden to commemorate the work of a celebrated local painter

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport announces new flight path roadshows

A second series of roadshows has been announced by Birmingham Airport, as it continues to consult communities about aircraft flight paths

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport new roadshows announced

Further work has been commissioned by Birmingham Airport following feedback received from local people as part of its airspace change consultation

King Edward VI Camp Hill Schools

Solihull schoolchildren's 'Green Bus' routes face an uncertain future

Bus services which take Solihull schoolchildren to grammar schools around the region face an uncertain future if a cap on the amount of public money they receive remains in place, a court has heard

Videos & Photos

Debden Close in Dorridge, Solihull.

Extended Dorridge home with lots of space

Double fronted bungalow in Coleshill Heath Road, Birmingham.

Coleshill Heath Road bungalow is easy on the eyes

Evenson Court in Dorridge, Solihull

Evenson Court in Station Road


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