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Chelmsley Wood

One of the biggest housing estates in the region, Chelmsley Wood has its own shopping centre, library and police station. Many schools and facilities are being redeveloped as part of the North Solihull Regeneration.

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.’

Caroline Spelman MP

Battle begins for YOUR vote in General Election

The General Election campaign has begun and this week Cathrina Hulse and Annette Belcher take a look at the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Solihull and Meriden

MP hails new 640-place uni tech college in Chelmsley Wood

A new university technical college will be opening in Chelmsley Wood next year.

Michael Bryan with Lucy Lovatt and Ian Hughes, a member of PPDG's payroll giving scheme, at Solihull Fire Station

Chelmsley Wood teenager lands placement with firefighters

Lucy Lovatt from Chelmsley Wood, has ensured her desire to join the fire service is one step closer after a speculative email resulted in a work placement.

Santa visits to children in Marston Green and Chelmsley Wood have been saved following an appeal in the Solihull News.

That was the year that was - the highlights and lows

From a randy rodent to thieves stealing from grieving families, we take a look back at some of the highlights of 2014.

Shirley police station

West Midlands neighbourhood watch chief says police plan 'common sense'

Stephen Trefor-Jones, chairman of Neighbourhood Watch for the West Midlands, has described the controversial decision to close police station front counters in Shirley and Chelmsley Wood as 'common sense.'

Gavin Pollock, Royal British Legion, Harvey Jeyes, Grace Academy student, Lee Pollock, Royal British Legion and Keyleigh Charlton, Grace Academy student.

Solihull remembers its fallen war heroes

Locals turned out in force for a series of Remembrance Sunday parades across the borough.

Santa visits to children in Marston Green and Chelmsley Wood have been saved following an appeal in the Solihull News.

Marston Green will get a visit from Santa

Santa visits to children in Marston Green, running for the past 35 years, have been saved from the axe following an appeal in the Solihull News.

Colleen Humphries with husband Alan at the start of Birmingham's half marathon

Chelmsley Wood mum's run raises £2,700 to aid charity

Colleen Humphries, from Chelmsley Wood, took part in Birmingham's half-marathon to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Ken Meeson

Solihull Children's centres to close in £600k cost-cutting bid

Council bosses have confirmed they will close all but four of the borough's dedicated children's centres as part of a £600,000 cost-cutting exercise in Solihull.

Sue and Antonio

Chelmsley Wood reality TV show sparks fears

BBC series that portrayed Mancunians as 'fat, drunk and destitute', People Like Us, turns its gaze onto Chelmsley Wood.

Father Christmas and his team at Marston Green & District Lions Club have been visiting local children for the past 35 years.

Santa's visits to Marston Green and Chelmsley Wood under threat

Sled crisis puts Santa's visits to kids in Marston Green and Chelmsley Wood under threat for first time in 35 years.

Lauren Roberts died after a crash at the junction of Forth Drive and Chester Road

Family pay tribute to young woman killed in motorbike tragedy

Lauren Roberts, from Water Orton, died on September 25, after her blue Honda CBR 125 R-5 bike was in collision with a black Vauxhall Astra on the Chester Road in Chelmsley Wood at just before 8.45pm.

Free access to Solihull care services under threat

Free access to some care services for people on benefits could be scrapped following attempts by Solihull Council to make the system fairer.

Phone 4 U store in Solihull town centre.

Solihull Phones 4U shops close after crash

Four Phones 4u stores in Solihull have closed for good after the phone chain went into administration.

OAP arrested over Chelmsley Wood bus assault

A pensioner has been arrested after a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a bus travelling through Chelmsley Wood.

Phone 4 U store in Solihull town centre.

Solihull jobs under threat after Phones 4u collapse

One of Shirley Parkgate's brand new stores has closed down just months after opening following mobile phone chain Phones 4u going into administration.

Solihull Council bosses HS2 depot call is slammed

Solihull Council bosses have criticised an MP's call for a new HS2 rail depot to be sited on greenbelt land in Solihull.

CCTV image of the man wanted by police

CCTV image of shoplifter suspect who bit Asda security guard's ear in escape

The guard was injured as he attempted to apprehend the man, who was wearing a distinctive Batman cap, at the front of the Asda store on Bosworth Drive.

Romilly Joyce

Chelmsley Wood mum makes the grade to follow dreams of becoming a midwife

A mum-of-four from Chelmsley Wood has finally passed her GCSE English to pursue her dream to becoming a midwife.

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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