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Kingshurst and Fordbridge

The housing here pre-dates many of the surrounding estates. The area is probably best known for Babbs Mill Local Nature Reserve and the CTC Kingshurst Academy.

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.

Mad Dog Maxx also known as Matt Powell who is competing in a Pro Wrestling tournament in Solihull.

Top Midland wrestlers to fight it out in Kingshurst

Kingshurst is to host a wrestling match between star of ITV's World of Sport Wrestling show, Blondie Barratt and Midlands favourite Mad Dog Maxx.

Babbs Mill Lake.

Petition to save Babbs Mill's Local Nature Reserve (LNR) status

A petition to stop the council stripping part of a Solihull beauty spot of its Local Nature Reserve (LNR) status has attracted 800 signatures.

Stephanie Bottrill

M6 death grandma blamed Government in her suicide note

Stephanie Bottrill, 52, said she felt "anxious and stressed" about having to move house because of the controversial benefit changes before the tragedy.

Former students of Jason McDermott who was banned from teaching last week meet outside CTC Kingshurst Academy to defend him, they say he was 'the best teacher ever'.

Hundreds defend Solihull teacher banned for punching kids

Former students defended the Uniformed Services course leader - with many calling him the 'best teacher they ever had'.

Teacher punched and jabbed pupils

Former soldier with 'history of violence against pupils' in life-time teaching ban

Councillor Chris Williams

Axe looming over Solihull Children's Centres

Solihull Council could close all of its 14 dedicated children's centres by next year following a £600,000 cut in its budget.

Debbie Evans won the first borough seat for UKIP in Kingshurst and Fordbridge ward

Elections success for the Greens and UKIP

It's celebration time for the Greens in Solihull after the party moved into official opposition by winning three seats from Labour.

Kingshurst Medical Practice

Fears that surgery closure will deprive patients of care

Plans to put Kingshurst Medical Practice on the market have sparked fears that its 8,000 patients could be left without a GP.

Woodland Green residents protest against plans to build a new housing development in Smith's Wood.

Residents’ anger over the loss of green space

Woodland Green residents protest against plans to build a new housing development in Smith’s Wood.

Kingshurst woman killed on M6 was worried about bedroom tax

A Kingshurst grandmother killed on the M6 motorway left a suicide note blaming the Government for her death

Solihull Council

Changes to be made to two borough day centres

Plans have been put forward to close one day centre in the borough and open another - used by people with learning disabilities - to the whole of the community

Ken Meeson

'Keep calm and carry on', says leader of Solihull Council after budget is announced

Solihull Council has suffered an ‘unfair’ reduction in the Government grant this year - one of the largest drops nationally

David Jamieson

Solihull councillor defends support for academies

A borough councillor who has been accused of back-pedalling has defended throwing his support behind school academies when they were set up 13 years ago

Solihull Council

Keep calm and carry on - council tax frozen as borough swallows £7 million in cuts

Solihull Council has suffered an ‘unfair’ reduction in the Government grant this year - one of the largest drops nationally

David Jamieson

Concern over Solihull Council housing rent increase

Council housing tenants will see an increase in their rent from next month

Solihull Council

Solihull council tenants facing rent rise of 4.98 per cent

Council housing tenants will see an increase in their rent from next month

David Jamieson

Locals have their say on Solihull's plan for housing over next 15 years

Hearing sessions for the examination of Solihull’s Draft Local Plan are now in full swing, giving locals the chance to have their say on the thousands of new homes earmarked for the borough over the next 15 years

Solihull Council

Residents are having their say on Solihull's draft local plan

Hearing sessions for the examination of Solihull’s Draft Local Plan are now in full swing, giving locals the chance to have their say on the thousands of new homes earmarked for the borough over the next 15 years

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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