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Free WiFi at GP surgeries across Birmingham and Solihull 

23 May 18

NHS managers say offering patients free WiFi will allow them to use health apps on their phones…


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New role to focus on boosting leisure and tourism in Solihull 

16 May 18

Given the importance of leisure and tourism we wanted to invest in a new cabinet post.


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New Lib Dem leader to focus on ‘local issues’ in Solihull 

14 May 18

The former leader was ousted after a shock defeat in the local elections…


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New councillors in Solihull prepare to enter political fray 

14 May 18

Seven will be taking a seat in the chamber for the first time…


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More people sleeping rough and begging in Solihull 

11 May 18

A warning that these cases are often just the tip of the iceberg…


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New high street bank could ‘harm’ Solihull conservation area, warning 

10 May 18

The site is opposite the 15th century Manor House…


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Invisible pollution still a danger in Solihull, warning 

2 May 18

Just because we can’t see it, doesn’t change the fact we are breathing it in.


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Meet the war hero turned top cop brother of new Home Secretary Sajid Javid 

1 May 18

Superintendent Bas Javid is commander of Solihull Police…


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Solihull local elections: Tory pledge over ‘all the things that people expect’ 

30 Apr 18

Leader says he is taking ‘nothing for granted going into the elections…


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Measles outbreak in Birmingham sparks vaccination warnings to parents 

30 Apr 18

The outbreak, which originally focused in Birmingham and Solihull, has now become a West Midlands wide community issue with over 100 cases…


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Housing shortage concerns for Solihull’s young people 

27 Apr 18

Concerns have been raised that too few homes are being built for Solihull’s young people, with a warning that this could be storing up problems for the future.


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Developers slated for hacking down trees in Solihull 

27 Apr 18

When ‘trees are cut right down before any development even sees the light of day…


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Here’s what could happen as five political parties battle for seats in Solihull 

25 Apr 18

The Tories currently hold 31 of the 51 seats, but could things change…


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Worry over ‘terrible’ increase in crime figures across Solihull 

19 Apr 18

There has been an overall increase of 1,467 crimes in the year to date…


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Rubbish recycling target not being hit by Solihull Council 

18 Apr 18

True figures are adrift of the 50 per cent target that the local authority had hoped to achieve…


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How a £125 million energy company levy could be used to cut fuel bills and save the planet 

7 Apr 18

Experts draw up plans for four green energy zones in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry and the Black Country…


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Birmingham Airport hit by new restrictions on late night flights 

4 Apr 18

Solihull Council backs plans to minimise disturbance for residents…


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Historic windmill ‘under threat’ from new housing development 

3 Apr 18

Solihull Council inundated with objections to potential housing development…


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Thousands sign petition opposing plan to close Solihull Police Station 

21 Mar 18

Opposition is growing to the planned closure of 24 police stations across the West Midlands…


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£10m boost for new HS2 urban quarter 

13 Mar 18

Plans to create a new business and residential village based around the new HS2 Interchange station in Solihull backed by devolution cash…


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West Midlands Police Commissioner accused of targeting Solihull and Sutton Coldfield for station closures 

7 Mar 18

West Midlands Police Commission David Jamieson is accused by Conservatives of targeting Solihull and Sutton Coldfield for station closures…


Business
This 17th century Solihull farmhouse is to be transformed into a pub and restaurant 

19 Feb 18

Company behind Birmingham bar The Physician is hoping to renovate listed farmyard complex…


Business
Barclays hosts event for corporate and wealth clients 

19 Feb 18

Barclays held an event for its corporate and wealth clients and the Birmingham professional community…


Business
Former rugby pro to open new café in Birmingham 

19 Feb 18

Venue in Bull Street will be Sam Smith’s second caf after launching his new venture in Worcester in 2016…


Business
Works starts on new HMRC building in Birmingham 

19 Feb 18

More than 3,600 tax and pensions workers will be relocated to new city centre home in 2020…