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Underground heat network plan for first buildings in Solihull 

10 Aug 18

The council is looking at the possibility of drawing on the heat generated by a water source beneath Tudor Grange Park…


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New home for war memorial stones in Solihull village 

10 Aug 18

The engraved stones, comprising of one central column and 12 tablets, honour the local men who fought in the Boer Wars…


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Warning over future ‘garden grabbing’ in Solihull 

10 Aug 18

‘We don’t want unpleasantness, we want our lovely gardens behind our beautiful homes…


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Domino’s Pizza takeaway gets go ahead in Solihull village despite fears 

9 Aug 18

Around 165 people had objected to the takeaway in Balsall Common…


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Domino’s plans to open a takeaway in this Solihull village – but residents aren’t happy 

6 Aug 18

They say there are already too many hot food outlets on the Balsall Common shopping parade…


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£40m new railway station in Solihull set to be ruled out 

6 Aug 18

It is also estimated that 20m will be needed to revamp the current site…


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HS2 – the great train debate in Solihull 

2 Aug 18

Will the rail link electrify the economy or cause chaos for locals…


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Huge fall in bed-blocking in Solihull 

1 Aug 18

Council officers said they had taken steps to get a grip on the situation…


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‘Massive backlog’ as council struggles to replace faulty wheelie bins across Solihull 

31 Jul 18

Frustrated residents given supply of bin bags while they wait…


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Pedestrian crossing survey of accident-hit Solihull road delayed 

30 Jul 18

Assessment has been held up due to high demand for its road safety team…


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Parking charge changes could “harm Solihull village”, claim 

27 Jul 18

There has been a backlash from residents and traders over plans to scrap two hour free parking…


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Metro route plans tens of millions over budget – forecast warning 

27 Jul 18

The Brierley Hill metro extension and the Birmingham to Solihull route are currently exhibiting ‘cost pressures…


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The West Midlands is one of the best places in UK for bin collections 

26 Jul 18

Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Dudley and Wolverhampton have weekly collections while they are fortnightly at Coventry and Walsall…


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Major parking headache in Solihull villages 

26 Jul 18

Roads are being clogged up by commuters…


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Parking charge plan leads to councillor quitting Tory group in Solihull 

25 Jul 18

He confirmed that he had resigned from the Conservative group as a matter of principle…


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Fears over increased traffic on ‘dangerous’ Solihull road 

23 Jul 18

I have nearly been killed walking along that.


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Impose height limit for new homes, say Solihull villagers 

23 Jul 18

Houses should not extend beyond two and a half storeys – call…


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People are getting ‘very disturbed’ about HS2 plans in Solihull 

23 Jul 18

There is still significant uncertainty surrounding the multi-billion pound rail project…


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Cameras for fly-tipping hot spots across Solihull 

20 Jul 18

Four devices will be moved around the borough to watch for fly-tippers…


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Garage sites considered for new homes across Solihull 

17 Jul 18

Though developing the sites for new-builds can be ‘problematic…


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New town centre bank plan approved in Solihull 

16 Jul 18

The new bank is set to open on the High Street…


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Investigation into devastating flooding in Solihull underway 

12 Jul 18

It may be some time before residents get any answers…


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Huge rise in pothole damage insurance claims across Solihull 

12 Jul 18

It is costing the council tens of thousands of pounds…


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Huge cost revealed of faulty wheelie bins across Solihull 

11 Jul 18

And there are tens of thousands of bins that still might need replacing…


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Here’s how Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country MPs voted on Heathrow’s third runway 

26 Jun 18

See how West Midlands MPs voted when the Commons approved plans for a third runway at Heathrow…