Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Anger over axed Birmingham to Europe rail link

COUNCILLORS will tonight be asked to support a motion decrying the decision to scrap a direct rail link between Birmingham International and France.

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Work starts on Sainsbury's building

WORK has started to put up a new Sainsbury's store at Forest Court, Dorridge. Thanks to the Dorridge Sainsbury's Facebook group for the photo.

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Average speed cameras could come to Solihull

AVERAGE speed cameras could be introduced in Solihull as part of plans to return the devices to the borough.

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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Knowle Waitrose work to start this summer

WORK to build a Waitrose in Knowle is expected to start this summer for an opening late next year, more than a year later than first planned, the supermarket has said.

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Emergency closure of Lady Byron Road

LADY Bryron Road in Knowle is closed between Browns Lane and Warwick Road until 5pm today so a dangerous tree can be removed, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council said today.


Sunday, 6 April 2014

Parking bans to tackle commuter parking

TRAFFIC restrictions are to be put in place in six Dorridge roads over concerns about parking by train commuters.

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Thursday, 3 April 2014

Dorridge school merger plan latest

PLANS to formally merge Dorridge Infant and Junior School should move forward, a council officer has said.

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Name change for Heron's Nest

THE Heron’s Nest pub, Knowle has applied for a makeover, including a name change.

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Work to remove roundabout for Sainsbury's

WORK was due to begin yesterday to remove a roundabout by Dorridge station for a Sainsbury’s development.

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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Knowle bid for planning powers

A BID is being made in Knowle to take on new laws aimed at giving communities a greater say over building developments.

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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Community centre refurbishment plans

WORK has begun to refurbish Bentley Heath Community Centre.

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Multi-storey income falls after ticket changes

INCOME has fallen at council-owned Mell Square car park, Solihull after drivers were no longer allowed to pay when leaving.

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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Waitrose Solihull decision put back

A DECISION on a Waitrose plan for Solihull has been put back, though councillors have expressed general support for the plan.

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Parking charges 'freeing up spaces'

THE introduction of parking charges in Knowle has seen a faster turnover of spaces as hoped for, a council report says.

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Forest Court, Dorridge, March 10 2014

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Friday, 7 March 2014

No new primary school places planned for villages

NO new primary school places are being planned by education for Knowle and Dorridge because of a falling birth rate.

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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Approve Solihull Waitrose, council officer says

A WAITROSE plan for Solihull town centre should be approved next week, a council planning officer has said.

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

GP merger "will only expand services"

A POSSIBLE merger between Knowle GPs and other borough practices will only expand services for patients, managers have said.

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Monday, 3 March 2014

Widney Sports to become takeaway

CLOSED Widney Sports in Bentley Heath will become a restaurant and takeaway despite concerns about parking.

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Watchdog to probe Knowle parking charges

A COUNCIL watchdog committee is to look at the impact of new parking charges in Knowle.

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