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The Flag is Raised! Solihull Flies Flag for Commonwealth Day.

Monday the 14th of March, Solihull saw the Commonwealth flag be raised over their Council house at 10am to mark Commonwealth Day. Every March on the second Monday, Commonwealth Day comes around to celebrate shared values between 2.5 billion people across the 54 countries. These countries offer opportunity for not only cooperation but friendship between the vibrant and unique cultures found within. The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Meeson was […]

today14/03/2022

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Councillor Ian Courts Shows Support for Ukraine.

Today, the 11th of March 2022, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council released a message from Councillor Ian Courts, the Leader of the council. In this statement, he expressed that the news coming to light from Ukraine was both "dreadful" and "getting worse." Within the statement he explains the scenes of Ukraine as the following: "The scenes of destruction and the evil that is causing it are quite unimaginable. Many are wanting […]

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Fire and Smoke Roar Across Leamington Spa.

Friday the 27th of August holds a moment of shock for those in the Leamington Spa area, ranging across Sydenham and even in Whitnash. A gigantic smoke cloud roars across the land, as a fire broke out on Juno Drive, Leamington Spa on an industrial estate. There have been reports of several explosions to eye-witnesses. The fire broke out reportedly at Leeson Polyurethanes. A known manufacturer of formulated polyurethanes. Many […]

today27/08/2021

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HRC Recycling Centre Closure. Upgrades Announced.

In a press release from Birmingham City Council, released today, Birmingham residents are being told that Perry Barr Household Recycling Centre (HRC) will be undertaking major improvements leading to its temporary closure on the 31st of July 2021. Some improvements included for their re-opening of Spring 2023 are: Removal of steps to containers on the site, making it easier for members of the public to use. Visitor entrances, removing the […]

today01/07/2021

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Should Mobile Phones Be Banned in Schools?

There is speculation that mobile phones could be banned from schools as a way to discipline children returning to what they desire to be a calm environment for them. The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has expressed that he wants to encourage school days to become 'mobile-free'. His concerns for the phones are not just under the worry that pupils may become distracted, but Gavin Williamson has shown concern for it […]

today29/06/2021

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Face Masks Are Back at Solihull Secondary Schools.

Solihull Council announced today in a press release that due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the area, Solihull's Director of Public Health, Ruth Tennant has began advising that secondary school head teachers start to reintroduce and enforce face coverings for pupils attending school of Year 7 upwards in their lessons as well as communal areas. Ruth Tennant explained, "For the last few weeks of this school term, I […]

today28/06/2021

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Car Shows and Events Cause Queues!

There were many drivers hoping for a relaxing drive this Sunday near the beautiful scenery of south Warwickshire, however, they may want to rethink this after a series of events caused a lot of backed up traffic today. Fosse Way, near Leamington Spa, has caused some standstill queues some even reaching near to a mile in length according to eye witnesses and Coventry Live. It has been speculated that the […]

today27/06/2021

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An Angelic Tribute for Farley Kidner Fills the Skies.

It was reported around 2 days ago from the Express & Star about a beautiful tribute put in place for 17 year old Farley Kidner, who passed away in his sleep. These tributes included not only floral arrangements presented, but photographs as well as balloons let off in memory of Farley at his old school of Coppice Performing Arts School in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton. The tributes were attended by many who […]

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Solihull Fitness Centres Reopen to More Than 6,000 Gym-Goers in Their First Fortnight.

Solihull’s leisure centres saw more than 6,000 people upon their return. Solihull Council welcomed people back into their centres around April 12th after their three months of closure due to the UK’s lockdown for Covid-19. It’s shown that gyms have received a 50% increase on those attending, pulling their numbers from 4,056 towards 6,451 visits instead. Many leisure centres have been reopening in coordination of the Government's roadmap to full […]

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