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Tribute to John Taylor, former Solihull MP

I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my former colleague and friend, John Taylor, who served the Solihull constituency loyally until 2005 and prior to that the wider West Midlands County.

Update (3) Unauthorised Traveller Encampment - Bentley Heath and Dorridge

Following regular correspondence with local ward councillors, senior members of Solihull MBC and the local police I am pleased to be able to advise local residents that after a successful operation by Solihull police to serve a Section 61 notice on the encampment, both unauthorised campsites have

Bentley Heath/Dorridge Travellers Update (2)

Following regular contact with the police over the bank holiday weekend, I can now confirm that the unauthorised travellers camp at Bentley Heath park was dispersed by the police under Section 61 powers earlier today.

Dame Caroline in bid to save the 0821 service from Berkswell

It has been brought to my attention that London Midland have proposed removing the 0821 service from Berkswell to Birmingham on the grounds that the service is too busy to stop there. I am astonished by this decision – as since when do you remove a service which is in demand?