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Injured Hampton GP slams Solihull Council’s refusal to install traffic calming measures 

10 Dec 16

Rodger Charlon has said he is ‘profoundly disappointed’ at the council’s refusal to consider speed restrictions and traffic calming measures on the B4102 Meriden Road – despite his desperate calls for…


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Misadventure verdict in tragic Subhan Khan holiday drowning case 

9 Dec 16

Subhan Khan died after getting into difficulties in the Aegean coastal resort of Altinkum.


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Consultation to upgrade M42 junction 6 opens 

9 Dec 16

Highways England is proposing changes to improve the capacity of the junction to accommodate increasing traffic demand and to support access to Birmingham Airport and the NEC, as well as prepare for t…


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Win a fabulous Christmas tree courtesy of the Solihull Observer and Steve’s Industries 

8 Dec 16

Your chance to win one of five Christmas trees – delivered to your door…


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Hit-and-run victim’s anger at lack of Solihull Council’s traffic calming 

8 Dec 16

A HAMPTON-in-Arden GP has hit out at Solihull Council for refusing to install traffic calming measures on the stretch of road where he and his wife were nearly killed by a speeding car.


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Dispute over incident at Bentley Heath level crossing 

8 Dec 16

CONFLICTING stories have left an incident at Bentley Heath level crossing shrouded in mystery.


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Birmingham man handed cash to Brussels bombing suspect 

7 Dec 16

A MAN has been convicted of funding terrorism after handing over cash to a Brussels bomb suspect.


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Promising borough motorcyclist snaps up World Supersport 300cc contract with Team Toth Yamaha 

7 Dec 16

PROMISING teenage motorcyclist Alex Murley has put pen to paper by signing a new deal which will see him race in the World Supersport 300cc Championship next season.


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Bees continue to climb 

7 Dec 16

A FOURTH win in a row has pushed Birmingham & Solihull Bees up to fourth in the National League Three Midlands division as they produced a solid team performance to beat hosts Sandbach 39-22.


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Help Harry Help Others launches smartphone app 

7 Dec 16

HELP Harry Help Others (HHHO) has launched an app to keep followers in the loop on the news at the charity.


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Moors put four past Boldmere St Michaels as they begin Birmingham Senior Cup title defence 

7 Dec 16

STAR striker Harry White scored a faultless hat-trick as Solihull Moors started their defence of the Birmingham Senior Cup on Tuesday night at the Automated Technology Group Stadium.


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Police launch Christmas crackdown on drink and drug drivers 

6 Dec 16

IRRESPONSIBLE drivers who get behind the wheel under the influence of drink or drugs are being targeted by West Midlands Police as the force launches its Christmas campaign.


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Sheldon pub transformed into new vet clinic 

6 Dec 16

A DISUSED Sheldon pub is set to reopen its doors later this month as a new vet clinic.


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Borough social worker scoops silver award at the prestigious Social Worker of the Year Awards 

6 Dec 16

Ann-Maria Mitchell from Solihull Council was named runner-up in the Newly Qualified Adult Social Worker of the Year for her support of vulnerable adults category at the national awards ceremony which…


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Nurses from Solihull’s hospital trust win prestigious national award for ‘patient friendly’ care 

5 Dec 16

The Macmillan Occupational Therapy (OT) Team at Heart of England Foundation Trust (HEFT) was named winner of the ‘Making Health and Social Care Patient Friendly’ category at the inaugural Patients as…


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Police issue frosty warning after spate of Solihull car thefts 

5 Dec 16

WEST Midlands Police is urging drivers not to leave cars defrosting with the engine running after up to £100,000 worth of motors were stolen.


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Solihull Moors bow out of the FA Cup following a tale of two halves at Luton Town 

5 Dec 16

A tale of two halves as Moors bow out of this year’s FA Cup after losing 6-2 away at Luton Town.


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Draft Local Plan consultation begins today 

5 Dec 16

Residents asked to have their say on future of the borough…


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Facing fears to support the Red Cross 

4 Dec 16

Brave fundraisers abseiled down the Custard Factory to raise vital cash for the Red Cross.


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Hannah Shoreson on target as Solihull Blossomfield Badgers beat Yardley Badgers 

4 Dec 16

A FAIRLY one-sided game saw Solihull Blossomfield Badgers beat Yardley Badgers with Hannah Shoreson scoring the only goal of the game.


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WIN £250 TO SPEND AT TOUCHWOOD THIS CHRISTMAS 

4 Dec 16

Your chance to win £250 of Touchwood vouchers…


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John Deehan joins Solihull Moors as academy coach 

3 Dec 16

FORMER Aston Villa and Norwich City striker John Deehan has joined Solihull Moors’ academy coaching staff and will work alongside Under-19 manager Ryan Byrne.


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Can you help support Marie Curie nurses this Christmas? 

3 Dec 16

MARIE Curie is asking the generous people of Solihull to organise a festive fundraising activitiy to help support their local Marie Curie Nurses this Christmas.


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UPS cash boost for Lily Mae Foundation secures new Land Rover 

2 Dec 16

UPS cash boost for Lily Mae Foundation secures new Land Rover…


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Are Solihull teacher and school choir on their way to Christmas number one? 

2 Dec 16

Are Solihull teacher and school choir on their way to Christmas number one…


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Hairdresser Baz dedicates career to helping cancer sufferers 

1 Dec 16

Hairdresser Baz dedicates career to helping cancer sufferers…


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Special needs Solihull pupils at Hazel Oak School release CD ahead of Christmas 

1 Dec 16

SOLIHULL schoolchildren are hoping to top the charts with the release of a CD.


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Solihull swimmers take top spot in Sheffield at the home of the British Championships 

1 Dec 16

SOLIHULL Swimming Club are celebrating after coming first at the recent Ponds Forge Meet held at the home of the British Championships in Sheffield.


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Retired Solihull teacher joins race for Christmas number one 

1 Dec 16

A RETIRED schoolteacher from Solihull has teamed up with Birmingham Conservatoire as they join the race for the Christmas number one while highlighting the particular struggles faced by those affected…


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Birmingham City Ladies become part of the ‘Blues family’ 

1 Dec 16

BLUES Ladies officially became part of the ‘Blues family’ after being full integrated into the men’s setup.


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Solihull Mum becomes Meningitis Research Foundation befriender after losing daughter 

30 Nov 16

A SOLIHULL mother, who tragically lost her daughter to meningitis, has decided to dedicate her life to helping others like her.


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Solihull Barons make a point in South Wales 

30 Nov 16

SOLIHULL Barons dropped down a place to fourth in the NIHL North One after coming away from North Wales with a point following a 3-3 draw with The Dragons on Sunday evening.


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Solihull Moors gear up for FA Cup clash against Luton with mid-week Southport draw 

30 Nov 16

AN ENCOURAGING goalless draw away at Southport has kept confidence in the Solihull Moors camp high while also moving Liam McDonald’s side further away from the threat of relegation.


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Solihull Blossomfield Ladies progress in Masters Shield as Denise Fountain hat-trick 

30 Nov 16

DENISE Fountain scored a hat-trick as Solihull Blossomfield Ladies’ Over-35s progressed into the second round of the Masters Shield with ease thanks to a 6-1 home victory over Newark.


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Birmingham & Solihull Bees secure third win on the bounce 

30 Nov 16

BIRMINGHAM & Solihull Bees picked up their third consecutive victory after a dominant first half display was enough to beat Peterborough Lions in the National League Three Midlands division.


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Raising a glass to Knowle’s first ale rooms 

30 Nov 16

A LOCAL businessman is bringing some pre-Christmas cheer to Knowle with the launch of the village’s first Ale Rooms and wine bar following a £100,000 investment.


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Damson Park set to bloom thanks to Birmingham Airport and JLR 

30 Nov 16

DAMSON Park is set to be that bit prettier in the spring thanks to Birmingham Airport and Jaguar Land Rover.


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Chemotherapy home service celebrates first birthday in Solihull 

29 Nov 16

A REVOLUTIONARY chemotherapy at home service run from a lifesaving cancer unit is celebrating its first birthday while it continues to develop the quality of life for its patients.


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Highgate taste defeat for the first time in four matches at home to St Andrews 

29 Nov 16

AN UNBEATEN run of four matches in the Midland League Premier Division came to an end for Highgate on Saturday after they lost 5-3 at home to St Andrews in what was an eight-goal thriller…


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Hampton beat Telford in eleven-goal thriller 

29 Nov 16

HAMPTON kept the pace with table-toppers Chesterfield by coming out on top following an 11-goal thriller against Telford.


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Two top ten finishes for experienced half marathon runner Anthony Dean 

29 Nov 16

LONG distance star Anthony Dean is continuing to flourish in his later years after completing two half marathon events and securing a top ten finish in both.


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Mell Square car park is closed with immediate effect for safety checks 

29 Nov 16

Mell Square car park is closed with immediate effect for safety checks…


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Charitable friends will embark on a 140-mile sponsored walk in aid of Help For Heroes 

29 Nov 16

Five friends set to hike from RAF Cosford in Wolverhampton to RAF Marham in Norfolk from December 17 until December 23.


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Cancer counselling service launched in Solihull 

28 Nov 16

SILHILLIANS affected by cancer are being invited to take advantage of free counselling.


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Yardley end disappointing opening start to 2016/17 campaign with another defeat 

28 Nov 16

YARDLEY completed the first half of their league season with another disappointing result in the West Midlands Division One League after 4-2 away at Evesham and Badsey.


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Akwasi Asante bags a brace as Solihull Moors bounce back to winning ways 

28 Nov 16

A GOAL in either half by Akwasi Asante helped Solihull Moors make a welcome return to winning ways in the National League at home to North Ferriby United.


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Grace Academy pupils get fit with school’s new gym equipment 

28 Nov 16

EXERCISING by Grace Academy pupils can be done at lunchtime after an outdoor gym has been installed.


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Fond farewell to much-loved former Observer deputy editor Matt ‘Batesy’ Bates 

28 Nov 16

Hundreds gather to pay their respects to talented musician, sportsman, writer and all-round good bloke Matt.


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Solihull Council lends a helping hand to the borough’s small businesses 

27 Nov 16

Small Business Saturday takes place on December 3.


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Long-awaited third win of the season lifts Earlswood Town of the bottom of the table 

27 Nov 16

EARLSWOOD moved off the bottom of the Midland League Division Two table after recording their first victory since the beginning of September.


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Earlswood Town announce Andre Struthers as new first team manager 

27 Nov 16

EARLSWOOD Town have moved quickly to replace Andre Struthers after announcing that Gary Davidson will take over the hotseat at Eastham Road.


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BID Excellence Awards recognise top town talent 

27 Nov 16

From dedicated and talented young apprentices to businesses showing smart management and innovative thinking, the Solihull Business District (BID) awards celebrated all that’s great about the town cen…


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Solihull author sees final book in fantasy trilogy published 

26 Nov 16

Ross Turner celebrated publication of final offering in his fantasy series – The Dreadhunt Trilogy.


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Solihull Moors complete double swoop for Curtis Obeng and George Carline. 

26 Nov 16

SOLIHULL Moors manager Liam McDonald has wasted no time in stamping is mark at Damson Way after completing the double signing of defender Curtis Obeng and midfielder George Carline.


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Lace up your boots for the annual Knowle and Dorridge Lions Festive Walk 

26 Nov 16

Join the Knowle and Dorridge Lions for the 24th Festive Walk on December 27.


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Young Solihull Moors boss McDonald determined to carry on the good work left behind by predecessor Bignot 

25 Nov 16

New Solihull Moors manager Liam McDonald speaks exclusively to the Solihull Observer after his first week in charge of the Vanarama National League club.


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Solihull-born paralysed West Midlands Police officer awarded MBE 

25 Nov 16

A PARALYSED police officer, who devotes his life to steering youngsters away from violent crime and gangs, has been awarded an MBE.


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Great Britain hopeful Amy Trueman tipped to have a bright future in the ice rink 

25 Nov 16

ONE OF Solihull’s hidden sporting talents shined on the continent last week when representing Team GB Under 18s in an international four-team tournament in Budapest.


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Brothers share Taekwondo success in Stratford Upon Avon 

25 Nov 16

TWO brothers have reason to celebrate after earning black belt grading in Stratford Upon Avon earlier this month.


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EXCLUSIVE: Hampton in Arden GP injured in hit-and-run calls for speed restrictions 

25 Nov 16

A HAMPTON in Arden GP who cheated death when a speeding car nearly hit him and his wife before fleeing the scene has called for tougher speed restrictions to be installed in the village.