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Support group appeal for new chairperson to help support stroke survivors 

14 Feb 16

A SOLIHULL support group is appealing for a new chairperson to help it continue to support local stroke survivors on their road to recovery.


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Disabled veterans home celebrates centenary year 

14 Feb 16

THE ROYAL Star Garter Homes, a charity which cares for disabled veterans, celebrated its Centenary with parties at its homes across the country – including Solihull.


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Solihull musician aims to hit the big time following release of debut EP 

14 Feb 16

A BOROUGH musician is aiming to hit the big time following the release of his debut EP ‘She’s Leaving’.


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COMPETITION: Lovers of great outdoors in for a treat at the NEC 

13 Feb 16

LOVERS of the great outdoors are in for a treat as the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show rolls into the NEC at the end of this month.


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Rescue pony overcomes fear of humans to land special award 

13 Feb 16

A RESCUE pony who started life afraid of humans has turned into a confident award-winner thanks to his Henley owner.


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Make sure you’re signed up to vote in Solihull’s local elections 

13 Feb 16

VOTERS in Solihull are being urged to make sure they are registered ahead of May’s local government elections.


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In the Paddock: Warwickshire trainer Dan Skelton looks ahead to a busy and challenging schedule 

13 Feb 16

Warwickshire’s Dan Skelton is one of the country’s brightest young National Hunt trainers and ambassador of Warwick Racecourse.


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Brave girls chops locks for charity 

12 Feb 16

A BRAVE little girl whose hair reached the bottom of her back has chopped off her locks for charity.


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Black Friday profits donated to local charity 

12 Feb 16

A CLOTHES retailer has raised almost £900 as part of its ‘thanks for giving’ campaign that raises funds for SoLO life opportunities.


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Pair jailed following attack on man who just attended his brother’s funeral 

12 Feb 16

TWO men have been jailed for violently assaulting a man who had just attended his brother’s funeral.


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Youngster Johns aiming high ahead of English Alipine Championships 

12 Feb 16

DORRIDGE skiing sensation Scott Johns is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to enjoy a successful outing at this month’s English Alpine Championships.


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Indoor rowers claim gold at English championships in Manchester 

12 Feb 16

INDOOR ROWERS from Solihull claimed gold, silver and bronze at the English Indoor Rowing Championships held in Manchester during the last weekend of January.


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Medal haul for Solihull rowers at English Indoor Rowing Championships in Manchester 

12 Feb 16

INDOOR ROWERS from Solihull claimed gold, silver and bronze at the English Indoor Rowing Championships held in Manchester during the last weekend of January.


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Plea for action over off-road bikes in Solihull 

11 Feb 16

“THE police and Solihull Council have got to get a grip before someone is seriously hurt.


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Coventry Blaze star Mark Venus hoping to make an impact for Great Britain 

11 Feb 16

SOLIHULL ice hockey star Ross Venus looks set to make his international debut after being called up to the Great Britain squad ahead of the Olympic pre-qualifiers that get under way this week in Cortina, Italy.


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Solihull couples invited to Valentine’s open day 

11 Feb 16

SOLIHULL couples with the thought of marriage on the horizon are being invited to attend Hall Green’s Church of Ascension open day on Saturday (February 13).


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Solihull musician lands place in New York film festival 

11 Feb 16

A SOLIHULL musician has been taking the world by storm landing himself a headline spot at Birmingham’s 02 Institute and a place in the New York film festival.


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Youngsters set for 35th Peter McEvoy Trophy 

11 Feb 16

THE POPULAR Peter McEvoy Trophy returns for the 35th year and budding young golfers will be hoping to emulate previous winners Luke Donald, Paul Casey, Lee Westwood and Justin Rose by using it as a platform for future success.


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Solihull Moors coach Gavin Cowan predicts a tough challenge from Telford 

11 Feb 16

MOORS player/coach Gavin Cowan is no stranger to AFC Telford having captained the side for two years and he is expecting a touch match when the two sides meet in the National League North division.


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Defender Aoife Mannion commits her future to Birmingham City Ladies 

11 Feb 16

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies defender Aoife Mannion has committed her future to the club after signing a new contract ahead of the 2016 Women’s Super League season.


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Rugby fans get a taste of Wheelchair basketball 

11 Feb 16

THE THRILLS and skills of wheelchair basketball were on show at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday where the Warwickshire Bears played ahead of Wasps’ Aviva Premiership clash with Newcastle Falcons.


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Pediga UK protest passes with just one arrest 

11 Feb 16

A PROTEST by far right-wing group Pegida UK in Solihull at the weekend passed off without major incident and just one person arrested.


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Proud daughter pays tribute to late inspirational father 

10 Feb 16

A PROUD daughter has paid tribute to her inspirational father who passed away at the end of January following a successful career as a deaf footballer.


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Borough bakers set to strut their stuff at annual bakeoff 

10 Feb 16

BUDDING bakers of all ages will have the chance to test their skills and creativity against other borough bakers at Solihull Arts Complex next weekend (Saturday, February 20).


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Curvin Ellis brace seals Highgate win at Coleshill Town 

10 Feb 16

CURVIN Ellis marked his debut with a brace as Highgate recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory away at Coleshill Town in the Midland Premier Division.


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Solihull Barons cement third spot thanks to Solway Sharks victory 

10 Feb 16

SOLIHULL Barons further solidified their third place in the English Ice Hockey Association Moralee divison with a ground out 3-1 victory over the Solway Sharks.


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Housing to be put on former Ashton Nurseries site in Hockley Heath 

10 Feb 16

A SCHEME to build 14 new homes on the former Ashton Nurseries site in Hockley Heath has been give the green light.


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Internationally recognised Solihull artist to take next step in Los Angeles 

9 Feb 16

AN INTERNATIONALLY recognised artist from Solihull is aiming to take the next step in his music career after returning from performing in Los Angeles.


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Nicky Horton on target as Solihull Blossomfield get the better of Boots 

9 Feb 16

NICKY Horton scored the only goal of the game as Solihull Blossomfield Ladies beat Boots 1-0 on Saturday.


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Fruit for free: Green-fingered Berkswell residents plant fruit trees in village 

9 Feb 16

BERKSWELL residents have donned their coats and planted fruit trees in a bid to brighten up the village.


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Rugby-mad Balsall Common youngsters show off new kit 

8 Feb 16

A PRIMARY school has thanked a local business after receiving a new rugby strip and 20 new balls.


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Suspected gang member arrested in Acocks Green dawn raid 

8 Feb 16

Dawn raid swoops on Acocks Green house Read More…


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Yardley slip up against fellow strugglers Droitwich 

8 Feb 16

YARDLEY remain second from bottom in the West Midlands One league after losing 2-0 at home to Droitwich Spa in possibly the worst weather conditions so far this season.


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Curtain falls on 68 years of production at Lode Lane 

8 Feb 16

THE END of an era, the end of an icon, but not the end of the off-road for the Land Rover Defender.


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Police crackdown on legal highs in Solihull by spreading word to local shopkeepers 

7 Feb 16

A DRIVE to warn Solihull businesses of the dangers of selling legal highs saw more than 20 borough shops…


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Solihull performers raise £20k with charity concert 

7 Feb 16

A GROUP of performers hope to raise pound;20,000 for charity by holding a concert in memory of Solihull…


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Borough man to face fear of water by tackling three triathlons for Marie Curie 

7 Feb 16

A MAN who has completed more than 20 charity triathlons despite having a crippling fear of the water…


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Last chance to have say for Solihull residents on West Midlands Combined Authority 

6 Feb 16

THE CONSULTATION on the proposed West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is closing on Monday (February…


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Solihull police warn far-right Pediga UK protestors they will come down hard on troublemakers 

5 Feb 16

SOLIHULL police has finalised plans ahead of a far right-wing demonstration in the borough tomorrow (Saturday,…


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Supermodel set to launch new clothing brand at NEC 

5 Feb 16

A NOTTINGHAM born supermodel who was raised in Wolverhampton is set for a star guest appearance at the…


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Fans of boxing legend Mayweather left frustrated after he cancels Solihull appearance 

5 Feb 16

FANS OF boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr have been left frustrated after his visit to Solihull has been…


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Solihull campaigners share a cuppa ahead of far-right group Pegida UK protest 

5 Feb 16

A PAIR of Shirley campaigners have responded to the impending far right-wing demonstration by having…


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Investigators appeal for witnesses following fatal M6 crash 

4 Feb 16

CRASH investigators are appealing for witnesses to a collision on the M6 in the early hours of this morning…


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Have your say in the Solihull Together for better lives awards – get voting now 

4 Feb 16

Cast you vote to make a difference to someone who makes a difference Read More…


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Thieves steal £65,000 worth of tool from devastated Solihull gardener 

4 Feb 16

A DEVASTATED gardener faces losing his livelihood after raiders plundered his storage unit ndash; stealing…


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A harsh lesson on a memorable day out with the Strachan Football Foundation at St George’s Park 

4 Feb 16

IT IS NOT every day that you get a chance to visit the home of English football, so when I was invited…


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Dorridge U3A celebrates silver anniversary 

4 Feb 16

THE DORRIDGE University of the Third Age (U3A) is celebrating 25 years of fun activities for retired…


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Solihull Moors skipper Theo Steete delighted to get back to winning ways 

4 Feb 16

Solihull Moors skipper Theo Streete will be expressing his views on the club throughout the season in…


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‘Check your fob has done its job’: Solihull Councillor urges for vigilance against vehicle theft 

3 Feb 16

lsquo;CHECK your fob has done its job.


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Solihull Moors bounce back with narrow win at Brackley 

3 Feb 16

SOLIHULL Moors bounced back from last weekendrsquo;s hammering at Harrogate by beating Brackley Town…


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Birmingham & Solihull Bees extend unbeaten run at Newport 

3 Feb 16

BEES got the better of Newport extending their unbeaten run on Saturday (January 30).


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Solihull Men’s Water Polo team win promotion 

3 Feb 16

SOLIHULL Menrsquo;s Water Polo Team are celebrating after crushing two opponents in on weekend ndash;…


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Haulage company spokesman advices public to snap up fuel prices before predicted increase 

3 Feb 16

A HAULAGE company spokesman has told The Observer he expects the price of fuel to rise in the coming…


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Community groups benefit from Heart of England cash injection 

2 Feb 16

OVER 50 community charities and groups across Solihull, Coventry and the wider West Midlands have benefited…


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First victory of the season for Yardley 

2 Feb 16

YARDLEY Hockey Team registered their first win of the season after a hard won battle with Barlaston which…


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Warwickshire Bears beat Titans at the home of London 2012 

2 Feb 16

A TRIP to Olympic Park did not put Warwickshire Bears of their lsquo;Arsquo; game after they beat London…


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BT Internet report no suspicion of malicious attack following national internet dilemma 

2 Feb 16

Pockets of BT customers across the UK including in Solihull were left without internet this afternoon…


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Man accused of Fordbridge machete attack to appear in court 

2 Feb 16

A MAN accused of a machete attack in Fordbridge which left a man with serious injuries is due to appear…


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Volunteer ‘buddies’ help lung disease patients at Solihull Hospital 

2 Feb 16

LUNG patients at Solihull Hospital are being assigned lsquo;buddiesrsquo; to help get through rehabilitation.


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Cameras installed to catch fly-tipping criminals in the act 

2 Feb 16

COVERT cameras have been installed to catch fly-tipping criminals in the act.