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Win tickets to the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show 

26 Feb 15

THE NATIONAL Homebuilding amp;amp; Renovating Show – with a record number of over 15 self-build, renovation and home improvement specialists – is coming to Birminghamamp;#039;s NEC from March 26 to 29 – and The Observer has got 20 pairs of tickets to…


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Distraught Acocks Green allotment holders targeted by vandals 

26 Feb 15

ALLOTMENT holders in Acocks Green have been left distraught after being targeted by an ongoing spate of thefts and vandalism.


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Karl Loxley the Voice Will.I.am 

25 Feb 15

BALSALL Commonamp;#039;s own star of The Voice Karl Loxley is set to fight for his place in the next stage of the competition when he takes to the stage in the battle rounds of the show this weekend.


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Trail of destruction left by latest gypsies 

25 Feb 15

GYPSIES have left a trail of destruction in Shirley.


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Chris Macrow Solihull Theatre Company 

25 Feb 15

A POPULAR Solihull theatre group boss died after he suffered a deep vein thrombosis in hospital while recovering from a serious cycling accident.


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New cancer centre for Help harry Help Others charity 

25 Feb 15

HELPING people with cancer has always been at the heart of Help Harry Help Others (HHHO) since it was set up by inspirational youngster Harry Moseley.


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Kayakers riase 25000 for Get AHead 

20 Feb 15

PIONEERING sailors jumped aboard kayaks last summer, set their compasses to London and raised thousands of pounds for head and neck cancer sufferers.


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Karl Loxley teams up with Will.I.Am on The Voice 

20 Feb 15

BALSALL Common opera star Karl Loxley is celebrating this week after coming one step closer to acheiving his dream of stardom.


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Gateway project works set to start in March 

20 Feb 15

WORK is set to start in early March on a Acirc;pound;2.


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Banding together is Harrys memory 

20 Feb 15

A COLOURFUL Guinness World Record has been inspired by brave Harry Moseley who died aged just 11.


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Vince Cable champions traineeships 

20 Feb 15

BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable joined Solihull MP Lorely Burt for a visit to Solihull College where he met trainees and apprentices.


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Jeremy Hunt visits Craig Croft Medical Centre site 

20 Feb 15

MERIDEN MP Caroline Spelman was joined by the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt at the site of the new Craig Croft Medical Centre in Chelmsley Wood.


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Treasury Minister Priti Patel learns of timber firm success 

20 Feb 15

TREASURY Minister Priti Patel visited the borough to meet a timber engineering company with a success story to tell.


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Chancellor helps launch apprenticeships 

20 Feb 15

MEANWHILE Chancellor George Osbourne was in Solihull to help Halfords launch a new apprenticeship scheme to create 500 apprentices – one in every one of its stores – over the next year.


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Prime Minister David Cameron steps up fight for Solihull 

19 Feb 15

PRIME Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osbourne spearheaded the Conservative campaign in Solihull, both visiting the borough to promote the Tory Partyamp;#039;s committment to business and the economy.


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Political battle for Solihull votes hots up 

19 Feb 15

THE FIGHT for political supremacy in Solihull has cranked up a gear with five leading ministers – Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor George Osbourne, Business Secretary Vince Cable, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Treasury Minister Priti Patel…


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Police on the beat becoming endangered species 

17 Feb 15

BOBBIES on the beat in the West Midlands are becoming an endangered species as a result of devastating multi-million pound cuts to policing budgets, it has been warned.


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Police Chief hailed unsung hero of mental health 

17 Feb 15

A SOLIHULL-based Chief Inspector for West Midlands Police has spoken of his pride after being hailed an unsung hero of mental health by the Deputy Prime Minister.


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Jakes swimming a mile for diabetes 

13 Feb 15

AN INSPIRATIONAL ten-year-old is warming up at the poolside ready to swim a mile for charity a year after he was diagnosed with type one diabetes.


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Tributes to Grade A teacher 

13 Feb 15

TRIBUTES have flooded in for one of Arden Schoolamp;#039;s best-loved and best-known teachers of the last thirty years.


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Hospital bus to help patients 

12 Feb 15

GETTING from Solihull Hospital to Heartlands is set to get easier for patients as plans to get a shuttle bus between the sites looks set to go ahead.


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Balsall Common lad hopes to wow The Voice judges 

12 Feb 15

A LOCAL lad will hope to win over the judges when he appears on this weekendamp;#039;s episode of hit BBC One programme, The Voice.


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Stranger Danger message after young girls approached 

11 Feb 15

FEAR has once again been struck in to the hearts of Solihull parents following another amp;#039;incidentamp;#039; in which two groups of young teenage girls were followed by a car in Knowle last Tuesday (February 3).


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Shoppers set for spooky surprise from Addams family 

10 Feb 15

SHOPPERS in Solihull are in for a spooky surprise when the Addams family come to town.


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Cancer survivor is star of new poster campaign for trials 

9 Feb 15

A GRANDFATHER has been chosen to star in a new Cancer Research UK poster campaign which highlights how cancer clinical trials can help save lives.


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Appeal launched for new defibrillators 

6 Feb 15

FASTAID has launched its biggest ever appeal for help in replacing its ageing defibrillators – the only device capable of getting the heart back into a normal rhythm following a cardiac arrest.


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Growth Deal funding set to boost Solihull 

5 Feb 15

AN EXTRA Acirc;pound;21.


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Deaf dogs sign up for paw language 

4 Feb 15

A DEAF dog is helping his kennel mate find a home by teaching him sign language.


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Lewis and Sally Tonkinson funeral plane crash 

4 Feb 15

THE FUNERAL of former Knowle man Lewis Tonkinson and his wife Sally who lost their lives in a plane crash will take place tomorrow (Friday, February 6).


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Posthumous award for brave Riya 

4 Feb 15

BRAVE cancer victim Ulrika \’Riya\’ Dandekar, who tragically lost her brave battle with Lymphoma on New Yearamp;#039;s Eve, has been posthumously handed a prestigious award for her campaign to get more people on the stem cell donor register.


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Distinctly uncharitable 

2 Feb 15

A DEVASTATING spate of thefts from charity shops in Shirley is depriving the disadvantaged and needy of vital funds – The Observer can reveal.


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Retired teacher admits sex offences against boys 

30 Jan 15

A RETIRED Chelmsley Wood teacher has been told he is likely to be jailed after he admitted sexual offences against three boys in the 1980s.


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Acocks Green Police front office to close by January 31 

26 Jan 15

ACOCKS Green police stationamp;#039;s front desk is set to close its doors to the public at the end of this month, West Midlands Police have announced.


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Plans for more homes at Digby Court submitted 

23 Jan 15

PLANS for the second phase of home building on the former Bishop Wilson School site have been handed to the Council.


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Global companies work together to drive innovation in Solihull 

22 Jan 15

AWARD winning financial technology software company Rimilia has been working to help renowned recruitment provider Adecco to improve efficiency of their cash allocation systems at their Solihull based offices.


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Life saving donation to remember Solihull dad 

22 Jan 15

A MUCH-LOVED father of three – who died of an undiagnosed heart condition aged just 43 – will be remembered at two schools thanks to his devoted wife.


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Lucky escape for four in M42 crash 

22 Jan 15

FOUR people escaped serious injury following a three car collision on the M42 motorway in Solihull.


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Parent killer Chang sent to secure hospital 

21 Jan 15

A SOLIHULL man who killed his mother and father in a frenzied attack has been sent to a secure psychiatric hospital.


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Gypsies set up camp in Hillfield Park 

21 Jan 15

GYPSIES have yet again returned to the borough – this time unwantedly descending on Hillfield Park.


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Kristian Murray Four Ashes Road Bentley Heath Tributes 

20 Jan 15

TRIBUTES adorn the roadside where amp;#039;much-lovedamp;#039; Kristian Murray lost his life last week.


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Battle over FGM is stepping up 

20 Jan 15

TRAINING health professionals, teachers and more support for survivors are key to fighting the battle against Female Genital Mutilation in the region.


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Tributes paid to Lewis and Sally Tonkinson 

19 Jan 15

A SIX-YEAR-OLD is recovering after surviving a plane crash in which his parents were killed.


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Campaigners slam new M42 Service station plans 

16 Jan 15

DOZENS of angry campaigners have joined forces to discuss their opposition to the proposed Motorway Service Area (MSA) in Catherine de Barnes.


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New deal paves way for growth in Solihull 

15 Jan 15

A Acirc;pound;350 million deal to create jobs and economic growth in Solihull, Birmingham and the surrounding area has been signed off by the Deputy Prime Minister and Council leaders.


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The Voice 2015 launch – London 

14 Jan 15

WITH its signature spinning red chairs and blind auditions,The Voice returned at the weekend with newest judge Rita Ora.


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Jaguar Lane Rover Solihull Jobs F-Pace 

14 Jan 15

JAGUAR Land Rover will create 1,300 jobs to build Jaguaramp;#039;s first sports utility vehicle (SUV) at its Solihull plant.


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Birmingham Muslim #foxnewsfacts 

14 Jan 15

MIDLANDERS have used humour and the power of social media to laugh off claims by a self-styled terrorism expert on US news channel Fox News that Birmingham was a amp;#039;totally Muslim cityamp;#039; and a place where non-Muslims did not go.


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Baddesley Clinton walkers put their best foot forward and raise 9000 

14 Jan 15

KIND-HEARTED festive walkers put their best foot forward and raised almost Acirc;pound;9,000.


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Search for missing Solihull care home resident 

13 Jan 15

POLICE are appealing for information to help trace a man who has been missing from a care home for almost a week.


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Family lead tributes to Georgina Johnson 

12 Jan 15

THE FAMILY of a woman who was killed in an accident just days before Christmas have paid tribute to a -€œwonderful wife, sister, daughter and friend-€.


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Solihull campaigner Riya Dandekar loses battle with cancer 

9 Jan 15

BRAVE cancer patient Ulrika \’Riya\’ Dandekar – who spent her last days campaigning for stem cell donors – has died at the age of 21.


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Former Aston Villa footballer Darius Vassell welcomes baby daughter 

8 Jan 15

FOOTBALL star Darius Vassell and his wife Amani are amp;#039;over the moonamp;#039; after welcoming in the new year with the arrival of their first child.


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Doting dad Darius Vassell welcomes baby daughter 

8 Jan 15

FOOTBALL star Darius Vassell and his wife Amani are amp;#039;over the moonamp;#039; after welcoming in the new year with the arrival of their first child.


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Accident and Emergency departments continue to feel the pressure 

7 Jan 15

RECORD levels of pressure on Aamp;amp;E departments across the country are being reflected at the already struggling Heart of England NHS Trust which runs Solihull, Heartlands and Good Hope hospitals.


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Bags of success 

6 Jan 15

THE GENEROSITY of big-hearted West Midlands folk has been praised by Al and Pam Sutton – organisers of Solihull-based forces charity Troop AID.


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Using Clare’s Law to check your partner’s violent past 

5 Jan 15

FIVE people from Solihull – and total of 58 from the greater region – have contacted West Midlands Police in the last six months to see whether their partner has a history of domestic violence.


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Record £512 million for West Midlands roads 

3 Jan 15

A RECORD Acirc;pound;512 million will be spent on improving local roads between 2015 and 2021 in the West Midlands, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced.


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From the classroom to the trenches 

30 Dec 14

STORIES of sons, fathers and brothers who served, fought and died in World War One have been shared throughout 2014 in the news and within communities as the 100th anniversary since the outbreak of the war was marked.


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Woman cut from car after Shirley smash 

30 Dec 14

A WOMAN had to be cut from a car after a two vehicle smash in Shirley.


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New phase of North Solihull regeneration project given green light 

30 Dec 14

PLANS to build 137 homes as part of the next phase of the North Solihull\’s regeneration project has been given the green light.