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Jack and family kick out to find a cure 

20 Apr 15

LIKE every other four-year-old boy Jack Gauder loves running around, watching Star Wars and kicking a football about.


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Solihull Gateway Project moves to stage two this weekend 

17 Apr 15

WORKS on the next stage of the Solihull Gateway Project are set to get begin on Sunday (April 19).


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Big Cat makes history at JLRs Lode Lane plant 

16 Apr 15

HISTORY was made at the home of Land Rover in Solihull this week after the first Jaguar vehicle rolled off the production line.


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Habib Ali Al-Jifri EDL Mosque 

15 Apr 15

SEVERED pigs heads dumped at the door, windows smashed, English Defence League action, and petitions garnering over 3,000 signatures.


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Boss set to follow in dad’s footsteps for cause 

15 Apr 15

A SOLIHULL businesswoman is putting her best foot forward for charity after being inspired by its sport and mobility work for disabled children.


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Bluebell garden is an awardwinner 

14 Apr 15

GREEN-FINGERED Craig Duffy received national praise at the Great British Growing Awards 2015, for his hard work at the Bluebell Community Garden in Chelmsley Wood.


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Alecs art goes on show at Royal Star and Garter 

13 Apr 15

THE ROYAL Star amp;amp; Garter Home in Solihull held an art exhibition featuring the work of talented artist and resident, Alec Shaw.


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Solihull store celebrates new ‘Jurnie’ with a treasure hunt 

10 Apr 15

TREASURE will be hidden across Solihull town centre on Saturday (April 11) to celebrate the next step in the journey of a family-run Solihull shop.


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Fresh appeal for information surrounding Shirley pensioner hit and run 

10 Apr 15

POLICE investigating a hit-and-run that left a 93-year-old woman seriously hurt have issued a images of the suspect vehicle caught on camera minutes before the collision as part of a renewed appeal to trace the driver.


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Tributes paid to Shirley tax advisor who died in Manhattan 

9 Apr 15

A 25-YEAR-OLD tax advisor from Shirley plummeted to his death while on a business trip in New York in what police believe may be a suicide.


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1940s party to celebrate VE Day 

9 Apr 15

THE CLOCKS will be turned back in Bentley Heath this may to celebrate 70 years since Victory in Europe Day (VE Day).


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Award-winning writer ends a domestic at Our House 

7 Apr 15

WHEN a cast member at a Solihull theatre group disagreed with his director over the pronunciation of his characteramp;#039;s name he called in the author behind the original hit show to settle the argument.


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JLR announces 600m investment 

7 Apr 15

JAGUAR Land Rover has reaffirmed its long-term committment to the West Midlands with the confirmation of a Acirc;pound;600million investment in the region – including a Acirc;pound;400million upgrade of the Castle Bromwich plant to support the new …


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Solihull Together for Better Lives awards Les Lawrence Coun Kate Wild Mayor of Solihull Dr Patrick Brooke 

2 Apr 15

IT WAS celebrations all round as organisers announced the winners of the inaugural Solihull Together for Better Lives awards.


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Nick Clegg Liberal Democrat Lorley Burt Deputy prime Minister 

1 Apr 15

DEPUTY PRIME Minister Nick Clegg visited Solihull this week to get accquainted with some of the boroughamp;#039;s pricklier inhabitants.


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catherine de barnes muslim cemetery 

1 Apr 15

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a muslim cemetery in Catherine de Barnes have been submitted for the third time.


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Borish Johnson Mayor of London Julian Knight Conservative 

1 Apr 15

SOLIHULL became amp;#039;selfie centralamp;#039; when London Mayor and heavyweight personality Boris Johnson came to town to launch Julian Knightamp;#039;s election campaign to be the next conservative MP.


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ME150/14/03 PAS OUT PARADE – 20/2/15 

1 Apr 15

A YOUNG sailor, who lost nine stone to join the Royal Navy, made two dreams a reality by proposing to his girlfriend on the day of his amp;#039;pass outamp;#039;.


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Orchids ready to bloom for 50th anniversary spring show 

31 Mar 15

SOLIHULL amp;amp; District Orchid Society will be holding its 50th Anniversary Spring Show on Saturday, April 4 at Arden School in Knowle.


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Birmingham city colin doyle becky doyle meningitis liam 

30 Mar 15

THE WIFE of Birmingham City FC goalkeeper Colin Doyle is running the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k to raise money for charity Meningitis Now after her son contracted meningitis -€“ three times.


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Health bosses shake on Urgent Care Centre location 

30 Mar 15

HEALTH bosses have underlined their commitment to providing an Urgent Care Centre at Solihull Hospital.


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Solar Eclipse plunged Solihull into morning twilight 

26 Mar 15

THE HEAVEN\’S above were the focus for thousands of Silhillians on Friday (March 20).


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Lunar Festival returns to Tanworth in Arden 

25 Mar 15

THE LUNAR Festival is returning to Tanworth in Arden again this June – with a long list of top acts and attractions announced.


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Spotted an alien? May the force be with you 

25 Mar 15

THE SKIES of the West Midlands are home to aliens – at least that is what some people seem to think.


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Afternoon tea for all at Solihull Marie Curie Hospice 

23 Mar 15

CLATTERING teacups and delicious cakes will be on offer on Wednesday (March 25) as the Marie Curie Hospice opens its doors for afternoon tea.


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Solihull is first hedgehog conservation area 

18 Mar 15

SOLIHULL is set to become the UKamp;#039;s first dedicated hedgehog conservation area.


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Crufts NEC Jagger poison Kennel Club 

18 Mar 15

A DOG who died after competiting at Crufts was poisoned after returning to Belgium, The Kennel Club has said.


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A collection of beards 

18 Mar 15

A WARWICKSHIRE photographer is making headlines around the world with his collection of beard portraits, currently on show in London.


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Moazzam Begg Jihadi John Mohammed Emwazi Syria ISIS 

16 Mar 15

FORMER Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has denied amp;#039;unsubstantiated claimsamp;#039; by a national newspaper that he was at the same Syrian training camp – and helped train amp;#039;Jihadi Johnamp;#039; Mohammed Emwazi.


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Alleged poisoning kills two Crufts dogs 

12 Mar 15

CONTROVERSY has surrounded Crufts following the death of two dogs from poisoning and several other suspected cases of foul play.


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Bellas loopy spirit gets her a Crufts trophy 

12 Mar 15

A SHIRLEY pup is the proud new owner of a Crufts ribbon after beating more than 160 other dogs to the podium.


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Concerns over future of Damson Wood School 

9 Mar 15

EMOTIONS are running high over the future of Damson Wood Nursery and Infant School which could be set to be turned in to an academy.


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1. third ambulance & pic 

9 Mar 15

THE CHIEF Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service has promised to install a third double-crewed Ambulance in Solihull Hospital this September or October.


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Sir Tom steps in to keep Karl Loxleys dream alive 

6 Mar 15

JUST when it looked like Karl Loxleyamp;#039;s dreams of fame on The Voice were over, music legend Sir Tom Jones stepped in to offer him a lifeline.


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Rail line re-opening next week following Harbury landslide 

5 Mar 15

THE RAIL line between Leamington and Banbury is set to re-open next week.


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Touchwood expansion plans to go on show 

5 Mar 15

A PUBLIC consultation on plans to extend Touchwood is to take place at Solihull Arts Complex – beginning tomorrow (Friday).


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Ian Paterson timeline of missed opportunities to uncover and stop him 

4 Mar 15

Missed opportunities and key dates of Ian Patersonamp;#039;s time at Spire Parkway and Little Aston hospitals as highlighted by the Verita report: December 2007/January 2008: The chief executive of HEFT writes to Ruth Paulin, hospital director at …


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Victims of breast surgeon Ian Paterson demand justice 

4 Mar 15

WE WANT JUSTICE.


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Archbishop of Canterbury visits Valley Primary School 

4 Mar 15

THE ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury visited Valley Primary School in Solihull on Monday, February 23, as part of a three-day tour of the West Midlands.


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Violinist follows American dream 

3 Mar 15

VIOLINIST Helena Logahamp;#039;s dream came true when she was selected to join the San Diego Youth Symphony this summer.


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Concerns over missing Solihull solicitor 

2 Mar 15

POLICE have issued an urgent appeal for help to trace an unemployed solicitor who went missing after a job interview.


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Hospital signs shows what helps on offer in Solihull 

2 Mar 15

NEW SIGNS are set to be put up across Solihull Hospital to explain what emergency services are on offer to patients.


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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.