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Solihull consultant one of those to sign letter of concern to PM 

19 Jan 18

A CONSULTANT at Solihull Hospital was among those who warned Theresa May patients were dying in hospital corridors because the NHS was so short-staffed and under-funded.


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Solihull Mum’s fury at ‘racist’ children’s book found in school library 

19 Jan 18

AN OUTRAGED Solihull mum has slammed the use in schools of a children’s book containing racist language.


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Solihull council leader shows government officials plans for major transport developments 

19 Jan 18

SOLIHULL council leader among those to reveal to government officials several major transport schemes now underway across the West Midlands.


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Pervert who filmed himself having sex with 15-year-old girl jailed 

19 Jan 18

A perverted Solihull man who filmed himself having sex with a 15-year-old girl has been jailed.


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Calls for Bayeux Tapestry to go on display at Coventry Cathedral 

19 Jan 18

Calls have been made for the Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in Coventry when it comes to Britain.


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‘They wanted it more,’ admits Moors boss following FA Trophy exit 

18 Jan 18

THEY wanted it more than us.


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Yardley crash to heavy first defeat of the year 

18 Jan 18

YARDLEY started the second part of their Warwick Printing MRHA Hockey Division One campaign in defeat against Old Wulfunians.


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Rebecca Adlington wants Commonwealth Games to inspire new generation of swimmers 

18 Jan 18

OLYMPIC gold medallist Rebecca Adlington has said the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham will be brilliant for inspiring a younger generation of swimmers.


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Blossomfield boost promotion hopes with Stafford win 

18 Jan 18

BLOSSOMFIELD boosted promotion hopes from the MRHA West Midlands Premier League at the weekend, beating third placed Stafford 2-0.


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Niggling injuries do little to stop strongman Paddy 

18 Jan 18

NOT even ongoing injuries can stop borough strongman Paddy Doyle as he recorded another set of records at the weekend.


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Improvements needed to prevent suicide by mental health patients in the West Midlands 

18 Jan 18

HEALTH chiefs are not doing enough to prevent suicide by mental health patients in the district.


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Highgate return to winning ways against Quorn FC 

18 Jan 18

HIGHGATE returned to winning ways on Saturday to keep hopes of promotion from the Midland Football League alive, writes John Townley.


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The Midlands mourns the loss of Cyrille Regis 

18 Jan 18

THE WORLD of football is in mourning following the sudden death of pioneering legend Cyrille Regis.


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Ladies’ win pleases boss Skinner 

18 Jan 18

BLUES Ladies’ boss Marc Skinner praised his side after bouncing back from three successive defeats to beat Bristol City 2-0.


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Warwick Folk Festival once again promises the finest in roots music 

18 Jan 18

Warwick Folk Festival to welcome Show of Hands, Jon Boden Remnant Kings, Korrontzi, Gordie MacKeeman His Rhythm Boys, Granny’s Attic, Vishten, and many more…


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Neglect and loneliness for elderly Solihull residents a concerning reality 

18 Jan 18

NEGLECT and loneliness for elderly residents is a concerning prospect for the future, says Solihull Council.


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Meriden MP wants tougher sentences for assault of emergency workers 

17 Jan 18

A CAMPAIGN for tougher sentences to be imposed on those who assault emergency workers has been ignited by Meriden MP Caroline Spelman.


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Hockley Heath barge owner threatened with boat seizure and homelessness 

17 Jan 18

A HOCKLEY Heath barge owner is being threatened with homelessness after a waterways charity said they will seize his boat.


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LOOK: Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Coventry – UK City of Culture 2021 

16 Jan 18

PRINCE William and Kate Middleton visited Coventry to see what the future holds for the UK City of Culture 2021 – and to meet the people and places behind the b…


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Burst pipe leaves hundreds of Shirley homes without water 

16 Jan 18

HUNDREDS of homes in Shirley have been left without water or with only restricted access after a pipe burst.


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Team performance guides Bees to fourteenth straight Midland League win 

16 Jan 18

ANOTHER all-round team performance earned Birmingham and Solihull Bees a fourteenth straight league win, this time against Derby.


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Moors exit FA Trophy as National League North outfit Spennymoor progress 

16 Jan 18

SOLIHULL Moors crashed out of the FA Trophy on Saturday, losing 2-0 to National League North outfit Spennymoor Town.


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Barons remain sixth following Telford win 

16 Jan 18

SOLIHULL Barons remain sixth in the NIHL North 1 table following a timely 3-2 win against high-flying Telford.


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Red carpet ready for UK premiere of Holocaust survivor’s film 

16 Jan 18

THE RED carpet is set to be rolled out for the British premiere of a critically-acclaimed documentary film by a Holocaust survivor.


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Solihull teen joins elite Mensa group 

16 Jan 18

ALBERT Einstein and Professor Stephen Hawking have got nothing on a Solihull teenager – whose spur of the moment decision to take a Mensa IQ test has seen her ranked in the top one per cent of the cou…


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Solihull Together Awards: Two weeks to get nominations in 

15 Jan 18

THE DEADLINE to hand in nominations for the 2018 Observer-supported Solihull Together Awards is two weeks away.


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The Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra swing into Leamington’s Spa Centre 

15 Jan 18

The Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra swing into Leamington’s Spa Centre on January 28.


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The Gesualdo Six to perform at St Mary’s Church in Warwick 

15 Jan 18

The Gesualdo Six perform at St Mary’s Church in Warwick on January 23.


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New chemotherapy unit to open at Solihull Hospital 

15 Jan 18

CANCER patients are set to have treatments a little closer to home as plans for a new chemotherapy unit at Solihull Hospital have been announced.


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New therapy room set to open at Solihull’s Breast Cancer Haven thanks to donations 

15 Jan 18

BREAST cancer patients in the borough are set to have a new therapy room thanks to a law firm.


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WMSP Competition 

15 Jan 18

West Midland Safari Park will be holding an exclusive event in conjunction with new prehistoric film – ‘Early Man…


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Solihull couple celebrate 70th wedding anniversary 

15 Jan 18

FRIENDSHIP, trust, compromising and working together to resolve problems.


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LETTERS: Your letters to the editor this week 

13 Jan 18

The talk of the borough from this week’s paper.


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WESTMINSTER DIARY: By Dame Caroline Spelman 

12 Jan 18

Dame Caroline Spelman writes for the Observer.


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Worrying rise in flu cases prompts West Midlands health warning 

12 Jan 18

A RISE in flu cases has prompted a warning from Public Health West Midlands.


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VACANCY: We’re looking for a sports writer to cover all the action in our region 

12 Jan 18

DO you have a passion for writing and sport…


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Event in Solihull to discuss Universal Credit switch 

12 Jan 18

AN EVENT about Universal Credit will be staged to give Solihull residents a chance to talk about their switch to the controversial new benefits system.


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Yardley crash to heavy league defeats 

11 Jan 18

YARDLEY didn’t start the new year as they would’ve wanted to after crashing to 5-0 and 4-0 losses at the weekend.


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New specialised unit treating cats at Solihull vets 

11 Jan 18

A new specialised unit to treat cats with an overactive thyroid has been launched at Willows Veterinary Centre.


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Solihull 15 per cent above national average for number of community mental health patients 

11 Jan 18

Solihull council discussed the implementation of a mental health strategy last month.


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EDITOR’S COMMENT: West Midlands mayor office is costing us in council tax 

11 Jan 18

EDITOR’S COMMENT from this week’s Solihull Observer newspaper.


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Bears start new year with confidence boosting win against Leicester 

11 Jan 18

WARWICKSHIRE Bears started the new year in fine style with a 52-42 win over Leicester Cobras.


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Silhillians run league leaders Droitwich close in new year’s opener 

11 Jan 18

SILHILLIANS missed a chance to strengthen their midtable position in the Midlands 2 South (West) Division after losing to table topping Droitwich.


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Borough footballers represent England in walking football home international 

11 Jan 18

BIRMINGHAM Over 50s continued their remarkable season by representing England in a Home International match against Wales at Pontypridd Stadium.


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John Lennon’s monkey bike to go under the hammer at National Motorcycle Museum 

10 Jan 18

A MONKEY bike which John Lennon used to drive around his country estate is set to go under the hammer at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.


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Ex-West Midlands Police officer handed suspended jail sentence 

10 Jan 18

A FORMER West Midlands Police officer from Solihull has been handed a suspended jail sentence for making indecent photographs of children.


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Citizens Advice open new Chelmsley Wood charity shop 

10 Jan 18

Citizens Advice Solihull has opened up a new charity shop at its Chelmsley Wood site.


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Do you recognise these men? 

10 Jan 18

SOLIHULL Police have released these images of these men they want to speak with about a burglary in Castle Bromwich.


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West Midlands has lowest household income in UK 

10 Jan 18

THE West Midlands region has the lowest household income in the UK after housing costs, latest figures show.


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New abuse survivors clinics for Solihull 

10 Jan 18

A SOLIHULL charity partnership is setting up new abuse survivors clinics to provide support, advocacy and information.


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Anderson targets major title after finishing 13th in Junior Open 

9 Jan 18

BOROUGH squash star Lewis Anderson is adamant he can win one of the biggest titles in junior squash after finishing 13th at the Dunlop British Junior Open in Birmingham.


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Mixed emotions for Moors boss Yates following Macclesfield draw 

9 Jan 18

MOORS boss Mark Yates left Macclesfield with mixed feelings after seeing his side earn a crucial point against the league leaders.


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Solihull roofing company charged after apprentice suffered severe injuries 

9 Jan 18

A SOLIHULL roofing company was fined and its sales director given a community order after an apprentice suffered severe injuries after falling through a fragile skylight.


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Bees made to work hard to maintain unbeaten league record 

9 Jan 18

BIRMINGHAM and Solihull Bees were made to work hard to continue their unbeaten run this season against Bridgnorth.


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Loving Solihull son to run London marathon in honour of Dad 

9 Jan 18

SIBLING rivalry to be put aside as a brother and sister join forces to raise much-needed funds in honour of their father who is living with an aggressive brain tumour.


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More than £110k donated to Solihull from seized criminal cash 

9 Jan 18

MORE than £110k has been donated to Solihull charities and services by the West Midlands Police in the last two years.


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Inspectors praise support available for special needs children in Solihull 

9 Jan 18

INSPECTORS have praised the quality of support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Solihull.


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Digging the garden could be bad for your health say Coventry University researchers 

9 Jan 18

Digging the garden could be bad for your health according to research from Coventry University and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).


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Solihull MP calls for review over ex-Birmingham Dogs Home boss’ jail sentence 

8 Jan 18

SOLIHULL MP Julian Knight has called upon the Attorney General to review the sentence of former Birmingham Dogs Home boss and his ex-partner.


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Promotion hopes take a hit at Highgate following Long Eaton loss 

8 Jan 18

HOPES of promotion at Highgate United took a hit on Saturday when midtable Long Eaton ended a four-game unbeaten run, writes John Townley.