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Solihull nurse has been found guilty of presenting fraudulent GP Fit notes to pocket sick pay 

25 Sep 16

A SOLIHULL nurse has been struck off after she was found guilty of presenting fraudulent GP Fit notes in order to pocket £2,700 in sick pay.


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Georgie Moseley takes on 16 challenges to honour Harry’s 16th birthday. 

25 Sep 16

GEORGIE Moseley is in the middle of 16-challenge fundraising mission to honour what would have been her late son Harry’s 16th birthday this year.


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Tudor Grange Leisure Centre continues the Paralympic games celebrations at this year’s Solihull Gets Active Games 

25 Sep 16

AS THE PARALYMPIC games have drawn to a close Tudor Grange Leisure Centre will be celebrating Great Britain’s sporting success at the annual Solihull Gets Active Games on September 28.


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Borough teenagers raise vital funds to help less fortunate families in Bulgaria 

24 Sep 16

A GROUP of young people from Solihull have been raising vital funds to help less fortunate families in Bulgaria.


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Borough Notcutts worker receives Garden Centre Ambassador of the Year award for his outstanding contribution 

24 Sep 16

A NOTCUTTS worker from Solihull has been named Garden Centre Ambassador of the Year for his outstanding contribution to community gardening projects.


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Mum-of-three reveals how running has help her get over severe depression 

24 Sep 16

SOLIHULL mum-of-three Becky Doyle has revealed how running has helped her cope with severe depression and her youngest son’s battles with life-threatening illnesses as she prepares for her second Great Birmingham Run half marathon in October.


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Reformed criminal reaches out to offenders ‘beyond the cell wall’ to clampdown on re-offending 

23 Sep 16

A REFORMED criminal has wiped the slate clean and is reaching out to offenders from ‘beyond the cell wall’ in a bid to clamp-down on re-offending.


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Zombie blockbuster filmed at Solihull’s Powergen plant opens in cinemas today 

23 Sep 16

THE ZOMBIE blockbuster featuring Shirley’s Powergen building is hitting the big screen today (Friday).


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Birmingham City Ladies set for final home clash against Liverpool 

23 Sep 16

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies will end their 2016 Women’s Super League home campaign when they host Liverpool Ladies this Sunday at the Automated Technology Group Stadium
A host of football activities will be taking place prior to the match for the whole …


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Celebrations are in order to mark Touchwood’s 15th anniversary 

23 Sep 16

IT SEEMS just like yesterday that Touchwood opened its doors for business in the heart of Solihull.


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Safety concerns raised after schoolboy traps finger in gym equipment 

22 Sep 16

SAFETY concerns have been raised over gym equipment at Shirley Park after a nine-year-old cut his finger off while playing on it.


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West Midlands Police could be first force to allow officers to wear burkas 

22 Sep 16

FEMALE West Midlands Police officers could be granted permission to wear burkas on duty as part of an attempt to encourage diversity within the force.


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Suspected arson attack ravages Hockley Heath’s Aylesbury House Hotel 

22 Sep 16

Unexplained fire ravages Grade II listed Hockley Heath hotel Read More…


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Spire Parkway Hospital bid farewell to long-serving Haematologist 

22 Sep 16

PATIENTS and staff at Spire Parkway Hospital said a fond farewell to Professor Don Milligan who has spent three decades helping those with life changing illnesses.


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Hard work pays off for Marcus Bignot’s Solihull Moors as losing streak ends 

22 Sep 16

MARCUS Bignot believes all of those extra hours in training are paying off for his Solihull Moors side as they steadied the National League ship with two goalless draws.


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Champions Berkswell end 2016 season on a high 

22 Sep 16

AFTER the disappointment of two washed out Saturdays, Berkswell closed their successful 2016 season in dramatic fashion with a thrilling seven-run victory away at Walsall in Birmingham Premier League.


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Future looks bright for local sculptor star who has landed among the Midlands’ greatest designers. 

21 Sep 16

A SCULPTOR from Solihull has shaped himself a successful career and is now building his own sculptured landscaping business.


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Mat Jackson in title contention after impressive Silverstone showing 

21 Sep 16

MAT Jackson heads into the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season finale with a chance of being crowned the Independent Driver Champion following an impressive performance at Silverstone over the weekend.


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Maximum points for Solihull Barons at play-off semi-finalists Whitley Warriors 

21 Sep 16

SOLIHULL Barons came away with the points from a tricky away tie to play-off semi-finalists Whitley Warriors at their Northumbrian home thanks to a 4-2 victory.


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Olton begin new campaign with wins for the men and ladies 

21 Sep 16

AFTER the traumas of last season where Olton could have seen both of their first teams relegated from the National League, there was a lot of work done in the background to ensure that we were in a much stronger position this year.


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Damson Wood Nursery invite Jaguar Land Rover over for a slice a pizza to say ‘Thank You’ 

21 Sep 16

A SOLIHULL nursey and infant school has invited Jaguar Land Rover staff round for a slice of pizza to thank them for their volunteering efforts.


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Police hunt men following Hall Green armed robbery 

21 Sep 16

POLICE are appealing for information following a terrifying armed robbery at The Baldwin Pub which took place over the August bank holiday weekend – leaving a young female member of staff injured.


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Macmillan Cancer Support get behind to wheel to bring advice and support to the borough 

21 Sep 16

MACMILLAN Cancer Support are taking to the road to encourage people to start talking about cancer.


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Heartlands Hospital nurse goes above and beyond to save pensioner whilst shopping 

20 Sep 16

A NURSE on Heartlands’ Cardiology Ward who saved the life of an 82-year-old man while she was on a shopping trip at Touchwood, was re-united with the great-grandfather as she was awarded for going beyond the call of duty.


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Solihull Moors claim a point on first visit to Gateshead 

20 Sep 16

A FIRST trip in six years to Gateshead ended in goalless draw for Solihull Moors as they continue to adjust to life in the National League, reports John Clothier.


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Two late goals end Highgate’s FA Cup dream 

20 Sep 16

HIGHGATE’s progress in this year’s FA Cup ended in the cruellest possible way as two late goals saw them fall to a 4-2 defeat on the road at in-form Westfields on Saturday.


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Earlswood Town slip to fifth league defeat 

20 Sep 16

A POOR display away at Fairfield Villa saw Earlswood Town slip to a fifth defeat of the season in the Midland League Division Two.


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Great Britain’s Paralympic celebrations continue at annual Solihull Gets Active Games 

20 Sep 16

AS THE PARALYMPIC games have drawn to a close Tudor Grange Leisure Centre will be celebrating Great Britain’s sporting success at the annual Solihull Gets Active Games on September 28.


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Children’s Air Ambulance unveils purchase of two new helicopters to help save lives of UK’s youngsters 

20 Sep 16

New Children’s Air Ambulance helicopters will triple the organisation’s ability to help sick children Read More…


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Solihull-educated John Lewis boss confirms West Midlands Combined Authority mayoral bid 

19 Sep 16

A FORMER Solihull schoolboy and prolific local businessman has thrown his hat in the ring to become the Conservative candidate for the West Midlands Combined Authority metro mayor.


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Birmingham & Solihull Bees fall short on first trip to Towcestrians 

19 Sep 16

A LACKLUSTRE performance saw Birmingham Solihull Bees leave Northamptonshire-based Towcestrians empty handed after they went down to a 30-11 defeat in the National League 3 Midlands.


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Dorridge win promotion as champions of the Birmingham League Division One 

19 Sep 16

A SUPERB team performance saw Dorridge trounce Sutton Coldfield by six wickets to win promotion back to the Birmingham Premier League as champions.


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Opticians across the borough join forces to celebrate National Eye Health Week 

19 Sep 16

THIS WEEK marks National Eye Health Week and opticians across the borough have joined forces to promote the importance of regular eye examinations.


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Borough teenager is crowned UK’s best young driver after taking on the Young Driver Challenge 

19 Sep 16

A TEENAGER from Hockley Heath has been crowned the UK’s best young driver after he was put through his paces during the Young Driver Challenge.


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Age UK Solihull are encouraging residents to ditch their shoes for slippers to raise much-needed funds 

18 Sep 16

AGE UK Solihull is calling on residents to ditch their shoes and slip into slippers for a day to help raise much needed funds.


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Birmingham Exiles share the spoils with Evesham 

18 Sep 16

AN ENTERTAINING display of attacking rugby ended in a 22-22 draw between Birmingham Exiles and Evesham.


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Residents have their say on the proposed JLR expansion 

18 Sep 16

“WE’VE doubled in size, outgrown our boundaries and now we need to continue to improve our infrastructure.


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Solihull Mayor invites residents who received honours from the Queen to afternoon tea 

18 Sep 16

SOLIHULL Mayor Mike Robinson has hosted afternoon tea for the borough residents who received honours from the Queen this summer.


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Sheldon pub receives the ultimate makeover with help from Birmingham MP 

17 Sep 16

A SHELDON pub has reopened its doors and toasted to its future with the help of a Birmingham MP.


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Jed McCrory joins Solihull Moors board 

17 Sep 16

SOLIHULL Moors have confirmed that Jed McCrory has joined its Board of Directors.


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Borough MP’s pay tribute to David Cameron as he steps down as a politician 

17 Sep 16

SOLIHULL’S MPs have paid tribute to former Prime Minister David Cameron following the announcement
he is standing down as a politician.


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Borough woman receives ‘Business Women of the Year’ at this year’s Birmingham Awards 

17 Sep 16

LEIGH Perry Principal and Trustee of DMS Heart of England Music Academy in Knowle is celebrating a fantastic win at Saturday night’s second annual Birmingham Awards ceremony, held at The Vox Centre, Resorts world.


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Jaguar Land Rover’s sports and saloon car manufacturing set to return to Castle Bromwich plant 

16 Sep 16

ALL of Jaguar Land Rover’s sports and saloon car manufacturing will return to the firm’s Castle Bromwich plant as part of a £100m investment.


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Work on new bridge causes delays around Shirley train station 

16 Sep 16

DELAYS will continue on the roads around Shirley train station as Network Rail engineers rebuild a worn-out bridge.


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Compensation claims cost Heart of England NHS Trust £22m a year 

16 Sep 16

THE HEART of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) handed out more than £22.4 million in damages and costs to patients in the last 12 months – it has been revealed.


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Young Solihull swimmers win promotion back to Division One 

16 Sep 16

THERE were celebrations for Solihull Swimming Club after their junior A team won promotion back to Division One.


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Kingshurst primary school set for rebuild 

15 Sep 16

A KINGSHURST primary school is set to undergo the ultimate makeover – being replaced by a brand new building.


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Arden pupil Kiara Henry wins bronze at Under-17 National Championships 

15 Sep 16

ARDEN School pupil Kiara Henry used the Under-17 National Championships to her benefit as the excitement of the bronze medal success of Chris Landridge and Marcus Ellis during the Rio Olympics continues to surround the sport.


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Liam Delves remains upbeat after Oulton Park ride 

15 Sep 16

TEENAGER Liam Delves is determined to focus on the positives after claiming nine British Motostar Championship points at Oulton Park over the weekend.


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Devastated mother find son’s memorial dumped in bins by Solihull Council 

15 Sep 16

A GRIEVING Solihull mother has been left devastated after discovering a memorial stone for her son had been removed and dumped in a recycling box behind toilets by staff at Woodlands Cemetery.


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Post Office staff in Solihull to strike tomorrow over job and pension cuts 

14 Sep 16

ANGRY Post Office workers in Solihull are set to stage a 24-hour strike tomorrow (Thursday).


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Solihull Moors end a run of five defeats in the National League away at Lincoln City 

14 Sep 16

SOLIHULL Moors bounced back from Saturday’s 5-2 defeat at home to Dagenham 7 Redbridge to earn a hard-fought point away at National League leaders Lincoln City on Tuesday.


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Highgate beat Lye Town in FA Vase first round 

14 Sep 16

HIGHGATE UNITED prepared for their FA Cup clash against Westfields on Saturday in fine fashion, recording a 2-0 win over Lye Town in the FA Vase first round qualifier.


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Second league win of the season for Earlswood Town 

14 Sep 16

EARLSWOOD Town bounced back from last week’s disappointing 5-0 defeat away at Droitwich to record their second win of the season away at Leamington Hibernian in the Midland League Division One.


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Teenager Mark Kimber set for first Portimao appearance 

13 Sep 16

SOLIHULL schoolboy Mark Kimber will be racing at this year’s Rotax Max Grand Finals after taking second place in the overall Championship this season.


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Solihull Academy team goes from strength to strength 

13 Sep 16

A BOROUGH football academy is going from strength to strength following the town’s promotion to the highest tier of non-league football this season.


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Meriden and Knowle to join Coventry in new Solihull constituency boundary changes 

13 Sep 16

VOTING boundaries in Solihull are set to be drastically re-drawn in the run up to the upcoming general election in 2020.


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Andrine Hegerberg set to collect fourteenth Norway cap 

13 Sep 16

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies midfielder Andrine Hegerberg has been selected for Norway’s Women’s UEFA Euro qualifying matches this month.


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Birmingham & Solihull Bees leave it late to beat league newbies Bedford 

12 Sep 16

TRIES from Chris Fensome and Matt Spink in the last quarter of the game earned Bees their first win of the season against newly promoted Bedford Athletic in the National League 3 Midlands, reports Steve Johns.


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Solihull Barons draw with rivals Teflord in ten-goal thriller 

12 Sep 16

A BATTLING performance saw Solihull Barons come away from local rivals Telford Tigers with a point following an entertaining 5-5 draw on Sunday.