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Solihull college welcomes MP Julian Knight for tour of campus 

25 Jun 16

SOLIHULL College University Centre welcomed the Education Secretary and local MP as they toured the campus and met with students.


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Aliens and martians touch down at St Alphege junior school 

24 Jun 16

ALIENS, MARTIANS and spaceships touched down in St Alphege’s Junior School on June 10 for the launch of Jo Franklin’s new children’s book – Help! I’m an Alien.


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Solihull teenager Charley Gregory stepping in Andy Murray’s footsteps 

24 Jun 16

YOUNGSTER Charley Gregory admits he is pinching himself in amazement as he prepares to follow in Andy Murray’s footsteps and star at Wimbledon.


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Multiple champion Kieran Thomas wins again 

24 Jun 16

STUDENT Kieran Thomas is making a name for himself in the ring after winning his third Thai boxing championship belt.


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Brexit decision the most momentous call in last 100 years says Police and Crime Commissioner 

24 Jun 16

OUTSIDE OF war, the decision to leave the EU is the most momentous the British people have made in the last 100 years.


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Midlands businesses are entering ‘unchartered territory’ post Brexit, says expert 

24 Jun 16

BUSINESSES in the West Midlands are entering ‘unchartered territory’, a senior partner at a leading service provider firm has said in the aftermath of the EU Referendum.


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MP Julian Knight vows to work hard for a strong future 

24 Jun 16

SOLIHULL MP Julian Knight has vowed to continue working hard to ensure the UK can be at its best despite the outcome of yesterday’s EU Referendum.


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Leading estate agents confident in market post-Brexit 

24 Jun 16

I can see the housing market steadily returning to normal over the coming weeks and I do not see the rental market being Read More…


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Chamber boss – Now is a time for collaboration, vision and clarity 

24 Jun 16

Chamber boss – Now is a time for collaboration, vision and clarity Read More…


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National Landlords Association boss urges calm after Brexit 

24 Jun 16

Let’s just everyone, take a long, deep, calm breath.


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Emotional Prime Minister quits Number 10 

24 Jun 16

David Cameron quits as PM after EU KO Read More…


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Farmers and rural businesses will be fine – says CLA boss 

24 Jun 16

Brexit will create opportunities as well as challenges Read More…


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Keep calm and carry on 

24 Jun 16

Brexit – say no to self-fulfilling prophecies Read More…


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History made as Britain says Au Revoir to EU 

24 Jun 16

THE PEOPLE of Solihull have spoken voted in favour of leaving the EU – with 68,484 wanting out and 53,466 wanting to remain in.


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Police release CCTV footage after teenager beaten in borough pub 

24 Jun 16

POLICE have released CCTV images after a woman was attacked at a Solihull pub.


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Taxi drivers join fight against child sexual exploitation 

23 Jun 16

TAXI DRIVERS across the borough have joined the fight against child sexual exploitation (CSE).


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Elizabeth Gahan to represent England Under-16s 

23 Jun 16

TEENAGER Elizabeth Gahan has been selected to represent England at Under-16 level in the forthcoming European Junior Bridge Championships in Italy.


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Council refuse plans to demolish Hall Green Stadium to make way for housing 

23 Jun 16

TODAY IS a proud day for Birmingham, I’m over the moon and proud to call myself a brummie.


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Loyal residents dust off medals to celebrate centenary of borough home 

23 Jun 16

LOYAL RESIDENTS dusted off their medals, set their march and raised a glass to celebrate the centenary of The Royal Star and Garter Homes on Friday (June 17).


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Elderly could be entitled to compensation after council miscalculate care charges 

22 Jun 16

ELDERLY borough residents could be entitled to compensation after it has emerged Solihull Council has been incorrectly calculating care charges.


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NBA star Hakeem Olajuwon passing on advice in ‘dream job’ 

22 Jun 16

A FORMER NBA star will be passing on some of his ‘tips’ to keen basketball players in the borough this summer after partnering the City of Birmingham Basketball club.


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Liz Woolf one step closer to playing with golfing idols 

22 Jun 16

AN amateur golfer from Solihull is one step closer to playing with one of his idols from the European Tour after winning a prestigious Bridgestone event on her club’s calendar.


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COMPETITION: Observer teams up with Blues to offer lucky reader mascot opportunity 

22 Jun 16

THE SOLIHULL OBSERVER has teamed up with Birmingham City Ladies FC to offer one lucky fan the chance to be mascot for their upcoming home game against Arsenal.


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Symphony Orchestra to present Spanish summer evening at Shirley Methodist Church 

22 Jun 16

SOLIHULL Symphony Orchestra will be presenting a Spanish Summer Evening at Shirley Methodist Church this Saturday (June 25).


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Rain didn’t deter cycling fans from enjoying Midlands stage of Aviva Tour 

21 Jun 16

THE RAIN didn’t stop le cyclism fans across the region from cheering on some of the world’s best cyclists.


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Four new signings for ever-improving Moseley 

21 Jun 16

BIRMINGHAM Moseley Rugby have bolstered their squad with the announcement of four further signings for next season.


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Visual arts students shine at awards ceremony 

21 Jun 16

A GROUP of Visual Arts students have put down their paint brushes and sewing machines and picked up an award from the Arden Decorative and Fine Arts Society (Arden DFAS).


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David Parker – Ann-Katrin Berger signing is a big statement by Birmingham City Ladies 

20 Jun 16

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies boss David Parker feels the signing of goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger from French giants Paris Saint-Germain is a clear statement of intent to the rest of their Women’s Super League rivals.


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Dominic Ostler delighted to see Berkswell return to winning ways 

20 Jun 16

SKIPPER Dominic Ostler could not hude his delight after watching his Berkswell side return to winning ways thanks to a comprehensive nine wicket victory this time against the 2015 Birmingham Premier League champions Shrewsbury.


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Greyhound stadium just as important as Edgbaston, St Andrew’s and Villa Park says MP 

20 Jun 16

A CAMPAIGNER fighting to save Hall Green Stadium has slammed the comments of the opposing planning officer believing he’s not acting in the interests of local people.


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Tigger the kitten earns his stripes after stowing-away in Royal Navy pilot’s car at Birmingham Airport 

20 Jun 16

The kitten survived a 300-mile jouney inside the bumper of the pilot’s car from Birmingham Airport to Cornwall.


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Football fans tell of terror as violence breaks out in Euros 2016 

20 Jun 16

“IT was like being in a war zone” – the words of an England football fan caught up in the violence in France.


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Knowle youngster Ciaran takes on ‘mixed up marathon’ for sick friend 

19 Jun 16

A KIND-HEARTED Knowle youngster has taken on an impressive test of stamina and is running a mile every week for 26 weeks in his quest to complete a full marathon and raise money to help his friend ‘stay in the world longer’.


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Andy Struthers named new Earlswood Town boss 

19 Jun 16

IT HAS been a busy summer for Earlswood Town after the Midland League club appointed Andy Struthers as their new manager for the 2016/17 season.


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Residents partied like is was 1953 for the Queen’s 90th birthday 

19 Jun 16

THE QUEEN’S 90th birthday celebrations went with a swing for 130 elderly residents in Chelmsley Wood who had tea and cake, and danced 1950s style to hits from the Queen’s coronation era.


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Three West Midlands police officers honoured by the Queen 

19 Jun 16

WEST Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson today congratulated the local heroes recognised in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List.


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Marie Curie calls on Solihull residents to host Blooming Great Tea Party 

18 Jun 16

MARIE Curie is calling on people in Solihull to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party between June 20 and 29 and support the charity which provides care and support for people living with a terminal illness.


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Borough brass bands join forces for concert 

18 Jun 16

SHIRLEY Band is set to join forces with Solihull Music Service’s Solihull Youth Brass Band and the Solihull Youth Brass Ensemble, for a joint concert next week.


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Shirley Pipe Band show off skills at Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations 

18 Jun 16

THE SHIRLEY Pipe Band were involved in HM The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations as they performed in London on Sunday.


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West Midlands Combined Authority up and running after thumbs up from councils 

17 Jun 16

THE WEST Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is officially up and running.


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Donkey derby proves to be a real winner 

17 Jun 16

THERE were no long faces in Shirley Park on Saturday (June 11) as the annual Donkey Derby eey-ored into town.


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Lisa Bulcock lifting her way to World Domination after European success 

17 Jun 16

POWERLIFTING: LISA Bulcock is still scratching her head wondering how she has become European Powerlifting champion after taking up the sport just TEN months ago.


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Group of golfers to tackle 72 holes in a day for Macmillan Cancer Support 

17 Jun 16

A GROUP of eight golfers will require a mix of dedication, motivation and stamina this Monday (June 20) as they prepare to complete 72 holes of golf in just one day.


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Police on hunt for child sex offender believed to be hiding near region’s canals 

16 Jun 16

POLICE are hunting for a child sex offender who could be on the run hiding out in Warwickshire or on the region’s canals.


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England internationals Jade Moore and Jo Potters depart Birmingham City Ladies 

16 Jun 16

ENGLAND duo Jade Moore and Jo Potter have left Birmingham City Ladies with immediate effect after both players opted to buy out their contracts.


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Wales star Julie Whiting set to make Great Britain debut 

16 Jun 16

WALES International Julie Whiting is set make her Great Britain debut after receiving a call up for the GB Under-23 squad for the upcoming Futures 2020 Invitational Tournament against hockey power-nations Australia and The Netherlands.


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Solihull Moors snap up former Barnsley striker Harry White 

16 Jun 16

SOLIHULL Moors have snapped up young striker Harry White from Championship side Barnsley.


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Arden Academy pupils set for an experience behind the scenes at Touchwood 

16 Jun 16

TWENTY NINE pupils from Arden Academy in Knowle are set to experience an insight into the world of retail this month as Touchwood Shopping Centre celebrates its 15th anniversary.


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Open books aim to promote literacy in Solihull 

15 Jun 16

MORE THAN 170 sculptures in the shape of open books will be popping up around the region as part of an arts project to promote literacy.


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Norwegian star Andrine Hegerberg signs for Birmingham City Ladies 

15 Jun 16

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies have added further foreign flavour to their ranks with the eye-catching capture of attacking midfielder Andrine Hegerberg from Swedish side Kopparbergs/Gothenburg.


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Norwegian star Andrine Hegerberg signs for Birmingham City Ladies 

15 Jun 16

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies have added further foreign flavour to their ranks with the eye-catching capture of attacking midfielder Andrine Hegerberg from Swedish side Kopparbergs/Gothenburg.


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Borough bus drivers go back in time at Wythall’s Transport Museumthis father’s day 

15 Jun 16

IT WILL be full steam ahead at Wythall’s Transport Museum on Sunday (June 19) as an army of dads reunite to reminisce about their time working on the buses.


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Knowle Primary School students celebrate winning the Solihull School Netball League 

15 Jun 16

SIXTEEN Year 6 pupils at Knowle CE Primary Academy in the West Midlands have made school sporting history by climbing to the top of this season’s Solihull School Netball League in the primary school division.


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Medal haul for Solihull swimmers at Coventry and District meet 

15 Jun 16

THE FIRST open meet of the 2016 season proved to be a hugely successful one for Solihull Swimming Club after they came away from the Coventry and District meet with no fewer than 84 medals.


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Student set for three months in Zimbabwe to lead reproductive health programmes 

15 Jun 16

AN INTREPID student at Solihull Sixth Form College will jet off to Zimbabwe this summer to volunteer with the ICS (International Citizen Service).


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First ever Knowlefest to hit the borough this weekend 

14 Jun 16

THE FIRST ever KnowleFest is set to take place in the village this weekend.


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Solihull solicitors retire in ‘Thelma and Louise’ style 

14 Jun 16

TWO COLLEAGUES with a combined 36 years’ service at a town centre solicitors timed their retirements to finish work ‘Thelma and Louise’ style on the same day.


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Knowle Cricket Club bowled over by donation for net facility 

14 Jun 16

A NEWLY renovated net facility is giving Knowle Village Cricket Club a helping hand when it comes to practising.


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Knowle Badminton Club all set for new season 

14 Jun 16

KNOWLE are preparing for a new season in the Coventry Badminton League.


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Wildlife is better protected in the EU says former environment secretary 

14 Jun 16

FORMER Environment Secretary and Meriden MP, Caroline Spelman has said the West Midlands’ ‘best-loved’ wildlife and habitats are better protected in the EU.