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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.


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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.