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Widower pens book of wife’s cancer battle to help others 

20 Jan 17

Cancer, A Journey’s End tells the inspiring story of Tanvi Naik…


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As Strictly Live waltzes into Brum we take a look at how Midlands contestants have performed on the show 

20 Jan 17

As Strictly Live waltzes into Brum we take a look at how Midlands contestants have performed on the show…


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Litter pickers clear 145 bags of rubbish 

20 Jan 17

145 bags of rubbish cleared from Hobs Moat and Olton…


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CAPTAIN’S COLUMN – Ryan Beswick reflects on Solihull Moors’ five-game unbeaten run ended by Gateshead 

20 Jan 17

In his latest column for the Observer, skipper Ryan Beswick looks back on an impressive festive break and firstly gives an update on his injury.


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Hampton Surgery re-opens 

19 Jan 17

Hampton Surgery re-opens…


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Solihull MP Julian Knight calls for extension to Town Centre Cycleway consultation 

19 Jan 17

Consultation set to end tomorrow (Friday…


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Akwasi Asante and Jamey Osborne leave Solihull Moors for League Two side Grimsby Town 

19 Jan 17

SOLIHULL Moors duo Akwasi Asante and Jamey Osborne have agreed moves to Grimsby Town for an undisclosed fee.


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National call-ups for five Solihull basketballers 

19 Jan 17

FIVE schoolboy basketball players from Solihull are reaping the rewards of their hard work after being selected to play in the region’s top National League Under 14s teams.


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Ambulatory Emergency Care helps reduce waiting times at Solihull Hospital 

19 Jan 17

Ambulatory Emergency Care helps reduce waiting times at Solihull Hospital…


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Excellent Evans knocks out World no7 Cilic to progress in Australia Open 

18 Jan 17

DAN Evans has labelled Wednesday’s magnificent victory over world number Marin Cilic at the Australian as the biggest win of his career.


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Another win for Birmingham & Solihull Bees keeps the pressure on the top three 

18 Jan 17

HIGH-flying Bees kept the pressure on their top of the table rivals with a solid 29-14 defeat of Bridgnorth.


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Knowle Society praised at it receives Queen’s Award 

18 Jan 17

Knowle Society praised at it receives Queen’s Award…


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Solihull MP Julian Knight has pledged to support Solihull Council in its new effort to tackle homelessness in the borough 

18 Jan 17

Solihull MP Julian Knight has pledged to support Solihull Council in its new effort to tackle homelessness in the borough…


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Hobs Moat Post Office to close for refurb from tomorrow 

17 Jan 17

The post office, based inside the Tesco Express on Hobs Moat Road, will close on Wednesday, January 18 and reopen a seven-day-a-week service on Friday, February 3.


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Rich Slater bags a brace as Solihull Barons edge past Billingham Stars in 12-goal thriller 

17 Jan 17

SOLIHULL Barons produced their best performance of the season to overcome second-placed Billingham Stars 7-5 in what was a thrilling 12-goal encounter in Solihull on Sunday evening.


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Solihull Moors sign highly-rated Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter 

17 Jan 17

YOUNG Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter has joined Solihull Moors on loan until the end of the season.


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Losing sister to cancer inspires Solihull martial arts expert to hit the fundraising trail 

17 Jan 17

Eddie Quinn raises £5,430 for St Mary’s Hospice in memory or tragic sister Sharon…


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Solihull shoppers helped bring a smile to homeless people over Christmas 

16 Jan 17

KIND-HEARTED shoppers and staff helped bring a smile to homeless people across the city over Christmas.


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Leaders Hampton edge further clear after Chesterfield win 

16 Jan 17

UNBEATEN Hampton moved three points clear at the top of the Midlands League Division Two after beating second-placed Chesterfield 3-2 on Saturday.


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Reward offered to bring missing dog Charlie home 

16 Jan 17

Charlie the flat coated Retriever went missing in Dorridge Park on Friday.


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Family pay tribute to tragic car crash victim Syed Ahmed Sha 

16 Jan 17

Family pay tribute to tragic car crash victim Syed Ahmed Sha…


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Unbeaten run continues for league leaders Warwickshire Bears 

16 Jan 17

AN EIGHTH consecutive victory for Warwickshire Bears’ second team away at rivals Plymouth Storm keeps them top of the Third Division South & West.


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Solihull Fitness league celebrates 80th anniversary 

16 Jan 17

A FITNESS group which helps Solihull women stay fit and healthy has celebrated its 80th anniversary.


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Exhibition celebrates the talents and achievements of people living with disability in the borough 

15 Jan 17

Exhibition celebrates the talents and achievements of people living with disability in the borough…


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Earlswood Town lost out to Sutton United 

15 Jan 17

EARLSWOOD Town suffered their first defeat of 2017 after losing by a single goal at home to Sutton United in the Midland League Division Two.


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Defensive frailties prove costly for Knowle 

15 Jan 17

A SERIES of defensive errors cost Knowle away at third-placed Droitwich as they came out of a seven-goal thriller on the losing side.


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Roadworks planned for Blossomfield Road and Widney Lane in Solihull 

15 Jan 17

MOTORISTS are being warned about roadworks on the Blossomfield Road and Widney Lane junction which are due to begin on tomorrow (January 16).


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£2 million ‘dirty money’ recovered by WMP 

14 Jan 17

WEST Midlands Police (WMP) has recovered almost £2 million of ‘dirty money’ – proving crime does not pay.


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England star Ellen White delighted to make Birmingham City Ladies switch 

14 Jan 17

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies manager Marc Skinner has strengthened his attacking options with the signing of England international Ellen White.


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Carrier bag charge helps fund six life-saving defibrillators across Solihull 

14 Jan 17

CARRIER bag charges at Central England Co-Operative have helped fund six new defibrillators across the borough.


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Birmingham airport most punctual in the world 

13 Jan 17

BIRMINGHAM Airport has been named the world’s most punctual airport of 2016.


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Rock legend Tony Iommi pens Cathedral song 

13 Jan 17

Black Sabbath guitarist takes metal sabbatical to ‘give something back to the city’.


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Defender Jess Carter commits her future to Birmingham City Ladies after signing new 18-month contract 

13 Jan 17

HIGHLY-rated defender Jess Carter has committed her future to Birmingham City Ladies after penning a new 18-month deal with the Women’s Super League club.


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Hampton in Arden crash tragedy claims life of man 

13 Jan 17

Rush hour collision in Hampton in Arden claims life of male driver…


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Warning over buying faux fur baby blankets online after Solihull baby almost chokes 

13 Jan 17

A SOLIHULL baby who nearly choked on a faux fur blanket has sparked a warning to parents about the danger of buying cheap goods online.


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Talented fencer Alexandra Powell aiming high after Great Britain selection 

13 Jan 17

A TEENAGER from Solihull has hit her new year target early after being selected to represent Great Britain at the Under-17 European Championships in Bulgaria this month.


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Penguins p-p-p-pick up keys to new Sealife Centre pad 

12 Jan 17

Penguins p-p-p-pick up keys to new Sealife Centre pad…


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All aboard the coach for the Isle of Wight 

12 Jan 17

All aboard for a coach tour of the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth.


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Liam McDonald – Solihull Moors under no pressure to sell in January amid interest in star players 

12 Jan 17

SOLIHULL Moors have a fight on their hands to keep hold of Akwasi Asante and midfielder Jamey Osborne, but manager Liam McDonald insists no player will be leaving the club without his say so.


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Solihull’s only psychiatric ward closes its doors 

12 Jan 17

SOLIHULL’S only acute psychiatric unit has closed its doors to all patients after a shake-up of services for the region.


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Bronze for Kiary Henry Carlton Youth International in Holland 

12 Jan 17

KIARA Henry continued on her journey towards a career in badminton after winning bronze at the Carlton Youth International in Hoensbroek over the festive break.


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Tennis ace Cameron Holland selected for national development 

12 Jan 17

ELEVEN-year-old Cameron Holland has been selected for national development in tennis following six years of dedicated practice and competitions.


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Charity raft race boosts Mencap coffers 

11 Jan 17

Charity raft race boosts Mencap coffers…


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Warwickshire Bears maintain promotion push with narrow win in London 

11 Jan 17

WARWICKSHIRE Bears boss Tom Masterson admits his side need to make improvements if they are to win promotion after scraping past a determined London Thunders side.


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Birmingham City Ladies to open Spring Series at home to Sunderland 

11 Jan 17

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies will kick off the new Spring Series summer season with a home fixture against Sunderland Ladies on April 23.


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Defending champions Solihull Moors knocked out of Birmingham Senior Cup 

11 Jan 17

A CROWD of just 173 turned out on a cold Tuesday evening to defending champions Solihull Moors slip out of the Birmingham Senior Cup following a narrow 2-1 defeat against Walsall.


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44 years and counting for long-serving Cathy 

11 Jan 17

44 years and counting for long-serving Cathy…


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Top cop gives the gift of life 

10 Jan 17

Top cop gives the gift of life…


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Solihull Barons share the spoils with neighbours Telford 

10 Jan 17

SOLIHULL Barons came out with a share of the points following a double header weekend against Midlands rivals Telford.


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Highgate lose by a single goal at home to Coventry United 

10 Jan 17

HIGHGATE failed to break down a resolute Coventry United defence as they fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat in the Midland League Premier Division.


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Revenge for Knowle against Redditch Borough 

10 Jan 17

REVENGE was on the cards for Knowle as they get their own back on Redditch Borough thanks to a 2-0 victory to move up to fourth in the Midland League Division Two.


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Charity donations really add up for Prime Accountants 

10 Jan 17

Charity donations really add up for Prime Accountants…


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Royal appointment for George after securing Gold DofE award 

9 Jan 17

Royal appointment for George after securing Gold DofE award…


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Nortei Nortey signs new deal with Solihull Moors 

9 Jan 17

UTILITY man Nortei Nortey has joined Solihull Moors on a permanent basis following a successful loan spell.


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Brilliant Birmingham & Solihull Bees march on with seventh consecutive win 

9 Jan 17

BIRMINGHAM & Solihull Bees picked up where they left off before the festive break after starting 2017 with a convincing 38-7 victory over Towcestrians.


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Police search for missing Solihull woman 

9 Jan 17

Dawn Brookfield has been missing since yesterday lunchtime…


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New bin lorry fleet’s green credentials are far from rubbish 

9 Jan 17

New bin lorry fleet’s green credentials are far from rubbish…


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Record numbers enjoy perfect weather for festive walk 

8 Jan 17

Annual charity event sees £11,000 raised for good causes…


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Five-game unbeaten run ends for Solihull Moors at home to Gateshead 

8 Jan 17

AN IMPRESSIVE five-game unbeaten run came to an end for Solihull Moors after they lost out to a physical Gateshead side as Liam McDonald’s men began their 2017 home campaign with a defeat.


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Work to repair famous Hatton Locks is completed 

8 Jan 17

Work to repair famous Hatton Locks is completed…