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LETTERS: Educational needs must be considered, M42, and Dog’s Trust 

18 Nov 17

The talk of the borough from your view in this week’s Solihull Observer…


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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Leaders keen to get the best return on taxpayers’ money 

17 Nov 17

SOLIHULL council’s leaders and unelected management are keen to get the best return on taxpayers’ money it ‘banks’.


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BREAKING: Moors snap up Coventry City youngster Kwame Thomas on loan deal 

17 Nov 17

STRIKER Kwame Thomas has joined Solihull Moors on loan until January 6.


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‘Racist’ attack in ambulance reinforces calls for greater protection for emergency workers 

17 Nov 17

AN alleged ‘racist’ attack took place in an ambulance in the West Midlands.


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Double success for Blossomfield 

16 Nov 17

SOLIHULL Blossomfield remain in the hunt for promotion after defeating Ludlow in their latest West Midlands Premier League fixture.


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Bears snap up Thomson on one-year deal 

16 Nov 17

WARWICKSHIRE have snapped up all-rounder Alex Thomson on a one-year contract following a successful trial in the professional ranks throughout 2017.


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Bees continue to dominate the midlands 

16 Nov 17

Birmingham and Solihull Bees strengthened their grip at the top of the Midlands Premier League with a convincing win at Nuneaton.


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Mothers’ names must be included on marriage certificates, says Meriden MP 

16 Nov 17

DAME Caroline Spelman MP is calling for mothers’ names to be included on marriage certificates.


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Solihull Council axes £500k fund for charities 

16 Nov 17

A proposal put forward by Solihull council officers described the fund as ‘no longer fit for purpose’ and creating problems with how small funds to voluntary organisations are administered.


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EXCLUSIVE: Solihull council faces questions from us amid Paradise Papers 

16 Nov 17

SOLIHULL council is facing questions over its mysterious investments overseas amid the Paradise Papers scandal, we can reveal.


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Dramatic conclusion sees Hampton restricted to a draw against Stone 

16 Nov 17

HAMPTON hoped to build on a 6-5 win from the week previous when they faced Staffordshire-based Stone on Saturday.


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Alcohol awareness week comes to Solihull 

16 Nov 17

SEVERAL Solihull charities have joined forces to stage alcohol awareness week events.


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Body discovered on M42 in Warwickshire 

16 Nov 17

Police are investigating after the body was found on the southbound carriageway between junctions nine and ten for Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth.


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Historian Fred Reid’s new Thomas Hardy book praised by ex-PM Gordon Brown 

15 Nov 17

A LABOUR of love by a Kenilworth historian has won the praise of a former prime minster.


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BREAKING: Moors announce Mark Yates and Tim Flowers as new coaches 

15 Nov 17

MARK Yates and Tim Flowers have been announced as new joint-managers at Solihull Moors Football Club.


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Barnardo’s celebrates 35th anniversary of Chelmsley Wood store 

15 Nov 17

CHILDREN’S charity Barnardo’s is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its longest-established store in the West Midlands.


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Yardley crash to three-goal home loss 

14 Nov 17

YARDLEY crashed to a three-goal loss at home to Leamington in their latest MRHA West Midlands Division One contest.


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Bears return to winning form against Tornados 

14 Nov 17

WARWICKSHIRE Bears returned to winning ways at the weekend with a convincing First Division South win against Tornados.


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Barons’ purple patch continues with convincing Whitley win 

14 Nov 17

SOLIHULL Barons’ purple patch extended into mid-November following a crushing 5-2 win against Whitley Warriors on Sunday.


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Olton surrender lead on four occasions as Fareham edge a draw 

14 Nov 17

OLTON remain mid-table in the Men’s Hockey League Conference West following an exciting 4-4 draw against Portsmouth-based Fareham.


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REPORT: Moors beat again at the hands of Sutton 

14 Nov 17

GOALS either side of half-time ensured Solihull Moors remain bottom of the National League table as Sutton United took all the points from the Automated Technology Group Stadium, writes Luke Turner.


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Outrage following ‘disgraceful’ shooting of escaped bullock 

14 Nov 17

The owner attempted to catch the animal which stormed the grounds of Monkspath Junior School yesterday morning (November 13).


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Schoolboys rushed to hospital following brutal attack in Knowle 

14 Nov 17

It is thought a huge gang of around 30 boys, attacked the two 14-year-olds – thought to be among a group of ten – at round 8.30pm on October 31.


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‘They need a bit of help’, says Moors caretaker manager Whild 

13 Nov 17

CARETAKER manager Gary Whild admits someone needs to come in and address Moors’ situation following another league defeat on Saturday.


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REPORT: Highgate make history by reaching FA Vase third round 

13 Nov 17

HIGHGATE advanced to their third round of the FA Vase for the first time in the club’s history after beating Worcester City 2-1.


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Solihull schools enter third round of sustainable communities scheme 

13 Nov 17

Solihull council is entering the third round of a programme encouraging schools to create sustainable communities.


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Sailors to be presented with prestigious awards which highlight commitment 

13 Nov 17

TWO sailors from Solihull will be presented with one of the Royal Yachting Association’s most prestigious awards at the end of the month by HRH The Princess Royal.


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Solihull council ‘wastes’ £6m reserved for council housing 

13 Nov 17

MORE than £6million of Solihull taxpayers’ money reserved for replenishing council housing stock has been wasted in five years, say opposition councillors.


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REVIEW – Twelfth Night, RSC, Stratford 

13 Nov 17

Review – Twelfth Night, RSC, Stratford…


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Churchgoers to help those less fortunate with shoeboxes to Romania 

12 Nov 17

CHURCH-GOERS in Stratford are looking to brighten up Christmas for the less fortunate in Eastern Europe.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: More concern over funding for Solihull schools 

11 Nov 17

The schools’ funding row rumbles on…


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WESTMINSTER DIARY by Dame Caroline Spelman MP: Beware of scammers 

11 Nov 17

Every year, thousands of people across the UK fall victim to scammers…


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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Rise in homelessness but still no answers 

10 Nov 17

NEWS that homelessness has risen by more than 20 per cent in the West Midlands in just a year makes for depressing reading.


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Solihull war memorials get protected status for Armistice Day 

10 Nov 17

WAR memorials in Solihull have been designated protected monuments.


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Red Arrows old boy flys in for Remembrance service at Solihull School 

10 Nov 17

A Red Arrows pilot and old boy returned to Solihull School to take part in the school’s annual Remembrance Day commemorations.


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Solihull Police on alert as crime rises in Tudor Grange Park 

10 Nov 17

SOLIHULL police are on alert after concerns about crime in Tudor Grange Park were raised by a councillor.


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West Midlands fire service at ‘tipping point’ 

10 Nov 17

West Midlands firefighters say government cuts have left them at ‘tipping point’.


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War memorials given protected status to mark Armistice Day 

10 Nov 17

WAR memorials in Alcester and Henley have been designated protected monuments.


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New gritting lorries provided by Solihull council 

10 Nov 17

NEW gritting lorries have been provided by Solihull council to combat snow and ice in the winter months.


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Normandy veteran Ron celebrates 100th birthday 

10 Nov 17

Normandy veteran Ron Trenchard celebrated his 100th birthday on the day this year’s Poppy Appeal was launched.


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Late Newport burst not enough as Bees remain top of the Midlands 

9 Nov 17

A LATE Newport try proved not enough as Birmingham and Solihull Bees edged a 45-point thriller at away from home on Saturday.


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Petition calling for councillor’s resignation reaches nearly 3000 signatures 

9 Nov 17

A PETITION calling for the resignation of a Solihull councillor after tweets about Muslims and immigration has reached nearly 3000 signatures.


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Bears make long-time player Ian Westwood new development coach 

9 Nov 17

Warwickshire have continued their back-room restructuring with the appointment of Ian Westwood as development coach.


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Steel City trip ends in defeat for Bears 

9 Nov 17

IT WAS a disappointing trip to the Steel City for Warwickshire Bears’ 1sts and 3rds as both sides were beaten by Sheffield Steelers in the British Wheelchair Basketball League.


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Carney ‘can’t wait’ to make midlands return as England prepare for World Cup qualifier 

9 Nov 17

SOLIHULL born Karen Carney can’t wait to make a West Midlands return later this month when England face Bosnia & Herzegovina at Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium.


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All aboard for Remembrance Sunday 

9 Nov 17

Amy, Navy and Air Force veterans will get special treatment again this year when a Solihull travel firm provides them with free transport to the annual Remembrance Sunday parade in Knowle.


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Bear Grylls v HS2.. Theme park faces hold-ups 

9 Nov 17

A £20 million Bear Grylls adventure park could be forced to close or relocate some attractions shortly after the venue opens near the NEC because of HS2.


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New homelessness figures show alarming rise in Solihull 

8 Nov 17

HOMELESSNESS in Solihull and the West Midlands has risen by 20 per cent, startling new figures reveal.


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Dad bought £400k Shirley home with money launder cash after claiming he had won Pakistan lottery 123 times 

8 Nov 17

THE FATHER of a convicted money launderer bought a £412,000 house with money he claimed he won with 123 prize-winning tickets in the Pakistan lottery.


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Join Knowle and Dorridge Lions for the 25th festive walk 

8 Nov 17

KNOWLE and Dorridge Lions are inviting one and all to join them for the 25th Lions Festive Walk on December 27.


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Centenary of last classic cavalry charge in the history of the British Army remembered 

8 Nov 17

The Charge at Huj on November 8, 1917, was the last classic cavalry charge.


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Borough walking football club bags Over 50s national championship 

7 Nov 17

BIRMINGHAM Over 50s enhanced their status as one of the leading walking football clubs in the country after winning the national championships.


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Trueman lands Team GB Under 18s spot for international four team tournament 

7 Nov 17

TEENAGE skater Amy Trueman has bagged herself a spot in Team GB’s Under 18s squad to compete in a four nations tournament in Spain this weekend.


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INTERVIEW: New Moors signing Sean St Ledger describes ‘throwback’ Solihull Moors move 

7 Nov 17

DEFENDER Sean St Ledger has described his first few weeks at Solihull Moors as a ‘throwback’ after signing for the club on a two-month deal lasting until January.


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Look: Solihull Mayor sells poppies in Touchwood to remember fallen heroes 

7 Nov 17

SOLIHULL will fall silent this Sunday to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom.


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Woman charged after posing as police officer and stole thousands 

7 Nov 17

A WOMAN who posed as a police officer in order to trick her way into people’s homes has allegedly stolen thousands of pounds from a 98-year-old woman.


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Youngster Carr hangs up his kevlars despite successful season with Brummies 

7 Nov 17

BIRMINGHAM star Liam Carr announced his decision to quit speedway at the club’s end of season presentation.


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Man jailed for ‘acid’ attack in Dickens Heath 

7 Nov 17

A MAN has been jailed for a roadside “acid” attack when he squirted a bottle of cleaning solution at two others in Dickens Heath.


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Schoolboy reads remembrance poem in honour of Great-Grandfather at Wasps match 

7 Nov 17

A YARDLEY schoolboy read a war poem in front of thousands of people in memory of his great grandfather who was a prisoner of war during World War Two.


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Barons secure timely four-point-weekend on the road 

6 Nov 17

THERE’S reason to be cheerful in the Solihull Barons locker room as four points were secured from two away matches at the weekend.