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Campaign for national police memorial launched 

27 May 17

West Midlands Police underlines its support for the project with a £5,000 donation.


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Solihull Bid Excellence awards set to shine light on shining borough businesses 

27 May 17

Long list of key sponsors sign up for event – including the Solihull Observer…


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Marie Curie and TV host Mel Giedroyc urge Silhillians to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party 

26 May 17

Fundraiser is vital to charity’s work and raises hundreds of thousands each year…


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Solihull’s Martin Johnson takes enjoys training ride ahead of Vélo Birmingham 

26 May 17

Former England rugby captain takes a ride out in Warwickshire…


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Parent on Solihull school intruder: ‘Like we haven’t enough to worry about now’ 

26 May 17

PARENTS have expressed their concerns after two borough schools were targeted by an intruder this week.


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Join the British Heart Foundation on June 9 to help beat heart disease 

26 May 17

Charity’s Wear It, Beat It campaign aims to raise cash and bring families together…


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Spalding stars at PGA Tour event by registering ‘thrilling’ hole in one 

26 May 17

PROFESSIONAL golfer Daanyal Spalding starred at the PGA EuroPro Tour when shooting a hole in one during the latest tournament.


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Cops take to the airwaves 

26 May 17

“Feds with Creds” will air on Unity FM community radio station on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7pm.


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Solihull welcomes new Mayor – Stuart Davis 

26 May 17

The Mayor has nominated Prostate Cancer UK Solihull, Macmillan Cancer Support Solihull and other Mayoral Charities for his tenure.


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Nuneaton man remains in custody in connection with Manchester suicide bombing 

26 May 17

Suspect still being quizzed in connection with terror atrocity after being arrested at gunpoint…


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General Election 2017: Meet the candidates Andrew Garcarz 

25 May 17

Name: Andrew Garcarz
Age: 60
Political Party: UK Independence Party…


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General Election 2017: Meet the candidates Max McLoughlin 

25 May 17

Name: Max McLoughlin
Age 34
Political Party: Green Party…


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Rain rescues Somerset as Warwickshire only manage a draw in Taunton 

25 May 17

RAIN disrupted play at Taunton throughout the weekend at Warwickshire’s County Championship fixture against Somerset ended in a draw.


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Grace Academy students win masterclass coaching session from World Cup star Jonny Wilkinson 

25 May 17

STUDENTS at Grace Academy in Solihull won a world-cup level masterclass in footwork, handling, and kicking.


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General Election 2017: Meet the candidates Nigel Knowles 

25 May 17

Name: Nigel Knowles
Age: 70
Political Party: Labour Party…


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General Election 2017: Meet the candidates Ade Adeyemo 

25 May 17

Name: Ade Adeyemo
Age: 51
Political Party: Liberal Democrats…


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Boyd takes advantage of extra testing ahead of World Superbike showdown 

25 May 17

TAMWORTH-in-Arden racer Joshua Boyd took advantage of some extra testing at Donington Park last week ahead of the World Superbike support race this weekend.


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Solihull youngster Henry Brookes signs first professional contract with Warwickshire CCC 

25 May 17

TALENTED Solihull cricketer Henry Brookes has put pen to paper to sign his first ever professional contract with local team Warwickshire.


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Bears fall short in playoff quest as London Titans have the last laugh 

25 May 17

WARWICKSHIRE Bears fell short of reaching the national play-off finals for a third consecutive year after being defeated by London Titans at the weekend.


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First cricket experience for borough youngsters who head to Blossomfield as part of nationwide initiative 

25 May 17

ENTHUSIASTIC youngsters tasted their first experience of cricket at Solihull Blossomfield CC on Saturday as part of a nationwide initiative.


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General Election 2017: Meet the candidates Julian Knight 

25 May 17

Name: Julian Knight
Age: 45
Political Party: Conservative…


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Chelmsley Wood optician faces the chop for Little Princess Trust charity 

24 May 17

A MEMBER of staff from a Chelmsley Wood opticians will be chopping off her locks to support a cancer charity.


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DogwatchUK Fun Dog Show to take place this weekend 

24 May 17

DOG LOVERS will be able to show their four-legged companions just how much they mean to them at the upcoming DogwatchUK Fun Dog Show.


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Green light given by planning chiefs for JLRs LOC 

24 May 17

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a new Logistics Operations Centre (LOC) at Jaguar Land Rover have been approved by Solihull Council.


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Royal Star and Garter residents meet Shetland pony 

24 May 17

SOLIHULL veterans living with dementia have been handed a much needed boost – thanks to the aid of some four legged friends.


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Manchester attack: Man with axe held at Birmingham vigil 

24 May 17

A MAN was arrested following a disturbance near a vigil being held in Birmingham for the Manchester terror attack victims on Tuesday (May 23).


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West Midlands Police reaction to national security state raised 

24 May 17

INCREASED armed police and a military presence will be on the streets following the Manchester attacks.


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Firefighters tackle blaze on ten-storey high-rise block in Chelmsley Wood 

23 May 17

FIREFIGHTERS have tackled a fire on the roof of a ten-storey high-rise block in Chelmsley Wood.


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Former teacher and nursery worker Jamie Chapman jailed for series of serious sexual offences on children 

23 May 17

Smiths Wood paedophile handed 16-year jail sentence…


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New book is off-beat adventure around ‘small island by little train’ 

23 May 17

WRITER Chris Arnot’s new book is an off-beat adventure to remote parts in celebration of our small island – from the perspective of narrow-gauge railways.


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National Express West Midlands raises thousands for Birmingham Children’s Hospital 

23 May 17

KIND-HEARTED workers at National Express West Midlands handed almost £2,000 to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.


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West Midlands Police on Manchester terror attack 

23 May 17

REASSURANCE has been provided to communities in the West Midlands following the horrific attack in Manchester last night.


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Solihull Council flies flag at half-mast in honour of Manchester terror victims 

23 May 17

Council joins rest of country in mourning tragic loss…


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Football fan reaches finals of Match Attax World Championships 

23 May 17

A SCHOOLBOY from Solihull is celebrating after finishing runner up against stiff competition in an international card trading championship.


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West Midlands urged to be ‘vigilant’ after suicide bomb attack in Manchester 

23 May 17

PEOPLE in Solihull and the West Midlands are urged to be vigilant after last night’s appalling suicide bomb attack on a pop concert in Manchester.


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Harry’z Young Starz Awards: Deadline looming for Young Carer Award 

23 May 17

FOLLOWING the launch of the Observer-supported Harry’z Young Starz Awards – we will be taking a regular look at the monthly categories which will celebrate amazing and inspirational young people.


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CCTV images released after fire extinguisher let off on Solihull bus 

22 May 17

CCTV images have been released after a fire extinguisher was let off on a bus in Solihull.


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The Bubbles are Back at Hatton to help raise funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice 

22 May 17

THE WORLD’S ‘bubbliest’ race is back and organisers are calling for foamy fundraisers to sign-up and raise vital funds for local children.


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Tributes paid to ‘wonderful’ uncle who died in M5 crash 

22 May 17

TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘wonderful’ son and uncle who was killed in a collision on the M5.


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Hazel Oak School receive custom-made armchair thanks to ScS 

22 May 17

SCHOOL children can curl up with a book thanks to a custom-made armchair which was donated to the library.


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Berkswell’s unbeaten run ends as Knowle and Dorridge land Birmingham Premier League derby 

22 May 17

BERKSWELL suffered their first defeat of the Birmingham Premier League season against local rivals Knowle and Dorridge in a top of the table clash.


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Petitioning parents and commuters blast ‘bizarre’ scrapping of busy rush-hour London Midland train 

22 May 17

PROTESTING commuters from Berkswell say their family lives are being disrupted by the ‘bizarre’ scrapping of a peak-hour packed train – causing a ‘nightmare’ with the school run and working hours.


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Police appeal for information over biker death on A45 near Birmingham Airport 

22 May 17

Police are appealing for information after a motorcyclist lost his life in a collision on the A45, near to Birmingham Airport on Sunday afternoon (May 21).


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Hampton in Arden fundraiser is a sporting success 

22 May 17

Youngsters helped raise vital cash for the school…


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Former Solihull School pupils scale Snowdon in memory of Alex Diaz-Jones 

21 May 17

Alex was just 24 when he died suddenly in his sleep while on a dream six-month tour of South America in 2015…


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St Alphege Choir take to the stage with Aled Jones 

21 May 17

Performed alongside Songs of Praise presenter at Lichfield Cathedral concert…


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Rogue Trader Week ensures Solihull is a safer place to live and work 

21 May 17

Teams from Solihull Council worked alongside West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service, Her Majesty Warrants Officers, Civil Parking Enforcement Officers, Driver and Vehicle Standards Authority…


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£200k restoration work at St Mary the Virgin Church in Stoneleigh completed 

21 May 17

The grade I listed church was closed for nearly nine months while repairs to the roof and stonework were carried out, thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund grant and donations from villagers…


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Skin patch costing just 39p could help save thousands of lives by improving the chances of surviving a stroke 

20 May 17

West Midlands Ambulance Service is working with a number of other ambulance trusts, the British Heart Foundation and the University of Nottingham to test the plaster-like patch which contains the drug…


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Dad Elliott’s blue locks net £400 for £400 for Autism West Midlands 

20 May 17

Light It Up Blue campaign boosts charity’s coffers…


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Will you saddle up and support Heart of England Mencap by taking part in 60k Hilly Challenge? 

20 May 17

The Ride for Bikes 60km Hilly Challenge – in support of Heart of England Mencap – is happening on Sunday June 25th, pedalling off at 9am.


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Sheldon locals raise £480 for Cats Protection 

20 May 17

Charity event was attended by over 400 people…


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National Express clocks up £3,000 for homeless charity St Basil’s 

20 May 17

The company will focus its charitable efforts on raising as much money as possible for St Basil’s this year…


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Crackdown sees 60 motorists penalised for unsafe driving 

19 May 17

Partnerships from across the borough – including West Midlands Police and Fire Services and the Driving Standard Agency (DSA) – joined forces to take part in the regular crackdown to keep roads safe.


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Amy scoops national award for animated documentary about mental health 

19 May 17

The documentary received a Creative Conscience award, which recognises works that have a sustainable and humanitarian ethos…


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Acorns Children’s Hospice opens pop-up shop in Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre 

19 May 17

Acorns is shopping centre’s charity of the year…


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Plea for help as time ticks away for Help Harry Help Other Drop In Cancer Centre 

19 May 17

Georgie Moseley is desperate to find a new home for the charity inspired by her brave son Harry…


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Song, dance and laughter at Warwick Folk Festival 

19 May 17

Warwick Folk Festival will once again be taking over the town this summer with song, dance, and even some comedy.


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Dementia Week – how to make your loved one’s home Dementia-friendly 

19 May 17

Top tips from Helping Hands Home Care…


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Running in the family student police officer is latest in five generations to join West Midlands Police 

19 May 17

A STUDENT police officer is following a long-standing tradition after becoming the fifth consecutive generation of his family to join West Midlands Police.