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Helen set for half marathon for MS Society 

30 Mar 17

Running in memory of late dad Jim Tuite…


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Tudor Grange duo claim national table tennis title 

30 Mar 17

TUDOR Grange Academy are celebrating after being crowned national table tennis champions in Hinckley.


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Phil ‘Tuffers’ Tufnell fielded questions about his life and hosts quiz 

29 Mar 17

MORE than 160 guests enjoyed a pie and mash dinner with former England cricketer and TV personality Phil ‘Tuffers’ Tufnell at Solihull’s St Johns Hotel.


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Third consecutive defeat leaves Solihull Moors seven points above the National League drop zone 

29 Mar 17

SOLIHULL Moors are in danger of being dragged into the National League relegation scrap after tasting falling to a third consecutive defeat at home to Torquay United.


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League title goes down to the wire for Hampton-in-Arden ladies 

29 Mar 17

HAMPTON-in-Arden ladies are preparing for one of the biggest games of their lives when they take on Edgbaston in their final game of the season this Saturday.


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Bike menaces arrested during morning raids 

29 Mar 17

SEVEN more suspected bike menaces have been arrested from their homes during raids morning – as West Midlands Police underlines its commitment to tackle lawless road rallies.


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Former Solihull School pupils set to climb Mount Snowdon in honour of Alex Diez-Jones 

28 Mar 17

A GROUP of former Solihull School students are set to scale Mount Snowdon to raise money for charity in memory of a former classmate.


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Solihull Barons finish fourth to set up Solway Sharks clash 

28 Mar 17

SOLIHULL Barons concluded their regular league season with a 6-4 home defeat against last season’s double winners Blackburn Hawks.


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Blossomfield Ladies up to second spot 

28 Mar 17

SOLIHULL Blossomfield made a welcome return to winning ways after beating North Staffordshire Ladies 2-0 to move up to second place in the Midlands Division Two table.


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Highgate have goalkeeper Brendon Bunn to thank after goalless stalemate against Loughborough University 

28 Mar 17

GOALKEEPER Brendon Bunn was the hero for Highgate as he produced a string of outstanding saves to earn his side a point following a goalless stalemate at home to Loughborough University.


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Legal advisers are named for Arden Cross plans 

28 Mar 17

THE ARDEN Cross Consortium – comprising landowners Birmingham City Council, Packington Estate, Coleshill Estate and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council – has appointed Gowling WLG as legal advisers…


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Spring into action and sign up to Knowle Fun Run 

27 Mar 17

AS THE spring flowers start to poke their heads above the parapet Knowle and Dorridge Lions are calling upon Silhillians to get out their running shoes and get in training for the Knowle Fun Run.


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Barrow home defeat is a ‘reality check’ for Solihull Moors claims manager Liam McDonald 

27 Mar 17

SOLIHULL Moors boss Liam McDonald has described Saturday’s 4-2 defeat at home to Barrow in the National League as a ‘reality check’.


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Fizzogs Dancing Grannies set to wow audiences at Touchwood this weekend 

27 Mar 17

THERE will be plenty of fun and frolics at Touchwood this weekend when Fizzogs Dancing Grannies return to entertain shoppers with their impressive dance routines.


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Olton ladies end season on a high by hitting six past Exe to finish third 

27 Mar 17

SIX goals in the second period saw Olton & West Warwickshire thump Exe 6-1 at Grange Road as they finished the 2016/17 season in third place in the Investec Conference West.


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Yardley end disappointing campaign with another defeat 

27 Mar 17

THE SEASON ended in disappointment for Yardley as they tasted another defeat, this time on the road at Newton on Saturday in the West Midlands League Division One.


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Chelmsley Wood teen had sex with girl, knowing she was underage 

27 Mar 17

A CHELMSLEY Wood man who met a 14-year-old girl through Facebook and twice had sex with her, knowing she was under-age, has escaped jail.


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Fastaid looking for Solihull volunteers to join 

26 Mar 17

FASTAID – Community First Responder Scheme for Birmingham and Solihull – needs the help of the people it helps protect – you.


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Birmingham City Ladies knock out holders Arsenal to progress in Women’s FA Cup 

26 Mar 17

MARISA Ewers scored the only goal of the game as Birmingham City Ladies knocked out holders Arsenal and booked their place in the semi-final of the Women’s FA Cup.


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GP killed himself hours after discovering he was under investigation for historical sexual offences against female patients 

26 Mar 17

GP killed himself hours after discovering he was under investigation for historical sexual offences against female patients…


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Inspirational Hall Green grandmother ready to take to the starting line at Great Birmimgham Run 

26 Mar 17

MOST people embark on a luxury cruise or dream holiday when they retire from work.


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Mums and daughters called to unite against cancer this Mother’s Day (March 26) and enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 

25 Mar 17

SOLIHULL mums and daughters are being urged to unite and join the fight against cancer this Mother’s Day (March 26) by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.


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Men jailed after borough homes burgled 

25 Mar 17

Men jailed after borough homes burgled…


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A rousing chorus for Harold Rich’s 90th birthday celebrations 

25 Mar 17

FRIENDS and family gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of a ‘quite remarkable’ but humble music man.


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Children invited to get creative with Solihull’s Embroiderers Guild tomorrow 

24 Mar 17

CREATIVE youngsters are being invited to have a go at a new skill by Solihull’s Embroiderers Guild.


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Solihull’s rising musical stars set to take the spotlight 

24 Mar 17

SOLIHULL Symphony Orchestra’s annual Rising Stars concert is set to take centre stage at Shirley Methodist Church this weekend.


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Warning shot has issued to dog owners after a lamb was mauled in Tanworth in Arden 

24 Mar 17

Any dogs seen roaming off a lead in the field will be shot – says farmer…


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Paramedics raised concerns over the cause of John “Goldfinger” Palmer’s death 

24 Mar 17

A PARAMEDIC called to treat notorious Solihull gangster John “Goldfinger” Palmer, who was gunned down in his garden, raised concerns about the cause of his fatal injuries, a report has said.


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Youngsters get top tips from the mother of two tennis aces Judy Murray 

24 Mar 17

WHILE the Murray brothers prepare for an important Davis Cup tie away in France next month, their mother Judy was in Solihull to pass her coaching expertise onto the young stars of tomorrow.


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Podium finishes for Saunders pair at National Cyclo Cross Championships 

23 Mar 17

THERE were two podium finishes for two Solihull Cycling Club youngsters at the British Schools Cycling Association (BSCA) National Cyclo Cross Championships on Sunday.


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Police name man from West Midlands as Westminster attacker 

23 Mar 17

Khalid Masood – who lived in the West Midlands – was shot dead by armed police…


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Should all UK police have guns? Have your say 

23 Mar 17

Should all UK police have guns? Have your say…


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Westminster attacker was British-born says Prime Minister 

23 Mar 17

Westminster attacker was British-born says Prime Minister…


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West Midlands Police and Crime commissioner David Jamieson urges harmony in wake of terror attack 

23 Mar 17

“The West Midlands is a place where people from different backgrounds live together side by side in harmony.


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James Carson leads the way for Blythe Barracudas at Nuneaton’s Team Mercia Spring Open Meet 

23 Mar 17

TEENAGER James Carson stole the show for Blythe Barracudas at the Team Mercia Spring Open Meet in Nuneaton after coming away with no fewer than seven medals.


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EXCLUSIVE: Coach driver describes the moment he was caught up in London terror attack 

23 Mar 17

A COACH driver caught up in yesterday’s terror attacks in London has described his actions in the hours following the incident.


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Terrorist attack – 4×4 hired at Enterprise car hire in Shirley 

23 Mar 17

Terrorist hired 4×4 from borough rental firm…


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Breaking news – The full story of how Balsall Common Primary School pupils got caught up in Westminster terror attack 

23 Mar 17

Headteacher Graeme Burgess speaks to Observer editor Chris Willmott – and praises staff, helpers and pupils for their actions in a crisis…


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Reports claim car used in terrorist attack was hired in Solihull 

23 Mar 17

Unconfirmed reports suggest 4×4 used in horrific London attack which claimed the lives of three innocent people was rented in the borough…


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West Midlands Police urge residents to remain alert but not alarmed following London attack 

23 Mar 17

REASSURANCE has been provided to communities in the West Midlands following the horrific attack on London yesterday afternoon.


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Hampton aiming high after being crowned league champions 

23 Mar 17

HAMPTON-in-Arden skipper Dafydd Bowles has his sights firmly set on a return to the Midland League Premier Division after playing his part in a promotion-winning season.


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Masterplan reveals future of Solihull town centre 

23 Mar 17

KEY DEVELOPMENT opportunities within Solihull Town Centre – including the relocation of the train station – have been showcased at an international property conference.


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Solihull’s Peter Piper wins Best in Breed at Crufts 

22 Mar 17

IT PROVED to be a day to remember for a Solihull dog lover after her 16-month-old Beagle – Champion Dialynne Peter Piper – put his best paw forward to claim a prestigious prize at Crufts 2017.


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Breaking news – Balsall Common Primary pupils ‘safe and on coach home’ 

22 Mar 17

Reports coming in confirm pupils caught up in terrorist attacks are safely on way home…


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Birmingham & Solihull Bees trigger cup exit in spectacular fashion 

22 Mar 17

THE NORTH Midlands Cup was removed from the Bees trophy cabinet on Friday evening after they threw away a 19-point lead to lose 26-32 at home to Bournville on Friday evening.


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Late goal breaks Solihull Moors hearts at Forest Green Rovers 

22 Mar 17

A LATE goal deep in injury-time denied Solihull Moors what would have been a much deserved point on a freezing cold Tuesday evening at Forest Green Rovers.


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Solihull MP Julian Knight speaks to The Observer from a locked down Parliament in aftermath of terrorist attack 

22 Mar 17

“My thoughts are with everybody involved…


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Youngsters from Balsall Common Primary School on visit to Westminster on day suspected terrorist attack takes place 

22 Mar 17

School issues No Comment on children’s safety…


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Warwickshire Gaelic Athletics Association vows to fight M42 Relief Road plans which cut through heart of club 

22 Mar 17

Much-loved club would be forced to relocate if plans get the green light…


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Simon Burt The Estate Agent set to give cancer a knockout punch 

22 Mar 17

MADELEINE Hancock is doing her bit to give cancer a knockout punch.


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Striker Oladapo Afolayan extends Solihull Moors stay until the end of the season 

22 Mar 17

TEENAGER Oladapo Afolayan is determined to continue his improvement while also helping Solihull Moors in the National League after extending his stay with the club.


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Tributes paid to award winning Muscular Dystrophy UK volunteer Nancy 

22 Mar 17

An AWARD-winning charity volunteer who dedicated over 50 years of her life to Muscular Dystrophy UK, has passed away in hospital at the age of 93.


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Touchwood team keeps Solihull a safe place to shop 

21 Mar 17

TOUCHWOOD has teamed up with representatives from across Solihull to work behind the scenes to tackle crime in the town centre, and ensure Solihull remains one of the safest places to shop, relax and…


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Two late goals consign Solihull Blossomfield to a defeat at leaders Nottingham University 

21 Mar 17

SOLIHULL Blossomfield Ladies were left devastated as they conceded two late goals and fell to a narrow 3-2 defeat away at league leaders Nottingham University Ladies.


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Free blood test to check for prostate cancer at Spire parkway on April 1 

21 Mar 17

Hospital is offering men of 45 and over a free blood test that can check for signs of prostate cancer…


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Celebrating Solihull’s kind and hard-working foster carers 

21 Mar 17

THE HARD work and dedication of foster carers from across the borough was celebrated at a prestigious awards event.


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Knowle making it a winning start at their temporary ground against Sutton United 

21 Mar 17

KNOWLE made a winning start at their new temporary home at Solihull Moors after beating Sutton United 3-1 in the Midland League Division Two.


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Solihull mums offered baby boxes to help cut cot death 

21 Mar 17

BIRMINGHAM and Solihull United Maternity and Newborn Partnership (Bump) has launched a city-wide Baby Box programme – a scheme that could see a dramatic reduction in cot death rates.


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Amy given second chance of happiness thanks to Dogs Trust scheme 

20 Mar 17

AN ELDERLY dog left behind after her owner died has been given a second chance at happiness thanks to a charity scheme which helps canines find a loving home when their owners pass away.


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Liam McDonald ‘delighted’ with Solihull Moors performance as they thump North Ferriby United 

20 Mar 17

A DELIGHTED Liam McDonald saw his Solihull Moors side move ten points away from the National League relegation thanks to a convincing 4-1 victory on the road at North Ferriby United.