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WESTMINSTER DIARIES: Jaguar Land Rover job losses deeply concerning 

21 Apr 18

Solihull MP Julian Knight’s fortnightly column.


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Solihull couple will run London Marathon in honour of friend for cardiomyopathy UK 

20 Apr 18

A SOLIHULL couple are running the London Marathon to raise money for a cardiomyopathy charity and pay tribute to a former professional footballer and friend who died of the condition.


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Solihull mayor among 700 men who attended prostate cancer testing day 

20 Apr 18

THE MAYOR of Solihull was one of over 700 men who attended a free prostate cancer testing day at Spire Parkway Hospital.


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Potholes: Solihull council compensates only one in ten damage claims so far this year 

20 Apr 18

SOLIHULL council has so far agreed to pay compensation to only around 10 per cent of those who have claimed for vehicle damages caused by potholes this year – despite worsening road conditions.


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Men charged after investigation into daytime burglaries 

20 Apr 18

A 15-year-old and 19-year-old are due to appear in court.


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Around 100 endured rough sleep in Solihull to raise money for homeless charity 

19 Apr 18

AROUND 100 people endured a night on the streets to raise money for the fourth annual St Basil’s Solihull SleepOut.


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Solihull girl, 11, shortlisted for national fundraising ward 

19 Apr 18

AN 11-year-old girl has been shortlisted for a national award after raising more than £750 for the MS Society.


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Solihull NHS staff feel overworked, underpaid and unwell, a survey revealed 

19 Apr 18

SOLIHULL NHS staff are struggling to cope with ‘work related stress’ and understaffing, NHS figures show.


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Royal Warwickshire Regiment captain buried with full military honours a century after his death 

19 Apr 18

A solider killed while serving with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment during the First World War has received a full military service.


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REACTION: Councillors, union leaders and politicians have say on Jaguar Land Rover job losses 

19 Apr 18

COUNCILLORS, union leaders and politicians have all had their say on the Jaguar Land Rover job losses.


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Stone: It will be ‘bizarre’ to play for Warwickshire against former side Northamptonshire 

19 Apr 18

WARWICKSHIRE fast-bowler Olly Stone admits it will be a ‘bizarre’ feeling when he faces his former team-mates from Northamptonshire.


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Solihull to complete London Marathon in honour of ‘hero mum’ 

18 Apr 18

FITNESS fanatic Charlotte Howard will be lining up alongside thousands of others at this weekend’s London Marathon.


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Senior anti-terror police chief who lost secret files dismissed from West Midlands Police 

18 Apr 18

A senior West Midlands Police officer and anti-terror boss who was convicted of failing to safeguard confidential documents has today been dismissed from the fo…


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Calls to get involved in the 2018 Solihull Race For Life 

18 Apr 18

SILHILLIANS are being urged to get their running shoes on and join the fight against cancer.


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Football match in memory of Solihull man to raise money for mental health charities 

18 Apr 18

A CHARITY football match will be played in honour of a Solihull man who took his own life ten years ago – and the community is invited.


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Tears for Fears cancel appearance at BBC’s Biggest Weekend Coventry on ‘doctor’s orders’ 

18 Apr 18

TEARS for Fears will no longer appear at the Biggest Weekend in Coventry next month, according to the BBC.


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Cyclists called on to join Heart of England Bike Ride 

18 Apr 18

CYCLISTS are being urged to don their lycra and support the annual Heart of England Bike Ride to raise vital cash for Headway and the Breast Cancer Haven as well as other local causes.


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Play-offs still in sight for Solihull Vixens 

18 Apr 18

SOLIHULL Vixens remain on course to secure a play-off spot in the Women’s Elite League following their 6-3 victory over Sheffield Shadows.


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Solihull novice gardener battled through harsh winter in memory of her dad Mike Dolby 

18 Apr 18

A HEARTBROKEN novice gardener has battled through snow, sleet and rain in a bid to renovate a garden in memory of her dad Mike Dolby.


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Solihull racer Delves disappointed with opening round results 

17 Apr 18

SOLIHULL racer Lam Delves began his 2018 British Motostar campaign at Brands Hatch at the weekend where he recorded a ninth and 11th place respectively in his two races.


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Two 13-year-olds charged over spate of knifepoint robberies in Solihull 

17 Apr 18

TWO 13-year-olds have been charged over a spate of knifepoint robberies that took place in Solihull over the Easter period.


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Sandbach secure league double over champions Birmingham and Solihull Bees 

17 Apr 18

CHAMPIONS Birmingham & Solihull Bees suffered just their second Midlands Premier defeat of the campaign at the hands of Sandbach on Saturday.


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Adoption Focus given top marks by Ofsted in latest inspection 

17 Apr 18

ADOPTIVE children and parents being cared for by a Solihull-based agency are in safe hands after it received its third consecutive Outstanding Ofstead rating.


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CONFIRMED: Around 1,000 jobs will be cut and 350 workers transferred at Jaguar Land Rover Solihull 

17 Apr 18

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed around 1,000 agency staff will be cut at its Lode Lane plant in Solihull.


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Major union pledges support for Jaguar Land Rover workers facing job losses 

17 Apr 18

TRADE union Unite says it will be negotiating to retain jobs and support Jaguar Land Rover workers facing unemployment.


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Hit West End show to come to Solihull’s Core Theatre with a flash, bang, wallop 

17 Apr 18

A hit musical is set to come to Solihull’s Core Theatre with a flash, bang, wallop.


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West Midlands Police mental health team gets international recognition 

17 Apr 18

A SPECIALIST emergency response unit which offers immediate assessments to suspected mental health sufferers in the region has been recognised internationally.


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Pupils at Solihull School pay tribute to generosity of old boy 

17 Apr 18

Pupils at Solihull School pay tribute to generosity of old boy.


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Shirley runner limbering up for London 10k in memory of wife 

16 Apr 18

A SHIRLEY runner is limbering up ready to take on the London 10k in honour of his late wife’s birthday.


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Jaguar Land Rover set to cut 1,000 agency staff from Solihull plant 

16 Apr 18

JAGUAR Land Rover to cut up to 1,000 jobs in Solihull and transfer hundreds of permanent employees, according to reports.


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Bordesely Green drug dealer jailed after being found with heroin on the M6 

16 Apr 18

A BORDESLEY Green drug dealer found with over a million pounds worth of heroin has been jailed for 11 years.


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Dorridge Primary School rated Good in first Ofsted inspection 

16 Apr 18

CELEBRATIONS were in order for pupils, staff and parents at Dorridge Primary School was rated Good following an Ofsted inspection.


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Husband of Chelmsley Wood murder victim charged 

16 Apr 18

A HUSBAND has been charged with the murder of Tracy Stonehouse who was found fatally stabbed in Chelmsley Wood.


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Czech connection at Leamington Music Festival Weekend 

16 Apr 18

The Czech connection will be much in evidence at the Leamington Music Festival Weekend next month.


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Assistant boss Flowers salutes Solihull Moors’ efforts 

14 Apr 18

ASSISTANT manager Tim Flowers hailed the ‘wonderful effort’ put in by Solihull Moors as they recorded successive victories with a 1-0 home win against Maidstone United on Tuesday.


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Good results for Do3’s Solihull contingent 

14 Apr 18

ATHLETES from the Midlands-based Do3 triathlon squad flexed their winter training muscles with a series of wins and top ten places over the weekend.


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Shirley man and friend 50 years older to perform in aid of Age UK Solihull 

14 Apr 18

A SHIRLEY man and a fond friend have teamed up for a special inter-generational performance in aid of Age UK Solihull.


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League title secured with a game to spare for Solihull’s water polo squad 

14 Apr 18

SOLIHULL clinched the British League Division One title with a game to spare after defeating Manchester 7-6.


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REVIEW – The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, RSC, Stratford-on-Avon 

14 Apr 18

REVIEW – The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, RSC, Stratford-on-Avon…


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Depleted Warwickshire Bears Seconds succumb to heavy defeat 

13 Apr 18

DEPLETED Warwickshire Bears 2nds suffered a heavy 65-26 defeat at British Wheelchair Basketball League Division Two South leaders Essex Outlaws 2nds on Sunday.


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Jaguar Land Rover to scrap 1,000 jobs in Solihull 

13 Apr 18

JAGUAR Land Rover is cutting 1,000 jobs in Solihull, according to reports.


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Welford Road experience for young Silhillians players 

13 Apr 18

YOUNG players from Silhillians followed in the footsteps of legends by playing at Welford Road, the home of ten-time English league champions Leicester Tigers.


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Relentless Highgate United close in on top two 

13 Apr 18

HIGHGATE United stepped up their charge towards promotion from the Midland League Premier Division with a 4-1 home victory over relegation-threatened Haughmond on Tuesday night.


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Coventry schoolgirl performs solo at Royal Albert Hall in national choir project 

13 Apr 18

A COVENTRY schoolgirl gave the performance of her life at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of a national choir project.


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Shirley handcrafts group knits 100 blankets for young people with cancer 

13 Apr 18

A SHIRLEY handcrafts group has knitted over 100 blankets for children suffering cancer and other life limiting illnesses.


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CHAMPIONS! Title joy for Birmingham and Solihull Bees 

13 Apr 18

BIRMINGHAM & Solihull Bees have been crowned champions of the Midlands Premier division after edging a thrilling contest against Peterborough Lions at Solstice Park.


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Balsall Common family give thanks to donors after £26k raised for siblings’ future without parents 

12 Apr 18

THE FAMILY of Balsall Common siblings who face losing their mum to cancer weeks after their dad tragically died have thanked kind-hearted people who have donated to raise funds to support them.


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Parents thank Solihull organisations who provide help for children with special needs 

12 Apr 18

SOLIHULL parents have thanked organisations who provide assistance and information for children with special needs.


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ISIS survivors art exhibition launched by Meriden MP 

12 Apr 18

AN ART exhibition featuring portraits of ISIS survivors was launched by Meriden MP Dame Caroline Spelman in Westminister.


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450 jobs to be created at gym clothing brand’s new Solihull headquarters 

12 Apr 18

‘UP to 450 jobs’ are set to be created at the new Solihull-based headquarters of a national gym clothing company.


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Long-serving Lyndon boxing club appeals to councillors to ‘ensure club’s survival’ 

11 Apr 18

A LONG-SERVING boxing club in Lyndon has appealed to councillors for support ‘in ensuring the club’s survival’ as it faces eviction.


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Shirley Park gets a spring clean thanks to Silhillians 

11 Apr 18

SPRING cleaning was on the agenda as a team of Silhillians cleared Shirley Park of rubbish.


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Poor weather not affecting entries for Knowle Run Fun 

11 Apr 18

RAIN, snow and ice have failed to dampen spirits as entries are said to be pouring in for the 35th Knowle Fun Run.


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Solihull runners go the distance at half marathon 

11 Apr 18

HUNDREDS of determined runners took to the streets of Solihull for the town’s half marathon on Sunday (April 8).


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Solihull residents called on to have say on review about council powers over unauthorised encampments 

11 Apr 18

Silhillians are being called upon to have their say in a Government review on new powers to tackle unauthorised traveller encampments.


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Shirley Parkinson’s sufferer ready to complete London Marathon two weeks before 750-mile bike ride 

11 Apr 18

FOR MANY jumping onto a bike and completing a 750-mile ride two weeks after crossing the London Marathon’s finishing line probably wouldn’t cross their mind, but that’s exactly what a dad of four has…


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Solihull school takeover of special needs nursery gets council go-ahead amid concerns 

10 Apr 18

A SOLIHULL school is to take over a special needs nursery, prompting concerns among some parents.


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Fundraising milestone met as work begins to restore Shirley War Memorial 

10 Apr 18

A FUNDRAISING page to ensure future maintenance of the Shirley War memorial has nearly reached £1,000.


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Boys’ Brigade Celebrates 72nd anniversary 

10 Apr 18

CELEBRATIONS were the order of the day when the 72nd Birmingham Boys’ Brigade Company celebrated its 72nd anniversary.


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Marie Curie’s home care service rated Outstanding by CQC 

10 Apr 18

ADULTS being cared for at home by Marie Curie staff are in safe hands after it was rated ‘outstanding’ in a recent inspection.