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Actress pays tribute to Lynda Bellingham 

24 Oct 14

SOLIHULL actress Kathryn Rooney has paid tribute to her amp;#039;great actress and friendamp;#039; Lynda Bellingham, who lost her brave battle with cancer this week.


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Tory cries foul over leaflet claims 

23 Oct 14

TRUTH bending and false allegations have caused a political stir ahead of next yearamp;#039;s General Election.


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1. Widow of Chris Macrow overwhelmed by donations 

22 Oct 14

THE WIDOW of Solihull theatre group chairman Chris Macrow says she has been overwhelmed by the response to his death after nearly Acirc;pound;12,000 was raised for charity in his memory.


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Extra free parking at hospitals 

21 Oct 14

FREE car parking has been extended to 30 minutes for motorists dropping off patients at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust\’s Hospital sites.


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Mum’s support wins a surprise Beacon award 

20 Oct 14

A \’WONDERFUL and amazing\’ mother has been handed a top award from the Lymphoma Association for the support she gave her daughter when she was diagnosed with the disease last year.


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College Strike Called off 

17 Oct 14

STRIKE action by teaching staff at Solihull College was called-off at the eleventh hour after their employers blocked the action.


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Guide Dogs always amaze 

16 Oct 14

THE AMAZING work of Guide Dogs came under the spotlight in Touchwood as the charity used National Guide Dog Week to raise awareness, cash and support.


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New plan for dementia care in Solihull 

15 Oct 14

A LONG-TERM solution to the controversial closure of Solihull Hospitalamp;#039;s Ward 10 dementia unit has been announced.


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Poppy Appeal launched 

15 Oct 14

SOLIHULL Royal British Legion\’s annual Poppy Appeal has officially been launched – and organisers are hoping for yet another bumper fundraising year.


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Man appears in court charged with murder of parents 

14 Oct 14

A MAN has appeared in Court charged with the murders of his parents in Solihull earlier this year.


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PM and Chancellor drop in to borough 

10 Oct 14

THE CONSERVATIVE conference in Birmingham brought the partyamp;#039;s top brass to the borough.


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Deal struck on Gateway project 

9 Oct 14

CONTROVERSIAL plans to scrap the pelican crossings at the end of Solihull High Street and Herbert Road as part of the Acirc;pound;2.


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Thousands raised in Sam’s memory 

9 Oct 14

A MEMORIAL ice hockey match has raised vital funds for brain tumour charity.


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Hospital donation in memory of tragic mum 

8 Oct 14

FRIENDS and family of a young mum who died after a tragic accident when she was seven months pregnant have raised almost Acirc;pound;4,000 in her memory for the Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital, Coventry where she was treated and where her …


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Solar farm set for refusal 

1 Oct 14

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a huge solar farm in the Meriden Gap could be blocked by councillors.


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Terror charges dropped against Moazzam Begg 

1 Oct 14

TERRORISM charges against former GuantAtilde;iexcl;namo Bay inmate Moazzam Begg have been dramatically dropped after the prosecution said there was insufficient evidence just five days before he was due to stand trial.


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Appeal to find missing teen 

29 Sep 14

FEARS are growing for the safety of a 13-year-old who went missing last week.


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Rory McGrath and Philip Pope are coming to Solihull this weekend. 

29 Sep 14

COMEDIANS Rory McGrath and Philip Pope will be taking to the Solihull Arts Complex stage this weekend for an amp;#039;ever-so-slightly-rudeamp;#039; evening of comedy and song.


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Fear after another attempted abduction 

25 Sep 14

POLICE have reiterated the amp;#039;Stranger Dangeramp;#039; message after the attempted abduction of a ten-year-old boy in Knowle at the weekend.


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Hero pilot warned of danger before fatal crash 

25 Sep 14

HERO pilot Robert Mansell, who died when he was forced to ditch his plane into the Caribbean sea, but whose brave actions saved all nine of his passengers, had warned flight company bosses about overweight aircraft just days before the tragedy – an …


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Top Award for Troop Aid 

25 Sep 14

THE HUSBAND and wife team behind Troop Aid have been handed a prestigious award on behalf of the charity.


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Chance to meet Disney favourites 

23 Sep 14

TO CELEBRATE 100 years of magic the Solihull Observer has joined forces with Feld Entertainment, producers of Disney On Ice, to give one lucky family of four the perfect gift -€“ tickets to the VIP launch event of Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years…


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Tributes flood in to Chris Macrow – co-founder of Solihull Theatre Company 

23 Sep 14

TRIBUTES have flooded in for the \’inspirational\’ chairman and founder of a Solihull theatre group who tragically died following a cycling accident.


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Green light for lottery community garden 

22 Sep 14

PLANS to create a community garden for children and adults to enjoy has been given the green light thanks to lottery funding.


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Wicked prize for William 

22 Sep 14

WILLIAM Bezzant never dreamt writing an adventure story \’Soup-A-Man\’ would bag him top seats to see the smash hit musical \’Wicked\’ at Birmingham\’s Hippodrome Theatre.


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Tinkerbell is as light as a fairy 

22 Sep 14

THE UNION Theatre have -€œlost-€ the equivalent of two cast members from their production of Peter Pan thanks to the group\’s dramatic weightloss.


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Vehicle theft ring jailed 

22 Sep 14

MEMBERS of a high-end vehicle theft ring have been jailed for more than 17 years after a West Midlands Police investigation uncovered their car cutting den.


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Win a £100 Triumph lingerie voucher 

19 Sep 14

To celebrate the launch of the new \’Magic Wire\’ bra, Triumph is hosting an event at House of Fraser in Solihull today (Friday, September 19) and tomorrow (Saturday, September 20) where there will be complimentary fittings, giveaways and …


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Solihull set for Fun in the Park 

18 Sep 14

THIS yearamp;#039;s annual Solihull Fun in the Park returns on Sunday and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.


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Villagers in battle to evict travellers 

11 Sep 14

ILLEGAL gypsy travellers have descended on the quiet village of Chadwick End, taking over land behind the Village Hall and play area.


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First Jaguar to be built in Solihull launched 

11 Sep 14

JAGUAR Land Roveramp;#039;s latest sports car – which will bring 2,300 jobs to the region – was given a James Bond-style entrance when it was launched earlier this week.


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Invictus Games – Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge 

11 Sep 14

PRINCE Harry was at Gaydon this week for the start of the Invictus Games.


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Borough MPs on opposite sides of track over HS2 plans 

11 Sep 14

BATTLE lines have been drawn between Borough MPs Caroline Spelman and Lorely Burt over the possible sighting of HS2-associated amp;#039;marshalling yardsamp;#039; in the borough.


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Powergen plans to go on show 

4 Sep 14

CONCEPT plans for Shirley\’s most infamous eyesore, the former Powergen site, are to go on show this month.


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Tributes laid at fatal crash scene 

4 Sep 14

TRIBUTES adorn the scene of a crash which claimed the life of a much-loved biker.


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Life behind bars for murder of partner 

4 Sep 14

-€œFROM the day it happened and for the rest of my life I am going to have to live in a world without my mom.


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When forces first Sprockers grow up they want to hound criminals 

4 Sep 14

WRIGGLING around on their bellies, not even able to open their eyes yet, but never venturing far from their mother.


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Priceless trophies stolen from Motorcycle Museum 

4 Sep 14

AN IRREPLACEABLE collection of motorcycle trophies has been stolen and thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused when heartless thugs ransacked the National Motorcycle Museum.


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Pilot’s artificial arm detaches during landing 

21 Aug 14

THE CAPTAIN of a passenger plane carrying 47 passengers from Birmingham to Belfast lost control of the aircraft when his false arm came off the controls as he was coming in to land.


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Family’s plea to find missing dogs 

21 Aug 14

HAVING dodged the potential as being served up as dinner in their homeland of Vietnam, beloved family pet dogs George and Loulou have gone missing in leafy Hampton in Arden, just a few weeks after coming to the UK.


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Tributes paid to victim of Shirley car smash tragedy 

21 Aug 14

FLOWERS and tributes adorn the spot where a 59-year-old man lost his life in a tragic car crash at the weekend.


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Chief Contable award for brave duo 

21 Aug 14

SOLIHULL Police officers PCs Ashley Green and Antony Winter have been handed a top award for their efforts in dealing with two life-threatening situations in one night.


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Building work on A45 bridge in the pipeline 

21 Aug 14

BUILDING work to reduce congestion and improve safety on the A45 has been welcomed across the borough.


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Residents rally to stop Mount Dairy Farm homes 

21 Aug 14

THE CAMPAIGN to stop 220 homes being built on Mount Dairy Farm has stepped up a gear as the deadline for the application looms.


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14 Aug 14

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Tourism rise a boost to Solihull’s economy 

14 Aug 14

VISITORS to Solihull helped generate over Acirc;pound;850 million in revenue for the local economy in 2013.


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Kingshurst woman walked in front of M6 lorry 

14 Aug 14

KINGSHURST mother-of-two Stephanie Bottrill took her own life when she walked in front of a lorry on the motorway after leaving a note blaming Government benefit changes, a coroner has ruled.


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Grieving parents inspired by Edward’s Trust help 

14 Aug 14

THE parents of an 11-month-old girl who died suddenly from heart failure have pledged to raise Acirc;pound;20,000 for the charity that supported them through their worst nightmare.


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Celebrities line up for tee off at Nailcote Hall 

7 Aug 14

LEGENDS of golf and the world of sport went head-to-head this week at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship held at Nailcote Hall in Berkswell.


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Solihull Remembers World War One heroes 

7 Aug 14

SOLIHULL REMEMBERS – the Councilamp;#039;s First World War exhibition was officially opened on Wednesday (August 6) by Solihull Mayor Kate Wild.


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Tipperary piano has come a long way 

7 Aug 14

A PIANO used to compose one of the most famous songs of the First World War has been saved from bushes outside a Warwickshire pub.


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Stuart’s charity challenge is sprout of this world 

7 Aug 14

A MAD dad has raised thousands of pounds for charity after pushing a Brussels sprout up a mountain using nothing but his nose.


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Anne Hathaway’s Cottage needs your Heathrow vote 

29 Jul 14

ANNE Hathawayamp;#039;s Cottage and the Midlands needs your help.


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Council to look again at Gateway Project 

24 Jul 14

CONTROVERSIAL plans to axe the pedestrian crossing at the end of Solihull High Street as part of the Councilamp;#039;s proposed Gateway Project have been put on hold while the scheme is given greater consideration.


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Ex-MEP on money laundering charge 

24 Jul 14

FORMER MEP Nikki Sinclaire has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office.


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Double-crewed ambulances are back 

24 Jul 14

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service and Heart of England Foundation Trust have agreed costs to base Double-Crewed Ambulances in Solihull Hospital.


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Historic touchdown a runway success 

24 Jul 14

HISTORY was made at Birmingham Airport on Tuesday (July 22) as the first ever flight touched down on its newly extended runway.


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KFC vows to be a good neighbour 

18 Jul 14

FAST food giant KFC has committed to being a responsible neighbour after winning its bid to build a new restaurant next to Shirley Heath Junior School.


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Cancer charity banks 50,000 donation from Hunters 

17 Jul 14

A PARACHUTE jump from 14,000ft by staff and directors at Hunters Estate Agency has helped the firm to its Acirc;pound;50,000 fund-raising target for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.


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Rainbow was a message from my son 

17 Jul 14

IT seems Joseph approves of our work in his name – that was how Andy Foote described a rainbow that arched over the headquarters of the charity he set up in his sonamp;#039;s name almost 15 years ago.