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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.


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More disruption as phase two of congestion project starts 

17 Jul 14

THE next phase of work to ease congestion around Birmingham Airport and the NEC has started.


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Work starts on schools 2.6million sports and performing arts centre 

17 Jul 14

WORK has finally got underway on the Acirc;pound;2.


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Cheetah cubs meet their public at West Midland Safari Park 

17 Jul 14

MEET the first ever cheetah cubs to be born at West Midland Safari Park in its 41-year history.


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Fast food decision sparks outrage 

10 Jul 14

FAST food giant KFC has won its bid for a new restaurant next to Shirley Heath Junior School.


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Brave Ulrika on search for stem cell match 

10 Jul 14

ULRIKA Dandekar had everything she had ever dreamt of.


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Green light for Knowle care home bid 

10 Jul 14

PLANS to create a 60-bed care home on land at the Old Silhillians Sports Club in Knowle have been given the green light.


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Appeal for information after couple found dead 

10 Jul 14

A HUSBAND and wife have been stabbed to death in their own home.


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Hermitage Road victims named as Pin and Quoi Chang 

8 Jul 14

POLICE investigating the double murder of a Solihull couple have formally identified them as Pin Chang and his wife Quoi Chang.


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Hermitage Road victims died from stab wounds 

8 Jul 14

Post mortems have revealed two people who were found dead at a house in Hermitage Road yesterday died from stab injuries.


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Man and woman found dead in Hermitage Road 

7 Jul 14

A MAN is in custody after the bodies of a man and a woman were found at an address in Solihull on Monday morning (July 7).


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Health chiefs unveil plans for new unit 

3 Jul 14

SOLIHULL health commissioners and hospital chiefs have announced joint plans to create a new hospital service for people with dementia in the wake of the ward 10 closure furore.


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Plans for 400 homes could be back on the table 

3 Jul 14

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build more than 400 homes in Cheswick Green and Dickens Heath could soon be back on the agenda after Soihull Council was forced to make a U-turn on its Local Development Plan (LDP).


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Hearing first hand about Roddy 

3 Jul 14

AUTHOR Sarah Bates paid a visit to Dickens Heath Primary School to read her new book to pupils.


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Masterchef finalist cooks up a great total 

3 Jul 14

A CHARITY auction to raise money for the Chernobyl Childrenamp;#039;s Project has raised over Acirc;pound;5,000.


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Armed robbery suspects fleeing police drive wrong way down M42 

20 Jun 14

TWO suspected thieves held a Coventry couple at knifepoint before leading police on a late-night car chase on the wrong side of two major roads in the West Midlands.


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Hundreds trot along to Shirley Donkey Derby 

19 Jun 14

SILHILLIANS turned out in their hundreds for the annual Shirley Donkey Derby at the weekend.


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Joint apology over flag upset 

19 Jun 14

ARDEN Pincipal Martin Murphy has apologised for amp;#039;any upset causedamp;#039; by the school flying the German flag on the anniversary of the D-Day landings.


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Inquest underway in police custody death case 

19 Jun 14

AN INQUEST into the death of a man in the custody of West Midlands Police in Birmingham began on Monday (June 16).


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Mum coached daughter to say dad was abuser 

19 Jun 14

A MANIPULATIVE mother who did all in her power to turn her eight-year-old daughter against her father – even falsely accusing him of being a paedophile – has herself been condemned as a child abuser by top judges.


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Parents appear in court charged with Levi Blu Cassin murder 

19 Jun 14

THE PARENTS of a Castle Bromwich toddler have appeared in court charged with the murder of their son – Levi Blu Cassin – who died last year.


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Business chief and netball coach on honours list 

19 Jun 14

A HEADTEACHER, a netball coach and the president of the Chamber of Commerce are among Silhillians who have been included in the Queenamp;#039;s Birthday honours.


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All change at the Council 

12 Jun 14

TORY stalwart Bob Sleigh has been named as leader of Solihull Council.


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Hospital failings led to death 

12 Jun 14

HOSPITAL failings at the Bruce Burns Mental Health Unit at Solihull Hospital contributed to the death of a Shirley man – an inquest heard.


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Wind turbine plans unveiled 

12 Jun 14

PLANS to build two 35-metre-high wind turbines in Hockley Heath – the first in the area – have been submitted to Solihull Council, The Observer can reveal.


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Baby fest at Hogarths 

12 Jun 14

THERE must be something in the water at Hogarths Hotel amp;amp; Restaurant in Dorridge as seven babies have been born to different staff members in the past two years – including hotel owner Helena Hogarth.


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More cuts at hospital 

12 Jun 14

INVESTIGATIVE equipment used to help diagnose injuries from complex falls in the elderly will be axed at Solihull Hospital – The Observer can reveal.


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Up to 1,000 beds could be axed 

12 Jun 14

UP TO 1,000 hospital beds could be cut across Solihull and Birmingham as Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust bosses try to improve community services across the region.


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Troop Aid receive Queens Award for supporting injured soldiers 

5 Jun 14

TROOP Aid has received Royal approval in the form of the prestigious Queen\’s Award for Voluntary Service 2014.


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Solihull Carnival returns this weekend 

5 Jun 14

THE 80th Solihull Carnival takes place on Saturday at Tudor Grange Park this weekend.


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Town centre crime rates fall 43 per cent 

5 Jun 14

SOLIHULL town centre businesses saw crime fall by 43 per cent in April 2014 compared to this time last year.


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Tories hold Solihull but Greens are now largest opposition 

29 May 14

THE CONSERVATIVES comfortably held control of Solihull Council last week despite facing tough opposition from the Green Party and the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP).


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Greens and UKIP share election headlines 

29 May 14

THE POLITICAL battle for Solihull – both locally and nationally – is hotter than ever.


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Nick is at the centre of Lunar Festival 

29 May 14

THERE are just eight days to go until the eagerly-anticpated Lunar Festival at Umberslade Farm Park in Tanworth in Arden.


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Tom digs in for Stephen Sutton 

29 May 14

MOST NINETY-YEAR-OLDS celebrate their birthdays with a relaxing family get together.


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Answers demanded over attempted abductions – police and council respond 

22 May 14

WHAT IS it going to take – my daughter or somebody elseamp;#039;s daughter being abducted – before more action is taken?
Those were the words of one amp;#039;terrifiedamp;#039; borough mum in the wake of the latest amp;#039;attempted abductionamp;#…


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Solihull Jazz Festival returns this weekend 

22 May 14

THE SOLIHULL Jazz Festival weekend returns for a third year this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 23 to 25) with a stellar line-up and plenty of family fun.


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Jack pipped to the post in Masterchef final 

22 May 14

HE MADE it through to the Masterchef final – and was narrowly pipped to the post by winner Ping Wan.


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AEGON Classic – Day Eight 

20 May 14

THE OBSERVER has teamed up with the Aegon Classic -€“ the Premier women\’s tennis tournament which takes place in Birmingham in June -€“ to find and reward Solihull, Shirley or Ardenamp;#039;s most inspirational women.