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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Brexit mess was entirely predictable 

15 Jul 18

Editor Les Reid’s column in this week’s Observer.


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LETTERS: Your discussion from across the borough in this week’s Observer 

15 Jul 18

Letters from this week’s Observer regarding recycling Brexit and bowel cancer.


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WESTMINSTER DIARIES: Honoured to visit Lyndon Residents’ Association 

14 Jul 18

Solihull MP Julian Knight’s column in this week’s Observer.


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Revolutionary new app to support autistic people supported by Meriden MP 

13 Jul 18

MERIDEN MP Dame Caroline Spelman has joined campaigners and charities to celebrate the launch of a revolutionary app to support autistic people.


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Several people interviewed in connection with attempted rape of 11-year-old in Solihull 

13 Jul 18

POLICE have interviewed several people in connection with the attempted rape of an 11-year-old girl in Babbs Mill Park as investigations continue.


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Tourism sector ‘on the rise’ in Solihull, council member says 

13 Jul 18

SOLIHULL’S tourism sector is ‘on the rise’ due to the opening of new hotels, restaurants and retailers, a cabinet member says.


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Heart of England Bike Ride was sunny success raising over £9k 

13 Jul 18

AROUND 500 cyclists took on searing heat in the Heart of England Bike Ride last weekend.


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Henley speech therapist suffers devastating injuries after being hit by speeding car 

13 Jul 18

A PAEDIATRIC speech therapist has been left struggling to talk herself after suffering devastating injuries when a speeding car ploughed into the side of her as she pull off her driveway.


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Revised plans for new Solihull High Street bank approved amid heritage protection concerns 

12 Jul 18

CONTROVERSIAL plans to demolish a building in Solihull’s High Street to make way for a bank have been approved after revision – despite heritage conservation concerns.


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Pothole damage claims double in Solihull sparking debate about road conditions 

12 Jul 18

THE NUMBER of pothole damage claims in Solihull have doubled since last year – sparking a debate about the condition of the borough’s roads.


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How long has the ‘heatwave’ lasted, what’s next, and is it a historic ‘drought’? 

12 Jul 18

THE ‘heatwave’ in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull has now lasted three weeks – with 21 days of hot and warm weather so far – but is it set to continue…


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Violence surges following final whistle of World Cup defeat 

12 Jul 18

Assaults, domestic violence, car crashes and cases of ‘drink-fuelled bravado’ across the West Midlands saw emergency phone lines light up ‘almost immediately’.


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Cost of replacing faulty recycling bins revealed as Solihull council says 56,000 more could split 

11 Jul 18

THE cost to the taxpayer of replacing faulty brown recycling bins has been revealed while Solihull council has admitted 56,000 more could split.


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Water demand in Midlands reaches all-time high 

11 Jul 18

Supplier issues water-saving advice as demand spikes to a third more than normal…


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Good reward for Berkswell’s efforts 

11 Jul 18

BERKSWELL moved eight points clear at the top of the Birmingham League Premier Division thanks to an 18-point winning draw against visitors Smethwick on Saturday.


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Flowers pleased with Moors workout 

11 Jul 18

SOLIHULL Moors manager Tim Flowers was pleased with the way his side approached their first pre-season test as they ran out 3-0 winners at Tamworth on Tuesday, writes John Clothier.


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BBC journalist and Solihull School alumni Michael Buerk to return for student debate 

11 Jul 18

BBC journalist and Solihull School alumni Michael Buerk returned for some lively debate.


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Solihull students part of cultural awareness scheme meet girls from Muslim faith school 

11 Jul 18

SOLIHULL students strengthened their understanding of those from a different culture by being part of an initiative with a Muslim faith school in Birmingham.


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Modern life and Greek myth collide in After Aulis at the Attic Theatre in Stratford-on-Avon 

11 Jul 18

Modern life and Greek myth collide in After Aulis at the Attic Theatre in Stratford-on-Avon.


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Act One bring the The Princess, The Frog and Big Nosed Prince to the main stage at Leamington’s Loft Theatre 

10 Jul 18

Act One, Leamington Loft Theatre’s resident youth group, make their main stage debut with newly penned fairytale The Princess, The Frog and Big Nosed Prince.


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Solihull nine-year-old locked in cancer fight puts meeting Harry Kane on wish list 

10 Jul 18

A SOLIHULL nine-year-old locked in a fight with cancer has put meeting England football hero Harry Kane at the top of his wish list.


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Borough MP calls for Solihull healthcare providers to offer new diabetes treatment 

10 Jul 18

SOLIHULL MP Julian Knight has called for local healthcare providers to offer up-to-date care to diabetics and end the ‘postcode lottery’ in treatment.


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Solihull-based pastry chef narrowly misses out on Bake Off Professionals victory 

9 Jul 18

A SOLIHULL-based pastry chef just missed out on winning Britain’s ‘toughest’ baking competition.


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Thousands turn out for sun-soaked Shirley Carnival 

9 Jul 18

SHIRLEY carnival saw thousands of people turn out for a sun-soaked afternoon of events and attractions with a beach party theme.


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New school facilities unveiled by Solihull mayor on 60th anniversary 

9 Jul 18

NEW Solihull school facilities have been unveiled by the mayor as part of a 60th anniversary celebration.


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Warwick Castle lights up iconic London landmark to showcase fiery new event 

9 Jul 18

Warwick Castle is set to launch its newest attraction Dragon Slayer, which depicts the tale of the ‘forgotten legend’.


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Some 20 firefighters tackle field fire in Burton Green 

9 Jul 18

Those living in neighbouring homes were told to keep windows and doors shut.


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EDITOR’S COMMENT: HS2 Ltd needs to be more sensitive 

8 Jul 18

Editor Les Reid’s comment in this week’s Observer.


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LETTERS: Your discussion from around the borough in this week’s Observer 

8 Jul 18

Letters from this week’s Observer regarding Solihull council’s ‘green prospectus’, support for a West Midlands national park and buses.


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FORCE FOCUS: Congratulations to Shirley Street Watch 

7 Jul 18

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson’s column in this week’s Observer.


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Shirley nurse cuts hair for first time in 8 years to donate money to children charity 

6 Jul 18

A NURSE at a Shirley vet centre has cut her hair for the first time in eight years to donate to a charity which makes wigs for children suffering from serious illnesses.


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Treble-winning season for Glades United 

6 Jul 18

GLADES United finished their second season in the Solihull District & Oakbourne Age League in impressive style by winning three trophies.


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Young Solihull entrepreneur pitches at Dragons’ Den Style Space Agency event 

6 Jul 18

A YOUNG entrepreneur from Solihull was part of a Dragons’ Den style event in which young people pitched an idea on how satellites can improve life on earth to a Space Agency panel.


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Former Port Vale keeper commits to Solihull Moors 

6 Jul 18

FORMER Port Vale shot-stopper Ryan Boot has committed himself to Solihull Moors next season.


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Matilda the Musical top of the class at Birmingham Hippdrome 

6 Jul 18

Inspired by the incomparable Roald Dahl’s beloved book, the musical is a triumph of catchy tunes, humour and impressive set design.


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Major inquest into death of two soldiers killed in tank explosion taking place in Solihull 

6 Jul 18

A MAJOR inquest into the deaths of two soldiers killed when a tank exploded following a training exercise is taking place in Solihull.


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Maxwell joins Solihull Moors on loan from Birmingham City 

6 Jul 18

NEW Solihull Moors boss Tim Flowers has continued to strengthen his squad by securing a loan deal for midfielder Luke Maxwell from Championship side Birmingham City.


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Solihull Hospital staged celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS 

6 Jul 18

SOLIHULL Hospital staged celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.


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Solihull Moors snap up experienced striker 

6 Jul 18

EXPERIENCED forward Danny Wright has joined National League side Solihull Moors.


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Police issue courier fraud warning after suspected cases in Yardley and Meriden 

5 Jul 18

POLICE have issued a warning against criminals who trick pensioners into giving them money with suspected cases occurring recently in Yardley, Coventry and Meriden.


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Solihull Moors begin third National League campaign at Eastleigh 

5 Jul 18

SOLIHULL Moors will head to Eastleigh on the opening day of the 2018/19 campaign as the club prepares to enter its third successive National League season.


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Confidence high as Knowle & Dorridge aim to maintain momentum 

5 Jul 18

KNOWLE & Dorridge skipper Sam Reddish says confidence is high going into this weekend’s big Birmingham League Premier Division clash against high-flying Shrewsbury.


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Highgate’s new-boy Seabourne raring to go 

5 Jul 18

NEW recruit Nick Seabourne says moving to Highgate United offers a great chance to challenge himself at a higher level of the non-League pyramid.


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Solihull school children set to tackle 100km bike ride in aid of Stroke Association 

5 Jul 18

PUPILS aged 13 and 14 from a Solihull school are set to tackle a 100km bike ride to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association, with several having family members affected by the condition.


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Ostler thrilled as Berkswell go top 

5 Jul 18

BERKSWELL skipper Dominic Ostler was all smiles after his side moved to the top of the Birmingham League Premier Division with a two-wicket victory over Wolverhampton.


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Solihull young carers support programme wins national award and funding 

5 Jul 18

A SOLIHULL young carers support programme has won a national award and gained a further three years of funding.


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Jaguar Land Rover top boss warns ‘bad Brexit deal’ could cost jobs and £1.2bn a year 

5 Jul 18

JAGUAR LAND ROVER has called for ‘greater certainty’ in Brexit negotiations so it can guarantee UK investment amid job losses and falling profits.


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Man shot in both legs in Kingshurst 

4 Jul 18

A 22-year-old man is in hospital after he was shot in both legs on Tuesday night (July 3) in Kingshurst.


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Solihull Hospital’s new chemotherapy unit opened by Black Sabbath guitarist and Wolves goalkeeper 

4 Jul 18

Solihull Hospital’s new £2.2 million chemotherapy unit officially opened its doors this week.


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All roads lead to Warwick Folk Festival for roots music fans 

4 Jul 18

Warwick Folk Festival will be tuning up with the best in roots music from July 26 to 29.


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Miss Littlewood RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon review 

4 Jul 18

Review – Miss Littlewood RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon…


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Resorts World through to Bake Off Professionals final 

3 Jul 18

A SOLIHULL-based pastry chef has made it through to the finals of Britain’s ‘toughest’ baking competition.


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Police reveal description of alleged Solihull park sex attacker as suspect released without charge 

3 Jul 18

POLICE investigating an attempted rape of an 11-year-old girl in a Solihull park have released a suspect arrested earlier today (July 3) without charge – as an appeal continues.


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Can you help Solihull Police identify this man? 

3 Jul 18

SOLIHULL Police want to speak to this man in connection with an attempted burglary in Balsall Common.


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Drug dealer fined £130,000 after police catch him using phone at wheel 

3 Jul 18

A VAN driver has been ordered to pay more than £130,000 after he was caught using a phone at the wheel.


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Pedals at the ready for the Heart of England bike ride 

3 Jul 18

JUST turn up and ride – that’s the invitation from Knowle and Dorridge Lions for this Sunday’s (July 16) Heart of England Bike Ride.


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Babbs Mill Park attack on 11-year-old girl was ‘attempted rape,’ police reveal 

3 Jul 18

POLICE have released a description of a man following an attempted rape an 11-year-old girl at knifepoint in a Solihull park.


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Solihull boy writes book to help others like him 

2 Jul 18

A 11-YEAR-OLD’S story of how he has dealt with death and battles with anxiety and depression is set to be told in a book he has written.


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New electric car sharing scheme could be coming to Solihull this summer 

2 Jul 18

A NEW electric car sharing scheme could be introduced in low-income areas as Solihull council attempts to boost its green credentials.


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Arthritis sufferer swims English Channel equivalent in Solihull 

2 Jul 18

AN ARTHRITIS sufferer made a splash for charity as he swam the equivalent of the English Channel.