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Solihull gangster may have been murdered by professional hitman 

11 Mar 16

NOTORIOUS Solihull gangster John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer may have been murdered by a professional hitman.


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Air crash couple death report published 

11 Mar 16

Former Knowle man and wife died in tragedy Read More…


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Residents get stuck in at free pruning workshop in Sheldon 

11 Mar 16

STUDENTS, park rangers and members of the Sheldon community got stuck into a spot of pruning on Monday (March 7) afternoon.


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Gavin Cowan – Solihull Moors prepared for tough Lowestoft Town test 

11 Mar 16

SOLIHULL Moors player coach Gavin Cowan knows his side are in for a difficult match when they face Lowestoft Town this Saturday.


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Man left in coma following attack in Yardley pub 

11 Mar 16

A MAN has been left in a coma after an attack in a Yardley pub.


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LOOK: Penguins p-p-picked up at Heathrow before travelling to new Birmingham home 

10 Mar 16

WHO said penguins cannot fly?
A new family of Gentoo penguins have touched down in the UK after migrating more than 4,260 miles from Canada to their new home at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham.


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Ajax to Ajax – cycling in support of Matt 

10 Mar 16

Bike ride to raise vital funds for Batesy Read More…


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Matt’s Mission Children’s Charity opens new Solihull shop 

10 Mar 16

A MAN who has dedicated the last four years to raising money to grant extraordinary wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses is opening a special Shirley charity shop and sensory garden.


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£1,000 worth of whiskey stolen after Shirley store was ram-raided 

10 Mar 16

THIEVES ram-raided a Shirley store before escaping with £1,000 worth of whiskey.


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Man left in coma after attack in Yardley pub 

10 Mar 16

A MAN has been left in a coma after an attack in a Yardley pub.


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German Corina Schröder becomes first foreign player to sign for Birmingham City Ladies 

10 Mar 16

GERMAN Under-23 international Corina Schröder has become Birmingham City Ladies’ first signing for the 2016 Women’s Super League season.


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Solihull badminton star Kiara Henry gets England call-up 

10 Mar 16

TEENAGER Kiara Henry is all smiles after receiving her third call-up to the England team.


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National Finals away Solihull Moors’ Under-16 disability side 

10 Mar 16

SOLIHULL Moors’ Under-16 disability team are preparing for the biggest match of their lives after making it through to the National Final.


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Back to back wins for Solihull Barons 

9 Mar 16

SOLIHULL Barons were back on form with a convincing pair of wins against Telford Tigers and Sheffield Senators over the weekend which saw them resolidify their hold on third place in the Moralee division.


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Young Blyth Barracuda impress at Warwickshire Swimming Championships 

9 Mar 16

BLYTHE Barracudas were well represented at the recent Warwickshire ASA Swimming Championships in what is viewed as one of the most important competitions on the swimming calendar.


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Heavy defeat for Highgate at Sporting Khalsa 

9 Mar 16

HIGHGATE tasted their heaviest defeat of the season after going down 5-2 at Sporting Khalsa in the Midland Premier Division.


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Birmingham & Solihull Bees maintain winning form with victory at Peterborough 

9 Mar 16

A SIXTH win in seven league matches for Birmingham Solihull Bees away at Peterborough Lions has pushed Ian Matthews’ side up to eighth in the National League Three Midlands league.


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Elderly woman targeted by thief outside Knowle supermarket 

9 Mar 16

AN ELDERLY women had her bank card stolen outside a Knowle supermarket after a man approached her adamant she had dropped her purse.


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Blind Dave Heeley signs copies of his new book to celebrate World Book Day in Solihull 

9 Mar 16

A LOCAL celebrity visited a Solihull opticians on World Book Day to carry out book signings.


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Solihull Scouts raise vital funds for Warwick Hospital children’s ward 

8 Mar 16

ENTHUSIASTIC Beavers and Cub Scouts have rallied together to raise £1,400 for the children’s ward at Warwick Hospital.


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Earlswood lost out at Rostance Edwards 

8 Mar 16

EARLSWOOD fell to a 3-0 defeat away at Rostance Edwards in the Midland League Division Two.


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New tankers expected to save Solihull taxpayer £15,000 

8 Mar 16

SOLIHULL COUNCIL has taken delivery of three new tankers to help clean the highway drainage systems around the borough.


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COMPETITION: Win a pair of tickets to watch Wasps take on Aviva Premiership rivals Leicester Tigers 

8 Mar 16

IT IS the return of Midlands rivals Leicester Tigers to the Ricoh Arena on Saturday (March 12) as Wasps aim to maintain their impressive form.


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Birmingham City Ladies unveil new Adidas kit for 2016 campaign 

8 Mar 16

BLUES Ladies have revealed their new kit for the upcoming 2016 Women’s Super League season – and manager Dave Parker has given it the thumbs up.


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Third of Solihull sunbeds unsafe 

8 Mar 16

Council investigation uncovers shock statistic Read More…


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Childrenswear retailer opens its doors in Solihull 

8 Mar 16

A FRESH childrenswear retailer opened its doors to the Solihull public last Thursday (March 3).


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Powergen site plans get green light 

7 Mar 16

‘Eyesore’ site will finally be demolished Read More…


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Wonder strike by Michael Nottingham helps Solihull Moors move nine points clear 

7 Mar 16

Solihull Moors 3 Gainsborough Trinity 2 Vanarama National North
MICHAEL Nottingham is one of only two players to be ever-present in Solihull Moors’ league XI but his importance isn’t just measured in his defensive prowess and marauding wing-play.


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Solihull Dan Evans stars in Great Britain’s Davis Cup win over Japan 

7 Mar 16

HE MAY have lost his single match last Friday, but Solihull’s Dan Evans ended up on the winning team as Great Britain beat Japan in the First Round of the Davis Cup.


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Residents warned of penalties for stopping on school crossings in Solihull 

7 Mar 16

SOLIHULL Council is warning residents of the penalties for those who do not stop for school crossing patrols.


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Promo video aimed at bringing investment into Birmingham and Solihull to be produced 

6 Mar 16

A KEY promotional video supporting the UK Central Project aimed at driving massive inward investment for Greater Birmingham and Solihull is being produced by an enterprising local company.


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Castle Vale woman hopes to inspire others in quest to be crowned Miss Birmingham 

6 Mar 16

A 21-YEAR-OLD from Castle Vale is hoping to inspire others in her quest to be crowned Miss Birmingham.


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Duo remembers loved ones by completing ten, ten kilometre, runs in ten months 

6 Mar 16

TWO FRIENDS remembered their loved ones by completing ten, ten kilometre, runs over a ten month period.


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Lily Mae Foundation secures Solihull singing sensations The Neales for fundraising event 

5 Mar 16

THE LILY Mae Foundation is celebrating after securing an appearance by Solihull singing sensations The Neales for its next big fundraising event.


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Plans to build new Shirley shop given go-ahead 

5 Mar 16

PLANS to build a new shop on the Shirley High Street have been given the go-ahead after a planning committee’s decision to reject it was quashed.


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All invited to make nominations for Solihull Together for better lives awards 

5 Mar 16

THE DEADLINE for nominations in the Solihull Together for better lives awards – the annual awards recognising individuals and organisations who are working together to make life better for Solihull residents – has been extended to Monday, March …


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Cheswick Green set to be ‘Cleaned for the Queen’ 

4 Mar 16

DOZENS of litter pickers will turn out in force tomorrow (March 5) as part of the national ‘Clean For The Queen’ operation.


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Solihull youngster with life limiting condition meets Wilshere at “special” day out 

4 Mar 16

AN INSPIRATIONAL borough youngster who suffers from a rare muscle wasting condition put his Birmingham City loyalty to one side for a day at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.


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Inspirational fundraiser nears the end of epic 3,000 miles racecourse walk 

3 Mar 16

I MAY be walking 3,000 miles but I have to keep reminding people that I am only walking.


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Devastated Solihull family call for police action after vicious dog attack 

3 Mar 16

THE GRANDSON of an elderly woman whose dog was savagely killed in an unprovoked attack by another dog is calling on police to investigate.


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Solihull road to be named after heroic WWII pilot who hid from Germans in forest 

3 Mar 16

A WAR hero whose plane was shot down, leaving him stranded and hiding from Germans in a Belgian forest, living on rotten potatoes, is having a Solihull road named after him.


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Solihull Moors skipper looks back on a busy week for the league leaders 

3 Mar 16

Solihull Moors skipper Theo Streete will be expressing his views on the club throughout the season in a regular column for the Observer.


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Tennis star William Kitching nets Welsh singles title in Cardiff 

3 Mar 16

WILLIAM Kitching looks set to have a bright future on the court after winning the Welsh Nationals Singles Championship.


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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Vision’ to relocate Knowle’s Arden Academy created 

2 Mar 16

AN AMBITIOUS ‘vision’ to relocate Knowle’s Arden Academy has been created – The Observer can exclusively reveal.


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Disappointing weekend on the road for Solihull Barons 

2 Mar 16

IT PROVED to be a disappointing weekend for the Solihull Barons after they tasted back-to-back defeats at Solway Sharks and Whitley Warriors in the National League Moralee Conference.


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Solihull Moors assistant manager Simon Redhead says pressure is on the chasing pack 

2 Mar 16

SIMON Redhead believes the pressure is well and truly on the chasing pack after Solihull Moors bounced back to winning ways at Curzon Ashton on Monday evening to move six points clear at the top of the National League North.


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Blossomfield Ladies slip up against Warwick 

2 Mar 16

SOLIHULL Blossomfield Ladies’ struggled to get out of second gear as they lost 2-0 at home to Warwick.


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Birmingham & Solihull Bees produce sterling second half show to beat Old Northamptonians 

2 Mar 16

A STERLING second-half showing earned the Birmingham Solihull Bees five well-deserved points in a game of 6 tries and 6 yellow cards at home to Old Northamptonians on Saturday.


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Fatigue strikes as Highgate have to settle for a point against struggling Coventry Sphinx 

2 Mar 16

THREE games in the space of five days proved too much for a Highgate side which dropped two points against struggling Coventry Sphinx in the Midland Premier League on Saturday.


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Tennis professional helps launch Davis Cup trophy tour 

2 Mar 16

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL Dan Evans rolled back the years on Monday by visiting the West Warwickshire Tennis Club in Olton.


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Fostering agency calls for more LGBT people to consider fostering in Solihull 

2 Mar 16

A FOSTERING agency is calling for more LGBT people in Solihull to consider becoming foster carers.


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Residents living close to planned high speed rail link invited to have say 

1 Mar 16

RESIDENTS living close to the planned high speed rail link between London and Birmingham have been invited to speak with experts at a HS2 community event.


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Mixed results for Solihull & Shirley Badminton Club 

1 Mar 16

IT PROVED to be a mixed bag of results for Solihull Shirley in what was a busy week of action for both the men and ladies sections.


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Birmingham City Ladies quartet on England U23 duty in La Manga 

1 Mar 16

FOUR Birmingham City Ladies players are in England’s Under-23 squad during the current annual La Manga Tournament.


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Mock emergency at Bentley heath level crossing this weekend – don’t be alarmed 

1 Mar 16

Mock emergency at Bentley heath level crossing this weekend – don’t be alarmed Read More…


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Tiny tots prepare to celebrate favourite book story characters 

1 Mar 16

TINY tots with a love of books have been preparing to celebrate their favourite story book characters.


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Solihull couple celebrate first-born-son’s birthday after doubts of never becoming parents 

29 Feb 16

A SOLIHULL couple who thought they’d never be able to raise children of their own have reason to celebrate after their first-born son celebrated his third birthday.


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Earlswood knocked out of Smedley-Crooke Cup 

29 Feb 16

A GOAL in either half by Ethan Hanks and Sam Wills was enough to take Sporting Bromsgrove through to the semi-final of the Smedley-Crooke Cup at the expense of Earlswood Town.


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New partners for Knowle Fun Run 

29 Feb 16

New partners for Knowle Fun Run Read More…


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League leaders Solihull Moors slip up at home to Tamworth 

29 Feb 16

MOORS fell to only their third defeat of the season in the Vanarama National League North after losing 2-1 at home to play-off chasing Tamworth at the Automated Technology Group Stadium on Saturday.