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Solihull School impresses All Blacks rugby legend 

29 May 16

ALL BLACKS legend Sean Fitzpatrick was at Solihull School this month for a sportsman’s dinner organised by the Parents’ Association.


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Winners of Touchwood’s children short story competition announced 

29 May 16

THE WINNERS of Touchwood’s ‘A Summer in Solihull’ short story competition have been announced.


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‘Heartless’ thief leaves Wythall Animal Sanctury in need of donations 

28 May 16

A HEARTLESS thief raided Wythall Animal Sanctuary – stripping the community-run animal centre of its supplies and leaving it more dependant than ever on donations.


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Get ready to join this year’s the 2016 Tommy Godwin Challenge 

28 May 16

THE RED Kite Belles women’s cycling group have helped launch the 2016 Tommy Godwin Challenge which returns for its fourth year on September 25.


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Compassionate nursing at Heart of England NHS Trust praised at awards ceremony 

28 May 16

THE DEDICATION and compassion of nurses at the Heart of England NHS Trust has been celebrated at a special awards ceremony.


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Thousands West Midlands jobs ‘at risk’ if Britain votes to leave EU, claims Chancellor 

27 May 16

JOBS in the West Midlands could be ‘at risk’ if Britain votes to leave the European Union, George Osborne has said.


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Solihull Council votes in favour of controversial West Midlands Combined Authority metro mayor 

27 May 16

SOLIHULL COUNCIL has voted to accept a controversial metro mayor in the next step towards the formation of West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).


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Study underway to unearth the best transport connections in and around airport 

26 May 16

A STUDY is underway to find out how to build the best transport connections between the airport, Birmingham International Station, the NEC and the new HS2 Interchange Station.


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Sports open day encourages borough residents to keep active 

26 May 16

A SPORTS open day at the North Solihull Sports Centre has encouraged older borough residents to stay fit and healthy.


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The Antiques Roadshow is coming to Baddesley Clinton 

26 May 16

Antiques Roadshow is coming to Baddesley Clinton on Wednesday, June 8 Read More…


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Liam Delves claims two point finishes at Brands Hatch 

26 May 16

TEENAGER Liam Delves produced two strong points finishes in the third round of the 2016 Hel Performance British Motostar championship at Brands Hatch.


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Cricketer Amy Jones tipped to be a bit hit for England 

26 May 16

SOLIHULL’s Amy Jones is a ready-made replacement to fill the void left by the influential Sarah Taylor in the England Women team, according to pace bowler Kate Cross.


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Time ticking to vote for Solihull sports heroes 

25 May 16

THERE’S still time to nominate your sporting heroes for the annual Solihull Sports Awards.


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Solihull Moors confirm ten pre-season friendlies ahead of Vanarama National League campaign 

25 May 16

A TOTAL of ten pre-season friendlies will hopefully prepare Solihull Moors well for life in the highest tier of non-league football as Marcus Bignot’s side get ready for life in the Vanarama National League.


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Player of the season Michael Nottingham leaves Solihull Moors for Salford City 

25 May 16

SOLIHULL Moors have been dealt a huge blow after Michael Nottingham agreed to leave the club having agreed terms with Salford City.


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Old Silhillians set for big day out at Twickenham for the Aviva Premiership Rugby final 

25 May 16

SILHILLIANS under-11s head coach Simon Albrighton is urging his promising youngsters to soak up the experience when they enjoy the Twickenham atmosphere with World Cup winner Lewis Moody at this weekend’s Aviva Premiership Rugby final.


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Hospital’s stroke unit becomes first in UK to receive dedicated training 

25 May 16

SOLIHULL HOSPITAL’S stroke unit has become the first in the UK to receive dedicated stroke training to ensure stroke survivors are given the best possible support during recovery.


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Borough woman speaks out after shocking cancer care figures are published 

24 May 16

A SOLIHULL woman has spoken out after new figures reveal more than half of the people caring for someone with cancer in the region do no receive any support.


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Solihull Council welcomes new borough Mayor 

24 May 16

SOLIHULL Council has elected a new mayor.


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Rinnhofer shines as West Midlands secure gold at national table tennis tournament 

24 May 16

A SOLIHULL schoolgirl is celebrating after picking up gold at a national table tennis tournament.


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Dozens of npower employees put best foot forward to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support 

24 May 16

DOZENS of employees from npower’s Solihull office put their best foot forward in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support when taking part in a fun run challenge.


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Nursery worker to appear in court for possession of extreme pornography 

24 May 16

A NURSERY worker from Chelmsley Wood is due before Birmingham Magistrates on Thursday for possession of indecent images of children.


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Dozens of school children escape blaze as fire reduces coach to ashes 

24 May 16

DOZENS of school children and their teachers escaped a coach that burst into flames as it travelled on a bust motorway yesterday.


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Solihull golfer set to jet off to America for offered scholarship in Illinois 

24 May 16

A BOROUGH golfer is hoping an offered scholarship in America can propel him amongst the world’s elite when he jets off to Illinois this summer.


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Solihull cyclist to tackle some of UK’s toughest routes for Dementia UK 

24 May 16

A SOLIHULL man is getting on his bike and taking on 100 of the UK’s toughest cycling hill climbs in a record-breaking 12 days in aid of Dementia UK.


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Solihull family The Neales aim for number one in charts with release of their new charity single 

23 May 16

A BOROUGH family four-piece that moved TV personality Simon Cowell to tears during their audition on Britain’s Got Talent are gunning to make their new charity single number one in the British charts.


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Borough schools scoops top prize at national Tae Kwon Do championships in Lincolnshire 

23 May 16

PUPILS at a borough school have reason to be cheerful after scooping a collection of awards at a national Tae Kwon Do tournament held in Lincolnshire.


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Borough mother-of-two urges residents to consider payday loan companies 

23 May 16

A DESPERATE mother-of-two who was entangled with eight high-interest payday loan companies is urging residents to look at ethical ways of borrowing as an alternative.


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German striker Isabelle Linden turns down major European offers to sign for Birmingham City Ladies 

23 May 16

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies have pulled off a major swoop after announcing the signing of German international Isabelle Linden from Champions League winners FFC Frankfurt.


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Remi Allen goal earns Birmingham City Ladies a third win of the season 

23 May 16

Birmingham City Ladies 1-0 Notts County Ladies.


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Aspiring scientists get a taste of the future at Wolverhampton University 

23 May 16

ASPIRING scientists from The Sixth Form College visited the University of Wolverhampton last week to take part in a Molecular Biology master class.


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Solihull woman completes Great Manchester Run in memory of beloved brother 

22 May 16

A YOUNG Solihull woman honoured the memory of her late brother by running the Great Manchester Run for global children’s charity Plan UK today.


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Solihull chemistry students scoop awards at prestigious RSC Chemistry Olympiad 

22 May 16

A QUARTET of accomplished chemists from the Sixth Form College in Solihull have earned awards at the prestigious RSC Chemistry Olympiad.


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Solihull rugby stars have bright international futures 

22 May 16

THIS season’s Six Nations is at an end but for four Solihull schoolboys their international rugby careers could be just beginning.


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Safe driving charity seeks donations to keep borough children safe 

22 May 16

LOCAL charity, Drive Safe and Stay Safe, are hoping to raise £5,000 to improve the safety of children on the roads.


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Survey reveals cancer sufferers call it a night early in attempt to save energy bills 

21 May 16

A SURVEY has revealed that one in five people diagnosed with cancer in the last two years go to bed early as a way to keep their heating bills down.


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Touchwood to be transformed into its own wonderland this half term 

21 May 16

TOUCHWOOD shopping centre is set to be transformed into its very own Wonderland this half term to celebrate the release of Alice Through The Looking Glass.


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Eddie Quinn scoops double martial arts awards in Shropshire 

21 May 16

A BOROUGH martial arts expert has reason to be cheerful this weekend after scooping national success at the annual British martial arts Awards in Shropshire.


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Sixth form college students take part in university public health masterclass 

21 May 16

SCIENCE students at The Sixth Form College Solihull took part in a public health masterclass at Birmingham City University.


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Saint Martin’s students scoop top award at regional enterprise finals 

20 May 16

A TEAM of year ten students from Saint Martin’s School scooped the Best Presentation prize at the Young Enterprise Birmingham and Solihull Area final on Thursday (May 12).


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Birmingham City Ladies move up to third in the Women’s Super League after Reading stalemate 

20 May 16

Birmingham City Ladies 0-0 Reading Women’s Premier League A HARD fought goalless draw at home to newly promoted Reading saw Birmingham City Ladies extend their unbeaten run to four matches as David Parker’s side moved up to third in the Women’s…


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Former Solihull Moors striker Darren Byfield named new Redditch United boss 

20 May 16

FORMER Solihull Moors striker Darren Byfield has taken his first step into management after being announced as the new manager of Redditch United.


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Trespasser strips community-run centre of its supplies 

20 May 16

A RUTHLESS trespasser raided Wythall Animal Sanctuary – stripping the community-run centre of its supplies.


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Smith twins set for a bright future on the tennis court 

20 May 16

TWINS Tom and Harry Smith are among a group of Year 4 Solihull School boys thriving at the sport.


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Passengers forced to leave plane for ‘looking like terrorists’ claim from passengers 

19 May 16

TWO passengers are forced to leave the Monarch flight to Rome at Birmingham airport on Sunday (May 15) – following claims made by fellow passengers that the men ‘looked-like’ terrorists.


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MP Julian Knight saddles up for annual Go Green Fair 

19 May 16

SOLIHULL MP Julian Knight enjoyed meeting a wide variety of volunteers, activists, and entrepreneurs at Solilhull’s Go Green Fair.


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Hall Green mum who was diagnosed with cancer weeks before wedding to start Race for Life 

18 May 16

A HALL GREEN mum, who was diagnosed with cancer just three weeks before her wedding, will sound the starter horn for this year’s Solihull Race for Life on June 19.


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Double celebration for Michael Nottingham at Solihull Moors’ annual awards ceremony 

18 May 16

MICHAEL Nottingham was the star of the show at the Solihull Moors annual awards evening after coming away with two accolades on a night where a hugely successful season was celebrated in style.


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Kayakers thrown from boats after freak waterspout rips through Olton Mere reservoir 

18 May 16

KAYAKERS enjoying a peaceful paddle on Olton Mere reservoir at the weekend were left shocked and shaken when a freak waterspout tornado struck – throwing them from their kayaks and pulling some of the vessels three feet in the air.


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Robin Hood Academy launch out of this world project in space 

18 May 16

A BOROUGH primary school launched an out of this world project on Monday (May 16) to teach budding ‘classtronauts’ about the weather in space.


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Solihull student has day to remember at Buckingham Palace garden party 

18 May 16

A BOROUGH student had a day to remember last week when joining the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at a garden party in Buckingham Palace as part of his role with the Army Cadet Force.


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Caroline Spelman MP to make ‘Humble Address’ to propose Queen’s Speech in House of Commons 

18 May 16

The time honoured tradition marks the start of the new Parliamentary year Read More…


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Tributes paid to borough man killed in Devon car crash 

18 May 16

TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved borough man who lost his life after a car crash in Devon.


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Chemists at Sixth Form College impress at RSC Chemistry Olympiad 

18 May 16

FOUR accomplished chemists at The Sixth Form College have earned awards at the prestigious RSC Chemistry Olympiad – bringing home silver, bronze and participation awards.


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Dementia sufferers complete Tapestry of Senses to mark Dementia Awareness Week 

17 May 16

DEMENTIA sufferers living at a Solihull care home have completed a Tapestry of Senses to mark Dementia Awareness Week.


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Apprentice star ‘hired’ by Solihull College as new apprenticeships ambassador 

17 May 16

STUDENTS and staff at Solihull College gave a warm welcome to Apprentice TV star, Gary Poulton as they congratulated him on his new role as Apprenticeship Ambassador at the college.


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Blyth Barracudas claim 86 medals at Secondary Gala in Rugby 

17 May 16

A FANTASTIC performance from 33 swimmers saw Blythe Barracudas come away from the Coventry and District Secondary Galas with a staggering 86 medals.


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Liam Delves enjoys his 15 minutes in the limelight at the Festival of Speed 

17 May 16

LIAM Delves was called up to step into the breech when former World Superbike Champion Colin Edwards was unable to ride the MOtoGP spec DR Moto Bike at the MCN Festival of Speed in Peterborough last week.


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Practice nurse honoured with Queen’s Nurse award following three decades of outstanding service 

17 May 16

A BOROUGH practice nurse has been honoured for her commitment to patients and high quality of care with the prestigious Queen’s Nurse award.


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Rare waterspout phenomenon rips through Olton Mere capsizing a dozen kayaks 

17 May 16

A RARE waterspout tornado ripped through Olton Mere reservoir on Saturday afternoon, causing numerous sailors to be thrown from their kayaks.