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Cancer diagnosis inspires fitness kick and charity run 

25 Feb 17

Sarah Hart and boyfriend Matt Finch will take on the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday, April 30.


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Airman’s relatives sought for memorial service 

24 Feb 17

Flight Sergeant Geoffrey Brown’s buried plane was unearthed by historians in Germany.


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Liam McDonald praises the togetherness of Solihull Moors ahead of Wrexham clash 

24 Feb 17

TOGETHER is key to survival for Solihull Moors this season said Liam McDonald as he prepares his side for another tough home fixture against Wrexham this Saturday.


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Walking football continues its march to popularity 

24 Feb 17

Former Birmingham City footballer Martin Howles is leading the charge…


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Solihull Council taxpayers to pay West Midlands Police an extra £5 a year despite years of cuts 

23 Feb 17

COUNCIL taxpayers will be asked to pay an average extra £5 a year to help police in the fight against crime.


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New Zealand international Worker makes Knowle & Dorridge switch 

23 Feb 17

NEW Zealand international all-rounder George Worker will be playing his cricket in Solihull this season after Knowle & Dorridge pulled off a massive coup by landing his signature.


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Owner of Solihull puppy farm jailed for six months 

23 Feb 17

‘KEEP puppies quiet, do not let them bark.


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West Midlands mayor Green Party candidate promises to donate salary to charity 

22 Feb 17

THE GREEN Party candidate for West Midlands metro mayor has pledged to donate 75 per cent of his mayoral salary to charity.


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Bromley win a cause for celebration for Solihull Moors boss Liam McDonald 

22 Feb 17

LIAM McDonald admits he could not hold back from celebrating following Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Bromley in the National League.


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World records broken at Sheldon World Championship qualifier 

22 Feb 17

SOME of the country’s strongest lifters competed in Sheldon on Sunday at an event which saw a record number of competitors qualify for the Global Powerlifting Committee 2017 World Championship Finals.


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Man receives UK’s first 3D-printed sternum and ribs operation at Heartlands Hospital 

22 Feb 17

A WARWICKSHIRE man has received the UK’s first 3D-printed sternum and ribs thanks to staff at Heartlands Hospital.


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Images released of bikers from Take Back the Streets event 

21 Feb 17

MORE images of bikers suspected of causing chaos on the roads during an illegal rally last summer have been released by West Midlands Police.


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Battling Birmingham & Solihull Bees rise to third after Longton victory 

21 Feb 17

A MIX of solid defence with a dash of ambition were the perfect ingredients for Birmingham & Solihull Bees on Saturday as they beat Longton 30-10 to move up to third in the National League 3 Midlands.


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Four-goal Olton ease past league rivals Doncaster 

21 Feb 17

TWO early goals set Olton on their way to a comfortable 4-0 home victory over Doncaster.


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Ten man Highgate fall short at home to Heanor Town 

21 Feb 17

FOR a fourth consecutive meeting Highgate United failed to gain a single point against bogey side Heanor Town after tasting a 3-1 home defeat in the Midland League Premier Division.


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Online safety tips handed out to Solihull children 

21 Feb 17

NEVER giving out personal information and not meeting up with anyone you have met online – those are just some of the pieces of advice being handed out to youngsters across the region as part of the c…


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Meriden MP Caroline Spelman awarded with Damehood 

20 Feb 17

AFTER nearly 20 years at the top of the Conservative Party, Caroline Spelman has been honoured with a Damehood.


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Fairfield Villa’s title push halted by Knowle 

20 Feb 17

TWO second half goals from Sam Bethell and substitute Nathan Corry helped Knowle secure a 2-0 victory over Fairfield Villa and dent their opponent’s promotion push from the Midland League Division Two…


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Hampton get the better of rivals Boots 

20 Feb 17

HAMPTON bounced back from a bitter defeat to local rivals Coventry with a 3-2 victory over promotion rivals Boots, which sees them leapfrog their opponents into top spot in Midlands League Division Tw…


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Early Harry White is the difference as Solihull Moors complete the double over Bromley 

20 Feb 17

HARRY White was the hero for Solihull Moors on Saturday after he scored the only goal of the game as Liam McDonald’s side completed the double over Bromley.


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Solihull School honours rugby-loving benefactor 

20 Feb 17

Solihull School has officially renamed its first XV pitch in honour of the rugby-loving benefactor whose legacy will also help to provide more than a dozen assisted places at the school.


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LandFlight flying high with Lufthansa and Air India 

20 Feb 17

LandFlight, which is based in Solihull, has agreed new deals to extend its working relationships with Lufthansa and Air India.


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Birmingham and Solihull Chambers of Commerce support to small companies 

20 Feb 17

THE GREATER Birmingham and Solihull Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) has launched a new campaign to help businesses get the most from their staff.


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Marie Curie issues plea for Solihull volunteers 

19 Feb 17

MARIE CURIE is in urgent need of help from kind-hearted Silhillians.


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Improving Yardley lose again at Old Wulfrunians 

19 Feb 17

A MUCH improved performance was not enough for Yardley away at promotion hopefuls Old Wulfrunians as they fell to a 4-1 defeat in the West Midlands League Division One.


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Berkswell station park and ride to close for car park resurfacing 

19 Feb 17

Motorists who use Berkswell station park and ride are being warned of disruption from a five-day closure for car park resurfacing works.


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Solihull Pop Chorus release charity single in honour of Sheldon youngster, Harry Moseley 

18 Feb 17

SOLIHULL Pop Chorus are hoping to strike a chord with music lovers as they release a charity single in honour of Sheldon youngster Harry Moseley five years after his tragic death.


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Young Crewe striker Daniel Udoh makes Solihull Moors loan switch 

18 Feb 17

FOOTBALL: STRIKER Daniel Udoh has moved to Solihull Moors on a one month youth loan from League Two side Crewe Alexandra.


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Jaguar Land Rover donates £1,000 Solihull Heart Support Group 

18 Feb 17

THERE were smiles all round when Solihull Heart Support Group (SHSG) were handed a generous donation.


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Children can ‘Go Bananas’ at half term fairtrade events 

17 Feb 17

BOROUGH youngsters will get the chance to ‘go bananas’ next week as part of Fairtrade Fortnight in Solihull.


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Jail for wannabe ISIS recruit who trained at Hockley Heath paint balling centre 

17 Feb 17

Humza Ali and friends trained for terrorist combat at the innocent and unsuspecting Delta Force paintballing near Hockley Heath…


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Caroline Spelman receives Damehood 

17 Feb 17

Meriden MP honoured for her services to constituents…


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Man dies after being struck by train at Solihull station this morning 

17 Feb 17

A MAN has died after being struck by a train at Solihull station this morning.


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Liam McDonald – all players will get there opportunity to shine at Solihull Moors 

17 Feb 17

LIAM McDonald will maximise his squad when his Solihull Moors side travel to famous non-league side Bromley where they will be looking to bounce back to winning ways in the National League.


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Could YOU be a puppy walker for the Star Wars police pups? 

17 Feb 17

THE FORCE is strong with the latest litter of West Midlands Police pups, who have all been named after Star Wars characters.


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Engine theft from Jaguar Land Rover sparks police appeal 

16 Feb 17

POLICE are appealing for any information regarding a large scale theft of Jaguar Land Rover engines in Solihull.


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Puppy farmer jailed for six months for animal welfare offences 

16 Feb 17

Vile Sean Kerr also fined £30,000 and banned for life from keeping dogs…


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Crown Court trial of controversial ‘cleavage-sparing’ breast surgeon Ian Paterson to start in Nottingham on Monday 

16 Feb 17

Paterson, 59, faces 21 charges of unlawfully and maliciously wounding 11 patients between 1997 and 2011.


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Review – Cinderella at the Birmingham Hippodrome 

16 Feb 17

Instead of the mainstream presentation of the fairytale classic, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s version offers a fresh insight.


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New girls cricket programme at Knowle & Dorridge Cricket Club 

16 Feb 17

KNOWLE & Dorridge Cricket Club have launched its flagship Junior Girls Cricket Programme.


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Donations sought to help rebuild Berkswell Scout Hut 

15 Feb 17

A SCOUT troop are calling on kind-hearted Silhillians to help them hit their target to renovate a Scout Hut in Berkswell.


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Niall Treacy leads Great Britain out at European Youth Olympic Festival in Turkey 

15 Feb 17

Niall Treacy has spoken of his honour after leading the Great Britain team out at the Opening Ceremony of the Erzurum 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival.


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Barracudas in action at annual Warwickshire Country gala 

15 Feb 17

DOZENS of Blythe Barracudas were in action at the Warwickshire County Championships swimming gala.


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Determined Woking prove hard to get past as Moors slip to mid-week league defeat 

15 Feb 17

A GOAL 17 minutes from time proved enough for Woking on Tuesday night as Solihull Moors slipped to a narrow one goal defeat.


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CCTV released of group following assault on Solihull bus driver 

15 Feb 17

CCTV images have been released of three people police want to speak to in connection with an assault on a Solihull bus driver.


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Birmingham & Solihull Bees boss Pete Glackin signs new two-year deal 

15 Feb 17

PETE Glackin is determined to continue the good work both on and off the pitch at Birmingham & Solihull Rugby Club after signing a two-year extension.


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Hall Green family pledge year of fundraising in honour of diabetic son 

14 Feb 17

Hall Green family they have decided 2017 will be the year they will do everything they can turn the negative into a positive and raise as much as they possibly can for a children’s diabetes charity.


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Podium places for Solihull five in West Midlands Cyclocross League 

14 Feb 17

FIVE Solihull CC riders have podiumed in the West Midlands Cyclocross League following 15 weekends of tough competition.


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Warwickshire Bears beat rivals Birmingham Blackcats 

14 Feb 17

WARWICKSHIRE Bears coach Tom Masterson has spoken of his pride after watching his side beat local rivals Birmingham Blackcats 67-37.


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Billy Elliot hot-foots it to Birmingham Hippodrome 

14 Feb 17

Billy Elliot the Musical hot-foots it to Birmingham Hippodrome from March 7 to April 29.


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Hampton-in-Arden and Meriden among list of popular ‘dogging’ sites in Warwickshire 

14 Feb 17

PUBLIC sex hotspots are rife in the area, according to a website for swingers.


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Lordship of the Manor of Knowle goes up for sale 

13 Feb 17

The title, which dates back to the 1086 Domesday Book, is being sold for offers in the region of £7,750.


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Highate leave it late at AFC Wulfrunians to progress in JW Hunt Cup 

13 Feb 17

TWO GOALS proved to be enough for Highgate United as they advanced to the Fourth Round of the JW Hunt Cup after beating a stubborn and well organised AFC Wulfrunians side.


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Solihull Moors edge closer to safety with convincing victory over FA Cup giant killers Sutton United 

13 Feb 17

THEY may be heroes of this year’s FA Cup having progressed to the fifth round, but giant killers Sutton United saw their preparations for this Saturday’s clash with Arsenal knocked back by Solihull.


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Joy for Hunters customer as she scoops new TV 

13 Feb 17

Mrs Woolley wins new flatscreen after taking part in Hunters customer satisfaction survey…


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Thumping victory against Deeside Ramblers sees Olton close the gap on second place 

13 Feb 17

OLTON came from behind to thump Deeside Ramblers 5-1 and move to withing one point of second-placed Bowdon in the Conference North.


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Solihull man fined for ‘single punch’ which fractured victim’s jaw 

13 Feb 17

A Solihull carpenter who felled another young man with a single punch, fracturing his jaw, has been ordered to pay his victim £1,200 after he escaped being jailed.


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Grant helps Henly-in-Arden family company buy £60k machine 

12 Feb 17

A FAMILY manufacturer based in Henley-in-Arden has received help from the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber to buy a machine to generate its own nitrogen.


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Heavy defeat for Yardley on the road at Redditch 

12 Feb 17

A WEAKENED Yardley side slipped to a disappointing 11-0 defeat away at Redditch in the Midland League West Midland One division, report Peter Brainch.


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Shirley publishes Draft Economic Plan to make town ‘vibrant, distinctive and accessible’ 

12 Feb 17

MAKING historic landmarks more visable, finding alternate ways to improve crossing points in the town centre and creating a Business Improvement District (BID).