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Employment tribunal claimant fee scrap welcomed by Blythe Liggins 

27 Jul 17

An employment lawyer has welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to scrap fees for claimants at employment tribunals.


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Honoured rocket scientist reveals at University of Warwick how Dan Dare inspired him 

27 Jul 17

‘IT’S not rocket science’ as to where those in the highly respected profession get their inspiration from – as Alan Bond revealed.


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Peter Kay dances his way to Coventry 

27 Jul 17

Peter Kay will be dancing his way to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in the new year.


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Balsall Common mum raises £5,000 for charities while fighting breast cancer 

27 Jul 17

A DETERMINED cancer survivor has raised almost £5,000 to fight the disease since being diagnosed last year.


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Solihull School decathlon day raises over £6,000 for cancer charities 

26 Jul 17

Pupils at Solihull School’s junior school have donated more than £6,000 raised from their decathlon day event to four cancer charities.


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Soggy moggies survive spin in washing machine 

26 Jul 17

Two kittens have been affectionately named Persil and Daz by vets after surviving unscathed from an unexpected spin in their owner’s washing machine.


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Taxi driver who grabbed woman between legs faces jail 

26 Jul 17

A taxi driver who grabbed a woman between her legs following a row about the fare has been warned to expect a prison sentence.


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£1m scheme to tackle domestic violence across West Midlands 

26 Jul 17

A NEW £1million scheme aims to cut the number of victims of domestic violence.


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Crowds flock to Cheswick Green’s Party in the Park 

26 Jul 17

PARTY-GOERS were living it up at Cheswick Green’s annual ‘Party in the Park’.


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Ex-Camp Hill youngster James Freeman joins Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs 

26 Jul 17

A FORMER Camp Hill RFC minis player has signed a two-year contract with Aviva Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs.


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Campaign to savour for borough swimmers 

26 Jul 17

SOLIHULL Swimming Club finished a great Mercian League season in second place following a strong performance in the final gala.


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The First Kenilworth Food Festival proves mouth-watering success 

26 Jul 17

The first Kenilworth Food Festival proved a mouth-watering success.


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Aspiring hospital theatre staff invited to open day at Heartlands Hospital 

26 Jul 17

BUDDING surgeons are being given the chance to find out more about the job and have a tour of operating theatres at a special open day this weekend.


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Peanut finds a home thanks to dog-loving Observer readers 

26 Jul 17

Dog-loving Observer readers rush to offer home to abandoned Peanut.


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Money keeps on rolling in for Marie Curie Hospice at seventh Clarke Memorial Golf Day 

26 Jul 17

THE MONEY keeps on rolling in for the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull following another successful annual golf event.


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White and Co close in on last eight 

25 Jul 17

ELLEN WHITE says England Women are ready for the Portugal test as the Lionesses look to book their place in the quarter-finals of the European Championships, writes Andrew Haines.


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Teenager sent to young offenders institute over a series of burglaries in Solihull 

25 Jul 17

A CALLOUS thief has been sent to a youth offenders institute for three years for a series of burglaries in Solihull − after he was found hiding at a seaside campsite.


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Disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson removed from medical register 

25 Jul 17

Ian Paterson has been removed from the medical register…


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Widney Manor station adopters handed award 

25 Jul 17

A TEAM of green-fingered Silhillians who look after the gardens at Widney Manor station have been handed a top award for all their hard-work and dedication.


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Vikings preparing to invade for summer of fun 

25 Jul 17

Vikings will be invading Coventry’s Herbert Art Gallery Museum this summer.


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Free baby boxes for newborns in Warwickshire and Coventry 

25 Jul 17

Parents are being urged to considered putting their baby to sleep in a cardboard box as part of a new initiative from Finland.


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Acocks Green man arrested following raid on home 

25 Jul 17

AN ACOCKS Green man has been arrested after allegedly owning a firearm following a raid at his home as part of a Police crack down on those that choose to use or carry guns.


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Warwick man spearheading fight against prostate cancer 

25 Jul 17

Graham Fulford, has been holding prostate cancer screening events around the country since 2004 through his charity, The Graham Fulford Charitable Trust.


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Puppy found trapped in box and abandoned at roadside 

25 Jul 17

Ten week-old puppy Peanut was found in a box which had been covered in wood to stop her escaping.


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Solihull Council calls for thoughts on proposed changes to Council Tax Reduction Scheme 

25 Jul 17

SOLIHULL Council is asking for people’s views about proposed changes to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for next year.


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Two jailed after Hall Green Christmas Day crash 

24 Jul 17

TWO MEN have been jailed for a total of 15 years after a Christmas Day crash on the Stratford Road in Hall Green resulted in the death of a passenger.


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Hockley Heath Academy crowned Outstanding Primary School at Midlands Education Awards 

24 Jul 17

HOCKLEY Heath Academy proved it was a cut above the rest when it was handed a prestigious award.


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Number of Solihull children left at home alone on the rise according to NSPCC 

24 Jul 17

THE NUMBER of children being left at home alone across Solihull is on the rise according to the NSPCC.


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Car stolen with mother and baby inside on Lode Lane Solihull 

24 Jul 17

A MUM and her baby were inside a car when it was stolen by carjackers on Lode Lane at the weekend.


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Brave Shirley girl set to walk 5km to raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital 

24 Jul 17

A BRAVE Solihull schoolgirl battling a muscle disease is preparing to complete Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity’s first-ever 5km walk later this month, to say thank you for her hospital care.


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Doctor flies off to help Syrian refugees in Greece before climbing Kilimanjaro 

23 Jul 17

A DOCTOR is to provide humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Greece – before climbing Kilimanjaro to help provide lifesaving water to African communities.


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Dad of premature son cycles 100-mile marathon to help sick babies 

22 Jul 17

A COVENTRY dad is to raise funds to help sick and premature babies with a 100-mile cycling marathon – after the birth of his son Jamie.


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‘Fairer funding’ for Solihull schools welcomed by Caroline Spelman MP despite ongoing budget fears 

22 Jul 17

MORE than £1bn extra government cash for schools has been hailed as a ‘breakthrough’ for a fairer funding campaign for Solihull borough by an MP.


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Solihull flies yet another green flag 

21 Jul 17

For the 15th year running, a Bentley Heath Recreation Ground has been recognised as one of the best quality green spaces in the country.


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Man arrested in connection with ‘acid’ liquid attack outside Solihull pub after appeal 

21 Jul 17

Police have arrested a man in connection with a liquid attack in Solihull following a media appeal.


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Indie band The Hoosiers to play in Coventry 

21 Jul 17

Indie-pop band The Hoosiers will celebrate ten years since the release of their hit debut album when they perform in Coventry later this year.


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‘Butcher’ breast surgeon Ian Paterson’s sentence review welcomed by victims 

21 Jul 17

NEWS that convicted breast surgeon Ian Paterson who ‘butchered’ victims with unnecessary operations could face longer in jail has been welcomed by victims’ representatives.


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Dog fights for life following unsuspected case of lungworm 

21 Jul 17

The owners of one year-old Minnie, took her to the vet after she had become withdrawn and ‘a little under the weather.


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£1million scheme to tackle domestic violence across the county 

21 Jul 17

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is rolling out a new 30 week programme for domestic violence perpetrators across the county.


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Petanque stars reach Champions of Champions event 

20 Jul 17

THERE is reason to be cheerful at Solihull Blossomfield Petanque Club.


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Vets warn dog owners to be aware of grass seed danger 

20 Jul 17

Vets are warning dog owners to be aware of the risks of grass seeds after a steep increase in calls during the recent warm weather.


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Millions of illegal cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco seized 

20 Jul 17

Trading standards seize 5.5 million illegal cigarettes and 645kg of illegal hand rolling tobacco.


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Vile ‘acid’ attack outside Solihull pub: Police appeal 

20 Jul 17

A MAN shouted ‘I’ve got acid’ before squirting what’s thought to be cleaning fluid in the face of a drinker outside a Solihull pub.


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Municipal tie against Rugby as race for Premier Division title hots up 

20 Jul 17

RUGBY boosted their chances of winning the Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division after tieing against Solihull Municipal on Saturday afternoon.


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Hampton and Solihull win crucial Premier Division clash against Highway 

20 Jul 17

HAMPTON and Solihull emerged victorious from their crucial Warwickshire Premier Division clash with Highway Spartans.


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Shock 11pc rise in crime in West Midlands region 

20 Jul 17

AN ALARMING rise in crime in the West Midlands region in the last year is revealed by new official figures.


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Knowle and Dorridge join Berkswell at the top after win against West Brom 

20 Jul 17

KNOWLE and Dorridge played host to West Bromwich Dartmouth on Saturday and took the majority of the points in a winning draw, following a fantastic victory over Shrewsbury last weekend.


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White off the mark in Euros as England Women crush Scotland 

20 Jul 17

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies forward Ellen White scored in England’s opening Women’s European Championship fixture as they comprehensively defeated Scotland 6-0 on Wednesday, writes Molly Jennens.


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Tudor dynasty Made in 48 Hours at Kenilworth’s Priory Theatre 

20 Jul 17

Made in 48 hours present The Tudor Dynasty at Kenilworth’s Priory Theatre on Sunday July 30.


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Weaver’s House prepares to welcome visitors for anniversary celebration 

20 Jul 17

Coventry’s medieval Weaver’s House medieval is preparing to welcoming visitors for a special anniversary.


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Chelmsley Wood charity Welcome handed funds for counselling service from Children In Need 

20 Jul 17

A CHARITY which supports those with drug and alcohol issues has been handed £30,000 from Children In Need.


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Calls for sprinklers in every apartment at Powergen development following Grenfell Tower tragedy 

19 Jul 17

Councillors calling for sprinklers in every apartment in development at the former Powergen site.


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Breast surgeon Ian Paterson could face longer jail term 

19 Jul 17

AN APPEAL against the sentence of convicted breast surgeon Ian Paterson is to be heard by the Court of Appeal.


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Wythall company owner jailed after caught stealing more than £160,000 in tax 

19 Jul 17

THE OWNER of a Wythall company, who blamed HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for losing his business records when caught stealing more than £160,000 in tax, has been jailed for four years.


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Summer activities for all over the holidays at Bentley Heath market 

19 Jul 17

SHOPPERS and bored kids can kill two birds with one stone on Fridays during the summer break.


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Solihull dad beings life-long dream to a reality and raise funds for Molly Olly’s Wishes 

19 Jul 17

Solihull dad set to trek up three mountains in honour of brave Oliver Partridge.


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Blues Ladies star White is gunning for glory with England 

19 Jul 17

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies striker Ellen White believes England Women can start their global domination against Scotland tonight (Wednesday, 7.45pm), writes Molly Jennens.


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Fresh estimates and fears over route spark call to scrap HS2 

19 Jul 17

THE COST of a ‘vanity project’ which will see a high speed rail line cut through the Warwickshire countryside is set to double, it is claimed – prompting calls for it to be scrapped.


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Hollywood calls Solihull actress to star in The Black Prince 

18 Jul 17

Solihull actress lands role in The Black Prince…


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Nervous corgi tied up and abandoned outside Yardley vets 

18 Jul 17

Can you help RSPCA find who dumped the dog…