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Residents demand action after caravans move in 

17 Apr 14

ANGRY Shirley residents are calling for swift action to remove a group of travellers who have parked their caravans on the Palmers Rough Recreation Ground and Nature Reserve.


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Cycling across the Western Front to remember fallen heroes 

17 Apr 14

A FIREFIGHTER and Policeman are preparing to get on their bikes for a mammoth cycle ride in aid of an Armed Forces charity.


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Brave Connie inspires Hospital appeal 

17 Apr 14

THE PARENTS of a four-year-old leukaemia patient are calling on the generosity of others to help Birmingham Children\’s Hospital\’s dream of a brand new cancer facility finally become a reality.


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Gun hidden inside lawnmower 

17 Apr 14

A SAWN-OFF shotgun and 51 rounds of ammunition were found hidden inside a lawnmower when Police searched the home of a burglary suspect.


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Terrifying kidnap sees pair in prison 

10 Apr 14

A TERRIFYING kidnap ordeal, which saw a 62-year-old Dorridge man tied up, threatened with a knife and boiling water, bundled in to the boot of his own car and ordered to pay Acirc;pound;50,000, has resulted in jail for robbers Alexander Blake and …


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New options for HS2 affected homeowners 

10 Apr 14

HOMEOWNERS close to the proposed HS2 rail line are being offered new compensation options.


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Airport flight path trials set to begin 

10 Apr 14

CONTROVERSIAL \’alternative flight plans\’ proposed by Birmingham Airport are to be trialled from May – it was confirmed yesterday (Wednesday).


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New parking rules to stall Dorridge commuters 

10 Apr 14

NEW PARKING restrictions in Dorridge will spell the end of the line for commuters clogging up residential roads.


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Health chiefs must save 4million a year 

3 Apr 14

CASH-STRAPPED health chiefs have been told they have to save Acirc;pound;12million in Solihull over the next three years.


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Charity hits 18,000 for Lymphoma Association 

3 Apr 14

BUSINESS woman and fundraiser Charity Hewitt is celebrating after her fundraising for the Lymphoma Association reached an impressive Acirc;pound;18,000.


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Charity hits £18,000 for Lymphoma Association 

3 Apr 14

BUSINESS woman and fundraiser Charity Hewitt is celebrating after her fundraising for the Lymphoma Association reached an impressive Acirc;pound;18,000.


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Health chiefs must save £4m a year 

3 Apr 14

CASH-STRAPPED health chiefs have been told they have to save Acirc;pound;12 in Solihull over the next three years.


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Patrols stepped up after new abduction attempts 

3 Apr 14

PARENTS, children and schools across Solihull are once again on high alert after two more cases of young girls being approached by stangers.


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Blind charities attack road plan as dangerous 

3 Apr 14

DANGEROUS and potentially discriminating against minority disabled groups.


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Shirley library is ‘on time and on budget’ 

28 Mar 14

A NEW LIBRARY for the 21st century – that is how Coun Kate Wild, Cabinet member for community services at Solihull Council, has described the new Shirley Library during an unveiling of the architectamp;#039;s plans.


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‘A big step’ in the fight against meningitis 

28 Mar 14

WONDERFUL news – what weamp;#039;ve been waiting for and campaigning many years for.


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Bloor Homes plans for 220 Cheswick Green homes to appeal 

28 Mar 14

PROPOSALS to build more than 200 homes in Cheswick Green, which were refused in January, are set to go to appeal.


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Second attempted child abduction in Solihull 

19 Mar 14

FEAR has once again been struck in to the heart of parents across the borough after a second attempted child abduction in less than two months.


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Hall Green man charged with Redditch woman Kirsty Wright’s murder 

17 Mar 14

A HALL GREEN man has been charged with the murder of a Redditch woman.


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Azim’s killer jailed for life 

17 Mar 14

AZEEM Akhtar has been sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 16 years and three months after he admitted the murder of sixteen year old Azim Azam.


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Spending cuts mean jobs axed 

14 Mar 14

SOLIHULL Council is set to axe up to 85 jobs as it strives to save Acirc;pound;2.


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Moazzam Begg appears at Old Bailey 

14 Mar 14

MOAZZAM Begg has appeared at the Old Bailey charged with Syria related terrorism offences.


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Birdsong comes to Birmingham Rep for WW1 centenary year 

13 Mar 14

BEST-SELLING novel Birdsong which tells the tale of trenchlife in World War One will be at The Rep this month.


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New damning report in ‘cleavage sparing’ mastectomy surgeon controversy 

5 Mar 14

NUMEROUS opportunities were missed to prevent controversial amp;#039;cleavage sparingamp;#039; mastectomy surgeon Ian Paterson carrying out his potentially life-threatening operations at Spire Parkway Hospital.


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Full military funeral for former RAF man 

3 Mar 14

WHEN Barry Morgan Neal died at a Solihull care home last month there was no trace of any of his relatives or friends.


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Four arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences 

25 Feb 14

THREE men and a woman have been arrested on Tuesday (February 25) on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.


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Armed forces join forces to give RAF man proper send off 

20 Feb 14

A FORMER Royal Air Force (RAF) technician is to receive a proper funeral send off thanks to the efforts of Solihull Council, Knowle British Legion and the RAF Association.


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RAF veteran dies alone funeral family friends 

14 Feb 14

THE SEARCH is on for family of a 76-year-old man – believed to be a former RAF engineer – to ensure he has a proper send off at his funeral.


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Double-crewed ambulances could be based at Solihull Hospital 

12 Feb 14

DOUBLE-CREWED amp;#039;traditionalamp;#039; ambulances could be stationed at Solihull Hospital after plans to base them at other sites across the borough were scrapped at the eleventh hour.


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Ambulance service urges caution as region prepares for more storms 

7 Feb 14

AS STORMS and heavy rain prepare to batter the region again this weekend, West Midlands Ambulance Service is urging the public to heed weather warnings and follow safety advice.


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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic honour for Solihull's Jon Eley 

6 Feb 14

SOLIHULL speed skater Jon Eley has been given the honour of leading the British team into Fridayamp;#039;s opening ceremony at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.


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Sochi 2014: Winter Olympic honour for Solihull's Jon Eley 

6 Feb 14

SOLIHULL speed skater Jon Eley has been given the honour of leading the British team into Fridayamp;#039;s opening ceremony at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.


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Dickens Heath planning applications rejected 

5 Feb 14

amp;#039;WE MUST adhere to the Local Development Planamp;#039;.


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The Voice Tom Jones Kylie Minogue Ricky Wilson BBC 

5 Feb 14

AN EARLSWOOD singer swapped scanning at the check-outs for stardom at the weekend when she made it through to the second round of the BBCamp;#039;s The Voice.


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Marie Curie worker gets award for tireless fundraising 

5 Feb 14

OCCUPATIONAL therapist Jackie Brooks has received a national award for her amp;#039;tireless fundraisingamp;#039; for the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull.


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Teenager jailed for Mahmood murder 

5 Feb 14

A TEENAGER who stabbed a 15-year-old boy in the back with a kitchen knife during a pre-arranged fight at a park has been convicted of his murder.


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Charity single for fallen soldier Conrad 

30 Jan 14

THE TEAM behind a moving charity single written in memory of a fallen paratrooper are hoping it can conquer the charts.


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dorridge abduction stranger danger 

25 Jan 14

PARENTS and teachers are being urged to drive home the amp;#039;stranger dangeramp;#039; message after a man tried to lure a ten-year-old girl into his car in Dorridge yesterday morning (Friday 24 January).


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Special message of support from writer for theatre group 

23 Jan 14

A THEATRE group in Solihull has received a very special message of support from the writer of the successful Broadway musical it is set to perform after she saw a preview video of the cast on YouTube.


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23 Jan 14

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Care Quality Commission report highlights hospital fears 

15 Jan 14

CONCERNS over staffing levels and a demand for improvements at Solihull Hospitalamp;#039;s Critical Care Unit and Good Hopeamp;#039;s Acute Medical Unit are the main points of a Care Quality Commission report into the under-performing Heart of …


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NEC Group could be sold off 

15 Jan 14

THE NEC, LG Arena, National Indoor Arena (NIA) and the International Convention Centre could all be sold off by Birmingham City Council as it struggles to find the cash to pay legal claims totalling more than Acirc;pound;1bn.


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Bedroom tax suicide woman would have escaped eviction or rent hike 

15 Jan 14

IN HER suicide note Stephanie Bottrill claimed she threw herself in front of a lorry on the M6 because she feared she would lose her home of 18 years to the Governmentamp;#039;s so-called amp;#039;bedroom taxamp;#039;.


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Muslim burial site application sparks controversy 

15 Jan 14

A CONTROVERSIAL application seeking approval to build a 4,000-plot Muslim cemetery on Greenbelt land in Catherine de Barnes has received well over 1,000 objections.


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Space Station set to soar UK skies 

13 Jan 14

STARGAZERS will be able to see the International Space Station on Tuesday morning (January 14).


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Villa, Blues, Albion, Wolves, Coventry and Walsall football stars to play in Club Legends Cup tournament at the LG Arena 

8 Jan 14

FORMER players from Villa, Blues, Albion, Wolves, Coventry and Walsall will compete for the Club Legends Cup at the LG Arena next year.


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Fond farewell for cyclist Simon Martin 

8 Jan 14

MEMBERS of Solihull Cycling Club joined family, loved ones and friends of one of its longest serving members to lay him to rest this week.


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The story of Sylvia’s Royal appointment 

8 Jan 14

SYLVIA Gardiner, who founded a ground-breaking charity for some of the poorest women and children in Ethiopia, was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for charitable services and services to Higher Education.


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Lorely goes for deputy leader role 

8 Jan 14

SOLIHULL MP Lorely Burt is bidding to be the first female Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.


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Sir Ian Kennedy Ian Patterson Solihull Hospital heart of England NHS Trust 

19 Dec 13

This is a tragic story.


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Marlon O'Reilly Sheldon Dovecote shooting murder paul davies 

19 Dec 13

MARLON Oamp;#039;Reillyamp;#039;s killer has been jailed for life and must server a minimum 31 years.


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Hospital Trust under health watchdog’s gaze 

18 Dec 13

SHOCKING Aamp;amp;E target performances at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust – as reported on last weekamp;#039;s front page – have shown signs of improvement.


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Ambulance chiefs in dramatic u-turn over Make ready scheme 

18 Dec 13

AMBULANCE chiefs have made a dramatic u-turn on a key part of the controversial Make Ready scheme – and agreed to restore double-crewed anbulances in Solihull, Olton and Shirley.


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Hospital boss admits Solihull A&E downgrade 

18 Dec 13

SOLIHULL Hospitalamp;#039;s Aamp;amp;E is not an Aamp;amp;E – and hasnamp;#039;t been for 19 years.


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Saab NoMuda Henley VisualFactory lean Edstone 

16 Dec 13

REWORKING costs at global manufacturer Saab Seaeye have been slashed by 90 per cent -€“ and it\’s thanks to a Warwickshire software firm.


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Solihull Local Plan Greenbelt review Birmingham overspill housing 

9 Dec 13

SOLIHULL will have to help meet Birminghamamp;#039;s overspill housing needs and faces losing precious Greenbelt in the process – The Observer can reveal.


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birmingham airport landing aborted runway gatwick 

9 Dec 13

DARAMTIC video footage posted on YouTube has shown how Thursdayamp;#039;s devastating winds forced aircraft to divert from Birmingham Airport.


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Warwick Arts Room on a Broom review 

6 Dec 13

HOW THE cat purred and how the witch grinned – as they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind.


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Knowle gets first public access defibrillator 

6 Dec 13

WOULD you know what to do if someone collapsed in the High Street? What if they were unconscious and not breathing? Time is critical.


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One in ten Solihull homes facing fuel poverty 

5 Dec 13

FUEL poverty is an increasing problem in Solihull – with nearly one in ten homes struggling to pay their heating bill.