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Appeal to find missing teen 

29 Sep 14

FEARS are growing for the safety of a 13-year-old who went missing last week.


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Rory McGrath and Philip Pope are coming to Solihull this weekend. 

29 Sep 14

COMEDIANS Rory McGrath and Philip Pope will be taking to the Solihull Arts Complex stage this weekend for an amp;#039;ever-so-slightly-rudeamp;#039; evening of comedy and song.


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Fear after another attempted abduction 

25 Sep 14

POLICE have reiterated the amp;#039;Stranger Dangeramp;#039; message after the attempted abduction of a ten-year-old boy in Knowle at the weekend.


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Hero pilot warned of danger before fatal crash 

25 Sep 14

HERO pilot Robert Mansell, who died when he was forced to ditch his plane into the Caribbean sea, but whose brave actions saved all nine of his passengers, had warned flight company bosses about overweight aircraft just days before the tragedy – an …


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Top Award for Troop Aid 

25 Sep 14

THE HUSBAND and wife team behind Troop Aid have been handed a prestigious award on behalf of the charity.


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Chance to meet Disney favourites 

23 Sep 14

TO CELEBRATE 100 years of magic the Solihull Observer has joined forces with Feld Entertainment, producers of Disney On Ice, to give one lucky family of four the perfect gift -€“ tickets to the VIP launch event of Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years…


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Tributes flood in to Chris Macrow – co-founder of Solihull Theatre Company 

23 Sep 14

TRIBUTES have flooded in for the \’inspirational\’ chairman and founder of a Solihull theatre group who tragically died following a cycling accident.


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Green light for lottery community garden 

22 Sep 14

PLANS to create a community garden for children and adults to enjoy has been given the green light thanks to lottery funding.


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Wicked prize for William 

22 Sep 14

WILLIAM Bezzant never dreamt writing an adventure story \’Soup-A-Man\’ would bag him top seats to see the smash hit musical \’Wicked\’ at Birmingham\’s Hippodrome Theatre.


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Tinkerbell is as light as a fairy 

22 Sep 14

THE UNION Theatre have -€œlost-€ the equivalent of two cast members from their production of Peter Pan thanks to the group\’s dramatic weightloss.


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Vehicle theft ring jailed 

22 Sep 14

MEMBERS of a high-end vehicle theft ring have been jailed for more than 17 years after a West Midlands Police investigation uncovered their car cutting den.


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Win a £100 Triumph lingerie voucher 

19 Sep 14

To celebrate the launch of the new \’Magic Wire\’ bra, Triumph is hosting an event at House of Fraser in Solihull today (Friday, September 19) and tomorrow (Saturday, September 20) where there will be complimentary fittings, giveaways and …


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Solihull set for Fun in the Park 

18 Sep 14

THIS yearamp;#039;s annual Solihull Fun in the Park returns on Sunday and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.


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Villagers in battle to evict travellers 

11 Sep 14

ILLEGAL gypsy travellers have descended on the quiet village of Chadwick End, taking over land behind the Village Hall and play area.


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First Jaguar to be built in Solihull launched 

11 Sep 14

JAGUAR Land Roveramp;#039;s latest sports car – which will bring 2,300 jobs to the region – was given a James Bond-style entrance when it was launched earlier this week.


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Invictus Games – Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge 

11 Sep 14

PRINCE Harry was at Gaydon this week for the start of the Invictus Games.


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Borough MPs on opposite sides of track over HS2 plans 

11 Sep 14

BATTLE lines have been drawn between Borough MPs Caroline Spelman and Lorely Burt over the possible sighting of HS2-associated amp;#039;marshalling yardsamp;#039; in the borough.


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Powergen plans to go on show 

4 Sep 14

CONCEPT plans for Shirley\’s most infamous eyesore, the former Powergen site, are to go on show this month.


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Tributes laid at fatal crash scene 

4 Sep 14

TRIBUTES adorn the scene of a crash which claimed the life of a much-loved biker.


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Life behind bars for murder of partner 

4 Sep 14

-€œFROM the day it happened and for the rest of my life I am going to have to live in a world without my mom.


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When forces first Sprockers grow up they want to hound criminals 

4 Sep 14

WRIGGLING around on their bellies, not even able to open their eyes yet, but never venturing far from their mother.


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Priceless trophies stolen from Motorcycle Museum 

4 Sep 14

AN IRREPLACEABLE collection of motorcycle trophies has been stolen and thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused when heartless thugs ransacked the National Motorcycle Museum.


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Pilot’s artificial arm detaches during landing 

21 Aug 14

THE CAPTAIN of a passenger plane carrying 47 passengers from Birmingham to Belfast lost control of the aircraft when his false arm came off the controls as he was coming in to land.


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Family’s plea to find missing dogs 

21 Aug 14

HAVING dodged the potential as being served up as dinner in their homeland of Vietnam, beloved family pet dogs George and Loulou have gone missing in leafy Hampton in Arden, just a few weeks after coming to the UK.


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Tributes paid to victim of Shirley car smash tragedy 

21 Aug 14

FLOWERS and tributes adorn the spot where a 59-year-old man lost his life in a tragic car crash at the weekend.


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Chief Contable award for brave duo 

21 Aug 14

SOLIHULL Police officers PCs Ashley Green and Antony Winter have been handed a top award for their efforts in dealing with two life-threatening situations in one night.


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Building work on A45 bridge in the pipeline 

21 Aug 14

BUILDING work to reduce congestion and improve safety on the A45 has been welcomed across the borough.


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Residents rally to stop Mount Dairy Farm homes 

21 Aug 14

THE CAMPAIGN to stop 220 homes being built on Mount Dairy Farm has stepped up a gear as the deadline for the application looms.


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14 Aug 14

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Tourism rise a boost to Solihull’s economy 

14 Aug 14

VISITORS to Solihull helped generate over Acirc;pound;850 million in revenue for the local economy in 2013.


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Kingshurst woman walked in front of M6 lorry 

14 Aug 14

KINGSHURST mother-of-two Stephanie Bottrill took her own life when she walked in front of a lorry on the motorway after leaving a note blaming Government benefit changes, a coroner has ruled.


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Grieving parents inspired by Edward’s Trust help 

14 Aug 14

THE parents of an 11-month-old girl who died suddenly from heart failure have pledged to raise Acirc;pound;20,000 for the charity that supported them through their worst nightmare.


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Celebrities line up for tee off at Nailcote Hall 

7 Aug 14

LEGENDS of golf and the world of sport went head-to-head this week at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship held at Nailcote Hall in Berkswell.


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Solihull Remembers World War One heroes 

7 Aug 14

SOLIHULL REMEMBERS – the Councilamp;#039;s First World War exhibition was officially opened on Wednesday (August 6) by Solihull Mayor Kate Wild.


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Tipperary piano has come a long way 

7 Aug 14

A PIANO used to compose one of the most famous songs of the First World War has been saved from bushes outside a Warwickshire pub.


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Stuart’s charity challenge is sprout of this world 

7 Aug 14

A MAD dad has raised thousands of pounds for charity after pushing a Brussels sprout up a mountain using nothing but his nose.


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Anne Hathaway’s Cottage needs your Heathrow vote 

29 Jul 14

ANNE Hathawayamp;#039;s Cottage and the Midlands needs your help.


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Council to look again at Gateway Project 

24 Jul 14

CONTROVERSIAL plans to axe the pedestrian crossing at the end of Solihull High Street as part of the Councilamp;#039;s proposed Gateway Project have been put on hold while the scheme is given greater consideration.


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Ex-MEP on money laundering charge 

24 Jul 14

FORMER MEP Nikki Sinclaire has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office.


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Double-crewed ambulances are back 

24 Jul 14

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service and Heart of England Foundation Trust have agreed costs to base Double-Crewed Ambulances in Solihull Hospital.


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Historic touchdown a runway success 

24 Jul 14

HISTORY was made at Birmingham Airport on Tuesday (July 22) as the first ever flight touched down on its newly extended runway.


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KFC vows to be a good neighbour 

18 Jul 14

FAST food giant KFC has committed to being a responsible neighbour after winning its bid to build a new restaurant next to Shirley Heath Junior School.


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Cancer charity banks 50,000 donation from Hunters 

17 Jul 14

A PARACHUTE jump from 14,000ft by staff and directors at Hunters Estate Agency has helped the firm to its Acirc;pound;50,000 fund-raising target for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.


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Rainbow was a message from my son 

17 Jul 14

IT seems Joseph approves of our work in his name – that was how Andy Foote described a rainbow that arched over the headquarters of the charity he set up in his sonamp;#039;s name almost 15 years ago.


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More disruption as phase two of congestion project starts 

17 Jul 14

THE next phase of work to ease congestion around Birmingham Airport and the NEC has started.


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Work starts on schools 2.6million sports and performing arts centre 

17 Jul 14

WORK has finally got underway on the Acirc;pound;2.


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Cheetah cubs meet their public at West Midland Safari Park 

17 Jul 14

MEET the first ever cheetah cubs to be born at West Midland Safari Park in its 41-year history.


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Fast food decision sparks outrage 

10 Jul 14

FAST food giant KFC has won its bid for a new restaurant next to Shirley Heath Junior School.


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Brave Ulrika on search for stem cell match 

10 Jul 14

ULRIKA Dandekar had everything she had ever dreamt of.


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Green light for Knowle care home bid 

10 Jul 14

PLANS to create a 60-bed care home on land at the Old Silhillians Sports Club in Knowle have been given the green light.


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Appeal for information after couple found dead 

10 Jul 14

A HUSBAND and wife have been stabbed to death in their own home.


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Hermitage Road victims named as Pin and Quoi Chang 

8 Jul 14

POLICE investigating the double murder of a Solihull couple have formally identified them as Pin Chang and his wife Quoi Chang.


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Hermitage Road victims died from stab wounds 

8 Jul 14

Post mortems have revealed two people who were found dead at a house in Hermitage Road yesterday died from stab injuries.


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Man and woman found dead in Hermitage Road 

7 Jul 14

A MAN is in custody after the bodies of a man and a woman were found at an address in Solihull on Monday morning (July 7).


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Health chiefs unveil plans for new unit 

3 Jul 14

SOLIHULL health commissioners and hospital chiefs have announced joint plans to create a new hospital service for people with dementia in the wake of the ward 10 closure furore.


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Plans for 400 homes could be back on the table 

3 Jul 14

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build more than 400 homes in Cheswick Green and Dickens Heath could soon be back on the agenda after Soihull Council was forced to make a U-turn on its Local Development Plan (LDP).


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Hearing first hand about Roddy 

3 Jul 14

AUTHOR Sarah Bates paid a visit to Dickens Heath Primary School to read her new book to pupils.


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Masterchef finalist cooks up a great total 

3 Jul 14

A CHARITY auction to raise money for the Chernobyl Childrenamp;#039;s Project has raised over Acirc;pound;5,000.


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Armed robbery suspects fleeing police drive wrong way down M42 

20 Jun 14

TWO suspected thieves held a Coventry couple at knifepoint before leading police on a late-night car chase on the wrong side of two major roads in the West Midlands.


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Hundreds trot along to Shirley Donkey Derby 

19 Jun 14

SILHILLIANS turned out in their hundreds for the annual Shirley Donkey Derby at the weekend.