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Hall Green church to host annual community day tomorrow 

6 May 16

THE CHURCH of Ascension in Hall Green is hosting its annual Rise and Shine community open day this Saturday (May 7).


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Fire services called out to bungalow roof fire in Knowle 

6 May 16

FIRE SERVICES were called out to a house fire in Knowle this morning after the roof space of a bungalow ignited.


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VOTE 2016: Green Party makes gains on Solihull Council as Conservatives retain control 

6 May 16

THE GREEN Party have gained two seats in the latest round of local elections and have strengthened their position as official opposition party in Solihull.


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Guests gather to celebrate life and friendship at a party 

6 May 16

OVER a hundred guests gathered at Solihull’s Marie Curie hospice to celebrate life and friendship at a party hosted by hospice resident Joan Eaton.


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Drone users warned about dangers of flying around Birmingham Airport 

5 May 16

DRONE USERS in Solihull could face a potential five-year prison sentence if their unmanned aerial vehicle interferes with aeroplanes flying in and out of Birmingham Airport.


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Teenager Liam Delves moves up to eighth after tough Oulton Park challenge 

5 May 16

LIAM Delves rode to a steady eighth place finish at Oulton Park on Monday in round two of the British Motostar Championship which moves the teenager up to eighth in the rider standings.


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Birmingham & Solihull Bees set for North Midlands Cup Final 

5 May 16

A LONG and eventful 2015/16 season finally draws to an end this coming Sunday for Birmingham Solihull Bees as they prepare to take on Newport in the North Midlands Cup Final.


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Don’t let your dog die in a hot car 

5 May 16

A dog can die in justsix minute sin a hot car Read More…


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Former Solihull resident could have been misidentified when savagely beaten last year 

5 May 16

A ‘CROWD of vagrants’ hellbent on destroying Tristram Wallace attacked and killed him in what could have been a case of mistaken identity.


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New offer could see Solihull Manor House drop opposition to Touchwood expansion 

5 May 16

SOLIHULL’s historic Manor House looks set to give in to the controversial expansion to the Touchwood shopping centre.


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VOTE 2016: Read the manifestos ahead of Solihull Council’s local elections 

4 May 16

Who will get YOUR vote in tomorrow’s local elections? Read More…


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Arden School pupils crowned National School Badminton Champions 

4 May 16

FIVE pupils from Arden School in Solihull came away from the National School Championships in Milton Keynes with the top prize in the KS3 category.


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Black belt success for Shirley Tae Kwon-Do stars 

4 May 16

NINE members of Shirley Tae Kwon-Do Club are celebrating after earning their black belt grades following a successful grading in Bristol.


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Two teenagers aged 16 and 17 arrested in connection with Solihull stabbing 

4 May 16

POLICE were called to reports of a stabbing in Hobs Moat Lane, Solihull, at around 7.40pm last Wednesday (27 April).


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Store manager braves the shave and raises funds for Macmillan Cancer Support 

4 May 16

A BOROUGH store manager successfully ‘braved the shave’ last week and raised £350 for Macmillan Cancer Support in the process.


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Solihull dance troupe in need of donations for national finals 

4 May 16

A BOROUGH dance troupe has made it to the national finals of a dance competition – but is in need of kind-hearted donations to look the part.


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VOTE 2016: Our round-up of Solihull Council’s local elections 

3 May 16

The Observer’s guide to who is standing for what party in Solihull’s local elections 2016 Read More…


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Hampton open with a draw against Bedworth and Alex Phillips hits 95 as Knowle and Dorridge beat Barnt Green 

3 May 16

HAMPTON Solihull earned a batting draw against early season Warwickshire Premier Division table-toppers Bedworth at Marsh Lane.


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Highgate end 2015/16 campaign with a home defeat at home to Brocton 

3 May 16

NINTH-PLACED Highgate United finished off their 2015/16 campaign in disappointing fashion after losing 3-2 at home to Brocton in the Midland Premier Division.


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Party to celebrate life and friendship hosted by much-loved Joan 

3 May 16

Beautiful celebration brings family and friends together to help Marie Curie and celebrate with Joan Read More…


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Retired teacher honoured with national award after teaching hundreds of students game of squash 

3 May 16

A RETIRED teacher has been crowned participation volunteer of the year for encouraging borough children to play squash.


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Police crackdown on unsafe motorway drivers 

3 May 16

POLICE cracking down on distracted drivers have caught more than 130 motorists using their mobile phones or not wearing seatbelts while driving on the region’s motorways.


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Solihull Moors let two-goal lead slip as season ends with a draw at FC United of Manchester 

2 May 16

WITH nothing to play for between the two sides Solihull Moors and FC United of Manchester played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Broadhurst Park on the final day of the Vanarama National North season, reports Jon Clothier.


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Jamie Carney wins prestigious Lord Derby Trophy event 

2 May 16

A FORMER county team-mate of Ryder Cup hopeful Andy Sullivan has chalked up his own notable victory after taking top honours on his route to being a PGA Professional.


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Hillfield Nature Reserve stream believed to be polluted 

2 May 16

A BOROUGH stream has been polluted by what is believed to be multiple culverts that feed off various industrial estates near Hillfield Nature Reserve.


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Golf enthusiast raises huge £15,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support 

2 May 16

A GOLFING enthusiast and npower employee has raised £15,000 for Macmillan Cancer Suppoer after organising a range of fundraising activities.


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She may not have made Rio, but inspirational borough runner who was told she’d never walk completes London Marathon 

1 May 16

I MAY not have made the squad for Rio but I completed the course despite hitting a brick wall at 20 miles.


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Birmingham City Ladies claim a hard-fought point on the road at Arsenal 

1 May 16

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies came away from Arsenal with a hard fought point following a goalless draw at Boreham Wood on Sunday in the Women’s Super League.


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Strictly star Anton Du Beke launches Solihull fashion week 

1 May 16

STRICTLY Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke proved he can cut it in the style stakes after hosting the VIP launch event for Solihull’s first ever Fashion Week.


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COMPETITION: Win a night out at Solihull’s new Turtle Bar restaurant 

1 May 16

Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar is set to open its doors to Solihull this May, bringing a brand new, loud, proud and authentic Caribbean dining and drinking experience to the town for the very first time.


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Solihull war hero who threw himself on a bomb turns focus to save rhinos and elephants 

30 Apr 16

A DECORATED Solihull war hero who threw himself on a Taliban grenade to save the lives of his comrades is on a new mission to protect endangered rhinos and elephants from poachers.


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Voters to elect new West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner this Thursday 

30 Apr 16

BOROUGH voters will also have the chance to vote on who is to be the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday.


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Young Silhillians book dream trip to Twickenham for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final 

30 Apr 16

EXCITEMENT for this year’s Aviva Premiership Rugby Final hit new heights for Silhillians Under-12s after they secured their place at Twickenham for the big day.


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Kilkennys set to light up Solihull with a blast of Irish spirit 

30 Apr 16

TRADITIONALLY famous for its long history of brewing fine Irish ale and beer, Kilkenny has a new reason to pride itself as The Kilkennys tour their way into the Midlands.


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COMPETITION: Win a family ticket to Lunar Festival 

29 Apr 16

THE OBSERVER has teamed up with the organisers of The Lunar Festival to offer a fabulous weekend family ticket to the event.


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Superstar Richie announces Corinne Bailey Rae will join him for UK tour 

29 Apr 16

SUPERSTAR Lionel Richie has announced Corinne Bailey Rae will be joining him as a special guest on his UK tour which will be stopping off at the second city on July 7.


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Birmingham City Ladies boss Dave Parker dedicates Doncaster win to former Blues captain Steph Williams 

29 Apr 16

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies manager Dave Parker has dedicated Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over Doncaster Belles Rovers to former captain Steph Williams.


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Dorridge targeting promotion ahead of new season 

29 Apr 16

DORRIDGE have their sights set on an immediate return to the Birmingham Premier Division after their relegation last year.


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Man arrested over death of Solihull resident killed on the road in Harbury 

29 Apr 16

A MAN arrested over the death of a cyclist in Harbury has been bailed by police for the third time.


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Borough charity benefits from music night to ease stress on younger people 

28 Apr 16

A BOROUGH charity which helps relieve stress and anxiety on younger people successfully raised over £950 at a charity concert held at the Oliver Bird Hall.


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Green Party Leader impressed by Solihull students’ interest during borough visit 

28 Apr 16

GREEN PARTY leader Natalie Bennett believes Solihull students provide a very powerful argument to lower the age restriction for voting in the UK to 16.


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Birmingham City Ladies come from behind to claim first victory of the 2016 Women’s Super League season 

28 Apr 16

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies picked up their first win of the Women’s Super League season after coming from behind to beat Doncaster Rovers Belle on Wednesday evening.


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Solihull water polo stars get Great Britan call-up ahead of European qualifiers 

28 Apr 16

THREE Solihull players have been named in Great Britain’s Under-19 squad for the European Championship qualifiers in Antalya next month.


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Third time lucky for Birmingham & Solihull Bees who beat Old Halesonians to reach cup final 

28 Apr 16

BIRMINGHAM Solihull Bees will face Newport in the final of the North Midlands Cup after securing a hard fought 13-12 victory over the holders Old Halesonians.


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Solihull’s MPs vote against amendment to resettle 3,000 more refugee children 

28 Apr 16

SOLIHULL’S MPs have both voted against plans to welcome 3,000 more unaccompanied refugee children into Britain – but say there is good reason, compassion and long-term vision behind the headline-grabbing Government decision.


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Solihull Barons star Eley bids farewell at special testimonial match 

27 Apr 16

A HIGHLY successful first team in the top tier of the National League was rounded off with an awards ceremony for Solihul Barons and a special testimonial match for the retiring Rob Eley.


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Solihull Hospital prepares for second day of junior doctor strikes 

27 Apr 16

SOLIHULL Hospital is preparing for the second day of all-out strikes by junior doctors.


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West Midlands Ambulance celebrates fall in number of complaints 

26 Apr 16

WEST MIDLANDS Ambulance Service is celebrating after new figures reveal the number of compliments received by the Trust rose last year whilst the number of complaints fell.


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Birmingham City Ladies boss excited by German signing Marisa Ewers 

26 Apr 16

DAVE Parker believes the signing of German defender Marisa Ewers is a statement that Birmingham City Ladies are ready to fight for their place in the Women’s Super League.


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Champions Solihull Moors end home campaign with a defeat to Chorley 

26 Apr 16

Solihull Moors 0 – 2 Chorley Vanarama National North
IT wasn’t the way Solihull Moors will have wanted to end their home campaign, but it wasn’t the 90 minutes which mattered to Moors, more the post-match excitement when a dream – which …


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Solihull’s junior doctors walk out of A&E in latest strike over new contracts 

26 Apr 16

JUNIOR doctors in Solihull are today taking part in the first all-out strike in the NHS’ history.


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Motorcyclist dies after crash with car in Henley 

26 Apr 16

Paramedics confirmed the man dead at the scene on Stratford Road Read More…


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Borough networking group donates £500 to Acorns 

26 Apr 16

A BOROUGH networking group has donated £500 to Acorns Children’s Hospice after winning a regional competition.


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Budding businessmen raise funds for Age UK Solihull 

25 Apr 16

BUDDING businessmen and women at Balsall Common Primary School are hoping to put their entrepreneurial skills to good use and raise money for Age UK Solihull.


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Marathon inspired runners called to don trainers again for Race for Life 

25 Apr 16

BOROUGH women inspired by the heroic efforts of participants at last weekend’s London Marathon are being urged to create their own story at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.


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Injury-hit Highgate United keep top six finish in sight after Walsall Wood win 

25 Apr 16

AN INJURY-ravaged Highgate United remain on target for a top six finish in the Midland Premier League after Lei Brown’s goal ten minutes from time proved to be the difference at Walsall Wood on Saturday.


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Earlswood Town earn a point away at relegation rivals Feckenham 

25 Apr 16

A RELEGATION battle in the Midland League Division Two ended 1-1 between Earlswood Town and Feckenham on Monday.


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Young Blues side overpowered by City slickers 

25 Apr 16

Birmingham City Ladies 0 Manchester City Women 2
WSL1 BLUES Ladies ran out of steam after an energetic first half performance as their illustrious visitors stood strong to claim a hard earned three points.


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Shirley special needs playgroup receives much-needed cash boost 

25 Apr 16

KNOWLE and Dorridge Roundtable have made a generous £2,000 donation to the Solihull Special Needs Playgroup in Shirley.


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West Midlands Police dog duo hang up their leads 

24 Apr 16

TWO of West Midlands Police’s finest four-legged crime fighters are retiring, seven years after graduating together from the force’s police dog training camp in Balsall Common.