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Make the most of ‘Costa del Solihull’ before its too late, organisers urge 

25 Aug 16

SUMMER is in full swing at Touchwood Shopping Centre and Solihull residents are being urged to make the most of the ‘Costa Del Solihull’ before the season closes.


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Winning streak continues for Birmingham Brummies 

25 Aug 16

BIRMINGHAM Brummies made it 12 wins on the spin with an excellent 53-37 triumph at the Isle of Wight.


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Marcus Bignot urges his in-form Solihull Moors side to mix it up with the league’s ‘big boys’ 

25 Aug 16

MARCUS Bignot is challenging his Solihull Moors side to continue their impressive run of form against the best that the National League has to offer as the club prepares for its biggest test yet.


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Bus users angered following sudden changes to 37 bus route 

25 Aug 16

ANGRY BUS users are up in arms about sudden ‘trial’ changes to 37 bus route – a decision which could affect hundreds of people who use the service.


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Solihull boy racers could face jail following High Court change 

24 Aug 16

BOY RACERS in Solihull could now face jail time after a High Court Judge banned car-cruising in the borough.


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Great Britain duo set to bring international experience to Warwickshire Bears 

24 Aug 16

THE ARRIVAL of Great Britain internationals Jacob Robinson and Siobhan Fitzpatrick will help help Warwickshire Bears settle into life in Division One of the National League.


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Earlswood Town lose out to Feckenham in Tuesday night thriller 

24 Aug 16

EARLSWOOD failed to capitalise on their first victory of the season after slipping to a 4-3 defeat away at Feckenham on Tuesday evening in what was a thrilling Midland League Division Two encounter.


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Emergency Services to hold Birmingham city centre training exercise tonight 

24 Aug 16

Public still urged to call 999 if they are not sure an incident is part of training exercise Read More…


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Tudor Grange Leisure Centre ready to host Under-17 European Pentathlon Championships 

24 Aug 16

SOLIHULL’s Tudor Grange Leisure Centre will this weekend host the Under-17 European Pentathlon Championships and both competitors and spectators are being encouraged to attend.


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Three-vehicle collision causes queues of two hours on M6 southbound 

24 Aug 16

A COLLISION involving two vans and a car caused queues of up to two hours near to junction 3A this morning.


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Mystery surrounding ‘dumped asbestos’ as Council find nothing after investigating 

24 Aug 16

MYSTERY surrounds a pile of suspected asbestos which was dumped at the side of a road in Smith’s Wood.


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Penguins experience bad hair day as Gentoo type moult their feathers 

23 Aug 16

FEATHERS are flying at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham as the colony of Gentoo penguins moult their feathers.


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Solihull Moors come from behind to beat struggling Guiseley 

23 Aug 16

TWO goals in the final ten minutes saw Solihull Moors come from behind to claim their third victory of the season at home to basement boys Guiseley in the Vanarama National League, reports John Clothier.


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French defender Jean-Yves Koue Niate makes Solihull Moors switch 

23 Aug 16

FOOTBALL: DEFENDER Jean-Yves Koue Niate becomes the final piece in Marcus Bignot’s jigsaw after joining Solihull Moors.


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Victory at Dunlop Stars moves Solihull Blossomfield clear at the top of Division Two 

23 Aug 16

SOLIHULL Blossomfield extended their lead at the top of Warwickshire League Division Two to 33 points thanks to a 20-point victory away at Dunlop Stars.


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Birmingham Airport celebrates record-breaking busiest year 

23 Aug 16

BIRMINGHAM Airport has recorded its busiest year in its 77-year history – helping eleven million passengers take to the skies in the last 12 months.


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Solihull mums help break breastfeeding world record as part of awareness week 

23 Aug 16

A GROUP of Solihull mums and babies ‘latched on’ during World Breastfeeding Awareness Week and helped to break the world record for the most children breastfeeding simultaneously.


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Parents warned to update education status for their children before end of the month 

22 Aug 16

PARENTS are being warned to update their child’s educational status before the end of the month to avoid losing out on entitled benefits.


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Solihull Barons score ten past Deeside Dragons in pre-season workout 

22 Aug 16

SOLIHULL Barons got their pre-season schedule off to a flying start after thrashing the league’s new boys Deeside Dragons 10-1 on Sunday evening.


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Win a fabulous pair of VIP weekend passes to this weekend’s Summer Fest Solihull 

22 Aug 16

Charity music festival to raise cash for Help Harry Help Others Read More…


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Berkswell keep Birmingham Premier League hopes alive with victory over Walmley 

22 Aug 16

A COMPREHENSIVE eight-wicket win over Walmley enabled Berkswell to remain 66 points clear at the top of the table and, with five matches left in the season, they only need to win two more games to claim their first Premier League title.


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Council axe funding to OAP centre 

22 Aug 16

“WHY don’t the Council care about the elderly? Why do they want to deny me the one thing I look forward to each week; I just cannot understand it.


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Solihull selected as one of the safest places to park cars. 

21 Aug 16

SOLIHULL HAS been ticked off as one of the safest places across the country to park cars.


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Two late goals see Earlswood secure first league win 

21 Aug 16

TWO goals in the final four minutes ensured that Earlswood picked up their first victory of the Midland League Division Two season at home to Continental Star on Saturday.


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Late Macauley Manning goal puts Highgate through in FA Cup 

21 Aug 16

FA Cup Preliminary Round Highgate United 1 v 0 Boldmere St Michaels
HIGHGATE made hard work of beating a stubborn Boldmere St Michaels on Saturday to set up a tasty FA Cup first round qualifying clash against higher league opposition Leamington.


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Brave souls take part in parachute jump to raise funds for Age UK 

21 Aug 16

SIX BRAVE souls are taking part in tandem parachute jumps in aid of Age UK Solihull to recognise International Older People’s Day on October 1 – and three of them have a combined age of 235!
Danny Lee is the oldest at 84, with Peter Johnson a …


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Arcadia Care Ltd fails to meet National Minimum Wage criteria 

21 Aug 16

A BOROUGH company has been named and shamed for failing to pay its workers the National Minimum Wage.


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St Alphege Church choir sang their hearts out at Notre Dame 

20 Aug 16

BUDDING choristers from St Alphege Church hit all the right notes when they performed at the iconic Notre Dame for its weekly Sunday mass.


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Thieves pinch purse from pensioner in an Aldi store 

20 Aug 16

POLICE have released CCTV images of two men they want to trace after a purse was stolen from a shopper at Aldi in Castle Bromwich.


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Solihull Half Marathon gets the green light 

20 Aug 16

THE FIRST-EVER Solihull Half Marathon has been given the go-ahead and is set to take place on October 23.


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Grace Academy Solihull celebrates ‘best ever’ A Level results 

19 Aug 16

Grace Academy Post-16 Centre in Solihull is celebrating success after out-performing last year’s results.


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Future looks bright for WMG as sister academy receives top results 

19 Aug 16

YOUNG ENGINEERS across the borough are preparing to start the year at the new WMG Academy whilst its sister academy celebrates its fantastic first set of results.


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Solihull’s Sixth Form celebrates top A Level grades 

19 Aug 16

THERE HAS been another set of outstanding results for The Sixth Form College, Solihull who have smashed the A Level results table for another year running.


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Win yourself a meal at the fabulous new Beech House in the heart of Solihull 

19 Aug 16

We’ve teamed up with The Beech House to give away five prizes of £50 for Solihull’s newest eatery Read More…


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Solihull first half marathon event set for October 

19 Aug 16

THE FIRST-EVER Solihull Half Marathon has been given the go-ahead and is set to take place on October 23.


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West Midlands Crime Commissioner welcomes Zombie Knife ban 

18 Aug 16

‘OUR STREETS will be safer and after a year of hard work we will be finally see them banned once and for all’.


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Detectives launch investigation after thugs threaten Olton Tesco staff with machete and hammers 

18 Aug 16

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after three men threatened staff at Tesco Express in Olton with a machete and hammers on Saturday night (August 13).


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Millionaire Solihull businessman after overdose of prescription medication 

18 Aug 16

Colin Peter Davies died at Solihull Hospital of a lung infection after taking an overdose of prescription medication.


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CAPTAIN’S COLUMN – Skipper Ryan Beswick believes Solihull Moors can mix it with the best 

18 Aug 16

IT HAS been a positive start to the season by Solihull Moors as they mix it up with the best non-league football has to offer in the National League.


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Follow in the golden footsteps of Olympic hero Justin Rose and take up golf 

18 Aug 16

JUSTIN Rose’s golden performance at the Rio 2016 Olympics is set to inspire a new generation of golfers who are being encouraged to take up the sport in Solihull.


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Drug dealer tried to smuggle heroin through Birmingham Airport 

17 Aug 16

A DRUG dealer has been jailed for 12 years after trying to sneak through Birmingham Airport with a wrap of heroin in his cabin baggage.


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Injury-time goal consigns unlucky Solihull Moors to first National League defeat 

17 Aug 16

A LATE goal by Mark Carrington consigned Solihull Moors to their first defeat of the 2016/17 campaign away at Wrexham, reports John Clothier.


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Robert Smith wins British Showjumping National Championship title 

17 Aug 16

WARWICKSHIRE’s Robert Smith was crowned British Showjumping National Champion in spectacular fashion after soaring to victory at Stoneleigh’s National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre.


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Cameron Biddle aiming high after eighth place in Junior tour 

17 Aug 16

A TEENAGE cyclist has set his sights high after finishing eighth in the Junior Tour of Ireland, an event which attracted some of the world’s most promising road racers.


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Dominic Ostler leads by example as Berkswell win top-of-the-table clash against Knowle & Dorridge 

17 Aug 16

AN ELATED Dominic Ostler expressed his delight after he captained Berkswell to an impressive 142-run victory over Knowle Dorridge in what was a hugely entertaining Birmingham Premier League top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.


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Hall Green snapper scoops unusual prize for unique photography skills 

17 Aug 16

A SNAPPER from Hall Green has received an unusual prize for his photography skills whilst taking part in the Positively Birmingham Walking Tour.


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Solihull man arrested following university station brawl 

16 Aug 16

A SOLIHULL man has been arrested on suspicion of affray following brawl at a Birmingham railway station.


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Blues Ladies meet supporters on visit to Resorts World 

16 Aug 16

A HOST of Birmingham City Ladies players showed off their skills and entertained shoppers on a recent visit to Resorts World in Birmingham.


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82-year-old man struck at Olton station pronounced dead at the scene. 

16 Aug 16

AN 82-YEAR-OLD man from Shirley was struck by a train at Olton station and pronounced dead at the scene.


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Holiday maker locked in Boots almost misses her flight to Greece 

16 Aug 16

A HOLIDAY-MAKER who was locked in Boots at Birmingham Airport almost missed her flight to Greece.


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Energetic workers trek across Yorkshire to raise vital Macmillan funds 

15 Aug 16

AN ENERGETIC group of employees from Solihull’s npower’s office powered through the highs and lows of the Yorkshire Three Peaks in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.


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Fatality at Olton station is suspected suicide 

15 Aug 16

Fatality at Olton railway station Read More…


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Solihull Moors extend unbeaten in National League run to three games thanks to narrow victory over Bromley 

15 Aug 16

Solihull Moors 1 Bromley 0 Vanarama National League
SOLIHULL Moors continued their impressive start to life in the Vanarama National League after beating Bromley 1-0 at the Automated Technology Group Stadium to move up to third in the table after the…


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Heaven knows Kirk isn’t miserable now 

15 Aug 16

‘Hollywood’ artist wows the stars with his broken vinyl artwork Read More…


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Highgate open new Midland Premier League campaign with a disappointing defeat at Loughborough University 

15 Aug 16

FOOTBALL: IT PROVED to be a frustrating opening day of the season for Highgate in the Midland Premier League after they fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Loughborough University on Saturday.


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Combined Authority will back Birmingham’s Commonweath Games ‘bid’ 

15 Aug 16

THE NEWLY formed West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) will support Birmingham if it bids to host the 2026 Commonweath Games.


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Shirley schoolgirl named regional winner in the National Young Writers’ Awards 

14 Aug 16

CELEBRATIONS were the order of the day when an 11-year-old Shirley author was named a regional winner in the National Young Writers’ Awards.


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Meriden’s Margaret braves the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support 

14 Aug 16

A BRAVE Meriden resident successfully Braved the Shave last week and is looking to continue raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.


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Police hunt for clues after two stabbings in Chelmsley Wood 

14 Aug 16

POLICE have launched a hunt to find knife criminals after two separate stabbings took place in Chelmsley Wood with 24 hours last week.


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Berkswell father takes on 24hr Equinox challenge in memory of late wife 

13 Aug 16

BERKSWELL father-of-three Mark Fischer-Beards is keeping the fighting spirit of his late wife Laura alive by taking on The Equinox 24-hour endurance race to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity.