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Woman organises charity cycle in memory of late Silhillian husband 

23 Sep

Student Marketing Manager, Sophie Oldacres has organised the two-day bike ride setting off on Saturday (September 23) to raise money for the Brain Tumour Research charity.


Solihull Moors v Dagenham & Redbridge 

23 Sep

Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Solihull Moors and Dagenham & Redbridge.


Editor’s Comment on online grooming, and letters in this week’s Solihull Observer 

22 Sep

ONLINE grooming and sexual exploitation of children is as unacceptably prevalent as it is sickening.


Cuts to counter-terrorism slammed by West Midlands police chief 

22 Sep

CUTS to the counter-terrorism budget of 7.2 per cent mean the government is 'failing in its duty', claims West Midlands police and crime commissioner David Jami...


Four women charged with conspiracy to defraud John Lewis.  

22 Sep

Four women have today (22/09) been charged with conspiracy to defraud after an investigation found that false refunds were being issued at John Lewis in Solihull.


Walsall woman charged with conspiracy 

22 Sep

Donna McNamee, 52, of Farnol Road in Yardley, Sandra Ellis, 53, from Yoxhall Road in Shirley, Laura Ellis, 26, from Greenslade Road in Shirley and Cerris Sanders, 57, of Wentworth Road in Walsall were voluntarily interviewed by investigating officers...


What we’ve learned from moderating ASYE portfolios 

22 Sep

By Deborah Hadwin, workforce development officer at Solihull council, and Lesley Parish, practice facilitator at the University of Worcester The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme will be familiar to all social workers, but ...


Solihull Moors: Nick Green and David Bridgwater leave Damson Park backroom staff 

22 Sep

Assistant boss Nick Green and coach David Bridgwater leave Solihull Moors, who sign Joe Payne and Richard Brodie.


RCS’s Coriolanus review: modern political parallels brought to the fore 

22 Sep

Examination of the use and abuse of power and influence hits the spot in the end after a slightly muddy journey...


Touchwood shopping centre to dim lights to raise awareness of autism 

22 Sep

TOUCHWOOD in Solihull will be standing in solidarity for Autism Hour this autumn.


RSC’s Kingdom Come review: striking visuals bring English Civil War to life 

22 Sep

Created and directed by Gemma Brockis and Wendy Hubbard, this intriguing piece makes the most of the Other Place's other places...


Reports of children caught in domestic abuse rise by one third in a year, says NSPCC 

22 Sep

THE number of people reporting concerns about children caught up in domestic abuse has dramatically risen by a third in the West Midlands in a year, says NSPCC...


Legal action continues against travellers in Solihull 

21 Sep

LEGAL action is being taken against a group of travellers which had set up camp in Hillfield Park in Solihull.


Sheldon hit and run victim has part of leg amputated and police issue new appeal 

21 Sep

A 26-year-old victim of a hit and run in Sheldon has had his leg amputated.


Should written agreements still be a common part of child protection practice? 

21 Sep

‘Draconian’; ‘unsafe’; ‘knee jerk reaction’; ‘shoddy practice’.


School head calls for action over ‘dangerous’ pre-teens’ social media habits 

21 Sep

A WARNING over 'dangerous' and 'inappropriate' social media trends among pre-teens has been issued by a 'deeply concerned' Solihull headteacher.


Couple who BOTH have breast cancer raise awareness of rare male disease 

20 Sep

A HUSBAND and wife-to-be who both have breast cancer are now raising awareness of the condition in men and well as women.


Drivers warned of delays during Kenilworth Horse Fair 

20 Sep

Visitors should expect the area to be exceptionally busy this weekend (23 and 24) when the fair takes place on Thick Thorn Island on Leamington Road.


Pedestrian, 26, in critical condition after hit and run in Sheldon 

20 Sep

A 26-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries in a hit and run collision in Sheldon.


Record-breaking year for Lily Mae Balsall Common Fun Run 

19 Sep

ORGANISERS of the fourth Balsall Common Fun Run have paid tribute to everyone who took part in a record-breaking event.


Online sex predator of girls jailed for 15 years 

19 Sep

A 30-YEAR-OLD man posed as a young Justin Bieber look-a-like online to lure schoolgirls from Coventry and across the UK into sending him indecent webcam images.


Umbrella hands out 100,000 condoms to students during Birmingham Freshers’ Week 

18 Sep

Over 100,000 condoms are to be handed out at Freshers’ events over the coming weeks to new college and university students by Umbrella , the sexual health service for Birmingham and Solihull.


Knife campaign this week to tackle crime across West Midlands 

18 Sep

Police across the West Midlands are going ‘all out’ on knife crime in a week of targeted activity.


Bromley v Solihull Moors 

16 Sep

Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Bromley and Solihull Moors.


Courtney Richards: Solihull Moors sign Macclesfield Town midfielder on loan 

15 Sep

Solihull Moors sign Macclesfield Town midfielder Courtney Richards on a three-month loan.


Bid for UK City of Culture is for entire region, says West Midlands mayor Andy Street 

15 Sep

WEST Midlands mayor Andy Street says Coventry's bid to become UK City of Culture is for the entire region.


‘Massive’ traveller encampment sets up home in Tudor Grange Park 

15 Sep

The group of around 30 vans arrived last night and is thought to be part of the same community setting up illegal camps across the borough.


Solihull school children to raise road safety awareness 

15 Sep

For the ninth year running, school uniform specialist Recognition Express in Solihull is holding the competition open to primary school pupils in the area.


Woman pleads not guilty to Chelmsley Wood stab murder 

15 Sep

Philip Rolph died after being found injured in a car in July.


New gun surrender scheme launched to get firearms off streets 

15 Sep

ANYONE holding a firearm in the West Midlands region is being asked to hand it in to police as part of the force's first gun surrender scheme in three years.


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