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Opanin Edwards: Solihull Moors sign teenage Bristol City midfielder on loan 

19 Jan

Solihull Moors sign teenage midfielder Opanin Edwards from Bristol City on a loan deal until the end of the season.


Birmingham and Solihull residents raise £49,000 for St Mary’s Hospice with Christmas tree recycling scheme 

19 Jan

Residents rose to the challenge of recycling a record number of Christmas trees to raise £49,000 for local charity, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.


Solihull consultant one of those to sign letter of concern to PM 

19 Jan

A CONSULTANT at Solihull Hospital was among those who warned Theresa May patients were dying in hospital corridors because the NHS was so short-staffed and under-funded.


Solihull Mum’s fury at ‘racist’ children’s book found in school library 

19 Jan

AN OUTRAGED Solihull mum has slammed the use in schools of a children's book containing racist language.


Solihull council leader shows government officials plans for major transport developments 

19 Jan

SOLIHULL council leader among those to reveal to government officials several major transport schemes now underway across the West Midlands.


Pervert who filmed himself having sex with 15-year-old girl jailed 

19 Jan

A perverted Solihull man who filmed himself having sex with a 15-year-old girl has been jailed.


Calls for Bayeux Tapestry to go on display at Coventry Cathedral 

19 Jan

Calls have been made for the Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in Coventry when it comes to Britain.


‘They wanted it more,’ admits Moors boss following FA Trophy exit 

18 Jan

THEY wanted it more than us.


Yardley crash to heavy first defeat of the year 

18 Jan

YARDLEY started the second part of their Warwick Printing MRHA Hockey Division One campaign in defeat against Old Wulfunians.


Rebecca Adlington wants Commonwealth Games to inspire new generation of swimmers 

18 Jan

OLYMPIC gold medallist Rebecca Adlington has said the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham will be brilliant for inspiring a younger generation of swimmers.


Blossomfield boost promotion hopes with Stafford win 

18 Jan

BLOSSOMFIELD boosted promotion hopes from the MRHA West Midlands Premier League at the weekend, beating third placed Stafford 2-0.


Restoration plans for Land Rover found in Solihull garden 

18 Jan

One of the first Land Rovers ever built is to be restored after being found in a back garden in Solihull.


Niggling injuries do little to stop strongman Paddy 

18 Jan

NOT even ongoing injuries can stop borough strongman Paddy Doyle as he recorded another set of records at the weekend.


Improvements needed to prevent suicide by mental health patients in the West Midlands 

18 Jan

HEALTH chiefs are not doing enough to prevent suicide by mental health patients in the district.


Highgate return to winning ways against Quorn FC 

18 Jan

HIGHGATE returned to winning ways on Saturday to keep hopes of promotion from the Midland Football League alive, writes John Townley.


The Midlands mourns the loss of Cyrille Regis 

18 Jan

THE WORLD of football is in mourning following the sudden death of pioneering legend Cyrille Regis.


Ladies’ win pleases boss Skinner 

18 Jan

BLUES Ladies’ boss Marc Skinner praised his side after bouncing back from three successive defeats to beat Bristol City 2-0.


Warwick Folk Festival once again promises the finest in roots music 

18 Jan

Warwick Folk Festival to welcome Show of Hands, Jon Boden Remnant Kings, Korrontzi, Gordie MacKeeman His Rhythm Boys, Granny's Attic, Vishten, and many more...


Neglect and loneliness for elderly Solihull residents a concerning reality 

18 Jan

NEGLECT and loneliness for elderly residents is a concerning prospect for the future, says Solihull Council.


Meriden MP wants tougher sentences for assault of emergency workers 

17 Jan

A CAMPAIGN for tougher sentences to be imposed on those who assault emergency workers has been ignited by Meriden MP Caroline Spelman.


Hockley Heath barge owner threatened with boat seizure and homelessness 

17 Jan

A HOCKLEY Heath barge owner is being threatened with homelessness after a waterways charity said they will seize his boat.


LOOK: Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Coventry – UK City of Culture 2021 

16 Jan

PRINCE William and Kate Middleton visited Coventry to see what the future holds for the UK City of Culture 2021 - and to meet the people and places behind the b...


Burst pipe leaves hundreds of Shirley homes without water 

16 Jan

HUNDREDS of homes in Shirley have been left without water or with only restricted access after a pipe burst.


Street race suspects arrested as police promises no let up on road menaces 

16 Jan

“Motorists prepared to put people’s lives at risk by racing on our roads need to accept they may well end up in jail.


Tyrone Williams: Solihull Moors sign defender from Kidderminster Harriers 

16 Jan

Solihull sign defender Tyrone Williams from Kidderminster Harriers for an undisclosed fee, as midfielder Shepherd Murombedzi leaves.


Team performance guides Bees to fourteenth straight Midland League win 

16 Jan

ANOTHER all-round team performance earned Birmingham and Solihull Bees a fourteenth straight league win, this time against Derby.


Moors exit FA Trophy as National League North outfit Spennymoor progress 

16 Jan

SOLIHULL Moors crashed out of the FA Trophy on Saturday, losing 2-0 to National League North outfit Spennymoor Town.


Barons remain sixth following Telford win 

16 Jan

SOLIHULL Barons remain sixth in the NIHL North 1 table following a timely 3-2 win against high-flying Telford.


Red carpet ready for UK premiere of Holocaust survivor’s film 

16 Jan

THE RED carpet is set to be rolled out for the British premiere of a critically-acclaimed documentary film by a Holocaust survivor.


Lane restriction at Five Ways Underpass for Metro extension works.  

16 Jan

Infrastructure works are progressing to extend the tram from New Street Station up to Five Ways.


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