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Employment tribunal claimant fee scrap welcomed by Blythe Liggins 

27 Jul

An employment lawyer has welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to scrap fees for claimants at employment tribunals.


Honoured rocket scientist reveals at University of Warwick how Dan Dare inspired him 

27 Jul

'IT'S not rocket science' as to where those in the highly respected profession get their inspiration from - as Alan Bond revealed.


Peter Kay dances his way to Coventry 

27 Jul

Peter Kay will be dancing his way to Coventry's Ricoh Arena in the new year.


Balsall Common mum raises £5,000 for charities while fighting breast cancer 

27 Jul

A DETERMINED cancer survivor has raised almost £5,000 to fight the disease since being diagnosed last year.


Super council boss to earn £187,500 

27 Jul

Deborah Cadman, currently chief executive of Suffolk County Council, will take up the role at the West Midlands Combined Authority later in the year.


Solihull School decathlon day raises over £6,000 for cancer charities 

26 Jul

Pupils at Solihull School’s junior school have donated more than £6,000 raised from their decathlon day event to four cancer charities.


Soggy moggies survive spin in washing machine 

26 Jul

Two kittens have been affectionately named Persil and Daz by vets after surviving unscathed from an unexpected spin in their owner’s washing machine.


Taxi driver who grabbed woman between legs faces jail 

26 Jul

A taxi driver who grabbed a woman between her legs following a row about the fare has been warned to expect a prison sentence.


Birmingham City: Connal Trueman and Dan Cleary join Solihull Moors on loan 

26 Jul

Solihull Moors sign goalkeeper Connal Trueman and defender Dan Cleary on loan from Birmingham City until January 2018.


£1m scheme to tackle domestic violence across West Midlands 

26 Jul

A NEW £1million scheme aims to cut the number of victims of domestic violence.


Crowds flock to Cheswick Green’s Party in the Park 

26 Jul

PARTY-GOERS were living it up at Cheswick Green's annual 'Party in the Park'.


Ex-Camp Hill youngster James Freeman joins Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs 

26 Jul

A FORMER Camp Hill RFC minis player has signed a two-year contract with Aviva Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs.


Campaign to savour for borough swimmers 

26 Jul

SOLIHULL Swimming Club finished a great Mercian League season in second place following a strong performance in the final gala.


The First Kenilworth Food Festival proves mouth-watering success 

26 Jul

The first Kenilworth Food Festival proved a mouth-watering success.


Aspiring hospital theatre staff invited to open day at Heartlands Hospital 

26 Jul

BUDDING surgeons are being given the chance to find out more about the job and have a tour of operating theatres at a special open day this weekend.


Peanut finds a home thanks to dog-loving Observer readers 

26 Jul

Dog-loving Observer readers rush to offer home to abandoned Peanut.


Money keeps on rolling in for Marie Curie Hospice at seventh Clarke Memorial Golf Day 

26 Jul

THE MONEY keeps on rolling in for the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull following another successful annual golf event.


White and Co close in on last eight 

25 Jul

ELLEN WHITE says England Women are ready for the Portugal test as the Lionesses look to book their place in the quarter-finals of the European Championships, writes Andrew Haines.


Teenager sent to young offenders institute over a series of burglaries in Solihull 

25 Jul

A CALLOUS thief has been sent to a youth offenders institute for three years for a series of burglaries in Solihull − after he was found hiding at a seaside campsite.


Disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson removed from medical register 

25 Jul

Ian Paterson has been removed from the medical register...


Widney Manor station adopters handed award 

25 Jul

A TEAM of green-fingered Silhillians who look after the gardens at Widney Manor station have been handed a top award for all their hard-work and dedication.


Vikings preparing to invade for summer of fun 

25 Jul

Vikings will be invading Coventry's Herbert Art Gallery Museum this summer.


Free baby boxes for newborns in Warwickshire and Coventry 

25 Jul

Parents are being urged to considered putting their baby to sleep in a cardboard box as part of a new initiative from Finland.


Acocks Green man arrested following raid on home 

25 Jul

AN ACOCKS Green man has been arrested after allegedly owning a firearm following a raid at his home as part of a Police crack down on those that choose to use or carry guns.


Warwick man spearheading fight against prostate cancer 

25 Jul

Graham Fulford, has been holding prostate cancer screening events around the country since 2004 through his charity, The Graham Fulford Charitable Trust.


Puppy found trapped in box and abandoned at roadside 

25 Jul

Ten week-old puppy Peanut was found in a box which had been covered in wood to stop her escaping.


Halfway point at DIY SOS West Bromwich 

25 Jul

The house, based in West Bromwich, is undergoing a massive transformation, with 61 people at work at the site on Saturday.


Solihull Council calls for thoughts on proposed changes to Council Tax Reduction Scheme 

25 Jul

SOLIHULL Council is asking for people’s views about proposed changes to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for next year.


Halfway point at DIY SOS West Bromwich 

25 Jul

The house, based in West Bromwich, is undergoing a massive transformation, with 61 people at work at the site on Saturday.


Two jailed after Hall Green Christmas Day crash 

24 Jul

TWO MEN have been jailed for a total of 15 years after a Christmas Day crash on the Stratford Road in Hall Green resulted in the death of a passenger.


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