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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Patients and families badly let down by nursing home 

19 Aug 18

Editor Les Reid’s weekly comment.


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LETTERS: Your discussion from around the borough in this week’s Observer 

19 Aug 18

Your letters in this week’s Observer regarding public transport, bowel cancer and a daughter’s struggle with cancer.


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FORCE FOCUS: Police struggling to cope with number of 999 calls 

18 Aug 18

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson’s column in this week’s Observer.


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Community safety groups can bid for grant from £1m police fund 

18 Aug 18

COMMUNITY groups which want to improve the safety of West Midlands streets can bid for grants from a £1million police fund.


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Seven-week wait for split recycling bin replacements as Solihull council apologises 

17 Aug 18

SOLIHULL council has apologised to residents with split recycling bins who will now have to wait seven weeks for replacements.


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Pampered pooch still looking for forever home after two years in kennels 

17 Aug 18

The big-hearted pup suffers from skin allergies which means she needs daily foot baths to remove grass and pollen – which she is more than happy to put her paws…


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Solihull man jailed after robbing three elderly ladies in the same week 

17 Aug 18

A SOLIHULL man who robbed three women on the same road within a week has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.


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Plans to redevelop Solihull Station onto next stage after council green light 

17 Aug 18

PLANS to redevelop Solihull Station will go to the next stage as councillors gave proposals the green light.


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Three men arrested and 13 cars seized at suspected Bordesley Green ‘chop shop’ 

17 Aug 18

THREE men were arrested and 13 cars seized following a police raid on a suspected ‘chop shop’ in Bordesley Green.


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Ladbrook Park’s Alex Spencer reaches American Golf Junior Championships final 

17 Aug 18

LADBROOK Park GC member Alex Spencer put on an exceptional display of golf at the Midlands qualifying event for the American Golf Junior Championship to reach the national final.


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Solihull teenager part of rowing squad for School Games at Loughborough University 

17 Aug 18

SOLIHULL’s Zoe Ashwell has been selected to be part of the rowing squad at the 2018 School Games.


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Moseley edge closer to retaining top flight status with victory over Barnt Green 

16 Aug 18

MOSELEY moved a step closer to securing their Birmingham League Premier Division status for a further year with 55-run victory over Barnt Green, courtesy of the Duckworth Lewis system.


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Highgate United continue unbeaten start with victory over Westfields 

16 Aug 18

HIGHGATE United continued their unbeaten start to the new Midland League Premier Division campaign with a 2-0 victory over Westfields.


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Solihull Moors boss Flowers upbeat despite Fylde defeat 

16 Aug 18

SOLIHULL Moors’ 100 per cent start to the new National League campaign was brought to an end on Tuesday night but boss Tim Flowers had no qualms with the 3-1 defeat to AFC Fylde.


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West Midlands Police officer admits possession of indecent images of children 

16 Aug 18

A WEST Midlands Police officer has admitted possession of indecent images of children.


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Grace Academy sixth form celebrates 100 per cent pass rate and grades increase 

16 Aug 18

GRACE Academy sixth form students celebrate 100 per cent pass rate as grades rise for the fourth year running.


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Knowle & Dorridge looking to defend floodlit title at Kenilworth Wardens 

16 Aug 18

KENILWORTH Wardens host their annual floodlit competition for a seventh consecutive year next week.


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First ever A-level results at WMG Academy Solihull reveal 98 per cent pass rate 

16 Aug 18

STUDENTS at WMG Academy Solihull are today celebrating a 98 per cent pass rate in engineering in the academy’s first ever set of results.


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Knowle & Dorridge go top as Berkswell beaten by Ombersley 

16 Aug 18

BERKSWELL were knocked off the top of the Birmingham League Premier Division table after they fell to a surprise four-run defeat to Ombersley.


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More Springsteen than Shakespeare at Stratford Record Fair 

16 Aug 18

Shakespeare will be making way for the likes of Springsteen and Sinatra at Stratford Record Fair over the bank holiday.


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Solihull man gained £230k from cannabis factory at his business premises 

16 Aug 18

A SOLIHULL man lived the high life after set up a sophisticated cannabis factory at his firm’s premises when his electrical business fell on hard times.


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Solihull Sixth Form College celebrates nearly 400 starred grades 

16 Aug 18

SOLIHULL Sixth Form College is celebrating hundreds of starred grades as nationwide A level results were announced today.


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Future bright for Solihull School students following A level results 

16 Aug 18

Students at Solihull School are looking forward to a bright future after collecting their A level results.


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Tour de France winners Thomas and Froome heading to the roads of Warwickshire 

16 Aug 18

Tour de France winners Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will be pedalling the roads of Warwickshire in the Ovo Energy Tour of Britain next month.


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Student calls for sixth-form courses to be re-instated at K2 after funding crisis leaves more than 100 in limbo 

15 Aug 18

A DETERMINED student is calling for sixth-form courses to be re-instated after they were cancelled at the eleventh hour – leaving over 100 youngsters in limbo.


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Westminster terrorist from Solihull area and was at Coventry University 

15 Aug 18

The man being held on suspicion of terrorism after the Westminster car crash yesterday (August 14) studied at Coventry University.


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Smith demands ruthless streak from Highgate United 

15 Aug 18

JOINT-BOSS Paul Smith has urged Highgate United to be more clinical in front of goal and declared: “Somebody is due a hiding from us soon.


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REVIEW – The Merry Wives of Windsor – RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon 

15 Aug 18

REVIEW – The Merry Wives of Windsor – RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon…


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‘Blatant’ garden grabbing development rejected amid opposition from residents 

15 Aug 18

A DEVELOPMENT slammed as ‘blatant garden grabbing of the very worst kind’ has been rejected amid opposition from residents.


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Scaffolder prosecuted for overloaded lorry by Solihull Council 

15 Aug 18

SOLIHULL Council has successfully prosecuted a scaffolding trader for operating an overloaded vehicle.


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Solihull Homebase set to close 

14 Aug 18

HOMEBASE in Shirley has been included in the 42 stores named across the UK which will close.


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Burglars jailed for break-ins across the borough 

14 Aug 18

TWO burglars − including one who was identified from a tattoo on his neck – who broke into homes across Solihull have been handed jail sentences.


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Police urge drivers to protect cars after ‘Corsa Cannibals’ struck again over weekend in Solihull 

14 Aug 18

SOLIHULL police are urging drivers to be wary, after so called ‘Corsa Cannibals’ struck again over the weekend.


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Sir Michael Parkinson among star names at Stratford Literary Festival 

14 Aug 18

Sir Michael Parkinson, Jodi Picoult, and Jon Simpson are among those appearing at Stratford Literary Festival in November.


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Warwickshire Pride to return this weekend 

14 Aug 18

Organisers say the annual festival will be more ‘fabulous’ than ever.


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Comedians set to take centre stage in Balsall Common 

14 Aug 18

FOUR AWARD-WINNING comedians are set to perform in Balsall Common on Friday night (August 17).


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Fun in the sun at Berkswell Windmill 

13 Aug 18

THE SUN shone down as Berkswell Windmill opened its doors on Saturday (August 11).


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Solihull employees help raise £30,000 on ‘Tour de France’ style bike ride 

13 Aug 18

FITNESS fanatics from npower got on their bikes for their own Tour de France and raised £30,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.


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Dementia care at Solihull’s Royal Star and Garter homes branded ‘exceptional’ 

13 Aug 18

DEMENTIA care at a Solihull home which cares for former soldiers has been branded “exceptional”.


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Solihull residents called upon to get walking boots out in aid of Parkinson’s UK 

13 Aug 18

SILHILLIANS are being called upon to dig out their walking boots and join forces with thousands of other in aid of Parkinson’s UK.


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Birmingham and Solihull Mental heath trust chief set to retire 

13 Aug 18

BIRMINGHAM and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust chief executive has announced that he will be retiring after six years at the Trust.


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Art project reimagines Romeo and Juliet based on recollections 

12 Aug 18

Artist Thor McIntyre, with support from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT), has created the installation Threads of the Unsaid.


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WESTMINSTER DIARIES: Police need support but too simple to blame lack of funding 

11 Aug 18

Meriden MP Dame Caroline Spelman’s column in this week’s Observer.


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Solihull nursing home in ‘special measures’ after probe finds risk of ‘significant harm’ to people in its care 

10 Aug 18

A SOLIHULL nursing home has been placed in ‘special measures’ following an inspection which found a risk of ‘significant harm’ to the people in its care.


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Two Solihull gyms get £1m transformation 

10 Aug 18

TWO gyms in Solihull have been transformed following a £1million investment.


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Paedophile policeman who ‘brought shame’ on West Midlands Police to have pension withheld 

10 Aug 18

A DISGRACED policeman who committed dozens of sexual offences against children over a 38 year period will have his pension withheld.


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Man charged over series of indecent exposures in Solihull area 

10 Aug 18

A MAN has been charged in connection with a series of indecent exposures in Solihull and Sheldon.


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Knwole & Dorridge keep up title pursuit 

9 Aug 18

KNOWLE & Dorridge continued their charge to retain the Birmingham League Premier Division title with an emphatic ten-wicket victory over Kenilworth Wardens.


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Domino’s Pizza takeaway plans in Balsall Common approved despite objections 

9 Aug 18

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a new Domino’s pizza takeaway in Balsall Common have been approved despite 165 letters of opposition.


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Ostler urges Berkswell to keep on pushing 

9 Aug 18

SKIPPER Dominic Ostler has urged Berkswell to keep their momentum going as they enter the business stage of the Birmingham League Premier Division campaign.







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