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Irene still clocking on at both her jobs aged 89 

26 Sep 18

IRENE Grice is still working at the age of 89 – in TWO jobs.


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Genting Arena set to become Resorts World Arena 

26 Sep 18

THE CONCERT venue at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre is changing its name again.


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Miracle girl Arayaa starts year one at school after defying the odds all her life 

26 Sep 18

A MIRACLE girl has started year one at school after defying the odds all her life.


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Life-saving equipment handed to Old Yardleians Rugby Club in memory of former player 

26 Sep 18

LIVE-SAVING equipment has been handed over to a borough rugby club in memory of a player.


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CCTV images after two shop robberies in Solihull 

26 Sep 18

CCTV IMAGES have been released of men Solihull Police want to speak to about two alleged robberies.


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Brothers who conned Solihull pensioner out of thousands jailed for new rogue trader scam 

26 Sep 18

TWO “despicable” brothers who conned a Solihull pensioner out of thousands to complete works have been jailed for a new rogue trader scam.


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Solihull residents called on to donate warm clothes to support homeless this winter 

26 Sep 18

SILHILLIANS are being called upon to donate new pairs of socks and other items to help support homeless people.


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HRH Princess Royal officially opens new hospital 

25 Sep 18

Cost £22million to build.


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West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner cautiously welcomes Conservative Party conference to region 

25 Sep 18

THE CONSERVATIVE party conference has been welcomed cautiously by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).


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Police find woman dead in Olton house 

25 Sep 18

A WOMAN has been found dead at a house in Olton.


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Halloween at Hatton set to be a scream 

25 Sep 18

Will see visitors pick and carve their own free pumpkin.


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Record-breaking year for Lily Mae Foundation Balsall Common Fun Run 

25 Sep 18

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


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Family’s plea to raise £65,000 for potentially life-saving cancer treatment 

24 Sep 18

In the last two years he has lost his dad and brother to cancer, and daughter was recently diagnosed with the illness.


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Solihull Npower employees help raise on three-day Scotland boat expedition 

24 Sep 18

FITNESS FANATICS from npower Solihull headed for the highlands of Scotland this week in a bid to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.


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Man who arranged to meet up with under-age schoolgirls in Chelmsley Wood jailed 

24 Sep 18

A MAN who tried to arrange meetings with two under-age schoolgirls in Chelmsley Wood after grooming them online turned up to find he had walked into a trap.


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Solihull music lover plays trumpet again 13 years after life-changing car accident 

24 Sep 18

THIRTEEN years after being left unable to speak or stand due to a car accident a Solihull music lover is now able to play once again.


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

23 Sep 18

Letters from this week’s Observer regarding childhood cancer and public health.


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WESTMINSTER DIARIES: Together we will conquer considerable challenges facing police 

22 Sep 18

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


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Teacher jailed for sexual activity with pupils 

22 Sep 18

A FORMER teacher from Kenilworth has been jailed for sexual activity with two 16-year-olds.


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Nest boxes of ‘nearly extinct’ dormice vandalised 

21 Sep 18

But staff and volunteers were left ‘devastated’ when they discovered the boxes had been taken down from the trees and emptied.


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Major £1m development to improve access to Solihull town centre opened 

21 Sep 18

A MAJOR £1m development to improve access to Solihull town centre for pedestrians and cyclists has been officially opened.


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Much-needed affordable housing could be built over 10 garage sites in Solihull 

21 Sep 18

MUCH-NEEDED affordable housing could be built over 10 garage sites in Solihull.


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Hall Green man jailed for dragging cash machine containing £100,000 from shop with stolen car 

21 Sep 18

A HALL GREEN man who dragged a cash machine containing £100,000 from a shop in a stolen vehicle – ramming a police car – has been jailed for nearly five years.


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Community enterprise fighting poverty and saving waste from landfill in Solihull 

21 Sep 18

A COMMUNITY enterprise feeding the needy is fighting poverty and preventing Solihull’s waste from going to landfill.


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Flowers delighted with effort as Solihull Moors return to winning ways 

21 Sep 18

SOLIHULL Moors bounced back to winning ways in the National League with a 2-0 victory over bottom-of-the-table Dover Athletic.


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Talking history at Warwick Words 

21 Sep 18

The Warwick Words History Festival will be looking to the past from October 1 to 7.


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Solihull Barons squander great position 

20 Sep 18

SOLIHULL Barons came back from their NIHL North Division One clash in Sheffield with no points and plenty of things to think about after a 4-1 lead was overturned by newly-promoted Sutton Sting.


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Solihull childhood memories wanted for charity story box project 

20 Sep 18

ACORNS Children’s Hospice is calling on Silhillians to share their memories as part of the charity’s 30th birthday celebrations.


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Familiar feeling on road for Birmingham & Solihull Bees 

20 Sep 18

BIRMINGHAM & Solihull Bees once again came out second best on the road as they were edged out 15-10 by Dings Crusaders in National League Two South.


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Ostler over the moon as Berkswell secure title with emphatic win 

20 Sep 18

BERKSWELL have been crowned Birmingham League Premier Division champions for the second time in three years following their 117-run victory over already relegated Wolverhampton.


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Knife crime in Solihull doubles in four years 

20 Sep 18

KNIFE crime has nearly doubled in Solihull borough in four years, figures obtained by the Observer reveal.


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Company gets approval for phone mast despite resident and council objections 

20 Sep 18

A MOBILE phone company has been given approval to install a mast by government officials despite resident and council objections.


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Tales to tell at Stratford Literary Festival 

20 Sep 18

Sir Michael Parkinson will be sharing his admiration for late legendary footballer George Best at this autumn’s Stratford Literary Festival.


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LOOK: Solihull and Shirley Lions host first beer festival 

19 Sep 18

THE ALE was in full flow at the weekend as the Shirley and Solihull Lions hosted its first Beer Festival.


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Building firm reach milestone for Help Harry Help Others donations 

19 Sep 18

CELEBRATIONS were the order of the day after a Solihull based homebuilder reached a milestone in their fundraising efforts for Help Harry Help Others (HHHO).


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Chinese guests help plant foundations for future in Brueton Park 

19 Sep 18

BRUETON Park is set to look prettier after a Gingko Biloba tree was planted as part of a visit from a group of Chinese dignitaries.


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Arrests, fines and cautions handed to motorists in surprise operation in Solihull 

19 Sep 18

POLICE made one arrest and caught more than 20 motorists speeding during a multi-agency operation in Solihull.


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Prince William visit Acorns Children’s Hospice 

19 Sep 18

SICK CHILDREN and their families were paid a royal visit when the Duke of Cambridge paid a visit to Acorns Children’s Hospice.


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Bus driver who killed two people was driving dangerously 

19 Sep 18

Trial of the facts held in Birmingham.


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REVIEW – Tartuffe, RSC, Swan Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon 

19 Sep 18

REVIEW – Tartuffe, RSC, Swan Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon…


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In The Night Garden to take centre stage at The Rep as part of first indoor theatre tour 

18 Sep 18

IGGLE Piggle, Makka Pakka and Upsy Daisy are getting ready to make their way to The Rep for the first time next year.


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Cleaner who stole £10k of goods from homes and sold them on eBay jailed 

18 Sep 18

A CLEANER has been jailed for stealing £10,000 worth of valuables from clients and selling them on Ebay.


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Solihull schoolgirl danced her way to Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals with AcroCadabra 

18 Sep 18

A SOLIHULL School girl put on her dancing shoes for an outstanding semi-final performance on Britain’s Got Talent.


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Balsall Common Primary School staff handed BEM for bringing children, businesses and charities together 

18 Sep 18

BRINGING children businesses and charities together has seen a staff member at Balsall Common Primary School honoured with a British Empire Medal.


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Jaguar Land Rover workers in Castle Bromwich put on three-day week until Christmas 

17 Sep 18

WORKERS at Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich factory are being told they’re going to a three-day week until Christmas.


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West Midlands leads way in job creation but unemployment remains high 

17 Sep 18

THE NUMBER of new jobs in the West Midlands has grown faster than anywhere else in England over the past 12 months.


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Teenager jailed for dangerous driving which killed passenger after van crash 

17 Sep 18

A RECKLESS driver who fled after crashing into a van while on the wrong side of the road – killing one of his passengers – has been jailed for six years.


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WESTMINSTER DIARIES: Solihull shows strength of volunteering spirit 

15 Sep 18

Julian Knight MP’s Westminster Diaries column.


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Earlswood rue missed penalty 

14 Sep 18

EARSLWOOD Town were left ruing a missed penalty in their 1-1 draw with rivals Hampton in Midland League Division Two.


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Solihull Trading Standards warn elderly residents about telephone scam 

14 Sep 18

SOLIHULL Trading Standards are warning residents about a telephone scam targeting the elderly.







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