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Woman posed as police officer to steal thousands from the elderly 

22 May 18

A CON WOMAN who posed as a police officer has been jailed after carrying out distraction burglaries in the borough.


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Awareness raised about ‘debilitating’ ME illness at ‘Millions Missing’ event 

22 May 18

Members of support groups for those with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, were represented by friends, family and supporter…


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Windrush victim will finally return home after Observer features campaign 

22 May 18

Former Warwick Hospital trainee nurse had been stripped of passport despite four children still living in UK.


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Thousands turn out for the Knowle Fun Run 

22 May 18

THE SUN shone down on fun runners in Knowle at the weekend.


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Police investigate after gun allegedly fired in Olton 

22 May 18

SOLIHULL Police have launched an investigation after a gun was allegedly fired in Olton on Sunday (May 20).


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Marie curie Hospice team handed top charity award for Motor Neurone Disease clinics 

22 May 18

CELEBRATIONS were in order as a health and social care team were handed a pretigious award from the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.


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Lapworth cyclist breaks 100km world record 

21 May 18

A LAPWORTH cyclist has just set a new world record for the fastest 100km bike ride in his age category – despite being hit by a car during his training.


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Solihull College duo up for Petplan’s Volunteer of the Year Award 

21 May 18

KIND-HEARTED animal-lobvers who set up a cattery at Solihull College and University Centre have been nominated for a top award.


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Investigation launched after woman’s body discovered in Solihull canal 

21 May 18

THE BODY of a woman has been discovered in the Stratford Canal on Saturday (May 19).


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Talented youngsters have artwork on show at Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair at Ragley Hall 

21 May 18

TALENTED young crafters at Saint Martin’s School have had their creations on show at Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair at Ragley Hall over the weekend.


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Children raise funds for stillborn charities in memory of Chelmsley Wood baby 

21 May 18

KIND-HEARTED children put their best foot forward and helped raise more than £2,200 in memory of a Chelmsley Wood baby.


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War of the Roses impresses at Warwick Castle 

21 May 18

Jousting event proves fun for all the family.


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Preparations well underway for the 45th Acocks Green carnival 

21 May 18

PREPARATIONS are well underway for this year’s Acocks Green carnival.


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Up to £1.3m funding opportunity for Solihull charities 

20 May 18

A WEST MIDLANDS charity has announced its ‘largest ever’ funding programme for the vulnerable after a mysterious £4million donation – and applicants in Solihull are now invited to bid for up to £1.35m…


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

20 May 18

Letters from this week’s Observer regarding Birmingham International, the Alzheimer’s Society and prostate cancer.


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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Child mental health referrals rise concerning 

20 May 18

Editor Les Reid’s comment from this week’s Observer.


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WESTMINSTER DIARIES: My tribute to Dame Tessa Jowell 

19 May 18

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


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West Midlands Police answering nine out of 10 emergency calls within national standard 

19 May 18

WEST Midlands Police is answering more than nine in 10 of all emergency calls inside the national 10-second standard – despite being one of the busiest forces i…


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Solihull council ‘losing battle’ with illegal traveller camps 

18 May 18

CALLS for a traveller transit site in Solihull have reached fever-pitch after campaigners claimed the council is ‘losing the battle’ against unlawful encampments.


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Berkswell slide to five-wicket defeat to West Bromwich 

18 May 18

BERKSWELL’S disappointing start to the Birmingham League Premier Division season continued when they returned from their match at West Bromwich Dartmouth having suffered a five-wicket defeat.


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Solihull Superstars’ Poppy proves her girl power 

18 May 18

A YOUNG Solihull Superstars footballer showed her skills when she played in a boys’ team for the first time.


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Solihull’s elderly residents take part in care services university research project 

18 May 18

SOLIHULL’S elderly residents are assisting in university research on the effectiveness of the care system – and a charity has launched an appeal for more volunteers.


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Leafield Athletic Colts U15s looking for new players 

18 May 18

LEAFIELD Athletic Colts under-15s are on the search for new players ahead of next season.


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Reunions spice up key Knowle & Dorridge fixture 

18 May 18

SKIPPER Sam Reddish believes Knowle & Dorridge’s Birmingham League Premier Division clash at Kenilworth Wardens this weekend will have a little extra spice to it.


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Trio sign on to bolster Solihull Barons 

18 May 18

TC CARS Solihull Barons have confirmed the re-signings of defenceman Daniel Harrison, playmaker Adam Brittle and consistent centre Andy Whitehouse.


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Solihull women can benefit from new pregnancy related mental health services 

18 May 18

WOMEN in Solihull who experience pregnancy related mental illness can now benefit from a new community perinatal mental health service.


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Play-off place secured for Solihull Vixens 

18 May 18

SOLIHULL Vixens secured a place in the Women’s Elite League play-offs after picking up four points over the weekend.


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Plans for new High Street bank withdrawn amid heritage protection concerns 

17 May 18

CONTROVERSIAL plans to demolish a building on Solihull High Street to enable the construction of a bank have been withdrawn amid concerns from Historic England.


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Airline pilot denies murdering estranged wife at her south Warwickshire village home 

17 May 18

AN AIRLINE pilot smashed his estranged wife with a saucepan, then punched, kicked and stamped her to death in a rage.


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New management deal for leisure centres will save £1.4m a year 

17 May 18

A NEW management deal for two Solihull leisure centres will save over £1.4million a year, according to the council.


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Solihull’s new mayor says she proves ‘working-class’ residents can take up the role 

17 May 18

SOLIHULL’S new mayor says her selection proves ‘working-class’ residents can take up the role too.


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Solihull MP writes to bank to demand pension money back for former employees 

17 May 18

A SOLIHULL MP has written to HSBC bank demanding compensation for people who have lost money in pension packages.


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Royal wedding star musician given VIP treatment by Solihull firm 

17 May 18

Royal wedding musician Sheku Kanneh-Mason received the full VIP treatment from a Solihull firm ahead of his centre stage performance Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.


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International call-ups for Solihull School rugby stars 

17 May 18

Solihull School is celebrating a sporting triumph after three of its young rugby players received England recognition.


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Knowle pupils cook up out of space ready meal 

16 May 18

SCHOOLCHILDREN donned their chef-whites and became chefs for the day.


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Frisky hedgehogs rescued by RSPCA and firefighters after falling down a cattle grid 

16 May 18

Warwickshire firefighters say it is the first time they have had to rescue a hedgehog.


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Earlswood author gets first book published after ten years 

16 May 18

A WOMAN from Earlswood has had her first children’s book published – after 10 years of waiting.


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Chelmsley Colts to host charity football match in memory of Solihull Hospital nurse 

16 May 18

A CHARITY football match will be held on Saturday (May 20) to raise funds in memory of a much-loved family member who died a week after a routine operation last year.


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Limited places left for Knowle Fun Run on Sunday 

16 May 18

ENTRIES are closed for this year’s Knowle Fun Run but there are a few spaces remaining for those missed the deadline.


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Footballers help raise £10,000 in memory of Nick Mowl 

15 May 18

CELEBRITY and local footballers raised more than £10,000 at a charity football match in memory of a former Solihull Moors player.


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Kingswood School writers get stories published 

15 May 18

BUDDING writers from Kingswood School proved they were a cut above the rest when their stories were published.


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Reading Den opened at Chelmsley Wood library to support children’s mental health 

15 May 18

A NEW range of books to support children’s mental health and wellbeing have been placed into Chelmsley Wood library.


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Solihull students crowned winners of photographic competition 

15 May 18

FOR A third year running the Rotary Club of St Alphege Solihull has successfully run a Young Photographer Competition for students of the Solihull Secondary Schools and Colleges.


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Balsall Common strongman Paddy Doyle celebrates 600th world record 

15 May 18

Paddy Doyle breaks 600th world record.


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Royal Tea Party held in Shirley for National Care Home Open Day 

15 May 18

UNION flags were flying and afternoon tea was on the menu as Sunrise of Solihull celebrated National Care Home Open Day.


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Hall Green cancer survivor and her ‘miracle’ daughter ready to get Birmingham Race For Life runners on their way 

14 May 18

A HALL GREEN mum whose ‘miracle’ baby survived cancer treatment will be getting racers underway at the Birmingham Race For Life on Sunday (May 20).


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Solihull council offers support for Foster Care Fortnight 

14 May 18

SOLIHULL Council has offered its support for Foster Care Fortnight as new figures show 900 families are needed in the region.


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Number of children needing mental health treatment in Solihull area rises by a quarter 

14 May 18

THE number of children referred for mental health treatment from education settings in Solihull and Birmingham has risen by over a quarter in the last year.


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Children being home-schooled in Solihull increases 90 per cent 

12 May 18

THE NUMBER of children in Solihull being home-schooled has increased by around 90 per cent in three years.


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Moseley start new campaign with victory over Smethwick 

11 May 18

MOSELEY got their first win of the new Birmingham League Premier Division campaign with a 65-run victory over Smethwick.







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