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Solihull residents encouraged to raise awareness of dementia

Solihull residents are being encouraged to ‘get talking’ about dementia, an illness which affects almost 3000 people in the borough.

Man admits entering vulnerable 90 year-old's home with intent to steal

A MAN has admitted entering the Smith’s Wood home of a 90-year-old dementia sufferer with intent to steal on three occasions.

Solihull duo take on PYG trail in Snowdon

THERE’S no stopping these two adventurous care home workers from Solihull.

Hundreds of Solihull residents have yet to get an Alzheimer's diagnosis

SIX out of ten Silhillians living with dementia have not been diagnosed with the condition, shocking new statistics reveal.

Solihull care home workers receive cash boost to tackle mountain.

A GENEROUS Solihull care home resident has donated £2,000 towards a charity mountain climb to be tackled by two staff members.

Solihull's Marie Curie Big Build appeal benefits from Midlands women of the Year luncheon

THE 30th annual Midlands Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, which this year raises money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, Vitalise and The Marie Curie Big Build Project, recently took place, with regional heavyweight law firm Freeth Cartwright joining other key sponsors in honouring this year’s Woman of Achievement - Martine Wright, survivor of the London 7/7 Bombings and London 2012 Paralympian.

Bumper year for Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club

Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club celebrated yet another successful year last month, when the club held its annual presentation evening for sponsors at the Greswolde Hotel in Knowle.

Henley firm's staff go coast to coast for charity

EMPLOYEES of local family firm, Johnsons Coaches in Henley in Arden, battled terrible weather and cycled 140 miles coast to coast last Saturday to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia UK.

Solihull gardener shows off her pride and joy for charity

A GREEN-fingered Shirley woman will be opening her garden to the public this Sunday to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Solihull woman takes on personal challenege alongside girlguiding friend.

TWO friends battled the elements to complete an emotional and challenging trek across the Cumbrian mountains.

Good weather for Knowle Fun Run

SUNSHINE beat down on the 1600 runners taking part in the 29th Knowle Fun Run last Sunday.

Fun run takes place in Knowle

THE 29th Knowle Fun Run kicks off this Sunday - raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society and other good causes.

Solihull woman opens garden to public for charity.

A GREEN-fingered Solihull woman will be opening her garden to the public this Sunday to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Last chance for Silhillians to enter Knowle fun run

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ORGANISERS of the Knowle Fun Run are looking for a last minute surge in entries and are concerned that runners will miss the vital deadline for online entry into this year’s event – Saturday, May 7.

Alzheimer's sufferer 'poorly treated' by Solihull Police following arrest.

SOLIHULL magistrates have raised concerns over police treatment of an Alzheimer’s sufferer who was arrested for causing damage to a car and assaulting the driver.

A SHELDON couple are preparing to celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary on the wards of Heartlands Hospital.

Dolly Cresede met her future husband Bob Buchanan after he cycled down to Birmingham from Liverpool in 1934, aged just 14, in search of a better life.

Sports presenter Mary Rhodes to start Knowle Fun Run 2012

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SPORTS presenter Mary Rhodes will set runners on their way at this year’s Knowle Fun Run.

On the run for charity

ENTRIES have now opened for this year’s Knowle Fun Run on May 13.

Stepping out for a record breaker

MILD weather tempted a record-breaking number of people to take part in Knowle & Dorridge Lions’ Festive Walk.

Garden opening for charity

TALENTED Solihull gardener Sue Mansell will be welcoming visitors to her fabulous garden, Wits End, to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society.


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