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NHS protest earns Solihull Moors fans praise

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Solihull football fans have been praised for showing their support for an NHS protest which took place in Lancashire at the weekend.

Labour candidate Nigel Knowles, Howard Allen for the green party, lib dem candidate, chairman of the meeting Syd Ashby, Julian Knight for the conservatives and UKIP candidate Phil Henrick.

Election hopefuls grilled over the future of Solihull Hospital

Locals questioned Solihull election candidates from the five main political parties about the future of the NHS in Solihull.

Caroline Spelman MP

Battle begins for YOUR vote in General Election

The General Election campaign has begun and this week Cathrina Hulse and Annette Belcher take a look at the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Solihull and Meriden

Sheila Masmoudi

Solihull Stop Smoking Service helps Sheila Masmoudi kick the habit

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Sheila Masmoudi has kicked smoking after 40 years thanks to support from Solihull Stop Smoking Service.

Campaigners from Solihull join in a protest to keep the NHS public.

Solihull group backs protest to protect NHS

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Campaigners from Solihull fighting against the privatisation of the NHS joined a mass protest this week.

Santa visits to children in Marston Green and Chelmsley Wood have been saved following an appeal in the Solihull News.

That was the year that was - the highlights and lows

From a randy rodent to thieves stealing from grieving families, we take a look back at some of the highlights of 2014.

Mark Newbould

Solihull Hospital boss launches attack after quitting job

Former boss of Solihull Hospital, Dr Mark Newbold, launched a withering attack on a heath watchdog as he quit his job.

Health minister Norman Lamb

Anger at Solihull patients having to travel up to 200 miles for care

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Mental Health Minister Norman Lamb has called reports of Solihull patients having to travel up to 200 miles for treatment "totally unacceptable".

Aindi Cronin and sister-in-law Debbie Hawker have taken on 13 half marathons in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Knowle duo on final leg of charity effort in aid of Cancer Research UK

A pharmacist from Knowle and his sister-in-law have taken on the challenge of running 13 half marathons in 12 months in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Julian Knight

Solihull Hospital attacked over car parking prices for visitors

Solihull Hospital trust's bid to reduce car parking costs for friends and family visiting sick relatives has been criticised for its 'lack of generosity'.

Solihull Hospital

Solihull MP hails promises over dementia ward

Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt hails promises over Solihull Hospital dementia ward

Hayden Harrington, 5, with Mum Kirsty, 23, from Chelmsley Wood.

Chelmsley Wood Mum launches fundraising campaign for op to help lad walk

A mum has launched a £25,000 fundraising drive – after being told the NHS may not fund a vital operation to help her son walk.

Jake Tomlinson, who died from meningitis in February 2013.

Tots spring into action in memory of tragic Jake

Tots in Shirley have staged a sponsored bounce in memory of Jake Tomlinson who died only days after being diagnosed with meningitis.

Jake Foster

Donations pay for vital op to help pain-wracked Sheldon teen

Family overwhelmed as donations pay for vital op to help pain-wracked teen.

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling

Justice Secretary: Relocating criminal cases frees up court

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has claimed the relocation of criminal cases from Solihull Magistrates to Birmingham makes the borough’s court more effective.

Dr Patrick Brooke

Health chiefs told to cut £12m off three-year budget

Cash-strapped Solihull health chiefs have been ordered to save £12 million over the next three years.

Angela Cloke with son Sam who nearly died from meningitis

Life-saving jab may be free on NHS

Angela Cloke has been campaigning for Meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero, to be offered to babies since it was licensed in the European Union in January 2013.

Solihull-based charity wins top award for taking Smart approach

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A drive to beat childhood brain tumours by Solihull-based The Brain Tumour Charity has picked up a prestigious national award.

Naomi Watson, who went on a strict fruit and vitamin diet after being diagnosed with cancer

Natural best for mum who beat breast cancer

A mum treated by shamed surgeon Ian Paterson has told how she beat breast cancer after turning to natural remedies.

Solihull Hospital

Fundraiser loses faith in hospital

The angry head of a Solihull Hospital fundraising group is urging members to plough their funds into another cause.


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