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Inspirational sportsman John Walker has sadly died aged 66

Mourners in tracksuits for final farewell to running club founder

Around 100 mourners arrived donned in tracksuits to say goodbye to a local “leading light” in athletics.

North Solihull Sports Centre

Free swimming for over 60s unlikely to return

There are no plans to repeat a free swimming scheme for the over 60s at North Solihull Sports Centre this winter

Solihull-based diving club celebrate 60 years

YOU wouldn’t expect land-locked Solihull - over 100 miles from the sea - to be home to the oldest scuba diving club in the country.

Knockout start to Solihull boxing club

AN amateur boxing team made up of some of the borough’s finest young talents made a barnstorming home debut last Saturday.

Thirty year old swimming club at risk of closure after pool hire hike

A THIRTY-year-old local swimming club is at risk of closure following a massive price hike in pool hire.

Solihull Council launches fitness courses

HELPING locals keep those New Year’s resolutions, Solihull Council is launching two courses on fitness and healthy eating next week.

Council closes creche in south Solihull

TUDOR Grange leisure centre crèche has been closed down by Solihull Council this week, saving just £11,535 a year.

Solihull's Centurions cover the marathon miles

CENTURIONS have been out in force for the spring marathon season.

THE waters of Chelmsley Wood ran pink yesterday (Thursday) as North Solihull Sports Centre marked International Women’s Day.

From 6pm-9pm, the swimming pool changed colour for a free, women’s-only evening.

Hockey gets a rush with new five-a-side

NEW five-a-side hockey games have started at North Solihull Sports Centre and Tudor Grange Leisure Centre.

Ray Lill is a good sport

CELEBRATIONS were in order when friends and colleagues turned out for Ray Lill’s 60th birthday recently.

Triumphant Tories in housing pledge

A FULL review of plans to build housing estates on green belt land has been pledged by Solihull’s new Conservative administration.

Opportunity to try something new and ‘join the stampede’

IF you have ever been tempted by a touchdown and wanted to give American football a punt, now is the perfect opportunity.

Knockout way to stay out of trouble

BOXING champ Wayne Elcock has helped to launch a new project, designed to get young people into sport – and keep out of trouble.

A healthier approach to weight loss

  • NHS

Solihull NHS Care Trust’s Size Wise programme will start again in July.

The election count - As It Happened

10pm - Polling stations close across Solihull - the turn-out is well-up on last year.

Burt defends coalition deal

LIB Dem MP Lorely Burt has defended a coalition between her party and the Conservatives - after receiving thousands of angry emails.

Star sports offer

THE borough’s leading sports stars are being urged to apply for a scheme which could allow them to use top facilities in Solihull for free.

Thumping win for Spelman

A DELIGHTED Caroline Spelman was returned as Conservative Party MP for Meriden on Friday morning with a thumping majority of over 16,000 over Labour’s Ed Williams.

Election set for twitter treatment

BOROUGH election coverage will be ‘tweeted’ for the first time in May with Solihull Council set to use its twitter feed to keep people up to date with latest results from the count.

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