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Marine fell 100 ft to his death in a gorge not marked on map

Ashley Hicks died after a fall on a training exercise in Snowdonia

Ashley Hicks was leading a six-man team in a tough "escape and evasion" mission near Trawsfynydd in Wales. He stepped over a dry-stone wall, slipped and fell to the bottom.

Borough wins transport cash boost

Cllr Kath Hartley
Solihull is set for a share of a £3 million funding package to improve cycling, walking and public transport facilities.

Ex-councillor shock pick for police chief role

Coun David Jamieson
In a shock move, ex-MP David Jamieson gained the official party nomination for the £100,000 post vacated by the recent death of PCC Bob Jones.

Couple stabbed to death within hour of police leaving home

Scene of a double murder, Hermitage Road, Solihull
An investigation has been launched into West Midlands Police force's handling of the incident.

Report reveals failures in £1.8m Gateway plan

Campaigners against the proposed Gateway scheme.
A damning report into Solihull's controversial Gateway project has revealed a mountain of failures in the planned scheme.

Drink-drive councillor banned

Councillor Peter Doyle, from Shirley, pleaded guilty to driving while over the drink limit
Dad-of-five Peter Doyle, 30, pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court to driving his Audi Q7 while more than twice over the limit.
New Road, Solihull

Dream Home: Solihull flat has some fine features

Period looks to the outside give this property in New Road, Solihull, the impression of being a great house rather than a block containing apartments.

Dream Home: Shirley home backs onto Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal

Pear Tree Close, Shirley, Solihull
This property in Pear Tree Crescent, Shirley, backs onto the Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal and has its own canalside mooring.

Dream Home: Shirley semi is full of character

Bills Lane, Shirley, Solihull
A larger style semi detached, this house in Bills Lane, Shirley, is packed with charm and has a delightful cottage style back garden.
Junior English in full flight for Moors against Hemel Hempstead

Solihull Moors 2 Hemel Hempstead 1: Moors shaping up nicely in victories

A fruitful Tuesday evening for Solihull Moors saw them defeat both Hemel Hempstead Town and Gresley 2-1.

Tennis ace Alex has the right climate to succeed

Young tennis player Alex Griffiths
Alex Griffiths has been given a boost in his tennis career after securing a sponsorship package with a local company.

Chris Woakes: I'm ready for the England call

Chris Woakes
Warwickshire all-rounder concentrating on winning games for Bears but feels ready should he be included in England XI against India
Wicked The Musical

A round-up of the best comedy, music, theatre and exhibitions, July 22-23

Highlights include Wicked: Birmingham Hippodrome, and Daryl Hall and John Oates: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Birmingham School Proms: 30 more pictures - is your school among them?

Iris, Dylan and Charlotte from Four Dwellings Academy which held its prom at Harborne Golf Club.
Photos from Acocks Green,Castle Vale, Kings Norton, Great Barr, Walsall, Castle Bromwich, Solihull and more

Birdland Park and Gardens is a beaky blinder!

A pelican watches a gull swooping in for a fish dish at Birdland Park and Gardens
Graham Young visits a truly fowl attraction in the heart of the Cotswolds
Oscar Pistorius is watched by June Steenkamp, right, the mother of Reeva Steenkamp, as he arrives for his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

Witness in Oscar Pistorius trial 'heard screams' on night Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead

Evidence came on the first day of Paralympian’s highly-anticipated trial in South Africa

Hague warns Russia over Ukraine

Foreign secretary William Hague
Foreign Secretary says there will be 'consequences' if Russia does not pull back over Ukraine confrontation

Celebration time as Brits fill their boots at the Oscars (GALLERY)

The makers of '12 Years a Slave' including Director Steve McQueen (right) and producer Brad Pitt (second right) with their Oscars for Best Film in the press room of the 86th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gravity and 12 Years A Slave the big winners

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