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Family's anger at sentence given to driver who caused Solihull man's death

John Connor died in a crash on the M4 in Berkshire

Motorist who killed former Solihull News editor is given one-year community service order

Thugs smash swan nest with metal poles

Pc Andy Timmins with the destroyed nest in Tudor Grange Park
Police are hunting mindless thugs who used metal poles to smash a swans’ nest and eggs.

Campaigners urge review over flight path noise row

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Angry residents are raising a protest petition to be sent to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

Mourners in tracksuits for final farewell to running club founder

Inspirational sportsman John Walker has sadly died aged 66
Around 100 mourners arrived donned in tracksuits to say goodbye to a local “leading light” in athletics.

Jackie's raising money for units which saved her life

Jackie Stretton has set up her own charity to raise money for the hospitals where she received treatment for cancer.
70-year-old cancer survivor sets up new charity for Birmingham hospitals

Pooches get a pampering at borough's luxury dog hotel

A sneak preview of one of The Dog House's exclusive rooms with founder Nyoka Scarlett
At Solihull's first luxury dog hotel, owners will want to stay with their pets.
Fun in the sun at Shirley Lions Carnival.

Lions Carnival a roaring success yet again

The sun shone down on revellers at this year’s Shirley Lions Carnival, which took place at the weekend.

Triathlon coach Andy is a really good sport

Andy Teagle, head coach of Solihull Triathlon Club and a finalist in the Most Deserving Sports Hero Award
Andy Teagle, from Elmdon, has been running, cycling and swimming triathlons for the last 26 years.

Ex-drug addict to graduate with a first class degree

Jason Turner
Jason Turner, of Damson Wood, Solihull, was hooked on drugs for 22 years and turned to crime to feed his habit.
Solihull Moors' Owen Story gets his tackle in during the victory over St Albans at Damson Park

Solihull Moors 2 St Albans City 0: Moors have bit of devil in them to see off the Saints

Solihull Moors clinched a morale-boosting clean-sheet victory in their first-ever meeting with newly-promoted Conference South outfit St Albans City.

Joshuah hits the heights to see off his rivals once again

Joshuah Hill on his way to the gold medal
Joshuah Hill retained the Senior Boys' English Schools High Jump title after competing against the best high jumpers in the country at the Alexander Stadium.

Knowle and Dorridge given bunch of fives

Knowle and Dorridge bowler Michael Bevan in action
Barnt Green climbed to third place in the Birmingham and District League Premier Division with a five-wicket win over Knowle and Dorridge.
Muppets Most Wanted

Movie review: Muppets Most Wanted (U)

This film takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London.

The Voice semi-finals live: Latest news, updates and commentary, as it all happens on BBC 1

The Voice Live Blog
Enjoy tonight's show as it happens

Mother's Day: find the perfect gift for your special lady

Six Vintage Style Glass Bottles With Flowers £30, the Flower Studio at notonthehighstreet.com
It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday so show yours how much you love her with a great gift. EMMA JOHNSON has plenty of ideas
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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