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Driver gets £35 fine after cyclist dies in collision

THE DEVASTATED family of a 20-year-old cyclist, killed in a horrific crash, have called for tougher punishments after the driver was handed just a £35 fine.

AN ASYLUM seeker who used a Castle Bromwich woman’s address to claim car insurance, has been handed a community order.

Police were called out to the home in Hazelhurst Road on July 27 after a courtesy car turned up under the name of Badam Ahmadzai, Solihull Magistrates Court heard.

Solihull Jaguar worker banned from driving for 20 months.

A JAGUAR worker has been banned from driving after he was found to be twice over the drink drive limit.

Car firm help for fostering service

IMPLEMENTING the efficient business practices of Japanese firm Toyota to the Fostering Services team at Solihull may seem incongruous but doing just that has saved cash-strapped Solihull Council millions of pounds.

U-turn as Jaguar Land Rover retains Solihull and Castle Bromwich plants

JAGUAR Land Rover has announced both its Solihull and Castle Bromwich plants are to remain open.

Intrepid duo Arctic-bound

TWO pals from Solihull have set off on a 3000-mile journey to the Arctic Circle.

Couple escape serious injury as sports car smashes into cottage

A COTTAGE near Henley-in-Arden was badly damaged after a sportscar crashed through the front door, trapping the suprised residents - and two dogs - upstairs.

Richard in a spin at sprint

MONKSPATH motorist Richard Morrow opened up the 2009 Toyota Sprint Series last weekend with a 21st place finish overall.

Spate of accidents on roads

TAKE care - and don’t be fooled by the apparent weather conditions, that’s the message from emergency services after a spate of crashes in and around Solihull this week.

Scary festival

THE fourth annual Lapworth Scarecrow Festival takes place next month at Lapworth Village Hall


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