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Scene of a double murder, Hermitage Road, Solihull

Couple stabbed to death within hour of police leaving home

An investigation has been launched into West Midlands Police force's handling of the incident.

Sophie Smith, Krystle O'Brien, Andrea Maynard, Leanne Chapman, Diana Markman, Sean Russell, and Richard Clarke.

Exceptional care earns recognition

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust's Quality and Excellence awards recognised staff who provided exceptional care.

Dean Jenkins (centre) at the Healthwatch Solihull meeting with chair of Bentley Heath Community Centre Jenny Lanfermeijer (left), Sam Mills and vice-chair of Dorridge Patient Participation Group Ian Black

Bosses in u-turn on station decision

Solihull's ambulance station closed last September and ambulances were moved to a new site in Erdington.

New paramedics get a starring role on TV

A group of local, newly-qualified paramedics are starring in a new BBC documentary following their first shift out on the road.

Pedestrian dies and two others left fighting for life after Yardley crash

Police are investigating after a pedestrian died and a motorcyclist and his passenger were left fighting for life following an horrific crash in Birmingham

Solihull and Chelmsley ambulance stations to be sold off

Solihull and Chelmsley Wood ambulance stations are being sold off to make way for a central Birmingam-based hub

Local garage receives award for backing community first responders

IN a glittering ceremony at the International Convention Centre in Telford for the Excellence in the Community Awards 2012, Mayswood Garage and its proprietor, Nigel Woodward-Sheath JP, were presented with a Business Support Award by Sir Graham Meldrum, the chairman of West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS).

Solihull hit by floods

Driving rain last week saw roads across Solihull closed and sandbags handed out to the homes most at risk of flooding

Solihull hit by floods

Driving rain last week saw roads across Solihull closed and sandbags handed out to the homes most at risk of flooding

Meriden employee is airlifted to hospital after arm becomes trapped in machinery\n

AN EMPLOYEE at a concrete recycling company in Meriden had to be airlifted to hospital after his arm became trapped in machinery last week.

Moving Solihull's ambulance base to North Birmingham could risk lives, a source claims

REPLACING Solihull Ambulance Station with a new ‘hub’ in Erdington - 14 miles away - will put patients’ lives at risk, say worried 999 crews.

Flights suspended after plane skids off Birmingham runway

PASSENGERS had to be evacuated from a Monarch plane after it skidded off the runway at Birmingham Airport last Friday afternoon.

HEARTBROKEN messages have been left by the children of a driver who died in a late-night crash in Olton - the third fatality on the borough’s roads in a little over a month.

Marc Walton, aged 32, from Acocks Green, died after his car collided with a tree in Brook Lane in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Fatal motorcycle crash in Hall Green

TRIBUTES have been laid at the scene of a motorbike crash in Hall Green – in which a father-of-two lost his life.

Motorcyclist injured in Shirley smash

A MOTORCYCLIST has received treatment for multiple fractures after he was hit by two cars in Shirley last week.

A MOTORCYCLIST has received treatment for multiple fractures after he was hit by two cars in Shirley last week.

Emergency services were called out to the crash at the junction of Haslucks Green Road and Stratford Road shortly after 6.05am on Thursday (March 15).

Witnesses appeal aired after crash at blackspot

POLICE have appealed for information, following chaos at a notorious accident blackspot last Wednesday (February 22).

Volunteer in award for saving teen’s life

A GRANDFATHER whose cool head saved the life of a teenage cricket player has received a special award.

Website in memory of tragic Jake

HEARTFELT tributes have poured in for a 23-year-old, who was killed in a motorcycle crash on Saturday morning.

Boost for responders

TWO volunteer first aiders are better equipped to save lives thanks to Shirley Tangent Club.

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