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Ex-councillor shock pick for police chief role

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.

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.

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.

The Property Show: Stick to the quoted fee when you sell your home

Watch out for the small print when you sign an agreement.

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.

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Business Person of the Month winner Fay Smith (centre) with Mayor of Solihull Kate Wild and GM of Marriott Forest of Arden Eamonn Thompson

Solihull stylist is cream of crop after business award win

Solihull stylist Fay Smith has been named September's Business Person of the Month Award, by the Solihull News in partnership with the Marriott Forest of Arden, for her latest venture Hair Hostess.

Solihull Phones 4U shops close after crash

Phone 4 U store in Solihull town centre.
Four Phones 4u stores in Solihull have closed for good after the phone chain went into administration.

Top Midland wrestlers to fight it out in Kingshurst

Mad Dog Maxx also known as Matt Powell who is competing in a Pro Wrestling tournament in Solihull.
Kingshurst is to host a wrestling match between star of ITV's World of Sport Wrestling show, Blondie Barratt and Midlands favourite Mad Dog Maxx.
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

New Solihull police commander Alex Murray outlines mission for borough

Chief Superintendent Alex Murray took over the reins from Sally Bourner in June to become the Commander of Solihull Police.

Son arrested over murder of parents at home sectioned

A son arrested on suspicion of murdering his parents at their Midland home has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Local barrister throws hat in ring to be police commissioner

Former councillor Ayoub Khan
Ayoub Khan has launched his bid to be the next Lib Dem Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands.
Solihull Hospital

Solihull MP hails promises over dementia ward

Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt hails promises over Solihull Hospital dementia ward

Solihull Council bosses HS2 depot call is slammed

Solihull Council bosses have criticised an MP's call for a new HS2 rail depot to be sited on greenbelt land in Solihull.

Solihull villagers erupt in anger after travellers' arrival to Chadwick End

The travellers camped on land at Chadwick End, Solihull
Travellers arrived in Chadwick End in 16 caravans after gaining entry to the privately-owned field which lies behind the village hall and playground.

Education

Romilly Joyce

Chelmsley Wood mum makes the grade to follow dreams of becoming a midwife

A mum-of-four from Chelmsley Wood has finally passed her GCSE English to pursue her dream to becoming a midwife.

What a result as Solihull GCSE stars shine

Delighted pupils at St Peter's Catholic School celebrate excellent GCSE results
Nationally, top grade passes for those taking their exams this summer went up for the first time in three years.

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Property website Zoopla named Crawshaws Road in Castle Bromwich as the most sought after address in the West Midlands

Computer glitch rates Castle Bromwich street West Midlands' most expensive

Tributes left to motorcycle crash victim Arren Cadby (inset) and (right) AJ (Arren Junior) Cadby with his mum Kerrie Evans

Motorbike crash victim was devoted dad who helped his son fight cancer

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