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Coun David Jamieson

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.

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.

The Property Show - Episode 11: Getting on the property ladder

Episode 11 of The Property Show looks at what things in a new home appeal to first time buyers

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RAF Association could shut down after 60 years - and raising £500,000 - because of volunteer crisis

Solihull’s branch of the RAF Association must fill four key positions within months or risk losing its official status and its ability to raise cash for ex-military personnel.

New crossings compromise reached over Solihull Gateway scheme

A compromise has been reached over controversial plans to remove pedestrian crossings from part of Solihull town centre as part of a £2 million road network scheme.

Rev Alan steps down as Solihull Hospital chaplain after 26 years

Reverend Alan Boyd
Popular Solihull Hospital chaplain Reverend Alan Boyd has announced his retirement after dedicating 26 years service to local patients.
Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond return to the UK

Solihull Top Gear star Richard Hammond forced to hide from Argentinian mob in hotel

Pictures show shaken TV stars returning to Britain after fleeing from South American country

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

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)
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
Harry Street

Harry Street: Probe into how mass killer, 70, was 'lost'

An investigation is now under way today into how the authorities "lost" Birmingham serial killer Harry Street.

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.

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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Harry Street

Harry Street: Probe into how mass killer, 70, was 'lost'

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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