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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.

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.

Borough wins transport cash boost

Cllr Kath Hartley
Solihull is set for a share of a £3 million funding package to improve cycling, walking and public transport facilities.

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Richard Hart, Ian Birchall, Lawrence Tew and Sally Middleton have played together for the past 30 years

Quartet are in tune on anniversary

Four friends and brass players are celebrating playing together in the same Solihull band for 30 years.

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.

Plans for cemetery resurface sparking residents' fury

Catherine De Barnes
Village residents have reacted in anger after plans for a 4,000-plot Muslim cemetery to be sited in Catherine-de-Barnes have been re-submitted.
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
Former councillor Ayoub Khan

Local barrister throws hat in ring to be police commissioner

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

Ex-councillor shock pick for police chief role

Coun David Jamieson
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.

Couple stabbed to death within hour of police leaving home

Scene of a double murder, Hermitage Road, Solihull
An investigation has been launched into West Midlands Police force's handling of the incident.
Campaigners against the proposed Gateway scheme.

Report reveals failures in £1.8m Gateway plan

A damning report into Solihull's controversial Gateway project has revealed a mountain of failures in the planned scheme.

Campaigners urge review over flight path noise row

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

Spitfire stirs memories with flypast

Birmingham Airport
Residents in Marston Green were treated to the iconic sight of a Spitfire performing a flypast on Wednesday.

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Richard Hart, Ian Birchall, Lawrence Tew and Sally Middleton have played together for the past 30 years

Quartet are in tune on anniversary

Four friends and brass players are celebrating playing together in the same Solihull band for 30 years.

Concert for Marie hits the right note

Marie Cherry with her two sons James and Daniel
Marie Cherry tragically passed away in the spring of 2013 from SUDEP–sudden death in epilepsy.

Videos & Photos

Fun in the sun at Shirley Lions Carnival.

Lions Carnival a roaring success yet again

Ulrika Dandekar from Solihull who is appealing for a bone marrow donation to keep her alive

Ulrika, 21, 'overwhelmed' by possible donors in her fight against rare cancer

Miar Kelly from Smiths Wood with some excellent attendance certificates

'Model pupil' banned from school prom - for being late for class

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