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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.

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

News in Pictures

British aid worker Mark Harvey in the Afghan city of Kabul.

Solihull aid worker will stay in Afghanistan despite horror attacks

Solihull aid worker says he is determined to go on helping

Solihull students create a memory wall for dementia patients

Les Bicknell and Prince's Trust student Jess Fagan.
Solihull College students have been supporting local dementia patients by creating a display of memories at a Solihull care home.

Marston Green couple overjoyed at marriage milestone after change to law

David and Alan Holder-Twomlow, who became civil partners in June 2006, will become a married couple tomorrow, at a ceremony held at Birmingham Register Office.

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
Shirley police station

West Midlands neighbourhood watch chief says police plan 'common sense'

Stephen Trefor-Jones, chairman of Neighbourhood Watch for the West Midlands, has described the controversial decision to close police station front counters in Shirley and Chelmsley Wood as 'common sense.'

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

Harry Street
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.

Marston Green couple overjoyed at marriage milestone after change to law

David and Alan Holder-Twomlow, who became civil partners in June 2006, will become a married couple tomorrow, at a ceremony held at Birmingham Register Office.

Solihull MP slams £65M plan for M42 service station

Huge project is 'at the wrong time and in the wrong place'

Anger at Solihull patients having to travel up to 200 miles for care

Health minister Norman Lamb
Mental Health Minister Norman Lamb has called reports of Solihull patients having to travel up to 200 miles for treatment "totally unacceptable".

Education

Les Bicknell and Prince's Trust student Jess Fagan.

Solihull students create a memory wall for dementia patients

Solihull College students have been supporting local dementia patients by creating a display of memories at a Solihull care home.

Solihull students give a cash boost to Gambia school

Students from the Sixth Form College with Gambian schoolchildren.
Solihull students, just returned from a volunteer trip to a school in Gambia, have raised more than £8,000 to support the project.

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