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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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George and Loulou went missing while they were out for a walk in Hampton in Arden.

Heartbroken Hampton-in- Arden owners' plea for return of missing dogs

The two German Shepherds, who answer to the names of George and Loulou, broke free while they were being walked on Sunday, August 3.

Blythe Valley Business Park Charity Fun Run proceeds to go to SoLO

Deborah Fennell (Blythe Valley Park), Martin Conlon, Jaap de Jonge and Ken Barker (Shirley Lions).
Organisers of this year’s Blythe Valley Business Park Charity Fun Run have chosen to donate their entry proceeds to a learning difficulties charity.

Call to 'come clean' about Good Hope and Solihull Hospital cuts

Solihull Hospital
A councillor today called on hospital bosses to 'come clean' after proposals to close services at Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals were leaked.
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

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.

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.
Lorely Burt and Julian Knight clashed in a Solihull branch of Morrisons

MP and rival clash at supermarket surgery

Solihull MP Lorely Burt crossed swords with Tory Julian Knight in a branch of Morrisons.

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.

Campaigners urge review over flight path noise row

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

Education

Former students of Jason McDermott who was banned from teaching last week meet outside CTC Kingshurst Academy to defend him, they say he was 'the best teacher ever'.

Hundreds defend Solihull teacher banned for punching kids

Former students defended the Uniformed Services course leader - with many calling him the 'best teacher they ever had'.

Family's tributes as school's first headmaster dies aged 89

The first headteacher at Light Hall School John Greenfield passed away at he age of 89.
John Greenfield, who was at Light Hall School in Solihull between 1963 and 1983, died at his home on July 17 after battling skin cancer.

Videos & Photos

Joe Goodrem was a schoolboy in London when zeppelins dropped bombs on the capital

Balsall Common pensioner recalls the day German zeppelins dropped bombs on Britain in WW1

June Bowskill, 64, from Dorridge who has managed to grow rare jet black tomato variety 'Indigo Rose' which starts green as normal but ripens into jet black

Solihull gran's black tomatoes are top of the crops...

Archie the pug at the In The Dog House hotel, Meriden

Pets in the lap of luxury as hotel for dogs opens in Solihull

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