Breast surgeon Ian Paterson found guilty of wounding patients


A breast surgeon has been convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three counts of unlawful wounding by a jury at Nottingham Crown Court, after being accused of carrying out a series of unnecessary operations. Ian Paterson was a consultant general surgeon working in breast surgery at the top of his profession. He…

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Mayor officially opens new Fab Lab Solihull


Local young people enrolled at Solihull’s Fab Lab showed off their new skills during a visit from the Mayor this week. Fab Lab Solihull, based within Chelmsley Wood Library, gives people aged 15-29 who are not in employment, education or training the chance to unleash their creativity on new innovative technology. Participants have the chance…

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Solihull National Express ticket shop to close this week


The National Express West Midlands’ ticket shop in Solihull town centre is closing – after 41 years of serving the travelling public. The travel shop on Station Road will close its doors for the last time on Friday 28th April 2017. Head of Sales Daljit Kalirai said: “I’d like to thank everyone who’s worked here…

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Brave Solihull man with brain tumour to tackle London Marathon


A brave man, from Dickens Heath, will run the London Marathon on Sunday – despite being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. Matthew Stride underwent surgery last year to remove a tumour the size of a tennis ball from the front part of his brain. The 27-year-old had to stay awake during the operation so…

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Local bus driver hailed a hero after stopping female motorist being attacked


A National Express bus driver is in the running for an international safety prize after he stopped a woman being attacked and robbed. Muhammad Shahid Mahmood has been nominated by his depot colleagues for a National Express Group Values Award after bravely scaring away a thief. Whilst driving the number 5 bus between Birmingham and…

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Solihull nursery worker admits sex attacks on eighteen children


A nursery worker from Solihull is facing jail after admitting multiple sexual offences against 18 children – including rape. Jamie Chapman, 28, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court today and pleaded guilty to 31 charges. Not guilty pleas to a further 13 counts were accepted by the prosecution. Many of the victims, aged in their teens,…

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Morrisons ‘investigate’ claims dog biscuits contain metal wire


Morrison’s are investigating claims by a Solihull dog owner that their own-brand treat biscuits are contaminated with metal wire. The supermarket giant operates multiple stores across Solihull, Birmingham, Coventry and numerous other supermarkets throughout the UK. Thousands of worried customers took to the internet to discuss pictures which appear to show thin wire fragments protruding…

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Solihull JLR celebrates F-PACE being named best car in the world


The Solihull workforce are celebrating following news that the Jaguar F-PACE, built at Jaguar Land Rover’s flagship manufacturing plant, has been named the best and most beautiful car in the world. Proud employees from across the plant came together to mark the incredible achievement which saw the F-PACE beat off stiff competition from the Audi…

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Gamer walks through Birmingham Airport with fake rifle and ammunition


A gaming fan sparked an armed police alert at Birmingham Airport today – when he walked through the busy passenger hub clad in black and toting a fake rifle and ammunition. The gamer – in fancy dress – was surrounded by officers with real firearms as he headed to the giant Insomnia60 festival at the…

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Man attacked with machete during daytime clash in Castle Bromwich


A man was viciously attacked with a machete during a daytime clash on a quiet residential street. The 20-year-old victim suffered a serious hand injury in the attack in Castle Bromwich on Tuesday (11th April). Armed police descended on Kennet Grove after witnesses reported the bloody assault, shortly after 5.30pm. Horrified residents said officers swarmed…

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