Young man who died in Solihull collision named

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A young man who sadly died following a road traffic collision in Solihull on Friday (13th January) has been named as Syed Ahmed Shah. Syed was driving his Renault Clio along Eastcote Lane in Hampton-in-Arden when he was involved in a collision with another car that was travelling in the opposite direction. He was treated…

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Suspected car thief flees into Asda’s Chelmsley Wood store after police chase

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A suspected car thief fled into Asda’s Chelmsley Wood store after leading police and the force helicopter on a five-mile chase. Officers tailed a black Ford Kuga seen being driven erratically around Alum Rock at just after 9pm on Friday 13th January – but it refused to stop and the patrol car was joined by…

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Teenager is first biker prosecuted over ‘Halloween Ride Out’ on Birmingham and Solihull streets

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A teenager has become the first biker prosecuted over a ‘Halloween Ride Out’ which saw motorcyclists bring chaos and terror to Birmingham and Solihull streets. Police were forced to use stingers to burst the tyres of some lawless riders who set out to ‘shut down’ Birmingham. Christopher Blake, 18, was caught after falling off his…

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Fatal RTC in Hampton-in-Arden

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A 20-year-old man has sadly died and a woman was taken to hospital after a collision during this morning’s rush hour in Hampton-in-Arden (13th January). Emergency services were called at 8.45am to a road traffic collision involving two cars on Eastcote Lane. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find one…

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Author escapes jail sentence after campaign of harassment against married lover’s wife

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An author who sent her married lover’s wife steamy extracts from a novel based on their affair has received a suspended jail sentence. Birmingham magistrates heard Jackie Preuss, 43, handed Debra Michael, from Solihull, pages from “Simon’s Saga” – the name of her husband Simon Cragg. And during a campaign of harassment the novelist told…

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Solihull is most in demand area for property in the UK

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Solihull has been named as the most in demand area for property in the last quarter of 2016. Research by eMoov.co.uk suggests that the town has seen the biggest percentage of houses sold compared to any other area. eMoov.co.uk attributes a percentage score based on the level of housing stock available compared to the amount…

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Warning issued after baby chokes on faux fur blanket

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Solihull Council is advising people to be cautious when buying cheap goods online. The warning comes after their Trading Standards officers were contacted by a local mother who bought a faux fur baby blanket from a retailer advertised on social media. When using the blanket, the lady’s baby started to choke – she noticed fibres…

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New scheme to prevent young people becoming homeless

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Solihull Council has adopted a new scheme to help young people in the borough, aged 16 – 24, from becoming homeless. The Positive Accommodation and Support Pathway for Young People will commence in April 2017 for a two-year pilot. It will provide innovative ways of helping vulnerable young people to address the problems in their…

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Birmingham Airport named ‘most punctual in the world’

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Birmingham Airport has been named the world’s most punctual airport in 2016 by air travel intelligence company OAG, with 91.42% of arriving and departing flights operating on time. With over 100,000 scheduled flights last year, the most punctual route was to Dublin, boasting an on-time score of over 95%. The airport beat contenders from countries…

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Man dies in car blaze near Solihull golf club

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The body of a man was found inside a burning car near a Solihull golf course on Boxing Day. Fire and ambulance crews made the grim discovery near the North Warwickshire Golf Club on Hampton Lane in Meriden. An air ambulance crew was also sent to the scene – but nothing could be done to…

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