Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant set to open in Solihull

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Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar is set to open its doors on Tuesday 31st May 2016, bringing a brand new Caribbean dining and drinking experience to Solihull for the very first time. The restaurant aims to be as bold, fun, and bursting with life as its sister site in Birmingham – and every bit…

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Mum gives birth on hard shoulder of M42

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Motorway police assisted a mum who gave birth on the M42 today (30th April). Baby Tommy was delivered on the hard shoulder of the motorway as his family were stuck in traffic due to a collision and fuel spillage between J7A and J7. Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) were called to help with the special…

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Solihull mum issues warning after “harmless” freckle turns out to be skin cancer

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A Solihull mum, who used olive oil and vinegar as sun protection as a young girl, has told how doctors discovered a freckle on her face was cancer. Sun worshipper Carol Leech, 58, says she was left looking like a car crash victim after surgeons cut out the blemish – which was in fact a…

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Multi-Agency Vehicle Exercise keeping Solihull safe

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Solihull’s eighth Multi-Agency Vehicle Exercise (MAVE) took place yesterday (27th April) this time in partnership with the NEC, Immigration, Solihull Licensing Department, Trading Standards, Solihull Police, Warrants Officers, Central Police Motorway Group, DVSA and HMRC. The operation aims to deny criminals the use of the road and ensures all vehicles identified as a threat or…

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Motorcyclist suffers fatal injuries in RTC

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A motorcyclist has sadly died after a collision with a car last night on A3400 Stratford Road in Wootten Wawen. Emergency services were called around 8.45pm on Monday (25th April) to a RTC involving a silver Ford Fiesta and a Kawasaki motorbike. A man, believed to be in his 20s, died at the scene. West…

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House in Marston Green gutted by fire caused by cannabis grown in loft

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A house in Marston Green has been gutted by a fire caused by cannabis being grown in the loft. Three fire crews attended the blaze on Land Lane at 1:20am on Sunday morning (24th April). West Midlands Fire Service said the neighbouring property also had to be evacuated. WMFS added, no one was injured in…

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Double tragedy as devoted daughter kills herself after finding her mum dead

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An inquest heard, a grief-stricken daughter killed herself after finding her mother dead at their Chelmsley Wood home – and left “strategically placed” notes telling emergency services where to find her body. 48-year-old Pamela Dunn was already being treated for depression when she lost her mum, Audrey Dunn. The corpses of the mother-and-daughter were found…

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Solihull shop worker discovers snake slithering out of toilet

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A Solihull shop worker who went to use the toilet came across a ‘slippery customer’ when a snake slithered out of the cistern. Charity volunteer Peter Edge, 30, thought he was the victim of a practical joke at the Blue Cross shop on Station Road in the town centre – until he saw the creature’s…

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Rider ends up 100 yards from motorbike after narrowly missing a tree in Chelmsley Wood

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A motorcyclist had a number of lucky escapes after a collision last night. After colliding with a roundabout, the rider firstly survived ending up about 100 yards away from his bike; secondly he had landed on a grass verge reducing the impact – and finally, narrowly missed a tree as he slid along the grass….

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Solihull BID director joins town’s chamber of commerce

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Solihull Business Improvement District director Melanie Palmer has joined the executive committee of the town’s chamber of commerce. Ms Palmer has been executive director of the business improvement district for three years and was named Solihull Business Person of the Year at the chamber’s awards last year. The BID secured a second five-year term in…

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