Man arrested over dumping of pig’s heads at a Solihull community centre

Officers investigating the dumping of four pig’s heads on the doorstep of a Solihull community centre have arrested a man this morning (10/06). The 34-year-old was arrested from an address in The Radleys, Sheldon at around 1:00am. He is currently being held on suspicion of carrying out a religiously aggravated public order offence. The animals’…

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Architects appointed to draw up plans for Urgent Care Centre

Architects have been appointed to draw up plans for the Urgent Care Centre at Solihull Hospital. The Design Buro has been awarded the contract by the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) – which runs the Lode Lane Hospital and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – to design the centre for urgent care services…

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11-year-old George from Solihull hailed a hero after calling 999 for unwell mum

A boy from Solihull has been hailed a hero and a ‘super star’ for calling 999 after his mum collapsed in the bathroom of their home in February. Tuesday 3rd February started as just an ordinary school day but as 11-year-old George Johnson was getting ready at his home in Olton he heard something wasn’t…

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Man charged with murder of retired teacher Anne Dunkley

A 24-year-old man will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday 9th June) charged with murder and wounding. Unemployed Gareth Emery, from Clinton Road, Shirley, was charged last night with the murder of his 67-year-old aunt Anne Dunkley and an assault on a 38-year-old man last Friday (05/06) in Elmdon Road, Marston Green. Read…

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Police name woman who died in Marston Green murder investigation

Police investigating the death of a woman in Elmdon Road, Marston Green, yesterday have named her as Anne Dunkley aged 67. Her death continues to be investigated and a 24-year-old man is currently in custody on suspicion of murder. A post mortem has taken place today, which shows Mrs Dunkley died from head injuries. Police…

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Murder investigation launched after woman dies in Marston Green

A woman has died this afternoon (05/06) following a disturbance at an address in Elmdon Road, Marston Green. Police were called to the property at 1:22pm by a member of the public reporting the disturbance. On arrival officers found a woman seriously hurt on the floor and a man also with injuries. Both were taken…

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Solihull welcomes new Mayor

Councillor Glenis Slater was invested as the new and 62nd Mayor of Solihull at the Annual Council meeting yesterday (19th May). Councillor Slater was born and raised in Olton, where she attended local schools. She has represented Elmdon ward for seven years and has served on the Planning Committee for six years. She has also…

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Shirley Police Station is set to close

West Midlands Police has announced that Shirley Police Station is set to close its doors to the public at the end of this month. In November the force revealed plans to shut 27 of its offices and reduce hours at others in a bid to save £3million. Officers at the Stratford Road, Erdington, Handsworth, Harborne,…

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Road name commemorates former Mayor of Solihull

A former Mayor of Solihull has been immortalised in the North of the borough with a new road being named in his honour. Collins Way is part of a small development in the Fordbridge area of Solihull which has been recently completed by Bellway Homes. For over 50 years Eric Collins served the West Midlands…

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Solihull Mayor meets ‘Brave’ bear at Troop Aid HQ

The Mayor of Solihull Councillor Mrs Kate Wild visited the Troop Aid headquarters to see for herself work the Solihull based charity does to support injured service personnel and to meet ‘Brave’ the Troop Aid bear. When troops are injured on exercise or return injured to the United Kingdom from war zones, they arrive back…

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