Solihull biker dies in Stratford collision

A Solihull biker has sadly died after a collision with a car near Stratford-upon-Avon yesterday. Emergency services were called to the Birmingham Road in Bishopton around 2.45pm on Sunday (14/06). The motorcycle rider – a 42-year-old man from Solihull who has not yet been named – had ended up in a ditch after a crashing…

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Solihull man jailed for 11 years after grooming girls in online chat-rooms

A man who groomed girls as young as 12 with flirty online chat – and went on to strike up a sexual relationship with a schoolgirl – has been jailed for 11 years after West Midlands Police uncovered the extent of his child sex obsession. John Dodd, from Longmore Road in Solihull, was aged 21…

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New Conservative MP Julian Knight makes first speech in Parliament

Solihull MP Julian Knight has has made his first speech in Parliament since being elected in May. Mr Knight followed maiden speech traditions by setting out his priorities for the borough in front of a busy main chamber and honoured former Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt who he beat at the recent election by an…

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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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