Solihull sees excellent A-Level results

Students have been celebrating A-Level success across Solihull with an outstanding crop of results. Among the success stories for The Sixth Form College are several students gaining places at both Oxford and Cambridge universities. Three – Gabriella Kelly, James Mason and Serena Arthur – are going to Oxford and Samuel Bartholomew is heading to Cambridge….

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Solihull gets banning order against car-cruisers

Solihull Council has today (18th August) been granted a borough-wide ban on motor vehicle racing – covering car-cruises including motor bikes. The council has been driven to seek these legal powers from the High Court in Birmingham following many years of anti-social behaviour and extremely dangerous driving. Since 2006 the car-cruise events have been causing…

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Local children to benefit as half marathon comes to Solihull

A charity is urging local people to go the extra mile and lace up their running shoes as the first ever Solihull Half Marathon comes to town. Acorns Children’s Hospice, which provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families across Solihull, has been announced as the official…

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Man dies after being struck by train near Olton Station

A man died after being struck by a train close to Olton railway station on Monday afternoon (15th August). Police say there are no suspicious circumstances. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “We were called at around 3.20pm on Monday to Olton railway station following a…

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14 years jail for young man who attacked mum’s lover with a machete

A teenager who hacked at a man with a machete in front of children on their way to school has been jailed for 14 years. Birmingham Crown Court heard how Carl Gamble was angry that the man had struck up a relationship with his mother. The 51-year-old turned up at Gamble’s home in Lowerstack Croft,…

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8 off-road bikes seized in series of Sunday morning raids

West Midlands Police has seized eight off road bikes in a further phase of hard-hitting crackdowns on dangerous riders. They carried out raids at addresses in Coventry, South Yardley, Wolverhampton and Solihull during a pre-planned operation today (Sunday 14th August). The tough action saw eight bikes seized, including mini-moto’s, quad bikes and scramblers in response…

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Teenage girl sexually assaulted in Chelmsley Wood

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Chelmsley Wood. Officers have sealed off an underpass on Moorend Avenue, near Meriden Park, as they launch an investigation into the assault on a 14-year-old girl. The attack is believed to have occurred on Tuesday evening at around 6pm (9th August). A…

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Police investigate Solihull machete attack as injured man seeks help

Police are investigating a suspected machete attack on a man after he walked into a housing office in Solihull seeking help. The man, in his 60s, entered Kingshurst Area Housing Office in Church Close at around 2.45pm this afternoon, with an injury to his arm. Paramedics were called and he was taken to hospital with…

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Police officer knocked over as he tried to tackle fuel theft suspect in Shirley

A motorist, from Solihull, has been arrested after a West Midlands Police officer was knocked down on a petrol station forecourt as he tried stopping a suspected fuel thief. Police were called to the BP garage on Stratford Road in Shirley at around 1am this morning (12/08) by staff reporting a driver they believed was…

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Solihull’s deputy Mayor presents life-saving defibrillator as a gift to SMBC

Traditionally, the outgoing Mayor presents a gift to Solihull Council. After meeting people who volunteer as local Community First Responders for Fastaid Solihull during her time as Mayor, Councillor Glenis Slater decided on her gift. She said: “I was very impressed by the work of the volunteers that I met. “So when I was trying…

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