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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Community Ambulance Station in Marston Green may be in the pipeline

Plans are in the pipeline for a Community Ambulance Station (CAS) to be opened in Marston Green. The developers Building Design Group handed over plans to change offices and a meeting room in Chapel Studios on Coleshill Road into an ambulance response centre – which will provide staff with a base to respond from on…

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Breast surgeon Ian Paterson claims he is ‘too ill’ to fight legal action

Shamed ‘cleavage sparing mastectomy’ breast surgeon Ian Paterson has been ordered to take independent tests to establish his mental capacity after claiming he is too ill to fight legal action because he is suffering psychiatric problems. Paterson, who worked at Solihull Hospital and privately-run Solihull Spire and Little Aston Hospitals until 2012, is accused of…

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Rival demonstrators kept apart by police in Solihull

A large police presence was in Solihull town centre today to keep rival demonstrators from the English Defence League (EDL) and Unite Against Fascism (UAF) apart as they handed out leaflets. Around 70 EDL members held the leaflet distribution in Brueton Gardens on Lode Lane in protest of the third application for a Muslim cemetery…

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Mother fined for child’s unauthorised absence from a Solihull school

A mother whose daughter attends Lyndon School in Solihull has been fined for failing to ensure her attendance. The woman was found guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Wednesday 15th April – despite failing to attend the hearing. She was fined a total of £400, as well as £312 in costs and £40 victim surcharge,…

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