Gang of robbers force woman to floor and demand keys to VW Golf at Melbicks Garden Centre

A woman was forced to the floor by a gang of robbers at a local garden centre. The victim threw the keys of her Volkswagen Golf GTI to the thugs after they carried out the assault at Melbicks Garden Centre, in Coleshill, on Monday 29th October. Warwickshire Police confirmed they were called to the incident…

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Solihull pupils congratulated through education awards

The JLR Solihull Borough Education Awards were held on Tuesday 16th October in the Council Chamber of the Civic Suite. In conjunction with this year’s Civic Honours ceremony, six hard-working pupils from Solihull’s schools were presented with awards sponsored by the JLR Group. The Solihull Borough Education Awards are an initiative, sponsored by Jaguar Land…

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Jaguar Land Rover reveals sales plunge as workers remain in two-week shutdown

Jaguar Land Rover says sales plunged 13.2% to 129,887 vehicles for the three months to 30 September. The UK’s largest car maker reported revenues of £5.6bn and a pre-tax loss of £90m on the back of lower sales. JLR has currently stopped production at plants in the West Midlands, beginning with a two-week shut-down at…

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Drones used for crackdown on car cruising

Police are continuing to crackdown on car cruising across the West Midlands and have been using drones to gather evidence. Last night (Sunday 28th October) saw officers on the lookout for street racers and anti-social car gatherings – under Operation Hercules – which uses traffic resources on night-time patrols of key arterial routes across the…

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Burglar who targeted accommodation for elderly and disabled people jailed

A burglar, who repeatedly targeted housing accommodation to steal cash and personal belongings in Solihull, has been jailed for four years after West Midlands Police officers identified her from CCTV. Shannon Wright carried out the week-long crime wave at Sir Josiah Mason Trust – which caters for elderly and disabled people who need assisted living…

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Investigation launched after car stolen at Dorridge Station

An investigation has been launched following two separate incidents in which a car was stolen and attempts were made to steal another car at Dorridge railway station in Solihull this month. The first incident took place on Monday 8th October at around 4.20pm as a woman was returning to her car in the car-park. Two…

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Woman found dead in Wharf Lane

The body of a woman has been discovered in Solihull. The emergency services were called to reports of a patient in cardiac arrest at an address in Wharf Lane just after 9pm on Thursday. West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics established there was nothing they could do and the 31-year-old was declared dead at the scene….

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Brother ‘flipped’ and carried out brutal attack on his sister in Marston Green

A brother who carried out a brutal attack on his own sister following an argument at the family home in Marston Green has avoided an immediate jail term. Michael Conry, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court, said on the evening of 24th September, Sean McLoud, who has handed a suspended sentence, went to the property in…

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Residents campaign to save green belt in Solihull

Mass house-building in the Shirley area would remove great swathes of green belt land and pile extra pressure on community services, residents have warned. Almost 2,500 signatures have now been collected, supporting calls to remove Allocation 13 – an “essential” wedge of open space to the south of the Woodlands estate – from Solihull Council’s…

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Second man charged with murder of father-of-four

A second Solihull man has been charged with the murder of a father-of-four who was fatally stabbed in Wolverhampton during the early hours of Friday 12th October. Ashley Wilson, aged 27 of Guernsey Drive in Smiths Wood, was arrested yesterday morning (24/10). He will appear at Walsall Magistrates Court today charged with the murder of…

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