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Former Liberal Democrat MP from Solihull to enter House of Lords

Lorely Burt, Liberal Democrats parliamentary candidate for Solihull, on a General Election campaign visit to Solihull College. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Lorely Burt, the former liberal democrat MP for Solihull, is to enter the House of Lords.

She's one of eleven Liberal Democrats nominated for a peerage despite the party's huge defeat in the General Election.

She says she is delighted to have been nominated and is looking forward to a return to Westminster.

Police appeal over NEC thefts

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Solihull Police

Police are appealing for information on a man they wish to speak to in relation to a series of thefts at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

Anyone with information should call PC Brown on 101.

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Elderly driver's lucky escape from car crash

The man's car after the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

An elderly driver had a lucky escape today, when his car crashed into a lorry in Shirley.

Paramedics were called to Olton Road at noon, and found that an off-duty paramedic had already stopped to help.

The driver of the car - a man in his late eighties - had managed to get out of the car. He was suffering from chest pain and superficial cuts. He was taken to Heartlands Hospital for treatment.

The lorry driver was uninjured.

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Man arrested on suspicion of murder following disturbance at a property in Marston Green

Officers were called to a property in Marston Green near Solihull this lunchtime. Credit: ITV News Central

A 24-year-old man's been arrested on suspicion of murder, following the death of a woman involved in a disturbance at a property in Marston Green near Solihull.

Officers found the woman, believed to be in her 60s, and a 38-year-old man, both with injuries, just after 1.20pm. Both were taken to hospital, where the woman later died.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out tomorrow.

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