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 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.
Slow traffic due to earlier accident on M42 Northbound at J5 A41 / A4141 (Solihull / Knowle), congestion on M42 to J3a M40. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 25 minutes.
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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The M42 southbound lane is closed on the exit slip road due to a broken down vehicle at J4 A34 / A3400 (Shirley / Dorridge).
Lane one on the slip road is closed as you leave the motorway up towards the traffic lights.
Police would like to trace a man suspected of tricking an elderly woman into handing over her PIN and bank card, and stealing £400.Read the full story ›
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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