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Police stop and seize 'A Team' style van on motorway

The van towing a caravan is painted like the iconic 'A-Team' van. Credit: CMPG

Central Motorway Police tweeted that they'd stopped a van on the M42 today near Solihull, painted up as the 80's TV show’s the A Team vehicle.

The distinctive black van with a red stripe was seized after the driver was found to have insurance.

Officers tweeted:

Remember even the 'A Team' need car insurance, seized and a long walk for this driver #Iloveitwhenaplancomestogether

– Central Motorway Police


Jaguar Land Rover made almost a third of UK cars in 2014

Car production in the UK reached a seven-year high last year, with almost a third made by Midlands-based Jaguar Land Rover.

The JLR production plant in Solihull Credit: David Jones/PA

Nearly 450,000 cars were built at its factories in Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Halewood in Liverpool.

Meanwhile Toyota's factory in Burnaston nearby Derby produced 172,215 cars 2014.

Workers on the production line at the Burnaston plant in Derby Credit: PA

More than 1.5 million cars were were made across the country in last year, the equivalent of one every 20 seconds.


Motorcyclist dies in Solihull crash this morning

Paramedics couldn't save a motorcyclist who was involved in a crash this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has died in a crash in Solihull this morning.

Paramedics arrived at 7am to find that a moped and a 4x4 had collided at the railway bridge on Four Ashes Road in Bentley Heath.

“On the crew’s arrival at the scene the motorcyclist, a man, was found lying on the road underneath the front of the car.

"The man was freed and immediately assessed by ambulance crews. Sadly it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman
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