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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.

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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