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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.



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.

Birmingham quartet The Neales beaten to BGT crown

Birmingham singing quartet The Neales, featuring father Laurie and his three sons, Phil, Dan and James, have been beaten to the Britain's Got Talent winner's crown.

They tweeted their thanks earlier to everyone who voted for them, but didn't make the top three of ITV's live final earlier this evening.

This year's competition was won by the act known as Jules and Matisse.

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