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Areas of UK where most adult children live with parents

Housing charity Shelter uncovered several areas of England where the number of adult children living with their mum and dad is much higher than other parts of the country.

  • Castle Point in Essex where 45% of working 20- to 34-year-olds live with their parents.
  • Knowsley in Merseyside where the figure is 42%.
  • Solihull 38% of young working adults still live in the home they grew up in.

Appeal to find bone marrow inspires surge in donors

Riya is urgently looking for a matching donor
Riya is urgently looking for a matching donor Credit: Anthony Nolan

An appeal to find matching bone marrow for a woman from Solihull who is fighting blood cancer has led to a ten-fold increase in Asian donors in the Birmingham area - but she still needs to find a match.

Riya Dandekar, who is 21, has a rare form of blood cancer called Anaplastic Lymphoma, and has been told her best chance of survival is a bone marrow transplant.

Riya Dandekar in hospital in Solihull
Riya Dandekar in hospital in Solihull Credit: Anthony Nolan

But the Anthony Nolan charity, which runs the bone marrow register, says Asian people are underrepresented on it, and despite the surge in donors, Riya still doesn't have a match.

Visit the Anthony Nolan website for information on how to sign up to the register.

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Firefighters battle bungalow fire in Solihull

Firefighters have been battling a large bungalow fire in Solihull, which has almost completely destroyed the property.

Emergency services were called to scene on Tithe Barn Lane at 04.43 this morning.

West Midlands Fire Service said the cause is still being investigated. Nobody was injured.

At 08.00 the operation to put out the blaze was scaled down and two fire engines remain at the scene.

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IPCC will not launch inquiry into circumstances of double stabbing

The police watchdog has chosen not to launch an inquiry into the circumstances of a suspected double murder in Solihull which occurred shortly after officers left the scene.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the deaths of Pin Chang, 58, and his 50-year-old wife Quoi, would now be subject to a local conduct investigation by West Midlands Police.

The couple were found with fatal stab wounds at their home in Hermitage Road on July 7th around 45 minutes after police had left the property at 4.48am.

Officers from West Midlands Police were initially called to the address at 3.56am by the ambulance service and received a further call from a resident at 5.17am.

A 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder after police returned to the semi-detached house has yet to be questioned and remains under police guard in hospital.

If further concerns arise during the course of the local investigation that might merit this decision being reconsidered, the matter can, and should, be referred to us again.

– Independent Police Complaints Commission spokesperson

The matter was referred to the IPCC, who have now referred this back to the force to investigate as a local investigation.

– West Midlands Police spokesperson

Unipart Automotive not in administration

Unipart Automotive has today denied it's going into administration. A spokesman for the company said: "we have no intention of doing so."

They made the statement after filing a notice of intent to appoint KPMG as administrators.

The move can give firms some protection in law during difficult trading conditions.

Unipart Automotive is based in Solihull and has 170 branches around the country selling spare parts for cars. It employs 1600 people.

A spokesman for the company said they had turned the business around and were within touching distance of going into profit. Under the previous owners, he said, the business had been loss making.

He said the firm is talking to three investors about putting more cash into the business

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Police reveal names of Solihull double murder couple

The scene on Hermitage Road in Solihull yesterday Credit: ITV News Central

Police have revealed the names of a couple who were found murdered at their home in Solihull yesterday morning, as Pin Chang aged 58 and his wife Quoi Chang aged 50.

A post-mortem examination revealed both died from stab wounds at their home on Hermitage Road, after officers were called shortly after 5:00am on Monday.

A 23-year-old man remains under police guard in hospital in connection with the deaths.

Watch: Man arrested in double murder inquiry in Solihull

Police describe double murder as 'truly horrific'

West Midlands Police has posted a video online describing the double murder of a man and woman in Solihull yesterday as a 'truly horrific incident'.

Chief Superintendent Alex Murray appears in the video, to say the incident is confined to one particular family, and to reassure the community.

He goes on to say that the 23-year-old man arrested in connection with the deaths is receiving 'critical care' in hospital.

Read more: Solihull double murder victims were both stabbed

Solihull double murder victims were both stabbed

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We can today confirm that two people who died in Hermitage Road #Solihull yesterday died of stab injuries.

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A 23-year-old man remains under police guard in hospital in connection with the ongoing investigation into the deaths.

West Midlands Police has confirmed the two victims of a double murder investigation in Solihull both died from stab wounds.

The bodies of a 50-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man were found at an address in Hermitage Road after reports of an attack going on inside the house at 5:15am on Monday.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is under police guard in hospital.

Police say all three people were known to one another and they're not looking for anyone else in connection with the murders.

Watch: Man arrested in double murder inquiry in Solihull

Man arrested for double murder under police guard in hospital

Scene of double murder in Solihull Credit: ITV News Central

A man is under police guard in hospital after being arrested on suspicion of the murder of a couple in Hermitage Road in Solihull.

Police launched a murder inquiry after getting an emergency call around 5:15 am following at disturbance at the house. At the scene they found the bodies of a 58 year old man and a 50 year old woman.

They also found a 23 year old man with serious injuries who was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and taken to hospital for treatment.

Police say all three people were known to one another and they're not looking for anyone else in connection with the murders.

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