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Car shoots off road and smashes through house

A car careered off the road in Streetly last night, before smashing through a house.

The driver was pulled out of the car by a passer by, and she was taken to hospital for treatment. The homeowner was not injured.

Firefighters were called to the scene on Thorn Hill Road at 10.30pm last night, to find the detached house's porch completely destroyed.

They spent an hour working at the scene, before passing the incident over to the police.

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Family of ex-Tory minister praise health professionals

The family of former Conservative minister Sir David Mitchell, who died aged 86 following a long illness, have paid tribute to the health professionals who looked after him.

Former transport minister Sir David Mitchell. Credit: PA

Sir David Mitchell, the former Member of Parliament for Hampshire North West and minister in the Thatcher governments has died today aged 86.

The family has expressed its gratitude to the health professionals and carers who enabled him to die peacefully in his own home.

– A family spokesman


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Former Conservative minister Sir David Mitchell dies

Former Conservative minister Sir David Mitchell has died aged 86 following a long illness, his family has announced.

Sir David, who served under Margaret Thatcher in various departments including industry, transport and Northern Ireland, was the father of former Cabinet minister and current Tory MP Andrew Mitchell.

He was an MP from 1964 to 1997, representing Hampshire North West, and died at his home in Odiham, Hampshire, in the early hours of this morning.

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