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British aid worker Mark Harvey in the Afghan city of Kabul.

Solihull aid worker will stay in Afghanistan despite horror attacks

Solihull aid worker says he is determined to go on helping

Corporal Rob Deering

Sheldon mum reveals premonition of her soldier son's death in Afghanistan

Corporal Rob Deering was blown up by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) four days before Christmas in 2008.

Marine shot in Afghanistan joins in games

A Borough Royal Marine who was seriously wounded in Afghanistan just two weeks before he was due to fly home, has taken part in the US Paralympic Warrior Games

IF YOU prefer tough love to the treadmill, BMF are offering fitness fanatics a chance to shape up in their local park.

Former army physical training instructor Gary Kerr, who has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, says he has seen a huge increase in people looking to get out of the gym and exercise outside.

Marston Green residents raise money for soldiers

BIG-hearted residents in Marston Green have raised £800 to support soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.

Paul takes on trek challenge to help heroes

A COURAGEOUS TA soldier who served in Afghanistan is looking for sponsorship for a trek through Costa Rica in aid of Help for Heroes.

Tragic Joe inspires family to raise cash for troop charity

THE family of a Castle Bromwich man - who was killed fighting in Afghanistan - have raised over £23,000 to help other servicemen.

Cycle trek for heroes

A GROUP of friends have cycled from Solihull to Paris in memory of a soldier, fatally injured in Afghanistan.

Heroic Lee in ‘leap of faith’

A SOLIHULL soldier jumped from a moving vehicle to tackle a suspected suicide bomber in war-torn Afghanistan.

Local heroes

A Royal Marine from Shirley has been awarded the George Medal after he repeatedly climbed into the burning wreckage of a US helicopter in Afghanistan to rescue injured soldiers.

Peaceful tribute to Joe’s bravery

A MUM and dad whose son was killed in Afghanistan, have planted a tree in his memory.

Money to burn

NEARLY two and a half months ago I wrote to Lorely Burt MP asking if she could find out the ‘day to day’ cost of waging the war in Afghanistan.

Matt’s medal for bravery on show

LOCAL soldier Matt Croucher, who was awarded the George Cross for bravery in Afghanistan, has loaned the medal to the Imperial War Museum.

Going the distance for Heroes charity

A PRIMARY school teacher has been inspired to cycle 1,000 miles by her cousin - who has just started a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Paying tribute to a comrade

TRIBUTES have flooded in for Solihull-born bomb disposal expert Brett Linley, who was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.

Pair plan river trek for heroes

TWO friends from Solihull will be walking the full-length of the Thames to raise money for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Focus on victims of Afghan War

THE Royal British Legion’s 2009 Poppy Appeal in Shirley will target support for the wounded and bereaved of Afghanistan.

Soldier tells story of bravery in new book

HEROIC Matt Croucher - who was awarded the George Cross for his bravery in Afghanistan - has published his autobiography.

Kabul calling

AS the Most Intelligent Member of the Borough, I often get stopped in the street while walking my mother’s dog by passersby who say, “Mr Sawle, it’s all very well writing amusing letters into the Solihull News lampooning Tory local councillors, but what are you actually doing to get rid of these loathsome individuals?”

Solihull seat will secure majority

BRITAIN’S decision to send its troops to Afghanistan was strongly defended by a former Foreign Secretary in a Solihull speech last Friday.


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