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Solihull TV presenter Richard Hammond reveals how car crash changed his personality

Top Gear star Richard Hammond has revealed how his high-speed car crash left him with severe psychological damage.

Sue and Antonio

Chelmsley Wood reality TV show sparks fears

BBC series that portrayed Mancunians as 'fat, drunk and destitute', People Like Us, turns its gaze onto Chelmsley Wood.

New paramedics get a starring role on TV

A group of local, newly-qualified paramedics are starring in a new BBC documentary following their first shift out on the road.

The 'manaphin'

Long-'extinct' marine mammal spotted in Gulf

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The sighting of a manatee/dolphin near St Pete/ Clearwater has mystified scientists

Benedict Cumberbatch was the guest of honour at the Sherlock Holmes convention at Birmingham's NEC Metropole Hotel.

Cumberbatch puts on ideal Holmes show

Scores of Benedict Cumberbatch’s followers donned deerstalkers made famous by the detective as they met their hero.

Vogons in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Live

Simon Jones back in the dressing gown for Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

35 years since he played the part of everyman Arthur Dent in Radio 4’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, he’s once again returning to the role for a live tour of the sci-fi comedy.

John Partridge, Gok Wan and Stephanie Beacham

All-star line-up to provide panto fun

From television royalty Stephanie Beacham playing the Evil Queen to rising star Danielle Hope as Snow White, Birmingham Hippodrome’s production promises to be “the Palladium of pantomimes.”

Budding filmakers scoop award for Best Animation

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A GROUP of budding filmmakers from Solihull College have scooped the Best Animation award at the Staffordshire Film Festival.

Tom Stade Interview

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FAMED for his rock ‘n’ roll style and slow Canadian drawl, comic Tom Stade is back with his modestly titled Tom Stade Totally Rocks tour.

Sons of Fathers at Coventry Belgrade\nMarriane Oldham interview

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AFTER appearing in Chekhov classic Uncle Vanya, actress Marianne Oldham is back tackling the Russian playwright in Coventry Belgrade’s latest production.

Sewing sales soar at John Lewis following success of BBC's Great British Sewing Bee.

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CRAFTY Silhillians are going back to basics and reaching for the sewing machine - and it all seems to be thanks to the success of television programme The Great British Sewing Bee.

Sewing craze takes off in Solihull

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CRAFTY Silhillians are going back to basics and reaching for the sewing machine - and it all seems to be thanks to the success of television programme The Great British Sewing Bee.

Editors to quiz MP Eric Pickles and Lord Hunt at conference in Solihull

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EDITORS from across the region will be firing questions at communities minister Eric Pickles and Lord Hunt in Solihull next week.

Win tickets to see Arthur Smith at Solihull Arts Complex!

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SOLIHULL’S fantastic comedy festival is fast approaching - but if you haven’t got your tickets yet, don’t worry as we’ve managed to bag six pairs from the organisers to give away to our readers!

Arthur Smith interview

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EDINBURGH Festival favourite and grumpy old man Arthur Smith is appearing at Solihull’s first ever comedy festival Lolihull.

Solihull Tories choose their parliamentary candidate for 2015

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AN AWARD-winning journalist and author has been chosen as the Conservative candidate for Solihull at the next General Election.

Medieval spectacular planned for this year's Knowle & Dorridge walk and bike ride

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KNOWLE and Dorridge Lions will be rolling back the centuries for this year’s annual bike ride and walk.

Age UK Solihull marks 30th anniversary

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A HUNDRED elderly people die from the cold in Solihull each year, the chairman of the local Age UK branch has revealed.

Janine Mellor Interview

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FORMER Casualty actress Janine Mellor is taking on the role of Agafya in the celebrated Russian comedy Marriage.

'Mr Pantomime' Ian Sandy, from Acocks Green, dies aged just 48

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STARS of stage and screen have been paying tribute to an Acocks Green theatre stalwart who has died aged just 48.


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