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90 year old pilot Paddy Elliott at The South Warwickshire Flying School at Wellesbourne where her still flies on a regular basis.

Shirley pilot, 90, learned to fly when he retired

Pensioner Paddy Elliott is still flying high at the age of 90 as one of the world’s oldest pilots.

Caroline Spelman MP

Battle begins for YOUR vote in General Election

The General Election campaign has begun and this week Cathrina Hulse and Annette Belcher take a look at the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Solihull and Meriden

Liam Barron (left) and Mia Whitehouse with Everywhere Travel MD Stephanie O'Reilly.

Solihull youngsters a step closer to dream holiday win

Solihull pupils from two secondary schools are hoping members of the public will vote and send one of them with their family on a dream holiday worth £600.

Coun Bob Sleigh

Major projects on cards for Solihull after £20m boost

Major improvements are to be made to part of Solihull's road network and public transport after the Government has ploughed more than £20 million into the borough and Greater Birmingham.


Campaigners urge review over flight path noise row

Angry residents are raising a protest petition to be sent to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

Birmingham Airport

Spitfire stirs memories with flypast

Residents in Marston Green were treated to the iconic sight of a Spitfire performing a flypast on Wednesday.

Heart attack tourist thanks airport police

David Jackson collapsed as he waited for his luggage after arriving on a flight from Majorca last October.

Lorely Burt

MP ‘disappointed’ at lost opportunity over airport

Solihull MP Lorely Burt has spoken of her disappointment after a Government-backed inquiry booted out plans to expand Birmingham Airport.

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has said there will be no "blank cheque" for HS2

HS2 is 'a good idea' but not at any price

Councillor David Jamieson has said he would support HS2 but cost was a concern,  after Shadown Chancellor Ed Balls said there would be no "blank cheque" for the scheme

Silhill kick off season with traditional John Ingram memorial match

Silhill FC will gear up for the start of their Birmingham & District AFA season with a traditional curtain-raiser in memory of a former policeman

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport chooses preferred flight path option

Birmingham Airport has published its post-consultation report outlining the preferred flightpath option for aircraft taking off to the south

Airport's vision of the future would create 250,000 jobs

Birmingham Airport has joined forces with a coalition of business leaders to unveil plans that enable it to grow and help create a quarter of a million Midland jobs in the process.

Birmingham Airport

Furious residents hit out at airport

Birmngham Airport has been blamed for causing villagers to be at loggerheads over proposals to extend its flight path

New Monarch facility completed at Birmingham Airport

MONARCH Aircraft Engineering (MAEL), the award-winning independent aircraft maintenance provider and a division of The Monarch Group, has reached another key milestone in the construction of their new 110,000 sq.

New Flybe Birmingham to Lyon service takes off

FLYBE, Europe’s largest regional airline, has launched its summer flight programme from Birmingham to Lyon.

Birmingham Airport's new tower crowned project of the year

THE NEW air traffic control tower at Birmingham Airport has been crowned the Project of the Year.


Cello Aviation adds to its fleet at BHX

VIP carrier Cello Aviation has added a second aircraft to its fleet based in Birmingham

Birmingham Airport staff do the Harlem Shake for brave Katie.

THE borough’s airport staff have been having a go at latest global dance craze - the ‘Harlem Shake’ to support a young mum suffering from advanced bowel cancer.

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport announces new flight path roadshows

A second series of roadshows has been announced by Birmingham Airport, as it continues to consult communities about aircraft flight paths

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport new roadshows announced

Further work has been commissioned by Birmingham Airport following feedback received from local people as part of its airspace change consultation


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