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Grace Academy students celebrate top A level results

Students celebrate A level success

It has been exam success across the board this year for schools in Solihull, with students north and south of the borough achieving record results in their A levels and Post 16 examinations

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Students takes first steps towards major space mission

A university student from Solihull is among a team who have taken their first steps towards a space launch by sending a prototype satellite 30km into the stratosphere

Solihull's mayor and top cop sleep rough for charity

SOLIHULL’S Mayor and police commander were among those sleeping out as part of a charity event for the homeless this week.

BBC Gardener's Question Time comes to Solihull.

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ONE of the BBC’s most respected radio programmes Gardener’s Question Time is coming to the heart of Solihull, thanks to the determination of Balsall District Horticultural Society.

Solihull Council's working party meet to discuss controversial HS2 plans

HS2 bosses have agreed to look at creating designs for an underground tunnel following a desperate plea from residents to mitigate the impact of the controversial scheme

Solihull pupils mark National Carers Week.

HEART of England School pupils recently took time out of their studies to mark National Carers Week, which ran from June 18 to 24.

Solihull school chef cooks up a storm for regional competition.

A CHEF at a Balsall Common school has done her pupils proud after cooking up an award-winning dish in a competition.

Music-loving pupils have a Fab time at the Cavern Club

MUSICAL pupils from Heart of England School – and their Beatles-mad headteacher – took to the stage of the world-famous Cavern Club last week.

Cricket training starts at Berkswell

BERKSWELL cricket club is starting its pre-season junior indoor net sessions this weekend.

David swims back to fitness despite car crash injuries

STEELY swimmer, David Maxwell, thought his Olympic dream had been shattered, after he was seriously injured in a car crash last year.

Radio hosts dish up Solihull Heart of England school dinners

YOUNGSTERS at Heart of England School had a surprise visit by BRMB’s breakfast show hosts Foxy and Giuliano who dished up their dinners.

Hard work pays off as students receive their prestigious awards

Hundreds of young achievers from across the UK met in the prestigious setting of St.

‘Much-loved’ Harold dies

THE FORMER chairman of West Midlands Gas passed away peacefully at Ardenlea Grove Nursing Home last week.

Matthew inspires friends’ charity bid

GONE but not forgotten - five friends have completed a charity challenge in memory of a friend who died of a muscle-wasting disease.

Number '13' is set to be lucky for producer John

TEENAGER John Kuzminski has helped put together a show on its way to the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

School close to academy status

HEART of England School looks set to leave local authority control and become an academy.

Childhood haunts form backdrop for crime novel

VILLAGES like Hampton-in-Arden and Balsall Common were the unlikely inspiration for a gritty new novel.

Career change is on the menu for chef Simon

FROM car parts to cup cakes and cappuccinos might seem like an unusual career switch, but for Simon Manton it’s proved a recipe for success.

Final for Emily’s big idea

YOUNG inventor Emily Davenport has finished as runner-up in CBBC show My Genius Idea.

Overnight idea goes into TV show final

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AN IDEA dreamt up overnight has sent 11-year-old Emily Davenport into the final of a young inventors’ competition.


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