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Solihull director appealing for help to finish work on his first feature film

A Solihull-born film director who shot his first feature film earlier this year is trying to secure the £15,000 funding to finish the project and secure a cinema release

Mat Jackson all geared up for Oulton Park

AIRWAVES Racing heads North in upbeat form as Round 4 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship arrives at Cheshire’s picturesque Oulton Park circuit this coming weekend (8/9 June).

ITV's Secret Dealers in the hunt for antiques in Solihull

  • ITV

Do you have a treasure lurking in your living room? The hit TV show “Secret Dealers” is returning to ITV and is on the hunt for people to take part.

DOWNTON Abbey’s Lady Cora is secretly a rock chick - and she's playing at a venue near Solihull

What would the Dowager say? As Elizabeth McGovern temporarily steps out of the role of the Countess of Grantham to front her band, she admits fans of the hugely popular ITV period drama may find the idea of Lady Cora as a rock chick, ‘a bit odd.’

Dave's Pinwell's IT Talk

MAYBE it’s the recession, but 2012 has been an underwhelming year when it comes to innovation in the world of tech.

Solihull filmmaker produces behind-the-scenes look at Olympics

  • BBC

A SOLIHULL filmmaker has launched a behind-the-scenes look at policing of the London 2012 Olympics.

Solihull 17 year-old leads debate in House of Commons

  • BBC

THE UK Youth Parliament member for Solihull is leading a debate in the House of Commons today (Friday).

Solihull Borough fire chief seeks 'understanding of circumstances' for emergency drivers.

  • ITV

A BOROUGH fire chief is calling for greater understanding of the challenges for emergency services responding to 999 calls.

Solihull firefighter set to appear on television

  • ITV

A SOLIHULL firefighter was set to feature on the big screen on Thursday, November, 1.

Jesus Christ Superstar, NIA

SET against last summer’s riots and the Occupy London movement, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s updated rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar hits all the right notes.

ITV CENTRAL Newsreader Kate Fisher will open the annual Barston Fete this Bank Holiday Monday.

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Kate will be marching along to the sounds of the Northfield Caledonia Pipe Band and trying her hand at the ‘Have a Go’ clay pigeon shooting - back by popular demand.

Loose woman comes to Solihull

LOOSE Woman and former ITV weathergirl Andrea McLean is to be guest speaker at the Joseph Foote Summer Ladies Lunch.

Solihull features in new tourism advert

  • ITV

SOLIHULL’S thriving High Street has been identified as one of the attractions that it’s hoped will draw people to the region during the London Olympics.

Aquabatique make a splash

SYNCHRONISED swimmer Beth Smith made a splash in the live final of Britain’s Got Talent last weekend.

Solihull College student performs on Britain's Got Talent

WATER opportunity! Solihull College student Beth Smith is this week set to make a splash in front of 10 million people nationwide.

Stand up in the spotlight for a comedy career

  • ITV

FANCY getting a start as a stand-up? A new set of workshops at Solihull Arts Complex could be right up your street.

Kelly coup for Solihull stylist to the celebs

SOLIHULL’S own stylist to the stars has proved he has the X Factor after he was chosen to dress Kelly Rowland.

A country theme for the kitchen

  • ITV

STILL on the cookery theme, Countrywise Kitchen proved one of the most popular food series last year with viewing figures hitting four million when it aired on ITV1 primetime.

Artist Ian in TV spot

  • ITV

ARTIST Ian Cook, who prefers remote controlled cars to paintbrushes, recently appeared on ITV’s flagship Daybreak programme.

Jubilee opportunity

  • ITV

THE Big Lottery Fund and ITV, with the approval of Buckingham Palace, will help to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.


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