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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.

Ashley Hicks died after a fall on a training exercise in Snowdonia

Death of SAS hopeful was 'avoidable' says coroner

"Ashley Hicks would not have died if the gorge had been identified and declared out of bounds."

Army deliver petrol in Balsall Common

ARMED Forces personnel are being trained in how to operate petrol lorries as fears continue to grow over a possible strike by fuel tanker drivers.

Records provide military insight

LEADING family history website, has today published the records of over half a million men who served in the British Militia over a space of 100 years.

We’re off

My drama group (Union Theatre) meets every Tuesday and Thursday night and after our Thursday night rehearsal, we always go for a drink to round off the evening.

Driver spots a mystery in sky

Yardley Wood has become the latest area in the region to have a so called ‘extra-terrestrial’ visit.

Soldier death charges axed

ALL charges have been dropped against two men who were due to stand trial for the murder of a Solihull soldier.

Paying tribute to a comrade

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

Gongs arrive - 65 years late

A SHIRLEY war hero has finally received his medals - after a 65 year wait.

MP backing dad’s inquiry campaign

A SOLIHULL dad’s petition - calling for an inquiry into the service wills of people serving in the armed forces - has received the backing of MP Lorely Burt.

Help for Heroes

NOT many people can say they shared a table with every recipient of the George Cross and Victoria Cross from the 21 century but the winning bidders of a pair of tickets to a dinner for the Help for Heroes charity next Saturday will be able to claim just that.

Roofs damaged by freak vortex winds

HUNDREDS of properties near Birmingham Airport have been re-roofed in the last six years due to freak vortex winds produced by landing aircraft.

Close encounter details released

A TRIANGULAR-shaped UFO - spotted above Birmingham Airport - was one of many strange sightings made public this week.

Special ceremony as soldiers are honoured

TWO Solihull soldiers were among the courageous servicemen honoured by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham this week.

Solihull soldiers honoured by Lord Mayor of Birmingham

TWO Solihull soldiers were among the courageous servicemen honoured by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham this week.

Thousands pay tribute to soldier

FRIENDS, comrades and senior politicians have paid their respects to Birmingham soldier Mark Quinsey - who was killed in Northern Ireland at the weekend.

Sisters organise Troopaid fund raiser at Opal Lounge

ONE of Solihull’s most popular nightspots will be hosting an event to raise money for Troopaid.

Troopaid thanks generous Solihull people for charity donations

A SOLIHULL charity was overwhelmed by the generosity of local people over the festive period.

Battlefield trips bring back war memories

A BIRMINGHAM charity is helping Silhillians keep poignant memories of the First World War alive by organising trips to the battlefields of Northern Europe as the 90th anniversary of the end of the end of the conflict approaches in November.

We need to focus on helping British farmers feed Britons

WHAT has seemed like constant heavy rainfall for months is now making harvesting extremely difficult for our farmers.


Cathrina Hulse
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Multimedia Journalist
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