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Bus rides are just the ticket for Bank Holiday

The Transport Museum in Chapel Lane, Wythall, is having a bumper year, and will be pulling out all the stops this coming Bank Holiday weekend.

NEC braces itself for cuts

CORPORATE sector spending cuts brought about by the recession will hit the National Exhibition Centre hard in 2009-10.

Be a hero: race to centre for free pass

THE Heritage Motor Centre is so much more than just a car museum and throughout the summer holidays there are loads of activities taking place to help beat the boredom.

Cash for injured soldiers

A GRAND ball - organised by a Solihull charity - has raised more than £9,000 for injured soldiers.

Our step back in time

A BRIGHT and sunny day greeted our arrival at the Black Country Living Museum.

Stars add backing to charity ball

JASPER Carrott and Noel Edmonds will be backing a glamorous charity ball organised by Solihull charity Troop Aid.

Contest winners get a ticket to ride on the buses

HEADS turned as motorists and bystanders watched the return of the ‘Midland Red’ to the roads of Solihull and Shirley, on Bank Holiday Sunday.

Michael takes on the mayoral reins

A LONG-TERM resident of Hall Green is to serve as the next Lord Mayor of Birmingham.

Win flora and fauna stamp sets

MORE than 450 species of wild plants currently face national extinction, and to highlight the threat to our native flora, Royal Mail is issuing ten examples of our endangered plants.

Little-known Handel opera to be unveiled at concert

A rare Handel opera, performed just twice in the UK since it was written in 1734, forms part of the celebrations honouring Handel on the 250th anniversary of his death.

Embarrassed by her Dad’s old red bus...but now Liz is really proud

MRS Liz Moloney along with mom, Betty Parker, were reunited with an old “friend” at Wythall Transport Museum on Easter Monday.

Students meet 9/11 survivor on trip to NY

STUDENTS from Solihull met a survivor from the September 11 terror attacks on a recent field trip to New York.

Bus to get back on the road after four decades

THE Midland Red bus bought by Foster Brothers, the clothing manufacturers, to carry its staff between central Birmingham and Shirley sparked a lot of interest among our readers.

Everyone had a 14 grand ball

MORE than £14,000 was raised at this year’s Mayor’s Borough Ball for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Get up to date on the payroll

FREE payroll advice will be served up to employers, accountants and visitors at two half day events at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull at the end of the month.

Students tuck into the Apple

POLITICS students from The Sixth Form College returned home from a snowy New York last week.

‘Antiques’ are not antiques!

IT seems that no-one wants the collection of antiques that is stashed in the basement of Solihull Library.

Revellers beat snow to boost Father Hudson’s

THE 105th Annual Father Hudson’s Ball took place on Friday February 6 at the new venue of The National Motorcycle Museum.

It’s the Ball for All

THE countdown is on to the social event of the year when the Mayor’s Borough Ball is re-launched on March 28 at the National Motorcycle Museum.

NEC again top of exhibition tree

THE National Exhibition Centre has demonstrated its prominent position in the UK exhibition industry by again taking top spots in a key industry survey.

Win tickets to the BBC West Midlands Sports Awards

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THE BBC is celebrating the success of sports stars in the West Midlands with an award ceremony at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull on December 7 and Robinsons, sponsors of the BBC Unsung Hero award, are inviting four lucky readers and their guests the chance to go along.

Family history is inspiration

SOLIHULL Arts Complex is hosting The Family Line - Phase 2, a new exhibition on the theme of art and genealogy in the G1 Main Gallery on the first floor from October 13 to November 15.

Sparking up the memories

A HALL Green company is celebrating its centenary by opening a mini museum documenting its history.

Rock and roller

FLING on that coveted tartan scarf, totter on your platforms and get ready to bop to the sound of seventies pin up Bay City Roller, Eric Faulkner when he headlines at the Women's Chainmaker's Festival this weekend.

Young footballers given a chance to improve on soccers skills course

FOOTBALL-mad youngsters will have the chance to improve their skills this summer as a number of football fun weeks have been planned.


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