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MARRIED double-act Gareth, a Crohn’s sufferer, and Kiruna a dwarf, tell how they found love despite the odds in their Valentine’s Day show; The Short and Long of It.

Australian actress Kiruna Stamell, promised there was more to it than just gooey romance.

Solihull's Andrew Kaar back in training after injury denies him Paralympics place

INSTEAD of starring on the track at the London Paralympics Andrew Kaar was watching from the stands as Peyman Nasiri Bazanjani took T20 1,500m gold.

Solihull schoolgirl named fundraiser of the year at swimming awards

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SOLIHULL swimming star and charity champion Millie Checkley has been named Fundraiser of the Year.

Francesca Martinez: Interview

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FRANCESCA Martinez thought her dad was crazy when he suggested that she’d make a great stand-up comic.

Solihull mayor urges businesses to sponsor local sports clubs

BOROUGH businesses have been urged to reap the benefits of dipping into their pockets and sponsoring local sports clubs.

Solihull to hold its own Paralympic Games

SOLIHULL is holding its own paralympic sports day to celebrate the coming of the London Games 2012.

‘ONE-man band’ Tom Tyler, from Hall Green, has shared his musical talent with the world at his biggest gig to date; the Olympic Games.

Singer/songwriter and musician Tyler, said: “It was amazing. I was completely bowled over by the whole thing.

Solihull's Andrew Kaar out of the Paralympics

SOLIHULL’S Andrew Kaar is preparing himself for a frustrating road to recovery after injury ruled him out of achieving a life-long dream at this summer’s Paralympic Games.

Hospital trust pays out after blunder costs Solihull sportsman his leg

A YOUNG paralympic hopeful who had to have his leg amputated after doctor failed to perform simple tests on his broken limb has won his fight for justice.

Silver lining for Andrew

Brilliant Andrew Kaar from Solihull scooped a silver medal in the 3000 metres and bronze in the 1500 behind Russia and Poland.

Greatest show on Earth

The Olympic Games take place from July 27 to August 12, 2012, closely followed by the Paralympics from August 29 to September 9 the same year.

Rising star aims for Olympics

SOLIHULL boxer Antonio Counihan has set his sights on following Amir Khan and James De Gale after enjoying a behind the scenes tour of the Olympic Park.

Harrier Jordan targeting Commonwealth Games

AFTER an injury plagued 2009 and a poor start to this season, Yardley runner Jordan McGrath says he is finally “running with a big smile” on his face.

McGrath KO’d by tactical blunder

YARDLEY’S Jordan McGrath endured a day to forget at the UK Championships and European Trials - but the 400m ace has vowed to learn from the experience.

Olympics Park visit for school

YOUNGSTERS from Monkspath Junior and Infant School certainly carried a torch for success when they were chosen to visit the London 2012 Olympic Park.

Cash boost for Andrew

SOLIHULL middle-distance runner Andrew Kaar has been fast-tracked as a future British Paralympian after being handpicked to join a prestigious scheme.

Jon looks forward to a golden opportunity

SOLIHULL speed skater Jon Eley has vowed to deliver in the coming days at the Winter Olympics after setting a new personal best in the 1000m.

Skater Jon ready to go all out for a gold

SOLIHULL speed skater Jon Eley admits he is a man on a mission in Vancouver as he aims to bring home a Winter Olympic gold.

McGrath joins the great and good

YARDLEY runner Jordan McGrath joined the great and good of British athletics as his injury-hit 2009 ended on a high, at the UKA Awards Dinner in Birmingham on Saturday.

Olympic warning for British 2012 hopeful

Yardley prodigy Jordan McGrath has been warned by Bejing Olympian Richard Buck not to rush back from his frustrating injury.


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