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Quick-thinking pair receive award for life saving actions at Meriden crash

TWO friends whose first aid skills saved the life of a manwho lost his leg in a horrific crash near Meriden, have received a police award.

Balsall Common Scouts receive funding boost.

A BUSINESS Systems Manager has managed to secure funding to help scouts with special needs achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Lucky trio join the jubilee celebrations

St Thomas More Catholic Primary was the only primary school in Solihull and Birmingham to have students attend the Commonwealth Observance Day on Monday March 12 alongside royalty, 300 Commonwealth Ambassadors, church leaders and 1,000 other children from across the UK.

Win family tickets to see Disney on Ice with the Solihull News!

Everyone loves a bit of Disney magic and that’s why we have teamed up with the NIA, Birmingham to offer you the chance of winning a family ticket to Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes on Wednesday 14 March.

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.

Cadets complete their countryside challenge

LAST weekend, 10 Cadets from 489 (Acocks Green & Olton) Squadron completed their Duke of Edinburgh Award in and around the Southam area in Warwickshire.

Accolades for cadets

Cadets of 1459 (Heart of England) squadron recently held their presentation evening to celebrate their achievements for 2010.

Malcolm took on cancer challenge

COURAGEOUS Malcolm Cain was determined to scale a Lake District fell even though he was battling lung cancer.

Disco to raise funds for centre

RISING costs and the wintery weather have prompted a popular animal rescue centre to organise a one-off fund raiser this Saturday.

Youngsters going wild

INTREPID teenagers from the Knowle Sea Scouts will be spending a month in the Canadian wilderness.

High flier ready to earn her wings

A newly-qualified Royal Air Force officer from Balsall Common is flying high after graduating from a prestigious military college in front of Her Majesty The Queen.

Duke of Hazard - Martin heads east

THE Solihull News this week bids farewell to our well-known photographer Martin Ryan.

College thanks its mountain leaders

FOR 11 years two hard-working volunteers have battled the elements to assist students on their Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

A chance to swap and help out scout

DORRIDGE Explorer Scout Jessica Berry is helping to organise a Multimedia Mega Swap and Sale on Saturday.

Blood, sweat and tears

SIX young people were welcomed safely home to Solihull last week after successfully completing a wilderness expedition in Canada.


Cathrina Hulse
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