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Solihull to host its own apprenticeship show

SOLIHULL Council is encouraging school leavers and young adults to get along to the Solihull Apprenticeship Show to find out about apprenticeships and talk to local employers.

Solihull lad Ian Smart is best building apprentice in the Midlands

SOLIHULL-BASED apprentice Ian Smart has been named best building apprentice in the Midland region in the Federation of Master Builder’s (FMB) Master Builder and Apprentice of the Year Awards.

Solihull car mechanic Sapphire wins award

Motors may be more of a man’s world to many but car mechanic Sapphire Quarterman is not afraid to get her hands dirty

Apprentice star Nick Holzherr on track for Skills Show at the NEC

APPRENTICE star Nick Holzherr always wanted to be a train driver when he was younger, like many children.

Fitter Frank joins the Discovery celebration

FRANK Nelson has seen a lot of cars during a career at Land Rover spanning 36 years and this week the mechanical fitter was honoured at an event marking the production of the millionth Discovery model.

Leaders of tomorrow

LORD Sugar take note – in few years’ time pupils from Ruckleigh School will be taking the hit TV programme “The Apprentice” by storm after being inspired to become business leaders of tomorrow!

Entrepreneurs of the future shine

INGENIOUS teenagers have battled it out in the borough finals of this year’s Young Enterprise competition.

Police rap drivers

DOZY car owners leaving their vehicles unattended to defrost has meant nearly as many car thefts in Solihull this cold snap as in the whole of last winter.

Reward offered over theft of car

THE husband of Apprentice star Karren Brady has offered a reward for information after thieves stole his £30,000 car from outside the couple’s Knowle home.

Double celebration for hairdresser Mel

HAIRDRESSER Mel Harris celebrated her 19th birthday by opening her own salon at The Retreat, 1671 High Street, Knowle.

Jewellery a real winner

BUSINESS-savvy students from St Martin’s School have impressed at this year’s Young Enterprise event.

Celeb search starts as Karren pulls out

KARREN Brady will no longer be starting Knowle Fun Run, organisers announced this week.

Sir Alan’s sidekick set to get fun run off to a start

BUSINESSWOMAN Karren Brady will be launching this year’s Knowle Fun Run.

Small acts of kindness add up

I THOUGHT I had drawn the short straw this summer when I drew a challenge to create a community garden out of a lucky dip for MPs on “Make a Difference Day”.

Traditional fairy tales are given 21st century twist

FAIRY tales will be given a new spin in a family show coming to the Birmingham Library Theatre.

Karren to join Sir Alan in hunt for next Apprentice

KNOWLE businesswoman Karren Brady will be joining Alan Sugar on the next series of BBC show The Apprentice.

MP signs up for volunteering day

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HALL Green MP Steve McCabe joined pop mogul Pete Waterman and BBC Apprentice star Claire Young as they launched this year’s Community Service Volunteer’s (CSV) Make a Difference Day in Parliament last week.

HHHair earns top training accolade

HAIRDRESSER Gary Bates has one of his apprentices to thank after her coursework led to his salon landing a coveted award.

Pippa scoops top dog show honour

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LOVABLE pooch Pippa pipped other dogs to the post in a popular category at a charity Dog Show.

Apprentice star Claire Young is looking for a home in Solihull

CLAIRE Young - who made her name on BBC's The Apprentice - is looking for a home in Solihull.


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