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Money to burn

NEARLY two and a half months ago I wrote to Lorely Burt MP asking if she could find out the ‘day to day’ cost of waging the war in Afghanistan.

Fun way to find out about different faiths

THERE will be a colourful cocktail of cultures at Solihull Sixth Form College onSeptember 25, when Solihull Faiths Forum stage a Faiths Festival from 6-9pm.

Warm welcome for bus service

A BRAND new bus service taking in Earlswood, Cheswick Green, Monkspath and Solihull town centre got off to a roaring start last week.

Sniffer dogs search students for drugs

STUDENTS at the Sixth Form College Solihull were greeted by a pair of police sniffer dogs last week, in a bid to stop young people taking drugs onto the campus.

Mown down

AT long last, how lovely to see spring has arrived. Elmdon Park is looking lovely with swathes of crocuses just opening up, then along comes Enterprise and mows them all down!

Teenagers aim for fun through fitness

TWO teenagers from Solihull have started up their own sports company - and are putting on a football camp next week.

Excellent example of British tourism in action

WITH Kraft’s takeover of local chocolate maker Cadbury dominating the news, students from Solihull Sixth Form College visited Bournville to find out for themselves what made the brand so popular.

Claire’s stab at fencing ends with thrust to victory

ON guard! A budding fencer from Solihull Sixth Form College foiled her opponents recently to win a fencing tournament.


I AM a student in Year 13 at Solihull Sixth Form College and was immediately outraged when I read the letter from Melanie Guthrie in the Solihull News.

Tributes to hero Robert

TRIBUTES have poured in for hero Robert Mansell, the Knowle pilot who saved all nine of his passengers lives after the engine failed on his twin-engined aircraft.

Emphatic win

The Sixth Form College Solihull AASE Basketball Academy secured their biggest ever win in their first English Schools Under-19 match.

M&S sent £5 booze voucher to girl, 17

MARKS and Spencer have been blasted by a Solihull mother for encouraging her underage daughter to purchase alcohol.

Ikwezi beckons for gap year trip

AN ADVENTUROUS student from Shirley will be swapping life in the borough for the South African sunshine when she takes up a post caring for youngsters at a children’s home in August.

Sixth Form College Solihull 'A' cut above the rest

A-LEVELS will remain at the top of the agenda for the new principal of The Sixth Form College, Solihull.

Students improving in the Quest for greater fitness

BTEC Sport students at Solihull Sixth Form College noticed the fitness levels shoot up in a matter of weeks after taking part in the Quest Team Challenge.

Dancing friends to perform at Cup Final

TWO dancing divas from The Sixth Form College Solihull are set to perform in front of more than 60,000 spectators in May.

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.

Boffins battle it out in maths challenge

MATHS whizz-kids from Solihull School progressed to the national final after narrowly beating Solihull Sixth Form College in the local heat of the Senior Team Mathematics Challenge last week.

Pensioners to put their views to Lib Dem leader

HARD-UP borough pensioners plan to give the Liberal Democrat leader a piece of their mind when he visits Solihull next week.

College duo in county call

SOLIHULL Sixth Form College pair Josh Hyde and Edward Green have been picked to represent the county against Aston Villa's Under-18 team at Bodymoor Heath on Monday.

Solihull to lose number 4 bus

CHESWICK Green residents fear they may be left "stranded" if plans to scrap the number 4 bus route go ahead.

Deborah is flying high in business

SOLIHULL success story Deborah Millett has been named in Management Today's 35 under 35 Women In Business List.

Sean Cross lands award for blistering batting

AGGRESSIVE batsman Sean Cross deservedly picked up May's Prime Chartered Accountants player of the month award after his blistering start to the season.


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