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Organizers of a new talent show called Britain's Most Talented Pet say they have found a dog that can mow the lawn and play the piano. The Ultimate Pet Show competition organizers said Hope the German shepherd can place his front paws on a lawn mower's handle and push the machine along like a human
A STAR Wars fanatic has landed a top movie prize from his hero George Lucas. Oliver Jones, 24, from Sutton Coldfield, accidentally submitted a 59-second short film, based on The Empire Strikes Back, after attempting to enter an entirely separate online contest.
KNOWING your way around a computer can make a huge difference to your professional as well as personal life. Understanding how computers work can also lead you towards an illustrious career in IT.
By JOHN SLIM'S AMATEUR THEATRE It is good to see the spirit of optimism is alive and well at Birmingham's Crescent Theatre. Although audiences last season were often by no means as large as could have been hoped, the city's leading amateur theatre has boldly extended its box office opening hours.
PARKING capacity at a busy city train station near Erdington may be increased - by using rear gardens. Centro wants to extend the Chester Road park-and ride scheme, between Erdington and Sutton Coldfield, by using half of the gardens at five houses on nearby Green Lanes.
STAFF and students were celebrating excellent results in the GCSE re-sit programme at Sutton Coldfield College with many Grade A* and Grade As being awarded among the results. Ann-Toni Jones was delighted with her Grade A in chemistry, which will now allow her to take AS-level chemistry next year.
By A Brown AT A loose end during the recent wet weather, I idly started searching through the You Tube video site - the first time I have ever visited it.
By JOHN SLIM'S AMATEUR THEATRE When Euan Rose sits down to write a show, the result is usually a musical, created in co-operation with someone who joins him to make the melodies.
By Tony Collins THE future's looking bright, and healthy, for pupils at a Birmingham primary school. Children at St Joseph's RC Primary in Little Sutton Lane, Sutton Coldfield, have been enjoying unprecedented success in the world of sport with no less than 18 trophies in the past year.
PUPILS from a Sutton Coldfield primary school took a giant step towards learning about democracy when they took part in a mock debate at the Council House in Lichfield.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.