Local Media Round-Up 12/02

Here’s what has been making the news this week in the local papers concerning the B44 area.

Birmingham Mail

Kingstanding mum has television makeover

A BIRMINGHAM mum who helps parents like Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden come to terms with losing their babies has won a glamorous TV makeover.

Sapper Daniel Maguire relishing role

A SOLDIER from Birmingham has told of his dedication to his job as he prepares to serve on the front line in Afghanistan for the first time since being deployed to Helmand province.

Fresh hope for threatened Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureaux

FIVE closure-threatened Citizens Advice Bureaux could be saved at a crunch meeting, according to a Birmingham MP.

Youngsters take part in singing promotion

YOUNGSTERS hit the right notes at a Birmingham school to celebrate a national singing promotion.

Great Barr Observer

Careers day hailed a success

THE Great Barr Observer teamed up with groups from around the community to talk careers to children.

Charity the winner thanks to bingo club’s fund-raising

A BINGO club in Kingstanding has been making sure more than just its members are winners this month, thanks to a large charity donation.

Laura wins unique experience to shadow Oxford Uni student

A GREAT Barr schoolgirl is overjoyed after winning the chance to shadow an older student at one of the country’s top universities.

Bin would help tidy up reserve

I WAS in the Queslett Nature Reserve last week, January 29, and I must say how impressed I was with the clean up by volunteers of The Friends of The Queslett Nature Reserve.

Couple jailed for part in drug smuggling gang

A COUPLE from Kingstanding who imported cocaine from South America and supplied dealers and users on the streets of Birmingham have been jailed for more than 25 years

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