Brave Chanel Carter’s dancing dream – Coventry Telegraph

Brave 15 year old Heart of England pupil Chanel Carter has achieved dancing and sporting success against the odds, having been diagnosed with desmoplastic fibroma, at the age of 12, a rare and agonising condition which led her to the difficult life changing decision of having her right foot amputated. The Coventry Telegraph reports on how the determined pupil from Canley achieved super success at her Balsall Common school:

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Nostalgia: What happened to Coventry City star Mickey Gynn?

True Balsall Commoner’s, being Sky blue fans (ahem), may be interested to know that 1987 FA cup (the last 21 years have been a bad dream) hero Mickey Gynn turnee postman has the Balsall Common patch..


Nostalgia: What happened to Coventry City star Mickey Gynn?
Sunday Mercury
Gynn still lives in the village but now delivers to Berkswell and Balsall Common. And he is also a regular at the Ricoh Arena collating stats for the Press Association. “It’s important to me, even though I am not a footballer any more, I still think  



Birmingham Airport Hits the Road

Bothered about the Birmingham International Airport traffic over the area, particularly during the summer? What is the current status regarding the runway expansion? You have the opportunity to pose these questions to employees of the airport at Balsall Common library tomorrow (Thursday 7th July) from 5pm till 7pm.

Checkout the Airport blog for more details

(they will revisit the library on 21st July from 12-2pm too)