Love-fest comes to Balsall Common’s Railway Inn


If you missed out on Valentines Day yesterday or that imaginary card you were expecting mysteriously vanished in the post, do not fear, the love-fest is here.


Graham and Lloyd Slater’s Rumours Soul Suite bring a new flavour to their weekly disco at the Railway Inn in Balsall Common with their post-Valentines Day love-lounge selection from 8:30pm this evening.

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Tickets still available for Aladdin panto in Balsall Common

Centre Stage star Ken Dickens

Balsall Common’s Centre Stage still have tickets available for their hilarious Aladdin pantomime at the Heart of England School for shows running from Friday 25th January through to Sunday 27th January 2013.


The increasingly talented and professionally run group – now well into their third decade – return to one of their more traditional family-friendly events, following a sequence of challenging and highly acclaimed productions.

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Balsall Common Iron Man to hit ITV1 screens

Balsall Common’s Paddy Doyle will appear, finally, after some unintentionally misleading press, on ITV1’s Inside Guinness World Records on Tuesday evening (18th December 2012). Paddy was originally scheduled to appear in last week’s show, as confirmed by numerous media outlets, including a full feature in Radio Times magazine, but Paddy was contacted by programme makers at the eleventh hour to say his appearance would not be happening for another seven days.


In the show Paddy explores his career as a record breaking endurance athlete and how his troubled younger years nearly led him down a different path, into constant scrapes and time spent at Her Majesty’s pleasure. His saving grace, his enlightenment, came thanks in part to his discovery of a great love for endurance based discipline, following a series of ‘beastings’ intended as punishments, during his time serving as a paratrooper.


Ever since the mid-1980’s Paddy’s life has been dedicated to a record breaking crusade and among his various records, he can boast 52 current Guinness World Records, the most held by anyone in the UK.


In between world record challenges and looking after his two daughters with his partner Deborah, Paddy gets involved in a vast array of physical activities including mountain trekking. He also offers personal training sessions in a specially constructed gym in his back garden.

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