Motorcycling: Taylor snatches final day victory and British Championship Runner Up spot

Heart of England pupil Chris Taylor has his sights set on becoming motorcycle GP World Champion after completing a phenomenal season in the British Low Capacity Mini Moto Circuit. The 11 year old ended the season in the Championship Runner Up spot after sweeping to victory in this month’s final race at Whilton Mill in Northamptonshire, despite missing a clutch of races and having to win another the hard way after being forced to start from the back of the grid when he missed qualifying at Kinsham in Herefordshire.
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Tennis: Brotherton celebrates unique double at awards night

Ed Brotherton receiving one of his winner's trophies from Berkswell Tennis Club President Peter Nurse

Lucie Ray reports:

Ed Brotherton stole the limelight as more than 60 guests flocked to Berkswell & Balsall Common Tennis Club’s annual dinner and awards night at the Lant Trust Community Centre.  The event at Meeting House Lane on Friday 15th October saw Brotherton appear to formally collect winner’s trophies after taking both the Club’s junior Under 16 and men’s singles titles at the Club’s end of season Finals Day in September.
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Cafe Tamarinds celebrates top Asian Cuisine Award

Mintu and his superb team at Cafe Tamarinds are celebrating after scooping one of the top winners trophies at the 2010 Bangladesh Caterers Association Awards at the Park Plaza in Westminster Bridge on Sunday October 10th. The popular restaurant came away as Midlands Region Winners and a delighted Mintu attended the packed Awards night in London with his family and talented Chef Ahmed.

The restaurant situated on the Kenilworth Road in Balsall Common is no stranger to the limelight, accustomed as it is to celebrity visitors, the highlight coming with a seal of approval money can’t buy when TV chef Gordon Ramsay returned for a second visit with a large entourage after being unequivocally impressed on his first Tamarinds dining experience.
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Solihull Town Mayor opens Jubilee Community and Youth Centre

Solihull’s Town Mayor Ian Courts congratulated project workers on their sterling work when he officially re-opened the redeveloped Jubilee Community and Youth Centre on 28th September. The Mayor, himself a resident of Balsall Common, speaking at the former library building, also used the opportunity to discuss concerns in the community such as the emerging threat of HS2.
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16 year old swimming star targets Olympic Games

16 year old swimmer and Solihull College student David Maxwell from Balsall Common is allowing himself to dream of representing Great Britain at the Olympic Games, following successes in and out of the pool. The former Heart of England pupil readily admits that London 2012 may come a little too soon, but believes he’s in with a chance of making the 2016 Games if he keeps up his gruelling 28 hour per week training regime, which he juggles with this A level studies in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Spanish.
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