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Conservative Candidate Andy Street is West Midlands Mayor

Conservative candidate and former John Lewis boss Andy Street has been elected as the metro Mayor for the West Midlands, it was announced last Friday. The result follows the local elections held on Thursday 4th May, which were the first of their kind since 1981. The vote followed calls for devolution of power from Westminster …Read More


MATCH REPORT: Warwickshire vs Lancashire (Royal London One Day Cup)

Cricket correspondent, Oli Lathrope, reports from Edgbaston where Warwickshire were beaten at home by Lancashire in the Royal London One Day Cup, losing by 26 runs. Captain Croft sinks Bears Steven Croft’s magnificent 123 off just 78 balls was the catalyst for Lancashire as they picked up their first win in this year’s Royal London One …Read More



MATCH REPORT: Warwickshire vs Durham (Royal London One Day Cup)

Cricket correspondent, Oli Lathrope, reports from Edgbaston where Warwickshire suffered their first defeat of this year’s One Day Cup campaign, losing by 72 runs to Durham. A wonderful innings of 139 from Keaton Jennings inspired Durham to 2 73 run win over Warwickshire on bank holiday Monday at Edgbaston today. Due to overnight rain the match …Read More


President Trump’s First 100 Days in Office

A United States President’s first hundred days are incredibly important. It’s a statement of intent; the world’s first glimpse as to how the winning candidate will govern as Leader of the Free World. The term was coined by FDR in the thirties and it stuck, and in 2017 we still look to an American President’s …Read More


Theresa May Announces Snap General Election

Theresa May has called a snap General Election for the 8th of June. This announcement follows her repeated claims that “the next election must be held in 2020”, yet the thin majority of 17 Mrs May holds within the house of commons has, it would appear, broken her resolve. The Prime minister declared that she …Read More


ValeFest 2017 Charities: BasicNeeds

Better Mental Health – Better Lives Every year at The Vale Festival, the organisers select charities to support with 100% of the proceeds from the year’s ticket sales, having donated over £150,000 in years gone by. Since 2004 ValeFest, as Europe’s largest student-run charity music festival, has championed a number of worthy causes, last year being The …Read More



ValeFest 2017 Charities: RSVP West Midlands

Every year at The Vale Festival, the organisers select charities to support with 100% of the proceeds from the year’s ticket sales, having donated over £150,000 in years gone by. Since 2004 ValeFest, as Europe’s largest student-run charity music festival, has championed a number of worthy causes, last year being The Birmingham Children’s Hospital and …Read More