Justin Averill won the final of Castle Vale’s Got Talent competition tonight, along with £250 worth of prize money, at the Performing Arts College on Farnborough Road.
Justin Averill, with Becky Johnson from ITV's Central News
A packed audience saw 22 acts including singers, dancers and musicians compete for the top four positions. The judges included Becky Johnson from ITV Central News, and Danny Kelly from BBC Radio WM.
Runner-up in the talent show was singer Tezlin Newell-Harding. Singer Sabrina Channer was third, and two young dancers, Jake Whitehouse and John Dodd came fourth.
LDV, the van makers based in Washwood Heath, have applied to go into administration, and have now sent home their workers. The company has been struggling for some time. Most of its workers were already on short time or had been laid off. LDV has a number of local suppliers who have also been affected by the downturn in its sales and production.
Diesel is still just below the pound mark (99 pence per litre) at Asda in Minworth.
Next cheapest in the area is Sainsbury’s (100.9 ppl), followed by Pype Hayes Service Station (101.9 ppl) and Snax 24 Clock Filling Station (102.9 ppl).
The Midland Combination has declared void Castle Vale FC’s 5-1 defeat at the hands of Bolehall Swifts on 13th April.During the original game, Bolehall brought on a player as substitute who had not been named on the original team sheet. The decision gives a belated boost to Vale’s promotion chances.
BBC Radio WM’s outspoken presenter Danny Kelly will be one of the five judges in the final of Castle Vale’s Got Talent this week.
The big show starts at 7pm on Wednesday in the school hall on Farnborough Road. 22 performers have progressed to the finals from 150 hopefuls who auditioned at the beginning of this month.
Plans for the City’s proposed new library will be on show at Vale’s library in Spitfire House on 7th May, from 2-3pm. The new Central Library in Birmingham is set to open in 2013 near the site of the current Central Library near the Rep Theatre in 2013.
People who would like to take part in the Vale viewing event should contact Castle Vale Library on 0121 464 7335 to book a place. Refreshments will be available and there will be a £5 book token for all those who participate. Spaces are limited