Daily Archives: May 5, 2010

Young Jak wins talent show


Trevor Evans, presenter of Castle Vale's Got Talent, kneels down to congratulate the winner Jak Tuite, aged 8, who delighted the packed audience with his dancing

Eight year-old Jak Tuite won Castle Vale’s Got Talent tonight with a superb dancing performance in front of a packed audience of over 300 at the Performing Arts College in Farnborough Road. BRMB’s Jo Russell said that she and the other three judges had some disagreements as they decided who should be given the awards. Tezlin Newell Harding was given second prize, after a brilliant singing performance. It is the second successive year that Tezlin has been runner-up in the competition.
Photos to follow on Vale Mail’s facebook page tomorrow (Friday).

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Decision day for voters… day off for kids


Chivenor, Pegasus and Topcliffe Schools will be closed for pupils tomorrow as they are being used as polling stations for voters in the General and local elections.
The polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm. The count for the General Election will start once the polling stations have closed. The count for the local election will be delayed until later on Friday 7th May until General Election counts have been concluded.
For the General Election, Castle Vale is in the Erdington constituency, where voters will decide who will replace Sion Simon as their Member of Parliament. There will be a choice of eight candidates for the General Election.
For the local election, voters will also be able vote for a councillor to represent them on the Birmingham City Council. Castle Vale is in the Tyburn Ward of Birmingham City. Each ward has three local councillors, who serve on the council for a four year term. These elections take place on a rolling basis (one councillor is up for election each year). There will be a choice of four candidates for the local elections.

Talent finals tonight


The finals of Castle Vale’ Got Talent will be held at the Performing Arts College in Farnborough Road tonight at 7pm. 24 acts will be watched by four judges and the audience. Jo Russell, (BRMB’s The Jo Show) will be one of the judges.