Duplic8 on USA television: Jak and Tobias get standing ovation on The Ellen Show

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“Today I brought two amazing dancers all the way from London, these… they’re incredible, please welcome Duplic8.”

That’s how the world famous Ellen DeGeneres introduced Castle Vale’s Got Talent winner Jak Tuite Leach and his dance partner Tobias Mead.

The two performed a dance on the Ellen Show and got a standing ovation from the studio audience. And to cap it all, Ellen presented them both with an Ellen costume for a future performance.

The Ellen Show has around 3 million viewers daily.

Click here to watch the Ellen Show performance on youtube.

The USA television performance is another chapter in the dance duo’s amazing success story. Last month, Jak and Tobias performed  to an audience of over 5 million on Sunday Night at the Palladium with top British comedian Jack Whitehall, on ITV in the UK.

Back to back wins for Castle Vale Town

Castle Vale Town continued their climb up the league table with a 3-2 victory over Olympia 808 at Vale Stadium today in division two of the Birmingham and District League.

Town are unbeaten in their last four games and are now in fourth place in the league with eleven points from their opening six matches.

Paget Rangers drew 2-2 with Knowle in division two of the Midland League at the Trevor Brown Memorial Ground in Boldmere today.

It was Paget’s fourth draw from eleven league games this season. Paget are now in 11th position in the league, with ten points from their

Football’s greatest storyteller

Fat Alan witnessed one of football’s greatest storytellers at the West Brom v Crystal Palace game. Palace manager Neil Warnock.

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England expects……. Trafalgar Day celebration starts from Nelson’s statue in Bull Ring

Sunday shoppers near the Bull Ring tomorrow will witness a celebration of a naval victory that took place 209 years ago.

Trafalgar Day, on Sunday 26th October,  will celebrate Admiral Lord Nelson’s victory over the French and Spanish fleets in 1805.

The ceremony will start at at 11.20am at Nelson’s statue outside the Bullring, overlooking St Martin’s Church. The procession will include music from the band of the West Midlands Fire Service, and will progress towards the Council House for 11.40am.

Collapsed, unable to stand, bleeding: but no jail for woman who neglected her dog to death

A Hodge Hill woman has been banned from keeping animals for 15 years and given a suspended prison sentence after her pet dog had to be put down.
Claire Louise Williams, 29, of Bromford Road, Hodge Hill, had called Birmingham Council’s animal welfare team last January asking them to pick up a stray that she had found.
But the story was a lie.
The dog, Buster, belonged to her but had never been vaccinated or received any veterinary treatment.

When officers arrived to pick up the dog, they found it collapsed on the kitchen floor, unable to stand or walk, and bleeding.
Buster was suffering from acute haemorrhagic gastroenteritis, with thick red blood diarrhoea. He was also severely emaciated, dehydrated and hypothermic.

Birmingham magistrates gave Williams a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for a year, and a supervision order with 200 hours’ unpaid work. She was also ordered to pay £330 in costs.

Bishop Vesey Grammar, in the top three schools in the Midlands for A-levels

Bishop Vesey Grammar School has been described as outstanding by Ofsted.

This year, 85% of sixth form pupils attained the highest grades in A-levels,
placing the school in the top 25 nationally and third in the Midlands.

Inspectors awarded the top grade across all categories in their latest inspection.

The headteacher at the school is ‘relentless’  in his drive to ensure that the high standards reached by the students, and the high quality of teaching, are sustained and improved further, according to the report, published this week.

The school became an academy in 2012.

No licence and no regrets: Castle Vale driving-ban sisters defiant

Two Castle Vale sisters who appeared at Birmingham Crown Court charged with driving offences have hit the headlines again after their defiant facebook response.

Amy Lee Humpage, aged 25,  and Laura Louise Humpage, aged 27 of Sumburgh Croft, were found guilty of dangerous driving, failing to provide a breath specimen when requested,  and driving without a licence on Sunday 7th September.

Now they are on the Birmingham Mail website for mocking their sentence and posting defiant comments and photographs on  facebook.

They achieved notoriety by asking police for a cigarette when they had finally been stopped for their illegal and dangerous driving.