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Miliband’s new deal Ed Miliband has told young people that he would cap university tuition fess at £6,000 - rather than the current £9,000. At the Labour Party Conference he said: “Three thousand of our brightest young people, at state schools, get the grades to go to our most competitive universities. But they never go. That can’t be right.”

Solihull - so tasteful? The town celebrates its diverse, multicultural cuisine with a week of culinary demonstrations, cooking master classes and kids activities. Chefs representing Asian, European, American and British cuisine will be showcasing their talents in Mell Square where visitors can try flavours

from around the world and taste samples from the latest menus. A number of restaurants in Solihull will be putting on special menus during the week with 13 of them offering Kids Eat Free deals. Solihull Dining Week runs October 1-9.

Keep it short to win A short story competition for young writers is being launched by The Gentlemen Press, an independent, Birmingham-based publisher. The competition is open to writers from the West Midlands aged 13-21 and will accept submissions of 5002,000 words. The entries will be judged by Jean Ure, Nine Arches and David Belbin. 12 winning entries will be published in an anthology called ‘Objection to Perfection,’ due

to launch at The Book Barge in Birmingham. To enter go to www. php. Competition closes October 31.

Going Supersonic Now in its ninth year, the Supersonic festival is anything but your average mainstream festival. Supersonic curators pride themselves on compiling the most experimental and exciting music out there, so expect an utterly eclectic mix of alternative music with a decent heavy metal weighting. As well as the music there’s a number of film screenings, exhibitions and workshops running across the weekend. Supersonic takes place at the Custard Factory in Digbeth October 21-23. Got news? Email us

SL Magazine Issue 3  
SL Magazine Issue 3  

As the dust begins to settle from the August riots, issue 3 of SL Magazine brings together the reactions of young people in Birmingham, and...