Jonathan Horsfall

Leamington Spa bowled over to be part of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid

Royal Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park, home of Bowls England and the English National Bowls Championships, has been revealed as the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls venue for Birmingham’s 2022 Bid. The royal titled town’s international standard greens are the annual home of the National Bowls Championships and have hosted two women’s World Bowls Championships, […]

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Books of Remembrance relocated to Library of Birmingham

By on 02/08/2017 in Bulletin, News with 0 Comments

Books of Remembrance previously housed in the Hall of Memory can now be viewed on the ground floor of the Library of Birmingham. The books have been moved to the library on a temporary basis as access to the Hall of Memory has been closed to allow the first phase of redevelopment works to take […]

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American and Jamaican athletes attend Civic Service at Birmingham Cathedral

To celebrate their visit to Birmingham, and to enable the city to wish them well before they head to the IAAF World Championships in London,  athletes, coaches and staff from USA Track & Field (USATF) and the Jamaican Track and Field team were invited to a special civic service, which was held at Birmingham Cathedral […]

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Further talks on refuse dispute

By on 21/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Talks took place yesterday afternoon (July 20) between council senior staff and Trades Unions including Unite, who are currently taking disruptive industrial action. A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “In the talks both sides set out their issues. The council restated the very fair and reasonable options it had given for refuse workers affected by reorganisation […]

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Green Flag success for Birmingham parks and crematoria

It’s official – Birmingham has 17 of Britain’s best green spaces. Kings Norton Park wins Green Flag status for the first time this year, while 14 other Birmingham parks have retained theirs. Sutton Coldfield Crematorium and Kings Norton Cemetery have also retained their Green Flag status. The accolade, awarded by Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and […]

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A38 Kingsbury Road incident – UPDATE

By on 07/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

The following closures and diversions are in place following a road traffic collision this morning on the A38 Kingsbury Road: A38 Kingsbury Road closed between Tyburn Roundabout (A452 Chester Road) and Midpoint Park Diversion route via A452 Chester Road, Eachelhurst Road, Walmley Ash Road and Minworth Roundabout Access to Castle Vale via A452 Spitfire Roundabout (Tangmere […]

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Building great homes, creating great places – Birmingham leads the way

By on 05/07/2017 in Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has today (July 5) launched its new housing pamphlet – “Building great homes, creating great places – Birmingham leads the way”. Birmingham has long been a place of social reformers, from the Chamberlains through to today the leaders of the city strive to provide the best quality of life for those who live […]

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Big Birmingham Bikes win prestigious Ashden Award

Big Birmingham Bikes (BBB), a pioneering Birmingham City Council scheme to get residents onto two wheels, has jointly won the 2017 Ashden Award for Clean Air in Towns and Cities. BBB offers free bicycles to Birmingham residents living in deprived areas. Recipients also receive basic training in cycle maintenance and BBB provide lessons for those […]

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National Clean Air Day activities confirmed

By on 08/06/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Details of activities taking place across Birmingham for the first ever National Clean Air Day have been confirmed. Environmental charity Global Action Plan is working with Birmingham City Council and its partners to host a series of events across the city on Thursday, June 15, as part of a national day of activities designed to […]

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City sandwich bar fined £35,000 for mice activity

By on 08/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A popular Birmingham sandwich bar was ordered to pay £35,000 after being found guilty of three offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (8 June 2017). Philpotts Ltd – which is based at 146 Sarehole Road, Birmingham B28 8DT and runs Philpotts at 34 Bennetts Hill, in the […]

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