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Shortlisted Centenary Square designs go on public display

By on 21/05/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

People will have the chance to view and have their say on the final shortlisted designs in an innovative competition to redesign one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces when they go on display this week. The competition, launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City […]

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FREE half-term fun in city parks

By on 19/05/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Looking for something to do with the kids over half-term? How about FREE football, rounders, badminton, cricket, archery, tennis and more?

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Birmingham scoops another Gold at Chelsea

By on 19/05/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show for the fourth year running for its spectacular display celebrating 300 years of Birmingham Cathedral.

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New Cabinet confirmed

Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet has been confirmed, with Cllr Paulette Hamilton named the new Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care.

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Birmingham Cathedral heads to Chelsea

By on 15/05/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Cathedral is heading to Chelsea next week, albeit in floral form, thanks to staff at Birmingham City Council’s Parks Department. This year’s entry for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – “300 Years at the Heart” – celebrates 300 years of Birmingham Cathedral with a spectacular five metre tall floral replica of the cathedral’s bell […]

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Baby Lemurs born at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

By on 24/04/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

There have been more new arrivals at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (formerly the Nature Centre) this week with the birth of four Ring-tailed Lemurs – two on Monday 20 April and two yesterday (Thursday 23 April)*. (*Sadly the two that were born to Annie on Thursday 23 April didn’t make it and died late on […]

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New arrivals at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

By on 02/04/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (formerly the Nature Centre) has been especially busy over the last month with the birth of some beautiful spring babies. And the good news for visitors is that some of them are venturing out so if you visit, you may catch sight of them. You’re also invited to name them – […]

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Improvement panel – update

The independent improvement panel met with Leader, Sir Albert Bore, Deputy Leader, Ian Ward, and Chief Executive, Mark Rogers, yesterday (18 March 2015) in the first of a series of monthly meetings, scheduled for 20 May 2015, 11 June 2015 and 10 July 2015. Public updates are expected shortly after each meeting and briefings around […]

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Ready to support Universal Credit claimants

By on 17/03/2015 in Cllr McKay, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Benefit claimants will be offered Birmingham City Council’s fullest support possible when the next stage of the Government’s welfare reforms are introduced next month. Universal Credit is being rolled-out from April 13 – eventually consolidating six existing benefits into one backdated monthly payment. Government estimates are that there will be 17,000 new claims for Universal Credit […]

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Irish contribution to Birmingham celebrated at St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Irish contribution to Birmingham will be the theme of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in the city which takes place on Sunday, March 15. Organised by the St Patrick’s Festival Committee in co-operation with Birmingham City Council, the parade begins at noon with a confetti blast. This year’s parade will include pipe and […]

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