Team GB’s badminton squad and some of Europe’s finest players were preparing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena this week. Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, met some of the players during a break in training earlier today (21 July 2016), including Kirsty Gilmour and Rajiv Ouseph, to […]
Today sees the start of works to rebuild Erdington Leisure Centre, one of three existing leisure centres across the city to be replaced by Birmingham Community Leisure Trust (BCLT), working in partnership with Birmingham City Council (BCC). A fourth centre at a new site at Icknield Port Loop in Edgbaston will also be built and […]
The Library of Birmingham, along with local writer development group Writing West Midlands, is looking for a talented poet to become Birmingham’s next Poet Laureate. Alongside the city-wide search for a successor to Adrian Blackledge, the hunt is also on for a new Young Poet Laureate to follow on from Serena Arthur. Anyone living, working […]
Inspired by Wimbledon? A City Council backed initiative plans to hand out thousands of tennis rackets in a bid to get Brummies active.
The date of the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon has been announced as October 15, 2017. Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic news that Birmingham has been chosen to stage an international marathon and now the countdown has begun to October 15, 2017 – a date which I’m sure will […]
Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, looks ahead to this weekend’s British Championships and what this means for Britain’s chances in Rio The Road to Rio winds its way through Perry Barr this weekend, when the Alexander Stadium welcomes the British Championships – an event which is a firm favourite on Birmingham’s sporting calendar […]
As the best of Britain’s current Olympic hopefuls look forward to winning their place in Team GB for the Rio Olympics at the British Championships on 24-26 June, former Olympic bronze medallist and Commonwealth champion Kelly Sotherton today became the first athlete to be commemorated in Birmingham’s ‘Parade of Champions’. The ‘Parade of Champions’ will […]