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Birmingham International Marathon date announced

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 […]

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The Road to Rio runs through Birmingham

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 […]

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Children’s libraries get a £250,000 makeover

Five Birmingham City Council children’s libraries have been updated with new equipment and furniture, after receiving grant funding of £250,000 to make improvements. The funding boost – which enabled libraries in Balsall Heath, Druids Heath, Kings Norton, Kingstanding and Small Heath to make improvements and finance educational projects – was awarded by the Wolfson Foundation, […]

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Youth arts boost as Gallery 37 returns

By on 21/06/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Gallery 37​ , Birmingham’s long ­established youth arts participation programme, is set for a major return in September 2016 with a new look and a new home.

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Joining forces for 1,000 cricket bats giveaway

By on 14/06/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has launched a new initiative to donate 1,000 plastic cricket bats to youngsters across Birmingham and the county of Warwickshire.

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Parade of Champions will celebrate legendary athletics performances in the city

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 […]

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Queen’s Award for community sports hub

A voluntary group from Birmingham which manages the Holford Drive Community Sports Hub has had its work recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “This is fantastic news for Holford Drive Community […]

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Birmingham takes centre stage for the countdown to Rio

Birmingham is set to confirm its status as the UK’s home of athletics this month when it hosts two key athletics events on the road to Rio. Both the Birmingham Diamond League on Sunday 5 June and the British Championships from 24 to 26 June are organised by British Athletics, in partnership with Birmingham City […]

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Response to Holding Notice on Birmingham Development Plan

The Government has issued a Holding Notice on the Birmingham Development Plan using its powers under the new Housing and Planning Act. Councillor John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “Clearly it is very disappointing that the Government has chosen to make this decision in spite of the positive outcome of the independent planning […]

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Birmingham has a head start as Sport England targets inactivity

By on 20/05/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

As Sport England unveil plans to tackle inactivity, Birmingham is leading the way thanks to a range of FREE initiatives aimed at getting Brummies off the couch.

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