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IAAF: World indoors preparation well on track

By on 19/10/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Following a site visit from IAAF Competitions and Technical Delegates, the IAAF have confirmed that they are pleased with the city’s preparations for the IAAF World Indoor Championships, Birmingham 2018.

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Australian Aboriginal remains begin long journey home

A collection of Aboriginal remains discovered at the University of Birmingham and at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, were handed back to traditional custodians from Australia in a spiritual ceremony last week (14 October 2016). The ancestral remains were returned to the Australian people by museum curators and staff in the University’s College of Medical […]

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City Libraries set to mark 150th anniversary

By on 18/10/2016 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Libraries across Birmingham will be hosting a series of activities and events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the city’s first purpose-built Reference Library this month.

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Birmingham gets set to ‘Reclaim Sport’

By on 17/10/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

BBC Get Inspired launches sports kit donation drive to give all youngsters in Birmingham the chance to play sports Sporting fever has hit Birmingham ahead of BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 coming to the Genting Arena on Sunday 18 December. The BBC Get Inspired team are on a mission to make sure every […]

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Community libraries consultation paper published

By on 10/10/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

***October 25 Update: Consultation survey is now live – and runs until January 27. Click here for full details*** Birmingham City Council has today (October 10) set out plans to work with partners to retain 35 of the 37 community libraries in an operating model designed to give the service a long-term sustainable future in […]

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Birmingham’s new Poets Laureate announced

By on 07/10/2016 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

A poet with punch and a spoken-wordsmith determined to bring poetry to everyone have taken up the mantles of Birmingham’s Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate. Professional boxer Matt Windle and 17-year-old Nyanda Foday were announced as new champions of Birmingham at a special National Poetry Day Gala event last night (6 October 2016), at […]

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Showing the city can stage world-class events

Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, blogs on the entry application system for the Birmingham International Marathon 2017, which opens later today… It’s been a hectic few days since we announced Birmingham’s intention to submit a bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026. I am delighted by the early momentum we […]

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City throws hat into the ring to bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games

By on 30/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham is announcing its intention to officially enter the race to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026 and those looking to bring the global sporting event to the city are calling on the entire region to get behind the bid. With the full support of Birmingham City Council, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, the […]

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Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre – another milestone

The new £7.5million Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre, due to open in summer 2017, reached another milestone on Friday with the Topping Out ceremony. Representatives from Birmingham City Council, Places for People Leisure, Pellikaan Construction and Roberts Limbrick Architects attended the ceremony to celebrate the highest point of building work being completed and were also […]

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Vélo Birmingham launches at NEC Cycle Show

The inaugural Vélo Birmingham was launched officially at the NEC Cycle Show today (September 22) following a teaser campaign that generated more than 30,000 pre-registrations. Organised by CSM Active in partnership with Birmingham City Council, the event will combine a 15,000-capacity, 100-mile closed road sportive with the third edition of the Birmingham BikeFest, the free cycling […]

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