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Statement from Cllr John Clancy

The following is a statement issued by Cllr John Clancy this afternoon (September 11): “It has become clear to me that frenzied media speculation about the Birmingham waste dispute is beginning to harm Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Labour Party. I can see no end to such speculation, as ill-informed as much of it […]

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Birmingham welcomes Commonwealth Games decision

Birmingham today (7 September 2017) welcomed the decision by the Commonwealth Games Delivery Unit (CGDU) to recommend it as a Candidate City to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Ian Ward, Deputy Leader and Chair of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bid Committee, said: “This is a great endorsement by the UK Government of Birmingham’s credentials to […]

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Council House complex and BM&AG feasibility study

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Plans for major modernisation works to the Council House complex and redevelopment of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery have taken a step forward with a contractor-led design team being appointed to conduct a feasibility study for the project. Birmingham City Council has appointed contractor, Bouygues and a design team led by local practice Associated Architects […]

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22 reasons Brum should get 2022 Commonwealths

With the decision due soon as to whether an English Bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be submitted and, if so, whether it will be Birmingham which becomes the UK’s Candidate City, the bid team has today compiled a list of 22 reasons as to why Birmingham should be selected. With a population of […]

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Weekender encapsulates spirit of cultural programme for 2022 bid

Just 22 days ahead of Birmingham’s largest arts festival, Birmingham Weekender (from 22 – 24 September), the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games bid team unveils its cultural programme for the Games. Comprising a dazzling blend of traditional and contemporary arts from the region and the wider Commonwealth, the cultural programme will showcase Birmingham 2022’s urban, contemporary […]

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Brand new leisure centre opens in Erdington

A brand new sports facility in north Birmingham opens to the public on Monday 4 September. The new Erdington Leisure Centre – designed to provide the whole community with a fresh, modern exercise and recreation venue – features a 25-metre swimming pool, a teaching pool, a 70-station gym and a community room/studio space.  A wide […]

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Best of British business backs Birmingham bid

The Birmingham 2022 bid team today unveiled its plans to showcase the best of UK industry and business to a global audience, as part of its 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. Business Expo 2022, and the associated five-year Enterprise and Industry Programme building up to it, would form a key part of the legacy left by […]

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Stars of screen and sport back the 2022 bid

Hollywood stars Julie Walters and David Harewood are joining with over 60 top sports stars to back Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Multi-BAFTA Award winning actress, Dame Julie Walters, DBE, was born in Edgbaston, Birmingham and raised in Smethwick. The two-time Academy Award nominee, star of multiple big screen films including Billy Elliot, […]

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Birmingham boosts 2022 Bid with Baton visit

The Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Birmingham on Sunday 20 August. Counting down towards the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Baton’s visit is in recognition of Birmingham’s own Commonwealth Games ambitions as it bids for 2022. Many of Birmingham’s iconic landmarks and showcase sports events will feature in the Queen’s Baton Relay’s visit and […]

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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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