Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director Place, looks at what makes Bull Ring Markets – the oldest in the country – a ‘hidden’ gem in the city’s retail scene. The countdown to Super September – a month of events, including the opening of Grand Central shopping centre and a new John Lewis store, expected to draw […]
The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel, which is monitoring the progress being made by Birmingham City Council in implementing its improvement programme, will be holding its second public meeting on Friday 11th September. The Panel has asked the City Council to publish the next stage of its improvement plans for 2016/17 as well as a further […]
Anyone with an interest in browsing public notices can now access some of those issued by Birmingham City Council as part of a new smartphone app trial. Birmingham Notiz, developed in partnership with Trinity Mirror Group (parent publisher of titles including the Birmingham Mail), gives users the opportunity to examine a limited range of planning […]
Volunteers are being sought to become Birmingham Ambassadors during a month of high profile events expected to bring tens of thousands of visitors to the city in September. Birmingham Ambassadors will be the public face of the city for visitors during key events such as the Rugby World Cup matches at Villa Park on September […]
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Tickets for this year’s Rugby World Cup matches at Villa Park may have sold out, but Birmingham residents and visitors can still experience the excitement of the tournament at the city’s official fanzone – one of just 15 around the country. Located at Eastside Park, the fanzone will be free to enter and will be […]
One of Birmingham’s most recognisable city centre landmarks is to be given a colourful new appearance this summer when it is filled with flowers and plants. The River fountain – known colloquially as ‘the Floozie in the Jacuzzi’ – in Victoria Square has not been fully operational since late 2013 due to a leak which […]
Olympic champion Mo Farah heads a star-studded line-up at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix, which takes place on Sunday, June 7. He will be joined by the likes of Olympic, European and Commonwealth long jump champion Greg Rutherford and world former Olympic 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu, as well as a raft of other British stars. Taking […]