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Birmingham Blitz: City has 2,241 Reasons to Remember

By on 13/11/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

A unique multimedia art installation honouring the 2,241 Birmingham citizens who lost their lives during World War Two will be launched in the city centre next week. Birmingham suffered four nights of consecutive heavy bombing, which destroyed much of the city’s Victorian architecture, including the old Market Hall. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of this […]

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Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre back on track

Birmingham City Council is set to approve the continuation of the construction of Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre at cabinet on 17 November, following delays to the demolition of the existing building. The existing building has been beset with asbestos contamination problems, resulting in an emergency demolition contract being applied to entirely demolish the structure. […]

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Work to start on new Erdington Leisure Centre in spring 2016

By on 29/10/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Proposed plans for the new Erdington Leisure Centre have been shared as part of a public consultation process. The £6.5 million investment will include a six-lane 25m swimming pool, learner pool, workout studio for classes, gym, sauna and steam facilities, changing facilities plus a community room. The new building will be located on Orphanage Road […]

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Latest round of recruitment starts for senior roles

The second phase of recruiting to a number of senior roles at Birmingham City Council starts today (October 28)

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Birmingham to host BBC Music Awards 2015

By on 22/10/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham to host BBC Music Awards 2015 on Thursday 10th December      with Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Mumford & Sons, OMI and One Direction among the line-up of performers • BBC MUSIC AWARDS 2015, THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER • VENUE CONFIRMED AS THE GENTING ARENA, BIRMINGHAM • SUPPORTED BY BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL • ELLIE GOULDING, HOZIER, JESS […]

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Birmingham scoops Gold at Britain in Bloom

By on 17/10/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Last night, Birmingham scooped Gold and were announced as winners of the Large City category at the Britain in Bloom with the RHS UK Finals Awards ceremony for 2015, hosted by TV Presenter and Gardening Expert James Alexander-Sinclair. More than 1,000 Bloom groups from across Britain were vying for the coveted awards, of these just […]

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Sir Albert Bore statement

By on 14/10/2015 in Deputy Leader, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council said: “For some time now I have been considering how to put in place a succession strategy for the Leadership of the City Council. As Leader, for some years now, the people of Birmingham have always come first. I’ve had a vision for Birmingham and I want […]

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Think Hedgehog!

By on 01/10/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Willows Hedgehog Rescue has joined forces with Birmingham City Council and other councils across the West Midlands to raise awareness of the dangers that brush cutters and ‘strimmers’ can pose to wildlife, especially hedgehogs. Many hundreds of hedgehogs every year are seriously injured, sometimes fatally, by the use of line trimmers or ‘strimmers’.  Hundreds of […]

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Plan ahead for a fantastic weekend

By on 24/09/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

People planning a fantastic weekend in Birmingham are being reminded to plan ahead for their visit. The eyes of the world will be on the city this weekend as the Rugby World Cup comes to town in the form of South Africa, Australia, Samoa and Uruguay at Villa Park. The new light and airy New […]

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Birmingham Rugby World Cup fanzone prepares to welcome fans

By on 14/09/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Fans can experience the excitement and atmosphere of the Rugby World Cup with thousands of others at Birmingham’s official fanzone, which opens in Eastside Park on Friday (18th) ready for the opening game between England and Fiji. The fanzone is free to enter and will be open from Friday, September 18, to Sunday, September 20, […]

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