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Commonwealth Games 2026 feasibility study

The process to formally draw up a feasibility study for a Birmingham bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games is now out of the starting blocks. Birmingham City Council has appointed Origin Sports Group to carry out the study during the first quarter of 2017, with a final document due by April. Origin Sports Group (OSG) […]

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£500,000 awarded for Aston & Newtown arts projects

Thirteen local arts and community organisations will receive arts grants totalling £500,000 to deliver projects in Aston and Newtown during 2017-18, it was announced today (6 January 2017). Beneficiaries from these projects will include a wide range of young residents (including early years), budding creative entrepreneurs and producers, and community elders not usually engaged in […]

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Charities benefit from Frankfurt Market donations

Stallholders from Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market have made their annual donation of left over foods to local charities. The market closed last week (29 December), and traders donated produce – such as ham, doughnuts, waffles and sausages – which were distributed to charities via a food bank at Holford Drive Community Sports Hub. Birmingham City […]

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Bull Ring Markets blessed to mark their 850th anniversary

By on 04/11/2016 in Deputy Leader, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s historic Bull Ring Markets were blessed following a special rededication service to celebrate their 850th anniversary earlier today (4 November). The Reverend Canon Stewart Jones led a short service – attended by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Carl Rice, along with markets staff and traders – at St Martin in the Bull Ring, […]

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Delegation from USA Track and Field visit city

A delegation from USA Track and Field, the governing body for athletics in the US, visited Birmingham on Thursday (October 27), to discuss the details for a proposed training camp, which would be held in the city in July 2017. They visited various sites across the city, including the Birmingham High Performance Centre and Alexander […]

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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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