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‘Floozie’ to be given temporary floral makeover

By on 26/06/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Stars line up for Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix

By on 04/06/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Rush Hour Challenge comes to Birmingham

On June 3, Birmingham City Council, together with delivery partners Sustrans and Centro, took part in a countywide Rush Hour Challenge

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Funding boost for new changing rooms at Cofton Park

By on 03/06/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has secured a share of £16.5 million National Lottery funding from Sport England to help build new changing rooms at one of the city’s parks. The council has been awarded £78,169 grant funding towards a £300,000 scheme to build the new facilities at Cofton Park, where there are football pitches. Work is […]

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Shortlisted Centenary Square designs go on public display

By on 21/05/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

People will have the chance to view and have their say on the final shortlisted designs in an innovative competition to redesign one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces when they go on display this week. The competition, launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City […]

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FREE half-term fun in city parks

By on 19/05/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Looking for something to do with the kids over half-term? How about FREE football, rounders, badminton, cricket, archery, tennis and more?

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Birmingham scoops another Gold at Chelsea

By on 19/05/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show for the fourth year running for its spectacular display celebrating 300 years of Birmingham Cathedral.

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New Cabinet confirmed

Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet has been confirmed, with Cllr Paulette Hamilton named the new Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care.

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Birmingham Cathedral heads to Chelsea

By on 15/05/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Cathedral is heading to Chelsea next week, albeit in floral form, thanks to staff at Birmingham City Council’s Parks Department. This year’s entry for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – “300 Years at the Heart” – celebrates 300 years of Birmingham Cathedral with a spectacular five metre tall floral replica of the cathedral’s bell […]

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Baby Lemurs born at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

By on 24/04/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

There have been more new arrivals at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (formerly the Nature Centre) this week with the birth of four Ring-tailed Lemurs – two on Monday 20 April and two yesterday (Thursday 23 April)*. (*Sadly the two that were born to Annie on Thursday 23 April didn’t make it and died late on […]

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