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Birmingham marks 70 years of Indian and Pakistan independence

By on 14/08/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

A series of events are taking place across Birmingham this week to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s and Pakistan’s independence. Both countries became independent of British rule in 1947, an event which is celebrated every year by Pakistan on 14 August and India on 15 August. These events began with Cllr Carl Rice, Deputy Lord […]

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American and Jamaican athletes attend Civic Service at Birmingham Cathedral

To celebrate their visit to Birmingham, and to enable the city to wish them well before they head to the IAAF World Championships in London,  athletes, coaches and staff from USA Track & Field (USATF) and the Jamaican Track and Field team were invited to a special civic service, which was held at Birmingham Cathedral […]

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City to observe Grenfell Tower silence today

By on 19/06/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Update: 1.30pm 19 June   Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood said: “Today we held a minute’s silence in Victoria Square outside the Council House for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. “Rev Peter Sellick also led prayers to remember all victims of the Grenfell Tower fire and recent terror attacks, including the attack at […]

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Lord Mayor’s Show this Sunday

The Lord Mayor’s Show returns to Cannon Hill Park this Sunday 11 June from 11am until 4pm, with a free, fun-packed, family friendly event celebrating sport, health and wellbeing. The annual event, which raises money for the Lord Mayor’s charities, welcomes the new Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood. On offer will be: Opportunities to try […]

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Birmingham’s response to the attacks in London

By on 04/06/2017 in Bulletin, Lord Mayor, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Update 5 June: There will be a national one minute silence tomorrow, Tuesday 6 June at 11am in memory of those who lost their lives in the attacks in London on Saturday evening. The Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood will be joined by the Lord Lieutenant John Crabtree OBE, the Leader Cllr John Clancy and […]

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My year as Lord Mayor

The following blog by Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice is an extract from his annual report marking the end of his year as Lord Mayor, and presented to council on 23 May … Having been a member of Birmingham City Council for thirty years I will be honest and say that I have not […]

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Lord Mayor’s Awards 2017

Each year the Lord Mayor of Birmingham invites nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Awards and this year the outgoing Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, who is now the new Deputy Lord Mayor – presented them to: Anawim – a charity for vulnerable women; Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid – which supports survivors of domestic violence; […]

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New Lord Mayor to support Dementia UK and Whizz Kidz

Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor – Cllr Anne Underwood – has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony which took place at the Council House on Tuesday (23 May). She was elected as a councillor for Four Oaks Ward in 1982 and then elected as the first female leader of the Conservative Group of the […]

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Messages and statements following attack in Manchester

By on 23/05/2017 in Cllr Clancy, Leader, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Update 11:30am: Joint Group Leaders’ statement “Birmingham stands firm with our friends in Manchester today. “Our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims, their families and everyone affected by a barbaric act of terror. “This is a dark day but we know that our towns and cities will not be beaten by terror. People […]

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Commonwealth Day

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham started this year’s Commonwealth Day events yesterday morning by raising the Commonwealth Flag in the presence of Wade Lyn – Honorary Consul to Jamaica, Tarang Shelat – Hindu Council of Birmingham, Muhammad Zulqar Nain – Assistant High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Dr Bhogal – Sikh community, Dr Aman Puri – the […]

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