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Lord Mayor of Birmingham’s Lent Appeal

Wednesday March 1st – Thursday April 13th 2017 Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice is asking Brummies to help raise money for charitable organisations which provide shelter, food and support to rough sleepers and the homeless. Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice said: “Sadly, rough sleeping and homelessness are on the rise both here in Birmingham and […]

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Roosters rule for Chinese New Year in Birmingham

By on 26/01/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Chinese community is preparing to welcome in the Year of the Rooster on Sunday (29 January 2017) with an afternoon of celebrations aimed at the whole family. Organised by the Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee in conjunction with Southside Business Improvement District (BID) and supported by Birmingham City Council, the event will include Chinese music, […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

By on 16/01/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham will lead the city’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations at the Council House on Sunday, January 22. Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecutions, as well as other genocides around the world. Taking place in the Banqueting Suite at the Council House, the theme for this […]

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Birmingham and Frankfurt celebrate their 50th anniversary

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Carl Rice, reflects on the city’s relationship with Frankfurt ahead of celebrations to mark their partnership’s 50th year. Birmingham is known as the city of a thousand trades, but throughout history our civic leaders have sought to grow the city and its reputation ever further. In 1966, Lord Mayor […]

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Lord Mayor leads Birmingham’s Remembrance Sunday service

By on 09/11/2016 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Carl Rice, will lead Birmingham’s Remembrance Sunday service and parade at the Hall of Memory and Centenary Square on Sunday 13 November. Everyone is welcome to attend the event and observe the two-minute silence at 11am. Proceedings begin at 10am when the Salvation Army Band and the West Midlands […]

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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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Lord Mayor joins university in celebrating 10 years in China

Celebrations have taken place in Shanghai this week, marking 10 years since Birmingham City University established a representative office in China. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Carl Rice led the festivities on Monday 26 September, addressing senior academics and graduates from the University, along with members of the British Council in China, local stakeholders […]

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Birmingham’s Lord Mayor recognises role of the Merchant Navy

Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, will fly the Red Ensign at 10am on Saturday September 3, outside the Council House in Victoria Square, to celebrate Merchant Navy Day and raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.  The Lord Mayor will read a Message from HRH The Earl of Wessex before […]

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Much to celebrate, and to remember

By on 16/08/2016 in Blog, Lord Mayor with 0 Comments

After ten weeks in the job, Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, reflects on his experiences as Birmingham’s first citizen….   In the first ten weeks I’ve joined countless celebrations across the city – from The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations to community events like Birmingham Pride and Big John’s Birmingham Mela.  There have also been […]

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Messages of support from Birmingham to Nice – update

By on 15/07/2016 in Leader, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

The French tricolore lowered to half-mast outside @BhamCityCouncil Council House #PrayersforNice pic.twitter.com/s1fr73zkr9 — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) July 15, 2016 Following last night’s attack in Nice, Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Carl Rice has sent the following message to President Hollande “I am  shocked and saddened by last night’s horrifying and sickening attack during Bastille Day […]

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