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Comic book fun at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

By on 28/08/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

WILD About Comics returns to Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park this Bank Holiday Monday 31st August for more comic book fun. From 11am visitors can take part in a treasure hunt and win some free comics, have their photos taken with Captain America or Black Canary and even meet some of the great cartoonists and artists […]

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Faith Network to be launched in Birmingham

By on 28/08/2015 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

Faith group representatives in Birmingham are set to come together for the launch of the city’s new Faith Network. The Faith Network, a new forum for engagement between Birmingham City Council and faith groups and faith-led activity in the city, will be launched in the Banqueting Suite at the Council House, in Victoria Square, on […]

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Name the babies at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

By on 28/08/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

The Golden Lion Tamarin twins need names – can you help? Born on 27 February to proud mum and dad Cleo and Pablo, the six month old twins urgently need naming. If you’d like to suggest a name – which will go to a public vote – then leave it at reception when you visit […]

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Independent Improvement Panel holds second public meeting

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel, which is monitoring the progress being made by Birmingham City Council in implementing its improvement programme, will be holding its second public meeting on Friday 11th September. The Panel has asked the City Council to publish the next stage of its improvement plans for 2016/17 as well as a further […]

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‘World Cup Cricket’ at Stockland Green

By on 25/08/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Residents and visitors to Stockland Green are invited to take part in the annual Stockland Green World Cup Cricket Day this Bank Holiday Monday at Highcroft Community Centre. Erdington district chair, Cllr Josh Jones said: “This event is one of many organised by the Stockland Green Ward Advisory Board, a group of committed local people […]

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Business grant scheme hailed a success

By on 24/08/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A grant scheme that helps businesses across the West Midlands invest in innovative new products has been hailed a success by an independent evaluation. Successfully managed by Birmingham City Council, the Business Innovation Programme (BIP) is an £8.7m programme of business support, part funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It is expected to […]

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Motorist who fly-tipped garden waste due to ‘horrendous’ smell is fined

By on 20/08/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

A motorist who dumped plastic bags containing garden waste at the side of a Sutton Coldfield road has been ordered to pay more than £1,400. Paul Andrew McHugh, of Wheatmore Grove, Sutton Coldfield, was spotted by a Birmingham City Council employee as he removed the bags from his car and left them at the side […]

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Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park helps endangered bird

By on 20/08/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park is helping to safeguard the future of the Waldrapp Ibis, one of the top ten endangered birds supported by zoos and aquariums. The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), which promotes the values of good zoos and aquariums, has compiled a list of the top ten birds benefitting […]

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New app for public notices launched

By on 19/08/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Anyone with an interest in browsing public notices can now access some of those issued by Birmingham City Council as part of a new smartphone app trial. Birmingham Notiz, developed in partnership with Trinity Mirror Group (parent publisher of titles including the Birmingham Mail), gives users the opportunity to examine a limited range of planning […]

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School traders set out their stalls at Bull Ring Markets

By on 18/08/2015 in News with 0 Comments

School children will turn market traders for the day when they sell the fruits of their business ideas to the public at a top Birmingham market this week. The young entrepreneurs will run 10 stalls selling everything from glass paintings to photographs of local landmarks as part of the Skills to Shine Summer School. Their […]

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