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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City gets Gold at 2016 RHS Britain in Bloom Ceremony

Last night (October 14), Birmingham scooped a Gold award in the Champion of Champions category at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals Awards Ceremony, also held in Birmingham. The event was hosted by TV Gardening Expert Chris Beardshaw

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Grand Central scoops top award

By on 14/10/2016 in Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Cllr John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council, has responded to the news that the Grand Central and Birmingham Gateway project – which the council had a key stake in – has this afternoon (October 14) been named as the overall winner (and the Regeneration category winner) at the 2016 RICS awards: Cllr Clancy said: […]

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Birmingham working towards Clean Air Zone

As the Government consults on the introduction of Clean Air Zones, Birmingham City Council has been busy working to establish what this would mean for the city and how it could be implemented. Birmingham is one of five cities – alongside Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton – required by the Government to have a Clean […]

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The importance of being physically active

By on 12/10/2016 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director for Place at Birmingham City Council, blogs on the range of wellbeing services the city offers, ahead of this weekend’s Great Birmingham Run event… The biggest single thing you can do to prevent dying early is to be physically active….. The above statement is hard-hitting, but true – and it […]

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Greater Birmingham to make Mipim UK debut

By on 11/10/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Greater Birmingham regions will join forces to showcase their leading investment offer at national real estate show MIPIM UK for the first time. (19 – 21 October 2016, Olympia, London)

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Birmingham City Council set to approve 500 new homes

By on 11/10/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet will be asked to approve two reports on 18 October which set out plans to build more than 500 new houses and apartments for sale and rent at a cost of £64 million. The executive will be asked to support a major new house building programme through the council’s Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) […]

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Speeding motorists face Kids’ Court

With 20mph limits now in force, speeding drivers faced Kids Court this morning: #20mph #slowerissafer #brum — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) October 11, 2016 School children from Montgomery Primary Academy in Sparkbrook have been taking speeding drivers to task after they were caught exceeding a 20mph speed limit outside their school. As 20mph limits […]

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The ‘best bits’ of Romeo and Juliet comes to Brum

By on 11/10/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Families are being urged to introduce their children to the ‘best bits’ of Shakespeare during half term, as part of a free regional tour starting at the Library of Birmingham later this month. The Bard’s Best Bits of Romeo and Juliet, a 90-minute comedy adaptation, aims to introduce younger audiences to Shakespeare in a fun […]

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Birmingham’s commitment to preventing domestic abuse

A report setting out Birmingham’s commitment to preventing domestic abuse is due to go to the city council’s cabinet. The Birmingham Domestic Abuse Prevention Strategy 2017-2020, in line with national guidelines, looks at adults who are experiencing – or have experienced – domestic abuse, perpetrators, children exposed to it and how the general population can […]

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