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IAAF: World indoors preparation well on track

By on 19/10/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Following a site visit from IAAF Competitions and Technical Delegates, the IAAF have confirmed that they are pleased with the city’s preparations for the IAAF World Indoor Championships, Birmingham 2018.

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Speeding motorists face Kids Court

With 20mph limits now in force, speeding drivers faced Kids Court this morning: https://t.co/SGdPxswPG6 #20mph #slowerissafer #brum pic.twitter.com/DPpw9vhzwd — 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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Slower is safer as 20mph limits come into effect

Motorists are being advised that 20mph speed limits come into force across large parts of Birmingham from Monday (October 10). The speed limits will apply on residential roads in all or parts of Aston, Bordesley Green, Brandwood, Hodge Hill, Ladywood, Moseley and Kings Heath, Nechells, South Yardley, Sparkbrook, Springfield and Washwood Heath. Although signs and […]

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Taking an innovative approach to ensure you can vote

By on 05/10/2016 in Blog, Elections, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is piloting new approaches to the annual canvass to ensure as many people as possible can vote. #brum #localgov pic.twitter.com/6rMMQ4pfx2 — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) October 5, 2016 Robert Connelly, head of electoral services at Birmingham City Council, looks at how the council is taking an innovative new approach to ensure as many […]

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Birmingham student wins prestigious fostering education award

By on 03/10/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A Birmingham student was recognised for his achievements in education at The Fostering Network’s Fostering Excellence Awards last week. Bishal Chanda, aged 21, received the Fostering Achievement for Education Award.  He first came into his foster carers’ lives at four years old with a range of special needs, but his foster carers advocated for him […]

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Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre – another milestone

The new £7.5million Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre, due to open in summer 2017, reached another milestone on Friday with the Topping Out ceremony. Representatives from Birmingham City Council, Places for People Leisure, Pellikaan Construction and Roberts Limbrick Architects attended the ceremony to celebrate the highest point of building work being completed and were also […]

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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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Time to get on your bike in Birmingham

Anne Shaw, assistant director for transportation and connectivity, reflects on how Birmingham Cycle Revolution is gathering momentum across the city If, like me, you were one of the many people who attended and took part in HSBC Birmingham BikeFest last weekend, you will know what a fantastic event it was and will have enjoyed the […]

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Vélo Birmingham launches at NEC Cycle Show

The inaugural Vélo Birmingham was launched officially at the NEC Cycle Show today (September 22) following a teaser campaign that generated more than 30,000 pre-registrations. Organised by CSM Active in partnership with Birmingham City Council, the event will combine a 15,000-capacity, 100-mile closed road sportive with the third edition of the Birmingham BikeFest, the free cycling […]

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Birmingham scoops gold in Heart of England in Bloom awards

By on 19/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham has won a Gold in the Large City category and Cannon Hill Park picked up the Mike Garwood Memorial Award in this year’s Heart of England In Bloom competition. Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council, Cllr Ian Ward, said: “Since 2005 we have consistently achieved Gold Awards for our floral displays across the city.  […]

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