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Europe’s top BMX stars head to Birmingham

By on 13/06/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham's new state-of-the-art BMX track plays host to Europe's top stars this weekend as the UEC BMX European Championships comes to town. Just days after being officially opened by The Lord Mayor of Birmingham and three times BMX world champion Shanaze Reade, the Perry Park track will host two rounds of the European Championships. And […]

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Birmingham BMX Track officially opened

By on 09/06/2011 in Video News with 0 Comments

[field name=iframe] Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Anita Ward officially opened the new Birmingham BMX track on Thursday June 9. The new facility, which is a joint project between Birmingham City Council and British Cycling is part of the legacy programme for the World BMX Championships, which are being hosted at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena […]

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World champ Reade opens Birmingham's new BMX track

By on 06/06/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Date: Thursday June 9 Time: 9:50am Venue: Aldridge Road, Perry Park, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2TX What: Media are invited to join World Champion Shanaze Reade for a cycling masterclass before Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Anita Ward officially opens the new Birmingham BMX track. BMX world champion Shanaze Reade will give a masterclass to […]

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Mighty Roselyn on the Olympic trail

By on 03/06/2011 in News with 0 Comments

A woman who lost over eight stone thanks to an award winning Birmingham leisure scheme is in the frame to carry the Olympic Torch ahead of next summer's London Games. Roselyn Mighty has been nominated to take part in the prestigious Olympic Torch Relay by former England and British Lions rugby star Austin Healey and […]

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Jacqueline Wilson closes Young Readers Festival

By on 02/06/2011 in Culture with 0 Comments

Photo/filming opportunity WHERE: Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire WHEN: Saturday 4 June 2011 TIME: 2 - 4pm (event 2 - 3pm, book signing 3 - 4pm) One of the UK's best loved children's authors, Jacqueline Wilson, brings Birmingham's Young Readers festival to an exciting close on Saturday 4 June from 2 - 3pm at the Adrian Boult Hall […]

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Stage set for the Bupa Great Birmingham Run

By on 02/06/2011 in News with 1 Comment

Birmingham's half marathon running event will have a new name and owner this October, the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, as it joins the world's biggest mass participation running programme. Formerly the Birmingham Half Marathon, the event will have a new organising team, as Nova International, who stage a number of major mass participation televised events […]

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Gardener's Weekend rebuttal

By on 01/06/2011 in Rebuttals with 4 Comments

In response to today’s Birmingham Mail story 'Garden Show facing axe' Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture Cllr Martin Mullaney is considering changes to Gardener’s Weekend – an event that has seen attendances decline from 26,268 in 2004 to just 12,364 last year. But there are no plans to 'axe' the event. Cllr Mullaney […]

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Weoley Castle facelift up for top award

By on 24/05/2011 in Culture, News, Video News with 0 Comments

The £1.14 million facelift of Birmingham's 13th Century Weoley Castle Ruins has been shortlisted for a prestigious national heritage award. And Birmingham residents are being urged to vote for Weoley Castle Ruins after the project reached the semi-final stage in the Best Heritage category of the National Lottery Awards. Birmingham City Council completed the £1.14 […]

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Birmingham to host Badminton Bonanza

By on 20/05/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham will, once again, go badminton crazy in July when the National Indoor Arena [NIA] opens its doors for a family friendly weekend of badminton as part of BADMINTON England's mission to inspire more people back onto court ahead of London 2012. On 16-17 July 2011, the National Indoor Arena will be transformed into 28 […]

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Slime and Hip Hop Shakespeare launch Young Readers

By on 19/05/2011 in Culture with 0 Comments

Astrosaurs author Steve Cole and MOBO award winning poet Akala visit The Library Theatre at Central Library this Saturday (21 May 2011) to launch the Birmingham Young Readers festival with two sessions designed to inspire even the most reluctant young readers. From 2 til 3pm, top children's writer Steve Cole will entertain children aged six […]

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