Tag: Cllr Mike Whitby

Bridget Blow appointed as Chair of CBSO

By on 13/03/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce that it has appointed Bridget Blow as Chair of the Board - the first female to take up this position in the CBSO's 91 year history. Bridget, who is also currently a Trustee of the Birmingham Hippodrome, Deputy Chair of the Coventry Building Society and […]

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City staging opera world premiere for London 2012 festival

By on 13/03/2012 in News with 1 Comment

Birmingham Opera Company today announced the first complete performances of MITTWOCH/WEDNESDAY - the final opera of Karlheinz Stockhausen's monumental opera cycle LICHT/LIGHT – as part of the London 2012 Festival this summer. This will be the first time that all six parts of this opera featuring two choirs, flying solo instrumentalists, live electronic and acoustic […]

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Birmingham schools urged to grab Olympic chance

By on 09/03/2012 in News with 0 Comments

With many of the world fastest athletes heading to Birmingham this summer, schoolchildren across the city are being offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see what makes an Olympic champion tick. Birmingham plays host to training camps for both the USA and Jamaica in the build-up to the London Games. That means a number of gold […]

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Birmingham sets its sights on sovereign wealth funds

By on 07/03/2012 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham is offering a partnership with the largest Municipal Authority in Europe to cash rich sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) as a means of attracting around £1 billion of investment into the city's property portfolio at the world’s largest real estate event this week. A delegation including council representatives, Business Birmingham and leading property firms is […]

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BBC backs Birmingham’s Creative City initiative

By on 17/02/2012 in News with 0 Comments

City Council Leader Mike Whitby today hailed an agreement with BBC Director General Mark Thompson as ‘a clear indication of the BBC’s commitment to a sustainable future in Birmingham’. The city could soon be a 'science lab' for BBC digital innovation after Mark Thompson signed the corporation up to the 'Creative City' initiative. Following talks […]

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Birmingham gears-up for a summer of sport

By on 10/02/2012 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham is building up to an outstanding summer of sport as the city gears up to welcome a range of top international sporting events and competitors. The City's National Indoor Arena (NIA) will be accommodating a number of leading athletes for the Aviva Grand Prix on Saturday, February 18, one of the final key events […]

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Birmingham City Council budget 2012+

By on 08/02/2012 in Budget Views, News with 1 Comment

Massive consultation and modern efficient services help meet council's budget challenge for year ahead Council delivers a 0% Council Tax increase for the second year running Modern, efficient services making the best possible use of taxpayer money are the focus of this year's Birmingham City Council budget, due before Cabinet on Monday (February 13). Council […]

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New Harborne swimming pool is a splash hit

By on 26/01/2012 in News with 0 Comments

WHAT: Birmingham City Council leader Cllr Mike Whitby and Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, Cllr Martin Mullaney, will formally open the new Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre. WHERE: Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre, Lordswood Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9QS WHEN: Saturday 28 January 2012 TIME: 09:30am (speeches at 10am) Birmingham's first new public […]

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Audit letter highlights council progress

By on 19/12/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Value for money is being achieved by Birmingham City Council according to the authority's annual audit letter, due for discussion by councillors tomorrow (December 20). The letter, which covers the 2010/11 financial year, also concludes that the council manages its finances well and continues to drive service improvement despite receiving less money from the Government […]

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Great Charles Street Agreement

By on 05/12/2011 in News with 0 Comments

An agreement that paves the way for a revised mixed use scheme at Great Charles Street, on the site of the Ludgate Hill Car Park is due to be presented to Birmingham City Council's Cabinet on Monday (12th December) Members will be asked to approve entering into a revised conditional agreement with a preferred developer […]

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