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Statement: Jamaican team returns to University of Birmingham

By on 12/07/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

The following statement from Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, comes after the University of Birmingham announced they will be hosting the  Jamaican Track and Field team, as they prepare for the IAAF World Championships next month. Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council said: “I welcome the University of […]

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Team GB badminton squad prepare for Rio in Brum

By on 21/07/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Team GB’s badminton squad and some of Europe’s finest players were preparing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena this week. Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, met some of the players during a break in training earlier today (21 July 2016), including Kirsty Gilmour and Rajiv Ouseph, to […]

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Could you be Birmingham’s next Poet Laureate?

The Library of Birmingham, along with local writer development group Writing West Midlands, is looking for a talented poet to become Birmingham’s next Poet Laureate. Alongside the city-wide search for a successor to Adrian Blackledge, the hunt is also on for a new Young Poet Laureate to follow on from Serena Arthur. Anyone living, working […]

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The Road to Rio runs through Birmingham

Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, looks ahead to this weekend’s British Championships and what this means for Britain’s chances in Rio The Road to Rio winds its way through Perry Barr this weekend, when the Alexander Stadium welcomes the British Championships – an event which is a firm favourite on Birmingham’s sporting calendar […]

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Charities to benefit from Frankfurt Market donations

By on 23/12/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Stallholders from Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market have made their annual donation to a range of charities. The market closed on Tuesday (22 December), with stallholders donating produce such as ham, doughnuts, waffles and sausages. Birmingham City Council has been working with CSPAN to provide the food to charities such as Sifa Fireside, St Basil’s, Bethany […]

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Birmingham Blitz: City has 2,241 Reasons to Remember

By on 13/11/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

A unique multimedia art installation honouring the 2,241 Birmingham citizens who lost their lives during World War Two will be launched in the city centre next week. Birmingham suffered four nights of consecutive heavy bombing, which destroyed much of the city’s Victorian architecture, including the old Market Hall. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of this […]

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Stars line up for Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix

By on 04/06/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Olympic champion Mo Farah heads a star-studded line-up at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix, which takes place on Sunday, June 7. He will be joined by the likes of Olympic, European and Commonwealth long jump champion Greg Rutherford and world former Olympic 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu, as well as a raft of other British stars. Taking […]

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Funding boost for new changing rooms at Cofton Park

By on 03/06/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has secured a share of £16.5 million National Lottery funding from Sport England to help build new changing rooms at one of the city’s parks. The council has been awarded £78,169 grant funding towards a £300,000 scheme to build the new facilities at Cofton Park, where there are football pitches. Work is […]

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Shortlisted Centenary Square designs go on public display

By on 21/05/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

People will have the chance to view and have their say on the final shortlisted designs in an innovative competition to redesign one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces when they go on display this week. The competition, launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City […]

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Irish contribution to Birmingham celebrated at St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Irish contribution to Birmingham will be the theme of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in the city which takes place on Sunday, March 15. Organised by the St Patrick’s Festival Committee in co-operation with Birmingham City Council, the parade begins at noon with a confetti blast. This year’s parade will include pipe and […]

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