Tag: England

Birmingham Rugby World Cup fanzone prepares to welcome fans

By on 14/09/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Fans can experience the excitement and atmosphere of the Rugby World Cup with thousands of others at Birmingham’s official fanzone, which opens in Eastside Park on Friday (18th) ready for the opening game between England and Fiji. The fanzone is free to enter and will be open from Friday, September 18, to Sunday, September 20, […]

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Birmingham women prove This Girl Can

By on 08/03/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Hundreds of Birmingham women braved the rain on Sunday to mark International Women’s Day with a city-wide celebration of exercise and physical activity. This Brum Girl Can day was the city’s response to Sport England’s highly successful This Girl Can campaign, which aims to tackle the fear of judgement that prevents many women taking part […]

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Huge response to This Girl Can appeal

By on 24/02/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Plans for a city-wide celebration of active women next month are rapidly taking shape. And organisers of This Birmingham Girl Can, including Sport Birmingham, are delighted with the response as women from across the city have stepped up to the mark. The programme of events on International Women’s Day (March 8 ) is part of […]

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Birmingham bucks the national trend for physical activity

By on 04/02/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham is bucking the national trend when it comes to physical activity, thanks to award-winning initiatives like Be Active and Active Parks. According to Sport England’s latest Active People Survey, the number of active people in Birmingham continues to rise, despite a national drop. Since the first Active People Survey was published in 2006, the […]

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Health boss welcomes plain packaging move

By on 22/01/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, today welcomed news that parliament will vote on the introduction of unbranded cigarette packaging in England before May’s general election. Plans to introduce standardised packaging have strong support from the public, health professionals and politicians in both the House of Lords and House of Commons. Birmingham officials […]

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Media Watch – Dec 12

By on 12/12/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: St Patrick’s Day parade fears for future after funding cut (Birmingham Mail) St Patrick’s Day Parade supporters have told of their shock that Birmingham City Council has axed its £20,000 grant to support the event – the second biggest of its kind in the world (In fact this is out […]

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A Real Birmingham Family

By on 30/10/2014 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

A Real Birmingham Family is Ikon’s four-year project with Birmingham-born, Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing: a quest to find a ‘real’ Birmingham family and immortalise it in bronze. The sculpture now stands in Centenary Square, outside the new Library of Birmingham. The project draws attention to the unsung, raising questions about civic identity and what […]

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Blooming brilliant! More floral gold for Birmingham

By on 16/09/2014 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham is celebrating yet more floral success after scooping no fewer than four accolades in this year's Heart of England in Bloom Awards. The city's entry won the Large City Gold Award, the Large City Category Winner Award, the Horticultural Excellence Award and the Overall Regional Winner Award during a ceremony which took place in […]

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Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy comes to Birmingham

The Women's Rugby World Cup trophy came to Birmingham today (28 August) as Birmingham City Council Deputy Leader Ian Ward congratulated England coach Gary Street on the squad's victory in this year's tournament. Birmingham rugby stalwart Gary, who is lead ambassador for Birmingham Rugby Partnership and the Birmingham Rugby World Cup 2015 legacy, was joined […]

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Media Watch – Aug 5

By on 05/08/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council staff earning £100k+ (BBC WM) Report on data compiled by the Taxpayers' Alliance which shows just 0.1 per cent of the council's workforce (20 employees) earned more than £100,000 in 2012/13. Figures include redundancy pay and performance-related payments. The TPA say their report (based on figures already in the […]

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