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Next stage for renaissance of Kenilworth’s leisure facilities

Final designs for the potential transformation of Kenilworth’s leisure facilities are set to be discussed at a meeting of Warwick District Council’s Cabinet on Thursday 12 August ahead of being presented to the Planning Committee.   If approved by Councillors, the multi million redevelopment scheme will bring some of the best sports facilities in the country to the town. The extensive plans include the creation of a second indoor pool at […]

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Birmingham city council approves World Athletics Road Running Championships bid

The city council's Cabinet today approved a proposal to help cement Birmingham’s reputation as a host of major international sporting events. Cabinet Members have approved the submission of a city bid for the right to stage the World Athletics Road Running Championships in 2023 or 2024. The event is scheduled in a format that would deliver a festival of running for the city. The programme would include the Men’s Half […]


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Coventry’s year as City of Culture is finally here

The Leader of Coventry City Council has hailed the launch of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture as ‘the fresh start that the city and country needs’. The year officially begins tomorrow (15 May), and thousands of tickets are now on sale for a range of exciting events over the coming months. Details of the opening day are being kept as a surprise by the City of Culture Team, […]


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Adoption Central England backs campaign for adopting sibling groups

Adoption Central England (ACE), the regional adoption agency for Coventry, Solihull, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, is supporting a national recruitment campaign looking for more potential adoptive families for siblings. Approximately 44% of all children waiting to be adopted in England are part of a family group1. Siblings often wait longer to be placed with adoptive parents with sibling groups of three or more children wanting to be placed together facing […]


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Lightpost Theatre Company and The REP launch Lightbearers

Today, Lightpost Theatre Company, The Black Pounds Project and Titan Partnership, alongside Birmingham Repertory Theatre, have announced Lightbearers; a new initiative which aims to remedy some of the racial tensions that exist within school environments. Lightbearers will provide a series of workshops to be developed by Black mentors, working alongside teachers in mainstream schools to jointly articulate their experiences and create a strategy for change. Experienced drama and workshop facilitators […]


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Taking steps toward a lasting legacy for Royal Leamington Spa

Just in time for Easter, a number of footpaths in Victoria Park and along the nearby Riverside Walk in Royal Leamington Spa have been resurfaced and improved for residents and visitors to the town.  These footpath improvements will enable residents and visitors to enjoy a walk or run around the park or explore the town and the surrounding areas with family and friends. Not only is there a new, smoother […]


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Birmingham’s Southside to be “new front door” of city centre in multi-million investment project

The estimated £9.5 million scheme will deliver improved walking and cycling routes to New Street Station and a new public square adjacent to Birmingham Hippodrome. The improvement works will transform links from New Street Station to Southside District and include a realignment of the pedestrian crossing over Smallbrook Queensway; improvements to pavements on Hurst Street and Ladywell Walk; and improvements to the cycleway on Hill Street. A new public square […]


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Solihull adopts new Cycling and Walking Strategy

Solihull Council has approved a new cycling and walking strategy for the borough following consultation with local residents and businesses. Alongside the comprehensive new strategy, a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) was also approved at Cabinet yesterday evening. The strategy outlines the overall strategic approach to active travel in Solihull. The document supports the National Cycling and Walking Plan, adopted in July 2020 and sets a clear standard […]

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