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Blockbuster schedule for Birmingham 2022 revealed

Registration for tickets and the full event schedule for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is now live on the game’s website. It includes details of sessions for Lawn Bowls and Para Bowls at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa as well as the road race, which starts and finishes at St Nicholas Park in Warwick. Residents from the West Midlands have priority to apply in the ballot from July, with the general […]

todayJune 18, 2021

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New bench brings added vibrancy to community in Birmingham

A new bench, designed by pupils from the University of Birmingham School, was unveiled yesterday (15 June). The bench marks the completion of the Selly Oak New Road Phase 1B scheme, which consists of significant highway improvements around the 'Selly Oak Triangle' on Birmingham's primary road network. Year 7 students took up the challenge, with the winning design brought to life and unveiled yesterday by Birmingham City Council's Cabinet Member […]

todayJune 16, 2021

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Coventry set to embrace equality throughout Pride Month

This month Coventry is joining cities around the world in celebrating Pride Month, to highlight the issues that are still faced by many in the LGBTI+ community today, and to remember those who have lost their lives through hate crimes and HIV/AIDS. Pride Month is celebrated every June as a tribute to those involved in the Stonewall Riots in 1969 when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in […]

todayJune 16, 2021

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West Midlands using state of the art tech to help reach net zero

A local company has shown Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands and chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), how it’s helping to cut carbon emissions in the race to net-zero by adapting 5G technology to control wind turbines hundreds of miles away. Birmingham-based Fine Energy demonstrated its Osmium service to the Mayor on Global Wind Day (15 June), the day dedicated to promoting wind energy’s ability to […]

todayJune 16, 2021

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Birmingham takes steps towards a cleaner and greener future

A fleet of Mobile Household Recycling Centres (MHRCs) is set to roll out on the streets of Birmingham as part of the council’s effort to achieve cleaner streets. The four MHRCs will each feature three vehicles: a regular refuse collection vehicle for waste with no other use, a van for taking away items that can be reused by charities and a wagon with multiple compartments, enabling people to drop off […]

todayJune 15, 2021

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New path means Coombe Abbey is now open to all

  A new circular route formed from an existing accessible path has been created for all to enjoy at Coombe Abbey Park. The 170m long, 2.5m wide bound gravel path has been laid on Wrautums Field in Coombe Abbey Park, between Go Ape and the Climbing Forest, to improve the visitor experience for everyone enjoying the park. The path links to other accessible routes to form a circular walk. The […]

todayJune 15, 2021

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Midlands football clubs giving young people working incentive

Aston Villa, Wolves, West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City and other professional or semi-professional football clubs are being invited by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to help young people kick off their work careers. The Government’s Kickstart scheme funds employers to create six-month job placements for 16- to 24-year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment. Organisations represented at the webinar on Friday 18 June from […]

todayJune 11, 2021

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Japanese artist celebrates Olympics with symbolic artwork

Yesterday, 8 June, a Japanese paper installation was unveiled at The Wave. The paper installation - 'Making Waves' - is part of an interactive project of three stages. The installation of Making Waves will be the first step, followed by a further two that incorporate the help of Coventry school children with woodblock printing and an installation of a final piece of interactive art in July at Coventry Cathedral. The […]

todayJune 9, 2021

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Jephson Gardens receiving a makeover

A programme to improve the landscaping and biodiversity in a popular area of Jephson Gardens is set to begin next week. The work, which is being managed by Warwick District Council’s Green Space team, will see the removal of a decaying tree sculpture. The sculpture was installed six years ago but has now reached the end of its natural life.  The area will be re-landscaped with herbaceous perennials, and a […]

todayJune 7, 2021

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