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People of Warwick among most active in the UK

Latest figures from Sport England have revealed that people living in Warwick District are amongst the best in the country when it comes to taking regular exercise. The most recent ‘Active Lives’ survey, which provides an overview of sport and physical activity levels amongst the over 16s in England, has shown that Warwick District has the highest ‘Active’ population across the sub region at 70.9% which is 9.3% higher than […]

today28/01/2022

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Solihull showing the way on how to tackle climate change

In the first nationwide assessment of its kind, Solihull Council has been rated as one of the nation’s highest performing local councils when it comes to having a strong and robust climate action plan in place. Published today by Climate Emergency UK, Solihull Council ranked as 5thout of all 409 local authorities in the UK, and 2ndamongst single tier local authorities. All of the UK’s local council climate action plans […]

today28/01/2022

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Outdoor exercise is the new medicine for patients in the West Midlands

More patients across the West Midlands could be given cycling and walking on prescription after a successful pilot showed improvements in participants’ physical and mental health.   The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has been handed £98,000 by the Department for Transport to develop a plan to deliver a three-year social prescribing pilot across Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.   Social prescribing is designed to tackle health […]

today25/01/2022

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Second City set to increase sporting legacy ahead of landmark Games

Plans for a £500,000 upgrade to a community sports facility in Perry Barr, to further strengthen the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Legacy have been confirmed.   A new Multi-Use Games Area will be developed at Holford Drive Community Sports Hub in the months following the Games through the project – jointly funded by Sport England and the Birmingham City Council capital contribution towards Birmingham 2022.   The proposed addition of […]

today25/01/2022

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Holocaust Memorial Day hosted in Birmingham once again

Birmingham’s annual civic commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day will be hosted at Millennium Point next week. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Muhammad Afzal, will lead the event on Sunday (30 January 2022) which this year has the theme of One Day. The event is free, open to all and starts at 2pm. Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecutions, as well as […]

today20/01/2022

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Basketball is the name of the game in Coventry

As we draw closer to the International Children’s Games, the first selection event for children to join Team Coventry for the Games will be taking place on Thursday 27 January at Barr’s Hill School.   The first selection event is for boys 3 x 3 basketball where a locally selected panel will select individuals to represent our city during the international event taking place 11-16 August 2022. The girl's selection will […]

today20/01/2022

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Play your part in spectacular ceremonies at Birmingham 2022

The organisers of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have begun the search to find the volunteer cast, athlete hosts, and existing choirs who will bring this summer’s Opening and Closing Ceremonies to life. The Birmingham 2022 Ceremonies Team is made up of some of the finest West Midlands creative talent, including theatre director Iqbal Khan, award-winning writer Maeve Clarke, rapper Joshua 'RTKal' Holness, and Peaky Blinders creator, Steven Knight.  This team […]

today20/01/2022

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Bold financial plan for Birmingham’s “Golden Decade”

A new draft financial plan for Birmingham City Council, designed to maximise the potential of a golden decade for the city, has been published.   The plan has a strategic focus on early intervention and prevention to level-up life chances and the benefits of growth for every street, neighbourhood, and community.   Its publication follows a public engagement in late 2021, through which the people of Birmingham were asked for […]

today18/01/2022

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The door is open and everyone is welcome once more at the REP

The Rep have announced the first four productions to play in the city centre theatre’s most intimate venue, The Door, since closing to live performance due to the global pandemic in March 2020. Each production is a personal exploration of identity and coming of age relevant to the communities which make Birmingham a rich and diverse city.   The series of four productions includes the rescheduling of two performances which were […]

today17/01/2022

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