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General | 25th January 2023

Last call for SMEs to apply for ground-breaking management support

SMEs within the Findit network are urged to take part in the Help to Grow: Management scheme to receive an exclusive £100 discount with the world-class Aston Business School.
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Last call for SMEs to apply for ground-breaking management support25/01/2023
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General | 19th January 2023

Free digital devices for communities

Community groups and charities are being urged to apply for free laptops and computers to help people who struggle to get digital access.
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Free digital devices for communities19/01/2023
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General | 17th January 2023

Birmingham 2022 contributes £870 million to UK economy

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games contributed at least £870 million* to the UK economy, a new interim study reveals.
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Birmingham 2022 contributes £870 million to UK economy17/01/2023
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General | 17th January 2023

New reports highlight the success of the Birmingham 2022 Festival

The Birmingham 2022 Festival brought not only pride and joy to the city – it gave a dramatic boost to the regional economy, new reports have revealed.
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New reports highlight the success of the Birmingham 2022 Festival17/01/2023
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General | 17th January 2023

Six million pounds for care providers to support hospital discharge

Funding of over £6 million is to be handed to care providers to help support people being discharged from hospital.
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Six million pounds for care providers to support hospital discharge17/01/2023
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General | 16th January 2023

Birmingham's new MasterChef studio moves a step closer to reality

The relocation of hit BBC show MasterChef to Birmingham moved a significant step closer today, as plans for a new state-of-the-art TV studio in Digbeth were given the green light by the City Council.
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Birmingham's new MasterChef studio moves a step closer to reality16/01/2023
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General | 13th January 2023

New masterplan could mark the first step for Chelmsley Wood regeneration

An ambitious new concept masterplan focusing on Chelmsley Wood town centre has been approved, clearing the way for further design and the submission of an outline planning application.
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New masterplan could mark the first step for Chelmsley Wood regeneration13/01/2023
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General | 11th January 2023

Win a free degree with Millennium Point

Do you know anybody who wants to design bridges, stop the next cyber threat, or create the next best-selling video game?
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Win a free degree with Millennium Point11/01/2023
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General | 10th January 2023

City centre improvements resume in Victoria Square

A multi-million regeneration of Birmingham’s city centre continues with Victoria Square, Colmore Row and Waterloo Street being repaved over the coming months.
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City centre improvements resume in Victoria Square10/01/2023
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General | 10th January 2023

Hundreds of employers joining ‘Journey’ to help make the Midlands the place of choice to live and work

More than 800 Midlands’ employers are working with the Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP) to increase efficiencies and profitability by putting measures in place to better support mental heal...
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Hundreds of employers joining ‘Journey’ to help make the Midlands the place of choice to live and work10/01/2023
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General | 6th January 2023

Rugby League coming to Alexander Stadium

Rugby League is coming to Alexander Stadium after Midlands Hurricanes agree to tenancy partnership with Birmingham City Council.
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Rugby League coming to Alexander Stadium06/01/2023
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General | 16th December 2022

New £200k+ fund for Warm Welcomes grants launched to expand network

Birmingham City Council has announced a new grants scheme to help enhance the growing network of Warm Welcomes across the city today (16 December 2022).
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New £200k+ fund for Warm Welcomes grants launched to expand network16/12/2022
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General | 16th December 2022

West Midlands manufacturers urged to download free guide to help them adopt new tech and thrive over Christmas

West Midlands manufacturers and engineers are being encouraged to see how adopting the latest technology can help them thrive during Christmas with a free guide.
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West Midlands manufacturers urged to download free guide to help them adopt new tech and thrive over Christmas16/12/2022
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General | 15th December 2022

Frankfurt Christmas Market to open on Christmas Eve

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market will stay open a day longer this year, with majority of its stalls opening on 24 December.
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Frankfurt Christmas Market to open on Christmas Eve15/12/2022
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General | 14th December 2022

Council leader backs calls for Birmingham to become new tech centre

Birmingham City Council leader Cllr Ian Ward today welcomed a new report by Centre for Cities.
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Council leader backs calls for Birmingham to become new tech centre14/12/2022
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General | 14th December 2022

Apply for the West Midlands' first Natural Environment Awards

The first region-wide award scheme dedicated to recognising excellence within organisations in the West Midlands for protecting, restoring and enhancing the natural environment.
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Apply for the West Midlands' first Natural Environment Awards14/12/2022
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General | 13th December 2022

Law firm boosts civil litigation team with new appointment

Regional law firm mfg Solicitors has expanded its civil litigation team with the appointment of a new senior associate.
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Law firm boosts civil litigation team with new appointment13/12/2022
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General | 8th December 2022

Healthy bid success for Midlands-based, Finditin member Bruton Knowles

Leading national chartered surveying firm Bruton Knowles has won a bid to work alongside Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHFT) to deliver full asset valuations on twenty-two properties...
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Healthy bid success for Midlands-based, Finditin member Bruton Knowles08/12/2022
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General | 8th December 2022

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton comes home to Proud Host City for future display and legacy tour

The Queen’s Baton – an enduring symbol of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – has been gifted to the city, with plans now being drawn up for it to go on public display and a legacy tour in 2023.
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Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton comes home to Proud Host City for future display and legacy tour08/12/2022
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General | 8th December 2022

AI expert details fascinating possibilities of driverless vehicles at West Midlands transport event

An expert in how artificial intelligence can transform the transport sector gave a fascinating talk at an event which focused on the importance of advancing the industry through the adoption of cuttin...
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AI expert details fascinating possibilities of driverless vehicles at West Midlands transport event08/12/2022
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General | 7th December 2022

Second national award won by council for cleaner streets scheme

More independent recognition has been earned for the city council’s Mobile Household Recycling Centre (MHRC) service – in the form of a prestigious National Recycling Award.
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Second national award won by council for cleaner streets scheme07/12/2022
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General | 2nd December 2022

Kick-start your social enterprise with iSE

iSE’s FUSE social enterprise start-up programme is now open for applications, providing fully-funded support for innovation in health, social care and wellbeing.
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Kick-start your social enterprise with iSE02/12/2022
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General | 1st December 2022

Council wins Peace and Sport Award for its role in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

The council’s role in the delivery of this year’s hugely-successful Commonwealth Games has been recognised with “Institution of the Year” status at the Peace and Sport Awards 2022.
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Council wins Peace and Sport Award for its role in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games01/12/2022
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General | 26th November 2022

Digbeth metro extension enters new phase

Urban realm improvements which will help transform Digbeth as part of the Birmingham Eastside Metro extension have been completed and new carriageway opened as the project progresses to the next stage...
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Digbeth metro extension enters new phase26/11/2022
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General | 25th November 2022

Listen to the voice of your digital future at local event

A global pioneer in digital technology and artificial intelligence is the headline speaker at an event which will highlight the importance of boosting the region’s advanced manufacturing and engineeri...
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Listen to the voice of your digital future at local event25/11/2022
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General | 24th November 2022

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt visits HS2 Interchange Station site

Today (Thursday 24 November), HS2 Ltd’s CEO Mark Thurston hosted Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt and Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street at HS2’s Interchange Station construction site in So...
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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt visits HS2 Interchange Station site24/11/2022
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General | 23rd November 2022

Call for evidence: Meeting the needs of current and future employment opportunities for young people

An inquiry is being launched into how skills, learning and employment prospects for young people can improve across the city.
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Call for evidence: Meeting the needs of current and future employment opportunities for young people23/11/2022
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General | 22nd November 2022

UK Athletics and City Council unveil Performance and Innovation Centre at Alexander Stadium

UK Athletics (UKA) has confirmed that Birmingham will host a new Performance and Innovation Centre from summer 2023, after agreeing a partnership with the City Council.
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UK Athletics and City Council unveil Performance and Innovation Centre at Alexander Stadium22/11/2022
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General | 21st November 2022

Vital GBSLEP Growth Hub business support set to continue into 2023

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has announced it will continue to support businesses through its GBSLEP Growth Hub until December 2023.
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Vital GBSLEP Growth Hub business support set to continue into 202321/11/2022
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General | 21st November 2022

Birmingham employers paying the Living Wage risen by a third

Birmingham’s ambition to become a Living Wage City has been boosted as the number of businesses paying the Living Wage has risen by a third in the past 12 months.
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Birmingham employers paying the Living Wage risen by a third21/11/2022
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General | 18th November 2022

Moseley Road Baths completed capital works make a splash

At the beginning of this year the project to transform Moseley Road Baths and Balsall Heath Library entered a new phase.
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Moseley Road Baths completed capital works make a splash18/11/2022
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General | 18th November 2022

Double delight after two Perry Barr regeneration projects land awards

Further recognition for the council-led regeneration of Perry Barr was received at the Insider West Midlands Property Awards 2022 last night (17 November).
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Double delight after two Perry Barr regeneration projects land awards18/11/2022
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General | 11th November 2022

UK Athletics and Birmingham to host European Athletics Championships in 2026

European Athletics have today announced that Birmingham will host the European Athletics Championships in 2026 following a successful bid process with UK Athletics (UKA).
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UK Athletics and Birmingham to host European Athletics Championships in 202611/11/2022
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General | 9th November 2022

Leading Birmingham chef to share his business journey at conference

Birmingham-born Michelin-star chef and successful restaurateur Glynn Purnell has been announced as the keynote speaker at Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP)’s annual...
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Leading Birmingham chef to share his business journey at conference09/11/2022
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General | 4th November 2022

Phase one of Birmingham Westside Metro extension to Centenary Square scoops CEEQUAL award for sustainability

The team at the Midland Metro Alliance, which is building a number of tramway extensions across the region on behalf of Transport for West Midlands, are celebrating after the first phase of the Birmin...
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Phase one of Birmingham Westside Metro extension to Centenary Square scoops CEEQUAL award for sustainability04/11/2022
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General | 25th October 2022

Consultation launched over plans to deliver a rail revolution for the region

Plans to grow and develop the region’s rail network over the next 30 years are to be revised following the Covid 19 pandemic.
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Consultation launched over plans to deliver a rail revolution for the region25/10/2022
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General | 25th October 2022

Work begins on £2million Dolphin Centre project in Ward End

Work to improve the Dolphin Centre in Ward End is well underway and is scheduled for completion in March 2023.
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Work begins on £2million Dolphin Centre project in Ward End25/10/2022
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General | 24th October 2022

Plan for West Midlands to fill 60,000 skilled transport jobs by 2035

A huge jobs bonanza in the region’s transport industry has opened up for thousands of young people and others looking for a change of career, a newly published report has revealed.
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Plan for West Midlands to fill 60,000 skilled transport jobs by 203524/10/2022
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General | 24th October 2022

National award for Perry Barr Residential Scheme

National recognition has been given to the council-led regeneration of Perry Barr in the form of a prestigious RICS UK Award.
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National award for Perry Barr Residential Scheme24/10/2022
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General | 20th October 2022

Midlands construction industry's wellbeing drive to save lives

Senior professionals in the construction sector in the Midlands will be given practical tips on how to improve wellbeing in the workplace at a workshop next month.
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Midlands construction industry's wellbeing drive to save lives20/10/2022
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General | 18th October 2022

Rising star apprentice celebrates five years with recruitment group

A former apprentice at a national recruitment firm has marked five years in the industry and been labelled as one of the sector’s “rising stars”.
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Rising star apprentice celebrates five years with recruitment group18/10/2022
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General | 11th October 2022

Cost of Living Emergency Programme report approved by cabinet

The city council has set out next steps in its plans to address the cost of living crisis for Birmingham residents and businesses, including a campaign highlighting where people can get help.
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Cost of Living Emergency Programme report approved by cabinet11/10/2022
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General | 11th October 2022

UK's largest built environment event makes a welcome return with record visitors

UK Construction Week hit Birmingham's NEC with FinditinCW as event partner last week.
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UK's largest built environment event makes a welcome return with record visitors11/10/2022
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General | 10th October 2022

Tech Commissioner to be appointed to help supercharge region’s digital economy

A ‘Tech Commissioner’ is set to be appointed to help supercharge the West Midlands by helping to build a forward looking, technologically advanced economy that harnesses big data to improve public ser...
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Tech Commissioner to be appointed to help supercharge region’s digital economy10/10/2022
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General | 10th October 2022

First steps set to be taken on journey to adoption of new Birmingham Local Plan

The first step on the journey to shape the planning framework that will guide development and regeneration activity in Birmingham over the next 20 years is set for approval tomorrow (11 October).
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First steps set to be taken on journey to adoption of new Birmingham Local Plan10/10/2022
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General | 5th October 2022

Construction for Metro route takes a step forward with demolition of building which housed popular McDonalds

The Birmingham Eastside Metro extension is set to enter a new phase when works to demolish an empty city centre building gets underway.
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Construction for Metro route takes a step forward with demolition of building which housed popular McDonalds05/10/2022
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General | 4th October 2022

UK Construction Week launches with premiere of poem by renowned Birmingham storyteller Casey Bailey

To celebrate the start of UK Construction Week Birmingham at the NEC today (Tuesday 4 October) the show's organisers have unveiled a specially commissioned poem entitled ‘Bricks and More Than’ by Birm...
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UK Construction Week launches with premiere of poem by renowned Birmingham storyteller Casey Bailey04/10/2022
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General | 3rd October 2022

Blueprint sets out what region needs from Government to level up the West Midlands

A far-reaching blueprint setting out what is needed to level up the region was launched by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Monday Oct 3 at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.
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Blueprint sets out what region needs from Government to level up the West Midlands03/10/2022
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General | 3rd October 2022

Plans for a lasting and positive legacy use of Alexander Stadium set for discussion

A plan to secure a lasting, positive, legacy for the renovated Alexander Stadium and surrounding parkland after the Commonwealth Games is due before the city council’s Cabinet on 11 October.
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Plans for a lasting and positive legacy use of Alexander Stadium set for discussion03/10/2022
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General | 3rd October 2022

Response to news that Games underspend will be retained in city and region

The following is a response to news that around £60million of underspend from the Birmingham 2022 budget will be retained in the city and wider West Midlands region.
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Response to news that Games underspend will be retained in city and region03/10/2022