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General | 19th January 2021

West Midlands firm uses 5G to transform manufacturing

AE Aerospace, a leading manufacturing business in Birmingham, will be the first UK SME (small to medium sized enterprise) to use a 5G private network
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West Midlands firm uses 5G to transform manufacturing19/01/2021
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General | 15th January 2021

Public consultation on Birmingham's regeneration

Birmingham City Council will be launching 'Our Future City Plan: Central Birmingham 2040, Shaping our City Together'
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Public consultation on Birmingham's regeneration15/01/2021
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General | 13th January 2021

West Midlands Growth Hubs launch new EU website

Growth Hubs across the West Midlands are working together to encourage businesses to access free advice to Check, Change and Go following the end of the transition period and the UK’s exit from the EU...
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West Midlands Growth Hubs launch new EU website13/01/2021
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General | 12th January 2021

City centre improvements and fountain repairs set to be approved

A multi-million pound regeneration of Birmingham’s city centre – which includes bringing the ‘Floozie in the Jacuzzi’ back to life as a fountain – is set to be approved by Cabinet next week.
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City centre improvements and fountain repairs set to be approved12/01/2021
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General | 12th January 2021

Businesses to get expert local advice on navigating new EU trade deal

Thousands of West Midlands businesses are being offered local, tailored support to help capitalise on the benefits of the new European Union (EU) trade deal while reducing some of the risks.
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Businesses to get expert local advice on navigating new EU trade deal12/01/2021
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General | 11th January 2021

Council agrees £10,000 boost for Birmingham businesses who missed out on Government support

One-off grants of £10,000 will be paid to 421 hospitality and leisure businesses in Birmingham which have previously missed out on Government support or require emergency intervention to protect jobs.
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Council agrees £10,000 boost for Birmingham businesses who missed out on Government support11/01/2021
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General | 11th January 2021

The way we trade has changed, so what next?

The Department for International Trade is organising Going for Global Growth 2021 on 26 January 2021
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The way we trade has changed, so what next?11/01/2021
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General | 16th December 2020

New Alexander Stadium takes shape as impressive redevelopment progresses at pace

An inspection of the progress on the redevelopment of the Alexander Stadium ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games was carried out by athletes and project partners today (16 December).
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New Alexander Stadium takes shape as impressive redevelopment progresses at pace16/12/2020
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General | 16th December 2020

Metro extension marks major first as tram stop begins to be installed on Broad Street

The Birmingham Westside Metro extension to Edgbaston has marked a major first following the beginning of the installation of a new tram stop along Broad Street in another momentous step forward for th...
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Metro extension marks major first as tram stop begins to be installed on Broad Street16/12/2020
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General | 15th December 2020

"Hugely encouraging" progress at Birmingham 2022 Alexander Stadium

Athletes and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games project partners are set to visit the Alexander Stadium site today, to inspect progress on its redevelopment ahead of the Games.
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"Hugely encouraging" progress at Birmingham 2022 Alexander Stadium15/12/2020
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General | 10th December 2020

Metro extension to the Digbeth moves closer as utility diversions well-underway

A West Midlands Metro extension linking Digbeth with the city centre has moved a step forward with the much-anticipated light rail route now in the preliminary construction stage following approval by...
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Metro extension to the Digbeth moves closer as utility diversions well-underway10/12/2020
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General | 8th December 2020

Tackling Inequalities - Everyone's Battle Everyone's Business

There is still time to submit your views on the proposals that Birmingham City Council has set out across three key areas to drive out inequality.
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Tackling Inequalities - Everyone's Battle Everyone's Business08/12/2020
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General | 8th December 2020

Six new Perry Barr street names

Six new roads forming part of the Perry Barr Residential Scheme have been officially named to reflect community and Commonwealth Sport values.
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Six new Perry Barr street names08/12/2020
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General | 7th December 2020

£2m council fund to help celebrate Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

A £2 million fund to help residents in all 69 of the city’s wards feel involved with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is set for approval next week.
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£2m council fund to help celebrate Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games07/12/2020
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General | 7th December 2020

GBSLEP begin search for new Deputy Chair to drive growth programme

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has begun the search for a new Deputy Chair to lead the delivery of its ambitious Growth Programme for the Greater Birmingham ...
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GBSLEP begin search for new Deputy Chair to drive growth programme07/12/2020
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General | 7th December 2020

£14m invested in Birmingham Health Innovation Campus by GBSLEP

Plans to develop the Midlands’ only science park dedicated to health and life sciences research – Birmingham Health Innovation Campus (BHIC) – have received another boost thanks to a significant inves...
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£14m invested in Birmingham Health Innovation Campus by GBSLEP07/12/2020
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General | 2nd December 2020

Brummie chefs join forces to help the homeless

Michelin-starred TV chef, Glynn Purnell, is teaming up with Birmingham City Council to host a virtual Cook-A-Long.
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Brummie chefs join forces to help the homeless02/12/2020
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General | 1st December 2020

E-scooter trial zone set to expand in Birmingham

Following a successful launch period, the operating area of Birmingham’s e-scooter trial will be expanded to the north and southwest of the city from Friday 4 December 2020.
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E-scooter trial zone set to expand in Birmingham01/12/2020
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General | 30th November 2020

A34 Perry Barr highways improvement scheme – Phase 2 update

Birmingham City Council has announced further details on the A34 Perry Barr highways improvement scheme, including key dates for anyone who uses key transport routes in the area.
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A34 Perry Barr highways improvement scheme – Phase 2 update30/11/2020
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General | 26th November 2020

Birmingham City Council's response to Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions announcement

The following is a statement on the news that Birmingham will be in Tier 3 (Very High) of the new COVD-19 restrictions after the end of the latest lockdown on 2 December
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Birmingham City Council's response to Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions announcement26/11/2020
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General | 25th November 2020

Applications launch for Local Restrictions Support Grant

Applications are now live for the next round of support grants for businesses in the city.
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Applications launch for Local Restrictions Support Grant25/11/2020
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General | 24th November 2020

Building a cleaner, greener, fairer Birmingham

A new guide for building a cleaner, greener and fairer Birmingham opens today to public consultation for 10 weeks.
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Building a cleaner, greener, fairer Birmingham24/11/2020
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General | 20th November 2020

New brew pulls out ‘hops’ to fund lifesaving crew in virtual networking event

Birmingham Brewing Company is teaming up with the crew at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to introduce a new low-alcoholic brew
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New brew pulls out ‘hops’ to fund lifesaving crew in virtual networking event20/11/2020
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General | 19th November 2020

City centre pavement widening to support the recovery of retail and hospitality

Birmingham City Council is installing temporary pavement widening measures in the Colmore and Retail Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), to help retail and hospitality businesses get back on their ...
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City centre pavement widening to support the recovery of retail and hospitality19/11/2020
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General | 19th November 2020

Minerva Business Angels continues quest to build one of the UK’s best networks

The established premier pitching competition of the West Midlands is back with a new look and will be delivered online.
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Minerva Business Angels continues quest to build one of the UK’s best networks19/11/2020
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General | 18th November 2020

Constructing West Midlands appoints contractor partners

The new Constructing West Midlands (CWM) framework has officially named its contractor partners for the £2.1 billion of capital works across the West Midlands region.
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Constructing West Midlands appoints contractor partners18/11/2020
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General | 18th November 2020

First building 'tops out' at Perry Barr

Perry Barr Residential Scheme has reached a significant milestone for the project.
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First building 'tops out' at Perry Barr18/11/2020
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General | 18th November 2020

Birmingham organisations recognised for work on sustainable and active travel

National recognition has been bestowed on Birmingham City Council and its stakeholder partners for efforts to increase active and sustainable travel throughout the city and wider region.
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Birmingham organisations recognised for work on sustainable and active travel18/11/2020
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General | 12th November 2020

Metro extension on the right track as a key piece of rail is installed on Hagley Road

Local leaders congratulated workers following the installation of a key piece of tramway infrastructure in another milestone for the Birmingham Westside Metro extension to Edgbaston.
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Metro extension on the right track as a key piece of rail is installed on Hagley Road12/11/2020
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General | 3rd November 2020

Review of £1.6 million emergency transport measures to launch this month

On Monday 16 November, Birmingham City Council will launch an official review of the various emergency transport measures that were brought in as the city emerged from the first national lockdown.
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Review of £1.6 million emergency transport measures to launch this month03/11/2020
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General | 2nd November 2020

COVID-19 funding package to boost pandemic enforcement response

Details of how Birmingham City Council will use almost £900,000 to support the enforcement and compliance of COVID-19 regulations to keep people safe from the pandemic's risks have been announced.
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COVID-19 funding package to boost pandemic enforcement response02/11/2020
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General | 2nd November 2020

Council submits further request for support from Government

The City Council has further written to Government requesting support for businesses
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Council submits further request for support from Government02/11/2020
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General | 27th October 2020

Birmingham 2022 is a Games for everyone

The Commonwealth Games provides an exciting opportunity to celebrate the city, its people, history and culture.
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Birmingham 2022 is a Games for everyone27/10/2020
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General | 21st October 2020

Supported accommodation housing pilot to be launched in Birmingham

Today (Wednesday 21 October), Birmingham launches its supported housing pilot after receiving more than £1m (£1,048,244) of new funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
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Supported accommodation housing pilot to be launched in Birmingham21/10/2020
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General | 8th October 2020

Government-mandated Clean Air Zone to launch on 1 June 2021

Birmingham's Clean Air Zone has been given an approved launch date by Government. The zone will launch in June 2021.
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Government-mandated Clean Air Zone to launch on 1 June 202108/10/2020
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General | 6th October 2020

Have your say on council’s proposals for tackling inequalities

Birmingham’s businesses and organisations are urged to share their views on the council’s proposals to address and tackle inequalities that affect communities across the city.
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Have your say on council’s proposals for tackling inequalities06/10/2020
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General | 6th October 2020

Council announces £2m boost for city’s grassroots cultural activity for Commonwealth Games

Proposals for a programme to engage 200,000 community participants in Birmingham 2022 culture-related activities is set for approval by the city council’s Cabinet on (13 October).
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Council announces £2m boost for city’s grassroots cultural activity for Commonwealth Games06/10/2020
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General | 5th October 2020

Birmingham launches private-rented sector housing scheme

Birmingham City Council has launched a scheme that is set to help hundreds of people find affordable housing and support landlords in the private rented sector.
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Birmingham launches private-rented sector housing scheme05/10/2020
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General | 5th October 2020

Reviving Birmingham’s economy

Businesses across the city are invited to give their views on a consultation focusing on the recovery of Birmingham’s economy.
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Reviving Birmingham’s economy05/10/2020
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General | 5th October 2020

Hydrogen buses coming to Birmingham next Spring

Birmingham City Council has purchased 20 new hydrogen double decker buses as part of their Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot.
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Hydrogen buses coming to Birmingham next Spring05/10/2020
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General | 1st October 2020

Council announces major skills funding provisions for SMEs

Birmingham City Council has secured a major boost funding to help small businesses in Birmingham bounce back from the COVID crisis.
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Council announces major skills funding provisions for SMEs01/10/2020
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General | 30th September 2020

Campaign launched to help businesses with new immigration system

The Home Office has today (30 September) launched a new campaign to ensure businesses are ready for the introduction of the UK’s new points-based immigration system as free movement ends.
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Campaign launched to help businesses with new immigration system30/09/2020
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General | 23rd September 2020

University of Birmingham unveiled as official partner of Birmingham 2022

The University of Birmingham has been unveiled as an official partner for Birmingham 2022, signing the most comprehensive university partnership agreement in the history of the Commonwealth Games.
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University of Birmingham unveiled as official partner of Birmingham 202223/09/2020
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General | 23rd September 2020

West Midlands business can grab their share of HS2 contracts

Small and medium sized businesses in the West Midlands can find out more about the thousands of high speed rail contracts on offer at an online regional summit next month.
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West Midlands business can grab their share of HS2 contracts23/09/2020
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General | 14th September 2020

Alexander Stadium contractor awards £15,000 to city good causes

The winners for the first round of the You Matter Communities Community Fund have been announced.
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Alexander Stadium contractor awards £15,000 to city good causes14/09/2020
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General | 7th September 2020

Opening up opportunities: ‘meet the buyer’ event aims to help local businesses win work on new landmark hospital

Sandwell Business Ambassadors are congratulating several local firms who have won lucrative contracts on the new £267m Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH) – and encouraging other West Midl...
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Opening up opportunities: ‘meet the buyer’ event aims to help local businesses win work on new landmark hospital07/09/2020
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General | 25th August 2020

The Smarterials Aston Business Clinic

The ABC (Aston Business Clinic) gives businesses a learning opportunity to help develop their knowledge and skills of remote teams working
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The Smarterials Aston Business Clinic25/08/2020
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General | 21st August 2020

City Council Leader visits Perry Barr Residential Scheme

Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, paid tribute to the efforts of everyone involved in the delivery of the Perry Barr Residential Scheme during a site visit on Tuesday 18 August.
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City Council Leader visits Perry Barr Residential Scheme21/08/2020
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General | 19th August 2020

HS2 local business webinar recordings available

'Work with us Wednesday' webinars were held throughout June, July and August and any business that wasn't able to attend can now access the recordings
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HS2 local business webinar recordings available19/08/2020
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General | 14th August 2020

Alexander Stadium contractor extends helping hand to allotments

With National Allotment Week well underway (10-16 August), it has been announced that the Walsall Road Allotments in Perry Barr will be receiving a much-needed upgrade.
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Alexander Stadium contractor extends helping hand to allotments14/08/2020