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General | 17th January 2022

A bold budget for Birmingham on the cusp of a golden decade for the city

A new draft financial plan for Birmingham City Council, designed to maximise the potential of a golden decade for the city, has been published.
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A bold budget for Birmingham on the cusp of a golden decade for the city17/01/2022
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General | 17th January 2022

Employment expert relocates to law firm’s Birmingham office

A Midlands law firm has bolstered its employment offering in Birmingham with one of its respected specialists relocating to the city.
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Employment expert relocates to law firm’s Birmingham office17/01/2022
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General | 14th January 2022

WMCA agrees priorities for £1.3 billion investment in region’s transport networks

More than 50 projects to improve road, rail, tram, bus, cycling and walking routes across the region have been agreed today by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Board.
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WMCA agrees priorities for £1.3 billion investment in region’s transport networks14/01/2022
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General | 11th January 2022

Search is on for 2,022 inspirational people to carry the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton around England

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has today launched a search to find 2,022 Batonbearers for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in England.
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Search is on for 2,022 inspirational people to carry the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton around England11/01/2022
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General | 4th January 2022

2022 brings more progress on the Midland Metro scheme

Construction on the Metro extension to Digbeth will move further forward when works to upgrade utility services in Meriden Street get underway.
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2022 brings more progress on the Midland Metro scheme04/01/2022
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General | 17th December 2021

Chancellor urged to back Birmingham businesses

Birmingham council bosses have written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak urging him to support businesses and jobs in sectors hit hardest by the latest Covid-19 restrictions.
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Chancellor urged to back Birmingham businesses17/12/2021
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General | 15th December 2021

Finalists announced for the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2022

The best and brightest Life Sciences companies from across the Midlands have been shortlisted for the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2022.
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Finalists announced for the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 202215/12/2021
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General | 14th December 2021

Brum Budget Challenge: How would you prioritise the city council’s spend?

An interactive webpage has been launched by Birmingham City Council to encourage local people to think about how they would like to see the 2022/23 budget prioritised and have input into the decision ...
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Brum Budget Challenge: How would you prioritise the city council’s spend?14/12/2021
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General | 9th December 2021

Organisations invited to apply to become part of Stronger Communities scheme

A search has been launched for organisations that can help support a range of activities being developed by Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC).
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Organisations invited to apply to become part of Stronger Communities scheme09/12/2021
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General | 9th December 2021

Major funding boost for Moseley Road Baths transformation

The transformation of Moseley Road Baths and Balsall Heath library has received a major boost with the allocation of £15.5m of Levelling-Up funding.
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Major funding boost for Moseley Road Baths transformation09/12/2021
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General | 8th December 2021

Council plans to invest £845,000 in improving city centre CCTV

Birmingham City Council plans to expand and improve CCTV around the city centre CCTV network have been unveiled ahead of next week’s Cabinet meeting.
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Council plans to invest £845,000 in improving city centre CCTV08/12/2021
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General | 6th December 2021

Walking routes upgrade to support Commonwealth Games and city’s long-term legacy

A £1.6million package of improvements to key walking routes ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been confirmed by the council.
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Walking routes upgrade to support Commonwealth Games and city’s long-term legacy06/12/2021
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General | 1st December 2021

How Birmingham will be Bold through its Commonwealth Games legacy

A document detailing how Birmingham City Council plans to maximise the Proud Host City status for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been published.
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How Birmingham will be Bold through its Commonwealth Games legacy01/12/2021
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General | 1st December 2021

Applications closing for start of new government business support course in 2022

Businesses in the region are encouraged to register before Christmas to confirm their place on the latest cohort of an industry-leading national management training course.
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Applications closing for start of new government business support course in 202201/12/2021
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General | 29th November 2021

Landmark year for GBSLEP as £1.2m Clean Growth Programme launched at conference

Local businesses and leaders gathered to celebrate a decade of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and the launch of a new £1.2 million programme to help fulfil N...
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Landmark year for GBSLEP as £1.2m Clean Growth Programme launched at conference29/11/2021
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General | 26th November 2021

Birmingham gears up for round 2 of the big hackathon

IT developers are invited to take part in an exciting Hackathon event looking for solutions to support Adult Education Services.
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Birmingham gears up for round 2 of the big hackathon26/11/2021
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General | 26th November 2021

Birmingham 2022 launches first Official Retail Store

First retail store for Birmingham 2022 launches at Bullring, New Street
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Birmingham 2022 launches first Official Retail Store26/11/2021
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General | 18th November 2021

Generations: on the search for families from Birmingham and the Black Country!

One of the recently announced projects that will take place during the Birmingham 2022 Festival, GENERATIONS, is on the look out for four and five generation families.
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Generations: on the search for families from Birmingham and the Black Country!18/11/2021
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General | 16th November 2021

Sponsorship opportunities available for Venturefest 2022

Venturefest - which connects investors, innovators and entrepreneurs in the West Midlands - is back for 2022 and opportunities are now open to sponsor the highly-anticipated event
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Sponsorship opportunities available for Venturefest 202216/11/2021
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General | 11th November 2021

Perry Barr Residential Scheme reaches milestone of two million hours worked on site

More than two million hours have now been spent on construction of the Perry Barr Residential Scheme in Birmingham.
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Perry Barr Residential Scheme reaches milestone of two million hours worked on site11/11/2021
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General | 10th November 2021

Applications open for £2 million fund to help communities celebrate Birmingham 2022

Residents and community groups have been given the opportunity apply for a slice of a £2 million fund designed to help people feel involved in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Applications open for £2 million fund to help communities celebrate Birmingham 202210/11/2021
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General | 9th November 2021

Birmingham City Council Cabinet agrees 12-year electric vehicle strategy

3,000 electric vehicle charge-points will be rolled-out across Birmingham to reduce city emissions by 50% in 2030 compared to 2020 levels.
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Birmingham City Council Cabinet agrees 12-year electric vehicle strategy09/11/2021
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General | 8th November 2021

McCarthy Stone launches virtual consultation on plans for Sutton Coldfield

McCarthy Stone, the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, has acquired an interest in land adjacent to the Empire Cinema off Holland Road, Sutton Coldfield
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McCarthy Stone launches virtual consultation on plans for Sutton Coldfield08/11/2021
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General | 8th November 2021

West Midlands' tech businesses urged to apply for accelerator support worth £50k

BetaDen has opened applications for the fifth cohort of businesses to join the programme.
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West Midlands' tech businesses urged to apply for accelerator support worth £50k08/11/2021
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General | 5th November 2021

Birmingham and Solihull businesses to trial a ground-breaking project launched during COP26

Local firms are invited to trial new climate change technology to help combat climate change through the use of biochar.
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Birmingham and Solihull businesses to trial a ground-breaking project launched during COP2605/11/2021
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General | 5th November 2021

New appointments for council's leadership team

Appointments have been made to two key positions as part of the city council’s aim to drive forward its priorities.
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New appointments for council's leadership team05/11/2021
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General | 5th November 2021

Consultation on city centre order launched today

Birmingham City Council is asking people who live or work in or visit Birmingham to share their views on plans to introduce measures to tackle anti-social behaviour in the city centre.
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Consultation on city centre order launched today05/11/2021
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General | 5th November 2021

Project partner search is launched for scheme to bring people together during Commonwealth Games

A search has been launched for organisations that can help enable projects being developed by the council to bring people together as a result of the city hosting the Commonwealth Games next year.
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Project partner search is launched for scheme to bring people together during Commonwealth Games05/11/2021
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General | 4th November 2021

Have your say on Birmingham’s segregated cycle routes

A consultation has begun on the Birmingham Be Heard website
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Have your say on Birmingham’s segregated cycle routes04/11/2021
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General | 4th November 2021

Birmingham’s festive countdown begins: Frankfurt Christmas Market opens today

It’s been nearly two years since the smell of schnitzel, bratwurst and gluhwein filled the city centre, but Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is back this year and opens today (4 November 2021).
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Birmingham’s festive countdown begins: Frankfurt Christmas Market opens today04/11/2021
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General | 27th October 2021

Birmingham successfully bids for £52 million to regenerate key parts of the city

The council has successfully bid for funding to support important initiatives happening across the city.
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Birmingham successfully bids for £52 million to regenerate key parts of the city27/10/2021
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General | 27th October 2021

Birmingham 2022 road event courses announced

The latest and final venues for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have been confirmed today, with Victoria Square in Birmingham city centre revealed as the official finish area for the Marathon.
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Birmingham 2022 road event courses announced27/10/2021
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General | 14th October 2021

Stadium contractor benefits Birmingham groups with final round of You Matter Communities scheme

The winners for the third round of the You Matter Communities Community Fund have been announced.
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Stadium contractor benefits Birmingham groups with final round of You Matter Communities scheme14/10/2021
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General | 12th October 2021

Supplier event provides opportunity to meet Jaguar Land Rover

Coventry Building Society will be joined by automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover and Coventry University will will share their knowledge and experience of working with smaller businesses within their su...
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Supplier event provides opportunity to meet Jaguar Land Rover12/10/2021
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General | 8th October 2021

Midlands businesses engage with workplace wellbeing campaign ahead of World Mental Health Day

A Midlands-wide campaign helping improve support for mental health in the workplace has seen more than 800 employers taking the first steps to make positive improvements in their organisations.
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Midlands businesses engage with workplace wellbeing campaign ahead of World Mental Health Day08/10/2021
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General | 7th October 2021

HS2 to present a series of virtual engagement events

Local suppliers and subcontractors have an opportunity to meet the contractors for the HS2 main works and stations.
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HS2 to present a series of virtual engagement events07/10/2021
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General | 5th October 2021

Frankfurt Christmas Market recruiting for 200-plus jobs

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is once again looking to recruit more than 200 people to support its stalls when it returns to the city centre next month.
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Frankfurt Christmas Market recruiting for 200-plus jobs05/10/2021
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General | 1st October 2021

Expand your horizons and help your business grow with the government’s new Help to Grow: Management scheme

Businesses in the West Midlands can join 30,000 senior business leaders in a practical management training programme delivered by leading business schools across the UK.
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Expand your horizons and help your business grow with the government’s new Help to Grow: Management scheme01/10/2021
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General | 29th September 2021

Consultation launched on design options for Kings Heath and Moseley Places for People

Consultation has now opened on new Places for People designs for both sides of Kings Heath High Street, in a bid to improve air quality and create safer streets for walking and cycling.
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Consultation launched on design options for Kings Heath and Moseley Places for People29/09/2021
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General | 23rd September 2021

Made Smarter helps 100 companies

A programme which helps West Midlands manufacturing and engineering firms to adopt cutting-edge digital technology has seen 100 companies sign up in just a few months.
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Made Smarter helps 100 companies23/09/2021
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General | 22nd September 2021

Top tips for Birmingham 2022 ballot success

The main ticket ballot is now open and applications will close at 8pm on 30 September. A ticket ballot is the fairest way to allocate tickets. Applications are made and the system allocates tickets at...
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Top tips for Birmingham 2022 ballot success22/09/2021
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General | 20th September 2021

Completion of Phase Two of Paradise Birmingham goes in for planning

Three new detailed planning applications have been submitted to Birmingham City Council to complete Phase Two of Paradise, the £700 million redevelopment of the heart of the city.
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Completion of Phase Two of Paradise Birmingham goes in for planning20/09/2021
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General | 14th September 2021

Law firm boosts commercial property team with appointment of new partner

Midlands legal firm mfg Solicitors has expanded its commercial property team with the appointment of a new partner.
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Law firm boosts commercial property team with appointment of new partner14/09/2021
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General | 14th September 2021

Additional restriction grants launch a second round

Birmingham city council has launched a second opportunity for businesses to apply for additional restrictions grants.
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Additional restriction grants launch a second round14/09/2021
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General | 13th September 2021

Birmingham 2022 main ticket ballot begins

The main ticket ballot for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is now live
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Birmingham 2022 main ticket ballot begins13/09/2021
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General | 10th September 2021

Alexander Stadium contract social value highlighted in new report

The community benefits that have been achieved during the first 12 months of the project to redevelop Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium are detailed in a new report published today (10 September).
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Alexander Stadium contract social value highlighted in new report10/09/2021
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General | 9th September 2021

Bid now for second round of Celebrating Communities funding

Residents and community groups now have a second chance to bid for a slice of a £2million council fund created to help people celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Bid now for second round of Celebrating Communities funding09/09/2021
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General | 7th September 2021

Calling all creatives!

A great opportunity is being launched to support the council’s role in welcoming VIPs and dignitaries during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Calling all creatives!07/09/2021
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General | 26th August 2021

Call out to innovators in transport to help lead the 5G revolution

5PRING – the consortium behind the UK’s first 5G commercial application accelerator – has announced the Future of Transport challenge.
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Call out to innovators in transport to help lead the 5G revolution26/08/2021
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General | 25th August 2021

Plans for Perry Barr move forward

The ongoing regeneration of Perry Barr ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has taken another step forward with the approval of plans for a new bus interchange.
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Plans for Perry Barr move forward25/08/2021