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Local news
Plastic Free festivities 

24 May 18

It is the month of Ramadan when Moslems generally fast during the hours of daylight and then meet to share food when the sun goes down Iftar.


News
‘Welcome’ destruction of lorry used in illegal waste dumping 

18 May 18

THE destruction of a tipper lorry involved in illegally dumping a huge amount of waste at a Staffordshire beauty spot is “extremely satisfying”, says a community leader.


News
Lots to see and do this May half term at Birmingham Museums  

18 May 18

Leave those school desks behind for an active and creative half term at Birmingham Museums.


News
Find out more about flood protection at county campaign event 

9 May 18

PEOPLE in Tamworth and surrounding areas can find out more about how they can better prepare for flooding and protect their properties at a town centre event next week.


News
National outrage as government expresses plans to eliminate wet wipes within the UK 

8 May 18

The government has expressed plans to “eliminate” wet wipes in the UK within 25 years.


Blog comment
Volunteering Opportunity – Solihull Libraries 

8 May 18

A smashing opportunity for anyone over 14 years of age to get experience in a work place environment, which will no doubt add value to Records of Achievement and future references.


Business
Plans for Springfield Campus given green light 

2 May 18

New plans for the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the £100m Springfield Campus have been approved.


Blog music
Ikon returns to Perrott’s Folly this Spring 

30 Apr 18

City gallery present sound installation at landmark.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP welcomes ban on ivory sales 

27 Apr 18

The Royal Town’s MP has welcomed the Environment Secretary’s confirmation that the UK will introduce a ban on ivory sales.


Blog
Gavin welcomes a £150,000 allocation to better protect homes from flooding in Cheslyn Hay 

27 Apr 18

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the Environment Agency’s recent announcement of £36 million in Government funds to protect properties from flooding Following last Autumn’s budget, 10 schemes across the West Midlands …


Local news
*WIN* a game for four as NEW Nerf arena set to open in Rubery village 

26 Apr 18

A new Nerf arena is set to open in Rubery village, providing a safe, fun environment for all aged 5 and above.


Business
Looking to reduce your plastic packaging? We have a great alternative to polythene mailing bags. 

26 Apr 18

Packaging and waste, particularly the effects of plastic on
the environment, continue to be hot topics on the news agenda this year.


Blog comment
The Loft Youth Club 

21 Apr 18

Frank F Harrison Community Association has opened a new youth club based on new Invention Square (above Greggs shop) providing a safe fun environment for young people aged 9-15 on a Thursday evening.


Event
Improvised Comedy Workshop, 23 Apr 2018 

18 Apr 18

23 Apr 2018 – Workshop at Great Western Arcade FREE Improvised Comedy Workshop, every Monday at LOKI WINE in Great Western Arcade.


News
We caught up with the The Whisky Club who are introducing an exclusive UK Trio Tasting board for £10 with My Bull. 

13 Apr 18

The Whisky Club neighbours the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, perfectly placed, just the right setting for an evening of tasting luxury tipples, a treat for any lover of the spirit whatever your preferences.


Rugby
Gove: Birmingham dragging its feet over air pollution 

12 Apr 18

Environment Secretary says Government will help – but council needs to take the lead…


Sport
Ladies only sessions at Curborough 

12 Apr 18

**Ladies only sessions**  These sessions will be run by a female coach – Phoebe Martin Start Date :- Wednesday 18th April 2018 (every Wednesday) Venue:- Curborough Sprint Course – Traffic free environment.


Blog comment
Walsall TUC event 

11 Apr 18

Rise Like Lions! Banner Theatre Chuckery Club April 17th 7.30pm £5.00 (2.00 concessions) Banner Theatre presents ‘Rise, Like Lions!’: a stirring, stomping, roaring celebration of grassroots resistance to those who plot to tear apart our welfare state, …


Business
How do you identify visitors at your place of work? 

4 Apr 18

If you have visitors to your workplace or worksite.


Football
Teams and players wanted. 

27 Mar 18

The Club is looking for players and teams for next season.


FOI
Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets 

16 Mar 18

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by A R Shaw on 16 March 2018 .


News
Video Link supports victims and witnesses 

15 Mar 18

A NEW video link to court that lets people give evidence from a neutral, safe environment opened this week.


Blog feature
How can you extend learning outdoors past the classroom? 

8 Mar 18

When you think of a classroom, what springs to mind? Most likely it is a room, indoors, with desks and chairs facing a whiteboard on the wall.


Football
Wildcats Girls! More wanted! 

8 Mar 18

Pictured below the latest crop of girls aged 4 to 6 starting their footballing journey at our FA Wildcats Centre on Tuesday night.


FOI
Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets 

28 Feb 18

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by A R Shaw on 28 February 2018 .


Local news
CCTV to finally become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England from May 2018 

25 Feb 18

Legislation to make CCTV cameras mandatory in slaughterhouses in England to safeguard animal welfare has been laid by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.


Business
Good wood for Wolverhampton 

23 Feb 18

New social enterprise aims to help the environment while training prospective employees.


FixMyStreet
Tudy this place up please, 22nd February 

22 Feb 18

So much plastic and glass strewn by the side of the road.


News
New education centre for Solihull’s excluded school-children 

21 Feb 18

AN EDUCATION centre for permanently excluded pupils will be moved to provide ‘a much improved learning environment.


FOI
Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets 

21 Feb 18

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by A R Shaw on 21 February 2018 .


News
How Stourbridge College learners experience working professionally 

15 Feb 18

Stourbridge College has launched its new built environment facility by establishing a partnership with leading national architectural practice Corstorphine + Wright.


Blog feature
My Favourite Movie Date Scenes 

15 Feb 18

Whether you are dating in Maidstone or enjoying Clywd dating , one of the most popular date nights is a night at the cinema.


Blog comment
The Friendly gym in Brownhills – going from strength to strength 

10 Feb 18

Kerry Michelle Smedley has been back in touch to ask if I’d mention that the Frriendly Gym in the Community Centre Brownhills where she works is growing in popularity and becoming a thriving community in which ladies of any age or fitness level can …


Rugby
Plans for new £498k environment hub at popular beauty spot revealed 

9 Feb 18

Witton Lodge Community Association has secured the Big Lottery Fund grant to build the centre at Witton Lakes in Perry Common, Erdington…


Business
Maximum savings with smart sensors 

8 Feb 18

Our Ecolighting LED high bays are made to order for your specific environment.


News
How the Aston Expressway could look under new anti-pollution plan 

8 Feb 18

Conservatives announce plans to green up city if they win the council elections this year…


News
The sell-out family rave is returning to Digbeth 

6 Feb 18

Thought you’d never go to a rave again after having kids? Think again! After two sell-out events, the Big Fish Little Fish crew will be returning to Quantum in Digbeth on March 18th, bringing an ‘Animal Fantastical’ themed family rave (fancy …


FOI
Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets 

6 Feb 18

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by A R Shaw on 6 February 2018 .


Local news
Street Audit 

5 Feb 18

We are going to have a street audit of Edward Road in Balsall Heath on Wednesday 7th February at 2pm.


Blog feature
BUDS Dementia Carers Cafe 

5 Feb 18

Did you know that BUDS runs Dementia Carers Care at locations across the borough at St Albans Community Centre , Great Bridge Library and Great Barr Library? The Carers Cafe provide carers with support, empathy, advice and understanding.


Blog feature
Voluntary Sector invite to CCG Engagement Briefing 

5 Feb 18

The CCG has issued the following invitation: The Voluntary Sector is invited to join Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG and Local Authority colleagues to discuss the work starting to evolve around the integrated care agenda.


FOI
Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets 

5 Feb 18

Request sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by A R Shaw on 5 February 2018 .


Rugby
Chemical alert in Sutton Coldfield after smell of ‘strong fumes’ from drains 

2 Feb 18

A volatile organic compound was said to be the cause of strong petrol fumes in Moreland Croft in Walmley…


News
Hassle-free and convenient parking for commuters in Colmore Business District 

2 Feb 18

Opening to the public in August 2015, B4 Car Park offers a safe, clean and welcoming environment for people to leave their vehicles.


Business
New plans for Springfield Campus at University of Wolverhampton 

2 Feb 18

New plans have been submitted by the University of Wolverhampton for its School of Architecture and the Built Environment at its £100m Springfield Campus development.


News
Touchwood comes top at Green World Environment Awards 

29 Jan 18

TOUCHWOOD proved it was a cut above the rest when it was handed a prestigious accolade at the Green World Environment Awards.


Rugby
A pollution busting Birmingham city centre congestion charge is inevitable – so stop delaying 

26 Jan 18

Drastic action is needed to cut pollution and save lives – but politicians are nervous…


Local news
New Water scheme to cut plastic waste 

25 Jan 18

Water UK la unched the New National Drinking Water Scheme today.


News
Report calls for Lichfield District Council to reduce the size of planning committee 

25 Jan 18

The size of the planning committee at Lichfield District Council could be reduced.


Rugby
Teenage girl who planned to flee to Syria ‘just wanted to get out of UK’ 

25 Jan 18

Sandeep Samra told Birmingham Crown Court she regarded the war-torn area held by Islamic State (IS) as a new environment…


Council
Wildcats Football Club 

21 Jan 18

FA Wildcats Football Clubs are a new opportunity for girls aged 5 – 11 to play football in a safe and fun environment with FA-qualified coaches.


Blog politics
OUT AND ABOUT LITTER PICKING AGAIN 

18 Jan 18

It was great to be out and about again with some of the Friends of Queslett Nature Reserve Environmental Group Grot Spot Litter Picker.


Blog
Iceland promises to go ‘plastic-free’ on own brand packaging by 2023 

16 Jan 18

The retailer said it would be replacing plastic with packaging including paper and pulp trays and paper bags which would be recyclable…


News
Iceland promises to go ‘plastic-free’ on own brand packaging by 2023 

16 Jan 18

The retailer said it would be replacing plastic with packaging including paper and pulp trays and paper bags which would be recyclable…


News
This is why glass milk bottles are set to make a big comeback 

15 Jan 18

It has a campaign to be a plastic-free community…


News
This is why glass milk bottles are set to make a big comeback 

15 Jan 18

It has a campaign to be a plastic-free community…


Event
Open Code, 16 Jan 2018 

14 Jan 18

16 Jan 2018 – Digital at Birmingham Open Media FREE A weekly open study session for folks who program (in any language) or those who want to get started learning to code.


Event
Open Code, 23 Jan 2018 

14 Jan 18

23 Jan 2018 – Digital at Birmingham Open Media FREE A weekly open study session for folks who program (in any language) or those who want to get started learning to code.


Sport
Aston Villa comment: Who would be a football manager, eh? 

14 Jan 18

Gregg Evans looks at the pressure cooker environment that managers like Steve Bruce have to contend with…


News
This Dyson TV advert was BANNED – and this is the reason why 

10 Jan 18

Three viewers complained…