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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.


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…


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

10 Jan 18

Three viewers complained…


FOI
Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets 

10 Jan 18

Request sent to Lichfield District Council by A R Shaw on 10 January 2018 .


Blog
BBC2 documentary to highlight pollution in Kings Heath 

9 Jan 18

Local volunteers join forces on Kings Heath TV documentary to try to cut pollution levels…


News
BBC2 documentary to highlight pollution in Kings Heath 

9 Jan 18

Local volunteers join forces on Kings Heath TV documentary to try to cut pollution levels…


Blog feature
South Birmingham Group Wildlife Talk: What have trees ever done for us? 

8 Jan 18

Date / Time Start date: Fri, 12/01/2018 – 7:30pm – 9:00pm Join the South Birmingham Group for a look at the wonderful world of trees.


News
Councillor responsible for Clean Streets and Environment apologises for missed refuse collections across the city. 

5 Jan 18

Cllr Lisa Trickett, who is the Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment has apologised today (05/01) for missed refuse collections.


News
A 25p “latte levy” on disposable coffee cups could be introduced 

5 Jan 18

The UK throws away 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups every year…


News
How to get a refund or exchange Christmas presents – YOUR rights 

26 Dec 17

Online shopping makes our lives very easy in the modern day environment, but it can throw up some issues…


FixMyStreet
Unloved cats in messy environment, 22nd December 

22 Dec 17

Cats roaming around and not been nurtured and keep mating.


Business
Concerns about commercial letting aired at property conference 

20 Dec 17

Landlord raises alarm about pace of Birmingham office lettings.


News
Volunteers work over 7,000 hours to improve the environment for people and wildlife 

16 Dec 17

A team of dedicated volunteers have been improving the landscape of the Tame Valley Wetlands for wildlife and people, totalling 7,009 hours of volunteering since 2015.


Business
How cold temperatures affect packaging 

8 Dec 17

Looking out the window at the snow today got us thinking.


Local news
Why Birmingham leader cannot rule out congestion charge to tackle lethal pollution 

30 Nov 17

Council leader Ian Ward says he will support whatever it takes to clean up the city’s air quality and stop 900 premature deaths a year.


Local news
Come out of the cold and into a Coventry church 

27 Nov 17

A team of volunteers will soon be welcoming rough sleepers through the doors of St Osburg’s Catholic Church in Coventry to ensure they are safe and warm again this winter.


News
Average earnings to be lower than thought by 2022, warns Jeremy Corbyn 

26 Nov 17

The average worker is set to be 2,257 worse off by 2022 as a result of slower earnings growth…


News
Teenage refugee reveals how he is building a new life in Birmingham – thanks to Prince’s Trust 

26 Nov 17

After losing both parents in war-torn Afghanistan, Rashid survived a nightmare journey to the UK, where the teenager is now building a new life, thanks to the Princes Trust.