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A GOOD TURN OUT FOR THE FQNR ACTIVITY SESSION 

21 Jul 18

It was really pleasing to see so many turn up to help during the Friends of Queslett Nature Reserve Environmental Group at its activity session.


News
Oceans Fish Bar goes green! 

17 Jul 18

OCEANS of Tamworth is doing its bit to save the planet by going green! The traditional British Fish Bar which is based in the Exley Centre in Belgrave re-opend yesterday after its annual closedown with a number of changes put in place for the …


News
Starbucks to ban plastics straws in all stores by 2020 

11 Jul 18

Starbucks has said that by 2020 it will eliminate plastic straws from its stores as a step towards the reduction of environmental plastic pollution.


News
Tamworth’s MP welcomes clamp down on ivory trade 

6 Jul 18

TAMWORTH’S Member of Parliament Christopher Pincher has welcomed the Government’s proposals to clamp down on ivory trading after a bill introduced in Parliament passed its first major hurdle to becoming law.


Blog comment
Online course in Selly Oak: Islam and the Environment 

5 Jul 18

Woodbrooke Islam, like other Faiths, calls for stewardship of the Earth.


News
IKEA will take back your old furniture, resell it and give you the money 

2 Jul 18

Sweden’s famous furniture brand, IKEA, recently announced that it plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in a brilliant commitment by a global store group to reducing its impact on the environment.


Blog comment
Business Questions 28 June 2018 

28 Jun 18

I raised with the Leader of the House, that the Government seems to be too busy fighting among themselves to fight for this country.


Blog politics
LOOKING AFTER THE QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE 

28 Jun 18

As Chair It was nice to meet up with Brenda the Friend of the Queslett Nature Reserve Environmental Groupsecretary and key activist.


Blog comment
Lion Farm Scandal – Who Did Kerry Tell? 

26 Jun 18

Before I start on the latest Lion Farm news can I remind you of tomorrow night’s event – which is important not just to Lion Farm folk but for all those who want to stand up to Sandwell corruption and to protect the local environment with its toxic …


Event
Neighbourhd 16, 2 Jul 2018 

25 Jun 18

2 Jul 2018 – Jazz at The Night Owl FREE GET TO KNOW US: Neighbourhood is about creating a network of local musicians in the city of Birmingham, creating an environment in which progressive urban music can develop, community can be grown and a …


Local news
Home-schooled students invited to Longbridge college information evening 

18 Jun 18

Longbridge based Bournville College is inviting home educated students and their parents to an information evening tomorrow (Tuesday 19th June).


News
River warning after scrap metal blaze near Ryton-on-Dunsmore 

17 Jun 18

Environment Agency staff check the River Avon for pollution following a large fire.


News
Take your taste buds on a real dining adventure with Namco Funscape Tamworth  

15 Jun 18

SUMMER 2018 sees the arrival of Clyde’s Bar Grill at Namco Funscape Tamworth, our newest venture with a host of delicious food on offer!   Taking inspiration from the increasing appetite for high quality and affordable dining, Clyde’s is set to…


Blog feature
£1.2 million boost to crop research at University of Warwick 

15 Jun 18

The University of Warwick is set to receive £1.2 million in funding to support its pioneering research in improving the resilience, sustainability and productivity of UK crops, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced today.


Business
Cutting your carbon footprint with packaging 

14 Jun 18

You can’t use the internet, switch on the tv or tune into the radio these days without hearing about the impact we’re having on our environment.


Business
Do you need a long term flooring solution for high traffic areas? 

12 Jun 18

Epoxy resin self-levelling screeds are ideal for industrial and commercial locations where a durable, hygienic dust free environment is important e.


Blog feature
One World – Celebrating Cultural Diversity 

11 Jun 18

Showcase your country and culture…dance acts, singers, musicians and variety acts wanted to perform! On Wednesday, 20 June 2018, Sandwell College is hosting its ‘One World’ event – the aim of which is, “to celebrate the cultural diversity …


Local news
Clean Up Day 

8 Jun 18

We have recovered  5 bags of plastic bottles and 3 of mixed rubbish from the banks of the River Rea, alongside Calthorpe Park, on 5th June World Environment Day ,  in our Plastic Pickup in Balsall Heath.


Local news
Environment Agency investigate discolouration in River Rea 

7 Jun 18

The Environment Agency (EA) are investigating after residents reported a discolouration of water in the River Rea in Northfield.


Blog feature
Midlands Future Mobility in the driving seat to transform the environment for connected vehicles 

5 Jun 18

Midlands Future Mobility, a consoritum led by WMG at the University of Warwick, will use over 50 miles of Coventry and Birmingham roads to establish the Midlands as a world class UK centre for the development, and evaluation of, connected and …


Business
4 packaging solutions to maximise warehouse space 

1 Jun 18

If you work in a warehouse environment, you’ll know that space is at a premium.


Local news
Plastic Pick Up 

31 May 18

Think Global, Act Local…  Tuesday 5 th June is World Environment Day, to call attention to plastic waste.


Event
Neighbourhd #15, 4 Jun 2018 

28 May 18

4 Jun 2018 – Rock Pop at The Night Owl Neighbourhood is about creating a network of local musicians in the city of Birmingham, creating an environment in which progressive urban music can develop, community can be grown and a generous/collaborative …


Blog politics
Record Rainfall In Edgbaston 

27 May 18

Birmingham Updates is reporting that Edgbaston has recorded 60mm of rain in an hour according to the Environment Agency.


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.