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Where’s the fairness in Remembrance funding? 

15 Apr 18

I’ve hd a really interesting email in from a respected elder in Brownhills, someone whose comments on the area I’ve always respected greatly and whose opinion I value and usually agree with – John Bird.

Lest We Forget children’s remembrance concert coming to Birmingham Genting Arena – this is how to get tickets 

10 Apr 18

Focal point will be a choir of over 2,000 children dressed to resemble two giant poppies…

National Memorial Arboretum in the running for national tourism award 

5 Apr 18

The National Memorial Arboretum is in the running for a national tourism award.

Youngsters from across the UK to take part in Remembrance event at the National Memorial Arboretum 

29 Mar 18

A series of free workshops at the National Memorial Arboretum will allow children to say ‘thank you’ to the First World War generation.

Exhibition at the National Memorial Arboretum to pay tribute to the Royal Air Force 

12 Mar 18

An art exhibition at the National Memorial Arboretum will pay tribute the Royal Air Force.

Book of Remembrance at Canley Crematorium moved temporarily 

1 Mar 18

Due to a burst pipe, the Book of Remembrance has been moved to Cannon Hill Waiting Room at Canley Crematorium.

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Big year ahead as National Memorial Arboretum prepares for a record number of events 

27 Feb 18

New memorials and a record number of events means 2018 could be a year to remember for the National Memorial Arboretum.

Villa Paving The Way For A New Way Of Remembrance 

23 Feb 18

Villa Paving The Way For A New Way Of Remembrance Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:23/02/2018 12:18:00 Villa paving the way (expert pun) for a new way to remember our holteenders in the sky.

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Children get Green-Fingered for Community Project 

12 Feb 18

Children from an academy in Coventry have put their gardening skills to the test to help to create a community remembrance garden.

Dogs and owners to visit the National Memorial Arboretum for 2018 Paws for Remembrance walk 

24 Jan 18

Hundreds of dogs and their owners will go for a a special walkies around the National Memorial Arboretum.

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St. James Church, Brownhills open on Tuesday for the remembrance of Mylee Billingham 

21 Jan 18

Whilst it’s been a dark day, I’d like to draw reader’s attention to the fact that St James Church, at Ogley Hay, Brownhills, will be open this Tuesday (23rd January 2018) at several times throughout the day for those wishing to pay their respects and…

Crowds pay respects to ‘Bernie’ at National Memorial Arboretum 

8 Jan 18

OVER one hundred people have gathered at the National Memorial Arboreum in Alrewas, near Tamworth today (Sunday 7th Januray) to pay their respects to Bernie Jelfs who sadly passed away last week.

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Birmingham to stage National Children’s WW1 Remembrance Concert 

4 Jan 18

Event will commemorate the centenary of the end of hostilities.

A busy November 

11 Dec 17

I’ve been neglecting my blog for while now but I haven’y given up on it as it’s a great place to record what you’ve been up to.

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This Is Not The Sad Trans Story You Are Looking For 

6 Dec 17

Comment Writer Finn Humphris reflects on Transgender Remembrance Day The post This Is Not The Sad Trans Story You Are Looking For appeared first on Redbrick .

Light up a Life by St Mary’s Hospice, 30 Nov 2017 

28 Nov 17

30 Nov 2017 – Community at Oozells Square St Mary’s Hospice will be helping members of the public remember loved ones this Christmas with their special Light up a Life event.

World AIDS Day: Rent, 1 Dec 2017 

27 Nov 17

1 Dec 2017 – Film at Eden Bar In remembrance of all those gone and in solidarity with those living with HIV, Birmingham LGBT will be hosting a FREE event at Eden Bar which will include a vigil, a buffet and as special screening of the iconic film …

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24 Nov 17

As World AIDS Day approaches on 1 December , we remind ourselves of the need to continue the fight against stigma, and the importance of raising awareness about HIV .

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Why Do You Wear a Poppy? 

22 Nov 17

Comment Editor Alex Goodwin and Comment Writer Rahim Mohamed explore their reasons for proudly displaying a poppy on Remembrance Day The post Why Do You Wear a Poppy? appeared first on Redbrick .

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 

21 Nov 17

For many Trans people the year is bookended by 2 significant events.

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Trans Day Of Remembrance 

16 Nov 17

Please join Birmingham LGBT in observing Trans Day of Remembrance on Monday 20 November .

Watch: Laughing moped thug smashes up police car with hammer on Remembrance Sunday 

16 Nov 17

The masked yob flees on a moped, driven by an accomplice, after shouting HA HA and obscenities about police…

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November 12th – Also on the Chase on this magical afternoon,… 

16 Nov 17

November 12th – Also on the Chase on this magical afternoon, memorials of two very different, but conjoined wars.

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Pictures and video from Brownhills and Heath Hayes 2017 Remembrance events 

16 Nov 17

Last weekend, Saturday and Sunday 11-12th November 2017 saw the annual Remembrance weekend in the UK and I’m pleased to say Walsall Borough and South Staffordshire did themselves proud and staged a whole range of parades and events that were well …

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Remembrance Thank You 

15 Nov 17

Once again St Thomas More Catholic School in Sheldon Birmingham remembered the Military who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe.