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Centre manager retires after 36 years at Ankerside Shopping Centre 

21 Jun 18

ANKERSIDE Shopping Centre is preparing to bid farewell to its centre manager, who this week will be retiring after almost four decades of duties at the Tamworth retail hub.


Council
Hanging baskets brighten up town centre 

20 Jun 18

The busy West Bromwich shopping centre has been given a colourful summer boost with the introduction of a beautiful collection of hanging baskets.


FixMyStreet
Car parking, 18th June 

18 Jun 18

Can something be done about vehicles parking on yellow line in the Whittaker Rd/Winsford Avenue area near to doctors surgery and shopping centre? Particularly bad at school start and finish times.


FOI
Ownership of Land 

18 Jun 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Mrs J Teal on 18 June 2018 .


Rugby
Harry and Meghan ‘pick their dream home’ – an hour away from Birmingham 

17 Jun 18

The royal couple could feasibly pop out for a bit of shopping at Bullring…


Blog feature
Travel Etiquette For Brits Abroad 

14 Jun 18

Traveling.


Rugby
Street food, shopping and kindness – how these streets of Birmingham come alive after midnight during Ramadan 

13 Jun 18

Thousands of Muslims have been gathering on the streets of Coventry Road in Small Heath…


Blog feature
Gaz’s zoo role 

10 Jun 18

Meet the man with the £2,500 weekly shopping bill whose new job is to make sure all Dudley Zoo’s animals are well fed.


News
Ten topiary dinosaurs to provide a roarsome summer in the city 

8 Jun 18

Families visiting Dippy the Dinosaur in Birmingham this summer will be able to continue their prehistoric adventure by hunting down the ten eye-catching topiary dinosaurs across the city centre shopping area.


Rugby
How the closing of Birmingham House of Fraser could be disastrous for city centre shopping 

7 Jun 18

What will attract shoppers to Corporation Street once House of Fraser is gone…


Blog comment
West Midlands Travel Survey 

6 Jun 18

The West Midlands Combined Authority are carrying out a survey of travel patterns across the region.


Rugby
Gracechurch Shopping Centre in Sutton Coldfield evacuated due to a fire 

5 Jun 18

Shoppers and staff were cleared from the centre after a blaze broke out in the basement…


Rugby
Controversial shopping centres changes in Perry Barr return after rejection 

5 Jun 18

They say it will help attract tenants, fill void units quicker and create more jobs…


Rugby
Birmingham retail park sold for £94m 

5 Jun 18

Joint venture acquires new shopping park in Selly Oak which is due to open later this year…


News
Shop closures hit UK’s smaller retail centres hardest 

5 Jun 18

The UK’s smaller shopping centres bore the brunt of retail closures last year, but niche outlets expanded.


Blog feature
Financing Your Life And Choices 

4 Jun 18

Once upon a time shopping was simple.


Council
Baskets to brighten up town 

1 Jun 18

Businesses in West Bromwich are to put some colour into the cheeks of the High Street – by putting in 40 hanging baskets through the shopping centre.


Blog event
John Piper Exhibition: John Piper in the West Midlands Part 1 

30 May 18

To coincide with Mead Gallery’s John Piper exhibition , which includes several works associated with Coventry, we step out of the gallery to take a look at some of Piper’s lesser known excursions into the West Midlands.


Council
Around the World workshops at Cannon Park Shopping Centre! 

30 May 18

Join Cannon Park on Wednesday 30th May between 12pm-4pm for their American themed craft workshop…


News
Free soft play area opens at Ankerside 

29 May 18

TAMWORTH families are in for a treat, as the town’s shopping centre has opened a free soft play area just in time for half-term.


Blog feature
Little Things Mean a Lot 

25 May 18

My love affair with music, all kinds of music, began at a very early age.


Rugby
Music school and Mailbox among West Midlands RIBA winners 

23 May 18

New conservatoire, sports centre and boutique shopping mall make up trio of Birmingham buildings to be crowned the region’s best by architecture body…


FixMyStreet
Council Litter bins Not emptied Rookery Rd, Handsworth., 21st May 

21 May 18

Why have Birmingham City Council yet again failed toi empty all the litter bins along Rookery Rd, Handsworth in the shopping area? as some of the pictures show, nearly all the Council litter bin were full and not emptied this morning.


FixMyStreet
Pile of fly tipping along Rookery Rd, Handsworth., 21st May 

21 May 18

Birmingham City Council need to explain why rubbish dumepd in the pavements along Rookery Rd, shopping and residentail area has been left with this rubbish and it has Not been cleared? The Council needs to make sure all the rubbish dumepd along…


FixMyStreet
More food dumped Soho rdm shopping area, Handsworth, Birmingham., 20th May 

20 May 18

More food have been dumped on Soho rd/Ninevah Rd corner shopping area, Handsworth in Birmingham, This problem occurs nearly every day at this spot a ongoing problem for many years at this spot.