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Revealed: £68m drugs baron James Mulvey’s lavish £1.3m ‘Costa del Crime’ villa with two swimming pools and a cinema room 

16 Jun 18

He was a financial ‘ghost’ who laundered cash around the world…


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‘The wave machine is back!’ what families love about super-improved Kingstanding swimming baths 

7 Jun 18

The star of the show is the cool new yellow divers helmet with buckets, spray guns and a blue shark…


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Wave of excitement as Kingstanding swimming feature finally opens 

5 Jun 18

The new-look pool features a cool yellow divers helmet water feature and a baby slide…


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Best places for swimming lessons for adults and kids in Birmingham 

4 Jun 18

Adults and children’s lessons are being held at Fox Hollies, Cocks Moors Woods, Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre, Stechford Leisure, Sir Doug Ellis Sports Centre and more…


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Resorts World’s Santai Spa, featuring an outdoor Jacuzzi with lake views, swimming pool and mosaic hot stone loungers, has undergone a makeover. 

31 May 18

Resorts World’s Santai Spa, located on the second floor, has undergone a makeover.


Blog feature
Saturday July 14, 2018: Disability Sport & Swimming Day 

27 May 18

The Rotary Club of The Wrekin are opening this event to the whole District.


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This awesome outdoor swimming pool near Birmingham opens today – in time for the Bank Holiday sun 

26 May 18

The only lido in the Midlands is back for summer 2018…


News
Coventry water park: Behind the scenes at swimming pool site 

25 May 18

The new water park will feature a 25m pool, spa and nine slides.


Blog feature
How To Enjoy Your Summer On A Budget 

22 May 18

You can still enjoy your summer despite being on a budget, it just means you’ll have to get creative here and there.


Blog
Hooray – now I can really celebrate… 

18 May 18

The Royal Wedding! I had reached the point of despair and had given up hope of being able to enjoy a bottle of celebratory beer with the Royal couple ( as some of you will know, the only interest that I have in royal events ).


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The five new multi-million pound Birmingham swimming pools which opened in the last year 

14 May 18

Swimmers have five brand new pools to choose from…


FixMyStreet
Ticket machine out of order, 14th May 

14 May 18

One if the 2 ticket machines in main car park out of order Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Tudor Grange Swimming Pool Blossomfield Road, Solihull Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Best outdoor swimming spots near Birmingham 

14 May 18

When the weather gets hot, a nice dip in some cool water always hits the spot.


News
Northfield’s new leisure centre opens today after a £7.7 million rebuild 

14 May 18

Birmingham’s newest swimming pool and leisure centre opens today after a £7.7 million rebuild.


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A first look inside Birmingham’s new £7.7m swimming pool and leisure centre 

12 May 18

Doors at the new Northfield sports centre open on Monday, May 14…


FixMyStreet
Big pothole high street Aston opposite the swimming baths on the A34 in to Birmingham, 5th May 

5 May 18

The pothole has bust my driving side wheel tyre.


FixMyStreet
Flooding problem on Walsall Rd near to TSB., 2nd May 

2 May 18

Every time it is heavy rain the parking bay near to TSB at Scott Arms always seems to have a mini swimming pool occur.


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Swimming baths to close after council sell-off – to re-open as a gym 

18 Apr 18

Tiverton Pool and Fitness Centre in Selly Oak will be closed down some time in May…


Blog comment
Congratulations to our Commonwealth medal winners 

16 Apr 18

I hope people got the chance to enjoy some of the Commonwealth Games over the last couple of weeks and in particular cheer on some of our very own Staffordshire sporting stars.


FixMyStreet
Pot holes all along road, 14th April 

14 Apr 18

Potholes are located opposite the Beeches Swimming pool, by the bus stop on Turnberry Road, the whole road is a mess to be honest and really needs sorting out! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps)…


News
Swimming Pool to be Reopened at Landau Forte Academy QEMS 

12 Apr 18

THE Landau Forte Charitable Trust has this week confirmed plans to refurbish and reopen the swimming pool at Landau Forte Academy QEMS.


Blog
They are playing my song (a day early)! 

9 Apr 18

Chasewater apparently had a good fall of common migrants yesterday and I was hoping to try and do the Marsh ahead of the predicted rain today in case we had also benefited from the fall, however I wasn’t expecting heavy fog with visibility down to …


News
Staffordshire’s Peaty strikes gold – again! 

7 Apr 18

STAFFORDSHIRE’S swimming superstar Adam Peaty has struck gold again by clinching the 100m breaststroke title at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.


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Historic Moseley Road Baths to reopen to swimmers this weekend 

6 Apr 18

Swimming baths will be open for the first time following a community take over…


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Sutton Coldfield swimming coach tries to win TV talent ITV’s Change Your Tune by singing badly 

6 Apr 18

New TV show offers 10,000 to bad singers who can make the most progress…