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12 January 2018

Birmingham Bulletin

Welcome to Birmingham Bulletin with the latest news, events and competitions from Birmingham City Council.


World Indoor Medals

Medals for March’s IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 have been unveiled. Students at Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery were challenged to design the medals, with second year silversmith and jewellery student Menna Jones producing the winning design.

‘Fighting For Air’ – a BBC2 documentary shown on 10 Jan – included an experiment in Kings Heath to see if people could work together to improve air quality in a single day. Catch up with the programme on iPlayer and find out how you can play your part in tackling the city’s air pollution.

Is your new year’s resolution to get fit and active? If you live near to east Birmingham there’s a great incentive with the opening of the brand new Stechford Leisure Centre on Station Road.

Work to improve Sutton Coldfield Library is set to start on 15 January. Once complete library visitors will also be provided with a café and play area for pre-school children.

Got a real Christmas tree that you no longer need now that the festive season has drawn to a close? You can recycle it free of charge at one of four parks in the city between now and 28 January. 


BBL cup final

Book your tickets for the British Basketball Cup Finals on Sunday 28 January, one of the biggest days in the British Basketball League (BBL) calendar.

Birmingham will be commemorating National Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday 28 January, from 1pm. The theme for this year is: The Power of Words. 

Harry Potter: A history of magic display is on at the Library of Birmingham until 28 February.

Are you passionate about poetry? Poets’ Place meets fortnightly at the Library of Birmingham.



Win tickets to the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships

With 155 matches and 50+ hours of live badminton to enjoy, the 2018 YONEX All England Badminton Championships will serve up five days of world-class action in front of an international crowd at Arena Birmingham, from 14-18 March 2018.

For a chance to win tickets to the Championships on Saturday 17 March, just answer this question:

What apparatus do you use to play badminton?

A:  Shuttlecock             B:  Football                   C:  Puck

Send your answer and contact telephone number to by 28 January. Put Badminton in the subject field. 

Have your say


The council’s corporate budget consultation 2018+ closes in a couple of days time on 15 January. If you haven’t already done so, please have your say on the future of Birmingham City Council services.

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