Monthly Archives: January 2017

Could diesel cars be banned in Birmingham?

I was listening to a report on Radio 4 this morning (Tuesday 31 Jan) regarding pollution in our big cities across the UK. They were interviewing parents and children outside a school in London very close to a very busy road junction … Continue reading

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Building a Boeing Aircraft

           Forty 737s per month! Technology and automation to the nth degree!   Did you ever wonder how Boeing produces over forty 737 airplanes a month? The train arrives with the main body in the morning.  … Continue reading

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Is this the the future for spectacle wearers?

As a person who has worn spectacles for most of my life, I was very interested in an article when I opened my BT Mail this morning. Scientists have developed smart glasses which can adapt automatically to focus on what … Continue reading

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New funding boost for Birmingham businesses

Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy is appealing to Brummies to support a fund-raising scheme that could generate £3 million to help small businesses get off the ground. The council is joining forces with the Aston Reinvestment Trust (ART) and … Continue reading

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Rooster rule for Chinese New Year in Birmingham

Birmingham’s Chinese community is preparing to welcome in the Year of the Rooster on Sunday (29 January 2017) with an afternoon of celebrations aimed at the whole family. Organised by the Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee in conjunction with Southside Business … Continue reading

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Join WMnow

Dear Friends & Colleagues, B26 has been requested to share this police information with as many local contacts as possible, and I would suggest that those included are certainly considered part of this category. Also, if you are not aware … Continue reading

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Birmingham Cycle Revolution – Hatchford Brook cycleway consultation

Yesterday I received an e-mail from Councillor Mike Ward regarding a proposed new cycle pathway through Sheldon Country Park. I know this will be music to the ears of Mike Smith from Hatchford Brook WatersideCare Group, he has been pressurizing … Continue reading

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Law change makes Spice and Mamba controlled drugs

Users of newly criminalised drugs, Spice and Mamba, face arrest as West Midlands Police raises awareness of a law change, classing synthetic cannabis as a Class B controlled drug. The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 has been changed to include … Continue reading

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Friends Of Sheldon Country Park

As you may know, many of our readers of B26 are very concerned about the forthcoming budget cuts that will affect the funding for Parks & Recreation. This may also mean that Sheldon Country Park could face some changes also to … Continue reading

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West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner’s newsletter

Newsletter 2017                                          10p a week: it doesn’t sound like much but this small amount could make the world of difference … Continue reading

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