Monthly Archives: January 2008

Rape Crisis Centres In Crisis

With the Fawcett Society launching a “Jutsice for victims of rape” campaign this week, a constituent emailed to ask if I would blog about this subject. I am happy to do so as it is an important topic, and one … Continue reading

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TV Reception Survey

I have spent this afternoon on the Roman Way estate, helping to deliver forms for a survey on TV reception in the area, which is being carried out jointly between the Roman Way Residents’ Group and the three Councillors for … Continue reading

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Britannia Or Brown? Who Should Go?

The figure of Britannia has appeared on British coins since as far back as Roman times. Several coins issued under Hadrian featured a female figure who apparently personified Britain, with the name Britannia stamped on the coin. Move on to … Continue reading

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Harborne Ward Meeting

I started off this evening at a meeting in Edgbaston Ward and then moved on to the Harborne Ward meeting (a Council Committee) which this month was held at Station Road School. There was a lively discussion on a number … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day Event

On January 27th 1945 the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by the allies. This afternoon I joined 500 people in the Great Hall at Birmingham University, Edgbaston, for a Holocaust Memorial Day Event to remember people who died in the … Continue reading

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Moorpool – Revised Plans On Show

Today, Grainger PLC held an exhibition of their revised plans for the Moorpool Estate in Harborne. John (a Harborne Councillor) and I attended. The number of homes proposed is now reduced from 36 to 16 and the design is much … Continue reading

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Dancing With Delight At The Tower Ballroom!

Get your dancing shoes on! Edgbaston’s Tower Ballroom is to re-open as a dance hall! Today the new man in charge, Liam O’Connor (who runs The Kerryman in Digbeth amongst other venues) very kindly showed me round and told me … Continue reading

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