Monthly Archives: March 2009

Helping To Launch The Birmingham LINk

Today I was the first speaker at the launch of the Birmingham LINk, which took place at Aston Villa Football Club and was attended by over 200 people. LINks (Local Involvement Networks) have taken over from PPI Forums (which in … Continue reading

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Housing Market Update

At last week’s Municipal Bank Review meeting (which is held in public), a representative from the West Bromwich Building Society gave us an update on the housing market. Lenders are always keen to know in which direction house prices are … Continue reading

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Total Politics Article

April’s edition of Total Politics magazine has an article about my collection of political postcards. The card illustrated here is one which was mentioned in the Total Politics article.

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Birmingham University Guild Awards

Last Tuesday I was a guest at Birmingham University’s Guild of Students “Guild Awards” night. The event was held in the Great Hall and was an evening to celebrate the many fantastic achievments of individual students, student societies and student … Continue reading

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Tree Planting In Queen's Park

Yesterday, representatives from the Birmingham Trees For Life project came to the constituency for the second time in a month. The occasion this time was the planting of some trees in Queen’s Park, Harborne, which the project (which is a … Continue reading

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Edgbaston's New Hospital Is Named!

Yesterday I was invited to an event held by UHB NHS Foundation Trust in Edgbaston where the name of Edgbaston’s new hospital (currently under construction) was revealed. The new hospital which dominates Edgbaston’s skyline, and which will replace the current … Continue reading

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Tolkien Reading Day

Today is Tolkien Reading Day. The author lived in Edgbaston (in Stirling Road) for part of his life, and attended two schools in the area. It is also argued that the two towers were based on the Waterworks Tower and … Continue reading

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