Monthly Archives: August 2009

Changes To Harborne and Quinton Bus Service

In the past few weeks I have received several complaints from Quinton residents regarding the changes which have recently been made to the 004 bus service. The service was previously operated by Ludlow’s who were recently taken over by the … Continue reading

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Trinity Mirror Consultation

It’s a couple of months now since I first heard rumours that the Birmingham Post might go weekly (or bi-weekly) and that the Birmingham Mail might become a morning newspaper. As a long term reader of both papers, I was … Continue reading

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Diabetes Statistics

With the party conference season fast approaching, I have had a number of invitations from various organisations asking to meet with me in Manchester. One of those who contacted me was Diabetes UK. They pointed out that in one third of constituencies … Continue reading

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Birmingham's Floral Delights

Congratulations to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (situated on Westbourne Road in Edgbaston) as their educational visits programme has just been awarded a quality badge. The gardens  play host to around 15,000 school pupils during a year. Amongst the features at … Continue reading

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Unemployment Figures

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Birmingham rose to 12.3% in July 2009 – compared to a rate of 8.6% a year ago. Seasonally adjusted data has had the changes which are due to seasonal factors removed. The unadjusted (actual) … Continue reading

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Visit To Harborne Nature Reserve

This morning I was invited for a tour round the Harborne Nature Reserve with two of the volunteers. The nature reserve is divided into two areas, joined by a brook, and comprises 9 acres of disused allotments in total. The area … Continue reading

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Litter Picks In Harborne And Quinton

Yesterday I received an invitation to the Midllands Air Ambulance Open Day which will take place at the Strensham Helicopter Base, Strensham Services on the M5 (northbound), Worcestershire on Saturday 5th September between 10.30 and 3.30pm. The Midlands Air Ambulance … Continue reading

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