News & Events

North & South America

The governing body for athletics in the US “USA Track & Field” have confirmed that their training camp in order to prepare for the IAAF World Championships in London this summer will be based in Birmingham. It won’t be the first time that USATF are training […]

Commonwealth & Countries of Origin

Commonwealth day is celebrated every year on the second Monday of March, across the Commonwealth.  It offers an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth organisations, which aim to improve the lives of citizens. 2017 marked the […]

China & the Far East

With Prime Minister Theresa May visiting China this week for the G20 summit, the spotlight has fallen on the big potential for Chinese investment in major UK projects. Council leader Cllr John Clancy is on a week-long trade mission to China and Hong Kong, where […]


As the USE-IT! project gains its momentum, the activities in the community intensify. Over the last two week we had the USE-IT! Community meeting where we invited residents and representatives of organisations that are already working on the ground to share their thoughts and ideas […]

Other International

John Crabtree OBE has been appointed by the Queen as the new Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands. The appointment being effective immediately from January 3, 2017. The West Midlands Lieutenancy is the second largest lieutenancy in the country and covers a population of more than […]