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Birmingham City Council
Parks service remains important to local people
Birmingham City Council’s 2017 budget consultations revealed that the parks service is valuable to local people.
Jaguar Land Rover
M and the PM might find new Jaguar XJ too hot to handle!
The racy new Jaguar XJ R-Sport in Italian racing red and it’s classy interior featuring multi-adjustable sports seats with red stitching
Are you out for the annual Big Butterfly Count?
To monitor trends in butterfly populations, positive and negative, Butterfly Conservation has organised its eighth annual Big Butterfly Count.
Winning wildlife in Birmingham
The Wildlife Trust has won a national award for their leadership of the Nature Improvement Area.
The direct benefits of nature to our physical and mental health
Access to natural greenspaces, parks and gardens helps to reduce stress, improves your mood and reduces social isolation.
Vast reduction in insect numbers indicative of declining nature everywhere
The vast reduction in insect numbers is indicative of generally declining nature everywhere, from birds to elephants, and wildflowers to frogs and toads.
The ways in which you can help our bee population
If you want to help bees in your garden, it would be best to grow plants from seed, or obtain them from an organic nursery or other trusted source.
Fox hunting while the Earth burns
We might have hoped environmental issues would be to the fore during the next general election instead we got the Prime Minister saying she favours fox hunting and will re-open the debate.
The impact of climate change on our gardens
Although nature is resilient, and will naturally adapt to changing conditions, the bits of nature we enjoy may radically change.
Political support towards the environment is essential
Is there any political commitment to environmental protection and improvement, or is everything being done at grass roots level?
Brexit is a time for change
Many of our most valuable wildlife sites are only protected in a European context which will no longer apply after Brexit
Sightings of waxwings appearing around the West Midlands
Waxwings are unmistakable, being short-legged, plump birds about the size of a starling.
Can we provide places for both people and wildlife to live in the next few years?
Space needs to be found in and around Birmingham and the Black Country for tens of thousands of new houses over the next few years.
Glimmers of Spring are starting to show
The natural world, including local wildlife, does its best to cheer us up in what has been a very gloomy January.
Natural environment essential to achieving 2020 Vision for Birmingham
Local conservationists are calling on everyone in the region to pledge to protect and improve Birmingham's natural environment.
The blackbird should challenge the robins' Christmas monopoly.
There are about 5 million breeding pairs of blackbirds in this country, and by Christmas they will have been joined by up to five million individuals from Scandinavia and northern Europe.
Could the West Midlands Combined Authority prioritise caring for the natural world?
When will we see the Minister for the Environment reviewing the state of the natural world and bringing forward ambitious plans for its improvement.
Brownfield sites are the perfect pop-up for nature
The best of our brownfield sites have been described as 'Britain's rainforests' because of the variety of wildlife, rare and common, that colonises them.
Bats are the other stars of the night sky
Wild About Gardens Week, jointly organised by the Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Horticultural Society, focused its attention onto bats.
The worrying decline in Hedgehog numbers
Rural Hedgehog populations are down by a half, and urban populations are down by a third.
Worrying report is a stark warning to the state of our wildlife
The nation's nature conservation organisations have published a worrying report on the overall health of our wildlife.
Badger or Scapegoat?
The Government has announced an extension of the badger cull in its efforts to eradicate bovine TB.
Dog Days could be near for British wildlife
There is an opportunity now to reform and improve the ways we reward those who manage land for helping wildlife; equally there is a huge risk that the imperfections of the present system will be used as an excuse to dismantle the whole process.
No satnav required for the Painted lady butterfly
Painted lady butterflies migrate every summer from Africa and southern Europe to the British Isles and beyond, sometimes reaching Iceland.
Invest in Birmingham
New plans for 18-storey city centre apartment block
Developer behind several apartment complexes in Birmingham has returned with a new project to create apartments off busy commuter route
Aston Martin launches one of the world's most expensive estate cars
The Warwickshire-based car maker expands the range of models in its Zagato line up
Invest in Birmingham
Major land deal for Jewellery Quarter regeneration
Home of historic Birmingham company for more than 50 years will be redeveloped into a mixed-use complex with flats and commercial space
Peugeot's 2008 highlights plus sides to the humble hatchback
The new Peugeot 2008 will be more appealing to those not looking for a macho SUV
Artistic director George Vass reflects on 25 years at helm of festival
The Presteigne Music Festival has attracted world-renowned composers and artists over its 35 years. George Vass tells Christopher Morley about his highlights
Facelift for city centre restaurant striving 'to reach its potential'
Owners of venue in Colmore Business District want to spruce up the exterior of its Grade II-listed home so passers-by know it is there
Work completes on new rail college
Institute which will teach the next generation of rail engineers is due to start accepting students next month
New home for Birmingham haulage firm
J Madden Transport takes space at Electrium Point in Willenhall
Invest in Birmingham
Airline to create 100 new jobs at Birmingham Airport
Jet2.com is on the hunt for new pilots, cabin crew and ground staff
Next step in forming new business improvement district
Shadow board leading move to create Shirley BID will now work on draft business plan before vote next year