RSPB Pin Badges

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, which has an office on Waterloo Street, is asking businesses based in the Colmore Row district to host a pin badge box. The boxes contain the charity’s iconic pin badges, which are purchased through a suggested donation of £1. Funds raised go towards helping the RSPB deliver its vital work protecting and championing nature. For further information contact mark.barrett@rspb.org.uk

NSPCC Light up Christmas for Children campaign is coming to Birmingham

This Christmas the NSPCC want to light up Christmas for children. Christmas should be a time of joy and celebration– but for some children it's a time when they feel alone, and are struggling to cope with being abused, bullied and ignored. With your help, we can bring some light into their life when they need it most. Following the success of the NSPCC Little Stars in London, the NSPCC are bringing their light up Christmas for children campaign to…

Glynn Purnell to host new series of My Kitchen Rules UK

Birmingham’s very own Michelin Star restaurateur has joined forces with renowned food writer and Queen of Irish cooking Rachel Allen as the new judging duo on Channel 4’s My Kitchen Rules UK, produced by Birmingham-based television company 7 Wonder. The award-winning duo of Glynn Purnell and Rachel Allen will take the helm of the daytime cookery competition on Channel 4 from Monday 25 September. The hour-long programme will run for 8 weeks, Monday to Friday at 4pm each weekday afternoon.…

Fund to support small businesses launches in the West Midlands

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) Debt Funds (including Small Business Loans) were officially launched in August 2017, with further Equity Funds being released in due course. MEIF is a collaboration between the government-owned British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the West Midlands and East & South East Midlands and provides commercially-focused finance to help SMEs start up and grow. It combines £250m of funding from the UK Government, European Regional Development Fund, British Business Bank…