Birmingham

Metro Roundup: Birmingham 2023 budget focuses on youth, neighborhood cleanup

Birmingham officials are expecting a strong economy in fiscal 2023, predicting a 14% growth in city revenues over the next year. The fiscal 2023 budget approved by the Birmingham City Council in late June anticipates revenues will grow by $62 million from an estimated $455 million in fiscal 2022 to $517 million in fiscal 2023, …

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Commonwealth Games open in Birmingham with giant bull, classic cars and library on fire taking center stage at opening ceremony

The 22nd Commonwealth Games has officially begun with a huge opening ceremony kicking off the competition in Birmingham. Starting at 8pm and lasting about two and a half hours, the ceremony took place at the Alexander Stadium with Prince Charles watching from the stands. It came almost 10 years to the day since the critically-acclaimed …

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5 things you need to know about the new Birmingham Xpress rapid transit system

Sponsored Soon, you’ll notice these orange Birmingham Xpress buses throughout The Magic City. (BhamNow) Birmingham Xpress—a brand new, first-of-its-kind public transportation system in The Magic City—is set to begin operations this year. Designed to work in conjunction with MAX Transit buses, Birmingham Xpress will offer fast, on-time, comfortable and—most importantly—affordable public transportation to residents of …

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Commonwealth Games 2022: A Raging Bull and quirky opening ceremony prove there’s life left yet in Birmingham Games

To borrow an oft-quoted phrase, reports of the death of the Commonwealth Games have long been greatly exaggerated. The chorus of cynics fire their shots with the unerring accuracy of a boxer’s uppercut, nag away for a few days and then, by the time everything is done, it’s ‘see you in four years’. Because here …

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Commonwealth Games open in Birmingham with giant bull, classic cars and library on fire taking center stage at opening ceremony | UK News

The 22nd Commonwealth Games has officially got under way with a huge opening ceremony kicking off the competition in Birmingham. Starting at 8pm and due to last about two and a half hours, the ceremony is at the Alexander Stadium with Prince Charles watching from the stands. It comes almost 10 years to the day …

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