Author: Birmingham Eastside

A new performance centre for elite athletes will open in Birmingham in 2023. Picture: Birmingham City Council UK Athletics and Birmingham City Council have agreed a partnership for the Alexander Stadium site, which was redeveloped as part of the Commonwealth Games. The Performance and Innovation Centre will be targeted at athletes and coaches, with technology and analytics systems not currently available in the UK on offer. Jack Buckner, CEO of UK Athletics, said: “For some time, we have aspired to have an environment which adds value to the daily training of our Olympic and Paralympic athletes, where training and performance insight…

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A study has revealed that more than two thirds of people in the West Midlands are worried about being able to afford Christmas dinner. The research, involvuing more than 2,000 adults, was carried out by Savanta Comres on behalf of The Salvation Army. It also found that 19% of people expect to use foodbank items as part of their festival meals, while 21% they could not afford to give their children a present this Christmas. Major Gary Chatburn, leader of The Salvation Army churches in Hednesford and Cannock said: “Christmas should be the season of joy, not sorrow. If people…

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Elvis with The Royal Philarmonic Orchestra The hits of Elvis will be brought to life on stage in Birmingham by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The show will take place at the Resorts World Arena on 27th October 2023. It will feature new orchestral arrangements alongside recordings of Elvis’ own voice. A spokesperson for the show said: “With Elvis never having toured the UK or performed with a full sized orchestra – as were two of his dreams – this show is a chance to both honour the legacy of an icon who has defined popular culture for over half a…

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