This Girl Can: Birmingham Council offers grants for women’s sport

This Girl Can poster, a Sport England campaign to promote women's sport

This Girl Can poster, a Sport England campaign to promote women’s sport

Money will be available for organisations in Birmingham to promote women’s sport on 8th March, International Women’s Day.

The City Council is using the day to support This Girl Can, a campaign that  promotes physical activity by helping women of all ages overcome barriers to participation.

The campaign aims to tackle the rising gender gap between the number of men and women playing sport.

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The poster campaign uses humour and a sassy attitude to tackle the fear of judgement that prevents many women taking part in sport and activity. It uses slogans including:

  • Sweating like a pig, feeling like a fox
  • I’m slow but i’m lapping everyone on the couch
  • I kick balls. Deal with it.
This Girl Can: Sport England campaign promoted by Birmingham City Council

This Girl Can: Sport England campaign promoted by Birmingham City Council

Sport England campaign to promote women's sport: Birmingham are supporting it on 8th March - International Women's Day

Sport England campaign to promote women’s sport: Birmingham are supporting it on 8th March – International Women’s Day

Curfew for facebook threats and menacing stares

A teenager who perverted the course of justice by sending a threatening message on facebook has now been put on a curfew by Birmingham Magistrates.

Daniel Robert Cooper, aged 18, was found guilty in September of intimidating two people whom he thought were assisting in the investigation of an offence. He intimidated  a male by sending a threatening message on facebook, and a female by staring at her in a threatening and menacing manner.

Cooper, of Wash Lane, has been put on an electronically monitored  four-month curfew between 8pm and 6pm daily.

Arrest warrant for writing letters

Birmingham magistrates have issued a warrant for the arrest of a 37 year-old Castle Vale man after he broke the conditions of a restraining order by writing two letters to a female.

The court had previously ordered him not to have any contact with the woman. He wrote the first letter just six days after the court order.

Jobless figures continue to improve across Birmingham

Unemployment fell in all ten Birmingham districts last month, according to figures published this week.

  • Erdington has a jobless rate of 6.2%, the fifth highest in the city (down from 6.3% the previous month).
  • The highest rate in the city is 13% in Ladywood. The lowest is 1.1% in Sutton Coldfield.
  • In Tyburn, 6.8% of the working-age  population is out of work; that’s a fall of 2.6% in the past year.
  • 325 people in Tyburn have been out of work for 12 months or more,(no change from previous month).
  • 165 young people (age 18-24) in Tyburn are out of work (down from 170 on previous month).
  • A total of 6.5% of Birmingham’s working-age population is jobless.
  • Birmingham continues to have the highest unemployment rate of all core cities in England.
  • The average city rate is 4.2% unemployment.
  • The unemployment rate for the United Kingdom is 2.7%, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

National Wedding Show: tickets from Tyburn Mail

Tyburn Mail has four pairs of tickets to give away to the National Wedding Show next month.

Tyburn Mail has four pairs of tickets to give away to the National Wedding Show next month.

The Gallery (top left of this website) has 24 photographs taken by Classica Photography of the 2014 Wedding Show at the NEC.

Tyburn Mail has four pairs of tickets to give away to the NEC Wedding Show at the end of next month. Click here to see the advert for the tickets on page 10 of Tyburn Mail.

Photo: Classica Photography

Photo: Classica Photography

Strike action planned by ambulance and NHS workers

Some NHS staff and ambulance workers will go on strike next Thursday (29th january) over a pay dispute.

GMB union members will go out on strike for 12 hours; Unite and Unison members will strike for 12 hours.

Further strike action is scheduled for February.

The GMB union have said that they will not call off the strike unless there is a ‘tangible’ offer to take back to their members.

Curfew for woman found guilty of assault

A Castle Vale woman has been put on a curfew for a month after she was found guilty of assaulting a man last June.

Birmingham Magistrates this week ordered Julie Irene Sherrington, aged 50, to attend a 10-day alcohol awareness programme, and to stay in her home between 9pm and 7am until 20th February. She was also ordered to pay £25 in compensation, and a further £360 in costs.