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As the number of road users taking to two wheels continues to grow exponentially, RoSPA and See.Sense have conducted pioneering new research which could prove invaluable in greatly enhancing cyclist safety by more effectively pinpointing potential collision blackspots.
 
Hundreds of Birmingham-based cyclists travelled tens of thousands of monitored miles to generate billions of lines of potentially transformative data as part of the Cycle Smart Brum study, which has provided city authorities with far greater insight into where proactive safety measures would be most gainfully deployed.

A family fun day and cricket match will be held in Coseley next weekend to raise money for people living with mental ill health.

The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, a leading mental health and wellbeing charity based in West Bromwich, will host the event on Sunday 29 August from 10:30am. The charity will have its own team made up of staff and volunteers playing against Wolverhampton All Stars, a local team from the city in a 35 over contest. 

Birmingham Weekender is back this Bank Holiday weekend with over 100 free events including music, dance, performances and installations all hosted at Bullring & Grand Central.

The cultural festival, which takes place between Friday 27th – Sunday 29th August, will be set across the iconic centre’s footprint as well as the surrounding New Street Station concourse, Birmingham Markets and 1000 Trades Square.

From Monday August 16, people who are fully vaccinated or who are under the age of 18 will no longer have to self-isolate after close contact with someone who has Covid-19. They should still take a PCR test and self-isolate if that is positive, or if they have symptoms of coronavirus.

Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated must still self-isolate for the full ten days. A person is classed as being fully vaccinated two weeks after having their second dose of an approved vaccine administered in the United Kingdom.

Wolverhampton’s Beat the Street challenge has come to an incredible conclusion, with residents travelling the equivalent of more than twice around the world.

Some 9,579 players joined the giant physical activity game, walking, cycling and rolling 60,888 miles in four weeks, with the winning schools, teams and individuals announced on the Beat the Street website, www.beatthestreet.me/wolverhampton.

Motorists in south Birmingham are being offered an alternative to busy traffic jams on the A38 Bristol Road with the opening of the new Longbridge multi-storey car park.

Built next to Longbridge Railway Station, the £7.6 million multi-storey is one of Birmingham’s largest park and ride facilities. It features more than 600 spaces, CCTV security cameras, electric vehicle charging points, lifts and a range of convenient ways to pay the £3 per day charge (£2 on weekends and bank holidays).