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As you shed your winter skin in readiness for the summer,  Charles Small, CEO of The Drum has a special message to all of its valued audiences, partners and donors.  "I am pleased to report that the Raising the Roof renewal project is advancing steadily."

Multi-platinum singer Janet Jackson is officially coming out of retirement. For her 49th birthday, she not only announced plans to release her 11th studio album, but also to go on another world tour. The announcement was made via her Twitter account to her more than 3 million followers.

Confirmation of the next Big John’s Birmingham Mela has come through after a stunning launch outside Birmingham City Council.   Now in its 15th year, Birmingham Mela is one of the most popular fixtures in the city’s diverse events calendar, attracting tens of thousands of people to Cannon Hill Park.

Looking for something to do with the kids over half-term? How about FREE football, rounders, badminton, cricket, archery, tennis and more? Birmingham City Council's popular physical activity programme ParkLives will host 21 fun-filled sessions in 14 parks across the city this week.