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Old May 25th, 2016, 11:26 PM   #81
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If you're going to Pride look out for a Brummie singer by the name of Call Me Unique. Kinda jazz/soul/hip-hop if that's your bag. I love her.
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Old May 25th, 2016, 11:59 PM   #82
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Imagine what the result would be if Birmingham had 2 World Class Premier football teams!

Man Utd & Man City supporters from the UK, Europe and all over the World would boost Manchester's hotel booking figures and overnight stays.

With that in mind, Birmingham is really holding it's own, and that graph demonstrates how important Birmingham's convention and exhibition industry really is.
I'd love the success but could do without the plastic glory hunting 'fans'.

Anyway, figures for 2016 will be interesting. Full year of the extended runway, New Street, Grand Central and Resorts World.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 10:05 AM   #83
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I bet the Manchester number is supported by the number of overseas visitors staying the night before flights out of the airport too. So for Brum to be that close is a good thing.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 11:08 AM   #84
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Its taken from the International Passenger Survey. The number of UK residents staying the night before a morning flight from Manchester airport would no doubt have a slight but noticeable difference but they aren't in these figures. International visitors staying overnight were probably visiting the city anyway so it wouldn't have made much difference.

As for the football influence, I'd guess its only European games that affect the figures and Man Utd aren't in Europe next season, so that's halved European attendances for the next 12 months. There were around 12 home European matches for both Manc teams last year, so if you take say 3,000 (?) overnight stays per game that's 36,000 stays. Hardly that much of an influence??
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Old May 26th, 2016, 12:34 PM   #85
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What has happened to HU? Did the wrong account get deleted? He hasn't posted since those comments were posted on the metro thread.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 12:40 PM   #86
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Hope not, his secretly one of my faves with his sarcastic digs.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 02:26 PM   #87
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What has happened to HU? Did the wrong account get deleted? He hasn't posted since those comments were posted on the metro thread.
What comments are these then? I must have missed them. It would be a shame to lose him.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 02:58 PM   #88
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What comments are these then? I must have missed them. It would be a shame to lose him.
They haven't been deleted yet. I missed the baz2105 incident a few Tuesday's ago for being in an exam.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 04:16 PM   #89
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Maybe you knocked him down BCA
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Old May 26th, 2016, 04:48 PM   #90
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Old May 26th, 2016, 09:50 PM   #91
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As for the football influence, I'd guess its only European games that affect the figures and Man Utd aren't in Europe next season, so that's halved European attendances for the next 12 months. There were around 12 home European matches for both Manc teams last year, so if you take say 3,000 (?) overnight stays per game that's 36,000 stays. Hardly that much of an influence??
Europa league is still Europe JPD.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 10:41 PM   #92
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Sorry, my bad. I was thinking of Liverpool. Still, my point stands, the effect of European football on overnight stays is negligible, IMO.

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Old May 27th, 2016, 07:42 AM   #93
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340 bed student accommodation and a £4m flood defence scheme for pebble mill

The apps already been submitted but no details on the student block yet

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Old May 27th, 2016, 11:17 AM   #94
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On Midlands Today this morning, it mentioned Birmingham Pride and said it was the largest event in the UK. Is that true?
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Old May 27th, 2016, 03:33 PM   #95
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Either way it should be another good year. Well run by David Nash, Lawrence Barton and Peter Wright, I know Pete quite well from school and on Facebook - do you know him BB?
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Old May 27th, 2016, 06:51 PM   #96
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On Midlands Today this morning, it mentioned Birmingham Pride and said it was the largest event in the UK. Is that true?
I think it is the largest 2 day event, most pride festivals are 1 day only.

Id still say Brum and Mancs pride are on a par with each other, however this shows that Birmingham pride has come a long way. For years Manchester Pride was the biggest event outside the capital.
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Old May 28th, 2016, 01:47 PM   #97
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I see the Government have put the Birmingham Development Plan on hold. They're trying this again aren't they:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/bligh.../05/birmingham
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Old May 28th, 2016, 03:28 PM   #98
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The reason it was held back is surely just a case of NIMBYism which is fortunate enough to be backed by a well connected, constituent-focussed MP, rather than some deep rooted hatred of Birmingham by central government.

As for the effect it will have, assuming that the blockage causes an amendment which mitigates green belt development, then surely logic follows that there will be an increase in brown field development which can only be a good thing for city centre growth and plans such as the Icknield Port Loop - the opposite of the effect you suggest.
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Old May 28th, 2016, 05:13 PM   #99
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The reason it was held back is surely just a case of NIMBYism which is fortunate enough to be backed by a well connected, constituent-focussed MP, rather than some deep rooted hatred of Birmingham by central government.

As for the effect it will have, assuming that the blockage causes an amendment which mitigates green belt development, then surely logic follows that there will be an increase in brown field development which can only be a good thing for city centre growth and plans such as the Icknield Port Loop - the opposite of the effect you suggest.
Hope so, although we still need more housing after all the brownfield sites (that we can't get developed) get developed.
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Old May 28th, 2016, 07:13 PM   #100
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Develop the Meridian gap I say....
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