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Red-faced council bosses axe Birmingham Food and Drink Festival

An international food festival championing “the best of Birmingham” has been scrapped at the last minute – because the council forgot it is digging up the city centre. The Birmingham Food and Drink Festival 2015 was set to attract 100 stalls and was designed to “showcase what Birmingham has to offer alongside international flavours.” …

Cash crisis forces Birmingham homeless charity to axe services

An award-winning homeless charity is being forced to axe its weekend cover because of a £74,000 cash shortfall. SIFA Fireside in Birmingham can no longer afford to hold drop-in sessions on Saturdays and Sundays as its staff, some of whom are facing redundancy, struggle to balance the books. The cut in funding has …