DEBATE: Birmingham Airport runway extension

'This House believes that the extension of the runway at Birmingham Airport will make a positive contribution to society'. John Palmer Hall, 741 Warwick Road, Solihull, B91 3DG (opposite Beatties).7 til 9pm.  Monday 31st March 2008. Speaking in...

Environment – our challenge

I notice that by the framing of an issue we can either take responsibility for it or distance ourselves from it. Take war and famine: most people agree that these are man-made problems; so for example the United Nation’s preamble mentions that it works to...

New supermarkets planned for Birmingham

Birmingham Friends of the Earth is keeping a close eye on supermarket developments and local shop closures around the city.  Our latest list of supermarket threats is here.   Planning Permission Granted / Supermarket certain to open Yardley  Tesco...

Planning vs Climate Change – what’s easier to sell?

Are local issues easier to sell? This year I have been on two days of action and although both of them could be considered a success, the difference in the reactions of people when talking about them was very noticeable. The first of these was in Harborne, where we...