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LOCAL UPDATE: Police discover cannabis farm in Erdington & Symphony Hall getting refurbishment

 

Police have discovered a cannabis farm in Erdington.

West Midlands Police have revealed they discovered two hundred and sixty two thousand pounds worth of cannabis at a property in Erdington on Sunday. The raid in Edwards Road led to three arrests.

 

Next, the West Midlands Combined Authority has committed to investing two hundred and fifty six thousand pounds into Birmingham's Symphony Hall. It will fund the refurbishment of the foyer and the construction of a new entrance way.

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street said, “Symphony Hall is one of the West Midlands’ best landmarks and a real jewel in Birmingham’s crown, and so it is brilliant to see the venue swing open its doors to musicians again after undergoing a stunning transformation.

“As a born-and-bred Brummie and former vice-chair of Performances Birmingham, I know first-hand just how truly special Symphony Hall is. I am therefore delighted that the WMCA could play its part in helping the transformation happen, and I cannot wait until the public can start taking their seats again.”

The project is expected to create 528 jobs and 21 of those will be down to this investment by the WMCA.

 

Finally, the Black Country Consortium has committed to a hundred and eighty three thousand pounds to boost tree cover and tackle climate change in the region. The consortium covers the area of Dudley, Sandwell, Wolverhampton and Walsall and want to plant trees to boost air quality and create more green spaces.


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