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Lex
17-08-2017, 07:27 PM
I didn't know bowls were part of the games: http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/leamington-named-as-part-of-birmingham-s-2022-commonwealth-games-bid-1-8108301

rebbonk
18-08-2017, 08:14 AM
Until I saw it on TV last night, I didn't know Leamington had such a big bowls pitch.

Lex
05-09-2017, 04:26 PM
Handbags have been drawn: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41162662

Lex
07-09-2017, 05:41 PM
I'm just listening to a report on Midlands Today. Apparently, Birmingham's won the right to bid for the games. The gentleman (didn't get his name) seems really happy, and was talking about getting funding from across the region.

I wonder how long it will be before our local councils get an invoice for their 'contribution' towards the games?

rebbonk
08-09-2017, 08:14 AM
Yes, I picked up on that as well. Birmingham wants to bid, Birmingham ought be picking up the bill, not distributing it round the wider area.

BUT, we did say this type of thing would happen under the 'Greater Birmingham' scheme that all of our councils so blindly signed up to.

Lex
08-09-2017, 10:44 AM
But it'll be for the good of the Greater West Midlands! (haha!)

Lex
06-10-2017, 08:35 PM
Not an auspicious start: http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/blow-region-birmingham-commonwealth-games-13726547

Lex
20-12-2017, 10:48 PM
This hasn't been officially announced yet, but the news that the Commonwealth Games in coming to the Midlands has been leaked: https://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/breaking-news-leamington-to-host-commonwealth-games-bowls-events-in-2022-1-8299244