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Selly Oak Year 11 Students give the official World Cup song a run for its money with their very own World Cup song. Recorded in June 2014 for charity, the talented students performed all drums, percussion and vocals to create a very catchy tune to cheer the England Team on and capture World Cup fever.

Birmingham’s Health for Life in primary schools programme has celebrated the opening of a ‘green gym’ and fruit orchard with Steve McCabe MP for Selly Oak and employee volunteers from Mondelēz International and programme partners, The Conservation Volunteers (TCV).  

Steve McCabe MP has praised the introduction of a brand new local IT Hub designed to help young people in Birmingham improve their IT skills.

This Carers Week, Steve McCabe MP has called for Birmingham City Council to be open and honest about their plans for Kingswood Drive Bungalows, a local service that offers respite for carers.

He toured the charity and its flagship education service TreeHouse School and saw pupils developing their vocational skills by working in its dedicated shop. He also discussed progress of the charity’s Ruled Out campaign and heard what can be done to stop the 4 in 10 children with autism being informally excluded form school.


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Speaking in the House of Commons, Steve McCabe asked the Minister: ”A Birmingham trust has recently announced that it will be possible to cut 1,000 beds across the city by setting a maximum stay of seven days for most patients.


“ Not surprisingly, this has caused some alarm. Are Ministers aware of that proposal? What guidance, if any, can they offer in regard to such proposals?”


Steve McCabe MP is encouraging local schools to put on money lessons this June, to give their pupils a head-start in financial education before it becomes a compulsory part of the new National Curriculum in September.  The move comes in advance of this year’s My Money Week(9 to 15 June), run by national financial education charity pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group).



The Queen gave her final speech of this Parliament today before the next election in May 2015 and it was clear the Coalition have run out of steam and ideas and are failing to help those most in need.

The Labour party criticised the government for not doing enough to tackle low wages, insecure jobs and rising living costs.


It's a matter of time before there is a serious collision near Birmingham Council's Lifford Lane Depot in Kings Norton, warn local MPs.  Richard Burden MP (Northfield) and Steve McCabe MP (Selly Oak) are calling for urgent action by the City Council to resolve multiple hazards associated with traffic trying to gain access to and from the site.


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