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Business bosses hang out bunting for Jubilee.

Business chiefs in Birmingham have joined forces to literally hang out the bunting to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Four Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have come together to fund specially-commissioned Union Jack bunting that will be hung across the city.

Retail Birmingham, Broad Street, Southside, Colmore and Brindleyplace BIDs hope the bunting will bring the streets alive for when the city hosts a variety of events from June 2 to 5, to mark the milestone occasion, including the Lord Mayor's Show and a Jubilee Big Lunch. Retailers and businesses within the BIDs will also be putting on a special Jubilee and Olympic offers.

In total, the bunting will stretch for six kilometres - a kilometre for every decade of the Queen's reign.

Lord Mayor Coun Anita Ward said: "The bunting will remain in place until the end of the London 2012 Games in early September, keeping the jubilant spirit alive for the millions of expected visitors and shoppers to enjoy.

"Summer in Birmingham is set to be bigger and better than ever with a huge programme of events and a raft of sporting occasions for the public to enjoy.

"I look forward to seeing the city streets awash with Union Jack bunting and welcome visitors to the city to get into the true spirit of these unique celebrations." For more information on events and how to organise your own street party visit www.birmingham. jubileecelebrations
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:May 10, 2012
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