Ian Ward

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Ian Ward explained : “Well, it started out, I retired,” “And I had to do some exercising, I got bored, so I started walking. I enjoy walking, it’s one thing I can do still, and I started noticing the garbage, so I started picking a bit of this up” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I hope what comes out of it is that we start to feel maybe we should do something to make our town look like a town you want to live in,” “I want a town I can pass onto my children, and for others to come through here and think wow, these people care” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “One day I’m picking up garbage and I’ve got a bit of it gathered up in my arms and in a little bag, and I’m going back to the Bench,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “As long as the legs keep working and the brain keeps functioning, I’ll do what I can,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward explained : “You didn’t leave garbage around, that’s not good for the animals,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "It's been asked, how are we going to get people out of their cars and on to more sustainable forms of transport? The way you do that is you make it easier for public transport, and you make it more difficult for the private car. A CGI showing how the development for a new secondary school and housing development could look in Perry Barr. " External link

birminghammail Sunday, April 11, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "It's been asked, how are we going to get people out of their cars and on to more sustainable forms of transport? The way you do that is you make it easier for public transport, and you make it more difficult for the private car. A CGI showing how the development for a new secondary school and housing development could look in Perry Barr. " External link

tamworthherald Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Covid-19 has had a huge impact on our hospitals here in Birmingham and the knock-on effect will continue long into the future, with extended waiting times for treatment, which will exacerbate existing health inequalities. " External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “It’s completely wrong what happened to him. My condolences go out to his family and everybody who was involved,” External link

wkbn Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “That tradition of holding power over people is completely wrong, and it needs to go away completely,” External link

wkbn Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "With population growth and increasing traffic congestion we need to encourage more people to swap their private cars for more sustainable forms of transport. “We know buses can be unreliable when stuck in traffic jams and that this is a key issue for some commuters. But with this Sprint corridor our buses will be able to beat the queues and save time on their journeys into our busy city and town centres" External link

birminghammail Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “We are delighted to be able to help ensure that Bradford residents can still enjoy the city in a safe way during the current restrictions and beyond; there’s so much history in this city we’re certain many people will discover something new and it might just open some people’s eyes to or at least, remind them how much we have to celebrate and be proud of here. "And, as businesses begin to re-open when we’re told it’s safe to do so, the app will also promote events , offers and digital loyalty schemes around the city” External link

thetelegraphandargus Friday, February 26, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “hitting that date is vital to ensuring there is minimal disruption to bus services” External link

tamworthherald Friday, February 12, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We are all working on the assumption at the moment that the Commonwealth Games are going to go ahead, in spite of what is happening around the world with the pandemic" External link

birminghammail Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Jonathan Browning ) : "Jonathan Browning knows very well how these things work. We live in uncertain times and it is right and proper that we regularly review the situation. But acknowledging potential risks does not automatically mean they become reality and his misinterpretation of my comments last week ignores the balanced and sensible approach we are taking. " External link

birminghammail Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We are all working on the assumption at the moment that the Commonwealth Games are going to go ahead, in spite of what is happening around the world with the pandemic" External link

tamworthherald Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Jonathan Browning ) : "Jonathan Browning knows very well how these things work. We live in uncertain times and it is right and proper that we regularly review the situation. But acknowledging potential risks does not automatically mean they become reality and his misinterpretation of my comments last week ignores the balanced and sensible approach we are taking. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Who knows what will happen next?" External link

birminghammail Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Who knows what will happen next?" External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “There will be a SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service) representative on the board I am setting up, and on the agenda for the very first meeting of that board, we will be asking that SENDIASS representative to give us a briefing on the law and legal obligations pertaining to the city council in the area if home to school transport” External link

birminghammail Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The seven leaders in the West Midlands have this week urged supermarkets, and all businesses continuing to remain open, to step up the safety measures. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, January 8, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "For six days in a row now, the case rate has exceeded 50,000 nationally. " External link

thesun Monday, January 4, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "For six days in a row now, the case rate has exceeded 50,000 nationally. " External link

thesun Monday, January 4, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “This is an important milestone in the transformation of this amazing old building and the new Curzon Street Station will be one of the real show pieces of the entire HS2 network. "High speed rail is a game-changer for Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, bringing jobs, homes and opportunities to our city region and for the HS2 Generation - the young people currently growing up across the city - this project will shape their lives and careers” External link

birminghammail Monday, January 4, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “We will support any school leader who assesses that it is not safe to open” External link

thesun Monday, January 4, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward wrote : "The impact of the festive relaxation of restrictions is still unknown, teachers have not been told when they will be immunised and mass testing in schools is not yet in place" External link

tamworthherald Sunday, January 3, 2021 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward wrote : "The impact of the festive relaxation of restrictions is still unknown, teachers have not been told when they will be immunised and mass testing in schools is not yet in place" External link

tamworthherald Sunday, January 3, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "For any host city the (Game) are far more than the 11 days of sport. " External link

birminghammail Monday, December 28, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward added : "For any host city the (Game) are far more than the 11 days of sport. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, December 28, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "This is an innovative way in which we can help these sectors," External link

heart Sunday, December 13, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "This is an innovative way in which we can help these sectors," External link

msn-uk Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The expectation is that Birmingham will remain in tier three. " External link

coventrytelegraph Saturday, December 12, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We would pilot it initially with a very small number of restaurants," "If it worked we would look to expand that going forward. "If people book a seat at one of those restaurants to eat out, we would allow them to be tested, and provided they tested negative and the booking was within six hours of that test, then they would be able to go and dine at that particular restaurant" External link

bbc Saturday, December 12, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Read More ) : "And I have a request for everyone in the press conference today - that we call out the dangerous anti-vaccination myths, in order to reassure the public ahead of the vaccination roll out. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles " External link

birminghammail Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Read More ) : "And I have a request for everyone in the press conference today - that we call out the dangerous anti-vaccination myths, in order to reassure the public ahead of the vaccination roll out. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, December 5, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “Safety and protection from the virus must be uppermost in our minds at all times,” External link

thetelegraphandargus Friday, December 4, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We need to all consider very carefully what we might do when restrictions are possibly relaxed for five days over Christmas because all of the scientific advice being given to the Government and indeed the scientific advice I have received is indicating that that five days relaxation is almost certainly going to lead to an increase in case rates" External link

birminghammail Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "We really need to enforce the rules. This virus is out there and it does kill. People may not want to believe that but it is factually the case. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, November 27, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The crisis faced by hospitality businesses across Birmingham is of particular concern from an economic perspective - a crisis that would have been exacerbated whether our city was placed in tier 2 or 3," "Many businesses in this previously thriving sector are warning they may not survive the coming months if they are dealt the double blow of more restrictions and inadequate financial support" External link

yahoo-au Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The crisis faced by hospitality businesses across Birmingham is of particular concern from an economic perspective - a crisis that would have been exacerbated whether our city was placed in tier 2 or 3," "Many businesses in this previously thriving sector are warning they may not survive the coming months if they are dealt the double blow of more restrictions and inadequate financial support" External link

bbc Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The crisis faced by hospitality businesses across Birmingham is of particular concern from an economic perspective - a crisis that would have been exacerbated whether our city was placed in Tier 2 or 3," "Many businesses in this previously thriving sector are warning they may not survive the coming months if they are dealt the double blow of more restrictions and inadequate financial support" External link

yahoo-au Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The crisis faced by hospitality businesses across Birmingham is of particular concern from an economic perspective - a crisis that would have been exacerbated whether our city was placed in Tier 2 or 3," "Many businesses in this previously thriving sector are warning they may not survive the coming months if they are dealt the double blow of more restrictions and inadequate financial support" External link

bbc Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : “It may take time for people to get used to these new arrangements and I would urge all road users to take additional care when using this junction until they become more familiar with the new road layout and signals” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 23, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “Reducing crime and and disorder and making passengers feel safe is a priority for all of us and I think we would all recognise the key to achieving those objectives is tackling low level nuisance and antisocial behaviour” External link

birminghammail Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "As far as religious daggers or sometimes called swords carried by people who follow the Sikh religion. " External link

birminghammail Friday, November 13, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "As far as religious daggers or sometimes called swords carried by people who follow the Sikh religion. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, November 13, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "The £12 billion system, largely run by private companies, must significantly improve its performance before lockdown ends" External link

birminghammail Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward added : "It is disappointing we won't be hosting the market this year, but I welcome the organiser’s decision to put the public’s health and safety first" External link

tamworthherald Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "I am of the opinion that England needs to follow France, Germany and Wales into a national circuit breaker as quickly as possible" External link

birminghammail Sunday, November 1, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "I am of the opinion that England needs to follow France, Germany and Wales into a national circuit breaker as quickly as possible" External link

tamworthherald Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The problem is the tier system just isn't working. " External link

birminghammail Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The problem is the tier system just isn't working. " External link

lichfieldmercury Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Case rate numbers are going up, and we have to do something more. We will be moving into Tier 3" External link

birminghammail Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The problem is the tier system just isn't working. Areas in Tier 3 are still seeing rising cases" External link

thesun Friday, October 30, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The problem is the tier system just isn't working. Areas in Tier 3 are still seeing rising cases" External link

thesun Friday, October 30, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The problem is the tier system just isn't working. Areas in Tier 3 are still seeing rising cases" External link

thesun Friday, October 30, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The problem is the tier system just isn't working. " External link

thesun Friday, October 30, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The pumpkin display at The Broadway is a great example of the city’s history that people might not be aware of; namely that the first free school meals were provided to the children of Bradford. " External link

thetelegraphandargus Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward added : “We are trying to bring a little bit of fun into the city centre during these difficult times for our businesses and their customers but safety is our paramount concern. As long as people follow the rules and don’t gather in groups at any of the pumpkin scene locations, there’s no reason why this can’t be something that everyone can enjoy” External link

thetelegraphandargus Friday, October 16, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "It has been an incredibly challenging time for the city over the last several months and without further support from Government it could well be a bleak winter. This joint statement, signed by representatives from across the business community, MPs from all political parties, Trade Unions and the council shows the level of determination to protect people's livelihoods”. It comes amid a backlash from hospitality representatives about the new measures announced, which includes a ban on people from different households mixing in social settings. The same rule also applies to other Tier 2 areas, including Solihull, and Wolverhampton. " External link

birminghammail Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The negative impact of the new restrictions on the [hospitality] sector and the lives of the people who work in it can't be overstated. " External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "We all have a role to play if we're going to protect our families, friends and neighbours and ensure that the NHS is not overwhelmed," External link

birminghammail Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "We all have a role to play if we're going to protect our families, friends and neighbours and ensure that the NHS is not overwhelmed," External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : “We need to focus on the additional things we can do to help support our city economy over the next two years. We will develop and implement plans to respond to the impact of Brexit alongside the wider economic shock” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The data we have shows that the infection rate has risen mainly due to social interactions, particularly private household gatherings. In shops and hospitality venues there are strict measures in place to ensure they are Covid-free, whereas it is much easier to pass on the virus in someone’s house” External link

coventrytelegraph Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Bradford Council ) : “Our Bradvocates must be genuine advocates for Bradford, people who are really passionate about their city and enthusiastic about telling others how great they think it is and June is the perfect fit for that role” External link

thetelegraphandargus Monday, September 21, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Read More ) : "The spread appears to be primarily occurring through social interactions, especially private household gatherings, and workplaces where social-distancing is not being observed. Read More Related Articles " External link

tamworthherald Friday, September 18, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "There are now new restrictions that are going to be placed on Birmingham. " External link

birminghammail Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "There are now new restrictions that are going to be placed on Birmingham. " External link

birminghammail Saturday, September 12, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I know this is difficult, particularly when we have got used to seeing friends and family,” External link

alarabiya-en Saturday, September 12, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "I know this is difficult, particularly when we have got used to seeing friends and family," External link

thenews-pk Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The city’s position now is that we have become an area of intervention in line with places such as Greater Manchester” External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, September 11, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "The spread appears to be primarily occurring through social interactions, especially private household gatherings, and workplaces where social distancing is not being observed" External link

heart Friday, September 11, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "This restriction will apply both inside and outside the city boundary," External link

heart Friday, September 11, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The city’s position now is that we have become an area of intervention in line with places such as Greater Manchester” External link

plymouthherald Friday, September 11, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The city's position now is that we have become an area of intervention, in line with places such as Greater Manchester. " External link

birminghammail Friday, September 11, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The city's position now is that we have become an area of intervention, in line with places such as Greater Manchester. " External link

birminghammail Friday, September 11, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : “I understand that it may be frustrating that you can go down the pub but not see your family, but the data we have shows the infection rate has risen mainly due to social interactions, particularly in private household gatherings” External link

pressandjournal Friday, September 11, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward afirmou : "Sei que é difícil, especialmente quando nos acostumamos a ver nossos amigos e familiares, mas é essencial que sigamos essas regras e protejamos uns aos outros do aumento repentino das taxas de infecção" External link

em Friday, September 11, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward disse : "Entendo que é frustrante poder ir ao pub sem poder encontrar a família por lá, mas os testes que temos mostram que a taxa de infecção aumentou principalmente devido à interação social, especialmente nas reuniões privadas" External link

em Friday, September 11, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : “I understand that it may be frustrating that you can go down the pub but not see your family, but the data we have shows the infection rate has risen mainly due to social interactions, particularly in private household gatherings” External link

worcesternews Friday, September 11, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The city’s position now is that we have become an area of intervention in line with places such as Greater Manchester” External link

stokesentinel Friday, September 11, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The city's position now is that we have become an area of intervention, in line with places such as Greater Manchester. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, September 11, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward déclaré : "Je sais que c'est difficile, en particulier quand nous nous sommes habitués à voir nos amis et notre famille, mais il est essentiel de respecter ces règles et de nous protéger les uns les autres face à l'augmentation soudaine du taux d'infection" External link

afp-fr Friday, September 11, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward expliqué : "Je comprends qu'il soit frustrant que vous puissiez aller au pub sans voir votre famille, mais les éléments dont nous disposons montrent que le taux d'infection a augmenté principalement en raison des interactions sociales, en particulier des réunions privées" External link

afp-fr Friday, September 11, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The city’s position now is that we have become an area of intervention in line with places such as Greater Manchester” External link

nottinghampost Friday, September 11, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about University Hospitals Birmingham ) : "From Tuesday September 15, Birmingham residents will not be able to mix with any other households, indoors or in private gardens, except for those in a support bubble. " External link

thesun Friday, September 11, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Read More ) : "The city's position now is that we have become an area of intervention, in line with places such as Greater Manchester. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles " External link

birminghammail Friday, September 11, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The city's position now is that we have become an area of intervention, in line with places such as Greater Manchester. " External link

birminghammail Friday, September 11, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "These restrictons apply both inside and outside the city boundary.. " External link

birminghammail Friday, September 11, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "You CAN go to the pub or restaurant in a maximum group of six. The reason for this difference is the data and information is telling us it's household gatherings together in one home where they are spreading the virus. When you go to the pub or restaurant, a risk assessment will be done" External link

birminghammail Friday, September 11, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "I know this is difficult, particularly when we've got used to seeing friends and family, but it is vital we stick to these rules and protect each other, given the sudden rise in infection rates" External link

birminghammail Friday, September 11, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The city’s position now is that we have become an area of intervention in line with places such as Greater Manchester” External link

bristolpost Friday, September 11, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "I know this is difficult, particularly when we have got used to seeing friends and family," External link

afp-en Friday, September 11, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Read More ) : "The city's position now is that we have become an area of intervention, in line with places such as Greater Manchester. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles " External link

tamworthherald Friday, September 11, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The city's position now is that we have become an area of intervention, in line with places such as Greater Manchester. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, September 11, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "These restrictons apply both inside and outside the city boundary.. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, September 11, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The city’s position now is that we have become an area of intervention in line with places such as Greater Manchester” External link

icWales Friday, September 11, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The city’s position now is that we have become an area of intervention in line with places such as Greater Manchester” External link

standard Friday, September 11, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Birmingham is a city that has consistently welcomed people fleeing persecution and we should be proud that this continues to be a city of sanctuary. But in opening our arms to asylum seekers, we must ensure that they are coming to a place of safety. " External link

birminghammail Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I’d like to thank everyone involved in planning and staging the market who works so hard, all year round, to make this such a well-run and special festive event” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I’d like to thank everyone involved in planning and staging the market who works so hard, all year round, to make this such a well-run and special festive event” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I’d like to thank everyone involved in planning and staging the market who works so hard, all year round, to make this such a well-run and special festive event” External link

thecourier Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "There is no room in Birmingham for this level of violence, and we ask that everyone co-operate with the Police and follow their guidance" External link

thesun Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "There is no room in Birmingham for this level of violence, and we ask that everyone co-operate with the Police and follow their guidance" External link

thesun Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Fifty-six is the latest number I have for residents at Stone Road Asylum Centre that have tested positive. " External link

themirror Friday, September 4, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Contact-tracing is now also under way and is being carried out in the relevant languages of affected residents" External link

thesun Friday, September 4, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "There are no proposals in place for a lockdown of the whole or any part of Birmingham as things stand. The numbers are heading in the right direction" External link

tamworthherald Friday, August 28, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Don''t be afraid to leave a pub or restauant if you feel they are not complying with the correct Covid guidance. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, August 28, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added ( about Sutton Park ) : “I am pleased to put my name to the new Sutton Coldfield Town Centre Masterplan. The vision set out will give residents, businesses, and investors confidence that Birmingham’s aspirations for local centres can be achieved when partners work together” External link

birminghammail Monday, August 24, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added ( about Sutton Park ) : “I am pleased to put my name to the new Sutton Coldfield Town Centre Masterplan. The vision set out will give residents, businesses, and investors confidence that Birmingham’s aspirations for local centres can be achieved when partners work together” External link

tamworthherald Monday, August 24, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “You can’t put your finger on a single area, business or community,” “It is a general increase right across the city, across all ethnic groups. No one group is worse than others” External link

msn-uk Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “Businesses should be following the guidelines on dining if we’re to avoid a closedown,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “At the moment there is a disincentive to self-isolate if you fear you will lose income,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "If our previous warnings to keep doing the basics haven't been enough, this has to be the wake-up call for everyone" External link

birminghammail Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "If our previous warnings to keep doing the basics haven't been enough, this has to be the wake-up call for everyone" External link

tamworthherald Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about The UK ) : “We do not have current plans for a lockdown in the city of Birmingham, nor to we have plans to restrict travel either in or out of the city. The kind of measures we are looking at is a halt on the opening up of further new sectors, restrictions on gatherings of more than 30 except for congregational prayer; advising that face coverings will be required for both drivers and passengers except where there is a clear clinical exception; and preventing the gathering of two households in future and limiting that to just two individuals visiting a household at any one time” External link

guardian Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We have seen rises right across the city and we cannot put our finger on an area where there has been a large outbreak of cases - it is a general increase across the city and across all ethnic groups. " External link

birminghammail Friday, August 21, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "As we have previously said, this announcement was expected following rising coronavirus case numbers here in Birmingham. " External link

plymouthherald Friday, August 21, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "As we have previously said, this announcement was expected following rising coronavirus case numbers here in Birmingham. " External link

nottinghampost Friday, August 21, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We have seen rises right across the city and we cannot put our finger on an area where there has been a large outbreak of cases - it is a general increase across the city and across all ethnic groups. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, August 21, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about The UK ) : “We do not have current plans for a lockdown in the city of Birmingham, nor to we have plans to restrict travel either in or out of the city. The kind of measures we are looking at is a halt on the opening up of further new sectors, restrictions on gatherings of more than 30 except for congregational prayer; advising that face coverings will be required for both drivers and passengers except where there is a clear clinical exception; and preventing the gathering of two households in future and limiting that to just two individuals visiting a household at any one time” External link

guardian Friday, August 21, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "As we have previously said, this announcement was expected following rising coronavirus case numbers here in Birmingham. " External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, August 21, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "As we have previously said, this announcement was expected following rising coronavirus case numbers here in Birmingham. " External link

bathchronicle Friday, August 21, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "As we have previously said, this announcement was expected following rising coronavirus case numbers here in Birmingham. " External link

derbytelegraph Friday, August 21, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “What we do in the next seven days will decide if we go into lockdown or not,” “If we do it will be for at least two or three weeks, and that will be devastating” External link

independent-UK Friday, August 21, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We cannot afford to undo the progress we have made since the spring in the fight against COVID-19, but we’re now at a crossroads. “There is a continued resolve for the seven West Midlands Councils to continue working in partnership to keep our communities safe. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles “But we all need to step up and do our bit – if we fall ill with the symptoms, we must get tested. There can be no ifs or buts on this. “And we need the guidance from central government to people in our region to be as clear and simple as possible. It is now getting to the point where many people and businesses are confused and unsure about what they can and cannot do. “If we don’t follow the basic health advice to keep washing hands, to wear face coverings, to keep 2m apart where possible and to get tested when we have symptoms, we will face more tragedy in the weeks and months ahead. “More people will fall seriously ill, there will be more deaths and our economy will face another hammer blow, when it needs all the support it can get. “We are living with COVID-19 and it isn’t going away soon, so we urge everyone to keep doing their bit to keep themselves, and everyone else, safe”. Addressing a webinar today, Dr Justin Varney - director of public health in Birmingham - said the rise in cases has been 'dramatic' and triggered national concern. He said: " External link

birminghammail Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We cannot afford to undo the progress we have made since the spring in the fight against COVID-19, but we’re now at a crossroads. “There is a continued resolve for the seven West Midlands Councils to continue working in partnership to keep our communities safe. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles “But we all need to step up and do our bit – if we fall ill with the symptoms, we must get tested. There can be no ifs or buts on this. “And we need the guidance from central government to people in our region to be as clear and simple as possible. It is now getting to the point where many people and businesses are confused and unsure about what they can and cannot do. “If we don’t follow the basic health advice to keep washing hands, to wear face coverings, to keep 2m apart where possible and to get tested when we have symptoms, we will face more tragedy in the weeks and months ahead. “More people will fall seriously ill, there will be more deaths and our economy will face another hammer blow, when it needs all the support it can get. “We are living with COVID-19 and it isn’t going away soon, so we urge everyone to keep doing their bit to keep themselves, and everyone else, safe”. Addressing a webinar today, Dr Justin Varney - director of public health in Birmingham - said the rise in cases has been 'dramatic' and triggered national concern. He said: " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "People should not gather in these large numbers that are contributing to these outbreaks" External link

birminghammail Friday, August 14, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "We all know how tough the last few months have been and everyone has sacrificed so much. But people right across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands still have a huge part to play if we're going to avoid a further lockdown and we can't afford to drop our guard now. " External link

birminghammail Friday, August 14, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "People should not gather in these large numbers that are contributing to these outbreaks" External link

tamworthherald Friday, August 14, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "We all know how tough the last few months have been and everyone has sacrificed so much. But people right across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands still have a huge part to play if we're going to avoid a further lockdown and we can't afford to drop our guard now. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, August 14, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The investment in transport infrastructure is part of the legacy of the Games and that will go ahead. " External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "If people perceive that we have failed, I would take issue with that. " External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The investment in transport infrastructure is part of the legacy of the Games and that will go ahead. " External link

birminghammail Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "If people perceive that we have failed, I would take issue with that. " External link

birminghammail Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I share some of the frustrations of Cllr Morrall, and I’ve asked officers to look into this situation with some urgency to bring forward a proposal that will represent value for money for the taxpayer” External link

birminghammail Friday, July 17, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I share some of the frustrations of Cllr Morrall, and I’ve asked officers to look into this situation with some urgency to bring forward a proposal that will represent value for money for the taxpayer” External link

tamworthherald Friday, July 17, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “As the guidance from the government states, the ownership is on the individual. We will, however, continue to monitor the situation and implement changes where necessary,” External link

thetelegraphandargus Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about John Lewis ) : "It speaks volumes that, while I'm seeking talks with John Lewis aimed at saving jobs, the city's Tories have opted instead to engage in political point scoring, with this misinformation. " External link

birminghammail Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about John Lewis ) : "It speaks volumes that, while I'm seeking talks with John Lewis aimed at saving jobs, the city's Tories have opted instead to engage in political point scoring, with this misinformation. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The safety net has been dismantled at a terrible cost to this city and to the city council” External link

birminghammail Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I do think there is a change in the offing here. We are beginning to see a movement away from the dominance of the car and people wanting to see more sustainable forms of transport being utilised, whether that be public transport, cycling or walking” External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Like much of what's come out of government over the past 10 weeks, it's come out at the last minute and local authorities have had little time to put plans into place. " External link

birminghammail Friday, June 12, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Like much of what's come out of government over the past 10 weeks, it's come out at the last minute and local authorities have had little time to put plans into place. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "This award speaks volumes about Soho Road BID and its importance to the local community. At their best, Business Improvement Districts are about so much more than business interests, they're about a sense of place, local pride and community. The Soho Road BID team clearly understand this, and the award is richly deserved recognition for a lot of hard work" External link

tamworthherald Friday, June 5, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward added : "This award speaks volumes about Soho Road BID and its importance to the local community. At their best, Business Improvement Districts are about so much more than business interests, they're about a sense of place, local pride and community. The Soho Road BID team clearly understand this, and the award is richly deserved recognition for a lot of hard work" External link

birminghammail Friday, June 5, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Birmingham stands in solidarity with black communities across the world. We stand with everyone who feels sadness, anger and fear at the brutal death of George Floyd. We oppose discrimination and injustice everywhere" External link

birminghammail Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Birmingham stands in solidarity with black communities across the world. We stand with everyone who feels sadness, anger and fear at the brutal death of George Floyd. We oppose discrimination and injustice everywhere" External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : “Whilst any changes in the future when further retailers open are subject to change, we’ve been busy planning for multiple, possible eventualities. "At present, potential changes we’d make include opening The Broadway food court as a takeaway service only, the car park would re-open as a cashless facility and usage of the stairs and lifts will change to ensure social distancing can be adhered to” External link

thetelegraphandargus Friday, May 22, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Our primary objective is to protect the health and safety of those that may need PPE. We will not jeopardise their safety by releasing potentially ineffectual, date-expired stock" External link

tamworthherald Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Our primary objective is to protect the health and safety of those that may need PPE. We will not jeopardise their safety by releasing potentially ineffectual, date-expired stock" External link

birminghammail Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "It is quite frankly outrageous that we are having to chase the government on this issue. "Those workers, that are putting themselves in harm's way to help the city get through this crisis, should not be put at even greater risk with the supply of potentially defective PPE. "Please can we receive the ministry's urgent written assurance that our current stock of date-expired PPE is safe to use?" External link

bbc Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
interim leader of birmingham2.56%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
leader38.46%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
city council leader0.85%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
councillor11.97%EN09/30/201730/09/2017
leader of birmingham city council4.27%EN09/26/201726/09/2017
labour council leader0.85%EN09/26/201726/09/2017
chairman1.71%EN09/07/201707/09/2017
bid committee chairman0.85%EN09/07/201707/09/2017
deputy5.13%EN06/26/201726/06/2017
city council deputy leader5.98%EN02/25/201725/02/2017
birmingham city council deputy leader5.13%EN02/25/201725/02/2017
manager6.84%EN02/04/201704/02/2017
senior planning officer0.85%EN01/22/201722/01/2017
labour council deputy leader2.56%EN10/19/201619/10/2016
executive0.85%EN09/15/201615/09/2016
counsellor8.55%EN09/11/201611/09/2016
membre0.85%FR06/07/201607/06/2016
councillors1.71%EN05/19/201619/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Ian WardEN86.71%
Ian WardFR13.29%


 
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Ian Ward explained : “Well, it started out, I retired,” “And I had to do some exercising, I got bored, so I started walking. I enjoy walking, it’s one thing I can do still, and I started noticing the garbage, so I started picking a bit of this up” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I hope what comes out of it is that we start to feel maybe we should do something to make our town look like a town you want to live in,” “I want a town I can pass onto my children, and for others to come through here and think wow, these people care” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “One day I’m picking up garbage and I’ve got a bit of it gathered up in my arms and in a little bag, and I’m going back to the Bench,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “As long as the legs keep working and the brain keeps functioning, I’ll do what I can,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward explained : “You didn’t leave garbage around, that’s not good for the animals,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "It's been asked, how are we going to get people out of their cars and on to more sustainable forms of transport? The way you do that is you make it easier for public transport, and you make it more difficult for the private car. A CGI showing how the development for a new secondary school and housing development could look in Perry Barr. " External link

birminghammail Sunday, April 11, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "It's been asked, how are we going to get people out of their cars and on to more sustainable forms of transport? The way you do that is you make it easier for public transport, and you make it more difficult for the private car. A CGI showing how the development for a new secondary school and housing development could look in Perry Barr. " External link

tamworthherald Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Covid-19 has had a huge impact on our hospitals here in Birmingham and the knock-on effect will continue long into the future, with extended waiting times for treatment, which will exacerbate existing health inequalities. " External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “It’s completely wrong what happened to him. My condolences go out to his family and everybody who was involved,” External link

wkbn Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “That tradition of holding power over people is completely wrong, and it needs to go away completely,” External link

wkbn Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "With population growth and increasing traffic congestion we need to encourage more people to swap their private cars for more sustainable forms of transport. “We know buses can be unreliable when stuck in traffic jams and that this is a key issue for some commuters. But with this Sprint corridor our buses will be able to beat the queues and save time on their journeys into our busy city and town centres" External link

birminghammail Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “We are delighted to be able to help ensure that Bradford residents can still enjoy the city in a safe way during the current restrictions and beyond; there’s so much history in this city we’re certain many people will discover something new and it might just open some people’s eyes to or at least, remind them how much we have to celebrate and be proud of here. "And, as businesses begin to re-open when we’re told it’s safe to do so, the app will also promote events , offers and digital loyalty schemes around the city” External link

thetelegraphandargus Friday, February 26, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “hitting that date is vital to ensuring there is minimal disruption to bus services” External link

tamworthherald Friday, February 12, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We are all working on the assumption at the moment that the Commonwealth Games are going to go ahead, in spite of what is happening around the world with the pandemic" External link

birminghammail Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Jonathan Browning ) : "Jonathan Browning knows very well how these things work. We live in uncertain times and it is right and proper that we regularly review the situation. But acknowledging potential risks does not automatically mean they become reality and his misinterpretation of my comments last week ignores the balanced and sensible approach we are taking. " External link

birminghammail Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We are all working on the assumption at the moment that the Commonwealth Games are going to go ahead, in spite of what is happening around the world with the pandemic" External link

tamworthherald Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Jonathan Browning ) : "Jonathan Browning knows very well how these things work. We live in uncertain times and it is right and proper that we regularly review the situation. But acknowledging potential risks does not automatically mean they become reality and his misinterpretation of my comments last week ignores the balanced and sensible approach we are taking. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Who knows what will happen next?" External link

birminghammail Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Who knows what will happen next?" External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “There will be a SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service) representative on the board I am setting up, and on the agenda for the very first meeting of that board, we will be asking that SENDIASS representative to give us a briefing on the law and legal obligations pertaining to the city council in the area if home to school transport” External link

birminghammail Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The seven leaders in the West Midlands have this week urged supermarkets, and all businesses continuing to remain open, to step up the safety measures. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, January 8, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "For six days in a row now, the case rate has exceeded 50,000 nationally. " External link

thesun Monday, January 4, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "For six days in a row now, the case rate has exceeded 50,000 nationally. " External link

thesun Monday, January 4, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “This is an important milestone in the transformation of this amazing old building and the new Curzon Street Station will be one of the real show pieces of the entire HS2 network. "High speed rail is a game-changer for Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, bringing jobs, homes and opportunities to our city region and for the HS2 Generation - the young people currently growing up across the city - this project will shape their lives and careers” External link

birminghammail Monday, January 4, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “We will support any school leader who assesses that it is not safe to open” External link

thesun Monday, January 4, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward wrote : "The impact of the festive relaxation of restrictions is still unknown, teachers have not been told when they will be immunised and mass testing in schools is not yet in place" External link

tamworthherald Sunday, January 3, 2021 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward wrote : "The impact of the festive relaxation of restrictions is still unknown, teachers have not been told when they will be immunised and mass testing in schools is not yet in place" External link

tamworthherald Sunday, January 3, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "For any host city the (Game) are far more than the 11 days of sport. " External link

birminghammail Monday, December 28, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward added : "For any host city the (Game) are far more than the 11 days of sport. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, December 28, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "This is an innovative way in which we can help these sectors," External link

heart Sunday, December 13, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "This is an innovative way in which we can help these sectors," External link

msn-uk Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The expectation is that Birmingham will remain in tier three. " External link

coventrytelegraph Saturday, December 12, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We would pilot it initially with a very small number of restaurants," "If it worked we would look to expand that going forward. "If people book a seat at one of those restaurants to eat out, we would allow them to be tested, and provided they tested negative and the booking was within six hours of that test, then they would be able to go and dine at that particular restaurant" External link

bbc Saturday, December 12, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Read More ) : "And I have a request for everyone in the press conference today - that we call out the dangerous anti-vaccination myths, in order to reassure the public ahead of the vaccination roll out. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles " External link

birminghammail Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Read More ) : "And I have a request for everyone in the press conference today - that we call out the dangerous anti-vaccination myths, in order to reassure the public ahead of the vaccination roll out. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, December 5, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “Safety and protection from the virus must be uppermost in our minds at all times,” External link

thetelegraphandargus Friday, December 4, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We need to all consider very carefully what we might do when restrictions are possibly relaxed for five days over Christmas because all of the scientific advice being given to the Government and indeed the scientific advice I have received is indicating that that five days relaxation is almost certainly going to lead to an increase in case rates" External link

birminghammail Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "We really need to enforce the rules. This virus is out there and it does kill. People may not want to believe that but it is factually the case. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, November 27, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The crisis faced by hospitality businesses across Birmingham is of particular concern from an economic perspective - a crisis that would have been exacerbated whether our city was placed in tier 2 or 3," "Many businesses in this previously thriving sector are warning they may not survive the coming months if they are dealt the double blow of more restrictions and inadequate financial support" External link

yahoo-au Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The crisis faced by hospitality businesses across Birmingham is of particular concern from an economic perspective - a crisis that would have been exacerbated whether our city was placed in tier 2 or 3," "Many businesses in this previously thriving sector are warning they may not survive the coming months if they are dealt the double blow of more restrictions and inadequate financial support" External link

bbc Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The crisis faced by hospitality businesses across Birmingham is of particular concern from an economic perspective - a crisis that would have been exacerbated whether our city was placed in Tier 2 or 3," "Many businesses in this previously thriving sector are warning they may not survive the coming months if they are dealt the double blow of more restrictions and inadequate financial support" External link

yahoo-au Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The crisis faced by hospitality businesses across Birmingham is of particular concern from an economic perspective - a crisis that would have been exacerbated whether our city was placed in Tier 2 or 3," "Many businesses in this previously thriving sector are warning they may not survive the coming months if they are dealt the double blow of more restrictions and inadequate financial support" External link

bbc Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : “It may take time for people to get used to these new arrangements and I would urge all road users to take additional care when using this junction until they become more familiar with the new road layout and signals” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 23, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “Reducing crime and and disorder and making passengers feel safe is a priority for all of us and I think we would all recognise the key to achieving those objectives is tackling low level nuisance and antisocial behaviour” External link

birminghammail Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "As far as religious daggers or sometimes called swords carried by people who follow the Sikh religion. " External link

birminghammail Friday, November 13, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "As far as religious daggers or sometimes called swords carried by people who follow the Sikh religion. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, November 13, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "The £12 billion system, largely run by private companies, must significantly improve its performance before lockdown ends" External link

birminghammail Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward added : "It is disappointing we won't be hosting the market this year, but I welcome the organiser’s decision to put the public’s health and safety first" External link

tamworthherald Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "I am of the opinion that England needs to follow France, Germany and Wales into a national circuit breaker as quickly as possible" External link

birminghammail Sunday, November 1, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "I am of the opinion that England needs to follow France, Germany and Wales into a national circuit breaker as quickly as possible" External link

tamworthherald Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The problem is the tier system just isn't working. " External link

birminghammail Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The problem is the tier system just isn't working. " External link

lichfieldmercury Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Case rate numbers are going up, and we have to do something more. We will be moving into Tier 3" External link

birminghammail Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The problem is the tier system just isn't working. Areas in Tier 3 are still seeing rising cases" External link

thesun Friday, October 30, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The problem is the tier system just isn't working. Areas in Tier 3 are still seeing rising cases" External link

thesun Friday, October 30, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The problem is the tier system just isn't working. Areas in Tier 3 are still seeing rising cases" External link

thesun Friday, October 30, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The problem is the tier system just isn't working. " External link

thesun Friday, October 30, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The pumpkin display at The Broadway is a great example of the city’s history that people might not be aware of; namely that the first free school meals were provided to the children of Bradford. " External link

thetelegraphandargus Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward added : “We are trying to bring a little bit of fun into the city centre during these difficult times for our businesses and their customers but safety is our paramount concern. As long as people follow the rules and don’t gather in groups at any of the pumpkin scene locations, there’s no reason why this can’t be something that everyone can enjoy” External link

thetelegraphandargus Friday, October 16, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "It has been an incredibly challenging time for the city over the last several months and without further support from Government it could well be a bleak winter. This joint statement, signed by representatives from across the business community, MPs from all political parties, Trade Unions and the council shows the level of determination to protect people's livelihoods”. It comes amid a backlash from hospitality representatives about the new measures announced, which includes a ban on people from different households mixing in social settings. The same rule also applies to other Tier 2 areas, including Solihull, and Wolverhampton. " External link

birminghammail Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The negative impact of the new restrictions on the [hospitality] sector and the lives of the people who work in it can't be overstated. " External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "We all have a role to play if we're going to protect our families, friends and neighbours and ensure that the NHS is not overwhelmed," External link

birminghammail Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "We all have a role to play if we're going to protect our families, friends and neighbours and ensure that the NHS is not overwhelmed," External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : “We need to focus on the additional things we can do to help support our city economy over the next two years. We will develop and implement plans to respond to the impact of Brexit alongside the wider economic shock” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The data we have shows that the infection rate has risen mainly due to social interactions, particularly private household gatherings. In shops and hospitality venues there are strict measures in place to ensure they are Covid-free, whereas it is much easier to pass on the virus in someone’s house” External link

coventrytelegraph Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Bradford Council ) : “Our Bradvocates must be genuine advocates for Bradford, people who are really passionate about their city and enthusiastic about telling others how great they think it is and June is the perfect fit for that role” External link

thetelegraphandargus Monday, September 21, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Read More ) : "The spread appears to be primarily occurring through social interactions, especially private household gatherings, and workplaces where social-distancing is not being observed. Read More Related Articles " External link

tamworthherald Friday, September 18, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "There are now new restrictions that are going to be placed on Birmingham. " External link

birminghammail Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "There are now new restrictions that are going to be placed on Birmingham. " External link

birminghammail Saturday, September 12, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I know this is difficult, particularly when we have got used to seeing friends and family,” External link

alarabiya-en Saturday, September 12, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "I know this is difficult, particularly when we have got used to seeing friends and family," External link

thenews-pk Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The city’s position now is that we have become an area of intervention in line with places such as Greater Manchester” External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, September 11, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "The spread appears to be primarily occurring through social interactions, especially private household gatherings, and workplaces where social distancing is not being observed" External link

heart Friday, September 11, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "This restriction will apply both inside and outside the city boundary," External link

heart Friday, September 11, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The city’s position now is that we have become an area of intervention in line with places such as Greater Manchester” External link

plymouthherald Friday, September 11, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The city's position now is that we have become an area of intervention, in line with places such as Greater Manchester. " External link

birminghammail Friday, September 11, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The city's position now is that we have become an area of intervention, in line with places such as Greater Manchester. " External link

birminghammail Friday, September 11, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : “I understand that it may be frustrating that you can go down the pub but not see your family, but the data we have shows the infection rate has risen mainly due to social interactions, particularly in private household gatherings” External link

pressandjournal Friday, September 11, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward afirmou : "Sei que é difícil, especialmente quando nos acostumamos a ver nossos amigos e familiares, mas é essencial que sigamos essas regras e protejamos uns aos outros do aumento repentino das taxas de infecção" External link

em Friday, September 11, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward disse : "Entendo que é frustrante poder ir ao pub sem poder encontrar a família por lá, mas os testes que temos mostram que a taxa de infecção aumentou principalmente devido à interação social, especialmente nas reuniões privadas" External link

em Friday, September 11, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : “I understand that it may be frustrating that you can go down the pub but not see your family, but the data we have shows the infection rate has risen mainly due to social interactions, particularly in private household gatherings” External link

worcesternews Friday, September 11, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The city’s position now is that we have become an area of intervention in line with places such as Greater Manchester” External link

stokesentinel Friday, September 11, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The city's position now is that we have become an area of intervention, in line with places such as Greater Manchester. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, September 11, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward déclaré : "Je sais que c'est difficile, en particulier quand nous nous sommes habitués à voir nos amis et notre famille, mais il est essentiel de respecter ces règles et de nous protéger les uns les autres face à l'augmentation soudaine du taux d'infection" External link

afp-fr Friday, September 11, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward expliqué : "Je comprends qu'il soit frustrant que vous puissiez aller au pub sans voir votre famille, mais les éléments dont nous disposons montrent que le taux d'infection a augmenté principalement en raison des interactions sociales, en particulier des réunions privées" External link

afp-fr Friday, September 11, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The city’s position now is that we have become an area of intervention in line with places such as Greater Manchester” External link

nottinghampost Friday, September 11, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about University Hospitals Birmingham ) : "From Tuesday September 15, Birmingham residents will not be able to mix with any other households, indoors or in private gardens, except for those in a support bubble. " External link

thesun Friday, September 11, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Read More ) : "The city's position now is that we have become an area of intervention, in line with places such as Greater Manchester. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles " External link

birminghammail Friday, September 11, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The city's position now is that we have become an area of intervention, in line with places such as Greater Manchester. " External link

birminghammail Friday, September 11, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "These restrictons apply both inside and outside the city boundary.. " External link

birminghammail Friday, September 11, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "You CAN go to the pub or restaurant in a maximum group of six. The reason for this difference is the data and information is telling us it's household gatherings together in one home where they are spreading the virus. When you go to the pub or restaurant, a risk assessment will be done" External link

birminghammail Friday, September 11, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "I know this is difficult, particularly when we've got used to seeing friends and family, but it is vital we stick to these rules and protect each other, given the sudden rise in infection rates" External link

birminghammail Friday, September 11, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The city’s position now is that we have become an area of intervention in line with places such as Greater Manchester” External link

bristolpost Friday, September 11, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "I know this is difficult, particularly when we have got used to seeing friends and family," External link

afp-en Friday, September 11, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about Read More ) : "The city's position now is that we have become an area of intervention, in line with places such as Greater Manchester. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles " External link

tamworthherald Friday, September 11, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The city's position now is that we have become an area of intervention, in line with places such as Greater Manchester. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, September 11, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "These restrictons apply both inside and outside the city boundary.. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, September 11, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The city’s position now is that we have become an area of intervention in line with places such as Greater Manchester” External link

icWales Friday, September 11, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The city’s position now is that we have become an area of intervention in line with places such as Greater Manchester” External link

standard Friday, September 11, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Birmingham is a city that has consistently welcomed people fleeing persecution and we should be proud that this continues to be a city of sanctuary. But in opening our arms to asylum seekers, we must ensure that they are coming to a place of safety. " External link

birminghammail Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I’d like to thank everyone involved in planning and staging the market who works so hard, all year round, to make this such a well-run and special festive event” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I’d like to thank everyone involved in planning and staging the market who works so hard, all year round, to make this such a well-run and special festive event” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I’d like to thank everyone involved in planning and staging the market who works so hard, all year round, to make this such a well-run and special festive event” External link

thecourier Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "There is no room in Birmingham for this level of violence, and we ask that everyone co-operate with the Police and follow their guidance" External link

thesun Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "There is no room in Birmingham for this level of violence, and we ask that everyone co-operate with the Police and follow their guidance" External link

thesun Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Fifty-six is the latest number I have for residents at Stone Road Asylum Centre that have tested positive. " External link

themirror Friday, September 4, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Contact-tracing is now also under way and is being carried out in the relevant languages of affected residents" External link

thesun Friday, September 4, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "There are no proposals in place for a lockdown of the whole or any part of Birmingham as things stand. The numbers are heading in the right direction" External link

tamworthherald Friday, August 28, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Don''t be afraid to leave a pub or restauant if you feel they are not complying with the correct Covid guidance. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, August 28, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added ( about Sutton Park ) : “I am pleased to put my name to the new Sutton Coldfield Town Centre Masterplan. The vision set out will give residents, businesses, and investors confidence that Birmingham’s aspirations for local centres can be achieved when partners work together” External link

birminghammail Monday, August 24, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added ( about Sutton Park ) : “I am pleased to put my name to the new Sutton Coldfield Town Centre Masterplan. The vision set out will give residents, businesses, and investors confidence that Birmingham’s aspirations for local centres can be achieved when partners work together” External link

tamworthherald Monday, August 24, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “You can’t put your finger on a single area, business or community,” “It is a general increase right across the city, across all ethnic groups. No one group is worse than others” External link

msn-uk Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “Businesses should be following the guidelines on dining if we’re to avoid a closedown,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “At the moment there is a disincentive to self-isolate if you fear you will lose income,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "If our previous warnings to keep doing the basics haven't been enough, this has to be the wake-up call for everyone" External link

birminghammail Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "If our previous warnings to keep doing the basics haven't been enough, this has to be the wake-up call for everyone" External link

tamworthherald Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about The UK ) : “We do not have current plans for a lockdown in the city of Birmingham, nor to we have plans to restrict travel either in or out of the city. The kind of measures we are looking at is a halt on the opening up of further new sectors, restrictions on gatherings of more than 30 except for congregational prayer; advising that face coverings will be required for both drivers and passengers except where there is a clear clinical exception; and preventing the gathering of two households in future and limiting that to just two individuals visiting a household at any one time” External link

guardian Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We have seen rises right across the city and we cannot put our finger on an area where there has been a large outbreak of cases - it is a general increase across the city and across all ethnic groups. " External link

birminghammail Friday, August 21, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "As we have previously said, this announcement was expected following rising coronavirus case numbers here in Birmingham. " External link

plymouthherald Friday, August 21, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "As we have previously said, this announcement was expected following rising coronavirus case numbers here in Birmingham. " External link

nottinghampost Friday, August 21, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We have seen rises right across the city and we cannot put our finger on an area where there has been a large outbreak of cases - it is a general increase across the city and across all ethnic groups. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, August 21, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about The UK ) : “We do not have current plans for a lockdown in the city of Birmingham, nor to we have plans to restrict travel either in or out of the city. The kind of measures we are looking at is a halt on the opening up of further new sectors, restrictions on gatherings of more than 30 except for congregational prayer; advising that face coverings will be required for both drivers and passengers except where there is a clear clinical exception; and preventing the gathering of two households in future and limiting that to just two individuals visiting a household at any one time” External link

guardian Friday, August 21, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "As we have previously said, this announcement was expected following rising coronavirus case numbers here in Birmingham. " External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, August 21, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "As we have previously said, this announcement was expected following rising coronavirus case numbers here in Birmingham. " External link

bathchronicle Friday, August 21, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "As we have previously said, this announcement was expected following rising coronavirus case numbers here in Birmingham. " External link

derbytelegraph Friday, August 21, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “What we do in the next seven days will decide if we go into lockdown or not,” “If we do it will be for at least two or three weeks, and that will be devastating” External link

independent-UK Friday, August 21, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We cannot afford to undo the progress we have made since the spring in the fight against COVID-19, but we’re now at a crossroads. “There is a continued resolve for the seven West Midlands Councils to continue working in partnership to keep our communities safe. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles “But we all need to step up and do our bit – if we fall ill with the symptoms, we must get tested. There can be no ifs or buts on this. “And we need the guidance from central government to people in our region to be as clear and simple as possible. It is now getting to the point where many people and businesses are confused and unsure about what they can and cannot do. “If we don’t follow the basic health advice to keep washing hands, to wear face coverings, to keep 2m apart where possible and to get tested when we have symptoms, we will face more tragedy in the weeks and months ahead. “More people will fall seriously ill, there will be more deaths and our economy will face another hammer blow, when it needs all the support it can get. “We are living with COVID-19 and it isn’t going away soon, so we urge everyone to keep doing their bit to keep themselves, and everyone else, safe”. Addressing a webinar today, Dr Justin Varney - director of public health in Birmingham - said the rise in cases has been 'dramatic' and triggered national concern. He said: " External link

birminghammail Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "We cannot afford to undo the progress we have made since the spring in the fight against COVID-19, but we’re now at a crossroads. “There is a continued resolve for the seven West Midlands Councils to continue working in partnership to keep our communities safe. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles “But we all need to step up and do our bit – if we fall ill with the symptoms, we must get tested. There can be no ifs or buts on this. “And we need the guidance from central government to people in our region to be as clear and simple as possible. It is now getting to the point where many people and businesses are confused and unsure about what they can and cannot do. “If we don’t follow the basic health advice to keep washing hands, to wear face coverings, to keep 2m apart where possible and to get tested when we have symptoms, we will face more tragedy in the weeks and months ahead. “More people will fall seriously ill, there will be more deaths and our economy will face another hammer blow, when it needs all the support it can get. “We are living with COVID-19 and it isn’t going away soon, so we urge everyone to keep doing their bit to keep themselves, and everyone else, safe”. Addressing a webinar today, Dr Justin Varney - director of public health in Birmingham - said the rise in cases has been 'dramatic' and triggered national concern. He said: " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "People should not gather in these large numbers that are contributing to these outbreaks" External link

birminghammail Friday, August 14, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "We all know how tough the last few months have been and everyone has sacrificed so much. But people right across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands still have a huge part to play if we're going to avoid a further lockdown and we can't afford to drop our guard now. " External link

birminghammail Friday, August 14, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "People should not gather in these large numbers that are contributing to these outbreaks" External link

tamworthherald Friday, August 14, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "We all know how tough the last few months have been and everyone has sacrificed so much. But people right across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands still have a huge part to play if we're going to avoid a further lockdown and we can't afford to drop our guard now. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, August 14, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The investment in transport infrastructure is part of the legacy of the Games and that will go ahead. " External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "If people perceive that we have failed, I would take issue with that. " External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "The investment in transport infrastructure is part of the legacy of the Games and that will go ahead. " External link

birminghammail Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "If people perceive that we have failed, I would take issue with that. " External link

birminghammail Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I share some of the frustrations of Cllr Morrall, and I’ve asked officers to look into this situation with some urgency to bring forward a proposal that will represent value for money for the taxpayer” External link

birminghammail Friday, July 17, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I share some of the frustrations of Cllr Morrall, and I’ve asked officers to look into this situation with some urgency to bring forward a proposal that will represent value for money for the taxpayer” External link

tamworthherald Friday, July 17, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “As the guidance from the government states, the ownership is on the individual. We will, however, continue to monitor the situation and implement changes where necessary,” External link

thetelegraphandargus Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about John Lewis ) : "It speaks volumes that, while I'm seeking talks with John Lewis aimed at saving jobs, the city's Tories have opted instead to engage in political point scoring, with this misinformation. " External link

birminghammail Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said ( about John Lewis ) : "It speaks volumes that, while I'm seeking talks with John Lewis aimed at saving jobs, the city's Tories have opted instead to engage in political point scoring, with this misinformation. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : “The safety net has been dismantled at a terrible cost to this city and to the city council” External link

birminghammail Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : “I do think there is a change in the offing here. We are beginning to see a movement away from the dominance of the car and people wanting to see more sustainable forms of transport being utilised, whether that be public transport, cycling or walking” External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Like much of what's come out of government over the past 10 weeks, it's come out at the last minute and local authorities have had little time to put plans into place. " External link

birminghammail Friday, June 12, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Like much of what's come out of government over the past 10 weeks, it's come out at the last minute and local authorities have had little time to put plans into place. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : "This award speaks volumes about Soho Road BID and its importance to the local community. At their best, Business Improvement Districts are about so much more than business interests, they're about a sense of place, local pride and community. The Soho Road BID team clearly understand this, and the award is richly deserved recognition for a lot of hard work" External link

tamworthherald Friday, June 5, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward added : "This award speaks volumes about Soho Road BID and its importance to the local community. At their best, Business Improvement Districts are about so much more than business interests, they're about a sense of place, local pride and community. The Soho Road BID team clearly understand this, and the award is richly deserved recognition for a lot of hard work" External link

birminghammail Friday, June 5, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Birmingham stands in solidarity with black communities across the world. We stand with everyone who feels sadness, anger and fear at the brutal death of George Floyd. We oppose discrimination and injustice everywhere" External link

birminghammail Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Birmingham stands in solidarity with black communities across the world. We stand with everyone who feels sadness, anger and fear at the brutal death of George Floyd. We oppose discrimination and injustice everywhere" External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward added : “Whilst any changes in the future when further retailers open are subject to change, we’ve been busy planning for multiple, possible eventualities. "At present, potential changes we’d make include opening The Broadway food court as a takeaway service only, the car park would re-open as a cashless facility and usage of the stairs and lifts will change to ensure social distancing can be adhered to” External link

thetelegraphandargus Friday, May 22, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Our primary objective is to protect the health and safety of those that may need PPE. We will not jeopardise their safety by releasing potentially ineffectual, date-expired stock" External link

tamworthherald Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Ian Ward said : "Our primary objective is to protect the health and safety of those that may need PPE. We will not jeopardise their safety by releasing potentially ineffectual, date-expired stock" External link

birminghammail Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Ian Ward said : "It is quite frankly outrageous that we are having to chase the government on this issue. "Those workers, that are putting themselves in harm's way to help the city get through this crisis, should not be put at even greater risk with the supply of potentially defective PPE. "Please can we receive the ministry's urgent written assurance that our current stock of date-expired PPE is safe to use?" External link

bbc Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
interim leader of birmingham2.56%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
leader38.46%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
city council leader0.85%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
councillor11.97%EN09/30/201730/09/2017
leader of birmingham city council4.27%EN09/26/201726/09/2017
labour council leader0.85%EN09/26/201726/09/2017
chairman1.71%EN09/07/201707/09/2017
bid committee chairman0.85%EN09/07/201707/09/2017
deputy5.13%EN06/26/201726/06/2017
city council deputy leader5.98%EN02/25/201725/02/2017
birmingham city council deputy leader5.13%EN02/25/201725/02/2017
manager6.84%EN02/04/201704/02/2017
senior planning officer0.85%EN01/22/201722/01/2017
labour council deputy leader2.56%EN10/19/201619/10/2016
executive0.85%EN09/15/201615/09/2016
counsellor8.55%EN09/11/201611/09/2016
membre0.85%FR06/07/201607/06/2016
councillors1.71%EN05/19/201619/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Ian WardEN86.71%
Ian WardFR13.29%


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