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What would the cast of Spitting Image make of the Commonwealth Games bid?

In the 1980's Birmingham launched a bid to host the 1992 Olympic games - losing out to Barcelona. As the city pressed ahead with attempts to impress the judges, the cast of ITV's Spitting Image launched their own initiative to back the campaign. What would they make of the new attempts to bring one of the worlds greatest sporting events to the second city?

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Do you want Birmingham to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games?

It could create thousands of jobs and generate millions of pounds in revenue for local businesses.

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To ensure we can win the bid we must all get behind it, that's the message according to Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, Councillor Ian Ward.

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Head of John Lewis runs for West Midlands Mayor

Head of John Lewis runs for West Midlands Mayor Credit: PA

It has been confirmed this evening that Andy Street, the head of John Lewis, will run as the Conservative candidate for the West Midlands.

He had been the favourite for the role and the Tories officially confirmed him as their candidate tonight.

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