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Why Birmingham is a multicultural success story

Newcomers have revitalised the city

Rangeeli or Colours of Birmingham Parade which celebrates the South Asian heritage of the City Aaron Chown/PA

Rangeeli or Colours of Birmingham Parade which celebrates the South Asian heritage of the City Aaron Chown/PA

By 2016, more than 1.1m people lived in Birmingham. Thanks to sharp growth in its population since the millennium, the city is larger now than it was during the industrial heyday of the 1960s. In common with big cities all over Europe, this expansion is driven by migration. Some families came with the rush…

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