Digging for victory in allotments battle
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Digging for victory in Birmingham allotments battle

Vegetables have been grown at allotments next to an athletics venue for 120 years.

But when that venue is set to host a major international event, marrows and courgettes suddenly face a hurdle amid redevelopment plans.

The Commonwealth Games come to Birmingham's Alexander Stadium when the city hosts in 2022, threatening the future of Walsall Road Allotments.

But a group of 120 plot-holders battling to save the site has learned of a council breakthrough.

But what role did a cat play?

  • 12 Apr 2019
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