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The autumn Professional Review session will include for the first time a Birmingham review centre. The Birmingham reviews are planned for 14-16 October and will be held at Jury's Inn, 245 Broad Street. It is hoped that the take up will justify Birmingham as a permanent review centre. Details about applications for review at this and all other autumn centres can be found on the ICE website.

A free consultation seminar on the draft local government bill will take place at the ICE at 2.30pm on Tuesday. The subjects covered will range from changes in trading in local authorities, accounting standards, and fund raising through Business Improvement Districts. To attend, e-mail oad. osanda@btinternet. com lICE Wales has enlarged and enhanced its presence in Cardiff by expanding its Bay Chambers office to include a high quality 'front of house' facility for meetings and receptions. The new suite sits alongside the existing office space, permanent home to ICE Wales and its tenants Sustrans and the Institution of Logistics & Transport. Any members wishing to use the new facilities at a subsidised rate should contact Eileen Taylor (029) 2063 0561 or e-mail eileentaylor@constructionplus.net

Urban environments could be made more attractive for people to live, walk and work in if cars and other traffic hardware were less shiny and aggressive, according to the latest issue (Vol 151 no 2) of the ICE Municipal Engineer journal. Summaries of all papers can be read at www. municipalengineer. com.

The ICE's electronic newsletter service, Infoshare, has been updated. Designed to be more user friendly and slicker looking, members can subscribe to the free service at www. infoshare. org. uk.

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