Archive for April, 2015

Flyposter ordered to pay £1,500

By on 30/04/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Staffordshire man was ordered to pay £1,500 after illegally flyposting adverts onto traffic lights in Erdington at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (30 April 2015). Luke Madden, 29, of Dimbles Lane, Lichfield, who did not attend court and was found guilty in his absence of one offence under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, […]

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Media Watch – April 30

By on 30/04/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Enterprise zone expansion could mean 36,000 jobs (Birmingham Post) Coverage of various pledges and promises made by the political parties during the election campaign.

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Birmingham election updates on WhatsApp

By on 29/04/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has launched an election updates service via mobile messaging service WhatsApp.

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Media Watch – April 29

By on 29/04/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Laughing gas warning in Birmingham (Heart) Birmingham Public Health expert says more education is needed to stop young people thinking that taking laughing gas isn’t dangerous – simply because it’s classed as a legal high. End of the car age: how cities outgrew the automobile (Guardian) Piece on cities across […]

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Lack of stairs only escalates the inactivity problem

By on 28/04/2015 in Blog with 1 Comment

Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, makes the case for more stairs as Birmingham faces up to an inactivity crisis. Listening to the news this morning, I was interested to hear that the escalators at New St Station are in urgent need of repair. Well here’s a novel idea: Why not take the […]

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Media Watch – April 28

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Call for power to go to all councils (Birmingham Mail) Council leaders have demanded that whoever forms the next government hands power to local authorities End of a Brum chapter (Birmingham Mail) Images of the demolition of the Central Library Birmingham tackles inactivity with running plan (BBC online, Guardian) Birmingham […]

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Reminder: Extended hours for Household Recycling Centres

By on 28/04/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Residents are being reminded the city’s three “super” Household Recycling Centres are open from 8am-8pm daily during the summer season.

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Children get on two wheels thanks to firm

By on 27/04/2015 in News with 0 Comments

75 children from Birmingham are receiving a two-wheeled surprise after Kwik Fit donated bicycles to pupils at 10 schools

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Media Watch – April 27

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Continued widespread coverage of the local election campaign Free health checks at Vaisakhi Mela (BBC Midlands Today, BBC WM, Great Barr Observer) Visitors to one of the world’s largest Vaisakhi celebrations were offered a potentially life-saving health ‘MOT’ as Birmingham Public Health joined forces with health colleagues to carry out […]

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This week’s council meetings: April 27 – May 1

By on 27/04/2015 in Meetings/Minutes, News with 0 Comments

Details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings.

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