Archive for November, 2015

Motor trader sentenced over replica Ferrari

By on 30/11/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham trader has been ordered to pay £11,623 after being found guilty of misleading a customer over the condition of a replica Ferrari at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (30 November 2015). Sajid Ramzan, 34, who ran A45 Motor Centre, based at 1200 Coventry Road, Yardley, was found guilty in his absence of five offences […]

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Housing advice centre consultation to start

By on 30/11/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Anyone who uses or has used one of Birmingham’s housing advice centres is invited to have their say on the future homeless and housing advice service. Cabinet member for Neighbourhood Management & Homes, Cllr John Cotton, said: “We currently have four housing advice centres across the city, however some people have experienced delays in receiving […]

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 Opportunity for Birmingham residents to probe Council’s progress

By on 30/11/2015 in Improvement Panel, News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel, appointed by the government to monitor Birmingham City Council’s improvement programme, has announced plans for its third public meeting.

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HIV home testing proves popular in Birmingham

By on 25/11/2015 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

A growing number of people in Birmingham and Solihull are home testing for a range of sexually transmitted infections including HIV.

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REMINDER: Waste collections – Christmas 2015

By on 25/11/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Residents in Birmingham are being reminded of this year’s Christmas waste collection arrangements with one month until festivities begin

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Good progress for children’s services

By on 24/11/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Reports setting out progress made in children’s social care services and education are to go before the city council. Children’s social care is over a year into its three-year improvement plan and the report sets out progress so far and plans for the next two years. The next two years will focus on improving social […]

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Southside secures Yes vote for BID 2

By on 24/11/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Southside Business Improvement District has secured a mandate for a second term from April 2016 following a resounding Yes vote from businesses within Birmingham’s most diverse district. To secure a yes, voters needed to make up the majority of the ballot turnout by both number and ratable value. Southside received 83% of the vote with […]

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Statement from new Labour Group Leader Councillor John Clancy

By on 24/11/2015 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Councillor John Clancy, the new Leader of Birmingham Labour Group, said: “It is with a great sense of honour and responsibility that I take on this new role of Leader of the Labour Group. “I want to thank the other leadership candidates for conducting an open and respectful debate – and for all of their […]

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It’s going to start buzzing in our cities

By on 23/11/2015 in News with 0 Comments

An ambitious programme of activity to create flower-rich areas for bees, butterflies and other pollinators in eight UK cities is being launched in Birmingham by charity Buglife today (23 November 2015). The first phase of Urban Buzz, a three-year project which has received £1 million funding from Biffa Award, will create new lush pastures in […]

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Gritting alert – 22 November

By on 22/11/2015 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

It’s going to be cold overnight so the Birmingham gritters will be heading out from 7pm (Sunday 22 November); please take care on the roads. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get this information via the […]

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