Archive for April, 2016

Who dumped waste on this Digbeth street?

By on 29/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s squad of waste enforcement officers are appealing for witnesses after a road in Digbeth was blocked by flytippers today (29 April 2016). Officers were alerted to the waste dumped on Lower Darwin Street this afternoon, which was strewn across the pavement and road. Abandoning rubbish (flytipping) is illegal and offenders can face […]

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Spotting the potential for e-cigarettes

By on 28/04/2016 in Blog with 0 Comments

Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, welcomes a major new report from the Royal College of Physicians on the potential for ‘vaping’.

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Builder ordered to pay nearly £4,000 for flytipping in Selly Oak

A Birmingham man responsible for a large volume of flytipping in Selly Oak, which included building rubble, doors and cement asbestos, has today (28 April) been ordered to pay nearly £4,000. Mazafar Ali, 42, of Stechford Road, Birmingham, admitted nine offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, following a successful prosecution brought by Birmingham City […]

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Birmingham shisha report to be presented to Government

By on 28/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham study into air quality inside shisha bars is to be handed into Government health chiefs in a bid to secure greater enforcement powers for councils.

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Birmingham to host major international marathon in 2017

By on 28/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham will join the great cities of the world by hosting a marathon running event. To be staged for the first time in October 2017, the Birmingham International Marathon will cement the city’s position as the European Capital of Running. The 26.2-mile event will be the inaugural run announced in a newly formed Great Run […]

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Health boss backs calls for smokers to be offered e-cigs

By on 28/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham health boss Dr Adrian Phillips today welcomed calls from the Royal College of Physicians for smokers to be offered and encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit.

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Gritting alert – April 27

By on 27/04/2016 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

With unseasonably cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 9.30pm tonight. Please take care if you’re out and about. 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 following RSS […]

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National award for Birmingham Carers Hub

By on 26/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A groundbreaking partnership launched to help Birmingham’s growing army of carers has won national recognition at the Third Sector 2016 Business Charity Awards.

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Bull Ring Open Market is getting a £1m facelift

By on 26/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s historic Open Market is undergoing a £1m refurbishment, giving the site a fresher look for shoppers and traders. Work on brightening the stalls, laying new tarmac floors and landscaping works is being carried out while the market is closed.  However it will be business as usual for stallholders and shoppers Tuesdays to Saturdays. A ‘living […]

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Easy ways to hit the ground running in Birmingham

By on 26/04/2016 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Wellbeing Service’s Walk, Jog Run Programme Manager Gaynor Roberts urges Brummies to get off the couch and start running.

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