Archive for July, 2017

Hajj travel firm and director ordered to pay £71,417

By on 19/07/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A Small Heath travel firm offering Hajj and Umrah trips and its director have been ordered to pay £71,417 after admitting it had misled customers, at Birmingham Crown Court today (19 July 2017) Birmingham City Council successfully prosecuted Holy Makkah Tours Limited – which also traded as MB Travels and Euro Bangla – following an […]

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Encampments banned from city parks for two years

By on 18/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has successfully gained two injunctions banning encampments from moving onto four city parks and recreation grounds until July 2019. A High Court judge issued the injunctions – covering Perry Park and Alexander Stadium, and Selly Oak Park, Selly Park Recreation Ground and Hazelwell Park, in Stirchley – yesterday (17 July 2017). The ruling […]

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Green Flag success for Birmingham parks and crematoria

It’s official – Birmingham has 17 of Britain’s best green spaces. Kings Norton Park wins Green Flag status for the first time this year, while 14 other Birmingham parks have retained theirs. Sutton Coldfield Crematorium and Kings Norton Cemetery have also retained their Green Flag status. The accolade, awarded by Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and […]

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Birmingham Children’s Trust takes next step forward

By on 18/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A report setting out which services will be transferred to Birmingham Children’s Trust is to go to the city council’s cabinet. The trust is currently in a ‘shadow’ period in order to test governance arrangements with the council, prior to full transition in April 2018. It will operate as a wholly-owned company. As well as […]

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Library of Birmingham to set up partnership with The REP

By on 17/07/2017 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A report outlining plans for the Library of Birmingham and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The REP) to develop a commercial partnership is set to be approved by Cabinet next week (Tuesday, 25 July 2017). This arrangement, which is due to come into effect in October 2017, would see two of the city’s leading cultural assets […]

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Travel agents targeted in Hajj fraud operation

By on 14/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Trading Standards officers and the City Of London Police have visited travel agents across Birmingham that were identified as potentially selling unlicensed package tours to Mecca. Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team, working with City of London Police as part of a national initiative to combat Hajj fraud, visited 12 businesses yesterday (13 July 2017). […]

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Connecting Stories opens tomorrow at Library of Birmingham

By on 14/07/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The Library of Birmingham and the British Library are delighted to announce that Connecting Stories: Our British Asian Heritage, opens tomorrow (Saturday 15 July). This exhibition and community project celebrates the important role South Asian culture has played in forming Britain and Birmingham’s history and identity. The archive material in the exhibition will focus on the […]

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The Library of Birmingham is officially first class

By on 14/07/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

LIBRARY OF BIRMINGHAM INCLUDED IN SPECIAL STAMP SET ISSUED BY ROYAL MAIL TO CELEBRATE CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN THE UK The Library of Birmingham has been included in a set of new Special Stamps issued today (14 July 2017) by Royal Mail that celebrate 10 iconic buildings in the UK. Designed by Francine Houben, of the Dutch […]

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Birmingham ‘Rights Rangers’ promoting children’s rights

By on 13/07/2017 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Children across Birmingham schools have been learning all about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – and how they can embed these values in their daily school lives. Working with Unicef, schools are working towards the Rights Respecting School award. So far 191 schools have received training, with 116 achieving their Recognition […]

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