Election 2015 – candidates lists

By on 09/04/2015 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

The list of candidates contesting Birmingham’s ten parliamentary constituencies and 41 city council seats at the 2015 elections on Thursday 7 May

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Pupils join fight against underage alcohol and tobacco sales

By on 03/03/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is turning to the city’s schools for reinforcements in the battle against underage alcohol and tobacco sales. Trading Standards and Public Health officials are supporting the Trading Standards Institute’s ‘Create a Campaign’competition, which calls on teams of young people aged 12-15 to get creative in the fight against underage sales. The ‘Create […]

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Man sentenced for selling devices enabling illegal games to be played

By on 22/05/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham man has today (May 22) been sentenced by magistrates for selling devices enabling Nintendo DS consoles to play downloaded counterfeit computer games. Graham Gibbs, 46, of Coventry Road, has been sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 24 months, and ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work after admitting 11 […]

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Sutton Town Council – council’s conclusions published

By on 22/05/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has today (Friday 22 May) published its conclusions regarding the proposal to create a Town Council for Sutton Coldfield within Birmingham.

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Media Watch – May 22

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: More mindless destruction by ‘mad axeman’ (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s ‘mad axeman’ has struck again causing a trail of destruction by mindlessly chopping down trees. Article links the latest vandalism at the River Cole to earlier vandalism at Cannon Hill Park and Farm Park. V puzzling city mystery solved (Birmingham Mail) […]

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Women’s Aid 35th birthday celebrated by councillors

By on 21/05/2015 in Cllr McKay, News, Video News with 0 Comments

A number of Birmingham City Councillors lent their support to an event celebrating 35 years of Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid

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Shortlisted Centenary Square designs go on public display

By on 21/05/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

People will have the chance to view and have their say on the final shortlisted designs in an innovative competition to redesign one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces when they go on display this week. The competition, launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City […]

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Lord Mayor’s Awards

By on 21/05/2015 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Each year the Lord Mayor of Birmingham invites nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Awards and this year they were given to CBSO Music Director Andris Nelsons and local shopkeeper John Bourke. Andris Nelsons was nominated by a number of people for his dedication to sustaining and promoting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s reputation as […]

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Video: Food safety and hygiene tips – parts 1 to 4

By on 21/05/2015 in News, Video News with 0 Comments

With another bank holiday weekend on the horizon, people looking to enjoy a family picnic, barbecue or a roast dinner are being reminded that food safety and hygiene is an essential ingredient for any meal.  Tony Di Duca, Senior Environmental Health Enforcement Officer with Birmingham City Council, and David Hurlestone, Executive Head Chef at the […]

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Introducing Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor

By on 21/05/2015 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor – Cllr Raymond Hassall – has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony which took place at the Council House on Tuesday (19 May) . He has represented Perry Barr Ward since 1990 and has been at the forefront of leisure, sport and culture in the city.  In his spare […]

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Media Watch – May 21

By on 21/05/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council stories Solihull leader backs plans for a combined authority (Birmingham Mail and Birmingham Post): Solihull Borough Council leader Bob Sleigh indicates the council would sign up to a combined authority. His pledge comes a day after Coventry City Council backed plans for a new body. Also The Post’s coverage also includes […]

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Birmingham Pride 2015 this weekend

By on 20/05/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham once again plays host to the UK’s biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) festival this coming bank holiday weekend (May 23 and 24). Now in its 19th successive year, the theme of this year’s Birmingham Pride will be ‘#FREEDOM – Together United’, inspired by the 2014 film ‘Pride’, which tells the story of […]

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