Spot the warning signs of sexual exploitation this Christmas

As the festive season approaches, people are reminded to be aware of key warning signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE). The see me, hear me partnership made up of West Midlands councils and West Midlands Police is highlighting signs of this hidden crime in the run up to Christmas, to help people identify concerns and […]

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Response to Ofsted full inspection of children’s social care

By on 25/11/2016 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Response to the Ofsted full inspection of Birmingham children’s social care The publication of the Ofsted report confirms that the overall rating is ‘inadequate’ as we previously acknowledged we would be at this stage in our improvement journey, but we remain on track in terms of progress made. The report confirms significant progress; indeed, some […]

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Gritting alert – 7 November

By on 07/11/2016 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

With cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 7pm tonight and footways from 4am. 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 […]

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Average speed enforcement (ASE) camera project

By on 13/06/2016 in Cllr Stacey, News with 0 Comments

UPDATE: Please note that the cameras went live on August 8 – find out why here.  New ASE cameras will be installed and switched on in Birmingham and Solihull on July 18, it has been confirmed. A plan to reintroduce camera speed enforcement on the roads of Birmingham and Solihull was formally agreed late last […]

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Finding new ways to invest in arts and culture

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

Birmingham is launching a Cultural Investment Inquiry to look at new ways of investing in the arts and culture sector. Working together, the partners (including Aston Business School, Birmingham City Council, Culture Central, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and Arts Council England) will draw heavily on the commercial and analytical skills of the city’s business […]

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Library of Birmingham is a global hit

By on 23/02/2016 in Blog, Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

  Visitors from around the globe have been singing the praises of the Library of Birmingham. Simply click on the map above to see what people think. Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for learning, skills and culture, said: “Since the Library of Birmingham opened it has been attracting visitors from within the city, around the UK […]

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Greater Icknield transformation vision

By on 22/02/2016 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A vision for the sustainable transformation of the area between the City Hospital and Edgbaston Reservoir has been approved. The Greater Icknield Masterplan provides guidance on how over 60 hectares bordering the west side of the city centre can be developed. It is the largest brownfield housing-led redevelopment proposal in Birmingham, with the potential to […]

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Gritters ready to go as winter service starts

By on 30/09/2015 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s highways partner, Amey, launch the city’s winter maintenance service tomorrow (Thursday 1st October) with gritter drivers ready and waiting for the first cold snap of the season. In the five winters since Amey started delivering the service in 2010, the fleet of 25 gritters have travelled 212,000 miles spreading salt on the […]

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Birmingham – our city transformed

By on 28/09/2015 in Blog, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, reflects on the renaissance of Birmingham and what it means for the future of the city. Birmingham has just seen two major milestones in the ongoing transformation of the city, with the opening of New Street station and Grand Central. But when talking about transformation, ‘ongoing’ is […]

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Final countdown to Birmingham New Street station’s big unveil

By on 18/09/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Final countdown to Birmingham New Street station’s big unveil Network Rail today (18 September) entered the final countdown to opening Birmingham New Street station after a five-year, £750m transformation. Boasting an iconic new atrium over a huge passenger concourse – five times the size of London Euston’s – the station, which opens its doors to […]

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Why partnerships are essential for the Library of Birmingham

Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culture, talks about why partnerships are essential for the Library of Birmingham. First of all, let’s deal with the obvious: this year’s cuts to the Library of Birmingham’s opening hours have been hugely controversial and difficult. It is an extraordinary, iconic building and service that’s helped […]

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Birmingham Curzon takes major step forward

By on 20/07/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan is set to be adopted by the city council at its cabinet meeting on the 27 July. The masterplan, which was launched for public consultation in 2014, sets out proposals to deliver a world class integrated city centre terminus station – Birmingham Curzon – along with major regeneration across Eastside, […]

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Sutton Town Council consultative ballot – Yes vote

By on 17/07/2015 in News with 1 Comment

The Sutton Town Council consultative ballot, which forms part of a wider consultation, closed at 3pm on Thursday 16 July 2015. In answer to the question – Should a Town Council be established for the Parliamentary constituency of Sutton Coldfield with the City of Birmingham?  – close to 70% of the vote was in favour […]

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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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Industrial Strategy – council leader responds

By on 23/01/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham well placed to benefit from Industrial Strategy, but Prime Minister will be judged by results, says council leader

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Library of Birmingham & British Library win lottery grant for South Asian project

The Library of Birmingham and the British Library win Heritage Lottery Fund support to stage a major exhibition and public programme celebrating South Asian culture. Today (23 January 2017), the Library of Birmingham and the British Library have received £91,700 of National Lottery funding to present Documenting Histories, a partnership project celebrating the important role […]

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Gritting alert – Jan 22

By on 22/01/2017 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

  Gritting crews are heading out on the roads tonight at 6pm. Please do take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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Gritting alert – Jan 21

By on 21/01/2017 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Gritting crews are heading out on the roads at 6.30pm tonight. Please do take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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Poundland ordered to pay £152,000 for mice infestation

By on 20/01/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Midlands-based discount retailer was ordered to pay more than £152,000 after pleading guilty of eight offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, at Birmingham Crown Court today (20 January 2017). Poundland Ltd – which is based at Wellmans Road, Willenhall, and runs Poundland at 1-4 Corporation Street, in Birmingham city centre – […]

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Gritting alert – Jan 20

By on 20/01/2017 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Gritting crews are heading out on the roads at 7pm tonight and teams will be treating footways from 4am tomorrow morning. Please do take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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Great British Spring Clean: How to play your part

Birmingham City Council is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017 – building on a successful local day of action staged last November.

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Gritting alert – Jan 19

By on 19/01/2017 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Gritting crews are heading out on the roads at 7pm tonight. Please do take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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Muffin Break owners ordered to pay £13,582

By on 19/01/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Owners of a Birmingham coffee shop were ordered to pay £13,582 after pleading guilty to three offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (19 January 2017). Foodco UK LLP – which is based at Allways House, Castle Street, Cambridge, and runs Muffin Break at Unit 10, Grand […]

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We need to be bold and imaginative with adult care

Cllr Paulette Hamilton, cabinet member for health and social care, talks about how we must be bold and imaginative if we are to truly transform adult care. It is a year now since discussions around the Birmingham and Solihull STP (Sustainability and Transformation Plan) began and following agreement on priorities, governance and our triple aim […]

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