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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Food firm ordered to pay £31,369 for dirty conditions

By on 27/03/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham food trader was ordered to pay £31,369 after being found guilty of seven offences under Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (27 March 2015). Mushtaqs Ltd, based in Stratford Road, Sparkhill, was fined £24,000 and ordered to pay £7,249 costs and a victim surcharge of £120. Environmental health officers, […]

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Court orders jeweller to pay £8,288

By on 27/03/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham jewellery firm was today (27 March 2015) ordered to pay a total of £8,288 after pleading guilty to 13 offences, under the Hallmarking Act 1973. Yousaf Jewellers, based in Coventry Road, Small Heath, was fined £500 for each offence (£6,500) ordered to pay costs of £1,738 and a £50 victim surcharge at Birmingham […]

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Media Watch – March 27

By on 27/03/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Trojan Horse head quits for a second time (Birmingham Mail) The head teacher of Oldknow academy has quit for a second time Fly-tipping next to Harry’s centre ‘soul-destroying’ (Birmingham Mail) The mother of young hero Harry Moseley was outraged after rubbish was dumped outside a new drop-in cancer care centre. […]

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Last chance to apply for a FREE bike

By on 26/03/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Would-be cyclists have just days left to apply for the next stage of a FREE bike giveaway in Birmingham. Hundreds of people across the city have already put their names into the hat for Big Birmingham Bikes, with the first wave of 1,500 cycles already allocated. Now applicants have a second chance, with another 1,500 […]

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Media Watch – March 26

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: ‘We want to be where entrepreneurial Britain is strongest’ (Birmingham Post) Interview with HSBC Bank chief about the decision to move the HSBC head office to Birmingham.   Double page spread also quotes Sir Albert Bore. Tower must stay put until new one gets the go-ahead (Birmingham Post) Developers of a […]

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Work to start on four new leisure centres for Birmingham

By on 25/03/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has awarded a 15 year contract to Serco for work at nine leisure centres across the city – including the design and build of four new pools. Birmingham City Council’s assistant director for sport and events, Steve Hollingworth, said: “On behalf of the city council I would like to offer my warmest […]

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Motorists advised of tunnels night closure

By on 25/03/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Motorists who travel in and around Birmingham overnight are being advised of evening tunnels closures which will see the A38 St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels closed from 10pm until 6am from Wednesday 1st April until Friday 8th May 2015. The night time closures are being scheduled to carry out a number of combined activities including […]

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Media Watch – March 25

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories HSBC headquarters to relocate from London to Birmingham (BBC, FT, Guardian, Telegraph, Times, Birmingham Mail, BBC WM, Midlands Business Insider, City AM, Citywire) The headquarters of the personal and business arm of HSBC bank will relocate from London to Birmingham, it has been announced. Why HSBC’s move to Birmingham is […]

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Gritting alert – March 24

By on 24/03/2015 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

It may be spring but temperatures are set to drop overnight, so the Birmingham gritters are heading out to treat the roads at 8pm. 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 […]

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HSBC to create head office in Birmingham

By on 24/03/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

HSBC to create the head office of ring-fenced bank in Birmingham •    Around 1,000 roles will relocate to Birmingham •    Global bank to serve its UK personal and business customers from Birmingham •    HSBC joins a growing number of international firms locating in the city •    Move to Arena Central is the largest property deal […]

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