Children get on two wheels thanks to firm

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75 children from Birmingham are receiving a two-wheeled surprise after Kwik Fit donated bicycles to pupils at 10 schools

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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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Lack of stairs only escalates the inactivity problem

By on 28/04/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, makes the case for more stairs as Birmingham faces up to an inactivity crisis. Listening to the news this morning, I was interested to hear that the escalators at New St Station are in urgent need of repair. Well here’s a novel idea: Why not take the […]

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Media Watch – April 28

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Call for power to go to all councils (Birmingham Mail) Council leaders have demanded that whoever forms the next government hands power to local authorities End of a Brum chapter (Birmingham Mail) Images of the demolition of the Central Library Birmingham tackles inactivity with running plan (BBC online, Guardian) Birmingham […]

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Reminder: Extended hours for Household Recycling Centres

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Residents are being reminded the city’s three “super” Household Recycling Centres are open from 8am-8pm daily during the summer season.

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Media Watch – April 27

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Continued widespread coverage of the local election campaign Free health checks at Vaisakhi Mela (BBC Midlands Today, BBC WM, Great Barr Observer) Visitors to one of the world’s largest Vaisakhi celebrations were offered a potentially life-saving health ‘MOT’ as Birmingham Public Health joined forces with health colleagues to carry out […]

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Today’s Birmingham City Council meetings – April 27

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Click on the link below for details of today’s Birmingham City Council meetings. http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/democracy/Pages/Index.aspx

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This week’s council meetings: April 27 – May 1

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Details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings.

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Sign-up for election updates on WhatsApp

By on 24/04/2015 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

With election day fast approaching, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to receive news and results. So we’re adding mobile messages via WhatsApp.

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Vaisakhi open air celebrations in Handsworth Park

By on 24/04/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Handsworth Park will once again play host to the largest outdoor Vaisakhi celebrations in Europe on Sunday (April 26). The Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Birmingham is organising the annual event, which is free to all members of the community. Running from 11am to 6.30pm, the event will include Sikh cultural activities, children’s inflatable play […]

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Take the healthy option at Vaisakhi Mela

By on 24/04/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

As thousands of people head to Handsworth Park for the Vaisakhi Mela, Lead Public Health Nurse, Elaine George, urges revelers to make the most of a potentially life-saving opportunity.

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