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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Who dumped waste on this Digbeth street?

By on 29/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s squad of waste enforcement officers are appealing for witnesses after a road in Digbeth was blocked by flytippers today (29 April 2016). Officers were alerted to the waste dumped on Lower Darwin Street this afternoon, which was strewn across the pavement and road. Abandoning rubbish (flytipping) is illegal and offenders can face […]

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Spotting the potential for e-cigarettes

By on 28/04/2016 in Blog with 0 Comments

Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, welcomes a major new report from the Royal College of Physicians on the potential for ‘vaping’.

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Builder ordered to pay nearly £4,000 for flytipping in Selly Oak

By on 28/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham man responsible for a large volume of flytipping in Selly Oak, which included building rubble, doors and cement asbestos, has today (28 April) been ordered to pay nearly £4,000. Mazafar Ali, 42, of Stechford Road, Birmingham, admitted nine offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, following a successful prosecution brought by Birmingham City […]

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Birmingham shisha report to be presented to Government

By on 28/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham study into air quality inside shisha bars is to be handed into Government health chiefs in a bid to secure greater enforcement powers for councils.

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Birmingham to host major international marathon in 2017

By on 28/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham will join the great cities of the world by hosting a marathon running event. To be staged for the first time in October 2017, the Birmingham International Marathon will cement the city’s position as the European Capital of Running. The 26.2-mile event will be the inaugural run announced in a newly formed Great Run […]

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Health boss backs calls for smokers to be offered e-cigs

By on 28/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham health boss Dr Adrian Phillips today welcomed calls from the Royal College of Physicians for smokers to be offered and encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit.

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Gritting alert – April 27

By on 27/04/2016 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

With unseasonably cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 9.30pm tonight. 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 via the following RSS […]

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National award for Birmingham Carers Hub

By on 26/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A groundbreaking partnership launched to help Birmingham’s growing army of carers has won national recognition at the Third Sector 2016 Business Charity Awards.

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Bull Ring Open Market is getting a £1m facelift

By on 26/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s historic Open Market is undergoing a £1m refurbishment, giving the site a fresher look for shoppers and traders. Work on brightening the stalls, laying new tarmac floors and landscaping works is being carried out while the market is closed.  However it will be business as usual for stallholders and shoppers Tuesdays to Saturdays. A ‘living […]

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Easy ways to hit the ground running in Birmingham

By on 26/04/2016 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Wellbeing Service’s Walk, Jog Run Programme Manager Gaynor Roberts urges Brummies to get off the couch and start running.

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