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Pioneering study finds dangerous pollution levels in shisha bars

By on 05/02/2016 in News, Video News with 0 Comments

> Revellers in shisha bars experience pollution levels higher than those in smog-hit Beijing, according to a report commissioned by Birmingham City Council – the first UK study of its kind. The investigation into air quality inside 12 shisha bars across the city found dangerous levels of carbon monoxide (CO) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) […]

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Popular city restaurant is fined £5,400  

By on 04/02/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A popular Birmingham restaurant pleaded guilty to eight offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (4 February 2016). The Chameleon, at 1 Hill Street, Birmingham, was ordered to pay a total of £7,174.25 – including a £5,400 fine and £1,774.25 towards costs. Birmingham City Council prosecuted Suitable […]

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Prestigious new Birmingham college gets green light

By on 04/02/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

The new National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham has been given the go-ahead after Birmingham City Council’s planning committee granted planning permission today (4 February). It is the latest milestone for the brand new, three-storey, 5,700 square metre building, which will be located on the site of the former Birmingham Science Park off […]

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Graduate Hub opens for second recruitment phase

By on 04/02/2016 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The largest local government graduate scheme for planning and regeneration professionals is set to launch its second phase of recruitment. Birmingham City Council’s Graduate Hub gives graduates who have completed a built environment degree a wide range of experience in planning, regeneration and housing development work to help them work towards becoming chartered professionals. As […]

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World Cancer Day: How we can all reduce our risk

By on 04/02/2016 in Blog, Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

To mark World Cancer Day, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Cllr Paulette Hamilton looks at the things we can all do to reduce our risk of developing cancer.

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Birmingham public to have their say at rail consultation events

By on 03/02/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Rail passengers, businesses and residents in Birmingham will be able to have their say on the future of the region’s rail services at two public events in the city next week. The government is asking for views on how the next West Midlands franchise – which covers the region’s local rail network, as well as […]

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Fresh approach to repairs for Birmingham council tenants

By on 02/02/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s council tenants will soon benefit from an improved repairs and maintenance service following an intensive evaluation process that also sees substantial savings estimated at around £13 million over the next four years. Currently, most tenants have two contractors to deal with – one for repairs and one for any issues with gas.  The new […]

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Chinese New Year celebrations in Birmingham

By on 02/02/2016 in Culture, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Chinese community is preparing to welcome in the Year of the Monkey on Sunday, February 7, with an afternoon of celebrations aimed at the whole family. Organised by the Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee in conjunction with Southside Business Improvement District (BID) and supported by Birmingham City Council, the event will include Chinese music, stalls, […]

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Older people encouraged to get vaccinated to avoid painful shingles

By on 02/02/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands is reminding eligible older people to get the shingles vaccine to help prevent the painful infection, following new figures showing a drop in vaccine coverage nationally. The shingles vaccine has been offered to people aged 70 years on 1 September 2015. People aged 78 years on 1 […]

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Opening up our data to make Birmingham cleaner

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director for Place at Birmingham City Council, blogs on the publication of data showing how clean the city’s wards are…

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