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Why counterfeiting is not a victimless crime

By on 31/03/2015 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulation and Enforcement, looks at why that ‘must-buy’ designer bargain may cost more than you think – urging consumers to be ‘fake aware’. Whether it’s a sold-out-everywhere Frozen doll, that must-have designer bag or shoes, it can be tempting to snap up a ‘bargain’ when you think you’ve seen one. But […]

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Media Watch – March 31

By on 31/03/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council stories Baby shake death ‘not preventable’ (Birmingham Mail and BBC News Online): Report on findings of  Birmingham Children Safeguarding Board’s serious case review into the death of Harli Delves-Reid, who suffered significant brain damage after being shaken by her father Kurt Delves in December 2010. The BCSB report states the death […]

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Have you registered to vote?

By on 30/03/2015 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

REMINDER: The deadline to register to vote in May’s elections is 20 April 2015.

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Parents are willing to hear the obesity message

By on 30/03/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Birmingham Public Health dietician Eleanor McGee reflects on reports that many parents are unaware their children are overweight. Not for the first time in recent years, childhood obesity is in the news, with today’s headlines focussing on reports that parents hardly ever spot obesity in their children. The reports go onto state that: “Modern parents […]

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Media Watch – March 30

By on 30/03/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Libraries may be saved in rescue plan (Birmingham Mail, Monday) A rescue deal which will save all of Birmingham’s 39 community libraries from closure is close to being agreed. Deputy Leader quoted. Brum pledges to take another 50 Syrian refugees (Birmingham Mail, Monday) Birmingham is set to take in an […]

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This week’s council meetings: March 30 – April 3

By on 30/03/2015 in Meetings/Minutes, News with 0 Comments

Click on the link below for details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings. http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/democracy/Pages/Index.aspx To view meeting webcasts go to: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/homeClick on the link below for details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings. http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/democracy/Pages/Index.aspx To view meeting webcasts go to: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

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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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