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£3million hydrogen bus boost for Birmingham

Cleaner, greener buses will be coming to Birmingham after £3milllion was awarded to a city council-led partnership project by the Department for Transport and the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles. Commenting on the support shown for the scheme, Anne Shaw, Assistant Director for Transportation and Connectivity at Birmingham City Council said: “It is great that […]

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Trading Standards receive recognition for Hajj campaign

By on 22/07/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team received recognition for their work in tackling Hajj fraud at the launch of a national Hajj health and safety campaign this week. The Association of British Hujjaj runs an annual Hajj health and safety campaign for pilgrims from the UK performing Hajj, but in recent years it has also […]

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HydraForce reveals £10 million factory at Advanced Manufacturing Hub

By on 22/07/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

The first manufacturer to commit to Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub at Aston Hall Road, after building a brand new 120,000 sq ft (11,150 sqm) factory, will officially open its facility today.

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Team GB badminton squad prepare for Rio in Brum

By on 21/07/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Team GB’s badminton squad and some of Europe’s finest players were preparing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena this week. Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, met some of the players during a break in training earlier today (21 July 2016), including Kirsty Gilmour and Rajiv Ouseph, to […]

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McDonald’s sign litter agreement to clean up city sites

McDonald’s today (20 July 2016) signed a voluntary agreement with Birmingham City Council, promising to pick up litter in the streets immediately around its 18 restaurants in the city. The fast food firm is the latest business to sign up to this pledge, and as part of this McDonald’s restaurants across Birmingham carry out regular […]

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Birmingham Hajj and Umrah pilgrims urged to check health advice

By on 20/07/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Muslims planning to travel to Saudi Arabia for the annual for the Hajj and Umrah have been urged to check the latest health advice before booking trips.

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Birmingham school pupils name road for latest housing scheme

Children from New Hall Junior School in Sutton Coldfield helped to celebrate the latest Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) housing development after they named the new road for a bungalow scheme ‘Hall Croft’. Four two-bedroom dormer bungalows and one single story two-bedroom bungalow were completed two weeks ago and the new residents have just moved […]

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Children’s services trust – the case for change

As the first cabinet report about moving the city council’s children’s services towards a trust is published, setting out the case for change and exploring a range of options, Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children, families and schools, sets out the case for change. We are at the start of the third year of […]

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Birmingham to remember Srebrenica victims

Birmingham City Council will commemorate the victims of the Srebrenica massacre with a memorial event hosted in collaboration with charitable organisation Remembering Srebrenica. The Srebrenica Memorial Event takes place on Monday, July 25, 2016, in the Banqueting Suite of the Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, from 6.15pm to 8pm. The event forms part of a […]

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Enjoy the sun – stay out of the water

By on 18/07/2016 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

With Birmingham set to bask in the sunshine this week, the city council has warned people to stay out of ponds, lakes and canals across the city. The city is set for a mini heatwave this week, with temperatures set to hit 30C (86F) by Tuesday. And Cabinet member for Health and Social Care Cllr […]

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