Jonathan Horsfall

Big Birmingham Bikes win prestigious Ashden Award

Big Birmingham Bikes (BBB), a pioneering Birmingham City Council scheme to get residents onto two wheels, has jointly won the 2017 Ashden Award for Clean Air in Towns and Cities. BBB offers free bicycles to Birmingham residents living in deprived areas. Recipients also receive basic training in cycle maintenance and BBB provide lessons for those […]

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National Clean Air Day activities confirmed

By on 08/06/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Details of activities taking place across Birmingham for the first ever National Clean Air Day have been confirmed. Environmental charity Global Action Plan is working with Birmingham City Council and its partners to host a series of events across the city on Thursday, June 15, as part of a national day of activities designed to […]

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City sandwich bar fined £35,000 for mice activity

By on 08/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A popular Birmingham sandwich bar was ordered to pay £35,000 after being found guilty of three offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (8 June 2017). Philpotts Ltd – which is based at 146 Sarehole Road, Birmingham B28 8DT and runs Philpotts at 34 Bennetts Hill, in the […]

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National Clean Air Day in Birmingham

By on 23/05/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Employers, schools and communities in Birmingham are being urged to get involved in the first ever National Clean Air Day next month. Environmental charity Global Action Plan is working with Birmingham City Council and its partners to host a series of events across the city on Thursday, June 15, as part of a national day […]

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Candidates announced for Hall Green and Perry Barr by-elections

By on 05/04/2017 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

The following persons have been nominated for the election of a councillor in the Hall Green and Perry Barr wards on Thursday, 4 May 2017: HALL GREEN Alan Blumenthal – UK Independence Party (UKIP) Tanveer Choudhry – Liberal Democrats Liz Clements – Labour Party Gareth Courage – Green Party Obaid Khan – Conservative Party PERRY […]

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Candidates announced for West Midlands Combined Authority mayoral election

By on 04/04/2017 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

The following persons have been nominated for the election of a Mayor for the West Midlands Combined Authority on Thursday 4 May 2017: James Burn – Green Party Pete Durnell – UK Independence Party (UKIP) Beverley Anne Nielsen – Liberal Democrats Sion Llewelyn Simon – Labour and Co-operative Party Graham John Stevenson – Communist  Andy Street […]

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Birmingham ranks as leading English city outside London for quality of life

By on 31/03/2017 in Uncategorised99 with 0 Comments

Birmingham retains its position in Mercer’s global Quality of Living Index City ranks as leading UK destination outside London in new ‘City Infrastructure’ ranking Birmingham has been ranked as having the highest quality of life of any English city outside of the capital, by the global Mercer Quality of Living Report 2017. The survey places […]

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Birmingham awarded £2.9m for major electric taxi scheme

By on 28/03/2017 in Uncategorised99 with 0 Comments

Work to improve air quality in Birmingham has taken a significant step forward after it was announced that the city council will receive £2.9 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to implement an electric taxi infrastructure across the city. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) funding will enable the council to proceed with […]

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Birmingham awarded £2.9m for major electric taxi scheme

Work to improve air quality in Birmingham has taken a significant step forward after it was announced today that the city council will receive £2.9 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to implement an electric taxi infrastructure across the city. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) funding will enable the council to proceed […]

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Don’t lose your voice: register to vote

By on 08/03/2017 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

People in Birmingham are being reminded to ensure their voices are heard in May’s elections. Anyone wishing to vote must first be registered to do so – and the deadline for registration is 13 April 2017. After this date, anyone who has not registered will not be able to vote in the West Midlands Mayoral election […]

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