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New dog control orders for Birmingham

By on 26/02/2014 in News with 1 Comment

Dog owners across the city will see new regulations from 1 March as the city council implements five new Dog Control Orders.  Irresponsible owners who ignore the Orders face on-the-spot fixed penalty notice and fine of £80. Under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, the orders will tackle irresponsible dog owners who fail to […]

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Media Watch – Feb 21

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Top Birmingham City Council stories White boys still falling behind in classroom (B'ham Mail) A report into exam results revealed white working class boys are still under-performing at schools compared to children of other ethnic backgrounds in Birmingham.  Cabinet member for Children and Family Services, Cllr Brigid Jones, quoted. Brum proves top destination for investors […]

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Rogue trader siblings who targeted the vulnerable jailed

By on 18/02/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Two brothers have been jailed for almost eight years, in total, for making false claims about a home improvement service where vulnerable people paid for shoddy and unnecessary work. Sam Smith (31) was sentenced to five years and four months and Michael Smith (40) was sentenced to two years and seven months. Both pleaded guilty […]

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Media Watch – Feb 11

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council House policy plans ignore home share families (B'ham Mail) City Housing chiefs been accused ignoring families who share their home with frail and elderly relatives. Cllr Steve Bedser said: “It should be noted that the policy is not yet set in stone and the consultation runs until 17 February. […]

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Media Watch – Jan 31

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Transport boss: bus lane scheme is within the law (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham's bus lane scheme is legal, the city's transport boss Cllr Tahir Ali has claimed. Cllr Ali said: “We believe the signs are within the law. An independent traffic adjudicator has requested information before he makes a decision on […]

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Media Watch – Jan 28

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Tackling the misery caused by alcohol misuse (Midlands Today, BBC WM) Director of Public Health Dr Adrian Phillips interviewed about measures that can be taken in Birmingham to reduce problem drinking. Dr Phillips also urged the Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol. How Birmingham City Council used […]

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Media Watch – Jan 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Four libraries facing axe in £2m city cuts package (Birmingham Mail) Four of Birmingham's libraries face closure as part of a £2million package of cuts to the service. District committee chairman and chairwomen met with senior officers to consider budget proposals. A final decision is due next month. Online Firm […]

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Media Watch – Jan 21

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council chiefs give OK to new home for wholesale markets (Birmingham Mail) Council bosses have rubber-stamped the relocation of Birmingham Wholesale Markets ending a three-year saga over their future. Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council Ian Ward quoted. Council plans £1.5m Women’s Enterprise Centre for Sparkbrook (BBC Online) A £1.5m […]

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Bowled over: New Community Sports Hub for Billesley Common

By on 20/01/2014 in News with 0 Comments

A new purpose built Community Sports Hub which includes a six rink indoor bowls centre is set to grace Billesley Common in autumn 2014. The Hub, based in Selly Oak District, will enable the development of high level and grass roots sporting opportunities. The building will also incorporate a community sports stand and changing amenities. […]

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Media Watch – Jan 8

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Lord Mayor Elect: I'm honoured (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham councillor has said he is 'honoured' and 'privileged' to have been chosen by colleagues to be the city's next Lord Mayor. Bordesley Green councillor Shafique Shah is set to take over as First Citizen in May. Tributes for 'Mr Harborne' 51 […]

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