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Birmingham landlord fined for putting tenants’ lives at risk

By on 06/07/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

A well-known local landlord pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (6 July 2015) to failing to apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence and of breaching regulations. Amrik Singh Gill, age 56, of Vernon Avenue in Handsworth Wood was fined and has to pay a total of £19,418.57 for failing to obtain […]

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Startwell success as Birmingham tackles childhood obesity

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As we enter Childhood Obesity Week (July 6-12), sign-ups to a groundbreaking Birmingham initiative launched to tackle the issue has almost doubled in less than 12 months.

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Growing the UK economy through a Midlands Engine

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A West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) that has plans to become an economic powerhouse and attract investment, increase productivity and create thousands of jobs for the region, published its plans for the future.

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Today’s Birmingham City Council meetings – July 6

By on 06/07/2015 in Meetings/Minutes, News with 0 Comments

Click on the link below for details of today’s Birmingham City Council meetings. https://birmingham.cmis.uk.com/birmingham/Meetings.aspx

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Opening dates announced for New Street station and Grand Central

By on 06/07/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Opening dates revealed for Birmingham New Street station and Grand Central The long-awaited opening dates for Birmingham New Street station and Grand Central have been confirmed. Birmingham New Street station, with its stunning atrium and huge concourse, will open its doors on Sunday 20 September. Grand Central, the shopping complex built above the station, complete […]

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Food waste in Birmingham

Cllr Lisa Trickett has responded to campaigners calling for food waste recycling to be introduced in the city

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Media Watch – July 2

By on 02/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

‘I’ll turn this region into an economic powerhouse’ (Birmingham Post) Business Secretary Sajid Javid has said he will offer his full backing to the emerging plans for a combined authority

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Birmingham jewellers shop fined for hallmarking offences

By on 01/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham jewellers shop has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 after selling gold jewellery which did not bear a recognised hallmark and offering ’22 carat gold’ jewellery which did not contain enough gold to be described as such. Shiza Gold Factory Ltd – trading as Shiza Jewellers, in Stratford Road, Sparkhill – appeared […]

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Don’t be scammed this summer

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Complaints about rogue builders and tradesmen rise along with the temperature during the summer, so residents are being invited to attend advice roadshows

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Low-emissions vehicle trial moves up a gear

Further research and development into the use of low-emissions vehicles is being spearheaded by staff from Birmingham City Council

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