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Birmingham rogue landlord put tenants’ lives at risk

By on 26/05/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (26 May 2016) to failing to apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence and to 10 breaches of the House in Multiple Occupation Management Regulations. Salih Mahfood Hassan Mohamed, age 49, of Newton Road, Sparkhill, was fined and has to pay a total […]

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Taking Pride in Birmingham’s communities

As Birmingham marks Islam Awareness Week and prepares for the annual Birmingham Pride festival, new cabinet member for transparency, openness and equality Cllr Waseem Zaffar celebrates the contributions of these communities to the city. Cllr Zaffar said: “Birmingham is a fantastic, diverse, tolerant, warm and friendly city that welcomes people from all over the world and helps […]

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Birmingham’s international visitors pass the million mark

By on 25/05/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham achieved a record-breaking one million international visits last year – more than ever before.

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Ramadan advice for Birmingham diabetics

By on 25/05/2016 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Muslim diabetics in Birmingham have been urged not to put their health at risk by fasting during the forthcoming month of Ramadan.

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New Cabinet and Committee roles confirmed

By on 25/05/2016 in Bulletin, Cabinet, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet was confirmed at its Annual General Meeting yesterday (24 May 2016). The new Cabinet membership is set out below: Cllr John Clancy is the Leader Cllr Ian Ward is the Deputy Leader Cllr Brigid Jones is the Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Schools Cllr Lisa Trickett is the Cabinet […]

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Lord Mayor’s Awards for 2016

By on 24/05/2016 in Bulletin, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Each year the Lord Mayor of Birmingham invites nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Awards and this year they were given to: broadcaster Ed Doolan, charity worker Kim Douglas, environmentalist Peter Laybourn and musician Jeff Lynne. Ed Doolan was nominated in recognition of his outstanding achievement and exceptional service to the city of Birmingham and its […]

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Birmingham children’s services – statement

By on 24/05/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Statement regarding Birmingham City Council children’s services:   As part of Birmingham City Council’s improvement journey it is the intention to move to a new model of children’s services – a voluntary trust. We are now at the start of the third year of our agreed improvement journey plan and it is acknowledged by our […]

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Birmingham scoops gold for ‘One Small Step’ at Chelsea

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the fifth year running, in the Floral category, with a display that celebrates the work of local artist Willard Wigan and grass root sport. Head of Parks for Birmingham City Council, Darren Share MBE, said: “It is wonderful to bring home another Gold […]

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Birmingham has a head start as Sport England targets inactivity

By on 20/05/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

As Sport England unveil plans to tackle inactivity, Birmingham is leading the way thanks to a range of FREE initiatives aimed at getting Brummies off the couch.

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Birmingham named in UK’s top three smartest cities

Birmingham has been named as one of the UK’s ‘smartest cities’, according to new research. The city ranks third in the first ever Huawei UK Smart Cities Index, which measures how well the nation’s urban centres are utilising digital technology to improve everything from their transport infrastructure to their refuse collections. Only London and Bristol […]

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