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Money advice service to open at the Indoor Market

By on 27/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A community money advice service, designed to help those who struggle to get credit – and are therefore more likely to go to loan sharks – will be launched by members of Birmingham City Council’s Financial Inclusion Partnership on Thursday (June 30). Birmingham Money is a joint venture between Advance Credit Union, City Save Credit […]

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Former council employee jailed for fraud

By on 24/06/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has supported the successful prosecution of a former housing officer for fraud. Zara Danyaal, aged 36, of Warwick Road, Acocks Green, and a former senior housing needs officer for Birmingham City Council, was today (24 June) jailed for three years for fraud at Birmingham Crown Court alongside her sister, Samara Malik, aged […]

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Armed Forces Day to be marked in Birmingham

By on 24/06/2016 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Armed Forces Day will be marked in Birmingham with a day of events and activities in Centenary Square on Saturday, June 25, from 10am to 4pm. Veterans organisations represented on the day will include the Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes and the War Widows Association, who will have stalls with displays and information about […]

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EU Referendum: Time to invest in Birmingham’s economic growth

By on 24/06/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

City Council leader Cllr John Clancy urges the Government to invest in Birmingham in the wake of the EU Referendum.

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Birmingham International Marathon date announced

The date of the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon has been announced as October 15, 2017. Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic news that Birmingham has been chosen to stage an international marathon and now the countdown has begun to October 15, 2017 – a date which I’m sure will […]

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Birmingham landlord ordered to pay nearly £4,000

By on 23/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord has been ordered to pay nearly £4,000 after being found guilty of failing to apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence and of four breaches of the HMO Management Regulations. Mohammed Yousaf, 36, of Green Road, Hall Green, was convicted in his absence after failing to attend Birmingham Magistrates’ Court […]

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Kids Court brings speeding motorists to justice

 “You could have killed one of us” It’s back to school for speeding offenders, as children take hard-hitting message to drivers breaking 20mph speed limit School children from Ward End Primary spent a day asking speeding drivers to account for their actions, after they were caught breaking a 20mph speed limit outside the school. Over […]

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Birmingham City Council set to purchase empty properties

Cabinet is set to approve a£4.633 million package to purchase more privately owned empty properties on 28 June. The properties across the city have been empty for a considerable period of time and the council is seeking to bring the properties back into use, to provide much needed housing and to remove the negative impact […]

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Children’s libraries get a £250,000 makeover

Five Birmingham City Council children’s libraries have been updated with new equipment and furniture, after receiving grant funding of £250,000 to make improvements. The funding boost – which enabled libraries in Balsall Heath, Druids Heath, Kings Norton, Kingstanding and Small Heath to make improvements and finance educational projects – was awarded by the Wolfson Foundation, […]

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Youth arts boost as Gallery 37 returns

By on 21/06/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Gallery 37​ , Birmingham’s long ­established youth arts participation programme, is set for a major return in September 2016 with a new look and a new home.

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