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Creative skills lead to award for Birmingham children in care

By on 29/07/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Ten young people who helped design and create Birmingham City Council’s owl for the city’s Big Hoot event have received an award from the High Sheriff for their efforts. The mosaic owl, which currently stands outside the Pavilions shopping centre, in High Street, was created by internationally renowned artist Caroline Jariwala with young people aged […]

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Potential traffic delays due to ‘go slow’ demo

By on 29/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

We have been informed that a ‘go slow’ demonstration planned by some private hire drivers could cause some disruption around the city centre tomorrow (Thursday, 30 July 2015). Drivers are seeking to protest at the introduction of a traffic camera to enable enforcement of the existing bus lane on Broad Street. They may be congregating […]

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Dog owners urged not to stray from their responsibilities

By on 28/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Britain is apparently a nation of dog lovers but, according to Birmingham’s dog wardens, more than 25 strays a week are being found on the city’s streets. Despite a 26 per cent drop in the number of stray dogs found in 2014/15 (1,375 compared to 1,874 in 2013/14), wardens were still on average having to […]

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Brasshouse @ Library of Birmingham

By on 27/07/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Brasshouse Language Service finds a new home at Library of Birmingham The move of the nationally renowned language service to the Library of Birmingham is an exciting opportunity to bring together libraries, learning and languages, provide a world class home for Brasshouse and allowing us to extend the opening hours of Library of Birmingham […]

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1,000th new council home built in Birmingham

By on 24/07/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The 1,000th home for rent built through the city council’s house-building arm has been handed over to tenants. Built through the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust by Jessup, it is part of a £1.6m development comprising 15 homes for affordable rent. With a further 221 rented homes on eleven sites currently under construction, the Birmingham City […]

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Google’s Digital Garage to open at Library of Birmingham

By on 24/07/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

Google has today launched The Digital Garage at Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square.

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Birmingham’s Community Flag revealed

By on 23/07/2015 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

After six weeks of voting, the people have decided – the winning flag was designed by 10 year old Thomas Keogh and David Smith. Cllr Mike Leddy, chair of the Birmingham Flag Project Team, said: “We had 470 entries for this competition and shortlisted six designs.  After six weeks of voting, we can now reveal […]

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Birmingham has 16 of Britain’s best green spaces

By on 23/07/2015 in News with 1 Comment

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,582 across the UK. Across Birmingham 14 parks and two crematoria have retained their prestigious Green Flag status, which shows they are some of the very best in the UK – and that’s official. Eastside City […]

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Ring road improvements to go ahead

By on 22/07/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The next phase of a £14.05 million programme of improvements to Birmingham’s ring road is due to get underway. Work is due to start at the Haden Circus junction on 27 July and continue for approximately 37 weeks.  The project includes changes to the junction’s lay-out designed to ease traffic flow together with safety improvements […]

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Cabinet to approve support for Jewellery Quarter lottery funding bid

By on 22/07/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet are being asked to approve plans to support a bid for lottery funding to regenerate part of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, enabling the opening of new businesses and the creation of jobs. The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) – a community interest company established to benefit those who live, work, invest in and visit […]

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