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Birmingham care leavers to get council tax exemption

By on 24/01/2017 in Cllr Clancy, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has today confirmed it will introduce a council tax exemption for care leavers. Recommended by the Child Poverty Commission, the city council immediately set the process in motion, resulting in today’s announcement. The 100 per cent council tax exemption will be mandatory for care leavers until age 21 and discretionary until age […]

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Industrial Strategy – council leader responds

By on 23/01/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham well placed to benefit from Industrial Strategy, but Prime Minister will be judged by results, says council leader

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Library of Birmingham & British Library win lottery grant for South Asian project

The Library of Birmingham and the British Library win Heritage Lottery Fund support to stage a major exhibition and public programme celebrating South Asian culture. Today (23 January 2017), the Library of Birmingham and the British Library have received £91,700 of National Lottery funding to present Documenting Histories, a partnership project celebrating the important role […]

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Poundland ordered to pay £152,000 for mice infestation

By on 20/01/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Midlands-based discount retailer was ordered to pay more than £152,000 after pleading guilty of eight offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, at Birmingham Crown Court today (20 January 2017). Poundland Ltd – which is based at Wellmans Road, Willenhall, and runs Poundland at 1-4 Corporation Street, in Birmingham city centre – […]

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Great British Spring Clean: How to play your part

Birmingham City Council is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017 – building on a successful local day of action staged last November.

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Muffin Break owners ordered to pay £13,582

By on 19/01/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Owners of a Birmingham coffee shop were ordered to pay £13,582 after pleading guilty to three offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (19 January 2017). Foodco UK LLP – which is based at Allways House, Castle Street, Cambridge, and runs Muffin Break at Unit 10, Grand […]

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Bridal boutique owner to pay £3,020 for fly tipping

A Birmingham businessman has been ordered to pay £3,020 after pleading guilty to five offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (18 January 2017). Syed Gillani (33) of Vibart Road, Sheldon, was fined £1,400 – including £500 for providing false information to officers. He was also ordered to pay £1,500 […]

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Wheels set in motion for bus lane cameras

By on 18/01/2017 in Cabinet, Cllr Stacey, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is to set the wheels in motion for the next phase of bus lane enforcement cameras in Birmingham. A report due to go before cabinet members on January 24 asks them to approve a full business case for the scheme, which will see cameras installed to enforce bus lanes on Lichfield Road, Tyburn Road […]

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Qatar trip has Birmingham out of the blocks for post-Brexit Britain

By on 18/01/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham city council leader John Clancy has hailed his recent trade mission to Qatar as a significant step in the battle to unlock millions of pounds worth of investment in a post-Brexit landscape.

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Wholly-owned company the best option for Children’s Trust

By on 17/01/2017 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

A cabinet report setting out the preferred option for the Birmingham Children’s Trust has today been published. Cabinet member for children, families and schools Cllr Brigid Jones sets out why this is the best option for our young people. “We want all our children to have a fantastic childhood, and every option has been considered […]

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