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Youth unemployment continues to fall in Birmingham

By on 27/05/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

Unemployment among 18 to 25-year-olds in Birmingham is continuing to fall, new figures have revealed. The latest figures show that the youth unemployment rate in the city currently stands at 9.1 per cent – down from 12.4 per cent in April 2014. This comes just months after Birmingham City Council gave the formal go-ahead to […]

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Combined Authority – Queen’s speech response

By on 27/05/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Speaking on behalf of the West Midlands Authorities exploring options for a Combined Authority, the leader of Sandwell Council, Councillor Darren Cooper, said…

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Ring Road improvement works move forward

By on 27/05/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The next phase of a works programme designed to improve traffic flow and  boost safety for pedestrians and cyclists on Birmingham’s Ring Road is due to start next week. Contractors are set to begin construction operations at Bordesley Circus and Curzon Circle on June 1. The works are part of a £14.05 million programme of […]

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Birmingham Youth Champion announced

By on 26/05/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has announced its first ever Youth Champion to make sure young people in the city have their voices heard. The councillor taking up the role will be named shortly, with their responsibilities being to listen to and engage with young people on a wide range of issues. Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member […]

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Factsheet: Food hygiene inspections and ratings

By on 26/05/2015 in Factsheets, News with 0 Comments

Bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants – in fact any premises serving food – in Birmingham are routinely inspected by our environmental health officers to ensure they comply with food hygiene and safety laws and regulations. These inform the food hygiene ratings published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and displayed by premises. This factsheet sets […]

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Today’s Birmingham City Council meetings – May 26

By on 26/05/2015 in Meetings/Minutes, News with 0 Comments

Click on the link below for details of today’s Birmingham City Council meetings. http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/democracy/Pages/Index.aspx

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Man sentenced for selling devices enabling illegal games to be played

By on 22/05/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham man has today (May 22) been sentenced by magistrates for selling devices enabling Nintendo DS consoles to play downloaded counterfeit computer games. Graham Gibbs, 46, of Coventry Road, has been sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 24 months, and ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work after admitting 11 […]

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Sutton Town Council – council’s conclusions published

By on 22/05/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has today (Friday 22 May) published its conclusions regarding the proposal to create a Town Council for Sutton Coldfield within Birmingham.

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Women’s Aid 35th birthday celebrated by councillors

By on 21/05/2015 in Cllr McKay, News, Video News with 0 Comments

A number of Birmingham City Councillors lent their support to an event celebrating 35 years of Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid

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Shortlisted Centenary Square designs go on public display

By on 21/05/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

People will have the chance to view and have their say on the final shortlisted designs in an innovative competition to redesign one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces when they go on display this week. The competition, launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City […]

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