All the latest news headlines from Birmingham City Council.

Tenants scoop gold for cleaner and greener neighbourhoods

Green-fingered council tenants and leaseholders gathered together for the annual Birmingham in Bloom awards ceremony at the Council House last night (Wednesday 19 October). District winners and their guests attended the ceremony in the Banqueting Suite and city-wide winners in each category received a trophy, cash prize and gardening tools from the city’s Deputy Lord […]

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Helping to support child refugees

By on 19/10/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News with 0 Comments

Today, Birmingham welcomed a number of child refugees with family links to the city. Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality at Birmingham City Council, said: “We are on standby to support the Home Office in bringing children under the Dublin III regulation, which relates to children who already have family links […]

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IAAF: World indoors preparation well on track

By on 19/10/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Following a site visit from IAAF Competitions and Technical Delegates, the IAAF have confirmed that they are pleased with the city’s preparations for the IAAF World Indoor Championships, Birmingham 2018.

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Australian Aboriginal remains begin long journey home

A collection of Aboriginal remains discovered at the University of Birmingham and at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, were handed back to traditional custodians from Australia in a spiritual ceremony last week (14 October 2016). The ancestral remains were returned to the Australian people by museum curators and staff in the University’s College of Medical […]

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Do you want to make Ayaan part of your family?

By on 18/10/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s adoption service is looking for someone to make a little girl part of their family. To mark National Adoption Week, the council is highlighting a number of children who are waiting to find a family. One of them is Ayaan, who is almost three, and is described by her carers as affectionate […]

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City Libraries set to mark 150th anniversary

By on 18/10/2016 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Libraries across Birmingham will be hosting a series of activities and events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the city’s first purpose-built Reference Library this month.

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Birmingham gets set to ‘Reclaim Sport’

By on 17/10/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

BBC Get Inspired launches sports kit donation drive to give all youngsters in Birmingham the chance to play sports Sporting fever has hit Birmingham ahead of BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 coming to the Genting Arena on Sunday 18 December. The BBC Get Inspired team are on a mission to make sure every […]

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City gets Gold at 2016 RHS Britain in Bloom Ceremony

Last night (October 14), Birmingham scooped a Gold award in the Champion of Champions category at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals Awards Ceremony, also held in Birmingham. The event was hosted by TV Gardening Expert Chris Beardshaw

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Grand Central scoops top award

By on 14/10/2016 in Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Cllr John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council, has responded to the news that the Grand Central and Birmingham Gateway project – which the council had a key stake in – has this afternoon (October 14) been named as the overall winner (and the Regeneration category winner) at the 2016 RICS awards: Cllr Clancy said: […]

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Birmingham working towards Clean Air Zone

As the Government consults on the introduction of Clean Air Zones, Birmingham City Council has been busy working to establish what this would mean for the city and how it could be implemented. Birmingham is one of five cities – alongside Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton – required by the Government to have a Clean […]

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