All the latest news headlines from Birmingham City Council.

People urged to be aware of rogues posing as Medequip staff

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Birmingham residents who receive equipment via Medequip – contractors who work with Birmingham City Council and the NHS to provide aids to independent living – are being warned about rogues posing as Medequip staff. Following reports of two incidents of drivers posing as Medequip staff in the Hall Green area (B28), people are being reminded […]

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Brasshouse library move will extend opening hours

By on 13/10/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is set to formally approve plans to relocate a nationally renowned language service to the Library of Birmingham in a move which will also see the library’s opening hours extended by 26 hours per week. A full business case for moving the Brasshouse Language School to the first floor of the library, as well […]

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Young people give views on poverty

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Families are being urged to join the fight against child poverty as a series of public consultation events organised by the Birmingham Child Poverty Commission picks up pace

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Lord Mayor thanks Fairtrade campaigners

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Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Raymond Hassall, will thank campaigners tomorrow night as Birmingham celebrates ten years of being a Fairtrade city with an evening of music and dance. Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Raymond Hassall, said: “These days most people are aware of Fairtrade and the impact that ethical trading can have on communities in […]

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Snow Hill masterplan set for adoption

By on 13/10/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A plan to regenerate the Snow Hill and Colmore areas of the city centre and replicate the success of London’s Canary Wharf is set to be adopted. The Snow Hill masterplan is a £600 million scheme aimed at transforming the business district and bringing in further investment from global business, professional and financial services firms. […]

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Today’s Birmingham City Council meetings – October 13

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Click on the link below for details of today’s Birmingham City Council meetings.

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New Cabinet Member for Inclusion and Community Safety

By on 09/10/2015 in Cllr Shah, News with 0 Comments

Cllr Shafique Shah has today (Friday 9 October) been appointed by the Leader as Cabinet Member for Inclusion and Community Safety. Cllr Shah said: “It is a privilege to be asked to take on this Cabinet role, it will be an honour to serve the diverse communities of Birmingham and I am looking forward to […]

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Trader jailed for ‘clocking’ 4 million miles off cars

By on 09/10/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham man was jailed for five years and six months years for conspiring to ‘clock’ more than 4 million miles off cars, at Birmingham Crown Court today (9 October 2015). Rashid Mahmood, 42, of Heather Road, Small Heath, was found guilty of conspiring to commit fraud by selling or trying to sell cars with […]

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Balsall Heath referendum – Yes vote

By on 08/10/2015 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

The Balsall Heath Neighbourhood Plan referendum took place today, Thursday 8 October 2015. In answer to the question – ‘Do you want Birmingham to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Balsall Heath to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’ – close to 90% of the vote were in favour.  Turnout was around 22%. Full details […]

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Officers seize 100,000 illegal cigarettes in city raids

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Illegal cigarettes worth about  £25,000  were seized by Trading Standards officers in a series of planned raids on 12 retail premises across Birmingham on Wednesday (7 October 2015). Teams of officers targeted shops , off licences and a hairdresser’s in east and north Birmingham using three sniffer dogs, as part of a continued crackdown on the […]

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