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Library of Birmingham hosts Czech artist Pavel Brázda’s first UK exhibition

By on 25/05/2017 in Culture, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The Library of Birmingham will host the first UK exhibition by leading contemporary Czech artist Pavel Brázda next month. Pavel Brázda Is Here – organised by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Birmingham City Council and the Ikon Gallery – will open on Thursday (1 June) and run until 1 July 2017. The exhibition presents […]

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Lord Mayor’s Awards 2017

Each year the Lord Mayor of Birmingham invites nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Awards and this year the outgoing Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, who is now the new Deputy Lord Mayor – presented them to: Anawim – a charity for vulnerable women; Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid – which supports survivors of domestic violence; […]

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New Lord Mayor to support Dementia UK and Whizz Kidz

Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor – Cllr Anne Underwood – has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony which took place at the Council House on Tuesday (23 May). She was elected as a councillor for Four Oaks Ward in 1982 and then elected as the first female leader of the Conservative Group of the […]

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National Clean Air Day in Birmingham

By on 23/05/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Employers, schools and communities in Birmingham are being urged to get involved in the first ever National Clean Air Day next month. Environmental charity Global Action Plan is working with Birmingham City Council and its partners to host a series of events across the city on Thursday, June 15, as part of a national day […]

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Birmingham brings back sixth Gold from Chelsea

By on 23/05/2017 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the sixth year running, in the floral category, with a display that celebrates the work of Birmingham* artist, cartoonist and inventor Rowland Emett OBE – famous for his Chitty Chitty Bang Bang inventions. Darren Share MBE, who led the team for Birmingham City […]

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Messages and statements following attack in Manchester

By on 23/05/2017 in Cllr Clancy, Leader, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Update 11:30am: Joint Group Leaders’ statement “Birmingham stands firm with our friends in Manchester today. “Our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims, their families and everyone affected by a barbaric act of terror. “This is a dark day but we know that our towns and cities will not be beaten by terror. People […]

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General Election 2017 – candidate info + polling stations

By on 12/05/2017 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

Below is a link to the Statement of Persons Nominated document for each of the ten Parliamentary constituencies that fall within the Birmingham City Council area. Statement of Persons Nominated Polling stations will be open on election day (June 8) from 7am until 10pm. Every registered voter should receive a polling card with details of […]

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Woman lied to get a council house – despite owning two houses

By on 11/05/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A woman from Yardley, Birmingham was given a community order and ordered to pay £1,600 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (11 May 2017) after lying to try and get a council house – despite already owning two houses. Ms Afshan Sultan, aged  35, of Blakesley Road, Yardley, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to two charges of providing […]

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WMCA election results – by Birmingham ward

By on 11/05/2017 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

The following are links to documents that break down the Birmingham element of the 2017 West Midlands Mayoral election results on a ward and constituency basis: ROUND ONE ROUND TWO

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Birmingham Children’s Trust chief executive appointed

By on 09/05/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Plans to establish the new Birmingham Children’s Trust have taken a significant step forward with the appointment of the organisation’s first Chief Executive. Andy Couldrick has been chosen for the post by a selection panel including representatives from the city council (both officers and members), the Department for Education, the Birmingham Children’s Commissioner and the […]

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