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Birmingham boosts 2022 Bid with Baton visit

The Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Birmingham on Sunday 20 August. Counting down towards the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Baton’s visit is in recognition of Birmingham’s own Commonwealth Games ambitions as it bids for 2022. Many of Birmingham’s iconic landmarks and showcase sports events will feature in the Queen’s Baton Relay’s visit and […]

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Library of Birmingham hosts Lok Virsa festival

By on 18/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A colourful one-day arts festival celebrating South Asian heritage is being staged at the Library of Birmingham next week. Lok Virsa – Beyond Borders will feature free performances and workshops as part of a family day – linked to the Connecting Stories exhibition currently on display – at the Library of Birmingham on Saturday, 26 […]

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Leamington Spa bowled over to be part of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid

Royal Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park, home of Bowls England and the English National Bowls Championships, has been revealed as the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls venue for Birmingham’s 2022 Bid. The royal titled town’s international standard greens are the annual home of the National Bowls Championships and have hosted two women’s World Bowls Championships, […]

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Birmingham’s response to the terrorist attack in Barcelona

By on 18/08/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Message from the Lord Mayor of Birmingham following yesterday’s attack in Barcelona. Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood said: “I am saddened and appalled that terrorists have struck once again, killing and injuring innocent people in Barcelona.  On behalf of the city and the people of Birmingham I send deepest condolences to the families and friends of […]

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Hajj travel firm and director ordered to pay £43,000

By on 17/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A travel firm offering Hajj and Umrah trips and its director have been ordered to pay £43,000 – after being convicted last year for misleading customers – at Birmingham Crown Court today (17 August 2017). Birmingham City Council successfully prosecuted Islam Freedom Limited following an investigation by Trading Standards officers, assisted by City of London […]

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Eurostar arrives in Brum as training for National College for High Speed Rail

National College for High Speed Rail receives donation of Eurostar ‘power car’ from Alstom Former high-speed train will be used for virtual reality training at the college in Birmingham Birmingham today welcomed a symbol of the city’s and region’s future employment prospects with the delivery of a newly refurbished Eurostar power car – the latest arrival […]

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London landlord fined for Selly Oak student property

By on 17/08/2017 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A landlord from London was ordered to pay £4,485.17 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (17 August 2017) for breaching legislation designed to protect his student tenants at a property in Tiverton Road, Selly Oak. Amit Sharma, age 34, of Brocklebank Road, South West London, pleaded guilty to failure to obtain an HMO licence and breaching […]

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Understanding your options – advice for A-level students

By on 17/08/2017 in Blog, Cllr O'Reilly, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, looks at the options open to those getting their A-level results today. Thousands of students across Birmingham will today be getting exam results. Congratulations to all those who achieved the results they wanted for their university or career path of choice. And well done to all […]

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Waste collection dispute – statement

By on 16/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Statement in response to announcements by Acas and Unite A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “The Acas statement in connection with the waste and refuse dispute does not represent the council’s  position until these matters are considered at the council’s Special Cabinet Meeting  on 24th August 2017 . The decision on the waste reorganisation taken […]

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Birmingham marks 70 years of Indian and Pakistan independence

By on 14/08/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

A series of events are taking place across Birmingham this week to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s and Pakistan’s independence. Both countries became independent of British rule in 1947, an event which is celebrated every year by Pakistan on 14 August and India on 15 August. These events began with Cllr Carl Rice, Deputy Lord […]

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