News

All the latest news headlines from Birmingham City Council.

Basketball and Urban Street Festival at heart of Brum bid

Birmingham’s Victoria Square would transform into a sporting and cultural landmark for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, as the bid team unveils the city centre location as the venue for 3×3 Basketball and 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball. Set against the historic backdrop of the Council House and Town Hall, 3×3 Basketball in the open-air of Victoria […]

Continue Reading »

Villa Park: spectacular 2022 venue

Rugby 7s is a fantastic showcase of sport, demonstrating energy, skill and passion, with both players and fans actively engaging in the game. As one of the Midlands’ premier sports stadiums that successfully hosted Rugby World Cup fixtures for the 2015 Championship, Villa Park Stadium, with 42,700 seats and home to English Football League club […]

Continue Reading »

Landlord ordered to pay £10,007 for unsafe property

By on 07/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord has been ordered to pay more than £10,000 after being found guilty of failing to comply with an improvement notice, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (7 August 2017). Majid Ali, 35, of Westridge Road, Moseley, pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing (25 May 2017) to not carrying out works at a […]

Continue Reading »

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Library of Birmingham announce joint conferencing and events venture

By on 07/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Library of Birmingham have today (7 August 2017) announced a joint conferencing and events venture, Unique Venues Birmingham (UVB). Unique Venues Birmingham is a new commercial venture between the two nationally-renowned venues, which will unite the excellent conferencing and hospitality opportunities offered within the shared building on Centenary Square in […]

Continue Reading »

Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel letter

The Leader of Birmingham City Council responds to the latest letter from the Independent Improvement Panel. The letter to Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel has been published today (Friday 4 August 2017). The Panel advises that it should now step aside due to […]

Continue Reading »

Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel publishes letter to DCLG

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel today published a letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, reporting on Birmingham City Council’s improvement progress since February 2017. The Improvement Panel’s letter draws on the Council’s own progress report Priorities, persistence, progress also published today which is described by the Panel as a credible account […]

Continue Reading »

Cowboy builder ordered to pay £17,106

By on 03/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham builder who took more than £12,000 in payments for unfinished and unnecessary construction work on an Edgbaston property was ordered to pay £17,106 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (3 August 2017). John Casey (59) of City Road, Edgbaston, pleaded guilty to three offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. He […]

Continue Reading »

Search for developer to transform Birmingham Smithfield begins

By on 03/08/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The search for a development partner to lead one of the largest city centre regeneration opportunities in Europe has formally commenced. Birmingham City Council, together with property consultants Cushman & Wakefield, have launched the search for a developer to transform Birmingham Smithfield, the site of the city’s former wholesale markets. The selected developer will work […]

Continue Reading »

Books of Remembrance relocated to Library of Birmingham

By on 02/08/2017 in Bulletin, News with 0 Comments

Books of Remembrance previously housed in the Hall of Memory can now be viewed on the ground floor of the Library of Birmingham. The books have been moved to the library on a temporary basis as access to the Hall of Memory has been closed to allow the first phase of redevelopment works to take […]

Continue Reading »

Young athletes back the Birmingham 2022 bid

Five talented young Midlands athletes from a range of sports gathered in Birmingham yesterday (July 31) to reveal why they are backing Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. The athletes also took the opportunity to celebrate Birmingham’s achievement in being shortlisted for the final phase of assessment in the UK Candidate City Selection Process for a […]

Continue Reading »

Top