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R2JUNK2: Recycling star wars against waste

The artistic force has been with a resourceful Birmingham citizen – who has used other people’s unwanted items to help build a replica of one of the world’s most famous droids

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Pioneering study finds dangerous pollution levels in shisha bars

By on 05/02/2016 in News, Video News with 0 Comments

> Revellers in shisha bars experience pollution levels higher than those in smog-hit Beijing, according to a report commissioned by Birmingham City Council – the first UK study of its kind. The investigation into air quality inside 12 shisha bars across the city found dangerous levels of carbon monoxide (CO) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) […]

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Early success for Bin it for Good scheme

A project designed to keep Birmingham’s streets clean by rewarding a local charity for any increase in rubbish collected from bins in the city centre has achieved some significant early success

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Recyling bins come to Birmingham city centre streets

Recycling waste bins are being located across the city centre as part of ongoing effort to keep Birmingham as clean and green as possible.

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Council confirms support for Syrian refugees

By on 15/09/2015 in Cllr McKay, News, Video News with 0 Comments

A motion confirming the offer of refuge for 50 Syrians was today (September 15) approved at a meeting of Birmingham City Council

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Bin it for Good charity project launched

A new anti-litter project has been launched in Birmingham city centre to encourage cleaner streets and support local charities and good causes. The city council has joined forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, The Wrigley Company and the Retail Birmingham Business Improvement District in a bid to keep the city centre as clean as […]

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Historic Bull Ring Markets are here to stay

By on 27/08/2015 in Blog, Deputy Leader, Video News with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director Place, looks at what makes Bull Ring Markets – the oldest in the country – a ‘hidden’ gem in the city’s retail scene. The countdown to Super September – a month of events, including the opening of Grand Central shopping centre and a new John Lewis store, expected to draw […]

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Get online with free Wi-Fi at Bull Ring Markets

By on 12/08/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News, Video News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Bull Ring Markets are nearly 850 years old but they are the latest hotspots where people can get free Wi-Fi, which has been installed as part of a city-wide scheme. Birmingham City Council’s project has created free, public Wi-Fi hotspots at 200 public buildings across the city – enabling the public to get online, […]

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Road Safety Strategy consultation set to begin

By on 20/07/2015 in Cllr McKay, News, Video News with 0 Comments

Anyone who uses roads in Birmingham is being invited to have their say during the development of a new Road Safety Strategy for the city

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Update on proposal for Public Spaces Protection Order

By on 07/07/2015 in Cllr McKay, News, Video News with 0 Comments

Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for Inclusion and Community Safety, has today (July 7) offered an update on proposals for a PSPO for parts of Birmingham city centre

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