Top Birmingham City Council Stories
Brothers banned from own home under new ‘neighbours from hell’ law (Daily Mail) Two thug brothers are the first in the UK to be banned from their own home after new laws were introduced to clamp down on neighbours from hell. Balbir Ginda Ram, 46, and Surjit Ginda Ram, 44, of Newcombe Road, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, have been evicted from their Â£93,000 privately-owned terraced property after a string of complaints from residents. Cllr James McKay quoted.
Elf protest at council Xmas lights turnoff (Birmingham Mail) She is the Christmas Elf of Sheldon who is hoping to convince Birmingham City Council to see the lights. Cllr Mike Ward said Sheldon Ward Committee decided not to fund the decorations this year, due to budget cuts.
Germans name Brum’s Xmas market second best in Europe (Birmingham Mail) A German travel website has ranked Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market as No2 in its top ten European Christmas markets.
Mailbox move backfired says BBC Birmingham chief (Birmingham Mail) The BBCâ€™s move from Pebble Mill to the Mailbox a decade ago has backfired leaving the broadcasterâ€™s Birmingham base largely unknown, its boss has admitted. Head of BBC Birmingham Tommy Nagra appeared before Birmingham City Councilâ€™s culture scrutiny committee and pledged to raise the corporationâ€™s profile in the city.
First look at new Conservatoire (Birmingham Mail) The future for the new Â£40 million Birmingham Conservatoire has become clearer with new images showing how the Millennium Point building will look. Images were unveiled as plans were submitted to Birmingham City Council.
Man arrested over woman’s murder
A man is arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman’s body was found in a property in Birmingham.
Plans for new M42 services unveiled
Plans are unveiled for a Â£65m service station along the M42 motorway in the West Midlands.
Scotland lowers drink-drive limit
A new law comes into force which makes the legal drink-drive limit in Scotland lower than that elsewhere in the UK.
Lowest rail fare rise for five years
Average rail fares will rise by 2.2% from 2 January, the rail industry has said, marking the lowest rise for five years.