Top Birmingham City Council Stories
British Library joins Library of Birmingham for cultural partnership (Birmingham Post, Midlands Today) The British Library is teaming up with the Library of Birmingham on a new cultural partnership which will include a special project to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Quotes Cllr Penny Holbrook
Council’s £5.85m scheme to build 650 new homes (Birmingham Mail) Plans to build more than 650 new homes over the next 12 months have been announced by the city council, Cllr Tahir Ali quoted.
New project helps protect pupils from exploitation (Birmingham Mail) A ground-breaking programme is being taught to thousands of Birmingham pupils in a bid to stop them being victims of sexual exploitation
Councils on alert as cuts multiply (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council must consider more NEC-style sell-offs to balance the books, according to property experts
Sisters die after car hits family (widespread coverage) The two young sisters killed in the horrific Father’s Day crash in Handsworth were on their way to Sunday school when they died.
Pedestrian struck by girder on lorry
A woman in Walsall has been hit by a steel girder being carried on a lorry, causing serious head injuries.
Murder investigation into Hereford stab death
A murder investigation is under way after a man died from stab wounds on Sunday night in Hereford.
Leaders echo hope for Greek deal
Eurozone leaders have echoed hopes that a deal will be struck within days to stop Greece defaulting on its debt
UK people-smugglers jailed in France
Up to a 100 Britons are thought to have been jailed in the last year for trying to smuggle migrants through Calais.