Top Birmingham City Council Stories
Drains are covered in grease to foil thieves (Daily Telegraph) Birmingham City Council is tagging drain covers with special forensic grease visible under ultraviolet light to deter metal thieves.
Loo block sold for £50,000… no chain (ITV Central, BBC WM,Birmingham Mail) An auction bidder was feeling flush after paying a staggering £50,000 for a former public toilet block in Hockley.
Residents in campaign for safe city (Birmingham Mail) Residents from all areas of Birmingham joined forces with police and other agencies for a series of community safety projects across the city.
Pharmacy hours slammed (Birmingham Mail) NHS demands that new pharmacies open for 100 hours a week have been blasted by the city planning committee as a blight on local communities.
Hunt’s on for safest boozer (Birmingham Mail) Pubs, clubs and bars in Birmingham are being urged to enter a competition to find the city’s safest place for a night out. Birmingham City Council is once again running the Best Bar None awards.
Mayor hopefuls put pitch to city bosses (Birmingham Mail) Creating jobs and uniting companies appeared the priority for potential Birmingham mayor candidates when they outlined their cases for the position at a debate in the city.
Petition on Uni scheme (Birmingham Mail) A petition running to more than 500 names was being submitted today in protest at plans to turn a historic Birmingham art school into a university college.
Schools call on bullying (Birmingham Mail) Schools could be made to keep a closer eye on bullying, according to an outspoken member of the council’s children’s social services watchdog committee (Cllr Reg Corns).
Pugin trail highlights his legacy in Birmingham and beyond (BBC) The bicentenary of one of Britain’s Victorian designers and architects is being celebrated with a trail and exhibition of his work in Birmingham.
Lawyers touting for divorce stop city centre A-boards (Birmingham Mail) A law firm which touted for those unhappy with their partners to come forward for divorce advice has taken down its controversial advert boards in Birmingham.
Freedom of the city (Local Government Executive) As the country’s largest council landlord, the city of Birmingham, was forced to operate in some very restricted circumstances but it proved it could deliver the good all the same.
Paradise Circus plans revealed ( Architects Journal) Glenn Howell’s Architects has revealed its latest vision for a replacement of John Madin’s soon-to-be demolished Brutalist 1974 Central Library in Birmingham.
Keeping staff in a post apocalypse world (Municipal Journal) Cllr Alan Rudge describes the importance of reorganising the impact of substantial change on morale and wellbeing and communicating well to rebuild a strong community.
Funeral of couple killed at home
The funeral of a West Midlands couple who were found dead at their home is to be held later.
Man set fire to homeless sleepers
A man who set fire to two homeless people in a Birmingham garage is convicted of murder and assault.
Health risk linked to early birth
Babies born just a few weeks early have a slightly higher risk of health problems in infancy, research suggests.
Clegg and Miliband challenge SNP
The deputy prime minister and Labour leader are to launch an attack on independence in speeches to their Scottish party conferences.