Bull Ring Markets blessed to mark their 850th anniversary

By on 04/11/2016 in Deputy Leader, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s historic Bull Ring Markets were blessed following a special rededication service to celebrate their 850th anniversary earlier today (4 November). The Reverend Canon Stewart Jones led a short service – attended by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Carl Rice, along with markets staff and traders – at St Martin in the Bull Ring, […]

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Another Chinese boost for Birmingham housing

By on 04/11/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

City Council leader John Clancy’s recent trade mission to Hong Kong and China has resulted in a second major housing boost for Birmingham.

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Gritters geared up for first call out

By on 02/11/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Gritters are geared up for the first call out of the winter season as freezing temperatures are forecast in Birmingham this weekend. Birmingham City Council’s highways partner, Amey, delivers an annual winter maintenance service with gritters on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the season, which runs from the beginning of […]

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Parks – the beating heart of our city

By on 02/11/2016 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, blogs on a parks summit she is hosting today at Highbury Hall… When is a park not a park? No, this isn’t a riddle found in a Christmas cracker – it’s a very current and important question for Birmingham, which is well worth a […]

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Delegation from USA Track and Field visit city

A delegation from USA Track and Field, the governing body for athletics in the US, visited Birmingham on Thursday (October 27), to discuss the details for a proposed training camp, which would be held in the city in July 2017. They visited various sites across the city, including the Birmingham High Performance Centre and Alexander […]

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Car dealer fined for selling unsafe vehicle

By on 27/10/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham car dealer has been ordered to pay nearly £3,000 after admitting selling an unroadworthy vehicle. Appearing at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today (October 27), both CIA Motors Ltd, based in Warwick Road, Tyseley, and its director, Sohail Ahmed, 34, of Waverley Road, Small Heath, admitted five offences relating to a Skoda Superb, under the […]

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Birmingham landlord fined £5k for defective student property

By on 27/10/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord from Hall Green was fined £5,037.97 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (27 October 2016) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a property in North Road, Selly Oak. Allah Ditta, age 71 of Green Road, Hall Green, Birmingham pleaded guilty to failing to obtain an HMO […]

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Restrictions remain in place for part of Broad Street

Access to a section of Broad Street in Birmingham’s city centre is to remain limited to buses, Hackney carriages and cyclists. The junction of Paradise Circus Queensway and Broad Street has been closed to private cars heading out of Birmingham city centre since November 2015 to enable work supporting the Paradise redevelopment programme, while inbound […]

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Have fun and stay safe at Halloween and Bonfire Night

By on 27/10/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Sajeela Naseer, head of Trading Standards at Birmingham City Council, urges people to have fun and stay safe at Halloween and Bonfire Night. Halloween and Bonfire Night are almost upon us, so here are some quick and easy tips to help you stay safe. It’s great for kids to get dressed up for some spooky […]

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Birmingham: a city that works for all of us

By on 26/10/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s three political leaders (Cllr John Clancy, Cllr Robert Alden and Cllr Jon Hunt) have signed-up to a shared vision for the city.

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