Supermarket sentenced for waste and licensing offences

By on 14/12/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Handsworth supermarket has been ordered to pay £3,740 after pleading guilty to seven offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Licensing Act 2003, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (14 December 2015). Heresh Ahmed Khedir, who runs Villa Supermarket, based at 117 Villa Road, Handsworth, was prosecuted by Birmingham City Council after commercial waste […]

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Landlord to pay £5k for evicting Kings Heath mum and son

By on 14/12/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

A landlord was fined at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (14 December 2015) for illegally evicting a mother and her 11 year old son from their home in Kings Heath last summer and has to pay more than £5k. Sead Alimajstorovic , age 38, of East Holme, Bordesley Green, Birmingham, was fined £1,035, with £4,044.75 costs […]

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Shopkeeper sentenced for selling illicit tobacco

By on 11/12/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham trader, who was found to have illicit tobacco in his shop, has been sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, at Birmingham Crown Court today (11 December 2015). Salam Salih, who owns Supersam Mini Market,  218 Rookery Road, Handsworth, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to four offences under the Consumer Protection Act […]

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Christmas comes to Bull Ring Markets

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Christmas is coming to Birmingham’s Bull Ring Markets with a host of events and activities for shoppers in the run up to 25 December. The festivities begin on Tuesday (15 December) with the Bull Ring Markets civic carol concert, which will be attended by the Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall, at St Martin’s Church in […]

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Shop landlord ordered to pay £3,000 after customer’s fall

By on 10/12/2015 in News with 0 Comments

The landlord of a Birmingham business was ordered to pay £3,004 after pleading guilty to health and safety offences after a shopper fell 2 metres into the shop’s basement at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (10 December 2015). Birmingham City Council brought a case against Melbourne Blake, 72, who owns 2 Foundry Road, Winson Green, after […]

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Green Commission update – November 2015

By on 10/12/2015 in Blog, Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Sustainability, blogs on the Birmingham Green Commission’s latest update report – and joint working on the green agenda

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Another milestone for the Library of Birmingham

By on 10/12/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

The proposal to bring libraries, learning and languages together at the Library of Birmingham and extend its opening hours again will take another step forward after some essential work over Christmas. From 1 February 2016 a range of ‘self-service’ options for users will be available from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday, in addition to […]

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Leader determined to up the pace of Kerslake response

By on 10/12/2015 in Cllr Clancy, Improvement Panel, News with 0 Comments

Cllr John Clancy today welcomed positive Government comments about Birmingham City Council’s progress, but warned: “There is still a lot of hard work to be done to show we’re back on track and I’m determined to up the pace of change.”

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Join us for a budget Q&A webcast

By on 09/12/2015 in Budget Views, Cabinet, Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet members will be online on 14 December to answer your budget consultation questions in a special two-hour webcast.

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REBUTTAL – recycling rates for Birmingham

An article in today’s Birmingham Mail suggests that Birmingham’s 2014/15 recycling rate was the “lowest since records began”

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