Family jailed for ‘clocking’ 4 million miles off cars

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Members of a Birmingham family were sentenced to a total of 12 years and nine months imprisonment for ‘clocking’ around  4 million miles off vehicles in a professional car clocking operation at Birmingham Crown Court today (17 July 2015). Waseem Hussain, 27, of Mary Road, Stechford, and his uncle Shahid Mahmood, 44, of Heather Road, […]

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Sutton Town Council consultative ballot – Yes vote

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The Sutton Town Council consultative ballot, which forms part of a wider consultation, closed at 3pm on Thursday 16 July 2015. In answer to the question – Should a Town Council be established for the Parliamentary constituency of Sutton Coldfield with the City of Birmingham?  – close to 70% of the vote was in favour […]

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10 easy ways to reduce your sugar consumption

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With experts urging the government to halve the recommended daily intake of sugar, how easy is it to cut down on the white stuff? Birmingham Public Health’s healthy eating expert, Charlene Mulhern suggests some easy ways to reduce your sugar intake without leaving a sour taste. Don’t skip breakfast If you skip breakfast, by 11am […]

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Media Watch – July 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories 720 children at risk of exploitation (BBC, Heart) Up to 720 children are at risk of being sexually exploited in places such as children’s homes, hotels and parks, new figures for the West Midlands show. The figure was revealed in two reports compiled by councils, the NHS and the police. […]

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Birmingham welcomes Rugby World Cup trophy

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Birmingham will welcome the Rugby World Cup trophy on Sunday, July 19, and Monday, July 20. On Sunday, the Webb Ellis Cup will be at Chancellor Court, at the University of Birmingham, from 10am to noon for photo opportunities with staff and the local community, alongside a coaching session for schools in the area. From […]

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Calling all green fingered tenants

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Green fingered council tenants and leaseholders across the city are invited to battle it out in Birmingham City Council’s annual gardening competition. Birmingham in Bloom gives prizes for glorious gardens, best balconies and baskets, prettiest pots and voluminous veg. Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall, who will present the winners with their prizes at the Council […]

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Protecting children from sexual exploitation in the West Midlands

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A revised framework setting out how agencies across the West Midlands will work together to protect children from sexual exploitation (CSE) has been launched. The framework is designed to provide a consistent approach to identifying and responding to CSE across the seven West Midlands local authority areas – Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton […]

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Media Watch – July 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Free check can help curb rise in amputations (Big Centre TV) Health chiefs have urged Birmingham residents to book a FREE NHS Health Check is a bid to curb an alarming rise in diabetes-related amputations. Birmingham City Council’s Lead Public Health Nurse, Elaine George, interviewed Trading Standards warns people about […]

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Free check can help curb rise in amputations

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Health chiefs today urged Brummies to book a FREE NHS Health Check is a bid to curb an alarming rise in diabetes-related amputations

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Media Watch – July 15

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Pupils vanishing from classrooms are at risk from radicalisation (widespread national and local coverage):  Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, warns that ‘potentially high number of pupils’  disappearing from school registers represents a serious safeguarding issue.  Ofsted found 357 pupils had left seven schools in Birmingham and the London Borough […]

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