Food safety and hygiene tips – Part 1

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re preparing an Easter lunch, a family buffet for Vaisakhi or a Sunday roast – food safety and hygiene is an essential ingredient for any meal. Tony Di Duca, Senior Environmental Health Enforcement Officer with Birmingham City Council, and David Hurlestone, Executive Head Chef at the Council House, share some handy […]

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Takeaway limit helps Birmingham tackle obesity

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With the spread of fast food takeaways in the news today, a Birmingham City Council planning policy is successfully limiting the growth across the city. In July 2011 a joint member /officer workshop was held exploring the obesogenic environment in Birmingham and how measures could be taken to help reduce obesity levels. One area the […]

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Birmingham teens shoot from the lip in ‘Poetry Slam’

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Three Birmingham teenagers diverted from the fringes of gang culture by an innovative Youth Service and police project have taken lyrical inspiration from their journey – and are now set to star in a national poetry competition! Girl group Sherika (16), Shanequa (17) and 16-year-old Anora hope their “raw urban” verses will impress judges at […]

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Media Watch – April 2

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Top Birmingham City Council stories: Flagship library open just 6 hours at weekends (Birmingham Post, BBC online) new opening hours for the Library of Birmingham have been announced, including closure on Sundays Shake-up of city’s schools (Birmingham Post)  Tim Boyes, chair of the Birmingham Education Partnership, talks about the task of driving improvement in city […]

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Summer opening hours for Household Recycling Centres

By on 01/04/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Residents of Birmingham are being reminded that household refuse and recycling collection services will operate as usual over the Easter weekend.

For anyone using the long weekend as a chance to have a tidy up in and around their home, the city’s five Household Recycling Centres will begin their summer season of extended opening hours.

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Birmingham Lord Mayor’s charity golf day at Pype Hayes

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Birmingham’s Lord Mayor Cllr Shafique Shah is calling on golfers of all abilities to take part in his Charity Golf Day at Pype Hayes golf course on Sunday April 26th. The event, run in association with Pype Hayes’ operator Mytime Active, starts from 8am with all players welcomed with tea, coffee and a breakfast roll. […]

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Thousands to enjoy free activities in city parks

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ParkLives will be bigger and better in Birmingham this year, with hundreds of fun and free activity sessions aimed at getting thousands of Brummies up, active and socialising in their local parks. The free programme, from Coca-Cola Great Britain and Active Parks Birmingham, proved so popular that it is returning for a second year in […]

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Media Watch – April 1

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Zip Textile Services expands thanks to Birmingham City Council funding (Birmingham Post) Tyseley-based Zip Textile Services, which provides commercial laundry service to the hospitality sector, has completed an 18,500 sq ft extension as part of an expansion programme which will also see the creation of 40 new jobs. Cllr Tahir […]

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Why counterfeiting is not a victimless crime

By on 31/03/2015 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulation and Enforcement, looks at why that ‘must-buy’ designer bargain may cost more than you think – urging consumers to be ‘fake aware’. Whether it’s a sold-out-everywhere Frozen doll, that must-have designer bag or shoes, it can be tempting to snap up a ‘bargain’ when you think you’ve seen one. But […]

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Media Watch – March 31

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Baby shake death ‘not preventable’ (Birmingham Mail and BBC News Online): Report on findings of  Birmingham Children Safeguarding Board’s serious case review into the death of Harli Delves-Reid, who suffered significant brain damage after being shaken by her father Kurt Delves in December 2010. The BCSB report states the death […]

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