Motorists reminded of city centre restrictions

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Motorists are being advised to plan ahead and avoid temporary road closures and restrictions due to come into operation in Birmingham city centre. From Saturday (January 10), the section of Summer Row between Lionel Street and Great Charles Street will be temporarily closed to all vehicles. A local diversion route will be signed and in […]

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GBSLEP signs £357m Growth Deal with Deputy PM

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today joined private and public sector directors from the GBSLEP board to sign the £357m Greater Birmingham and Solihull Growth Deal. Agreed in July 2014, the deal secures £357m of government funding, as well as a further £80m of investment from local partners and the private sector. Combined together […]

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Media Watch – Jan 8

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Top Birmingham City Council stories British Library ‘not yet asked’ to bail out city staff (Birmingham Post): British Library has not yet been approached to help save the Library of Birmingham’s staff and services from council cuts, after it was announced that the council is looking at all possible options to protect the library’s services. […]

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Pensioner fined for playing loud music in her garden

By on 07/01/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham pensioner, who repeatedly breached noise abatement orders by playing her radio loudly at her Kings Heath home, was found guilty of three offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today (7 January 2015). Satinder Kholi, 72, of Kings Terrace, Kings Heath – who did not attend today’s trial – […]

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Improved support for whistleblowers

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An improved process for anyone with concerns about issues at Birmingham City Council comes into force on Monday (January 12) in the shape of a new council-wide whistleblowing and serious misconduct policy. Staff, citizens or any other concerned individual will be able to contact a central whistleblowing email and postal address or a telephone number, […]

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Media Watch – Jan 7

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Discussions over partnership plan idea begin (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM, Free Radio) The city council is exploring the feasibility of putting together a proposal to the British Library, asking the national institution to consider some form of partnership relating to the future operation of the Library of Birmingham. Cllr Penny […]

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Park Street closures and diversions – UPDATE

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All road closures and traffic management in the Park Street area of Birmingham city centre – put in place after a fire at the Fox and Grapes public house on Saturday – have now been lifted, with both lanes of Park Street now open to traffic.

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Future plans for Library of Birmingham being explored

Details of a proposal for the Library of Birmingham to start discussions with the British Library have been announced at this afternoon’s (January 6) City Council meeting. Cllr Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills Learning and Culture said the council had begun conversations at a national level relating to the development of proposals for the […]

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Gritting Alert – Jan 6

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With temperatures dropping, the Birmingham gritters are on duty tonight and will treat the roads from 6.30pm. Please take extra care if you’re out and about tonight and tomorrow morning. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also […]

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Brum’s Adult Learning Head retires – seven years late

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Sue Knottenbelt retired from her Vice Principal position at City College (now South and City College) in 2007, but a three month assignment with the Adult Education Service in 2008 turned into an unexpected second career.  Sue became their Head of Curriculum and Quality and has been Head of Adult Learning since 2012. Speaking at […]

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