Best Bar None Awards 2014/15: Shortlist announced

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Birmingham’s bars, clubs and pubs are preparing to go head to head as the shortlist for this year’s Best Bar None awards was announced today  (21 November 2014). The city-wide scheme, now in its seventh year, is the biggest in the country and champions licensed premises that provide a safe and enjoyable night out. Best […]

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Media Watch – Nov 21

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Restaurant fined £12k after rancid food discovered (Birmingham Mail) Coverage of prosecution brought by the council against Nathaniel’s, in St Mary’s Row, Moseley. Cllr Barbara Dring quoted, saying she hoped the case sent a warning out to other establishments. Report backs budget fears (Birmingham Mail) A report from the National […]

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Tackling bullying comes under spotlight at conference

By on 20/11/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is among the partners teaming up to host an Anti-Bullying Conference in the city. The conference takes place at mac Birmingham, in Cannon Hill Park, on Friday, 21 November, and is being hosted by the city council’s Bullying Reduction Action Group (BRAG) in conjunction with the Anti-Bullying Alliance and Sampad South Asian […]

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Moseley restaurant fined £12,000 for dirty conditions

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A popular Birmingham restaurant pleaded guilty to 12 offences under the Food Safety Act 1990 and the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (20 November 2014). Nathaniel’s Restaurant, in St Mary’s Row, Moseley, was fined £12,000 and ordered to pay £1,566 in costs. Environmental health officers visiting the bijou […]

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Our pledge to Birmingham's young people

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Six principles to create a better Birmingham for the city’s young people have today been unveiled. ‘A Creative Future’ is a shared vision for the cultural provision for children and young people across the city, working with a range of partners. It aims to improve access to, and raise the quality of, arts and culture […]

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Core Cities meet William Hague to drive devolution agenda

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This afternoon, the ten leaders and mayors of Core Cities UK, the ‘Core Cities Cabinet’, met with William Hague MP, chair of The Cabinet Committee for Devolved Powers, to discuss a plan to drive forward devolution to the UK’s cities. The Core Cities Cabinet demanded that devolution to the UK’s cities is delivered in the […]

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Media Watch – Nov 20

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Seven men banned from approaching girls under 18 (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, Daily Mail, The Sun, Daily Star) Coverage of landmark injunctions granted against seven Birmingham men by the High Court, which also ruled that six of them should be named. […]

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Injunctions obtained to protect vulnerable young woman

By on 19/11/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has obtained injunctions against a number of men who have been found inappropriately in the company of a vulnerable young woman. Peter Hay, Director of People, Birmingham City Council: “Although there is not enough evidence for a criminal conviction at present, we do have enough information to obtain injunctions – these use […]

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Homelessness is a major public health issue

By on 19/11/2014 in Blog, Cllr Cotton with 0 Comments

As he prepares to join the St Basils Big Sleepout, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr John Cotton, highlights homelessness as a major public health issue in Birmingham. If asked to name the biggest public health issues facing Birmingham, most people would correctly identify obesity, smoking, substance misuse and even sexual health. I suspect […]

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Watchdog highlights cuts concerns

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The National Audit Office has today published a report on the impact of government cuts upon local councils, focusing on the level of understanding that the Department for Communities and Local Government has on the issue. Responding to the report, Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “We are pleased that an informed […]

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