Sustainability and Recycling Awards winners announced

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Birmingham's 'green' champions celebrated success at the city's first Sustainability and Recycling Awards ceremony, held at the Council House's Banqueting Suite today (18 July). Local businesses, community groups, schools and individuals were among those recognised by Birmingham City Council for their work in reducing, re-using and recycling waste. Birmingham office of engineering firm Mott McDonald […]

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City of Birmingham Triathlon returns for third year

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Athletes are gearing up for the City of Birmingham Triathlon, which returns to Sutton Park for the third year. This year's event, which takes place on Sunday, July 20, is expected to be even more popular than last year, with more than 1,000 participants signed up in events and classes for all abilities. The triathlon […]

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Firm fined £3,400 for unsafe chargers and cosmetics

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A Birmingham shop owner was sentenced to 200 hours’ unpaid work after pleading guilty to 25 offences relating to electrical safety, counterfeit goods and labelling regulations, at Birmingham Magistrates' Court today (18 July 2014) Birmingham City Council brought a case against Dalil Singh Bedi, aged 39, who owns Pound Plus Supermarket, at 396 Dudley Road, […]

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Birmingham City Council response to Ian Kershaw review

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Read the report here. Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “After months of speculation, our independent chief advisor, Ian Kershaw, has now completed his review into the issues that relate to allegations made in the anonymous Trojan Horse letter. The city council has honoured its commitment to a full, independent process of […]

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Celebrating 50 years of water fluoridation

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A pioneering move by Birmingham City Council 50 years ago transformed dental health across the city, dramatically reducing the levels of tooth decay among children. And delegates at a conference to mark 50 years of water fluoridation heard how the benefits of the 1964 decision are still being felt throughout Birmingham. Opening the event, Council […]

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Media Watch – July 18

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Trojan Horse: Exclusive 'Trojan Horse' schools condemned (The Guardian has a major feature, shorter articles also appear in The Independent, The Times and Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph online, BBCWM) Leaked draft of report commissioned by Michael Gove and written by Peter Clarke. Trojan Horse: 'Trojan Horse' report to be released […]

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Refuse collections – industrial action (July 18)

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A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “Despite extensive talks with representatives from Unite, we have been unable at this point to reach an agreement over issues that have been raised about terms and conditions for refuse collection staff. “We will continue to talk to the unions with a view to reaching a resolution, but, regrettably, […]

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Media Watch – July 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Trojan Horse: Heads join board at probe schools (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham MP Liam Byrne has revealed the names of the new governors due to take over at Park View Academy Trust. Trojan Horse: 'Enough is enough' - city backlash in Trojan Horse (Birmingham Post) Birmingham's civic leaders have closed ranks […]

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Stay out of the water and stay safe in the sun

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As Birmingham basks in the sunshine, the city council has warned people to stay out of ponds, lakes and canals across the city. And, after the Met Office issued a heatwave warning for the West Midlands, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr John Cotton, has also urged people to keep an eye on elderly […]

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Heatwave warning for the West Midlands

By on 16/07/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Areas around England may experience “heatwave” conditions over the next few days, according to Met Office forecasts. Affected areas include the West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, South East England and London. Warnings that a heatwave may be imminent are triggered when the Met Office forecasts that there is a 60% chance of temperatures […]

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