World Cancer Day: How we can all reduce our risk

By on 04/02/2016 in Blog, Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

To mark World Cancer Day, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Cllr Paulette Hamilton looks at the things we can all do to reduce our risk of developing cancer.

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Birmingham public to have their say at rail consultation events

By on 03/02/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Rail passengers, businesses and residents in Birmingham will be able to have their say on the future of the region’s rail services at two public events in the city next week. The government is asking for views on how the next West Midlands franchise – which covers the region’s local rail network, as well as […]

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Fresh approach to repairs for Birmingham council tenants

By on 02/02/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s council tenants will soon benefit from an improved repairs and maintenance service following an intensive evaluation process that also sees substantial savings estimated at around £13 million over the next four years. Currently, most tenants have two contractors to deal with – one for repairs and one for any issues with gas.  The new […]

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Chinese New Year celebrations in Birmingham

By on 02/02/2016 in Culture, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Chinese community is preparing to welcome in the Year of the Monkey on Sunday, February 7, with an afternoon of celebrations aimed at the whole family. Organised by the Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee in conjunction with Southside Business Improvement District (BID) and supported by Birmingham City Council, the event will include Chinese music, stalls, […]

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Older people encouraged to get vaccinated to avoid painful shingles

By on 02/02/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands is reminding eligible older people to get the shingles vaccine to help prevent the painful infection, following new figures showing a drop in vaccine coverage nationally. The shingles vaccine has been offered to people aged 70 years on 1 September 2015. People aged 78 years on 1 […]

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Opening up our data to make Birmingham cleaner

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director for Place at Birmingham City Council, blogs on the publication of data showing how clean the city’s wards are…

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Working together to keep Birmingham clean

For the first time citizens can see for themselves how clean their neighbourhoods are following the release of a data dashboard by Birmingham City Council

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Gritting Alert – Jan 30

By on 30/01/2016 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s gritters will be heading out to treat the roads at 7pm tonight. Please take care when you’re out and about. 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 get this information via the following RSS feed: West […]

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Markets manager receives diploma from Minister

By on 29/01/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Bull Ring Markets Operations Manager, Amanda Prosser-Davies, was presented with a sought-after diploma at the National Association of British Markets Authorities (NABMA) Conference in Birmingham . Amanda, who runs the city’s bustling Bull Ring and Wholesale markets, received her Diploma in Market Administration from Local Government Minister Marcus Jones MP during the event, held at […]

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City working hard to address skills and employment issues

By on 28/01/2016 in Blog, Cllr Holbrook with 0 Comments

Cllr Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture, writes about the challenges Birmingham faces – as highlighted in a new Centre for Cities report – and what is being done to tackle them…

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