Cleaner cabs project steps up a gear

The latest phase of a project to make Birmingham’s Hackney Carriage fleet cleaner got underway today (April 25).

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Former couple jailed for stealing more than £400k

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A Birmingham letting agent and her former boyfriend were today (22 April 2016) jailed for a total of 7 years for stealing more than £400,000 from a Sutton Coldfield lettings agency and its clients over two years. Amy Williams (28) of Farrier Close, Sutton Coldfield, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years imprisonment, after pleading guilty to […]

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Penny Thompson CBE to lead partners in improving wellbeing of city’s children

By on 22/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Penny Thompson CBE has been appointed as the new independent chair of the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board. She takes over the post from Jane Held, whose four-year term ended in March. Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council, thanked Jane for all that she had done in Birmingham since 2012, praising her “highly pragmatic […]

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Boundary review – extra chance to have a say

Local people will have another chance to have their say on new council ward boundaries across Birmingham

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Government inspector endorses Birmingham Development Plan

By on 21/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Development Plan (BDP) – the council’s long-term strategic plan for the whole city – has been endorsed by the government planning inspectorate. The BDP will allow the development of 51,100 additional homes, over 300 hectares of employment land, 350,000 sqm of retail floor space and 745,000 sqm of office floor space. The inspector […]

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Councillors reduce number of city centre fundraisers

By on 20/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Councillors have today (20 April 2016) agreed to reduce the number of face-to-face fundraisers in Birmingham by more than 70 per cent. Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee unanimously agreed to sign a three-month agreement, drawn up by the Public Fundraising Association (PFRA) to limit charity fundraisers – also known as ‘chuggers’ – […]

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£400 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping

By on 20/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Fly-tippers in Birmingham will face £400 fixed penalty notices for small scale offences. Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee agreed today (April 20) to impose the maximum level allowed under new powers granted to local authorities under the Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016. The fixed penalty notices are designed to […]

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2016 elections: ward by ward

By on 19/04/2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

Select via the list to the right for ward-by-ward candidate list

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Centenary Square plans move forward

By on 18/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Plans to transform one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces are set to move a step forward. Cabinet is being asked to approve a full business case setting out how Centenary Square will be redeveloped to create an area where people can stop, relax and socialise, as well as hosting a variety of events. Councillors are […]

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City’s new cultural strategy set for approval

Cabinet is being asked to approve a new cultural strategy for Birmingham when it meets tomorrow (April 19). Once approved by cabinet, the document will then go forward to full council for adoption later in the year. It will form part of the council’s corporate policy framework. The strategy was developed through partnership working with […]

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