ELECTIONS 2016: Deadline for requesting a postal vote

By on 12/04/2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

With May’s elections fast approaching, people in Birmingham are reminded they have less than a week to register, to ensure their voice is heard at the polls. Along with this, anyone who is registered to vote but is unable to get to their polling station on 5 May can request a postal or proxy vote. […]

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One centre of excellence for homeless and housing advice

Following extensive consultation, cabinet is set to approve changes to the housing advice service on 19 April which will build on the success of the city’s Youth Hub – a specialist homeless service for single young people under 25 years old.  The council is reducing the number of Housing Advice Centres and pooling resources to […]

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Cowboy builder gets suspended jail sentence for fraud  

By on 11/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Great Barr builder who took cash in advance for poor quality and unfinished construction work received a 32-week prison sentence, suspended for two years, at Birmingham Crown Court today (11 April 2016). Christopher Abbotts, 56, of Howard Road, Great Barr, who pleaded guilty to six offences under the Fraud Act 2006 on 6 April […]

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Sign-up for our WhatsApp election updates

By on 11/04/2016 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

With the local elections just around the corner (May 5), Birmingham City Council is again offering an updates service via mobile messaging service WhatsApp.

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West Midlands Rail welcomes franchise shortlist

By on 08/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

West Midlands Rail, the company set up by local authorities to improve passenger services, today (Thursday 7 April) welcomed news that three operators have been shortlisted to run the region’s trains from 2017 onwards. The operators are: London and West Midlands Railway Limited, a subsidiary of Govia Limited (a joint venture between Keolis and Go-Ahead […]

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Elections 2016: List of candidates

By on 07/04/2016 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

On Thursday 5 May, three elections will take place for people to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, 40 city councillors and 24 parish councillors in Sutton Coldfield. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on the day and results will be posted on Birmingham Newsroom as soon as they […]

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Birmingham travel agents targeted in Hajj fraud operation

By on 07/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A string of travel agents in the Birmingham area have been visited this morning (7 April 2016) after being identified as potentially selling unlicensed package tours to Mecca. Officers from the City of London Police, Civil Aviation Authority and Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team worked in partnership across the city as part of a […]

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Former health secretary to oversee five-year health and social care blueprint

By on 06/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Former health secretary appointed to oversee five-year health and social care blueprint In a move that signals the launch of a radically new approach and partnership, the former Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell has been appointed as independent chair of the board that will oversee the delivery of a five-year blueprint to transform health and social […]

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Finding new ways to invest in arts and culture

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

Birmingham is launching a Cultural Investment Inquiry to look at new ways of investing in the arts and culture sector. Working together, the partners (including Aston Business School, Birmingham City Council, Culture Central, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and Arts Council England) will draw heavily on the commercial and analytical skills of the city’s business […]

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Deadline: Register to vote by 18 April 2016

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

People in Birmingham have just two weeks left to ensure they have a voice in May’s elections. Anyone wishing to vote must first be registered to do so – and the deadline for registration is 18 April 2016. After this date, anyone who has not registered will not be able to vote on 5 May, […]

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