Birmingham 2018 takes the baton from Portland

By on 21/03/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

The IAAF World Indoor Championships drew to a close in Portland yesterday (March 20) as the USA handed the baton to the UK who will host the next edition of the event in 2018 at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena. Birmingham previously hosted the Championships in 2003 as well as the European Indoor Championships in 2007, giving […]

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New model for advice services is finalised

A new partnership approach for delivering integrated advice and information service to citizens in Birmingham is due before the city council’s Cabinet on March 22. The plans have been drawn up by a group of providers known as Gateway to Birmingham Advice Services (GBAS) – a partnership of 15 organisations providing advice services in the […]

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Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel recommends stepping back

By on 21/03/2016 in Improvement Panel, News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel today published a letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, reporting on the progress the Council has made in implementing the recommendations of the Kerslake Report.

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Response to BIIP letter of 21 March 2016 – update

By on 21/03/2016 in Cllr Clancy, Improvement Panel, News with 0 Comments

Joint statement the three group leaders Cllrs John Clancy (Leader of the Council, Lab), Robert Alden (Con) and Jon Hunt (Lib Dem) and Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council.

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“View the queue” at Household Recycling Centres

Any Birmingham citizens thinking of making a trip to one of the city’s five Household Recycling Centres can now “view the queue” through webcams that have been set up to monitor the entrances to each site

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Birmingham City Council funding accelerates motorcycle business start-up

A Digbeth-based motorcycle manufacturing start-up is the latest business to benefit from investment by Birmingham City Council. Mutt Motorcycles has received the financial boost from the council’s £5 million Creative Fund, which is managed by Finance Birmingham. Alongside investment from Ascension Ventures and two angel investors, the funding will be used to regenerate an underused […]

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Spoken word performances at Library of Birmingham express service launch

By on 18/03/2016 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

The official launch of the Library of Birmingham’s new express service has been marked with a ceremony featuring spoken word performances. The express service has been created in response to demand for greater access to the library and offers book lending, reservations, returns, joining, study space, internet access and free wi-fi from 9am to 9pm […]

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Community tree planting helps flood scheme

Birmingham City Council has teamed up with the Environment Agency, Birmingham Trees for Life and local school children to plant 280 trees at Perry Hall Playing Fields in Perry Barr. The tree planting event is part of the Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme which involves constructing a low level wall through Witton […]

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Firm ordered to pay £9,821 for ‘unsafe’ electrical goods

By on 17/03/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham distribution firm was ordered to pay £9,821 after pleading guilty to three offences under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (17 March 2016). Yi Li, principal director of Newemoo Ltd, which trades from 2-4 Benacre Drive, in Digbeth, also pleaded guilty to three offences relating to the safety […]

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City buildings turn off lights for Earth Hour

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Six of Birmingham City Council’s flagship office buildings will switch their lights off on Saturday (19 March 2016) in support of the World Wildlife Fund Earth Hour campaign. Lights at the Council House, 1 Lancaster Circus, 10 Woodcock Street, Lifford House, New Aston House and Sutton New Road will be turned off (in instances where […]

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