Media Watch – Jan 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Misery Monday as city drivers face gridlock (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s commuters face gridlock on the city’s roads as the big return to work coincides with the start of a series of major repair works. Councillors told ‘stop rambling’ (Birmingham Mail) City councillors are being urged to be more spontaneous when […]

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Healthy resolutions for 2015

By on 31/12/2014 in Blog, Cllr Cotton with 0 Comments

As we prepare to bid farewell to 2014 and usher in the New Year many of us will resolve to lead healthier lifestyles. Quit smoking, drink less, lose weight, exercise more… Whatever you want to do, it’s important to be realistic and set achievable goals. We asked our Public Health team for their advice. Cabinet […]

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Gritting Alert – Dec 30

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With a heavy frost, icy patches and freezing fog forecast, the Birmingham gritters are on duty tonight and will treat the roads from 6.30pm. Please take extra care if you’re out and about tonight and tomorrow morning. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities […]

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Bring in 2015 with a bang in Birmingham

By on 29/12/2014 in News with 0 Comments

A spectacular fireworks display will light up the skies over Birmingham on New Year’s Eve as the city bids farewell to 2014 and welcomes 2015. Visible from Centenary Square, the five-minute fireworks display, supplied by Pains, is digitally fired and will feature vibrant colours and memorable, breath-taking sequences. The display will run from midnight to […]

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Gritting Alert – Dec 29

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The Birmingham gritters are on duty tonight and will treat the roads from 6.30pm. We will then treat priority footways from 3am. Please take extra care if 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 […]

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Resolving to have a tidy garden in 2015

By on 29/12/2014 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Now is the time to start making New Year Resolutions for 2015 – and a subscription to the council’s garden waste service could help you keep your promise to keep your home looking attractive. Just three days remain on an early bird £5 discount offer for those who subscribe during the month of December. The […]

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Gritting Alert – Dec 28

By on 28/12/2014 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

The Birmingham gritters are on duty tonight and will treat the roads from 6pm. We will then treat priority footways from 3am. Please take extra care if 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 […]

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Birmingham company benefits from Green Bridge scheme

By on 24/12/2014 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

[field name=iframe] Councillor Tahir Ali, cabinet member for development, transport and the economy, visited a company that has benefited from council-managed scheme that supports businesses across the region. He was given a tour of Thermotec Plastics Ltd in Witton. The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme provides grants to small and medium size ‘supply chain’ businesses […]

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Media Watch – Dec 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Driver wins tow truck battle after 8-hour stand-off (Birmingham Mail, BBC online, BBC Five Live, Telegraph, Mirror, Star, ITV) A man who parked illegally in a disabled bay and then sat in his car so it could not be towed away has won his battle to not have his car […]

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Media Watch – Dec 23

By on 23/12/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: German market may be moving as library comes down in 2015 (Birmingham Mail) Speculative piece about what will happen to the Christmas market next year when work will be underway on the Paradise development. A 17-year-old (who will be 18 come election day) has announced he will stand as an […]

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