Family Day at Birmingham’s Christmas Markets

By on 18/11/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Visitors to Birmingham’s Christmas Markets on Sunday (20 November) will be able to get discounts on a wide range of food and gifts, as part of Family Day. The offers are part of the popular family day taking place at the markets, which comprise the Frankfurt Christmas Market and the Christmas Craft Market. Offers at […]

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Birmingham’s cycle revolution – bike loan scheme

In the heart of England a quiet revolution is stirring – a cycle revolution in fact! Delivered by Birmingham City Council in partnership with Sustrans, a leading UK charity which enables people to travel by foot, bike or public transport the Birmingham Cycle Revolution is helping to change attitudes bit by bit. During National Commute […]

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Investing in social work leadership

By on 17/11/2016 in Blog, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Chief social worker at Birmingham City Council Dr Tony Stanley talks about why we need to invest in our social work leadership. It is great news that Birmingham children’s services is to host an initiative aimed at improving social work leadership practice – if we want to keep improving social work, we must keep improving […]

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Birmingham and Frankfurt celebrate their 50th anniversary

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Carl Rice, reflects on the city’s relationship with Frankfurt ahead of celebrations to mark their partnership’s 50th year. Birmingham is known as the city of a thousand trades, but throughout history our civic leaders have sought to grow the city and its reputation ever further. In 1966, Lord Mayor […]

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Erdington businesses vote ‘yes’ to third term of BID

By on 16/11/2016 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Businesses in Erdington shopping centre have voted in favour of a third term for their Business Improvement District (BID). Of those balloted, 84.2 per cent voted in favour (82.6 per cent by rateable value) – up from 72 per cent at the last vote in 2012 – with a turnout of 33 per cent. Formed […]

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Trading Standards officers seize 17 cars in Birmingham operation

By on 15/11/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Trading Standards officers have seized 17 vehicles from a used car trader in the city. The inspection came as a result of an intelligence review of all used car complaints received by the service. A significant number of complaints related to a business operating from the Sparkhill area, which was offering for sale used vehicles suspected […]

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HS2 Phase 2: The icing on the cake

By on 15/11/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Leader of the Council Cllr John Clancy’s response to today’s news that the government has confirmed the route for the second phase of the high-speed rail line HS2, from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds.

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Brum landlord to pay £7k and do 150 hours community service

By on 14/11/2016 in Cllr Griffiths with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 and given 150 hours of community service at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (14 November 2016) for breaching regulations and forcing his tenants out of their home in Yardley Wood Road, Moseley, Birmingham. Mr Zahid Khan age 30, also of Yardley Wood Road, Moseley, Birmingham […]

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Suspected illicit cigarette factory smoked out

By on 14/11/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A suspected illicit cigarette-processing factory has been dismantled in Birmingham during a raid led by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The machinery is believed to be capable of producing 35 million cigarettes a month, at a potential cost to taxpayers of almost £138 million in lost duty and taxes a year. HMRC officers, working with […]

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Wheels in motion for Snow Hill Growth Strategy

By on 14/11/2016 in Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Cabinet is being asked to set the ball rolling for the transformation of Snow Hill Station and its surrounding area. The Snow Hill Growth Strategy will set out a proposal focused on the redevelopment of Snow Hill Station and the surrounding business district area in order to maximise economic growth, supporting the Snow Hill Masterplan […]

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