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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]