A voluntary group from Birmingham which manages the Holford Drive Community Sports Hub has had its work recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “This is fantastic news for Holford Drive Community […]
Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director for Place at Birmingham City Council, talks about the importance of partnership working to keep the city looking as good as possible… Hopefully over the last few months you’ve seen some of our promotional activity to showcase the excellent work being done in partnership with communities, by businesses, other organisations […]
A director of a rogue Hajj travel company was found guilty and sentenced to 12 months in prison at Birmingham Crown Court today (1 June 2016). Mohammed Arfan (38) who ran Al-Safah Tours Limited, based at 442 Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, pleaded not guilty to 16 offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations […]
Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium has today been allocated five of the biggest fixtures in one of cricket’s most prestigious global tournaments, the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
Birmingham is set to confirm its status as the UK’s home of athletics this month when it hosts two key athletics events on the road to Rio. Both the Birmingham Diamond League on Sunday 5 June and the British Championships from 24 to 26 June are organised by British Athletics, in partnership with Birmingham City […]
Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor – Cllr Carl Rice – has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony which took place at the Council House on Tuesday (24 May). He was elected councillor for Ladywood Ward in May 1987 and has held many roles in his 29 years as a councillor – most notably Chair […]
A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “We remain absolutely committed to providing the best service for children and families in Birmingham. We have also been honest about the historic and well publicised failings of children’s services. Our over-riding priority, therefore, continues to be that all our children are well protected and well looked after and, […]
The Government has issued a Holding Notice on the Birmingham Development Plan using its powers under the new Housing and Planning Act. Councillor John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “Clearly it is very disappointing that the Government has chosen to make this decision in spite of the positive outcome of the independent planning […]