Get wise, don’t get scammed this summer

By on 13/07/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents are being urged to get wise to the tricks con artists and rogue traders use, by attending a series of free roadshows across the city in July. During Scam Awareness Month, Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards officers are inviting people to come to these events, which aim to equip people with the skills […]

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Could you be Birmingham’s next Poet Laureate?

The Library of Birmingham, along with local writer development group Writing West Midlands, is looking for a talented poet to become Birmingham’s next Poet Laureate. Alongside the city-wide search for a successor to Adrian Blackledge, the hunt is also on for a new Young Poet Laureate to follow on from Serena Arthur. Anyone living, working […]

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Apollo lift-off as Birmingham overcomes post-Brexit uncertainty

By on 12/07/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Work has started on a new £8.5 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub.

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Trader ordered to pay £7,500 for conning a customer

By on 11/07/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham car trader and its director were ordered to pay a total of £7,500 for selling a used car that was misdescribed and unroadworthy, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (11 July 2016). M A Trade Centre Limited, based at 36 Arthur Road, Yardley, and the company’s director Mahmood Hussain, 48, of Geraldine Road, Yardley, […]

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Meats wholesaler ordered to pay £25,661 for waste offence

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A Birmingham meat wholesaler has been ordered to pay more than £25,500, after being found guilty of failing to prevent controlled waste escaping from its premises, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (11 July 2016). Premium Halal Meat & Poultry Limited, based at Unit W5, The Saturn Centre, Bissell Street, Highgate, was prosecuted by Birmingham City […]

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Campaign tackles sexual exploitation of boys

By on 11/07/2016 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Campaign tackles the grooming and sexual exploitation of boys and young men People are encouraged to see the risks, not the gender and play their part in helping to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE). CSE can happen to boys as well as girls is the latest message from a regional campaign to raise awareness of […]

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New school health service for Birmingham

By on 08/07/2016 in Cllr Hamilton, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The official launch of the Birmingham School Health Advisory Service will be held from 9am to 1pm on Wednesday, 13 July at St. Andrew’s Stadium, Birmingham.

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Northfield businesses vote ‘yes’ to second BID term

Northfield businesses have  overwhelmingly backed a second term for Northfield Business Improvement District (BID) with 70.3 per cent of businesses (79.1 per cent by rateable value) voting in favour. This was based on a turnout of 54.1 per cent. The result of the vote was announced by Mark Rogers – Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council on […]

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Birmingham in top ten best councils for tackling homophobia in schools

By on 08/07/2016 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Stonewall, Britain’s leading lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, has named Birmingham City Council as one of the best local authorities in Britain for tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and celebrating difference in its schools. This comes as the charity today publishes its annual Education Equality Index, listing the top 10 local authorities […]

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Clampdown on waste helps make city streets cleaner

Birmingham City Council’s Waste Enforcement Team took action against more than 3,500 people and businesses for dumping or failing to get rid of their rubbish responsibly last year. The new figures, published in the Regulation and Enforcement Services’ annual report for 2015/16, cover offences involving dumping and disposal of domestic and trade waste. The report, […]

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