Unlicensed drivers caught in taxi safety operation

By on 17/12/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Partygoers are being urged to pre-book their journeys home after officers stopped 44 vehicles during a licensing operation on Broad Street over the weekend (12/13 December). Birmingham City Council’s licensing officers, working with West Midlands Police colleagues, caught two drivers illegally plying for hire – including a member of the public posing as a licenced […]

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Media Watch – Dec 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham needs to get the basics right (Guardian) Article from Sir Bob Kerslake reflecting on the publication of his report into governance at Birmingham City Council. Our hospitals could run out of beds (Birmingham Mail) Cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr John Cotton, quoted in article looking at winter […]

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Christmas Truce to be commemorated in Birmingham

By on 16/12/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Choirs from Birmingham and Frankfurt will join together on Saturday (December 20) to help mark the centenary of the First World War Christmas Truce. The free event, which takes places in Cathedral Green, at Birmingham Cathedral, will commemorate the truce of 1914, when British and German soldiers temporarily stopped fighting to celebrate Christmas together. Late […]

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Media Watch – Dec 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Murdered mum-of-three’s cries for help were ignored (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM, BBC Midlands Today, Free Radio, Heart, Central, ITV.com) Coverage of domestic homicide review into death of Natasha Trevis which found that her death at the hands of violent partner Junior Saleem Oakes could have been prevented had the relevant […]

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Paradise Circus transformation to start in January 2015

By on 15/12/2014 in Leader, News with 1 Comment

Confirmation that construction of Birmingham’s most anticipated new development scheme – the transformation of 17 acres at Paradise Circus in the heart of the city centre – will start on site in January 2015 has been made today (15 December). The £500m development is being brought forward through the joint venture company, Paradise Circus Limited […]

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Gritting Alert – Dec 15

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The Birmingham gritters are on duty tonight and will treat the roads from 7pm. Please take extra care if you’re out and about on what is set to be a chilly evening. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You […]

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Media Watch – Dec 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Birmingham council reels amid scathing management report (Financial Times) Birmingham’s Chamberlain Square may be dominated by the bustling Christmas market but for councillors inside their imposing offices there is a distinct lack of festive cheer as they digest damaging reports into their administration. Massive market brings the festive fun to […]

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Legal highs warning to Christmas revellers

By on 15/12/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Revellers in Birmingham have been warned not to ruin the festive season by taking so-called ‘legal highs’ this Christmas. The warning comes after national figures showed the number of deaths associated with the use of ‘legal highs’ (or New Psychoactive Substances) increased from 12 in 2009 to 97 in 2012. The CSJ also revealed that […]

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This week’s council meetings: Dec 15-19

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Click on the link below for details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings. http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/democracy/Pages/Index.aspx To view meeting webcasts go to: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

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Gritting Alert – Dec 13

By on 13/12/2014 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

The Birmingham gritters are on duty tonight and will treat the roads from 6pm. Please take extra care if you’re out and about on what is set to be a chilly evening. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You […]

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