Slower is safer in the city centre

Anne Shaw, Assistant Director for Transportation and Connectivity at Birmingham City Council, blogs on the plan to introduce 20mph limits to most roads in and around the city centre, with work starting today (May 16)…

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Busker and street entertainer consultation starts

By on 16/05/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Guidelines designed to encourage responsible busking and street entertainment in Birmingham city centre have gone out to a period of public consultation starting today (May 16)

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‘One Small Step’ to the Chelsea Flower Show

Birmingham City Council’s gold winning parks’ team celebrate the work of local artist Willard Wigan and grass root sport with this year’s Chelsea Flower Show entry – a display designed to inspire people to take the all-important step to becoming more active. ‘One Small Step’ uses Willard’s tiny needle sized artworks as its starting point […]

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“We’re watching you” – warning to dodgy taxi drivers

By on 12/05/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Cabbies and private hire drivers who operate illegally in Birmingham are being warned they will be caught and face prosecution. New signs have been installed across the city centre reminding drivers against breaking the law and touting for on-street business – a specific offence known in the trade as ’plying.’ The 100 reflective signs have […]

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BBC Boost for Birmingham

By on 11/05/2016 in Blog, Cllr Clancy, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council leader, Cllr John Clancy, responds to the announcement that a new base for BBC Three is to be created in Birmingham.

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Syrian refugees – May 2016 update

By on 11/05/2016 in Cllr Shah, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council welcomed two female refugees under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme today (May 11).

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10 ways to cope with GCSEs and other exams

By on 10/05/2016 in Blog with 0 Comments

As young people across Birmingham sit important exams, here are some handy tips to survive revision and exam days.

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Retailer ordered to pay more than £100k in fake goods case

By on 10/05/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham businessman was today (May 10) ordered to pay £100,000 at Birmingham Crown Court, after being found in possession of a large quantity of counterfeit goods.

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Next step for Druids Heath regeneration

By on 10/05/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is set to give the go-ahead to the development of a plan to identify the investment required to regenerate Druids Heath. The funding itself will come from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), rather than Birmingham City Council, but the proposed Druids Heath Investment Options Strategy aims to identify the priorities for the estate […]

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Bears launch T20 community programme with Birmingham City Council

By on 10/05/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

With just 10 days to go until the start of the NatWest T20 Blast, Warwickshire County Cricket Club has revealed a new Birmingham Bears T20 community programme with Birmingham City Council.

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