Internet café ordered to pay £720

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A Birmingham café owner, who pleaded guilty to two offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, was ordered to pay more than £700 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (May 14). Ibrahim Abdi Mirreh, who runs Info Shop Sports and Social Café, at 141B Stratford Road, Sparkhill, was ordered to pay £220 fines – £110 for […]

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Core Cities UK cabinet call for action from new Government on city devolution

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Core Cities UK leaders gathered in Westminster today (May 14th) to call for the new government to deliver on city devolution. Leaders and mayors of the 10 largest city economies outside London in England, Scotland and Wales – Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield – launched a ‘Devolution Declaration’ in front […]

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Media Watch – May 14

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: ‘We’ll create powerhouse like no other’ (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail) Work to create a West Midlands-wide authority stronger than any other in the country has begun. Quotes Sir Albert Bore saying he was expecting progress on a vital combined authority within weeks. Concerns over changes to leisure centres (BBC WM) […]

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Help us promote healthier lifestyles in Birmingham

By on 13/05/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Tackling the twin plagues of inactivity and obesity are among the key aims of a proposed new system aiming to promote healthier lifestyles in Birmingham.

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We must get tough on booze

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Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips has backed calls for tougher measures to tackle the high rates of alcohol consumption in the UK.

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Sharon Lea to retire

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Today Sharon Lea, Strategic Director of Place at Birmingham City Council, announces her retirement after 40 years of loyal service to the city.

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Media Watch – May 13

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Top Birmingham City Council stories School academy bid sparks teacher strike (extensive local coverage): Report on the strike at Small Heath School today, where members of three teachers’ unions – NUT, NASUWT and ATL – are staging a protest against plans to turn the school into an academy.  A council spokesperson said neither the school […]

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Birmingham Graduate Hub approved

By on 12/05/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The largest local government graduate scheme for planning and regeneration professionals has been approved by Birmingham City Council. The Birmingham Graduate Hub will offer two-year paid positions within the council’s planning and regeneration department. Delivered in two phases, there will be opportunities for 10 graduates this year with the potential for a further 10 the […]

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Media Watch – May 12

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Street silenced as rush hour hit by roadworks (Birmingham Mail) Part of Broad Street was ‘eerily’ quiet yesterday, because it was shut due to the next stage of Paradise roadworks. Quotes traffic manager Kevin Hicks Drivers delayed as roadworks start (BBC online) Drivers were stuck in traffic as the next […]

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Cast your vote for Birmingham’s Community Flag

By on 11/05/2015 in Lord Mayor, News with 1 Comment

The General and Local Elections took place last week but the voting’s not over – people now have the chance to cast their vote for the Birmingham’s Community Flag. Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Mike Leddy, chair of the Birmingham Flag Project Team, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to create a Community Flag for Birmingham […]

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