Birmingham to remember Srebrenica victims

Birmingham City Council will commemorate the victims of the Srebrenica massacre with a memorial event hosted in collaboration with charitable organisation Remembering Srebrenica. The Srebrenica Memorial Event takes place on Monday, July 25, 2016, in the Banqueting Suite of the Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, from 6.15pm to 8pm. The event forms part of a […]

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Enjoy the sun – stay out of the water

By on 18/07/2016 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

With Birmingham set to bask in the sunshine this week, the city council has warned people to stay out of ponds, lakes and canals across the city. The city is set for a mini heatwave this week, with temperatures set to hit 30C (86F) by Tuesday. And Cabinet member for Health and Social Care Cllr […]

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Leader seeks urgent talks with new PM

By on 18/07/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

City Council leader Cllr John Clancy is seeking urgent talks with new Prime Minister Theresa May to make the case of Birmingham’s role in the post-Brexit UK economy.

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Update on average speed enforcement (ASE) cameras

By on 15/07/2016 in Cllr Stacey, News with 0 Comments

New average speed enforcement (ASE) cameras, which were due to be switched on in Birmingham and Solihull on July 18, are now set to be switched on by August 8 instead. This is due to delays caused by unseasonably wet weather, which impacted on technical work and testing which needed to take place ahead of the switch-on. Councillor […]

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Messages of support from Birmingham to Nice – update

By on 15/07/2016 in Leader, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

The French tricolore lowered to half-mast outside @BhamCityCouncil Council House #PrayersforNice pic.twitter.com/s1fr73zkr9 — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) July 15, 2016 Following last night’s attack in Nice, Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Carl Rice has sent the following message to President Hollande “I am  shocked and saddened by last night’s horrifying and sickening attack during Bastille Day […]

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Birmingham health boss issues Zika warning

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

Birmingham health chief Adrian Phillips has advised pregnant women not to travel to the Rio Olympic Games due to the risk of contracting the Zika virus.

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Work begins on new leisure centre in Erdington

Today sees the start of works to rebuild Erdington Leisure Centre, one of three existing leisure centres across the city to be replaced by Birmingham Community Leisure Trust (BCLT), working in partnership with Birmingham City Council (BCC). A fourth centre at a new site at Icknield Port Loop in Edgbaston will also be built and […]

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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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