Media Watch – April 9

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Hajj travel agent is prosecuted (Extensive local media coverage) Umrah & Hajj Specialist Ltd, based on Coventry Road, Small Heath, pleaded guilty to five offences after customers complained packages they were sold were not what was initially advertised. The company has been made to pay in excess of £70,000 in fines and compensation following a city council prosecution.

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Hajj tour operator ordered to pay £70,235

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A Birmingham-based Hajj travel company has today (8 April 2015) been ordered to pay £70,235 at Birmingham Crown Court. Umrah & Hajj Specialist Ltd, based on Coventry Road, Small Heath, pleaded guilty to five offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (2008) and one under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations […]

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Media Watch – April 8

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Investigation begins after mosque collapse (national and local coverage): Acivico, which is contracted by the city council to deal with building issues, is to investigate the collapse of a mosque in Walford Road, Sparkbrook. Landmark library’s opening hours slashed (I paper): Report on the cut to the library’s opening hours, […]

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Building collapse on Walford Road

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The following is a statement on an ongoing incident in the Walford Road area of Birmingham:

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Media Watch – April 7

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Trojan Horse school staff could face life ban (Birmingham Mail – Tuesday) Scores of teachers and support workers linked to the Trojan Horse scandal could be banned from working in schools for life after being investigated by professional watchdog the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). City councillors set […]

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New arrivals at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

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Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (formerly the Nature Centre) has been especially busy over the last month with the birth of some beautiful spring babies. And the good news for visitors is that some of them are venturing out so if you visit, you may catch sight of them. You’re also invited to name them – […]

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Court case update – 2 April

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Two separate and unrelated court cases concluded at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (2 April 2015). Lahore Pizza and Kebab House Liaqt Ali, 51, was ordered to pay £3,401 after pleading guilty to four offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations 2013, relating to insanitary conditions found at Lahore Pizza and Kebab House, in 32 […]

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Food safety and hygiene tips – Part 1

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re preparing an Easter lunch, a family buffet for Vaisakhi or a Sunday roast – food safety and hygiene is an essential ingredient for any meal. Tony Di Duca, Senior Environmental Health Enforcement Officer with Birmingham City Council, and David Hurlestone, Executive Head Chef at the Council House, share some handy […]

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Takeaway limit helps Birmingham tackle obesity

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With the spread of fast food takeaways in the news today, a Birmingham City Council planning policy is successfully limiting the growth across the city. In July 2011 a joint member /officer workshop was held exploring the obesogenic environment in Birmingham and how measures could be taken to help reduce obesity levels. One area the […]

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Birmingham teens shoot from the lip in ‘Poetry Slam’

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Three Birmingham teenagers diverted from the fringes of gang culture by an innovative Youth Service and police project have taken lyrical inspiration from their journey – and are now set to star in a national poetry competition! Girl group Sherika (16), Shanequa (17) and 16-year-old Anora hope their “raw urban” verses will impress judges at […]

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