Birmingham’s Rugby World Cup fanzone announced

Tickets for this year’s Rugby World Cup matches at Villa Park may have sold out, but Birmingham residents and visitors can still experience the excitement of the tournament at the city’s official fanzone – one of just 15 around the country. Located at Eastside Park, the fanzone will be free to enter and will be […]

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Response to BIIP assessment of progress

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Response from Leader of Birmingham City Council, Sir Albert Bore and Chief Executive, Mark Rogers.

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Go-ahead for Surface Water Management Plan

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A document highlighting areas of Birmingham at risk of flooding and setting out how these issues should be managed is due to be approved by cabinet. The Surface Water Management Plan, developed by Birmingham City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water, focuses on 15 priority areas of the city considered […]

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FREE school holidays fun in Birmingham parks

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With the long school holidays stretching ahead of you, there are plenty of ways to keep the kids occupied and active for FREE in Birmingham parks this summer.

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Media Watch – July 20  

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Half of Brum kids living in the country’s poorest areas (Birmingham Mail and BBC WM): Research by Birmingham Child Poverty Commission reveals nearly 137,000 under 18s live in some of the most deprived parts of the city – including Sparkbrook and Nechells. Birmingham city councillor,  Jess Phillips MP quoted. Man […]

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Birmingham Curzon takes major step forward

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The Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan is set to be adopted by the city council at its cabinet meeting on the 27 July. The masterplan, which was launched for public consultation in 2014, sets out proposals to deliver a world class integrated city centre terminus station – Birmingham Curzon – along with major regeneration across Eastside, […]

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Family jailed for ‘clocking’ 4 million miles off cars

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Members of a Birmingham family were sentenced to a total of 12 years and nine months imprisonment for ‘clocking’ around  4 million miles off vehicles in a professional car clocking operation at Birmingham Crown Court today (17 July 2015). Waseem Hussain, 27, of Mary Road, Stechford, and his uncle Shahid Mahmood, 44, of Heather Road, […]

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Sutton Town Council consultative ballot – Yes vote

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The Sutton Town Council consultative ballot, which forms part of a wider consultation, closed at 3pm on Thursday 16 July 2015. In answer to the question – Should a Town Council be established for the Parliamentary constituency of Sutton Coldfield with the City of Birmingham?  – close to 70% of the vote was in favour […]

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10 easy ways to reduce your sugar consumption

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With experts urging the government to halve the recommended daily intake of sugar, how easy is it to cut down on the white stuff? Birmingham Public Health’s healthy eating expert, Charlene Mulhern suggests some easy ways to reduce your sugar intake without leaving a sour taste. Don’t skip breakfast If you skip breakfast, by 11am […]

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Media Watch – July 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories 720 children at risk of exploitation (BBC, Heart) Up to 720 children are at risk of being sexually exploited in places such as children’s homes, hotels and parks, new figures for the West Midlands show. The figure was revealed in two reports compiled by councils, the NHS and the police. […]

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