A website raising awareness of child sexual exploitation has received almost 6,000 hits in the first two weeks of a new digital media campaign. The ‘Do you know what your friend’s doing’ campaign launched on 1 August, encouraging young people to look out for signs of grooming and sexual exploitation among their friends. Developed in […]
Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, looks at the options open to those getting their A-level results today. Today thousands of students across Birmingham will be getting exam results. Congratulations to all those who achieved the results they wanted for their university of choice. However, I know there will be some of […]
Britain’s largest dragon boat race is coming to Birmingham on August 28 – and a city council Cabinet Member will be amongst the captains in charge of the boats. Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality, will lead a team of councillors, activists and leaders from across the city during the Nowka […]
People have until this Sunday to submit their responses to the consultation on a future elected Mayor for the West Midlands Combined Authority. The Mayoral West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Functions Scheme consultation will close at midnight on Sunday August 21. Proposals in the scheme, including the functions of the Mayoral WMCA, are set out […]
After ten weeks in the job, Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, reflects on his experiences as Birmingham’s first citizen…. In the first ten weeks I’ve joined countless celebrations across the city – from The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations to community events like Birmingham Pride and Big John’s Birmingham Mela. There have also been […]
The Canal & River Trust charity is working in partnership with Birmingham City Council to replace 250 worn out and broken lights located along canal towpaths in the city centre. Costing £250,000, the project is part of Birmingham Cycle Revolution and involves installing new energy efficient LED lights along the main commuter routes into and […]
Motorists are being reminded that new Average Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras are now in operation across Birmingham and Solihull, having been switched on today (August 8). Project partners from Birmingham City Council (BCC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC), West Midlands Police (WMP) and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have decided to adopt a […]
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