Ramadan: Halal meat and Hajj fraud advice

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Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulation and Enforcement, looks at the risks Muslims may face from unscrupulous businesses as they observe Ramadan. With Ramadan beginning tomorrow (18 June 2015), this blog contains tips on ensuring halal meat is what it claims to be and how to stay safe if booking a trip to Mecca for the […]

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Media Watch – June 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: ‘Trojan Horse': Council plans changes to rules on school governors (BBC) New rules on the appointment of some school governors in Birmingham are being proposed by the council in the wake of the “Trojan Horse” inquiries. No local authority-appointed governor will be able to serve on more than two governing […]

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Birmingham’s dog wardens support The Big Scoop

By on 16/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

We are a nation of dog lovers, owning more than eight million dogs throughout the UK. However, with that many dogs comes a lot of dog waste: the UK dog population produce over 1,000 tonnes of doggy doo a day, which is the equivalent of three aeroplanes, 100 double decker buses or 200 elephants. While […]

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Celebrate Summer Solstice with 24hrs of FREE fun

By on 16/06/2015 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Imagine the tranquillity of doing Tai Chi as the sun rises at dawn over the Lickey Hills…or clearing away the cobwebs by walking with friends in the green freshness of Cannon Hill Park to the sound of the dawn chorus…

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Media Watch – June 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: City parking fears as new hospital gets extension OK (Birmingham Mail) City council planning committee members have warned of further parking problems in Edgbaston after giving the green light to an extension of Birmingham Dental Hospital, which is currently under construction on the former BBC Pebble Mill site. Quotes committee […]

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New procedure for school govenor appointments

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A new procedure for appointing school governors and a recommended code of conduct is to go before cabinet. A cabinet report recommends that the current interim procedure is revoked and the new procedure for selection, nomination and removal of local authority governors for schools and academies is implemented. The new procedure will ensure that no […]

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Ramadan: Be sure your donations go to charity

By on 15/06/2015 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulation and Enforcement, looks at the risks Muslims may face from unscrupulous businesses as they observe Ramadan. For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan – which begins on 18 June 2015 – is a time for benevolence, fasting and generosity. Charitable giving (Zakat) As well as performing daily prayer rituals and […]

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Birmingham Cycle Revolution Bike Week showcase

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Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) is celebrating the return of National Bike Week from June 13 to 21 with an entire week of pedal powered fun. Bike Week is an annual, nation-wide opportunity for organisations to promote cycling and show how easily it can become part of everyday life. The dedicated week aims to get people […]

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More Brummies sign-up for health MOT

By on 15/06/2015 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Almost 70,000 people in Birmingham have taken steps to improve their health by undergoing a free health MOT.

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This week’s council meetings: June 15-19

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Details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings.

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