Motorists and residents advised of Small Heath bridge closure Local residents, businesses and road users are being advised that the Small Heath Bridge, which connects Jenkins Street and Kendal Road over the A45 Small Heath Highway, is going to be closed – other than to pedestrians and cyclists – for up to 8 months while […]
The overwhelming majority of Acocks Green shopping centre businesses have voted ‘yes’ to a second term for their business improvement district (BID) with a 75 per cent majority and 82 per cent by rateable value, from a turnout of 48 per cent. The result of the vote was announced by Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of […]
Travel advice during repairs to Aston Expressway Essential maintenance to the M6 J6 and A38(M) will be resuming later this month. Highways England hope to have completed the work by Christmas 2016. Delaying the repair programme would mean that road surfaces would continue to deteriorate leading to unscheduled disruption and severe impact on traffic in […]
A test designed to measure how well new private hire drivers know the streets of Birmingham is to be replaced by a ‘navigation test’ after councillors agreed the proposal. Instead, new private hire drivers looking to be licensed by Birmingham City Council will have to show that they can read a map, as well as […]
A Birmingham man who claimed to be a successful faith healer and defrauded several women of around £145,000 was jailed for seven and a half years at Birmingham Crown Court today (16 June 2016). Abdoulie Gassama, of Slade Road, Erdington, pleaded guilty to 22 offences under the Theft Act 1968 and Fraud Act 2006 at a hearing […]
Behaviour change campaign on litter puts local people at the heart of a new city centre clean up push.
Important information regarding heavy rainfall and flash flooding from Birmingham City Council and Amey: There were earlier delays at Birchfield underpass (A34 Walsall Rd) due to water on the carriageway. Amey drainage crew attended site and have assessed the pumps which were all working, it appears simply to be volume of water. The road is […]