Summit a success as all eyes now on Digital Academy

By on 04/03/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

More than 300 of the region’s leading SMEs attended Birmingham’s first digital summit aimed at helping businesses become more successful by embracing the digital revolution. The all-day Greater Birmingham Digital Summit at the ICC saw speakers from Microsoft, Google and Linkedin as well as leading politicians discuss topics ranging from the business benefits of new […]

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Media Watch – March 4

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Protesters disrupt meeting as councillors clash over cuts (Birmingham Mail) Rowdy protesters stopped Birmingham City Council’s annual budget meeting three times as councillors clashed over £105million cuts to services. Parents lie, cheat and even change their religion to win their children a place in school, say experts (Birmingham Mail) Anxious […]

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Lord Mayor to commence Commonwealth Day celebrations

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The Lord Mayor of Birmingham will be starting this year’s Commonwealth Day events in the city next week. Commonwealth Day, which is on Monday (9 March 2015), is an opportunity for promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of Commonwealth organisations, which aim to improve people’s lives. The Lord Mayor, Cllr Shafique […]

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Responding to the Challenge, Looking to the future

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Sir Albert Bore’s budget speech to City Council, 3 March 2015 CHECKED AGAINST DELIVERY Introduction Lord Mayor, I would like to present our budget proposals for 2015/16 to this City Council for approval. It has become traditional for me to start this speech by saying that this year’s budget was even harder to produce than […]

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Pupils join fight against underage alcohol and tobacco sales

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Birmingham City Council is turning to the city’s schools for reinforcements in the battle against underage alcohol and tobacco sales. Trading Standards and Public Health officials are supporting the Trading Standards Institute’s ‘Create a Campaign’competition, which calls on teams of young people aged 12-15 to get creative in the fight against underage sales. The ‘Create […]

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Media Watch – March 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Courtney, 11, denied place at all her top choice schools (Birmingham Mail) Story about a schoolgirl who did not get any of her six preferences. Peter Hay quoted from standard letter sent to parents. Nearly one in three missing out on first choice secondary school (Birmingham Mail) Article on figures […]

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HGV and cycle safety campaign comes to Sutton Park

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Members of the public will have a chance to sit in the driver’s seat of a HGV and experience first-hand the blind spots faced by drivers of large vehicles as part of a road safety event in Sutton Park this weekend. The city council&#146s Birmingham Cycle Revolution team will be on hand for the Birmingham […]

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Today’s Birmingham City Council meetings – March 3

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Click on the link below for details of today’s Birmingham City Council meetings. http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/democracy/Pages/Index.aspx

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Secondary school intake – offers at 2 March 2015

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Today is national day of offer of secondary school places. Birmingham City Council’s school admissions and pupil placements team has offered advice and guidance to parents/carers and pupils and has processed over 15,000 applications for secondary school places. Birmingham Pupils 14,625 Birmingham pupils applied to transfer to secondary school 56,235 preferences were expressed 11,440 (82.5%) […]

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Cycle revolution set for fresh £30million boost

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Plans worth 30million to accelerate the Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) have been endorsed by the Department for Transport after the city council’s ambitious plans impressed government ministers. The council has been awarded a further 22.1million from the DfT’s Cycle City Ambition Grant scheme, which will be topped up by £7.9million of locally-sourced funding. Covering the […]

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