Partnerships key to Cleaner Greener Streets

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director for Place at Birmingham City Council, talks about the importance of partnership working to keep the city looking as good as possible… Hopefully over the last few months you’ve seen some of our promotional activity to showcase the excellent work being done in partnership with communities, by businesses, other organisations […]

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Company director jailed for a year for Hajj fraud

By on 01/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A director of a rogue Hajj travel company was found guilty and sentenced to 12 months in prison at Birmingham Crown Court today (1 June 2016). Mohammed Arfan (38) who ran Al-Safah Tours Limited, based at 442 Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, pleaded not guilty to 16 offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations […]

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Edgbaston awarded leading fixtures in ICC Champions Trophy 2017

By on 01/06/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium has today been allocated five of the biggest fixtures in one of cricket’s most prestigious global tournaments, the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

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Birmingham takes centre stage for the countdown to Rio

Birmingham is set to confirm its status as the UK’s home of athletics this month when it hosts two key athletics events on the road to Rio. Both the Birmingham Diamond League on Sunday 5 June and the British Championships from 24 to 26 June are organised by British Athletics, in partnership with Birmingham City […]

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Big Birmingham Bikes boost for city charity

Young people from the St Basil’s Youth Council enjoyed a bike ride in the city earlier this week (May 27) as a gesture of thanks for the support they have been provided by the Big Birmingham Bikes (BBB) scheme

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Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor will highlight voluntary sector

Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor – Cllr Carl Rice – has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony which took place at the Council House on Tuesday (24 May). He was elected councillor for Ladywood Ward in May 1987 and has held many roles in his 29 years as a councillor – most notably Chair […]

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Post Channel 4 Dispatches statement

By on 27/05/2016 in News with 0 Comments

‎A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “We remain absolutely committed to providing the best service for children and families in Birmingham. We have also been honest about the historic and well publicised failings of children’s services. Our over-riding priority, therefore, continues to be that all our children are well protected and well looked after and, […]

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Response to Holding Notice on Birmingham Development Plan

The Government has issued a Holding Notice on the Birmingham Development Plan using its powers under the new Housing and Planning Act. Councillor John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “Clearly it is very disappointing that the Government has chosen to make this decision in spite of the positive outcome of the independent planning […]

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Birmingham rogue landlord put tenants’ lives at risk

By on 26/05/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (26 May 2016) to failing to apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence and to 10 breaches of the House in Multiple Occupation Management Regulations. Salih Mahfood Hassan Mohamed, age 49, of Newton Road, Sparkhill, was fined and has to pay a total […]

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Taking Pride in Birmingham’s communities

As Birmingham marks Islam Awareness Week and prepares for the annual Birmingham Pride festival, new cabinet member for transparency, openness and equality Cllr Waseem Zaffar celebrates the contributions of these communities to the city. Cllr Zaffar said: “Birmingham is a fantastic, diverse, tolerant, warm and friendly city that welcomes people from all over the world and helps […]

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