Birmingham has gained 44 brand new affordable homes thanks to a partnership between leading house builder Westleigh, Birmingham City Council and Viridian Housing. The £4.7 million scheme in Kings Norton has seen Westleigh construct a range of high quality new one-bedroom and two-bedroom homes, available to let from Viridian Housing. Construction work on the development […]
Big John’s Birmingham Mela returns to Cannon Hill Park on Sunday (31 July 2016), celebrating the city’s South Asian community through its culture, food, sport, art and entertainment. This free family event, now in its 16th year, includes live music from an array of artists, headlined by singer Imran Khan and hosted by BBC Asian […]
Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality at Birmingham City Council, has responded in the aftermath of yesterday’s murder of a priest in Rouen to explain the support being offered to faith-based settings closer to home: “Understandably everyone is still shocked and saddened by the murder of Father Jacques Hamel, who is […]
A creative schoolchild has put his artistic skills to good use by designing a sign to warn motorists of the need to slow down in Kings Heath High Street. Harry James Lee, a Year 1 pupil at Colmore Infant and Nursery School, in Kings Heath, designed the winning sign in a competition for schoolchildren organised […]
Cabbie praises green taxi LPG scheme: https://t.co/a3HFhk48D6 #green #localgov #brum @AnneShaw10 @LisaTrickett41 pic.twitter.com/TV6nQg7kJE — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) July 26, 2016 Taxi driver Ahmednur Hassan has praised an innovative project to make Birmingham’s Hackney Carriage fleet cleaner by fitting vehicles with new LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) engines. Birmingham is one of six cities mandated by the Government to […]
Cleaner, greener buses will be coming to Birmingham after £3milllion was awarded to a city council-led partnership project by the Department for Transport and the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles. Commenting on the support shown for the scheme, Anne Shaw, Assistant Director for Transportation and Connectivity at Birmingham City Council said: “It is great that […]
Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team received recognition for their work in tackling Hajj fraud at the launch of a national Hajj health and safety campaign this week. The Association of British Hujjaj runs an annual Hajj health and safety campaign for pilgrims from the UK performing Hajj, but in recent years it has also […]
The first manufacturer to commit to Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub at Aston Hall Road, after building a brand new 120,000 sq ft (11,150 sqm) factory, will officially open its facility today.