Chancellor Meets ‘Midlands Powerhouse’ Leaders

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The Leaders of Birmingham, the Black Country, Coventry, Solihull Councils plus the Leader of Lichfield Council, alongside the Chairs of three regional Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) met today (Monday 01 June) in Birmingham with the Chancellor, George Osborne, former Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Heseltine, Local Government Secretary, Greg Clark, and Local Government Minister, Marcus Jones. […]

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Ramadan advice for diabetics

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Muslim diabetics in Birmingham have been urged not to put their health at risk by unnecessarily fasting during the forthcoming month of Ramadan.

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National campaign to protect Muslims from scam travel firms

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British Muslims booking trips to Mecca this September to celebrate Hajj are being warned about the threat of fraudsters trying to con them with bogus travel packages. The City of London Police is this week (1-5 June) launching a national campaign targeted at keeping people out of the clutches of fraudsters as they search for […]

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Media Watch – June 1

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Combining forces – so what does it all mean? (Birmingham Mail, Saturday) General Q&A-type piece on plans for a combined West Midlands authority looking at what it would mean for the region. Birmingham revels in its towering ambition (The Times, Monday) Birmingham plans to build more than a million square […]

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This week’s council meetings: June 1-5

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Details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings.

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Media Watch – May 29

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Students claim language centre ‘is being run down’ (Birmingham Mail) Students from a world-renowned language centre – which Birmingham City Council claims is based in an ‘unviable’ building – say it is being deliberately run down. Quotes council spokeswoman explaining that adult education is funded by central government through the […]

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Media Watch – May 28

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories “Coasting” schools to face Academy conversion? (BBC WM) Cllr Brigid Jones interviewed after proposals designed to improve schools were announced in the Queen’s Speech. Cllr Jones said the plans were overly simplistic, adding that standards had worsened at one in three schools turned into Academies in Birmingham. £13bn cost to […]

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Youth unemployment continues to fall in Birmingham

By on 27/05/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

Unemployment among 18 to 25-year-olds in Birmingham is continuing to fall, new figures have revealed. The latest figures show that the youth unemployment rate in the city currently stands at 9.1 per cent – down from 12.4 per cent in April 2014. This comes just months after Birmingham City Council gave the formal go-ahead to […]

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Combined Authority – Queen’s speech response

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Speaking on behalf of the West Midlands Authorities exploring options for a Combined Authority, the leader of Sandwell Council, Councillor Darren Cooper, said…

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Ring Road improvement works move forward

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The next phase of a works programme designed to improve traffic flow and  boost safety for pedestrians and cyclists on Birmingham’s Ring Road is due to start next week. Contractors are set to begin construction operations at Bordesley Circus and Curzon Circle on June 1. The works are part of a £14.05 million programme of […]

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