Bladder and kidney cancer awareness roadshow visits Birmingham

By on 08/03/2016 in Cllr Hamilton, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Be Clear on Cancer’s ‘Blood in Pee’ roadshow is touring the country and visiting the Swan Centre in Yardley, Birmingham on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 March.

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Working with local landlords to deliver affordable housing

150 landlords are heading to Millennium Point this Thursday for the Birmingham Landlord Forum, a joint event between the National Landlords Association and Birmingham City Council’s Private Rented Service. The afternoon’s conference – which is fully booked – will help to bring landlords up to speed with a range of issues including new housing legislation, […]

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Organisations rewarded for cycling and walking efforts

By on 08/03/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Schools, colleges and businesses across the West Midlands have received recognition as being some of the most bike and pedestrian-friendly places in the region. Eleven employers and nine educational establishments were awarded Top Cycling and Walking Location status for making it easier for staff or students to travel on foot or two wheels at a ceremony […]

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Birmingham prepares for St Patrick’s Day Parade

By on 08/03/2016 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

This year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Birmingham on Sunday, March 13, when the theme will be the phoenix. The centrepiece of celebrations enjoyed by the city’s strong Irish community, the parade is organised by the St Patrick’s Festival Committee and supported by Birmingham City Council’s events team. The parade will set […]

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‘Apollo’ lands at Birmingham’s advanced manufacturing hub

By on 08/03/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) have selected Trebor Developments to bring forward the first speculative industrial facility at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMH) in Aston, Birmingham. Working in conjunction with funding partner Aviva Investors, Midlands-based Trebor will develop a new 94,500 sq ft (8,779 sq m) premises known as ‘Apollo’ […]

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Get your dog microchipped for free

By on 07/03/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Dog owners across Birmingham are being encouraged to get their pets microchipped before a new change in the law comes into effect next month. As people prepare to bring their dogs to Crufts (10-13 March), Birmingham City Council is reminding owners that from 6 April all dogs must be microchipped and have their details registered […]

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Gritting Alert – March 6

By on 06/03/2016 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 6pm tonight and we’re due to treat footpaths at 4am tomorrow morning. Take care if you’re out and about.

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Gritting Alert – March 5

By on 05/03/2016 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

The cold weather continues, so Birmingham’s gritting teams will be out once again from 8pm this evening.

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Warning over lead in rolling pins

By on 04/03/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council Trading Standards Officers have seized rolling pins and other cooking utensils in Small Heath which after analysis have been found to contain 14% lead. Vir Ahluwalia from Birmingham Trading Standards said: “Lead can cause severe and sometimes permanent damage to the central nervous system so anyone who has one of these items […]

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Lord Mayor welcomes GB Davis Cup Team to Birmingham

By on 04/03/2016 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall has welcomed the Aegon GB Davis Cup Team to Birmingham for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group. The tie, which starts today at the Barclaycard Arena, is only the second time the sides have met in the biggest team competition in tennis and the first time they’ve […]

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