Fitbit on prescription? It might just work

By on 20/06/2016 in Blog, Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham health boss believes the NHS should seriously consider offering fitness trackers on prescription to combat the UK’s inactivity crisis.

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Small Heath bridge closure

By on 20/06/2016 in Cllr Stacey, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Motorists and residents advised of Small Heath bridge closure Local residents, businesses and road users are being advised that the Small Heath Bridge, which connects Jenkins Street and Kendal Road over the A45 Small Heath Highway, is going to be closed – other than to pedestrians and cyclists – for up to 8 months while […]

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‘Yes’ to second term for Acocks Green BID

The overwhelming majority of Acocks Green shopping centre businesses have voted ‘yes’ to a second term for their business improvement district (BID) with a 75 per cent majority and 82 per cent by rateable value, from a turnout of 48 per cent. The result of the vote was announced by Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of […]

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First day for WMCA

By on 17/06/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Remembering the late Cllr Darren Cooper as the combined authority ( @WestMids_CA ) comes into force #localgov — Bham City Council (@BhamCityCouncil) June 17, 2016 The order officially creating the West Midlands Combined Authority came into force today. Councillor Bob Sleigh, Chair of the Shadow Combined Authority, said: “Today is the culmination of a lot […]

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Travel advice during repairs to Aston Expressway

By on 16/06/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Travel advice during repairs to Aston Expressway Essential maintenance to the M6 J6 and A38(M) will be resuming later this month. Highways England hope to have completed the work by Christmas 2016. Delaying the repair programme would mean that road surfaces would continue to deteriorate leading to unscheduled disruption and severe impact on traffic in […]

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‘Knowledge’ test for private hire drivers to be replaced

By on 16/06/2016 in News with 1 Comment

A test designed to measure how well new private hire drivers know the streets of Birmingham is to be replaced by a ‘navigation test’ after councillors agreed the proposal. Instead, new private hire drivers looking to be licensed by Birmingham City Council will have to show that they can read a map, as well as […]

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‘Faith healer’ jailed for £145,000 fraud

By on 16/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham man who claimed to be a successful faith healer and defrauded several women of around £145,000 was jailed for seven and a half years at Birmingham Crown Court today (16 June 2016). Abdoulie Gassama, of Slade Road, Erdington, pleaded guilty to 22 offences under the Theft Act 1968 and Fraud Act 2006 at a hearing […]

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New campaign to fight night time and football litter

Behaviour change campaign on litter puts local people at the heart of a new city centre clean up push.

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Birmingham working together to tackle inequality

By on 15/06/2016 in Blog, Cllr Zaffar, News with 2 Comments

Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality, Cllr Waseem Zaffar, on his determination to tackle inequalities in Birmingham.

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Updates regarding flash flooding in Birmingham

By on 15/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Important information regarding heavy rainfall and flash flooding from Birmingham City Council and Amey: There were earlier delays at Birchfield underpass (A34 Walsall Rd) due to water on the carriageway. Amey drainage crew attended site and have assessed the pumps which were all working, it appears simply to be volume of water. The road is […]

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