Tag: Birmingham City council

The IAAF World Indoor Championships – Back in Birmingham  

By on 19/02/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

In just over 12 months’ time the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 will take place at Arena Birmingham* and more than 400 athletes from 150 countries are expected to compete. Registration for the event, which will be held at the beginning of March 2018, was launched  on Saturday at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix […]

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£183 million investment for Birmingham council housing

Birmingham City Council has approved a £183 million investment into its council housing today (Tuesday 14 February). Cabinet approved £168.626 million programme of investment into its stock of council properties and £14.797 million investment into other programmes, including adaptions, clearance and redevelopment costs within a total Housing Investment Capital fund budget of £358.969 million. Birmingham […]

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The way Birmingham allocates social housing is changing

Birmingham is changing the way it allocates social housing.  Everybody on the current housing register will get a letter over the next few weeks explaining the new scheme and the need to re-register straight away if they still need social housing. The new scheme will still ensure that social housing is allocated to those most […]

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Hajj travel firm boss jailed for 14 months for fraud

By on 01/02/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The director of a Hajj travel firm was found guilty of fraud and sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (31 January 2017). Birmingham City Council brought the prosecution following a joint operation between Birmingham Trading Standards and the City of London Police, in Tameside, Greater Manchester on 20 April 2015, assisted […]

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Tackling tenancy fraud helps people who need houses

By on 30/01/2017 in Blog, Bulletin with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s service director for housing transformation, Rob James, explains why tackling tenancy fraud is so important and how people can help – Most people will be aware that there is a national housing shortage and all councils need to house people in an affordable and acceptable way.  In Birmingham we’ve built well over […]

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Gritting alert – Jan 28

By on 28/01/2017 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Gritting crews are heading out on the roads at 11pm tonight, so please take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html  

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Roosters rule for Chinese New Year in Birmingham

By on 26/01/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Chinese community is preparing to welcome in the Year of the Rooster on Sunday (29 January 2017) with an afternoon of celebrations aimed at the whole family. Organised by the Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee in conjunction with Southside Business Improvement District (BID) and supported by Birmingham City Council, the event will include Chinese music, […]

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Library of Birmingham & British Library win lottery grant for South Asian project

The Library of Birmingham and the British Library win Heritage Lottery Fund support to stage a major exhibition and public programme celebrating South Asian culture. Today (23 January 2017), the Library of Birmingham and the British Library have received £91,700 of National Lottery funding to present Documenting Histories, a partnership project celebrating the important role […]

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Poundland ordered to pay £152,000 for mice infestation

By on 20/01/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Midlands-based discount retailer was ordered to pay more than £152,000 after pleading guilty of eight offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, at Birmingham Crown Court today (20 January 2017). Poundland Ltd – which is based at Wellmans Road, Willenhall, and runs Poundland at 1-4 Corporation Street, in Birmingham city centre – […]

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Muffin Break owners ordered to pay £13,582

By on 19/01/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Owners of a Birmingham coffee shop were ordered to pay £13,582 after pleading guilty to three offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (19 January 2017). Foodco UK LLP – which is based at Allways House, Castle Street, Cambridge, and runs Muffin Break at Unit 10, Grand […]

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