Tag: Birmingham City council

Tenants scoop gold for cleaner and greener neighbourhoods

Green-fingered council tenants and leaseholders gathered together for the annual Birmingham in Bloom awards ceremony at the Council House last night (Wednesday 19 October). District winners and their guests attended the ceremony in the Banqueting Suite and city-wide winners in each category received a trophy, cash prize and gardening tools from the city’s Deputy Lord […]

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Australian Aboriginal remains begin long journey home

A collection of Aboriginal remains discovered at the University of Birmingham and at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, were handed back to traditional custodians from Australia in a spiritual ceremony last week (14 October 2016). The ancestral remains were returned to the Australian people by museum curators and staff in the University’s College of Medical […]

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Birmingham gets set to ‘Reclaim Sport’

By on 17/10/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

BBC Get Inspired launches sports kit donation drive to give all youngsters in Birmingham the chance to play sports Sporting fever has hit Birmingham ahead of BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 coming to the Genting Arena on Sunday 18 December. The BBC Get Inspired team are on a mission to make sure every […]

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Birmingham City Council set to approve 500 new homes

By on 11/10/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet will be asked to approve two reports on 18 October which set out plans to build more than 500 new houses and apartments for sale and rent at a cost of £64 million. The executive will be asked to support a major new house building programme through the council’s Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) […]

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The ‘best bits’ of Romeo and Juliet comes to Brum

By on 11/10/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Families are being urged to introduce their children to the ‘best bits’ of Shakespeare during half term, as part of a free regional tour starting at the Library of Birmingham later this month. The Bard’s Best Bits of Romeo and Juliet, a 90-minute comedy adaptation, aims to introduce younger audiences to Shakespeare in a fun […]

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Community libraries consultation paper published

By on 10/10/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has today (October 10) set out plans to work with partners to retain 35 of the 37 community libraries in an operating model designed to give the service a long-term sustainable future in the city. It is hoped that through an extensive three-month consultation period the council will also be able to […]

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Phone shop staff prosecuted flytipping

By on 07/10/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham man who fly tipped waste in Erdington has been ordered to pay £600 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (7 October 2016). Mohammad Iftikhar Hussain, 38, of Amberley Grove, Holford, pleaded guilty to an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. He was £200 and ordered to pay £400 court costs. Birmingham City Council brought […]

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Birmingham’s new Poets Laureate announced

By on 07/10/2016 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

A poet with punch and a spoken-wordsmith determined to bring poetry to everyone have taken up the mantles of Birmingham’s Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate. Professional boxer Matt Windle and 17-year-old Nyanda Foday were announced as new champions of Birmingham at a special National Poetry Day Gala event last night (6 October 2016), at […]

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Birmingham student wins prestigious fostering education award

By on 03/10/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A Birmingham student was recognised for his achievements in education at The Fostering Network’s Fostering Excellence Awards last week. Bishal Chanda, aged 21, received the Fostering Achievement for Education Award.  He first came into his foster carers’ lives at four years old with a range of special needs, but his foster carers advocated for him […]

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City throws hat into the ring to bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games

By on 30/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham is announcing its intention to officially enter the race to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026 and those looking to bring the global sporting event to the city are calling on the entire region to get behind the bid. With the full support of Birmingham City Council, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, the […]

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