Tag: Birmingham City council

Birmingham boosts 2022 Bid with Baton visit

The Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Birmingham on Sunday 20 August. Counting down towards the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Baton’s visit is in recognition of Birmingham’s own Commonwealth Games ambitions as it bids for 2022. Many of Birmingham’s iconic landmarks and showcase sports events will feature in the Queen’s Baton Relay’s visit and […]

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Library of Birmingham hosts Lok Virsa festival

By on 18/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A colourful one-day arts festival celebrating South Asian heritage is being staged at the Library of Birmingham next week. Lok Virsa – Beyond Borders will feature free performances and workshops as part of a family day – linked to the Connecting Stories exhibition currently on display – at the Library of Birmingham on Saturday, 26 […]

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Hajj travel firm and director ordered to pay £43,000

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A travel firm offering Hajj and Umrah trips and its director have been ordered to pay £43,000 – after being convicted last year for misleading customers – at Birmingham Crown Court today (17 August 2017). Birmingham City Council successfully prosecuted Islam Freedom Limited following an investigation by Trading Standards officers, assisted by City of London […]

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London landlord fined for Selly Oak student property

By on 17/08/2017 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A landlord from London was ordered to pay £4,485.17 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (17 August 2017) for breaching legislation designed to protect his student tenants at a property in Tiverton Road, Selly Oak. Amit Sharma, age 34, of Brocklebank Road, South West London, pleaded guilty to failure to obtain an HMO licence and breaching […]

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Birmingham marks 70 years of Indian and Pakistan independence

By on 14/08/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

A series of events are taking place across Birmingham this week to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s and Pakistan’s independence. Both countries became independent of British rule in 1947, an event which is celebrated every year by Pakistan on 14 August and India on 15 August. These events began with Cllr Carl Rice, Deputy Lord […]

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Landlord ordered to pay £10,007 for unsafe property

By on 07/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord has been ordered to pay more than £10,000 after being found guilty of failing to comply with an improvement notice, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (7 August 2017). Majid Ali, 35, of Westridge Road, Moseley, pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing (25 May 2017) to not carrying out works at a […]

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Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Library of Birmingham announce joint conferencing and events venture

By on 07/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Library of Birmingham have today (7 August 2017) announced a joint conferencing and events venture, Unique Venues Birmingham (UVB). Unique Venues Birmingham is a new commercial venture between the two nationally-renowned venues, which will unite the excellent conferencing and hospitality opportunities offered within the shared building on Centenary Square in […]

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Cowboy builder ordered to pay £17,106

By on 03/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham builder who took more than £12,000 in payments for unfinished and unnecessary construction work on an Edgbaston property was ordered to pay £17,106 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (3 August 2017). John Casey (59) of City Road, Edgbaston, pleaded guilty to three offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. He […]

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American and Jamaican athletes attend Civic Service at Birmingham Cathedral

To celebrate their visit to Birmingham, and to enable the city to wish them well before they head to the IAAF World Championships in London,  athletes, coaches and staff from USA Track & Field (USATF) and the Jamaican Track and Field team were invited to a special civic service, which was held at Birmingham Cathedral […]

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USA Track & Field back in Birmingham ahead of IAAF World Championships

By on 28/07/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

More than 150 athletes, officials and staff representing USA Track & Field (USATF) are staying in Birmingham at the end of July, ahead of the IAAF World Championships, with the city hosting the official training and preparation camp for the team, which includes eight individual gold medallists from the 2016 Rio Games and four defending […]

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