Tag: Birmingham City council

Baby Lemurs born at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

By on 24/04/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

There have been more new arrivals at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (formerly the Nature Centre) this week with the birth of four Ring-tailed Lemurs – two on Monday 20 April and two yesterday (Thursday 23 April). Born to dad Ralph and mums Cara and Annie, the baby Ring-tailed Lemurs join other recent arrivals at the […]

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Media Watch – 23 April 2015

By on 23/04/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council stories Library protests as users vent fury at opening hours (Birmingham Post and BBC WM): Coverage of the first week of the Library of Birmingham’s new opening hours. City bids for ‘European Capital of Running’ (Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail): Report that the council is bidding to become European Capital of […]

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Bringing Birmingham’s empty properties back into use

By on 22/04/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Two empty properties in Erdington and Brandwood are going to auction next week following the successful intervention of Birmingham City Council’s Empty Properties Team. The three and four bedroom houses in Bilberry Road, Brandwood, and Slade Road, Erdington, were identified by the team as part of a group of ten properties that had been neglected […]

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Trading Standards protecting older people from scams

By on 21/04/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulation and Enforcement, looks at how Trading Standards are protecting older and vulnerable people from scams. Britain’s population of older adults is increasing, which raises numerous issues ranging from healthcare and housing to pensions and money worries. So when a letter arrives promising a prize or lottery win, it can be […]

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National award for Bull Ring Markets manager

By on 21/04/2015 in News with 0 Comments

The woman responsible for running Birmingham’s markets was named Market Officer of the Year at a national awards ceremony yesterday (20 April 2015). Amanda Prosser-Davies – who joined the management team of the Bull Ring Markets in February 2014 – was honoured at the event, part of the National Market Traders Federation AGM, held in Stratford-upon-Avon, […]

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Food safety and hygiene tips – Part 2

By on 21/04/2015 in Video News with 0 Comments

It doesn’t matter whether you’re preparing a family buffet for Vaisakhi, a birthday lunch or a Sunday roast – food safety and hygiene is an essential ingredient for any meal. Tony Di Duca, Senior Environmental Health Enforcement Officer with Birmingham City Council, and David Hurlestone, Executive Head Chef at the Council House, share some handy tips for […]

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Three people arrested as part of fraud operation

By on 20/04/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Detectives from the City of London Police, working with Birmingham Trading Standards, arrested three people after executing warrants at a travel agents in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester today (20 April). The suspects are believed to have been selling Hajj and Umrah travel packages falsely claiming they are protected by the Air Travel Operators Licence (ATOL). The […]

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Fake phone accessories firm prosecuted

By on 17/04/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Bosses of a Birmingham phone accessories firm were given suspended prison sentences for selling fake phone covers, using registered trademarks without permission, at Birmingham Crown Court today (17 April 2015). Mohammed Akhtar, 47, director of Matrix Mobile Accessories Ltd, was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment while the store’s manager Rizwan Begg, 23, received a six-month […]

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 Halal meat supplier fined for misleading customers

By on 16/04/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham man was ordered to pay £550 for misleading customers that meat sold at a Small Heath butcher’s was approved by the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC), at Birmingham Crown Court today (16 April 2015). Mohammed Naseer, 39, who owns New Kashmir Halal Meat, on Coventry Road, Small Heath, pleaded guilty to two offences under […]

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Catering firm ordered to pay £1,900

By on 16/04/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham-based catering firm, which pleaded guilty to six offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2008, was ordered to pay £1,900 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (16 April 2015). Trishaz Treat Limited, based on Great Western Industrial Estate, Great Western Close, Winson Green, was ordered to pay £1,000 in fines and £900 towards […]

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