Tag: Birmingham City council

‘Tis the season to be safe, book your taxi home

By on 05/12/2016 in News with 0 Comments

As the festive party season begins, Birmingham City Council is encouraging Christmas revellers to stay safe and pre-book their taxis. People are being reminded to check private hire drivers have their name before getting into the vehicle after a night out – and not to flag down private hire vehicles, which are not allowed to […]

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See Santa at Bull Ring Markets

By on 05/12/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Christmas is coming to Birmingham’s Bull Ring Markets, where Santa Claus will be making a special stop on Saturday (10 December). Children will be able to meet Santa in his grotto on Edgbaston Street (outside the Indoor Market), between 11am and 3pm, tell him what they want for Christmas and receive a small gift. The […]

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Brum landlord and lettings agents fined for student house

By on 02/12/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord from Harborne and a letting agents from Selly Oak were fined a total of £5,590 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (2 December 2016) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a three-storey student property in North Road, Selly Oak. Ashley Borne Sales and Lettings Ltd of […]

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Working together to help rough sleepers

By on 28/11/2016 in Blog, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Acting Strategic Director for Place at Birmingham city Council, Jacqui Kennedy, talks about St Basils’ Sleep Out, sleeping rough and a coordinated approach. On Friday night I joined hundreds of people for St Basils’ Big Sleep Out.  This is an annual event which brings people together to sleep out for the night in plastic covered […]

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Are you ‘switched on’ to your consumer rights?

By on 25/11/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Trading Standards officers from Birmingham City Council will host a series of roadshows across the city promoting shoppers’ rights, as part of National Consumer Week, from next Monday (28 November). A third of all safety-related complaints Birmingham’s Trading Standards team receives are about electrical goods – from hairdryers to washer dryers, smart TVs to fridge […]

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Hajj travel firm ordered to pay nearly £45,000

By on 22/11/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham-based Hajj travel company and its directors were ordered to pay a total of £44,484 at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday (21 November 2016). Al-Hashmi Hajj and Umrah Tours Limited, based at 40 Trinity Road, Aston, was found guilty of seven offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (2008) at an earlier hearing (11 […]

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Family Day at Birmingham’s Christmas Markets

By on 18/11/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Visitors to Birmingham’s Christmas Markets on Sunday (20 November) will be able to get discounts on a wide range of food and gifts, as part of Family Day. The offers are part of the popular family day taking place at the markets, which comprise the Frankfurt Christmas Market and the Christmas Craft Market. Offers at […]

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Birmingham and Frankfurt celebrate their 50th anniversary

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Carl Rice, reflects on the city’s relationship with Frankfurt ahead of celebrations to mark their partnership’s 50th year. Birmingham is known as the city of a thousand trades, but throughout history our civic leaders have sought to grow the city and its reputation ever further. In 1966, Lord Mayor […]

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Brum landlord to pay £7k and do 150 hours community service

By on 14/11/2016 in Cllr Griffiths with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 and given 150 hours of community service at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (14 November 2016) for breaching regulations and forcing his tenants out of their home in Yardley Wood Road, Moseley, Birmingham. Mr Zahid Khan age 30, also of Yardley Wood Road, Moseley, Birmingham […]

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Suspected illicit cigarette factory smoked out

By on 14/11/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A suspected illicit cigarette-processing factory has been dismantled in Birmingham during a raid led by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The machinery is believed to be capable of producing 35 million cigarettes a month, at a potential cost to taxpayers of almost £138 million in lost duty and taxes a year. HMRC officers, working with […]

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