Tag: Birmingham UK

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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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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Birmingham Archives and Collections achieves national accreditation

By on 20/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Archives and Collections, based at the Library of Birmingham, has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation by The National Archives today (20 July 2017). Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive heritage. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. […]

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Hajj travel firm and director ordered to pay £71,417

By on 19/07/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A Small Heath travel firm offering Hajj and Umrah trips and its director have been ordered to pay £71,417 after admitting it had misled customers, at Birmingham Crown Court today (19 July 2017) Birmingham City Council successfully prosecuted Holy Makkah Tours Limited – which also traded as MB Travels and Euro Bangla – following an […]

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The Library of Birmingham is officially first class

By on 14/07/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

LIBRARY OF BIRMINGHAM INCLUDED IN SPECIAL STAMP SET ISSUED BY ROYAL MAIL TO CELEBRATE CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN THE UK The Library of Birmingham has been included in a set of new Special Stamps issued today (14 July 2017) by Royal Mail that celebrate 10 iconic buildings in the UK. Designed by Francine Houben, of the Dutch […]

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Plans for a rating scheme for private hire firms

By on 13/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Private hire firms in Birmingham could be rated in a similar way to food businesses if a new ratings scheme is approved, subject to consultation with the trade. Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee, agreed the scheme in principle on 12 July 2017 which, subject to further consultation with private hire operators could […]

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Get wise, don’t get scammed this summer

By on 04/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents are being urged to get wise to the tricks con artists and rogue traders use, by attending a series of free roadshows across the city in July. During Scam Awareness Month, Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards officers are inviting people to come to these events, which aim to equip people with the skills […]

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Arts Council funding for city’s cultural sector

By on 27/06/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced £88.7 million investment in Birmingham’s cultural sector – with funding for 37 arts organisations across the city over the next four years (2018-2022). Cllr  Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said:  ‘I am delighted to support the announcement from Arts Council of significant further investments into the […]

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