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Court orders jeweller to pay £70,673

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A Birmingham jeweller was today (20 March 2015) sentenced to 10 weeks imprisonment, suspended six months, and ordered to pay a total of £70,763 and £10,673 costs after pleading guilty to 21 offences, under the Hallmarking Act 1973 and Trade Marks Act 1994.

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Media Watch – March 20

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Top Birmingham City Council stories ‘Angry’ Cameron blames Labour council for cuts at new library (Birmingham Mail): Interview with David Cameron, in which he criticises the council’s decision to cut the Library of Birmingham’s opening hours from 73 to 40 hours. Gridlock fears over £60m city cycle lanes revolution (Birmingham Mail):  Conservative opposition leader Cllr […]

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Media Watch – March 17

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Top Birmingham City Council stories MPs criticise Ofsted over Trojan Horse schools affair (local and national coverage):  The Commons’ education select committee report into extremism in schools found no evidence of a plot by hardline Muslims to infiltrate schools in Birmingham. It also criticises Michael Gove’s reaction to the claims, which led to five separate […]

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Trader told to pay £25,869 after worker loses hand

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A Birmingham trader was today (10 March 2015) fined £4,000 and given a suspended eight month prison sentence after pleading guilty to a health and safety offence relating to a man losing his right hand after it was mutilated in a meat mincing machine. Birmingham City Council brought a case against Akhtar Khan, 57, who […]

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Media Watch – Feb 19

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Photo archive ‘still at risk’ despite city U-turn on library (Birmingham Post): The Royal Photographic Society remains concerned for the future of its archives and four specialist staff based at the Library of Birmingham, despite the council’s leadership stating last week it had found an extra £200,000 – most of […]

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Preparations under way for Chinese New Year in Birmingham

By on 18/02/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Chinese community is preparing to welcome in the Year of the Sheep on Sunday, February 22, with a family friendly celebration. Stalls and children’s rides will be open along Hurst Street and Inge Street from 11am, with a road closure in place on Hurst Street between Inge Street and Bromsgrove Street from 7am to […]

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Media Watch – Feb 18

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Council objects to free school plans (Birmingham Mail / BBC News online): Report on council’s formal objection to Perry Beeches Academy Trust’s plans to open a new £20m school – Perry Beeches V – in Small Heath. Instead the site will be used to relocate the Al Hijrah school, which […]

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City food manufacturer ordered to pay £1,838

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A Birmingham food trader, who pleaded guilty to eight offences under Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006, was sentenced at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (13 February 2015). Andrew Arthur Allen – who runs Andy Allen Foods, based at Unit 38, Mount Street Business Centre, Nechells – was sentenced to one month imprisonment for each offence to […]

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City traders jailed for selling fake designer clothes

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Three Birmingham traders were jailed today (12 February 2015) for a total of three years and 10 months, for offences relating to the possession of garments, for the purpose of supply, which bore registered trademarks without the consent of the proprietors with an estimated value of £1.5 million. Tariq Mahmood Hussain (37) of  Onslow Road, […]

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Licensing factsheet: Uber and Get Taxi

By on 12/02/2015 in Factsheets, News with 0 Comments

Two phone apps were launched in Birmingham today (12 February 2015) which will enable people to book private hire vehicles or Hackney Carriages via their smart phones. This factsheet sets out answers to the most common questions on what this will mean for existing mini cab and taxi firms operating in the city. 1. What […]

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