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Major events funding and new running programme plans approved

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Cabinet has today (20 April) given the green light to more than £4 million of funding to support a programme of high profile sporting and cultural events in Birmingham over the next three years. The £4.65 million expenditure consists of £3.096 million from Birmingham City Council’s major events budget for 2015-18, plus a £1.55 million […]

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Catering firm ordered to pay £1,900

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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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Media Watch – 16 April

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Top Birmingham City Council stories ‘Stay away’ – drivers told to steer clear of traffic hell in Paradise (Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail):  Coverage of the briefing on the next phase of Paradise Circus, as demolition work on the old Central Library is set to begin next month, with motorists being urged to avoid the […]

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Media Watch – 15 April 2015

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Lawyers alert on school places appeals (Birmingham Mail): Birmingham law firm Match says it is taking on extra staff to cope with extra demand after a high number of calls from parents preparing for disappointment, and looking to appeal, when reception and primary school place offers are announced tomorrow.  Story refers […]

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Media Watch – April 8

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Investigation begins after mosque collapse (national and local coverage): Acivico, which is contracted by the city council to deal with building issues, is to investigate the collapse of a mosque in Walford Road, Sparkbrook. Landmark library’s opening hours slashed (I paper): Report on the cut to the library’s opening hours, […]

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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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