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Lord Mayor’s Mega Quiz – registration now open

By on 05/10/2015 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

The Lord Mayor’s Mega Quiz returns to Birmingham University’s Great Hall on Tuesday 17 November at 7pm for another fun-filled night of trivia, brain teasers and mind-stretching questions with new Quizmaster, Sarah Falkland from BBC Midlands Today. This year’s teams will be competing for the Lord Mayor’s Mega Quiz Trophy plus dinner, bed and breakfast […]

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Tackling rogue traders by raising awareness

By on 05/10/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Trading Standards officers have stepped up their campaign against rogue traders by visiting places where members of the public can withdraw money to encourage them to look out for and report possible victims. As part of a national day of action, officers visited 29 banks, building societies and post offices, to ask staff to […]

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Think Hedgehog!

By on 01/10/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Willows Hedgehog Rescue has joined forces with Birmingham City Council and other councils across the West Midlands to raise awareness of the dangers that brush cutters and ‘strimmers’ can pose to wildlife, especially hedgehogs. Many hundreds of hedgehogs every year are seriously injured, sometimes fatally, by the use of line trimmers or ‘strimmers’.  Hundreds of […]

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All aboard for tenant and landlord advice in Birmingham

By on 25/09/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Staff from Birmingham City Council’s private rented services team are taking an information bus out to Erdington, Soho and Cape Hill next week to help tenants and landlords find out about the support that’s available to them. Birmingham City Council cabinet member for Neighbourhood Management and Homes, Cllr John Cotton, said: “Britain’s private rented sector […]

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Balsall Heath Neighbourhood Plan referendum

By on 24/09/2015 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

Balsall Heath residents are reminded that there will be a referendum on Thursday 8 October about the adoption of the Balsall Heath Neighbourhood Plan. The question asked will be – ‘Do you want Birmingham to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Balsall Heath to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’ Residents are entitled […]

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Council tenants urged to help by switching on heating

By on 18/09/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Council tenants are again urged to switch on their central heating before winter arrives so that any problems can be dealt with swiftly. Birmingham City Council cabinet member for Neighbourhood Management and Homes, Cllr John Cotton, said: “Although Birmingham’s council tenants have a free annual gas service, problems often only come to light when the […]

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Popular city tapas bar ordered to pay more than £14,000

By on 17/09/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A popular Birmingham restaurant has been ordered to pay more than £14,000 after admitting five offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today (September 17). Bar Estilo, on Wharfside Street, in The Mailbox, was fined £12,500 and ordered to pay £2,145 in costs, to be paid within 28 […]

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Take pride in super Birmingham during Super September

By on 16/09/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, urges Brummies to showcase the city’s ‘super’ side during Super September. Some might say (in jest) that Birmingham is the centre of the universe, but this month it really will be with a series of major events taking place over the next few weeks. From the Rugby World […]

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Birmingham Rugby World Cup fanzone prepares to welcome fans

By on 14/09/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Fans can experience the excitement and atmosphere of the Rugby World Cup with thousands of others at Birmingham’s official fanzone, which opens in Eastside Park on Friday (18th) ready for the opening game between England and Fiji. The fanzone is free to enter and will be open from Friday, September 18, to Sunday, September 20, […]

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Birmingham scoops Gold with Heart of England Awards

By on 10/09/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham has scooped another Gold at the Heart of England in Bloom awards in the Large City category today (Thursday 10 September). It follows last year’s win which has secured a place in the UK finals of Bloom this year, representing Heart of England in Bloom. Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council Cllr Ian Ward […]

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