Tag: birmingham

Ring Road improvement works move forward

By on 27/05/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The next phase of a works programme designed to improve traffic flow and  boost safety for pedestrians and cyclists on Birmingham’s Ring Road is due to start next week. Contractors are set to begin construction operations at Bordesley Circus and Curzon Circle on June 1. The works are part of a £14.05 million programme of […]

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Birmingham Youth Champion announced

By on 26/05/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has announced its first ever Youth Champion to make sure young people in the city have their voices heard. The councillor taking up the role will be named shortly, with their responsibilities being to listen to and engage with young people on a wide range of issues. Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member […]

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Shortlisted Centenary Square designs go on public display

By on 21/05/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

People will have the chance to view and have their say on the final shortlisted designs in an innovative competition to redesign one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces when they go on display this week. The competition, launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City […]

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Birmingham Pride 2015 this weekend

By on 20/05/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham once again plays host to the UK’s biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) festival this coming bank holiday weekend (May 23 and 24). Now in its 19th successive year, the theme of this year’s Birmingham Pride will be ‘#FREEDOM – Together United’, inspired by the 2014 film ‘Pride’, which tells the story of […]

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Major events funding and new running programme plans approved

By on 20/04/2015 in Cabinet, News with 0 Comments

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

By on 16/04/2015 in News with 0 Comments

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

By on 16/04/2015 in News with 0 Comments

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

By on 15/04/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

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

By on 08/04/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

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

By on 20/03/2015 in News with 0 Comments

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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