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Birmingham named in UK’s top three smartest cities

Birmingham has been named as one of the UK’s ‘smartest cities’, according to new research. The city ranks third in the first ever Huawei UK Smart Cities Index, which measures how well the nation’s urban centres are utilising digital technology to improve everything from their transport infrastructure to their refuse collections. Only London and Bristol […]

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Deadline: Register to vote in the EU Referendum by 7 June

By on 18/05/2016 in Bulletin, Elections, News with 0 Comments

Anyone wishing to vote in the EU Referendum must be on the electoral register  – and the deadline for registration is 7 June 2016. After this date, people who have not registered will not be able to vote in the EU Referendum. Anyone who has not yet registered to vote can do so online at […]

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Doors open to new homes at Longbridge Retirement Village

Great grandparents Lynne and Graham Chalk will be amongst the guests at the opening of the new Longbridge Village show homes. The couple married when Lynne was just 16 and Graham was two years older. “Usually at our time of life we are looking back but now we are looking forward and I can’t tell […]

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Builder ordered to pay nearly £4,000 for flytipping in Selly Oak

By on 28/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham man responsible for a large volume of flytipping in Selly Oak, which included building rubble, doors and cement asbestos, has today (28 April) been ordered to pay nearly £4,000. Mazafar Ali, 42, of Stechford Road, Birmingham, admitted nine offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, following a successful prosecution brought by Birmingham City […]

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Birmingham to host major international marathon in 2017

Birmingham will join the great cities of the world by hosting a marathon running event. To be staged for the first time in October 2017, the Birmingham International Marathon will cement the city’s position as the European Capital of Running. The 26.2-mile event will be the inaugural run announced in a newly formed Great Run […]

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Penny Thompson CBE to lead partners in improving wellbeing of city’s children

By on 22/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Penny Thompson CBE has been appointed as the new independent chair of the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board. She takes over the post from Jane Held, whose four-year term ended in March. Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council, thanked Jane for all that she had done in Birmingham since 2012, praising her “highly pragmatic […]

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Government inspector endorses Birmingham Development Plan

By on 21/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Development Plan (BDP) – the council’s long-term strategic plan for the whole city – has been endorsed by the government planning inspectorate. The BDP will allow the development of 51,100 additional homes, over 300 hectares of employment land, 350,000 sqm of retail floor space and 745,000 sqm of office floor space. The inspector […]

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£400 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping

By on 20/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Fly-tippers in Birmingham will face £400 fixed penalty notices for small scale offences. Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee agreed today (April 20) to impose the maximum level allowed under new powers granted to local authorities under the Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016. The fixed penalty notices are designed to […]

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Centenary Square plans move forward

By on 18/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Plans to transform one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces are set to move a step forward. Cabinet is being asked to approve a full business case setting out how Centenary Square will be redeveloped to create an area where people can stop, relax and socialise, as well as hosting a variety of events. Councillors are […]

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Reception class 2016 intake – offers at 18 April 2016

By on 18/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Reception Class – September 2016 intake Offers as at 18 April 2016  Figures in red denote difference to 2015 figures   Birmingham Pupils 16,141 parent/carers living in Birmingham submitted an application requesting a Reception Class place for their child for September 2016  (up 356) 36,688 preferences were expressed (up 1,001) 12,549 (79.8%) applications were made […]

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