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Armed Forces Day to be marked in Birmingham

By on 24/06/2016 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Armed Forces Day will be marked in Birmingham with a day of events and activities in Centenary Square on Saturday, June 25, from 10am to 4pm. Veterans organisations represented on the day will include the Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes and the War Widows Association, who will have stalls with displays and information about […]

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Birmingham International Marathon date announced

The date of the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon has been announced as October 15, 2017. Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic news that Birmingham has been chosen to stage an international marathon and now the countdown has begun to October 15, 2017 – a date which I’m sure will […]

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Birmingham landlord ordered to pay nearly £4,000

By on 23/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord has been ordered to pay nearly £4,000 after being found guilty of failing to apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence and of four breaches of the HMO Management Regulations. Mohammed Yousaf, 36, of Green Road, Hall Green, was convicted in his absence after failing to attend Birmingham Magistrates’ Court […]

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The Road to Rio runs through Birmingham

Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, looks ahead to this weekend’s British Championships and what this means for Britain’s chances in Rio The Road to Rio winds its way through Perry Barr this weekend, when the Alexander Stadium welcomes the British Championships – an event which is a firm favourite on Birmingham’s sporting calendar […]

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Birmingham City Council set to purchase empty properties

Cabinet is set to approve a£4.633 million package to purchase more privately owned empty properties on 28 June. The properties across the city have been empty for a considerable period of time and the council is seeking to bring the properties back into use, to provide much needed housing and to remove the negative impact […]

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Children’s libraries get a £250,000 makeover

Five Birmingham City Council children’s libraries have been updated with new equipment and furniture, after receiving grant funding of £250,000 to make improvements. The funding boost – which enabled libraries in Balsall Heath, Druids Heath, Kings Norton, Kingstanding and Small Heath to make improvements and finance educational projects – was awarded by the Wolfson Foundation, […]

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‘Yes’ to second term for Acocks Green BID

The overwhelming majority of Acocks Green shopping centre businesses have voted ‘yes’ to a second term for their business improvement district (BID) with a 75 per cent majority and 82 per cent by rateable value, from a turnout of 48 per cent. The result of the vote was announced by Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of […]

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First day for WMCA

By on 17/06/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Remembering the late Cllr Darren Cooper as the combined authority ( @WestMids_CA ) comes into force #localgovhttps://t.co/svSLYed4mP — Bham City Council (@BhamCityCouncil) June 17, 2016 The order officially creating the West Midlands Combined Authority came into force today. Councillor Bob Sleigh, Chair of the Shadow Combined Authority, said: “Today is the culmination of a lot […]

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Birmingham Lord Mayor’s Show and The Queen’s 90 Birthday

Birmingham’s Lord Mayor invites you to this Sunday’s Lord Mayor’s Show https://t.co/lVuolWfqW4 #brum #localgov pic.twitter.com/9n7q2RMFM1 — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) June 10, 2016 Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, invites citizens to the annual Lord Mayor’s Show. Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice said: “It’s my privilege to be the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.  I want to […]

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Parade of Champions will celebrate legendary athletics performances in the city

As the best of Britain’s current Olympic hopefuls look forward to winning their place in Team GB for the Rio Olympics at the British Championships on 24-26 June, former Olympic bronze medallist and Commonwealth champion Kelly Sotherton today became the first athlete to be commemorated in Birmingham’s ‘Parade of Champions’. The ‘Parade of Champions’ will […]

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