Tag: Chris Neville

Fundraising agreement comes into effect in Brum

By on 02/05/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council and the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) have agreed to launch a street fundraising agreement for the city, which comes into effect from today (2 May 2017). The agreement was initially piloted through a three-month trial, but has now been extended on a rolling one year basis, as agreed by the Licensing and […]

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Former couple jailed for stealing more than £400k

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

A Birmingham letting agent and her former boyfriend were today (22 April 2016) jailed for a total of 7 years for stealing more than £400,000 from a Sutton Coldfield lettings agency and its clients over two years. Amy Williams (28) of Farrier Close, Sutton Coldfield, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years imprisonment, after pleading guilty to […]

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Birmingham travel agents targeted in Hajj fraud operation

By on 07/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A string of travel agents in the Birmingham area have been visited this morning (7 April 2016) after being identified as potentially selling unlicensed package tours to Mecca. Officers from the City of London Police, Civil Aviation Authority and Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team worked in partnership across the city as part of a […]

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£6m fake clothing raid footage

By on 23/04/2010 in News, Video News with 0 Comments

Behind the scenes footage of Birmingham City Council’s largest ever counterfeit clothes seizure, worth an estimated street value of £6m. To read the original release, please visit: http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=9410  

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£6m counterfeiter sentenced

By on 20/04/2010 in News with 0 Comments

A businessman who operated a massive counterfeit clothing operation has been sentenced today at Birmingham Crown Court, thanks to a major investigation by Trading Standards at Birmingham City Council. Banti Sohal was so brazen that he even attempted to import two more containers of counterfeit clothing while awaiting trial. Banti Sohal, (41) of Bernard Road, […]

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Notorious clamper pleads guilty

By on 12/04/2010 in News with 3 Comments

Following an extensive investigation by Trading Standards at Birmingham City Council, a Birmingham based rogue car clamper whose business empire stretched as far as Milton Keynes pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court today. Charged with conspiring with others to make unwarranted demands of money from motorists, clamper Andrew Baker, (28), of Pithall Road, Shard End, […]

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One third of Estate Agents provide unsatisfactory HIPs

By on 10/03/2010 in News with 1 Comment

Trading Standards at Birmingham City Council, in conjunction with the Property Codes Compliance Board (PCCB), have undertaken the most comprehensive estate agent and Home Information Pack (HIP) enforcement exercise yet by any Trading Standards authority nationally. The survey results provide a revealing insight into the estate agency, HIP and personal search markets. Results revealed that […]

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HIPs come under spotlight

By on 01/09/2009 in News with 1 Comment

A compliance check on the content and accuracy of information contained within Home Information Packs is set to be carried out by Birmingham City Council. The survey will aim to identify whether estate agents are making packs available at the appropriate time and whether the packs contain all the required documents, including the Energy Performance […]

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