Tag: Mecca

Hajj travel firm and director ordered to pay £71,417

By on 19/07/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A Small Heath travel firm offering Hajj and Umrah trips and its director have been ordered to pay £71,417 after admitting it had misled customers, at Birmingham Crown Court today (19 July 2017) Birmingham City Council successfully prosecuted Holy Makkah Tours Limited – which also traded as MB Travels and Euro Bangla – following an […]

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Travel agents targeted in Hajj fraud operation

By on 14/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Trading Standards officers and the City Of London Police have visited travel agents across Birmingham that were identified as potentially selling unlicensed package tours to Mecca. Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team, working with City of London Police as part of a national initiative to combat Hajj fraud, visited 12 businesses yesterday (13 July 2017). […]

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Trading Standards receive recognition for Hajj campaign

By on 22/07/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team received recognition for their work in tackling Hajj fraud at the launch of a national Hajj health and safety campaign this week. The Association of British Hujjaj runs an annual Hajj health and safety campaign for pilgrims from the UK performing Hajj, but in recent years it has also […]

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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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Media Watch – Feb 19

By on 19/02/2013 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham City Council under fire for £2m funding for job scheme (Birmingham Post) Birmingham's Labour leadership has come under fire for taking £2 million from community projects to launch a fund to get 1,000 young people into work. Rip-off Mecca travel agent is spared jail (Birmingham Mail) A travel agent […]

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Caution urged on drinking Zam Zam water

By on 06/08/2010 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is asking Muslim residents to avoid drinking Zam Zam water in large quantities and to dilute the water to minimise the health risk. Muslims believe that water from the well of Zam Zam has life-giving properties that satisfies hunger and thirst, and cures illness.  The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has recently issued […]

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