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Restrictions remain in place for part of Broad Street

Access to a section of Broad Street in Birmingham’s city centre is to remain limited to buses, Hackney carriages and cyclists. The junction of Paradise Circus Queensway and Broad Street has been closed to private cars heading out of Birmingham city centre since November 2015 to enable work supporting the Paradise redevelopment programme, while inbound […]

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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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£40 million Metro fleet launched

By on 05/09/2014 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The first of a £40 million fleet of new Midland Metro trams went into service today (Friday September 5) marking the start a major expansion programme for the light rail system. Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council and Cllr Darren Cooper, Leader of Sandwell Council, officially launched the new trams by cutting a […]

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Media Watch – Feb 13

By on 13/02/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council stories Coverage of yesterday’s budget briefing, including: Capita contract slashed by £20m in further city cuts (Birmingham Post) Capita and Marketing Birmingham are among those in the line of fire in gthe latest swingeing cuts to hot the city. Council confirm’s 1,000 jobs to go (BBC online, Birmingham Mail and Metro) […]

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Next step for Midland Metro extension

By on 10/02/2014 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Plans to extend the Midland Metro into Centenary Square and regenerate the area will take another step forward if plans are approved by cabinet. The cabinet report asks approval to release further Enterprise Zone resources to enable the continued development, which will complement the wider Paradise Circus redevelopment programme. It asks for approval for prudential […]

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Media Watch – Oct 18

By on 18/10/2013 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Exam results scrapped over 'cheat' claims (Birmingham Mail) The Department for Education announced the summer tests for 11-year-olds at Regents Park Community Primary had been 'annulled'. Council digs in heels to secure store cash deal (Birmingham Mail) Plans for a new Sainsbury store, shops and Life Sciences medical research campus […]

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Metro and Centenary Square plans to take major step forward

By on 14/10/2013 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali with 0 Comments

Plans to extend the Midland Metro and regenerate Centenary Square will take a major step forward if they are approved by the city council's cabinet on the 21st October. This will be the first major infrastructure project brought forward through the Enterprise Zone Investment Plan, supporting growth and investment in the city centre. The Greater […]

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Midland Metro extension creates jobs boost for city

By on 10/06/2013 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Unemployed Birmingham people are being offered the chance to fill dozens of new jobs being created by the £128 million extension of the Midland Metro tram system through the city centre. Following talks with transport authority Centro and Birmingham City Council, contractor Balfour Beatty has signed up to the Employment Access Team (EAT), which aims […]

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Work starts on Metro extension

By on 14/06/2012 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet member for development, jobs and skills Tahir Ali was in the city centre to see work start on a multi-million pound project that will see trams return to the streets of Birmingham for the first time in more than half a century.   Transpor minster Norman Baker started the dig at the junction of Corporation Street and […]

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Media Watch – Oct 21

By on 21/10/2010 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council chief pockets £233,000 (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council chief executive Stephen Hughes pocketed £233,000 in salary and pension contributions last year at a time when the city council braces itself for tens of thousands of job cuts, it has been revealed. Birmingham Mail story also lists the […]

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