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Birmingham: taking it to the (land) bank 

16 Sep 16

Sold on bringing empty properties back into use, Birmingham City Council is now ready to buy to get new homes built.

Employment and training support given a boost in Birmingham 

14 Sep 16

Whether looking to further a career, or trying to find a job that fits, the employment and training team at Family Optima in Birmingham is providing a range of support services to help people get into work.

Event to help job seekers secure work with Birmingham retailers 

8 Sep 16

An employment event in Birmingham is being held on Tuesday 13 September 2016 to help job seekers fill upcoming vacancies within three top UK retail employers.

Persimmon preaches Help to Buy success 

8 Sep 16

Help to Buy has his critics, but not in Paragon Park.

Event: The Build Show – NEC Birmingham 

30 Aug 16

As part of UK Construction Week, the building and construction industry are coming together to exhibit at The Build Show.

Two out-dated Coventry housing schemes to close as part of work to provide modern, new homes 

17 Aug 16

Two sheltered housing schemes in Coventry have been earmarked for closure to ensure people in the city are provided with homes that meet their needs.

Families enjoy record-breaking fun and games at community fun day in Birmingham 

10 Aug 16

A Guinness World Record holder for bike stunts was one of the big draws for families enjoying a community fun day in Birmingham.

Magenta Living apprentices come top again 

1 Aug 16

Following apprentice success earlier this year, when Magenta Living Apprentice Electrician, Lisa Hilton, won at the national Direct Works Forum awards, two further apprentices from Magenta Living have scooped top prizes at the recent Wirral …

Double-award for council apprentice 

27 Jul 16

We didnt want someone to come in and photocopy.

24housing awards shortlist revealed 

22 Jul 16

We are delighted to reveal the shortlisted entries for the 24housing awards.

Sovini Group named among UK’s safest organisations 

19 Jul 16

The Merseyside-based Sovini Group has cemented its reputation as one of the safest organisations in the UK.

Sanctuary Supported Living expands services in Birmingham 

14 Jul 16

Sanctuary Supported Living is expanding its services in Birmingham under a new agreement with the city council to deliver supported housing for people with learning disabilities.

London Council announces shortlist for £2bn regen programme 

6 Jul 16

A shortlist of three bidders for the 2bn Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV) has been revealed.

Court Shorts: Landlords fined for harassment and unlicensed HMO 

5 Jul 16

A landlord looking for a quick house sale tried to harass a tenant out of the property with loud music.

New housing award for Birmingham City Council 

1 Jul 16

Birmingham City Council has won Social Housing Provider of the Year at the Insider Residential Property Awards 2016.

Housing group secures £25.5m funding 

30 Jun 16

A Welsh housing group has secured 25.5m funding for new development work across the region.

Former Pennine Rambler pub given new lease of life 

28 Jun 16

A former pub in the heart of North Bransholme has been given a new lease of life thanks to landlord Riverside and it’s Riverside Foundation.

Housing officer jailed for “family affair” fraud 

27 Jun 16

A senior housing officer made fraud a family affair fabricating identities and personal information relating to herself and her mother with her sister in on the scam.

Russian visitors’ praise for Cube’s innovative district heating system 

23 Jun 16

CUBE Housing Associations innovative district heating system in Glasgow has attracted international attention.

bdht takes home Business Master Award for Employer of the Year 

22 Jun 16

bdht (Bromsgrove District Housing Trust) has scooped the award for Employer of the Year at the annual Business Masters Awards in Edgbaston on Thursday evening (16th June).

Council to purchase empty houses 

21 Jun 16

Birmingham City Council are to purchase more empty houses.

Atkins appointed sustainability advisor on £26bn Old Oak Common redevelopment 

21 Jun 16

Atkins, one of the worlds top design, engineering and project management consultancies, has been awarded a contract to help make Old Oak and Park Royal – Londons largest opportunity area one of the most sustainable urban developments in the UK.

Landlord fined for ignoring council 

17 Jun 16

A landlord who defied a council’s efforts to establish ownership of a property has to pay nearly 10,000 in fines and costs.

Chocolate Factory Transformed into Luxury Housing 

15 Jun 16

This prominent 5 storey Grade II listed building was the Terry’s chocolate factory in a former life.

Gateway for the homeless highly commended 

14 Jun 16

A state-of-the-art support centre for homeless people in Coventry was highly commended in the Residential category at the RICS finalist awards at Villa Park, Birmingham, on Friday 20 May 2016.