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Health Secretary urged to release critical funds as winter approaches 

21 Sep 17

Cllr Paulette Hamilton Council leaders across the West Midlands, including Birmingham, have written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt calling for NHS England to release funding for essential social care services ahead of the winter months.


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Response to High Court hearing on waste management 

20 Sep 17

The following is a statement after today’s High Court ruling relating to the future of the city’s waste management service (and the issuing of redundancy notices to Grade 3 Leading Hand crew members on August 31): A Birmingham …


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Response to latest Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel letter 

20 Sep 17

Councillor Ian Ward, Interim Leader of Birmingham City Council, has responded to the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel’s (BIIP) letter to the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.


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Brum landlord who didn’t care ordered to pay nearly £4k 

14 Sep 17

A Birmingham landlord was ordered to pay £3,860 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (14 September 2017) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a property in Oval Road, Erdington – after admitting…


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Latest Secretary of State response to Improvement Panel 

11 Sep 17

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has written a response to a letter he received from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel on August 4.


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Statement from Cllr John Clancy 

11 Sep 17

The following is a statement issued by Cllr John Clancy this afternoon (September 11): “It has become clear to me that frenzied media speculation about the Birmingham waste dispute is beginning to harm Birmingham City Council and the…


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Car trader sold unroadworthy vehicles 

11 Sep 17

A Birmingham car trader has admitted a total of 42 offences relating to the sale of unroadworthy vehicles.


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Turning garage sites and pubs into 131 new homes 

8 Sep 17

Cllr Peter Griffiths, cabinet member for housing and homes Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve a two year house-building programme worth nearly £19 million at a meeting on Tuesday 13 September.


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Plaque commemorates First World War Birmingham Pals 

7 Sep 17

The Birmingham Pals memorial plaque, November 2015 This Saturday sees the installation of a plaque at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in memory of the Birmingham Pals.


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Birmingham welcomes Commonwealth Games decision 

7 Sep 17

Birmingham today (7 September 2017) welcomed the decision by the Commonwealth Games Delivery Unit (CGDU) to recommend it as a Candidate City to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.


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Council House complex and BM&AG feasibility study 

7 Sep 17

Plans for major modernisation works to the Council House complex and redevelopment of Birmingham Museum Art Gallery have taken a step forward with a contractor-led design team being appointed to conduct a feasibility study for the project…


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Drive to get more men into social work 

5 Sep 17

Social work charity Frontline has launched a recruitment campaign to attract more men into social work.


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22 reasons Brum should get 2022 Commonwealths 

5 Sep 17

With the decision due soon as to whether an English Bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be submitted and, if so, whether it will be Birmingham which becomes the UK’s Candidate City, the bid team has today compiled a list of 22 reasons…


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Weekender encapsulates spirit of cultural programme for 2022 bid 

1 Sep 17

Just 22 days ahead of Birmingham’s largest arts festival, Birmingham Weekender (from 22 – 24 September), the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games bid team unveils its cultural programme for the Games.


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Waste collection service update – August 31 

31 Aug 17

In order to protect its legal and financial position, the council is issuing redundancy notices to the Grade 3 Leading Hands in the refuse service – as approved by Cabinet on 27 June.


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‘Fly the Red Duster’ 

31 Aug 17

Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Anne Underwood, will fly the Red Ensign – or ‘Red Duster’ as it is known – tomorrow at 10am (Friday 1 September) outside the Council House in Victoria Square.


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Brand new leisure centre opens in Erdington 

31 Aug 17

Erdington Leisure Centre’s pool A brand new sports facility in north Birmingham opens to the public on Monday 4 September.


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Heritage Open Days at Stirchley Baths 

30 Aug 17

On Sunday 10 September, Stirchley Baths, a community hub on Bournville Lane, Stirchley, will be showcasing its heritage as an Edwardian swimming baths and public washhouse.


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Bus lane enforcement cameras set to go live 

29 Aug 17

The next phase of bus lane enforcement cameras are set to go live in Birmingham – with a clear warning to motorists: cross the line, pay the fine.


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Best of British business backs Birmingham bid 

25 Aug 17

The Birmingham 2022 bid team today unveiled its plans to showcase the best of UK industry and business to a global audience, as part of its 2022 Commonwealth Games bid.


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Flytipper jailed for dumping waste across Brum 

23 Aug 17

Two Birmingham men who ran an unlicensed waste collection service received prison sentences totalling 40 months after admitting to 16 offences at Birmingham Crown Court today (23 August 2017).


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Stars of screen and sport back the 2022 bid 

23 Aug 17

Hollywood stars Julie Walters and David Harewood are joining with over 60 top sports stars to back Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.


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Birmingham boosts 2022 Bid with Baton visit 

18 Aug 17

The Queen’s Baton Relay for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will visit Birmingham 0n Sunday 20 August The visit will boost Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid as the City confirms its submission for phase two of the Bid process…


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Library of Birmingham hosts Lok Virsa festival 

18 Aug 17

A colourful one-day arts festival celebrating South Asian heritage is being staged at the Library of Birmingham next week.


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Leamington Spa bowled over to be part of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid 

18 Aug 17

Home of Bowls England and the English National Bowls Championships revealed as Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls venue for Birmingham 2022 Bid News coincides with Queen’s Baton Relay visit to Victoria Park Royal Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park, home …