Birmingham’s clear message to Government: work with us, not against us, on asylum

Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety and Equalities, looks at how the Covid-19 crisis is impacting Birmingham’s ability to welcome more refugees and migrants.

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Recognising how important faith is to our city's communities

Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety and Equalities on why it is important to support religious observance across all faiths.

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Introducing our Strategic Lead for Rough Sleepers, Stephen Philpott

Meet Stephen Philpott. Just two months in to a six month contract for Birmingham City Council leading on rough sleepers, then Lockdown starts and the Government instruction to councils follows

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Birmingham to remember and celebrate its heroes on VE Day

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Mohammed Azim, reflects on the debt owed to those who served in the Second World War – and how VE Day could bring our communities closer together.

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How has the UK lockdown affected air pollution in Birmingham?

Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and the Environment, looks at the impact of the UK lockdown on air pollution levels in Birmingham’s City Centre.

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Responding to Covid-19 impact on transport

Cllr Waseem Zaffar, cabinet member for transport and environment, looks at the impact on transport of Covid-19 - and how we can build on the 'new normal'.

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Serving the city I love is an honour

Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Mohammed Azim, reflects on what it means to serve the city during the continued lockdown.

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Thank you for being brilliant Birmingham

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Mohammed Azim, thanks communities and key workers across the city for playing their part in the fight against coronavirus.

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How I changed my life: from sleeping rough to gradual rehabilitation

The number of people sleeping rough in Birmingham is slowly but surely reducing. But to affect real change, it takes the time, care and support of many. This is the story of Steve* and how he moved away from his life on the streets...

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How past 'journeys to justice' can help inspire future generations

Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety and Equalities looks at the impact the US civil rights movement had on Birmingham’s communities.

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