News published July 2017
City work on extremism honoured in the USA
As part of the latest phase of an information sharing project on how to better tackle extremism, the City and County of Denver has proclaimed this week as Birmingham PREVENT Violence Week.
Birmingham Archives and Collections achieves national accreditation
Birmingham Archives and Collections, based at the Library of Birmingham, has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation by The National Archives today (20 July 2017).
Brendan Foster joins Birmingham 2022 Bid team
Commonwealth Champion and legendary long-distance athlete, Brendan Foster CBE, is today announced as the latest addition to the Birmingham 2022 Bid team.
Encampments banned from city parks for two years
Birmingham City Council has successfully gained two injunctions banning encampments from moving onto four city parks and recreation grounds until July 2019.
Green Flag success for Birmingham parks and crematoria
It’s official – Birmingham has 17 of Britain’s best green spaces.
Travel agents targeted in Hajj fraud operation
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.
West Midlands region to benefit from 2022 Games bid
Following the Commonwealth Games Development Unit (CGDU) visit to Birmingham this week, the 2022 bid team can now announce three further sports and venues benefitting the wider West Midlands region.
Plans for a rating scheme for private hire firms
Private hire firms in Birmingham could be rated in a similar way to food businesses if a new ratings scheme is approved, subject to consultation with the trade.
Statement: Jamaican team returns to University of Birmingham
Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, welcomes the University of Birmingham's announcement that the Jamaican Track & Field team are returning to the city.
University of Birmingham backs 2022 Games bid
Birmingham 2022 today announces its partnership with University of Birmingham for its 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid.