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Brummies take part in Britain’s biggest sports day
Brummies inspired by Team GB’s Olympic heroes and their amazing performances in Rio are being urged to try a range of activities as part of a free, nationwide sports day on Saturday (27 August 2016).
Look out for electoral register letters and emails
Birmingham residents are urged to be on the lookout for emails and letters from the council’s elections office over the next few weeks.
Warning over Council Tax refund scam
Chris Gibbs, Service Director for Customer Services at Birmingham City Council, is warning residents to be vigilant against a Council Tax refund scam.
Young Active Travel trust set to be formed
Proposals to create a new charitable trust designed to support improvements to the ways in which children travel in the city are set to be formally approved next month (September)
Popular pub fined £105,000 for mice infestation
A Birmingham-based pub firm was today (19 August 2016) ordered to pay £114, 528 after evidence of mouse activity was found throughout one of its city centre pubs.
See Me, Hear Me – child sexual exploitation awareness campaign
A website raising awareness of child sexual exploitation has received almost 6,000 hits in the first two weeks of a new digital media campaign.
A-level results – understanding your options
Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, looks at the options open to those getting their A-level results today.
Average Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras switched on today
Motorists are being reminded that new Average Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras are now in operation across Birmingham and Solihull, having been switched on today (August 8).
New lights brighten up Birmingham’s towpaths
The Canal & River Trust charity is working in partnership with Birmingham City Council to replace 250 worn out and broken lights located along canal towpaths in the city centre.
Dr Mashuq Ally set to retire
Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council said: “Dr Mashuq Ally is retiring from Birmingham City Council at the end of August.
Flying Scotsman set to steam into Brum for Heritage Week
The world’s most famous steam engine will be arriving at Tyseley Locomotive Works during Birmingham Heritage Week, as the city celebrates its achievements, history and culture next month.
Partnership provides new housing for Kings Norton
Birmingham has gained 44 brand new affordable homes thanks to a partnership between leading house builder Westleigh, Birmingham City Council and Viridian Housing.
Hydrogen buses coming to the city
Cleaner, greener buses will be coming to Birmingham after £3milllion was awarded to a city council-led partnership project by the Department for Transport and the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles
Money advice service to open at the Indoor Market
A community money advice service, designed to help those who struggle to get credit – and are therefore more likely to go to loan sharks.