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Health Secretary urged to release critical funds as winter approaches 

21 Sep

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.


Response to High Court hearing on waste management 

20 Sep

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 ...


Response to latest Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel letter 

20 Sep

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.


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

14 Sep

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...


Latest Secretary of State response to Improvement Panel 

11 Sep

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.


Statement from Cllr John Clancy 

11 Sep

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...


Car trader sold unroadworthy vehicles 

11 Sep

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


Turning garage sites and pubs into 131 new homes 

8 Sep

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.


Plaque commemorates First World War Birmingham Pals 

7 Sep

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.


Birmingham welcomes Commonwealth Games decision 

7 Sep

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.


Council House complex and BM&AG feasibility study 

7 Sep

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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Council meetings »

This week’s council meetings: June 8-12 

8 Jun

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This week’s council meetings: June 1-5 

1 Jun

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This week’s council meetings: April 27 – May 1 

27 Apr

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This week’s council meetings: April 20-24 

20 Apr

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This week’s council meetings: April 13-17 

13 Apr

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This week’s council meetings: March 30 – April 3 

30 Mar

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FOI requests »

Dangerous parking Little Bromwich Road/Newbridge Road 

18 Nov

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Mr S on 18 November 2017 .


Data Protection Officer 

17 Nov

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Robb Stark on 17 November 2017 .


Trading Standards Investigations into Lettings Agents and Property Managers 

17 Nov

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Mark on 17 November 2017 .


Council Tax 

17 Nov

Response by Birmingham City Council to Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra on 17 November 2017 .


Hairdressers waste costs 

17 Nov

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by Nicola on 17 November 2017 .


Case Management Software System for Social Care 

17 Nov

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Mr V Choksi on 17 November 2017 .


List of empty properties 

16 Nov

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by abdul ahaf on 16 November 2017 .


Skin bleaching products 

16 Nov

Response by Birmingham City Council to Emmanuelle on 16 November 2017 .


Great Run Local – The Vale Birmingham 

16 Nov

Response by Birmingham City Council to Mr Wilkes on 16 November 2017 .


Great Run Local – Aston Hall & Selly Oak Park 

16 Nov

Response by Birmingham City Council to Mr Wilkes on 16 November 2017 .


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FixMyStreet »

Damaged sign, 18th November 

18 Nov

Tennant street city centre damaged unreadable road sign Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 115 Tennant Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet...


Dumped rubbish bags, 18th November 

18 Nov

Tennant street city centre rear if Hampton Hilton hotel(green wall) has been reported before and still us u touched,there are done black bag rubbish dumped on the public footpath thus needs to be removed please Nearest road to the pin placed...


Abandoned rubbish bin, 18th November 

18 Nov

Broad street city centre,numerous times this bin has been reported over the past month about thus abandoned bin yet its still been uncollected?????? Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 78 Broad ...


People leaving rubbish, 18th November 

18 Nov

The area is being used as a dump by motorist visiting the area ! I have just witnessed a driving instructor,from the company Bill Plant Driving school leave a bin bag .


Leaves health hazard, 18th November 

18 Nov

The mountains of leaves are a health hazard.


Door left on foot path, 18th November 

18 Nov

A door has been left on the foot path.


Potholes all the way down this street, 18th November 

18 Nov

There are potholes the whole length of Mayfield road that make it dangerous to cycle.


Bins & Recycling still not collected, 17th November 

17 Nov

Every week I put my bins out on the street, and every week I come back to find them I unemptied.


Dumped clothing, 17th November 

17 Nov

Clothing continually being dumped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 173 Farnham Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet...


Dead cat and rubbish, 17th November 

17 Nov

Please can you clear the pavement there is so much rubbish and also there is a dead cat my children will be distraught about if they see it...


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NHS »

Patients across Birmingham and Solihull urged to use the correct treatment this winter and help fight against antibiotic resistance! 

15 Nov

With the weather getting colder and illnesses circulating, members of the public may be tempted to use antibiotics in place of rest and over the counter remedies.


Retired nurse is one of 7,000 people living in the West Midlands feeling the benefits of the new NHS diabetes prevention programme 

13 Nov

Mrs Baldev Ahluwalia, who lives in Sandwell, is just one of 7,485* people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the West Midlands.


Embracing Self Care for Life 

13 Nov

Embracing Self Care for Life is the theme ofSelf Care Week, the annual initiative which aims to help you stay healthy for your whole life.


Six things you should do for your health and home this winter 

7 Nov

The cold weather is set to arrive this week but there are lots of tips to make sure you give yourself the best chance to stay warm and healthy.


NHS England approves merger to create largest CCG in England 

2 Nov

The three Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have received confirmation that NHS England has approved the CCGs’ application to create a single CCG for Birmingham and Solihull, from April 2018.


Protect your unborn baby with a free flu jab 

27 Oct

Almost eleven thouand pregnant women in the Birmingham and Solihull area left themselves and their unborn child at risk of the flu last year, NHS figures have revealed.


Campaign urges people in the West Midlands region 

23 Oct

It is estimated that at least 5,000 deaths are caused every year in England because antibiotics no longer work for some infections A new report from PHE out today reveals that four in 10 patients with an E.


Healthwatch Birmingham launches video campaign to promote patient feedback 

12 Oct

Healthwatch Birmingham has launched a new video series to raise awareness of the simple ways people can share their experiences of local services.


Review of learning disability deaths launched in Birmingham 

10 Oct

From 1 October 2017, the deaths of people with a learning disability, who had a Birmingham GP, will be reviewed by a team of trained staff to identify any potentially avoidable factors that may have contributed to the person’s death.


Pharmacy Opening Times – Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017 

22 Aug

Find out which pharmacies are open on the bank holiday, Monday 28 th August 2017.


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Westminster »

Procurement | Ministry of Justice | Written Answers 

30 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which contracts placed out to tender by (a) his Department and (b) HM Courts and Tribunals Service have been bid on by Synnex Concentrix.


Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Birmingham | Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Written Answers 

28 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2015 to Question 6219, whether his Department holds information on (a) further education colleges, (b) apprenticeships providers, (c) local...


Community Relations | Department for Communities and Local Government | Written Answers 

27 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2015 to Question 6223, what measures he has used to assess the results and performance of the £50 million invested through the integration...


Science: Research | HM Treasury | Written Answers 

24 Jul

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he intends to (a) maintain, (b) increase or (c) decrease scientific and medical research spending in real terms over the next (i) one year and (ii) five years.


Human Trafficking: Children | Home Office | Written Answers 

24 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will conduct an assessment of whether visas intended for sportspeople have been used to traffick children from non-EU countries into the UK.


Schools: Admissions | Department for Education | Written Answers 

23 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure pupils' names are not removed from school admission registers without an adequate explanation of the child's whereabouts.


Arms Trade: Israel | Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Written Answers 

23 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will review his Department's policy on arms export licence agreements with Israel.


Rohingya | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Written Answers 

22 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to broker a regional solution which would provide a safe haven for the Rohingya.


Severn Bridges (Tolls) – [Mr James gray in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates 

21 Jul

I think that the Minister may inadvertently have misunderstood my hon.


Finance Bill | Bill Presented – Constitutional Convention (No. 2) Bill | Commons debates 

21 Jul

I hesitate to be mean-spirited to the hon.


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