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Scammers Using WannaCry Attack to Lure Victims 

24 May 17

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Beware of Holiday Fraud Cyber Scams 

17 May 17

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18:30 Update on WW2 Bomb Near Spaghetti Junction 

16 May 17

LATEST NEWS WW2 bomb update STOP PRESS at 18:30 – the bomb has been detonated and all road closures have been lifted except Priory Road.


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Update on WW2 Bomb Near Spaghetti Junction 

16 May 17

LATEST NEWS WW2 bomb update Aston Expressway remains closed while Army bomb disposal experts make the area safe.


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Ransomware Cyber Attack – How to Avoid 

15 May 17

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Birmingham Connected Update – May 2017 

11 May 17

This is the latest update containing transport news and information for the city.


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M6 Junction 6 Gravelly Hill Viaduct Concrete Repairs Tomorrow! 

10 May 17

We have this evening received notice of these road works.


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Fire Fighters Support “Slower is Safer” Campaign 

9 May 17

This article describes  the part being played by our Fire Fighters to support the Slower is Safer campaign for Birmingham’s roads.


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Tourists Targeted by Fake Police Officers 

4 May 17

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WMNow – 2 Way Exchange Between Police & Community 

18 Apr 17

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A City Centre Event You’ll Not Want to Miss 

12 Apr 17

A FREE PUBLIC MEETING  about the CITY CENTRE, featuring…Lord Mayor Carl Rice…


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 11 April 

11 Apr 17

On Tuesday 11 April, members of the Committee of the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum (CCNF) will be holding a Drop-in session in Café Nero in Brindleyplace from 6pm onwards.


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Birmingham Connected Update – April 2017 

5 Apr 17

This is the latest update containing transport news and information for the city.


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Police Statement re Recent London Incidents 

23 Mar 17

WM Police have issued the following formal statement in connection with the incidents in Westminster on Wednesday 22 March 2017.


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 21 March 

21 Mar 17

On Tuesday 21 March, members of the Committee of the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum (CCNF) will be holding a Drop-in session in Café Nero in Brindleyplace from 6pm onwards.


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Birmingham Connected Update – March 2017 

11 Mar 17

This is the latest update containing transport news and information for the city.


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 21 February 

20 Feb 17

On Tuesday 21 February, members of the Committee of the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum (CCNF) will be holding a Drop-in session in Café Nero in Brindleyplace from 6pm onwards.


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Super Cycleway To Connect Selly Oak To City Centre 

19 Feb 17

Birmingham Cycle Revolution*  is planning a cycleway from Selly Oak to Hurst Street in the city centre.


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20mph & Health Conference on 8 March in Birmingham 

17 Feb 17

If your serious about limiting the speed of, or pollution caused, by traffic then this is the conference for you in Birmingham.


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Birmingham Connected Update 

15 Feb 17

This is the latest update containing transport news and information for the city.


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Contractor for 2 Chamberlain Square Announced 

15 Feb 17

Paradise Development – Construction firm BAM, perhaps best known in Birmingham for the recent transformation of the NIA to become the Barclaycard Arena, has been chosen to construct 2 Chamberlain Square.


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The Future of the Midlands Metro 

11 Feb 17

The future development of the Metro tram system is organised differently from the Snow Hill to Grand Central one which opened on 30 May 2016.


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Major M6 North Road Works for 3 Weeks 

2 Feb 17

The M6 northbound between junctions 7and 8 will see severe restrictions in the near future and the M5 will also have some lane closures mainly overnight.


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 17 January 

14 Jan 17

On Tuesday 17 January, members of the Committee of the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum (CCNF) will be holding a Drop-in session in the newly opened Café Nero (see below), in the Mailbox from, 6pm onwards.


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Magic Lantern Festival Photos 

31 Dec 16

The Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston is the venue for the display of coloured lanterns.


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Memories of the 2016 Jazz Festival 

22 Dec 16

If you visited or missed the 2016 Birmingham and Solihull Jazz & Blues Festival in July 2016 the following videos may be of interest.


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 20 December 

20 Dec 16

On Tuesday 20 December, members of the CCNF Committee will be holding a Drop-in session in Café Nero, Brindley Place from 6pm onwards.


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Birmingham Connected Update 

6 Dec 16

This is the latest update containing transport news and information for the city.


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Broad Street/Paradise Junction Opening Postponed 

28 Oct 16

The junction of Broad Street and Paradise Circus will definitely NOT open on 30 October.


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Broad Street/Paradise Circus Junction Update 

24 Oct 16

I have received an email notification from Birmingham Connected with news on when the new Broad Street /Paradise Circus junction will be operational.


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NHS Public Governor Vacancy in Birmingham 

19 Oct 16

A vacancy has been brought to the attention of the Neighbourhood Forum for someone to represent, on NHS matters, the constituency of Central and West Birmingham.


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Sand Pits Into City Road Opens on 23 October 

17 Oct 16

The major traffic restrictions around the Paradise construction site, a major traffic thoroughfare through the centre of Birmingham City, are about to be relaxed in a major way.


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 18 October 

17 Oct 16

On Tuesday 18 October, members of the CCNF Committee will be holding a Drop-in session in Café Nero, Brindley Place from 6pm onwards.


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Great Birmingham Run Road Restrictions 

13 Oct 16

The annual half marathon will take place around city centre streets this Sunday 16 October 2016.


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20mph Limits Enforced From Monday 19 October 

9 Oct 16

Yes from Monday 19 October you can be fined if stopped by the police for exceeding the 20mph speed limit in certain so-signed areas of Birmingham.


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Consultation on One Axis Square Development 

4 Oct 16

A new commercial office development is planned for central Birmingham and the public’s thoughts on the first phase are sought.


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Conservative Party Conference Traffic Restrictions 

28 Sep 16

The Conservative Party Conference will again be held in the ICC/Symphony Hall/ complex  in Broad Street and Centenary Square from  Sunday 2 October to Wednesday 5 October.


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Brasshouse Language Centre Moves to LoB 

19 Sep 16

The Brasshouse Language Centre has moved from a rather run down building just off Broad Street and has taken over the entire first floor of the Library of Birmingham.


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Next Drop-in Session 

19 Sep 16

On Tuesday 20 September, members of the CCNF Committee will be holding a Drop-in session in Café Nero, Brindley Place from 6pm onwards.


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Next Drop-in Session 

15 Aug 16

On Tuesday 16 August, members of the CCNF Committee will be holding a Drop-in session in the public meeting space in the Mailbox from 6pm onwards.


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Birmingham Walking Tours 

11 Aug 16

Now you can find out more about Birmingham with a walking tour of the city centre.


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Birmingham Connected Update 

3 Aug 16

This is the latest update containing transport news and information for the city.


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Birmingham & Solihull Jazz Festival Starts Friday 

9 Jul 16

View a Birmingham Mail article…


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Metro Reaches Grand Central – Take A Video Trip 

30 May 16

At last the extension is operating.


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Ozzy Osbourne Welcomes The Tram With His Name 

26 May 16

Ozzy duly arrived today, as promised in my earlier post, at the new Metro tram stop in Corporation Street at 11am and was greeted by a crowd of several hundred and loud cheers.


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Ozzy Osborne To Name Metro Tram 

23 May 16

One of the new Metro trams will be named Ozzy Osborne on Thursday 26 May.


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City Jazz Festival is Coming Soon 

19 May 16

The Birmingham and Solihull Jazz & Blues Festival celebrates its 32nd year from July 15th to 24th 2016.


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Metro News – Now Go and Stop 

18 May 16

Great disappointment as the start of the tram extension to New Street Station is postponed…         .


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Birmingham Connected Update 

11 May 16

This is the latest update containing transport news and information for the city.


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How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by a Scam or Hack 

1 May 16

Scammers and Hackers are becoming more and more active by the day.


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Metro Tram – More News Items 

27 Apr 16

Change of road arrangements and upcoming Eastside Consultation.


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Metro Tram – Great News 

24 Apr 16

The overnight trials during the night of this Saturday and Sunday, 23/24 April, seem to have been successful.


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Next Drop-in Session 

19 Apr 16

This Tuesday, 19 April,  members of the CCNF Committee will be holding a Drop-in session in the Library of Birmingham from 6pm onwards.


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New Help for Homeless Rough Sleeping Persons 

10 Apr 16

You can help the homeless by reporting your sightings of rough sleepers.


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Dramatic Aerial Footage of Demolition at Paradise 

5 Apr 16

The constructors partnership of Paradise in central Birmingham has released a  video taken by an on-board camera on a drone.


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Video Used to Sell Birmingham at MIPIM in Cannes 

23 Mar 16

What is MIPIM? Read on to find out and how the City of Birmingham is involved.


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Midand Metro News – Stop and Go 

20 Mar 16

Our splendid local transport system , the Metro Tram, is making progress….


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Plans for Redevelopment of Markets Area Revealed 

17 Mar 16

Exciting Plans for Redevelopment…


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!! Drop-in Session This Evening – Now in Starbucks in ICC 

15 Mar 16

Due to closure of the Library of Birmingham for an event, this evening’s Drop-in session has had to move to Starbucks in the ICC Starts 6pm as usual.


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Next Drop-in Session 

14 Mar 16

This Tuesday, 15 March,  members of the CCNF Committee will be holding a Drop-in session in the Library of Birmingham from 6pm onwards.