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M6 J6/A38(M) Closures EVERY Day During Summer 

18 Jul 17

Birmingham Connected wishes us to emphasize aspects of of these closures as below.


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 18 July 

17 Jul 17

On Tuesday 18 July, 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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Roundhouse Restoration Project News 

13 Jul 17

The National Trust and Canal & River Trust are working in partnership to restore the Roundhouse at the north end of Sheepcote Street and make great use of this historic and architecturally outstanding building.


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Five Ways Underpass Overnight Closures in July- Metro 

12 Jul 17

In preparation for the Metro tram network extending to Edgbaston by 2021 some structural surveys are required at the Five Ways Underpass.


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Police Rounding Up Those Wanted for Crimes 

11 Jul 17

Today the force is operating in strength in your area .


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Centenary Square Redevelopment Update 

11 Jul 17

The developers of the revamped Centenary Square have published their first newsletter about the project.


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Stay Safe with Crime Prevention Tips 

11 Jul 17

The West Midland Police Communication team just added some new home security films to their YouTube channel (crime prevention playlist).


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Two Jazz Festivals in Birmingham in July 

3 Jul 17

The Birmingham Jazz Festival runs from July 14th to 23rd  2017.


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Birmingham Connected Update – June 2017 

30 Jun 17

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


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Council to Fit Sprinklers in Tower Blocks 

22 Jun 17

The Leader of Birmingham website has issued the Birmingham City Council’s  intentions regarding fire suppression measures for it’s tower blocks.


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Ryland Street One Way Road Closure 

22 Jun 17

No exit from Ryland Street into Broad Street.


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New Crowded Places Guidance launched 

20 Jun 17

This new guidance is primarily aimed at those with a responsibility for security at crowded places and those who own or run businesses, organisations, amenities or utilities.


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 18 June 

19 Jun 17

On Tuesday 18 June, 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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National Clean Air Day Events – Thursday 15 June 

13 Jun 17

Why not visit the organised events? Details of activities taking place across Birmingham for the first ever National Clean Air Day have been confirmed.


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Vehicle Online Shopping Fraud 

12 Jun 17

Online ordering of vehicles can be a chancy business as fraudsters have used it to relieve honest buyers of their money.


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Scenes from City Ride – Today 11 June 

11 Jun 17

There must have been hundreds of all ages and sizes  turning out with their bikes for the 5km bike ride on a city road circuit.


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Midland Metro Closure in Wolverhapton 

7 Jun 17

The Midland Metro Alliance has today  issued the following press release.


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Wedding Services Fraud 

7 Jun 17

With the upcoming “Wedding Season”, and for those individuals who are considering making plans for next year and beyond, you should be aware of the potential risks of fraud involved.


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HSBC City Ride – Sunday 11th June 2017 

7 Jun 17

A city bicycle event to join in.


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Smishing Fraud Alert 

6 Jun 17

Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message.


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London Terror Attack – WMP Working with the Met 

6 Jun 17

West Midlands Police is working closely with the Metropolitan Police and other organisations and will take “any steps necessary to keep people safe”, says Chief Constable Dave Thompson.


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How Can You Fight Terrorism? 

4 Jun 17

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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.