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Al.com
This is what Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin is thankful forwill take place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Linn Park. A green-carp
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will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Linn Park. A green-carpet community reception with the mayor and Birmingham City Council will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the BIrmingham Museum of Art. "The citizens I have met... Read more
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University completes deal to buy Municipal Bank buildingto the exciting Arena Central redevelopment and complex negotiations were there
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to the exciting Arena Central redevelopment and complex negotiations were therefore needed with stakeholders including Birmingham City Council, HSBC Bank and Arena Central, not only in relation to the university's acquisition of the property... Read more
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The Birmingham Times
Birmingham Mayor Bell on some of his noteworthy accomplishmentsBirmingham Times Despite controversies over the years — including his contenti
The Birmingham Times / Posted 2 days ago
Birmingham Times Despite controversies over the years — including his contentious relationship in the end with the Birmingham City Council and the negatives his opponents targeted in the successful effort to unseat him — outgoing Mayor... Read more
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Kids in city's care being sent to live 300 MILES awaycare, while 555 remained within the city. The figures were obtained through a
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care, while 555 remained within the city. The figures were obtained through a Freedom of Information request sent to Birmingham City Council by the Birmingham Mail. Dr Royston added: “When children are placed in either residential care or... Read more
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The Birmingham Times
Mayor William Bell’s legacy: What he accomplished, and what he didn’tWoodfin. Numerous experts have considered views on Bell’s legacy, which can be
The Birmingham Times / Posted 2 days ago
Woodfin. Numerous experts have considered views on Bell’s legacy, which can be traced back to his 1979 election to the Birmingham City Council. “Does Mayor Bell have a legacy? Unquestionably, the answer is yes,” said longtime Birmingham... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Mayor Bell's farewell to council: 'This is my city. I love this city.'I want to see it go forward.” – Mayor William Bell A tearful farewell Tuesday
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 3 days ago
I want to see it go forward.” – Mayor William Bell A tearful farewell Tuesday from Mayor William Bell as he addressed the Birmingham city council for the last time, despite a history of conflict between the mayor's office and city council. He's... Read more
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Al.com
Birmingham to partner with U.S. Steel on high-tech industrial parkThe Birmingham City Council on Tuesday approved entering into an agreement with
Al.com / Posted 3 days ago
The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday approved entering into an agreement with U.S. Steel to pay up to $4.6 million for some site work to prepare 40 acres south of Barber Motorsports Park for a high-tech industrial park. In turn, U.S. Steel will... Read more
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Civic honour for pub bombing victims should have happened years agohighest civic honour has been given posthumously to the 21 people killed in the
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
highest civic honour has been given posthumously to the 21 people killed in the 1974 terror attacks At long last, Birmingham City Council did what it should have done many years ago. It officially recognised its terror victims and... Read more
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Posthumous awards for our terror victims should have happened years agohighest civic honour has been given posthumously to the 21 people killed in the
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
highest civic honour has been given posthumously to the 21 people killed in the 1974 terror attacks At long last, Birmingham City Council did what it should have done many years ago. It officially recognised its terror victims and... Read more
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Brum's terror victims get posthumous freedom of the city awardsthey all knew as home. “On behalf of all the families we want to express our s
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they all knew as home. “On behalf of all the families we want to express our sincerest and deepest gratitude to all at Birmingham City Council for bestowing such an honour on our loved ones of whom, we continue to grieve for, miss and love... Read more
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This is how new apartments near the Hippodrome will lookhow a proposed city centre apartment complex will look. The CGIs (below) have
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
how a proposed city centre apartment complex will look. The CGIs (below) have been revealed as plans are submitted to Birmingham City Council to build the new scheme on a car park in the Southside district near the Hippodrome theatre. Called... Read more
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City's budget plea: help us pay for tower block sprinklersmillion Birmingham needs to fit fire safety sprinklers at its 213 tower blocks
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
million Birmingham needs to fit fire safety sprinklers at its 213 tower blocks when he delivers his budget on Wednesday. Birmingham City Council leader Ian Ward has made the call in an open letter to the Chancellor in which he also puts the case... Read more
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Prime Minister defends money given for homeless in Birminghamfleeing domestic violence and another family with two disabled children forced
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
fleeing domestic violence and another family with two disabled children forced out after an arson attack on their home. Birmingham City Council said it is using budget hotels in Stoke-on-Trent and Rugeley because there are no places left in... Read more
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Organisers offer children free tickets IAAF World Indoor Championships200m Dafne Schippers and Britain's European Indoor Champion over 60m, Asha Phil
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
200m Dafne Schippers and Britain's European Indoor Champion over 60m, Asha Philip, also featured. Cllr Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham City Council, who is also Chair of the Executive Steering Group for the Championships said: "This event will see... Read more
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Council owned energy company will be an expensive failure say ToriesOpposition Conservatives are warning the plans to open a Birmingham City Counci
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
Opposition Conservatives are warning the plans to open a Birmingham City Council energy company are unlikely to save either residents or the taxpayer money. It also wants to promote clean and green energy initiatives. As Government funding is cut,... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham bin strike - how we ended up in this messbin strike is back on - and it could rumble into NEXT YEAR. The news will leav
birminghammail / Posted 6 days ago
bin strike is back on - and it could rumble into NEXT YEAR. The news will leave many local residents utterly dismayed, as Birmingham City Council announced it was issuing redundancy notices to dustmen last week. The strike - which left the... Read more
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Multi-million pound community centre plans blocked after U-turncommunity facility on the former Hardy Spicer Sports Ground off Signal Hayes Ro
birminghammail / Posted 7 days ago
community facility on the former Hardy Spicer Sports Ground off Signal Hayes Road in Walmley has taken another twist after Birmingham City Council’s planning committee changed its OWN decision and has now accepted a deed of variation, which will... Read more
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Council sending homeless families to budget hotels 50 miles awayto school as well as she can. She feels overwhelmed." Citizens UK lead organis
birminghammail / Posted 7 days ago
to school as well as she can. She feels overwhelmed." Citizens UK lead organiser Saidul Haque Saeed said: “A few years ago Birmingham City Council was objecting to London boroughs moving vulnerable families into the city to save money. "Now it... Read more
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Service Birmingham to be wound up in JanuaryBirmingham City Council has formally agreed to scrap its controversial Service
birminghammail / Posted 7 days ago
Birmingham City Council has formally agreed to scrap its controversial Service Birmingham IT contract three years early and save the taxpayers an estimated £43 million. At its peak in 2011 the Service Birmingham contract with Capita was costing the... Read more
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birminghammail
This council plans to fine rough sleepers £1k for using a tentshould not be undermined by the ill-disciplined, destructive behaviour of a few
birminghammail / Posted 7 days ago
should not be undermined by the ill-disciplined, destructive behaviour of a few people."It follows warnings from Birmingham City Council that it is having to move local homeless families OUT of the city. (Image: Julian Hamilton/Daily... Read more
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This is what's happening to site of planned Tesco in Stirchleydeal and is planning a mixed-use development comprising residential and retail
birminghammail / Posted 9 days ago
deal and is planning a mixed-use development comprising residential and retail units. The company is now working Birmingham City Council and local stakeholders on formulating proposals for the site before submitting a formal planning... Read more
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The Birmingham Times
Former Mayor Richard Arrington Reflects on Birth on BCRIthat would tell the city’s stories of racial struggle. “I thought it was an ex
The Birmingham Times / Posted 9 days ago
that would tell the city’s stories of racial struggle. “I thought it was an excellent idea,” said Arrington, who was a Birmingham City Council member at the time. Once he was elected mayor in 1979, Arrington set out to make Vann’s vision a... Read more
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Al.com
Birmingham shut down at least 16 clubs, businesses in last 10 yearsOn Oct. 31, 2017, the Birmingham City Council revoked the business license for
Al.com / Posted 9 days ago
On Oct. 31, 2017, the Birmingham City Council revoked the business license for Skky Nightclub in Five Points South due to recent acts of violence and for being a drain on police resources. Birmingham police Sgt. John Green, South Precinct's night... Read more
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birminghammail
Fire destroys Handsworth ‘tip’ house in second arson attackin just a week. Police were at the scene after the third lorry load of rubbish
birminghammail / Posted 9 days ago
in just a week. Police were at the scene after the third lorry load of rubbish was dumped and the Environment Agency and Birmingham City Council has also been investigating.A giant skip dumped on a driveway in Church Lane, Handsworth. Neighbours... Read more
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The Birmingham Times
Meet newly announced members of Mayor-Elect Randall Woodfin’s Leadership Teama graduate of Gettysburg College and previously worked at Southern Poverty Law
The Birmingham Times / Posted 10 days ago
a graduate of Gettysburg College and previously worked at Southern Poverty Law Center, Alabama State University and for the Birmingham City Council. He has been active in economic development initiatives for the City of Birmingham. King began her... Read more
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Al.com
Birmingham Mayor-elect Woodfin names executive leadership teama graduate of Gettysburg College. He previously worked at Southern Poverty Law
Al.com / Posted 10 days ago
a graduate of Gettysburg College. He previously worked at Southern Poverty Law Center, Alabama State University and for the Birmingham City Council. Nicole King will serve as city attorney. She began her legal career with the city of Birmingham Law... Read more
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birminghammail
Council accused of refusing to warn parents about rape gang membersBIRMINGHAM City Council has been accused of ‘refusing’ to alert parents to gang
birminghammail / Posted 10 days ago
BIRMINGHAM City Council has been accused of ‘refusing’ to alert parents to gang members allegedly involved in child rapes and sexual exploitation. Our investigation also told how 14 suspected gang members from south Birmingham had been arrested for... Read more
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Railway works could spell train chaos over Christmasto upgrade the track at New Street StationRead More Phil Edwards, assistant di
birminghammail / Posted 10 days ago
to upgrade the track at New Street StationRead More Phil Edwards, assistant director transportation and connectivity at Birmingham City Council, said: “With so much going on in Birmingham during the festive period as well as a number of ongoing... Read more
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birminghammail
How Finland tackled rough sleeping and can it work in Birminghammakers have found that many in hostels struggle and simply end up back on the s
birminghammail / Posted 11 days ago
makers have found that many in hostels struggle and simply end up back on the streets as a result.It follows warnings from Birmingham City Council that it is having to move local homeless families OUT of the city. (Image: Julian Hamilton/Daily... Read more
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How many Brummies think the city is safe for cyclistswant to see facilities improved according to a new report. The Bike Life 2017
birminghammail / Posted 11 days ago
want to see facilities improved according to a new report. The Bike Life 2017 report, but cycling charity Sustrans and Birmingham City Council, also reveals that two thirds of people support segregated cycle lanes, such as those cycle... Read more
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Al.com
U.S. Steel seeking to partner with Birmingham on high-tech industrial parkto the city for the future relocation of the Southern Museum of Flight. The ag
Al.com / Posted 11 days ago
to the city for the future relocation of the Southern Museum of Flight. The agreement would have to be approved by the Birmingham City Council. The council's economic development and budget and finance committees reviewed the agreement Monday... Read more
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birminghammail
Who owns the West Midlands? The top 10 biggest property ownersforeign-owned companies, charities and trusts. In Birmingham and the surroundi
birminghammail / Posted 11 days ago
foreign-owned companies, charities and trusts. In Birmingham and the surrounding area, councils are big property owners - Birmingham City Council owns at least 10,408 sites, including offices and sites offering public services, while the Borough... Read more
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Why commuters travelling into city are advised to plan aheadand track renewal between Northampton and Rugby. Phil Edwards, assistant direc
birminghammail / Posted 11 days ago
and track renewal between Northampton and Rugby. Phil Edwards, assistant director transportation and connectivity at Birmingham City Council, said: “With so much going on in Birmingham during the festive period as well as a number of ongoing... Read more
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This is why armed police stormed the Bullring and Grand Centralservices respond to a mock attack in the Bullring in Birmingham. The force wor
birminghammail / Posted 11 days ago
services respond to a mock attack in the Bullring in Birmingham. The force worked with the fire and ambulance Service, Birmingham City Council, Network Rail, British Transport Police and other commercial partners. Armed police previously... Read more
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birminghammail
People power as community gets say in Sutton Coldfield land sell-offhave an input in what happens to it next. Boldmere Futures Partnership (BFP),
birminghammail / Posted 12 days ago
have an input in what happens to it next. Boldmere Futures Partnership (BFP), working with Boldmere Mums, have lobbied Birmingham City Council to ensure the community will help shape what happens next at the site.The Boldmere Adult Education... Read more
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Fire rips through Handsworth ‘tip’ home in suspected arson attackto have to look at that appalling mess every time you walk out of your front do
birminghammail / Posted 14 days ago
to have to look at that appalling mess every time you walk out of your front door.”Read More Following our article, Birmingham City Council cleaned up the mountain of rubbish after saying it “was causing a risk to public health”. The... Read more
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Birmingham tower blocks must have sprinkler systems says Tom WatsonMinisters: “There are 10,000 households in 213 tower blocks in Birmingham where
birminghammail / Posted 15 days ago
Ministers: “There are 10,000 households in 213 tower blocks in Birmingham where rightly anxious tenants want action. Birmingham City Council has pledged that it will retrofit sprinklers to all those blocks." Read More He asked Mr Javid: “May... Read more
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When you need to apply to get your child into primary schoolwindow for reception places at infant and primary schools has now opened for Se
birminghammail / Posted 15 days ago
window for reception places at infant and primary schools has now opened for September 2018. You simply need to visit the Birmingham City Council website and fill in the form to register your preferences. Families have until January 15, 2018 to... Read more
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The Birmingham Times
Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin Announces Plans For Inaugural Festivitiesceremony in Linn Park followed later by a “green-carpet” community reception at
The Birmingham Times / Posted 15 days ago
ceremony in Linn Park followed later by a “green-carpet” community reception at 5:30 p.m. held in conjunction with the Birmingham City Council. “The citizens I have met over the past year know I am not a red-carpet kind of guy,” Woodfin said.... Read more
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birminghammail
Want a refund over the bin strike? Here's what the council saidThousands of taxpayers have demanded a refund from Birmingham City Council afte
birminghammail / Posted 16 days ago
Thousands of taxpayers have demanded a refund from Birmingham City Council after this year's tumultuous bin strikes. Nearly 14,000 people put their name to an online petition demanding the council "refund residents a proportion of their council tax... Read more
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Al.com
Birmingham council gives Onyx Lounge 4 months to address complaintsThe Birmingham City Council voted on Tuesday to give Onyx Lounge four months to
Al.com / Posted 17 days ago
The Birmingham City Council voted on Tuesday to give Onyx Lounge four months to correct outstanding safety and noise concerns rather than revoking its business license. Owner Keith Davis must report back to the council every month on how he is... Read more
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Al.com
Former Birmingham medical building to be renovated for self-storageRoad in Birmingham's Crestwood South neighborhood will be redeveloped into a cl
Al.com / Posted 17 days ago
Road in Birmingham's Crestwood South neighborhood will be redeveloped into a climate-controlled self-storage facility. The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday voted to rezone the 4.70-acre site at 720 Montclair Road from B-6 Health and Institutional... Read more
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Victory! Travellers BANNED from blighted beauty spotwill arrange for a copy of the sealed Order to be posted at conspicuous places
birminghammail / Posted 17 days ago
will arrange for a copy of the sealed Order to be posted at conspicuous places on Barr Beacon.”Read More Back in July, Birmingham City Council served a High Court injunction on Perry Park in Perry Barr – a previously notorious stopping point... Read more
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City school DID illegally discriminate between boys and girls - courtfour and 16, believes that separation of thesexes from year five onwards is obl
birminghammail / Posted 17 days ago
four and 16, believes that separation of thesexes from year five onwards is obligatory. The school, which is maintained by Birmingham City Council, has complete segregation from nine to 16 for all lessons, breaks, school clubs and trips. At the... Read more
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Council anti-Semitism motion stifles criticism of Israel say protestersPro-Palestine campaigners say a new Birmingham City Council pledge to tackle an
birminghammail / Posted 17 days ago
Pro-Palestine campaigners say a new Birmingham City Council pledge to tackle anti-Semitism will stifle legitimate criticism of Israel. But the West Midlands Palestine Solidarity Campaign (WMPSC) want the council to cut parts of the IHRA definition... Read more
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Birmingham's hoteliers enjoy best-ever summerand fans of athletics said goodbye to Sir Mo Farah at the Müller Grand Prix in
birminghammail / Posted 18 days ago
and fans of athletics said goodbye to Sir Mo Farah at the Müller Grand Prix in August where he ended his track career. Birmingham City Council leader Coun Ian Ward said: "These record-breaking figures outline Birmingham's growing popularity as... Read more
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Al.com
Ex-con, 24, charged with murder for third time after Birmingham nightclub shootingsaid they have requested video of the shooting. McGlown is out of jail on $200,
Al.com / Posted 18 days ago
said they have requested video of the shooting. McGlown is out of jail on $200,000 bond. Following Morris' death, a Birmingham City Council committee voted to revoke the club's license. That recommendation is supposed to go to a vote on... Read more
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birminghammail
THIS is the secret to cutting the cost of homelessnessconstantly being asked to deliver greater levels of emergency accommodation," M
birminghammail / Posted 18 days ago
constantly being asked to deliver greater levels of emergency accommodation," Mr Doyle said.It follows warnings from Birmingham City Council that it is having to move local homeless families OUT of the city. (Image: Julian Hamilton/Daily... Read more
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Birmingham's homeless policy SLAMMED on Channel 5 showpeople NOT to help feed people who are sleeping rough in Birmingham has been sl
birminghammail / Posted 18 days ago
people NOT to help feed people who are sleeping rough in Birmingham has been slammed by the British public on national TV. Birmingham City Council has been criticized by callers and TV personalities after calling for residents of the city to... Read more
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Living wage: Thousands of Brummies to get a pay riseper hour more than the Government’s minimum wage of £7.50 per hour. Among thos
birminghammail / Posted 19 days ago
per hour more than the Government’s minimum wage of £7.50 per hour. Among those receiving the 30p per hour rise are 2,495 Birmingham City Council staff - including carers, cleaners and catering staff. Since being introduced in 2001 it is... Read more
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