Council obtains injunctions at 3 local parks banning traveller encampments until...

The council has successfully gained two injunctions banning encampments from moving onto four city parks and recreation grounds until July 2019. A High Court judge...

Government supports Brums bid for the Commonwealth Games 2022

Birmingham is to be the UK’s official candidate city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced. The city’s bid plans have...

Refuse workers to take industrial action over ‘blacklisting payments’

Over 300 refuse collectors at Birmingham City Council have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in the blacklisting dispute over payments made to refuse workers...

Plans submitted for new Yardley Wood school

A planning application to build a new secondary and sixth form school in Yardley Wood has been submitted to Birmingham City Council. The long-awaited planning...

Work starts on Selly Park & Selly Oak flood scheme

A sod cutting ceremony marked the launch of a flood scheme which will protect over 150 homes and local businesses. Yesterday the Environment Agency and...

Community joins forces and says NO to Baverstock Academy closure

Hundreds of local residents protested outside Baverstock School yesterday evening to let government officials know closing the academy is not an option. "Save our school"...

Birmingham In Bloom: Get your gardening gloves on – it’s competition...

The search is on for the cream of the council tenant crop, with the launch of this year’s Birmingham in Bloom competition. And the annual...

Threat to school nurse jobs could hit vulnerable children, warns union

A significant number of school nurse jobs could be axed by the Birmingham School Health Advisory Service in the latest string of budget cuts...

Landmark signing provides boost to Birmingham Life Sciences

The University of Birmingham has completed the purchase of 9.9acres of land at the Battery site, Aston Webb Boulevard in Selly Oak, and plans to...

Council to fit sprinklers in tower blocks

Birmingham City Council’s residential tower blocks are to be fitted with sprinkler systems and other fire suppression measures following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in...

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