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Woman handed a community order after lying to get a council house.

A woman has been handed a community order for 12 months at Birmingham Magistrates Court after lying to try and get a council house. Mrs Noleen Odhiambo (aka Miss Noleen Onyilimba), aged...

Council activate Severe Weather Emergency Provision for rough sleepers

Birmingham City Council has activated it's Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP) protocol for rough sleepers as temperatures are expected to fall well below freezing tonight. The SWEP protocol is initiated in Birmingham...

15 year strategy to deliver ambitious homes and jobs plan has been approved.

The Birmingham Development Plan (BDP) setting out a 15-year strategy to deliver thousands of new homes and jobs can be formally adopted and approved by Birmingham City Council, the Government has confirmed. Housing...

Birmingham City Council children’s services continue to improve, says Ofsted.

An Ofsted report following a second monitoring visit of children's services this year has found Birmingham City Council 'is continuing to make progress’ and the quality of social work has improved. Ofsted...

Help make Christmas extra special for care leavers this year.

Organisers of a Christmas Day dinner for care leavers in Birmingham have launched an appeal for donations, presents, volunteers and transport to help make the magic happen. The first ever Birmingham Christmas...

City unites for Day of Action on cleaner greener streets.

A city-wide day of action has been staged today (09/11) to demonstrate how improved local leadership, the city’s emerging local service delivery models, the waste strategy and partnership working can help...

Man sentenced to 16 months imprisonment after lying to get a council house.

Mbarak Abdallah, aged 37, from Moseley, has today (05/01) been sentenced to 16 months imprisonment after lying to get a council house. Abdallah pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Thursday 8th December...
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Plan to double council tax on properties empty for two years or more

Following a change in the law last November, Birmingham City Council intends to increase the premium on long term empty properties from 150% to double the regular council tax. Over 12,000 people...

Stallholders from Frankfurt Christmas Market donate produce and money to Birmingham charities.

Stallholders from the Frankfurt Christmas Market have made their annual donation of left over foods to local charities. The market closed last Thursday (29/12), and traders donated produce – such as ham,...

Average speed camera plan for Middleway corridor

Plans are being drawn up to install average speed enforcement cameras along a stretch of road in Birmingham where six people lost their lives last year. Birmingham City Council will install the...


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