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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

£1m funding announced for communities to create their own pocket parks

Green-fingered communities across England can bid for a share of £1 million fund from today (5/12) to help develop their own ‘pocket parks’. Pocket parks are small plots of land, often about...

Tens of thousands of people in Birmingham already on troubled Universal Credit system

Tens of thousands of people in Birmingham have already been moved to a Universal Credit system amid concerns over whether they will have less money, new figures show. The Labour party claimed...

Thousands of Birmingham teenagers face compulsory resits after failing English and maths GCSEs

More than 40% of 16-year-olds in Birmingham failed to pass their English and maths GCSEs this year, according to the Department for Education. Figures for the 2017-18 academic year show that 41%...

More people are being killed or seriously injured in road accidents in Birmingham, figures...

Department for Transport data shows 30 people were killed and 411 people seriously injured on Birmingham's roads in 2017. One child was killed in an accident, and 63 were taken to hospital. The...

More than 2,000 food hygiene warnings handed out by inspectors in Birmingham, figures show

More than 2,000 written warnings were handed out to businesses in Birmingham for food hygiene issues over the last year, due to problems such as cleanliness and separation of foods. Data from...

Suicide rate drops significantly in Birmingham, reflecting lower rates across the country

The suicide rate in Birmingham has dropped significantly over the last three years, new figures show, reflecting lower rates across the country. Mental health charity Samaritans said that the reduction in registered...

One in 10 people in Birmingham cycle at least once a week, Department for...

The Department for Transport has just released the results of an annual survey, which reveals how often people cycle in England. In Birmingham there were 3,796 respondents, who answered questions about their...

The West Midlands to become the UK’s first large-scale 5G testbed

Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton to become 5G hubs after winning national competition.  The West Midlands has been selected to become the innovative home to the UK’s first multi-city 5G test bed. The...

Public asked for views on banning the sale of energy drinks to children and...

The government is seeking views from the public on ending the sale of energy drinks to children and young people in England. The consultation proposes that a ban would apply to drinks...

More than one in ten house fires in West Midlands started deliberately

More than one in ten house fires in West Midlands last year were started deliberately, figures from the Home Office show. The numbers reveal the scale of the problem faced by the...

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