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Government lifts two stop and search conditions for West Midlands Police in a bid...

The Government has announced it is granting West Midlands Police enhanced stop and search powers as part of continued action to tackle knife crime. The announcement was made yesterday by Home Secretary Sajid Javid who...

Government to give police more stop and search powers to tackle acid attacks

Home Secretary Sajid Javid will give police new powers to stop and search anyone suspected of carrying a corrosive substance in public. The move will enable police officers to effectively enforce a new offence of...

Government sets out plans to overhaul refuse and recycling system which includes free garden...

The Government has launched consultations on overhauling the waste system to cut plastic pollution, and move towards a more circular economy. Under the new proposals, the government will introduce improved recycling collections including food waste recycling, deposit return...
High Court Injunction sign at Hazelwell Park, Stirchley preventing travellers from using the land

Government announces plans to give police new powers to crackdown on illegal traveller sites

Sajid Javid has today (06/02) set out draft measures aimed at making it easier for officers to intervene and remove travellers from land they should not be on. The Home Secretary will also consider making it...
Cadbury Chocolate Bars

Have your say: Restricting promotions of food linked to childhood obesity

The Government has launched a 12-week consultation on proposals to restrict retailers using promotions thought to cause excessive consumption of high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) food and drink by children. The consultation asks members...

New railcard extending child fares for 16 and 17 year olds announced

A brand new rail card that extends half-price child rail fares to 16 and 17 year olds has been announced today (2/1) by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. The new 16 and 17 Railcard will be...

Gov proposals will mean the council will have to consult residents before cutting down...

Trees on Birmingham streets could soon have greater protection after the Government announced proposals to protecting and enhance England’s trees and woodlands. The proposals mean Birmingham City Council would have to consult local residents before...
High Rise Flats in Druids Heath, Birmingham

Government bans combustible materials on high-rise homes

The government is banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes and giving support to local authorities to carry out emergency work to remove and replace unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding. Regulations have been laid...
Fly-tipped rubbish in Brandwood, Birmingham

Householders could be fined up to £400 for using rogue ‘man-with-a-van’ waste carriers who...

Householders could be fined for using rouge waste carriers who fly-tip thanks to new legislation passed in parliament on Monday (26/11). Householders have a legal ‘duty of care’ to ensure they only give their waste to...

Tenants in cold homes to benefit from cheaper energy bills thanks to new regulations

Tenants living in some of the coldest homes in England and Wales are set to benefit from amended regulations requiring landlords to install energy efficiency measures, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry announced...

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