Category Birmingham Eastside

Theft and robbery on the rise in Central Birmingham

Increase in crimes of theft and robbery in Birmingham city centre between January and November 2017.

Waste in Birmingham: new opportunities for reducing and recycling

How is Birmingham dealing with its waste?

[INFOGRAPHIC] They told you so: 2 experts who warned us about PFIs

The National Audit Office’s report shows the true cost of Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs)

Almost 1 out of 5 university students in Birmingham are international

students from abroad represented 18% of the students in Birmingham on 2016-17, according to new data from HESA. From the 80,340 students enrolled in the five Birmingham high education centres, 15,005 were international.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5p bag charge to be rolled out in all shops across England to combat ‘throwaway culture’

The 5p charge for plastic bags is set to be extended to all shops across England, not just major retailers,

Domestic violence cases soar as funding is cut in Birmingham

In October 2017 we reported on figures showing domestic violence “high-risk” cases in Birmingham had nearly doubled in the last 4 years, but the spending on domestic violence services by Birmingham City Council (BCC) hadn’t seen the same increase .

Birmingham MP calls for answers over hundreds of Brits caught up in immigration checks

In October 2017 we reported on figures showing British people being stopped by immigration officers over the past five years. In Birmingham, Britons were one out of every four questioned.