Author: Safiya Nur

Mandatory charges will be applied on vehicles travelling in the city Credit: Birmingham City Council Birmingham City Council has confirmed that they will implement the controversial Clean Air Zone in June 2021, after it was postponed this year. The government have put these measurements in the city to tackle the rising pollution issues. In a report by Defra modelling, Birmingham air is up to 50% higher than it should be. The government hopes that this decision will help decrease pollution levels. https://youtu.be/LQMdXgJQShs Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, Councillor Waseem Zafar said: “Poor air quality remains a…

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Sifa Fireside is gearing up for a drive to raise £50,000 to continue supporting vulnerably housed and homeless in Birmingham. Tomorrow night is Sifa Fireside’s emergency appeal, Big Brummie Campout. Over 250 families have already signed up to sleep out overnight – in their gardens or living room – to raise the much-needed cash. https://twitter.com/Sifafireside/status/1257954510779092992?s=20 The coronavirus outbreak forced the charity to suspend its drop-in centre service – which regularly helped around 160 people on a daily basis. Volunteer manager Melissa Roche told Birmingham Eastside they had to adapt quickly: “We had to provide our clients Nokia phones, this way…

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A final year student has spoken about her concerns on completing studies from home. Rahma Duale has been studying Political Science in the University of Birmingham. She was given an extension to complete her dissertation due to the lockdown changes. The 21-year old student was weeks away from finishing her final year before the Coronavirus lockdown had begun. Rahma has returned home to Bristol to complete her studies. Credit: Rahma Duale. Rahma said: “I have found the change in my studying environment particularly difficult to adjust to which has made me feel very anxious as I feel like I am…

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