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Name the babies at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

By on 28/08/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

The Golden Lion Tamarin twins need names – can you help? Born on 27 February to proud mum and dad Cleo and Pablo, the six month old twins urgently need naming. If you’d like to suggest a name – which will go to a public vote – then leave it at reception when you visit […]

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Media Watch – August 28

By on 28/08/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Super council will not be as radical as Manchester’s (Birmingham Mail, Express and Star) The man spearheading talks over the region’s new ‘super council’ says the political shake-up is unlikely to be as deep as that of Greater Manchester. City chiefs to face public grilling over performance (Birmingham Mail) The […]

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Historic Bull Ring Markets are here to stay

By on 27/08/2015 in Blog, Deputy Leader, Video News with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director Place, looks at what makes Bull Ring Markets – the oldest in the country – a ‘hidden’ gem in the city’s retail scene. The countdown to Super September – a month of events, including the opening of Grand Central shopping centre and a new John Lewis store, expected to draw […]

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Media Watch – August 27

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Top Birmingham City Council stories: ‘Summer is no time for green belt consultation’ (Birmingham Post) MP Andrew Mitchell has criticised Birmingham City Council for holding the second round of consultation into plans for 6,000 homes on the Sutton Coldfield green belt during the summer. Quotes Cllr Ewan Mackey, plus council spokesperson saying that the consultation […]

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Independent Improvement Panel holds second public meeting

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel, which is monitoring the progress being made by Birmingham City Council in implementing its improvement programme, will be holding its second public meeting on Friday 11th September. The Panel has asked the City Council to publish the next stage of its improvement plans for 2016/17 as well as a further […]

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Media Watch – August 26

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Friends and family in final farewell to tragic sisters Lily and Shelley (Birmingham Mail, ITV Central, BBC online) A grieving community gathered to say farewell to two little girls who died after being struck by a car. Cllr Waseem Zaffar quoted in Mail and BBC Brum’s biggest nightclubs shut after […]

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‘World Cup Cricket’ at Stockland Green

By on 25/08/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Residents and visitors to Stockland Green are invited to take part in the annual Stockland Green World Cup Cricket Day this Bank Holiday Monday at Highcroft Community Centre. Erdington district chair, Cllr Josh Jones said: “This event is one of many organised by the Stockland Green Ward Advisory Board, a group of committed local people […]

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Media Watch – August 25

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Club closed for good after shootings and a stabbing (Birmingham Mail) A city centre nightclub (the Electric in Hurst Street, formerly the Oceana) has been closed permanently after two men were shot in the legs and a third stabbed during disorder on the dance floor.  Quotes Cllr Barbara Dring. Go-ahead […]

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Business grant scheme hailed a success

By on 24/08/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A grant scheme that helps businesses across the West Midlands invest in innovative new products has been hailed a success by an independent evaluation. Successfully managed by Birmingham City Council, the Business Innovation Programme (BIP) is an £8.7m programme of business support, part funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It is expected to […]

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Media Watch – August 24

By on 24/08/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Town halls blow £1.2m checking Twitter (Mail on Sunday, Daily Star) Articles looking at total amount spent over last five years by local authorities on media evaluation. Reference to Birmingham City Council, though the article does not mention that the council’s spend has reduced by 84 per cent. Full response […]

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