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Get online with free Wi-Fi at Bull Ring Markets

By on 12/08/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News, Video News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Bull Ring Markets are nearly 850 years old but they are the latest hotspots where people can get free Wi-Fi, which has been installed as part of a city-wide scheme. Birmingham City Council’s project has created free, public Wi-Fi hotspots at 200 public buildings across the city – enabling the public to get online, […]

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Be hepatitis aware and ‘get tested’

By on 12/08/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands has joined forces with the local NHS, Birmingham City Council and the Hepatitis C Trust to raise awareness of hepatitis and promote the message for people to ‘get tested’. It is estimated that over 5,000 people in Birmingham are living with hepatitis C, however half are undiagnosed. […]

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Public health cuts: Don’t hit the city’s vulnerable

By on 11/08/2015 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s health boss has warned Government cuts to public health funding will ‘hit the poorest hardest’ unless the city’s inequalities are taken into account.

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Media Watch – August 11

By on 11/08/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Ex-minister Morris takes charge of education improvement (Birmingham Mail) Respected former education secretary Estelle Morris has revealed Birmingham schools face “exciting times” as she prepares to take the helm of a body set-up to improve standards in the city’s classrooms. Peer claims £15k for speaking three times in House of […]

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Today’s Birmingham City Council meetings – August 11

By on 11/08/2015 in Meetings/Minutes, News with 0 Comments

Click on the link below for details of today’s Birmingham City Council meetings. https://birmingham.cmis.uk.com/birmingham/Meetings.aspx

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Media Watch – August 7

By on 07/08/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Fire breaks out at Birmingham’s Wholesale Market (BBC, Birmingham Mail, Guardian, Independent) A fire that sent plumes of smoke into the sky that could be seen across the city centre has badly damaged Birmingham Wholesale Market. Birmingham’s schools could run out of places by 2018, Department of Education figures reveal […]

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Health boost as Birmingham teens snub smoking

By on 06/08/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham 15-year-olds are far less likely to be smokers than their counterparts elsewhere in the country, according to major new report.

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Media Watch – August 4

By on 04/08/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories 6,000 homes threaten town (Daily Mail) Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield is just one area where the Green Belt is under attack, with Birmingham City Council set to build up to 6,000 new homes there despite local opposition. The CPRE is urging the Government to call for a rethink. City […]

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Media Watch – August 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Hunt on to fill five top Birmingham City Council roles (Birmingham Mail, Sunday Mercury) A recruitment campaign has been launched to fill five senior posts at Birmingham City Council. Birmingham Labour councillors defy Sir Albert as they fight to hang on (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s Labour councillors are seeking legal advice […]

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Media Watch – July 27

By on 27/07/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham Library’s weekday opening hours extended (BBC, Radio WM, Birmingham Mail) The opening hours of Birmingham’s £189m library are to be extended from next year, the city council has confirmed. Birmingham could stage a full 26-mile marathon (Birmingham Mail) The first marathon in Birmingham for a quarter of a century […]

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