Media Watch

Today’s Birmingham City Council news from a variety of sources.

Media Watch – June 29

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Partnership to mark Bard’s anniversary (Birmingham Mail) The British Library is teaming up with the Library of Birmingham on a new cultural partnership which will include a special project to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. ‘Trojan Horse': Government criticises education select committee (BBC) The government […]

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Media Watch – June 26

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Call for ‘Greater Birmingham’ council name (Birmingham Mail) A petition calling for the fledgling West Midlands super council to be named ‘Greater Birmingham’ to help it compete with Manchester and Liverpool has been launched. ‘A bold addition to city’s skyline’ (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham planners have hailed designs for a new […]

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Media Watch – June 25

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: ‘Staff died’ waiting for council equal pay claim (Birmingham Post) The city council has been accused of taking so long to pay out over a landmark equal pay ruling that some claimants have died waiting. The city council said this was part of an ongoing legal process so could not […]

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Media Watch – June 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Slow moo-ving traffic (Birmingham Mail) Traffic was affected when a herd of cows escaped from Sutton Park early yesterday morning.

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Media Watch – June 23

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories British Library joins Library of Birmingham for cultural partnership (Birmingham Post, Midlands Today) The British Library is teaming up with the Library of Birmingham on a new cultural partnership which will include a special project to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Quotes Cllr Penny Holbrook […]

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Media Watch – June 22

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Amplified sound ban consultation (BBC WM) BCC’s Jacqui Kennedy explaining the consultation has been triggered by complaints from traders, shoppers and other business owners in the city centre. Handsworth Grove Lane crash sees new calls for traffic safety action on the busy city road (Birmingham Mail) Angry residents have called […]

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Media Watch – June 19

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Forty bikes given out in huge drive to get city cycling (Birmingham Mail) The first batch of new Big Birmingham Bikes have been handed out to eager commuters as part of a £24 million scheme to get the city cycling. Quotes Cllr Lisa Trickett. Free keep fit to celebrate the […]

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Media Watch – June 18

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Winning Centenary Square design revealed (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, ITV News, Insider News) Extensive coverage of the announcement of the winner of a competition to redesign Centenary Square. Quotes Sir Albert. Free ride for lucky commuters as city gives away 5,000 bikes (Birmingham Post) The first batch of new Big […]

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Media Watch – June 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: ‘Trojan Horse': Council plans changes to rules on school governors (BBC) New rules on the appointment of some school governors in Birmingham are being proposed by the council in the wake of the “Trojan Horse” inquiries. No local authority-appointed governor will be able to serve on more than two governing […]

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Media Watch – June 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: City parking fears as new hospital gets extension OK (Birmingham Mail) City council planning committee members have warned of further parking problems in Edgbaston after giving the green light to an extension of Birmingham Dental Hospital, which is currently under construction on the former BBC Pebble Mill site. Quotes committee […]

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