Media Watch

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

Media Watch – April 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Year on from the scandal, Oldknow claws its way back (Birmingham Mail) Article on Oldknow Academy and headteacher Bhupinder Kondal – part of series of features on Trojan Horse schools. Empty homes under hammer (Birmingham Mail, Sutton Coldfield Observer, B14News, B14KingsHeath.net and other websites) Two houses which were left to […]

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Media Watch – 23 April 2015

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Library protests as users vent fury at opening hours (Birmingham Post and BBC WM): Coverage of the first week of the Library of Birmingham’s new opening hours. City bids for ‘European Capital of Running’ (Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail): Report that the council is bidding to become European Capital of […]

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Media Watch – April 22

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories – Hundreds queue up as library hours are slashed (Birmingham Mail)

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Media Watch – April 21

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham City Council children’s services gets more social workers (BBC) Extra social workers and new IT systems are to be introduced in a bid to improve children’s social care in Birmingham. Tributes to former Lord Mayor Michael Wilkes (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) Birmingham’s council cabinet held a minute silence in […]

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Media Watch – April 20

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Bus lane fighter Ben launches petition to get cash for drivers (Birmingham Mail)

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Media Watch – April 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Families have ‘low chance’ of winning appeal (Birmingham Mail) Education chiefs in Birmingham have warned parents planning to launch an appeal if their child missed out on the primary school of their dreams that their chance of winning is ‘very low’. Paradise Road Works (BBCWM) Kevin Hicks discussing upcoming road […]

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Media Watch – 15 April 2015

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Lawyers alert on school places appeals (Birmingham Mail): Birmingham law firm Match says it is taking on extra staff to cope with extra demand after a high number of calls from parents preparing for disappointment, and looking to appeal, when reception and primary school place offers are announced tomorrow.  Story refers […]

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Media Watch – April 14

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Continued widespread coverage of local election campaign. Free ParkLives activities in parks across Birmingham (BBC WM) Feature looking at a busy summer schedule of Birmingham City Council’s ParkLives and Active Parks initiatives. Still time to enter the Great Birmingham 10k (Birmingham Mail) Runners still have time to enter Birmingham’s first […]

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Media Watch – April 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Continued extensive coverage of the local election campaign. 80 free fitness activities every week in Birmingham this spring (Birmingham Mail) Whether it’s squeezing a Tai Chi session into your lunch hour in Ladywood or going from couch to 5K at West Heath Park, there’s chance to everyone to try something […]

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Media Watch – April 10

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Tragic dad calls for inquiry into 2011 city riots deaths (Birmingham Mail) A petition calling for a public inquiry into the deaths of three young men in the 2011 summer riots has been launched Region set for historic shift of power worth billions (Birmingham Mail) The West Midlands is set […]

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