Media Watch

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

Media Watch – July 29

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Assessment failure over 300 children at risk of sex exploitation (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has failed to properly assess more than 300 youngsters identified as being at risk of sexual exploitation. The council explained that they wanted to look beyond the basic figures and therefore extra figures were included […]

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Media Watch – July 28

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Regeneration in Birmingham (BBC Breakfast) National television feature on the benefits that regeneration projects can bring to cities like Birmingham. Piece filmed on location at the Grand Central site in the city centre. Tornado: Ten years on (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM) A look back at the Birmingham tornado, that hit […]

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Media Watch – July 27

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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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Media Watch – July 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Football facilities for Benson Community Project (BBC WM) Organisers from the project have called for support to help them find a suitable pitch for their team after they had to relocate outside of Birmingham. Reference made to the council being a possible source of assistance – if overgrown land in […]

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Media Watch – July 23

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Google to launch tech base at library (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail) Tech giant Google is opening a new business operation at the Library of Birmingham amid plans to reshape the future of the £189 million building. Cllr Penny Holbrook quoted extensively. Housing crisis deepens with shortfall larger than predicted (Birmingham […]

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Media Watch – July 22

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Top Birmingham City Council £1.5m mission to get Brum running (Birmingham Mail):  Coverage of the launch of RUN Birmingham – a joint initiative between the council, Sport England, England Athletics and the Great Run company – at Aston Hall. Mission aims to get people who don’t exercise to start running. Deputy Leader Cllr Ward quoted. […]

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Media Watch – July 21

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham to lose 20 councillors under vision for new-look council (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post, BBC WM) The numbers of city councillors in Birmingham will be cut by 20 following a review of council boundaries and elections. BCC response More damning findings on Birmingham City Council (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) Birmingham […]

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Media Watch – July 20  

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Half of Brum kids living in the country’s poorest areas (Birmingham Mail and BBC WM): Research by Birmingham Child Poverty Commission reveals nearly 137,000 under 18s live in some of the most deprived parts of the city – including Sparkbrook and Nechells. Birmingham city councillor,  Jess Phillips MP quoted. Man […]

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Media Watch – July 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories 720 children at risk of exploitation (BBC, Heart) Up to 720 children are at risk of being sexually exploited in places such as children’s homes, hotels and parks, new figures for the West Midlands show. The figure was revealed in two reports compiled by councils, the NHS and the police. […]

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Media Watch – July 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Free check can help curb rise in amputations (Big Centre TV) Health chiefs have urged Birmingham residents to book a FREE NHS Health Check is a bid to curb an alarming rise in diabetes-related amputations. Birmingham City Council’s Lead Public Health Nurse, Elaine George, interviewed Trading Standards warns people about […]

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