Media Watch

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

Media Watch – May 22

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: More mindless destruction by ‘mad axeman’ (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s ‘mad axeman’ has struck again causing a trail of destruction by mindlessly chopping down trees. Article links the latest vandalism at the River Cole to earlier vandalism at Cannon Hill Park and Farm Park. V puzzling city mystery solved (Birmingham Mail) […]

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Media Watch – May 21

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Solihull leader backs plans for a combined authority (Birmingham Mail and Birmingham Post): Solihull Borough Council leader Bob Sleigh indicates the council would sign up to a combined authority. His pledge comes a day after Coventry City Council backed plans for a new body. Also The Post’s coverage also includes […]

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Media Watch – May 20

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: No celebrations from the balcony if Villa win cup (Birmingham Mail) If Villa wins the FA cup the Council House balcony will not be used as part of any celebrations as it is no longer safe He’s Prince Shah-ming in Kuwait (Birmingham Mail) Article on out-going Lord Mayor Cllr Shafique […]

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Media Watch – May 19

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: New Lord Mayor of Birmingham (BBC WM) Interview with Birmingham’s next Lord Mayor, Cllr Ray Hassall, ahead of today’s mayor-making ceremony. Chelsea entry blooming in praise of Brum’s cathedral (Birmingham Mail) Piece on Birmingham’s entry in this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, which celebrates Birmingham Cathedral’s 300th anniversary. Quotes Cllr Ian […]

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Media Watch – May 18

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: The greatest show in earth (Sunday Times) Feature on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show which references Birmingham City Council’s entry which celebrates 300 years of the city’s cathedral with a floral tower Cockroaches found inside café kitchen (Birmingham Mail, Saturday) An internet café in Sparkhill was prosecuted by the city […]

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Media Watch – May 15

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Digbeth snooker club saw predators hiring out rooms to abuse underage girls, police report claims (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham snooker club has been accused of operating as an underage sex den with customers “hiring out rooms” to groom and abuse girls. Police have also linked four missing children reports to […]

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Media Watch – May 14

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: ‘We’ll create powerhouse like no other’ (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail) Work to create a West Midlands-wide authority stronger than any other in the country has begun. Quotes Sir Albert Bore saying he was expecting progress on a vital combined authority within weeks. Concerns over changes to leisure centres (BBC WM) […]

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Media Watch – May 13

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Top Birmingham City Council stories School academy bid sparks teacher strike (extensive local coverage): Report on the strike at Small Heath School today, where members of three teachers’ unions – NUT, NASUWT and ATL – are staging a protest against plans to turn the school into an academy.  A council spokesperson said neither the school […]

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Media Watch – May 12

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Street silenced as rush hour hit by roadworks (Birmingham Mail) Part of Broad Street was ‘eerily’ quiet yesterday, because it was shut due to the next stage of Paradise roadworks. Quotes traffic manager Kevin Hicks Drivers delayed as roadworks start (BBC online) Drivers were stuck in traffic as the next […]

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Media Watch – May 11

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Extensive coverage of local election results (Birmingham Mail, Saturday) Includes quotes from Sir Albert Bore saying he would wait with interest to see if Birmingham City Council would get a fairer funding deal once David Cameron unveils his new cabinet, plus an interview with Cllr Alex Yip, Birmingham’s first Chinese […]

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