Media Watch

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

Media Watch – October 16

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Top Birmingham City Council stories City has to use Cornish workers to roll out new wheelie bins (Birmingham Mail, p6 lead):  Report about 30 workers being brought up from Cornwall to help with the delivery of new wheelie bins, as only a “very small number” of firms offer this service and no local companies bid […]

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Media Watch – October 15

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Blair backs ousted Bore (Birmingham Post, lead story, first 3 pages followed by a double-page spread interview with Sir Albert Bore) Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has leapt to the defence of outgoing Birmingham Labour council leader Sir Albert Bore saying he had turned Birmingham into a ‘world-class city’. Quotes […]

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Media Watch – October 14

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Widespread coverage of Sir Albert Bore’s announcement that he is standing down as Leader of Birmingham City Council in December. Including: Bore to stand down as Birmingham City Council leader (BBC) Sir Albert Bore is to stand down as leader of Birmingham City Council. Sir Albert said in a statement: […]

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Media Watch – October 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Labour revolt as Bore faces battle for power (Birmingham Mail, page 8 lead) Further coverage of recent resignations within the Birmingham Labour group. Further speculation also on BBC WM Teachers’ extremist fears over boy, 10, after he complains about lack of prayer room (Telegraph, Mirror and Daily Mail, all online) […]

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Media Watch – October 12

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Former Lord Mayor is appointed to city cabinet (Sunday Mercury pge 24) A former Lord Mayor of Birmingham (Cllr Shafique Shah) has been appointed to the city council’s Labour cabinet taking over responsibility for community safety and social inclusion. Neighbours have their say on new planning policies (Birmingham Mail pge […]

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Media Watch – October 9

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories City council boss Rogers’ plea for level playing field (Birmingham Post) Birmingham City Council’s chief executive has called on central government to stop treating local authority officials “like children”. Instead, Mark Rogers wants to see a “level playing field” between local government and Whitehall. Rates revolution (Municipal Journal pge 1) […]

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Media Watch – October 8

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Sir Albert Bore: I’m not going anywhere (Birmingham Post page 1 and page 5 lead) Council Leader Sir Albert Bore defends his record and highlights progress made in the city following the resignation of Cllr James McKay from his Cabinet. Similar article is page 5 lead in the Birmingham Mail […]

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Media Watch – October 7

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Top Birmingham City Council stories The towpath muggers (BBC WM, Birmingham Mail, p1 & p 4 lead):  Report on spate of attacks on cyclists using the canal towpaths near the Ackers Basin. Refers to the £60m Birmingham Cycle Revolution project to improve canal towpaths.  Cllr Lisa Trickett quoted. Councillor quits cabinet in Bore leadership row […]

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Media Watch – October 6

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Top Birmingham City Council stories: Pensioner fury over school’s expansion plan (Birmingham Mail – p10 lead) Pensioners living in a retirement complex in Edgbaston have raised concerns that plans to extend Harborne Primary School to ease massive demand for places will lead to an increase in traffic and noise. Quotes Cllr John Alden voicing his […]

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Media Watch – October 5

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Michelin stars are icing on the cake for the Yummy Brummies (Observer pge 12 feature) Time was when Birmingham’s most celebrated association with food was Spaghetti Junction. It was not a place for gourmets. Indeed, many of its residents could hardly afford to eat out. “In the late 1970s Birmingham […]

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